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Editorial Roundup: United States

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Aug. 8 The Wall Street Journal on Trump's Senate nominees: Donald Trump now has t...

US: Syrian government is holding American journalist Tice

BEIRUT (AP) — President Joe Biden said Wednesday the U.S. is certain that the Syrian government is holding American journalist Austin Tice, who went missing in the war-torn country a decade ago. He ur...

UAE overturns prison sentence for former Khashoggi attorney

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates on Wednesday overturned a three-year prison sentence for an American citizen who had represented slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, one...

Jury picked in 2nd trial in Gov. Whitmer kidnap plot

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — After questions about guns, politics and COVID-19, a jury was selected Tuesday for the second trial of two men charged with conspiring to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitm...

Estonia, Finland want Europe to end Russian tourist visas

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The leaders of Estonia and Finland want fellow European countries to stop issuing tourist visas to Russian citizens, saying they should not be able to take vacations in Euro...

Russia-Ukraine updates: Explosions near Russian air base in Crimea

Several major explosions took place in an area near a Russian military air base in Moscow-annexed Crimea, local officials confirmed on Tuesday. The blasts took place in the town of Novofedorivka, whi...

Ukraine war: Estonia and Finland seek end to Russian tourist visas for Europe

Estonia and Finland's leaders are calling on fellow European countries to stop issuing tourist visas to Russian citizens, saying they should not be allowed to take vacations in Europe as Moscow pu...

2 men face new trial over scheme to kidnap Michigan governor

Two men accused of crafting a plan to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in 2020 and ignite a national rebellion are facing a second trial this week, months after a jury couldn't reach a verdict on...

Suicide pact may have fueled Virginia couple's 2017 slaying

FAIRFAX, Va, (AP) — The shooting death of a northern Virginia couple in 2017 may have been connected to a suicide pact between the couple's daughter and her boyfriend, according to newly unsealed cour...

EXPLAINER: Why Pelosi went to Taiwan, and why China's angry

WASHINGTON (AP) — When House Speaker Nancy Pelosi flew into Taiwan on an Air Force passenger jet Tuesday, she became the highest-ranking American official in 25 years to visit the self-ruled island. C...

Business Highlights: King on books merger, job openings

___ Stephen King testifies for government in books merger trial WASHINGTON (AP) — Bestselling author Stephen King has testified in a federal antitrust trial in Wash...

Elon Musk's tech allies miffed about Twitter subpoenas

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Elon Musk’s wealthy high tech allies don’t seem too happy about receiving subpoenas from Twitter as part of the company’s legal battle with the Tesla CEO. San F...

Taiwan: Nancy Pelosi kicks off talks in controversial visit

US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi met with Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen in Taipei on Wednesday, following a meeting with senior lawmakers. Pelosi, along with six other US lawma...

Norman says Tiger Woods turned down $700-800M Saudi offer

Tiger Woods turned down an offer that Greg Norman says was "somewhere in that neighborhood” of $700 million to $800 million to take part in the Saudi-funded LIV Golf series. During a...

Taiwan’s Caribbean allies reveal winners of Emancipation Day creative competition

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The winners of a creative writing and art competition, organized by Taiwan’s Anglophone Caribbean allies to commemorate their Emancipation Day (Aug. 1), were announc...