Thursday, November 23, 2017

Nation & World

Trump campaign created own rules on sexual harassment

Trump campaign created own rules on sexual harassment

WASHINGTON — "You can do anything," Donald Trump once boasted, speaking of groping and kissing unsuspecting women. Maybe he could, but not everyone can. The candidate who openly bragged about grabbing women’s private parts — but denied he really did ...
Published: 11/19/17
15 dead, 5 hurt in a stampede for food aid in Morocco

15 dead, 5 hurt in a stampede for food aid in Morocco

RABAT, Morocco — Moroccan state TV channel 2M reports that at least 15 people have died and 5 others have been injured in a stampede as food aid was being distributed in a southern village. It said the stampede took place Sunday in the village of Sid...
Published: 11/19/17
After lull in Rio de Janeiro, a merciless return to violence

After lull in Rio de Janeiro, a merciless return to violence

RIO DE JANEIRO — For teachers in this seaside megacity, Rio de Janeiro’s surge in violence has meant making a life-or-death judgment call with unnerving frequency: deciding whether to cancel classes because of nearby shootouts.For police officers, it...
Published: 11/18/17
Updated: 11/22/17
Traffickers enslave thousands of Britain’s most vulnerable

Traffickers enslave thousands of Britain’s most vulnerable

 
Published: 11/18/17
Updated: 11/22/17
Trapped in a refugee camp of broken hopes and promises

Trapped in a refugee camp of broken hopes and promises

The men packing the boat with rice, cigarettes and medicine had fled war and persecution in their home countries.Now, at 1 a.m., off the coast of a remote island in Papua New Guinea, they were speeding back to the detention camp they hated.Why would ...
Published: 11/18/17
Updated: 11/21/17
Judge Ruchie, the Hasidic Superwoman of the night court

Judge Ruchie, the Hasidic Superwoman of the night court

NEW YORK — Just before the Jewish High Holy Days this fall, Judge Rachel Freier was rushing around her kitchen, as she perpetually is. She had just cooked a salmon dish for Sabbath dinner. She was talking to her daughter in Israel on her headset. She...
Published: 11/18/17
Updated: 11/21/17
As Mexico builds airport of the future, age-old mistakes loom

As Mexico builds airport of the future, age-old mistakes loom

CHIMALHUACÁN, Mexico — On the flat salt basin that was once the Aztecs’ great Lake Texcoco, Mexico is building its "door to the world," an enormous airport the government vows will exist in harmony with the environment.Officials described a terminal ...
Published: 11/18/17
Updated: 11/20/17
Why few women of color in wave of accusers? ‘Stakes higher’

Why few women of color in wave of accusers? ‘Stakes higher’

PHILADELPHIA — In the weeks since dozens of women have accused movie mogul Harvey Weinstein of rape or sexual harassment, unleashing an avalanche of similar charges against other prominent men across American life, women and men of color have been la...
Published: 11/18/17
Lebanon’s PM Hariri says he will be in Beirut within days

Lebanon’s PM Hariri says he will be in Beirut within days

PARIS — Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad Hariri said Saturday he will return home in the coming days from where he will declare a political stance for the first time since making a strange resignation announcement from Saudi Arabia that unleashed fears ...
Published: 11/18/17
AC/DC founding member Malcolm Young dead at 64

AC/DC founding member Malcolm Young dead at 64

NEW YORK — Malcolm Young, the rhythm guitarist and guiding force behind the bawdy hard rock band AC/DC who helped create such head-banging anthems as Highway to Hell, Hells Bells and Back in Black, has died. He was 64. AC/DC announced the death Satur...
Published: 11/18/17