October 16, 2021 12:18 am

  • Ronnie Floyd quits Southern Baptist Executive Committee role, citing ‘deep disillusionment’
    The Rev. Ronnie W. Floyd, president and CEO of the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee, announced his resignation late Thursday amid rising controversy over a sexual abuse investigation. “Due to my personal integrity and the leadership responsibility entrusted to me, I will not and cannot any longer fulfill the duties placed upon me as the…
  • Bill Clinton hospitalized, spokesman says
    Former President Bill Clinton has been hospitalized, his spokesman posted Thursday evening on Twitter. Angel Ureña wrote that Mr. Clinton was “admitted to [the University of California, Irvine] Medical Center to receive treatment for a non-COVID-related infection.” Mr. Clinton was hospitalized on Tuesday. Mr. Ureña did not elaborate on what was Mr. Clinton’s exact infection.…
  • Nikolas Cruz set to plead guilty in Parkland shooting: Report
    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — A last-minute court hearing is set Friday in Florida for Nikolas Cruz, the man police said has confessed to the 2018 massacre of 17 people at a suburban high school. The hearing in Broward County Circuit Court was scheduled abruptly Thursday and does not describe the purpose. But WSVN-TV reported without…
  • Andrew McCabe wins back full pension after Trump firing
    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…
  • Custody hearing for Norway bow-and-arrow suspect
    KONGSBERG, Norway (AP) — The suspect in a bow-and-arrow attack that killed five people and wounded three in a quiet Norwegian town this week is facing a custody hearing Friday. He won’t appear in court because he has confessed to the killings and has agreed to being held in custody. Espen Andersen Braathen, a 37-year-old…
  • US plans to reinstate ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy next month
    SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Biden administration said it plans to reinstate a Trump-era border policy next month to make asylum-seekers wait in Mexico for hearings in U.S. immigration court, complying with a judge’s order.It hinges on approval of the Mexican government, which has raised concerns that U.S. officials are working to address, the Justice…
  • The Latest: Sri Lanka begins vaccinating 18-19 age group
    LONDON — British health officials say 43,000 people in southwest England may have been wrongly told they don’t have the coronavirus because of problems at a private laboratory.The U.K. Health Security Agency says a lab in Wolverhampton, central England has been suspended from processing the swabs after reports of false negatives. The faulty results are…
  • #MeToo poll: Many in US more willing to call out misconduct
    Americans have watched a public reckoning unfold since 2017 as the #MeToo movement exposed the enduring prevalence of sexual assault and harassment in people’s lives. A string of powerful men were taken down in its wake.But has the movement changed their own lives in meaningful, measurable ways?A new poll suggests that it has. Roughly half…
  • Eric Coomer, Dominion worker, lawsuit is groundless, Trump campaign, others say
    DENVER — Attorneys for President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign, its onetime attorney Rudy Giuliani and conservative media figures asked a judge Wednesday to dismiss a defamation lawsuit by a former employee of Dominion Voting Systems who argues he lost his job after being named in false charges as trying to rig the 2020 election. Eric…
  • Not one dollar: One-third of voters unwilling to spend anything to counter climate change
    Most Americans are concerned about climate change, but that doesn’t mean they want to get stuck with the tab. A poll released Wednesday by the free-market Competitive Enterprise Institute found that 35% of registered voters surveyed were unwilling to spend any of their own money to “reduce the impact of climate change,” while 17% said…