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Watchdog: DOJ bungled 'zero tolerance' immigration policy

Watchdog: DOJ bungled 'zero tolerance' immigration policy

WASHINGTON — Justice Department leaders under President Donald Trump knew their 2018 “zero tolerance” border policy would result in family separations but pressed on with prosecutions even as other agencies became overwhelmed with migrants, a governm
Trump's Mar-a-Lago warned over coronavirus mask violations

Trump's Mar-a-Lago warned over coronavirus mask violations

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago club's failure to enforce a local mask ordinance at its New Year's Eve bash has resulted in a warning but no fine or other punishment.
NY attorney general sues NYPD over Floyd protest response

NY attorney general sues NYPD over Floyd protest response

New York’s attorney general sued the New York Police Department on Thursday, calling the rough treatment of protesters against racial injustice last spring part of a longstanding pattern of abuse that stemmed from inadequate training, supervision and
'The world is watching': Ugandans vote in tense election

'The world is watching': Ugandans vote in tense election

KAMPALA, Uganda — Ugandans voted Thursday in a presidential election tainted by widespread violence that some fear could escalate if security forces try to stop supporters of leading opposition challenger Bobi Wine from monitoring the process.
Hot again: 2020 sets yet another global temperature record

Hot again: 2020 sets yet another global temperature record

Earth’s rising fever hit or neared record hot temperature levels in 2020, global weather groups reported Thursday.
US unemployment claims jump to 965,000 as virus takes toll

US unemployment claims jump to 965,000 as virus takes toll

WASHINGTON — The number of people seeking unemployment aid soared last week to 965,000, the most since late August and a sign that the resurgent virus has likely escalated layoffs.
AP PHOTOS: Venezuelan street artist seeks to inspire

AP PHOTOS: Venezuelan street artist seeks to inspire

CARACAS, Venezuela — The glowing face of one of Venezuela’s greatest athletes seems to invigorate a corner of the country’s decaying capital, a splash of colour and inspiration for increasingly grim times.
Tintin comic book art breaks auction record at $3.1 million

Tintin comic book art breaks auction record at $3.1 million

PARIS — A Tintin drawing by the Belgian artist Herge sold Thursday in Paris for 2.6 million euros ($3.1 million), breaking the record for the most expensive comic book art in history.

'Cover up of coverup' still led to downsized Russian ban

The highest court in sports blasted Russia for engaging in “a cover up of the coverup ” in another desperate attempt to deny culpability for a state-sponsored doping scheme, while also justifying its decision to reduce the country's punishments at th
Enduring 2nd impeachment, Trump stands largely silent, alone

Enduring 2nd impeachment, Trump stands largely silent, alone

WASHINGTON — His place in the history books rewritten, President Donald Trump endured his second impeachment largely alone and silent. For more than four years, Trump has dominated the national discourse like no one before him.
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