ASEAN downgrades Myanmar presence in summit in major rebuke

KUALA LUMPUR – Southeast Asian foreign ministers have agreed to downgrade Myanmar’s participation in an upcoming summit in their sharpest rebuke yet of its leaders following a Feb. 1 military takeover. Myanmar objected to the decision by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations to invite a non-political representative instead of Myanmar’s military leader, Senior Gen. … Read more

‘He was Southend’: Tributes paid to slain British lawmaker

LONDON – Leaders from across the political spectrum came together Saturday to pay their respects to a long-serving British lawmaker who was stabbed to death in what police say was a terrorist-related attack. His death has reopened questions about the security of lawmakers as they go about their work. The slaying Friday of the 69-year-old … Read more

Jill Biden travels to Virginia, New Jersey to help Democrats

WASHINGTON – First lady Jill Biden campaigned Friday for Democrats in governors’ races in Virginia and New Jersey, saying “this election will set a course for a year from now” during her first political trip of her husband’s presidency. Biden spoke at an early voting rally at Middlesex College in Edison, New Jersey, where Democratic … Read more

Most Terrifying Ways The Government Is Spying On You

There he is, sitting in the corner of your house as your family eats dinner, watching you on the treadmill at the gym, following you into the bathroom stall at work, all the while mumbling and taking notes on a weathered yellow legal pad. While it’s hard to remember a time before Marty, as if … Read more

Philly police soon will no longer pull drivers over for minor infractions

Philadelphia police officers will no longer be able to pull drivers over for minor traffic violations, like driving without an inspection sticker or having a broken tail light, under an historic bill passed Thursday by City Council.  The legislation is one of two Driving Equality bills that now await Mayor Jim Kenney’s signature. A companion bill … Read more

US to restore full pension of FBI official fired under Trump

WASHINGTON – Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe has won back his full pension as part of a settlement of his lawsuit arising from his firing during the Trump administration more than three years ago, his lawyers announced Thursday. McCabe, a frequent target of then-President Donald Trump’s ire, was fired in March 2018 by then-Attorney … Read more

Norway unveils new centre-left goverment amid suspected terror attack

Norwegian prime minister, Jonas Gahr Støre, has presented the country”s new centre-left minority government. The leader of the Labour party stood outside the country’s royal palace on Thursday alongside the ten women and nine men in his new cabinet. The government now features two politicians who survived the 2011 Utøya massacre as teenage labour activists. … Read more

Trial starts in 1984 killing of girl shown on milk carton

DENVER – A former longshot Idaho gubernatorial candidate on trial in the 1984 killing of a 12-year-old Colorado girl wasn’t even remotely considered a suspect to law enforcement until his obsession with the crime and incessant visits to talk with police about it provided clues that turned him into the suspect, prosecutors said Wednesday at … Read more

Trump Testing 2024 Waters By Inciting Iowans To Burn State Capitol To Ground

WASHINGTON—Calling the smoldering ruins in downtown Des Moines a potential preview of 2024, pundits theorized Thursday that Donald Trump could be testing the waters for another presidential run by inciting Iowans to burn the state capitol to the ground. “While he has yet to formally announce his intention to run, the fact that Trump took … Read more