WASHINGTON - U.S. Republican Senator John McCain, who has been recuperating in Arizona after being diagnosed with brain cancer, will return to Washington for a vote on healthcare reform on Tuesday, his office said in a statement on Monday. "Senator McCain looks forward to returning to the United States Senate tomorrow to continue working on important legislation, including health care reform, the National Defense Authorization Act, and new sanctions on Russia, Iran and North Korea," the statement said.
STOCKHOLM - A Swedish rail operator has vowed to name one of its trains "Trainy McTrainface" after a public vote, saying it would bring joy to people disappointed when Britain rejected the name Boaty McBoatface for a polar research ship following a similar poll. Trainy McTrainface won 49 percent of the votes in the naming competition, conducted online by train operator MTR Express and Swedish newspaper Metro, beating choices such as Hakan, Miriam and Poseidon. "(This is) news that will be received with joy by many, not just in Sweden," MTR wrote in a statement.
LONDON - The parents of Charlie Gard tearfully gave up their legal battle to keep their terminally ill baby alive on Monday, saying his condition had deteriorated too far for any possible recovery, in a case they said had touched the world. The parents said their 11-month-old son might have been able to live normally if he had received experimental U.S. treatment earlier but too much time had been "wasted".
WASHINGTON - Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law and a senior White House adviser, said on Monday he "did not collude" with Russia and had roughly four meetings with Russian officials during the 2016 campaign and presidential transition. In a written statement released ahead of his scheduled appearance before lawmakers in closed-door sessions, Kushner said his initial security clearance form had been submitted prematurely in error and had omitted all foreign contacts.
SOUTHPORT, England — Jordan Spieth survived a roller-coaster final round at the British Open to claim his third major title after beating fellow American Matt Kuchar by three strokes in a thrilling duel at Royal Birkdale on Sunday. Spieth carded a one-under-par final round of 69 to finish on 12-under for the tournament but, after three days of consistent golf by the American, it was a remarkable day of highs and lows for the 23-year-old.
PARIS — Chris Froome put on a near-perfect performance to claim his fourth Tour de France and move within one title of cycling's greatest on Sunday as Team Sky tightened their grip on the classic race. The Briton suffered a few wobbles throughout the 3,540-km race but was always in control over the three weeks thanks to his high-caliber teammates who sheltered him when it mattered in the mountains, leaving the lanky rider to make the difference in the time trials that book-ended the 104th edition.
LOS ANGELES - John Heard, best known as Peter McAllister in the "Home Alone" movies who appeared in a wide range of TV and film roles, has died at 72 in Palo Alto, Calif. He was found dead in a hotel where he was reportedly recovering after undergoing back surgery. The Santa Clara Medical Examiner's office confirmed his death.
SOUTHPORT, England—Jordan Spieth was a contented man after battling strong winds and torrential rain to move clear of the field in the British Open second round on Friday. The American world number three shot 69 to follow an opening 65 and finished on 6 under par, two strokes ahead of compatriot Matt Kuchar, as his bid for a third major title gathered momentum. "We got in at six under and it was a very, very solid day," Spieth told reporters. "Very pleased with the score."
Burundi is counting on U.S. law enforcement officials to find six teenagers who went missing after a robotics competition in Washington, an official with the East African country's embassy said on Friday. The teens, aged 16 to 18, were last seen on Tuesday after the FIRST Global Robotics Challenge, and two have since been spotted crossing the border into Canada, according to Washington, D.C., police.
It is not appropriate for Canadian pop star Justin Bieber to visit China because of his bad behaviour and he needed to improve his conduct to become a singer "truly loved" by the public, a Chinese state office has said. Bieber's lifestyle overseas and his "words and actions" when he last performed in China had generated "public dissatisfaction", Beijing's Municipal Bureau of Culture said, without specifying what behaviour had caused offence.