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Trump ousts top defence official who certified Ukraine aid

Trump ousts top defence official who certified Ukraine aid

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has ousted the Pentagon's top policy official who had certified last year that Ukraine had made enough anti-corruption progress to justify the Trump administration's release of congressionally authorized aid to Kyi
Iran state news agency says new virus has killed 2 citizens

Iran state news agency says new virus has killed 2 citizens

TEHRAN, Iran — The new virus has killed two elderly Iranian citizens, Iran's state-run IRNA news agency reported Wednesday.
Understanding Weinstein’s charges and potential punishment

Understanding Weinstein’s charges and potential punishment

NEW YORK — A look at the charges against Harvey Weinstein and the punishment the former Hollywood producer could face if convicted at his New York City rape trial.
Burger King breaks the mould with new advertising campaign

Burger King breaks the mould with new advertising campaign

Burger King is breaking the mould in its new advertising campaign. The burger chain is portraying its Whopper covered in mould in print and TV ads running in Europe and the U.S.
Symbolic Aleppo flight comes as civilians suffer in Syria

Symbolic Aleppo flight comes as civilians suffer in Syria

ALEPPO, Syria — A Syrian passenger jet landed in Aleppo on Wednesday from Damascus as domestic flights resumed between Syria's two largest cities for the first time since 2012, while the government continued bombarding several rebel-held towns and vi
Another Catholic diocese seeks bankruptcy after abuse deals

Another Catholic diocese seeks bankruptcy after abuse deals

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Roman Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, filed for bankruptcy Wednesday, six months after disclosing it had paid millions of dollars to people sexually abused as children by its clerics.

Turn music down, library guard asked. Then she was stabbed.

SPRING VALLEY, N.Y. — A man stabbed a library security guard to death after she told him to turn his music down, authorities said Wednesday.
First lady Melania Trump honoured by Christian college

First lady Melania Trump honoured by Christian college

PALM BEACH, Fla. — First lady Melania Trump touted her “Be Best” program and the Trump administration's battle against the opioid crisis as she accept an award Wednesday from a Florida Christian college.
US home construction dips 3.6% in January

US home construction dips 3.6% in January

WASHINGTON — Construction of new homes edged back slightly in January after a December surge that had pushed home construction to the highest level in 13 years. The Commerce Department reported Wednesday that builders started construction on 1.
China’s top diplomat assures Southeast Asia on epidemic

China’s top diplomat assures Southeast Asia on epidemic

VIENTIANE, Laos — China’s top diplomat assured his Southeast Asian counterparts on Wednesday that the situation in a central Chinese province where the outbreak of a new virus began has “been brought under effective control.
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