Death toll reaches 79 in Mexico fuel pipeline fire

TLAHUELILPAN, Mexico — People in the town where a gasoline explosion killed at least 79 people say the section of pipeline that gushed fuel has been a habitual gathering site for thieves, repeatedly damaged and patched like a trusty pair of jeans. “It was the popular tap,” said Enrique Cerron, 22, who lives near the […]

Vatican officials knew of Argentine bishop misconduct

ORAN, Argentina — The Vatican received information in 2015 and 2017 that an Argentine bishop close to Pope Francis had taken naked selfies, exhibited “obscene” behavior and had been accused of misconduct with seminarians, his former vicar general told The Associated Press, undermining Vatican claims that allegations of sexual abuse were only made a few […]

Giuliani: ‘So what’ if Trump and Cohen discussed testimony

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani left open Sunday the possibility that Trump and former personal attorney Michael Cohen might have discussed Cohen’s congressional testimony. But, he added, “so what” if he did? Giuliani appeared Sunday on CNN, where he said he did not know if Trump had discussed with Cohen a 2017 […]

Democrats aren’t buying Trump’s shutdown-ending compromise

WASHINGTON — In a bid to break the shutdown stalemate, President Donald Trump offered to extend temporary protections for young people brought to the U.S. illegally as children and those fleeing disaster zones in exchange for his long-promised border wall. But while Trump cast the move as a “commonsense compromise,” Democrats were quick to dismiss […]

Trump in Dover honors 4 Americans killed in Syria

DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del. — A solemn procession. A long salute. A chaplain’s prayer. PresidentTrump traveled to Delaware’s Dover Air Force Base on Saturday to pay his respects to the returning remains of four Americans who were killed this week in a suicide bomb attack in Syria. The bombing, which was the deadliest assault on […]

Trump heads to Dover to pay tribute to Americans killed in Syrian attack

JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. — President Donald Trump was paying tribute Saturday to the four Americans killed in a suicide bomb attack in Syria this week as he set off to Dover Air Force Base for the return of their remains. The trip was not listed on the president’s public schedule that was released Friday […]

Fireball at illegal Mexico pipeline tap kills 66; 85 missing

TLAHUELILPAN, Mexico — Forensic experts attempted to separate and count charred heaps of corpses in central Mexico on Saturday after a massive fireball erupted at an illegal pipeline tap, killing at least 66 people. More than 85 other people on Saturday were listed as missing as relatives of the deceased and onlookers gathered around the […]

Mueller disputes accuracy of BuzzFeed report on Trump, Cohen

WASHINGTON — Special counsel Robert Mueller’s office on Friday issued a rare public statement disputing the accuracy of BuzzFeed News’ report that said President Donald Trump’s former attorney told Mueller that the president directed him to lie to Congress. BuzzFeed, citing two unidentified law enforcement officials, reported that Trump directed Michael Cohen to lie to […]

Congress to probe report Trump told lawyer Cohen to lie

WASHINGTON — The Democratic chairmen of two House committees pledged Friday to investigate a report that President Donald Trump directed his personal attorney Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about negotiations over a Moscow real estate project during the 2016 election. The report by BuzzFeed News comes as House Democrats have promised a thorough look […]

Zimbabwe in ‘total internet shutdown’ amid violent crackdown

HARARE, Zimbabwe — Zimbabwe on Friday faced a “total internet shutdown,” a media group said, after a days-long violent crackdown on people protesting a dramatic fuel price increase. Badly injured people streamed into a hospital in the capital after alleged assaults by security forces. “Our country is going through one of the most trying periods […]

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