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August 5, 2018 2:03 AM Police order crowd dispersal after projectiles thrown at US far-right rally

PORTLAND: Police said activists hurled rocks and bottles during a Portland rally Saturday organized by two far-right groups that drew a counter-demonstration and raised fears of a replay of last year's deadly "Unite the Right" protests in Charlottesville, Virginia. Police in the western state of Oregon's largest city said the projectiles were thrown 17

July 31, 2018 2:31 AM First Senate Democrat meets with Trump's Supreme Court pick

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump's US Supreme Court nominee finally met with a Democrat on Monday, as Senator Joe Manchin bucked his party and welcomed Brett Kavanaugh on Capitol Hill. The appeals court judge offered smiles but no remarks to reporters as he entered Manchin's office and left two hours later — the longest of his meetings to date with senators 18

July 20, 2018 3:11 AM Adrian Cronauer, 'Good Morning, Vietnam' DJ, dead at 79

ADRIAN Cronauer, whose exploits as a US military disc jockey inspired the film Good Morning, Vietnam starring Robin Williams, has died at the age of 79. Cronauer, a former US Air Force sergeant, died on Wednesday, according to an obituary published by a funeral home in Troutville, Virginia, where he lived. Cronauer was a co-author of the original story 13

June 26, 2018 1:02 AM US senator's rib cracked as lawmaker saves her from choking

WASHINGTON: US Senator Claire McCaskill said Monday she suffered a cracked rib when a fellow lawmaker who noticed her choking rushed to the rescue and performed the Heimlich manoeuvre on her. During a luncheon of Senate Democrats on Thursday, Senator Joe Manchin jumped from his seat to help his colleague, dislodging the blockage in McCaskill's throat 17

June 20, 2018 12:47 AM Five US states refuse to deploy National Guard to border amid outcry

WASHINGTON: Five US states are refusing to deploy National Guard troops to the US-Mexico border amid a growing outcry over a controversial immigration policy of President Donald Trump's administration that has led to migrant children being separated from their parents. The Democratic governors of Colorado, New York and Virginia and the Republican governors 13

May 23, 2018 3:11 PM Teen wins battle in US 'toilet wars'

WASHINGTON: A US federal court ruled Wednesday in favour of a transgender teenager who fought for years to use the men's bathrooms at his high school in Virginia. In February, President Donald Trump's administration overturned rules set by his predecessor Barack Obama requiring public schools to let transgender students use bathrooms and locker rooms 24

April 11, 2018 3:20 PM Roma chairman makes major donation to city after illegal dive

James Pallotta has promised to pay not just a €500 fine but also offered €230,000 to restore a separate city fountain. — Reuters picROME, April 11 — A celebratory dive into a Rome fountain has cost the chairman of AS Roma dear. James Pallotta apologised today for his late-night plunge following Roma’s victory over Barcelona in the Champions League and promised 19

March 26, 2018 1:48 AM Air Canada jet makes emergency landing at airport outside Washington

An Air Canada Boeing 767-300ER lands at San Francisco International Airport, San Francisco, California, April 16, 2015. REUTERS/Louis Nastro​WASHINGTON, March 26 — An Air Canada passenger jet with 67 people aboard made an emergency landing yesterday evening at an airport outside Washington after pilots observed smoke in the cockpit, but no injuries were reported 21

January 24, 2018 5:14 AM Major school shootings in the United States

Tiffany Moreland and daughter Emily Moreland attend a prayer vigil for students of Marshall County High School at Life in Christ Church in Marion, Kentucky, January 23, 2018. — Reuters pic BENTON (Kentucky), Jan 24 — A 15-year-old boy opened fire with a handgun inside his high school in rural western Kentucky yesterday, killing two fellow students and wounding 22

January 12, 2018 3:53 AM Drake swaps Hennessy for whiskey in IPO of his liquor business

Drake, in collaboration with spirits producer Brent Hocking, plans to launch an initial public offering of the artist’s liquor company, Virginia Black. — Reuters picTORONTO, Jan 12 — R&B phenom and rapper Drake might have had One Dance with a Hennessy in his hand, but now he’s betting on his very own brand of whiskey. Drake, in collaboration with spirits 31