O.J. Simpson's lost murder 'confession' resurfaces

O.J. Simpson looks on during a parole hearing in Lovelock, Nevada on July 20, 2017 (Photo: AFP)In 2006, O.J. Simpson sat down for a wide-ranging, no-holds-barred interview in which he gave a gripping "hypothetical" account of the brutal murder of his ex-wife and her friend.For over a decade, the tapes of the infamous exchange with radio host and publisher Judith

‘Fake news’ smear takes hold among politicians at all levels

(Photo: AP)An Idaho state lawmaker urges her constituents to submit entries for her “fake news awards.” The Kentucky governor tweets #FAKENEWS to dismiss questions about his purchase of a home from a supporter. An aide to the Texas land commissioner uses the phrase to downplay the significance of his boss receiving donations from employees of a company that landed a

Trump says North Korea talks could fail or bring 'greatest deal'

U.S. President Donald Trump responds to a reporter's question about North Korea as he departs the White House, Washington, DC, U.S., for a day trip to suburban Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, for a Make America Great Again rally supporting Republican candidate Rick Saccone, March 10, 2018.(Photo: REUTERS)U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday his planned meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong

Israeli politicians suspect Netanyahu seeks election to survive corruption probes

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting at the Prime Minister's office in Jerusalem, March 11, 2018. (Photo: Reuters)A dispute within Israel’s governing coalition over military conscription of ultra-orthodox Jewish men stirred speculation on Sunday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wants to see a snap election to help him survive corruption investigations.Right-wing and religious parties in the

Clinton impeachment lawyer met with Trump about White House job: source

(Photo: Reuters)Veteran Washington lawyer Emmet Flood is under consideration for a White House job assisting U.S. President Donald Trump with the Russia probe, according to a person familiar with the matter.Flood, who advised former President Bill Clinton in impeachment proceedings, met with Trump in the White House this past week, the person said, but no decision about the job has

Trump unleashed at raucous rally for embattled Pennsylvania Republican

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks in support of Republican congressional candidate Rick Sacconne during a Make America Great Again rally in Moon Township, Pennsylvania, U.S., March 10, 2018. (Photo: REUTERS)President Donald Trump attacked his critics, promoted his steel and aluminum tariffs and tossed out an idea to have drug dealers face the death penalty, addressing a raucous rally on Saturday

Amid little scrutiny, US military ramps up in Afghanistan

(Photo: AP)The U.S. is bolstering its military presence in Afghanistan, more than 16 years after the war started. Is anyone paying attention?Consider this: At a Senate hearing this past week on top U.S. security threats, the word “Afghanistan” was spoken exactly four times, each during introductory remarks. In the ensuing two hours of questions for intelligence agency witnesses, no senator

Schools brace for massive student walkouts over gun violence

(Photo: AP)As schools around the country brace for student walkouts following the deadly shooting in Parkland, Florida, principals and superintendents are scrambling to perform a delicate balancing act: How to let thousands of students exercise their First Amendment rights while not disrupting school and not pulling administrators into the raging debate over gun control.Some have taken a hard line, promising

Japan marks 7th anniversary of tsunami that killed 18,000

(Photo: AP)They bowed their heads, hands clasped or palms firmly pressed together. They stood in grassy areas or roadsides overlooking the choppy sea. In Japan’s capital, they lit candles and offered flowers. Some dabbed at tears.Japanese marked the seventh anniversary Sunday of a tsunami that took more than 18,000 lives on the northeast coast and triggered a nuclear disaster that

Afghanistan war impacted Army vet behind California attack

(Photo: AP)The Army veteran who killed three women after a siege in California had long dreamed of serving his country in the military, but his skill as a marksman led to dangerous missions in Afghanistan that left him anxious and wary when he came back home, according to people who knew him.Authorities said 36-year-old Albert Wong, who served a year

'Pharma Bro' Shkreli sentenced to seven years for defrauding investors

FILE PHOTO: Former drug company executive Martin Shkreli arrives at US District Court for the third day of jury deliberations in his securities fraud trial in the Brooklyn borough of New York, US, August 2, 2017. REUTERS/Amr Alfiky/File PhotoMartin Shkreli, the former drug company executive who made headlines by jacking up the price of a lifesaving drug before he was

Veterans home victim recalled as ebullient, caring

After a work conference, Maura Turner was looking forward to a girls’ weekend with her close friend, Christine Loeber, a social worker and executive director of The Pathway Home that treats veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder.Turner went to Loeber’s home in Yountville, California, on Friday and found the door locked. Soon after, she heard about a shooting and apparent hostage

Pakistan’s involvement in B&R initiative raises its profile, influence in South Asia

The image of Pakistan has improved as the country gives full support to China'sBelt and Road(B&R) initiative.As an example, Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi was the first high-level foreign dignitary to be received by KP Sharma Oli after Oli was sworn in as the prime minister of Nepal on February 15.Nepal's prime minister usually makes his first visit to

Trade war between US and Europe can still be avoided: Germany

A trade war between Europe and the United States can still be averted, German Economy Minister Brigitte Zypries said on Saturday, adding she hoped that talks in Brussels this weekend could help to prevent an escalation.US President Donald Trump set import tariffs on Thursday of 25 percent on steel and 10 percent on aluminum but is under heavy pressure from

Post-bailout credit line for Greece probably not needed: rescue fund head

Greece will probably not need a precautionary credit line after its bailout ends in August if the country sticks to reforms, the head of Europe’s rescue fund said in an interview released on Saturday.Greece has received 260 billion euros in financial aid from euro zone countries and the IMF since 2010, and its third bailout expires in August. The country

Trump to rally for endangered Republican in Pennsylvania

President Donald Trump is set to campaign on Saturday in Pennsylvania steel country for a Republican congressional candidate who is in a tight race in a district that Trump won resoundingly in the 2016 election.Trump was to speak shortly after 7 p.m. EST (midnight GMT) at a “Make America Great Again” rally in a hangar at the Pittsburgh International Airport

Trump says North Korea agrees to not test missiles 'through meetings'

US President Donald Trump said on Saturday North Korea had agreed to not conduct another missile test until after proposed meetings with its leader, Kim Jong Un, had taken place, as he sought to rally international support for a potential summit.“North Korea has not conducted a Missile Test since November 28, 2017 and has promised not to do so through

Chasing renewal, French far-right turn to Bannon at party conference

Seeking renewal and a brand change after last year's bruising election defeats, France's National Front on Saturday opened its party conference where former Donald Trump advisor Steve Bannon was due to make a key address.Its leader Marine Le Pen, who will wind up the gathering in the northern party stronghold of Lille on Sunday, wants to revive a party battered

Syria army cuts off main town in Ghouta rebel enclave

Syrian regime forces on Saturday cut off the largest town in Eastern Ghouta from the rest of the opposition enclave in a blow to beleaguered rebels defending their last bastion near Damascus.Government troops and allied militia have recaptured half of the besieged region in a blistering assault launched on February 18 that has left nearly 1,000 civilians dead and prompted

Trump says Chinese leader 'helpful' on Kim Jong Un meeting

US President Donald Trump said Saturday that China's President Xi Jinping is being "helpful" as the United States moves toward a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.Trump gave few details in a tweet about his telephone conversation with Xi Friday, but the White House had said the two leaders committed to keeping the pressure on North Korea until

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