Politics

EXCHANGE: Leading Marines was commander‘s highest honor

EXCHANGE: Leading Marines was commander‘s highest honor

Col. Royal P. Mortenson served around the world during a 30-year career as an infantry officer in the Marine Corps. As commander of an infantry battalion of more than 900 Marines, he led the battalion in combat operations in Iraq in 2003. His battalion took significant casualties during the battle of Al Naziriyah in March of 2003. He personally engaged […]

North Dakota GOP endorses candidates; US House marquee race

North Dakota GOP endorses candidates; US House marquee race

North Dakota Republican activists said their state convention in Grand Forks is one of the GOP‘s best-attended gatherings, though it still did not settle the race for the state‘s lone congressional seat. The more than 1,600 party faithful on Saturday endorsed state Sen. Kelly Armstrong of Dickinson for U.S. House, though state Sen. Tom Campbell of Grafton and former U.S. […]

Former Shreveport detective tells victims‘ stories on TV

Former Shreveport detective tells victims‘ stories on TV

One year ago, a new true crime show highlighting murder cases solved by former Shreveport Police Department Detective Rod Demery premiered on Investigation Discovery. At the time, Demery told The Times that he hoped the show, “Murder Chose Me,” would help humanize local murder victims to viewers and bring the Shreveport community together in a positive way. Now, with the […]

Hungary‘s Viktor Orban expected to win 4th term in election

Hungary‘s Viktor Orban expected to win 4th term in election

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban is expected to win his third consecutive term, and fourth overall since 1998, as voting stations opened across the country for the election of 199 parliamentary deputies. Polls agree on the triumph of Orban‘s Fidesz party and its allied Christian Democrats, but a splintered opposition and Hungary‘s complex electoral system make the margin of victory […]

Race intensifies for Democrats‘ attorney general nomination

Race intensifies for Democrats‘ attorney general nomination

The race to be Michigan Democrats‘ nominee for attorney general is a fight not only among a diverse field of candidates but also a reflection of pent-up tension within a party anxious to score victories amid Republican dominance at the ballot box. Lawyers Pat Miles, Dana Nessel and Bill Noakes have two more weeks to make an impression before thousands […]

The Latest: Police chain downtown hotel door during protest

The Latest: Police chain downtown hotel door during protest

The Latest on protests over the police killing of an unarmed black man in Sacramento (all times local): 9:40 p.m. About 150 people staged a vigil and protest in honor of Stephon Clark outside a sheriff‘s department office in South Sacramento. The event on Saturday night was the latest disruptive but mostly peaceful demonstration since the unarmed, 22-year-old Clark was […]

Mekong countries‘ leaders call for $66 billion investment

Mekong countries‘ leaders call for $66 billion investment

The leaders of six countries along the Mekong River on Saturday adopted an ambitious investment plan worth $66 billion over the next five years. At least $7 billion will come from the Asian Development Bank and the rest from governments and the private sector. The plan was adopted at a summit in Vietnam that included the prime ministers of Cambodia, […]

Tibetan leader in exile slams China for mistreating Tibetans

Tibetan leader in exile slams China for mistreating Tibetans

The prime minister of the self-declared Tibetan government-in-exile urged his compatriots Saturday to strengthen efforts to make the return of the Dalai Lama to his native land a reality. Lobsang Sangay also said Tibet has seen 60 years of destruction of its civilization, culture and identity by the Chinese since the Dalai Lama, the Tibetans‘ spiritual leader, fled to India […]

A guide to the teams, players and coaches in the Final Four

A guide to the teams, players and coaches in the Final Four

The maddest of Marches is winding down, the college basketball season now headed into April. All those upsets, crazy finishes and stellar performances have brought us to San Antonio, where a Cinderella and its telegenic nun join three power programs in the Final Four. Based on the way the bracket has gone so far, don‘t be surprised if there is […]

Softball coach keeps coaching despite terminal diagnosis

Softball coach keeps coaching despite terminal diagnosis

Dusty Anchors was not looking forward to delivering the news. Yet before he adjourned a team meeting on an early January evening in the Ridgefield High School student commons, he knew he had to break the hearts of another group of people he loved, just like he had to do to his closest family and friends over the previous month. […]