• Padres, D-Backs meet in regular-season games in Mexico City
    by The Associated Press on December 10, 2019 at 9:12 pm

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Padres and Arizona Diamondbacks will play each other in April in Major League Baseball’s first regular-season games in Mexico City. The commissioner’s office said Tuesday the two games on April 18 and 19 will be at Alfredo Harp Helú Stadium, a 20,000-capacity ballpark that opened last year. Arizona […]

  • Andrew Yang qualifies for December presidential debate
    by SARA BURNETT on December 10, 2019 at 9:06 pm

    CHICAGO (AP) — Businessman Andrew Yang qualified Tuesday to participate in next week’s Democratic presidential debate, making him the seventh candidate to make the stage in Los Angeles. The 44-year-old entrepreneur received 4% in a national poll by Quinnipiac University, meeting the polling threshold set by the Democratic National Committee. The DNC won’t officially say […]

  • U.S. ‘mission creep’ led to unwinnable, never-ending war
    by Craig Whitlock on December 10, 2019 at 9:00 pm

    Within six months of the invasion of Afghanistan, the leaders of al-Qaida and the Taliban were dead, captured or in hiding. But by then expanding the original mission, U.S. and allied commanders said, they adopted fatally flawed strategies based on misguided assumptions about a country they did not understand. […]

  • Adam Sandler on plunging into the Safdies’ ‘Uncut Gems’
    by JAKE COYLE on December 10, 2019 at 8:59 pm

    TORONTO (AP) — Adam Sandler was waiting to be thrown into a midtown fountain on Sixth Avenue for a scene in Josh and Benny Safdie’s “Uncut Gems” when he noticed a familiar face on the sidewalk. The Safdies like to capture as much authentic New York energy as possible in their films and frequently plant […]

  • NYC lawmakers vote 43-3 to require ‘bird-friendly’ glass
    by The Associated Press on December 10, 2019 at 8:56 pm

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York’s City Council voted 43-3 Tuesday to mandate “bird-friendly”glass in new buildings in hopes of cutting down on the tens of thousands of birds that die by flying into the city’s buildings every year. The bill, which will take effect one year after it becomes law, will require the first […]

  • Manning’s feel-good story fizzles in another Giants loss
    by TOM CANAVAN on December 10, 2019 at 8:53 pm

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The best feel-good story of a disastrous season for the New York Giants came to a disappointing and frustrating ending. What did you expect from a team sporting a 2-11 record, including a franchise record-tying nine-game losing streak? The Giants have found ways to lose games this season and the […]

  • Facebook rebuffs US AG over access to encrypted messages
    by Matt O'Brien on December 10, 2019 at 8:52 pm

    Facebook is rebuffing efforts by U.S. Attorney General William Barr to give authorities a way to read encrypted messages. The heads of Facebook-owned WhatsApp and Messenger services told Barr and his U.K. and Australian counterparts that Facebook is moving forward with plans to enable end-to-end encryption on all of its messaging services. End-to-end encryption locks […]

  • Multistate voter database suspended in lawsuit settlement
    by ROXANA HEGEMAN on December 10, 2019 at 8:47 pm

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A much-criticized database that checks whether voters are registered in multiple states has been suspended “for the foreseeable future” until security safeguards are put in place as part of a settlement of a federal lawsuit, a civil rights group said Tuesday. The Interstate Crosscheck program was the subject a class-action lawsuit […]

  • Painting found inside gallery walls might be stolen Klimt
    by The Associated Press on December 10, 2019 at 8:44 pm

    ROME (AP) — A Gustav Klimt painting, stolen almost 23 years ago, might have been hidden all this time inside an Italian gallery’s walls. A gardener at the Ricci Oddi modern art gallery in the northern city of Piacenza told Italian state TV on Tuesday he was clearing ivy from the gallery’s walls when he […]

  • Seahawks mailbag: Could Seattle really miss the playoffs? And are there reasons to be concerned following the loss to the Rams?
    by Bob Condotta on December 10, 2019 at 8:43 pm

    Readers also asked questions about Travis Homer, C.J. Prosise and Ethan Pocic. […]