September 3, 2015

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‘Black Lives Matter’ movement facing growing pains

WASHINGTON — Hundreds of Black Lives Matter activists, black and white, marched outside the Minnesota State Fair this weekend, hoping to bring attention to the deaths of African-Americans at the hands of police. Inside the fair, a booth also represented the group, with T-shirts bearing the slogans “Black Lives Matter” and “All Lives Matter” for Read More…

Indians 4, Blue Jays 2: Tribe beats Price for sixth straight win

TORONTO — Still recovering from an illness that forced him to miss a start last week, Cleveland’s Danny Salazar had only one thing on his mind after beating the Toronto Blue Jays. “I just want to go home and sleep right now,” a weary Salazar said after shutting down the highest-scoring team in baseball. Jerry Read More…

10 things to know, Monday, Aug. 31

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Police seek two new suspects in Bangkok bombing probe A Thai woman and a foreign man of unknown nationality are suspected in the blast at the Erawan Shrine, which killed 20 people and injured more than 120 Read More…

Police seek two more in Bangkok shrine bombing

BANGKOK — Thai police issued arrest warrants Monday for two more suspects, a Thai woman and a foreign man of unknown nationality, and released their images in the widening investigation into Bangkok’s deadly bombing two weeks ago that yielded its first arrest over the weekend. National police spokesman Prawuth Thavornsiri said he was certain the Read More…

Obama makes historic trip to Arctic Alaska after renaming mountain

WASHINGTON — Shrinking glaciers, Arctic temperatures and a mix of messy energy politics await President Barack Obama on his historic trip to Alaska. Even before he departed, Obama was making waves with a decision to rename Alaska’s famed Mount McKinley despite a backlash from Ohio politicians. Obama flies to Anchorage on Monday morning for a Read More…

Afghan airfields built for war could become economic development engines

KANDAHAR AIR FIELD, Afghanistan — It is a striking vision for a country torn to pieces by war and jihadi insurrection: a series of airports, built by NATO to fight the Taliban, are being handed over to the Afghan government in a civil aviation upgrade that optimists hope will fuel not only regional trade but Read More…

Scott Walker returns to Iowa, hopes to regain footing for stumbling campaign

ONAWA, Iowa — With his sleeves rolled up, Scott Walker wowed Iowa Republicans in January at one of the first events of the 2016 campaign — a moment that shot the Wisconsin governor into the top-tier of GOP candidates for president. In the months since, Walker has slowly fallen back into the pack of more Read More…

In China, Communists give short shrift to Nationalists for World War II victory

BEIJING — Chinese veteran Sun Yibai doesn’t have much time for the Communist Party’s claim to have led China to victory against Japan in World War II. “The Communist Party didn’t fight Japan,” said the sprightly 97-year-old, who once served as a translator with the storied Flying Tigers aviation brigade. “They made up a whole Read More…

When the wells run dry: California residents cope through drought

TULARE, Calif. — Looking for water to flush his toilet, Tino Lozano pointed a garden hose at some buckets in the bare dirt of his yard. It’s his daily ritual now in a community built by refugees from Oklahoma’s Dust Bowl. But only a trickle came out; then a drip, then nothing more. “There it Read More…

Genre-upending director Craven dead at 76

LOS ANGELES — It’s hard enough to redefine a genre once in a career, but horror virtuoso Wes Craven managed to do it twice. The prolific writer-director, who died Sunday at age 76, ushered in two distinct eras of suburban slashers, first in the 1980s with his iconic “Nightmare on Elm Street” and its indelible, Read More…