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Trump to face limits of his power in impeachment hearings

Trump to face limits of his power in impeachment hearings

NEW YORK — For three years, Donald Trump has unapologetically defied the conventions of the American presidency.
Domingo to sing at 100th anniversary Salzburg Festival

Domingo to sing at 100th anniversary Salzburg Festival

Plácido Domingo is scheduled to sing two concert performances in Verdi's "I Vespri Siciliani (The Sicilian Vespers)" next summer as part of the 100th anniversary Salzburg Festival, which features 221 performances over 44 days and includes seven stage
Australia's highest court will hear Cardinal Pell's appeal

Australia's highest court will hear Cardinal Pell's appeal

CANBERRA, Australia — Australia's highest court agreed Wednesday to hear an appeal from the most senior Catholic to be found guilty of sexually abusing children, giving Cardinal George Pell his last chance at getting his convictions overturned.
Israel vows to keep hitting militants as 18 killed in Gaza

Israel vows to keep hitting militants as 18 killed in Gaza

GAZA, Palestinian Territory — Israeli airstrikes killed more Islamic Jihad militants in Gaza on Wednesday as rocket fire toward Israel resumed after a brief overnight lull, raising the death toll in the strip to 18 Palestinians in the heaviest round
As Hong Kong descends into chaos, China mulls its options

As Hong Kong descends into chaos, China mulls its options

BEIJING — A sharp escalation of violence in Hong Kong is once again raising the question of how China's central government will respond: Will it intervene, or allow the chaos to persist? The Liaison Office, which represents mainland authorities in Ho
Australian wildfires destroy homes and force evacuations

Australian wildfires destroy homes and force evacuations

CANBERRA, Australia — Scores of wildfires continued to rage across vast tracts of Australia's drought-stricken east coast on Wednesday, forcing hundreds of residents to evacuate their homes, some for the second time in a week.
Split Supreme Court appears ready to allow Trump to end DACA

Split Supreme Court appears ready to allow Trump to end DACA

WASHINGTON — Sharply at odds with liberal justices, the Supreme Court's conservative majority seemed ready Tuesday to allow the Trump administration to abolish protections that permit 660,000 immigrants to work in the U.S.
Court rules against warrantless searches of phones, laptops

Court rules against warrantless searches of phones, laptops

BOSTON — A federal court in Boston has ruled that warrantless U.S. government searches of the phones and laptops of international travellers at airports and other U.S. ports of entry violate the Fourth Amendment. Tuesday's ruling in U.S.
Afghan president: 3 Taliban released for held US, Australian

Afghan president: 3 Taliban released for held US, Australian

KABUL — Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday announced that his government has released three prominent Taliban figures in an effort to get the insurgents to free two university professors — an American and an Australian — they abducted three yea
Live, from DC: Trump impeachment hearings about to go public

Live, from DC: Trump impeachment hearings about to go public

WASHINGTON — The closed doors of the Trump impeachment investigation are swinging wide open.