HAIFA, Israel—Their hair styled and make-up applied, a group of elderly women carefully take to a red carpet catwalk, waving, blowing kisses and posing for pictures to cheering crowds. Wearing dresses adorned with sashes, the women strut down the runway, at times assisted, for the fourth Holocaust survivors' beauty pageant, a contest in Israel honoring those who saw the horrors of World War II when they were young. Fourteen women took part in this year's pageant, held in the northern city of Haifa on Sunday.
CHICAGO—Aroldis Chapman worked a season-high 2 2/3 innings in relief to preserve a one-run lead as the Chicago Cubs stayed alive in the World Series with a 3-2 victory over the Cleveland Indians in Game 5 on Sunday. The Cubs, who were facing elimination, now trail 3-2 as the World Series shifts back to Cleveland for Game 6 on Tuesday. Game 7, if necessary, would be played Wednesday in Cleveland. Chapman struck out four, including a strikeout of Jose Ramirez for the final out to secure his fourth postseason save.
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa—U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump shifted quickly on Friday to take advantage of a new twist in Democrat Hillary Clinton's long-running email saga, seeking a much-needed boost in the campaign's waning days. The FBI's disclosure that it is investigating more emails as part of a probe into Clinton's use of a private email server gave fresh energy to Trump.
WASHINGTON—Top aides to Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Saturday, Oct. 29, insisted there is "no evidence of wrongdoing" following the FBI's notification to the U.S. Congress on Friday that it is again looking at Clinton's use of a private server for emails when she was secretary of state. "There's no evidence of wrongdoing, no charge of wrongdoing," Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta told reporters by telephone.
WASHINGTON—Vice President Joe Biden tops a short list for secretary of state that is being compiled by the transition team of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, two media outlets reported. Politico on Thursday night, Oct. 27, cited an unidentified source as saying Clinton and her aides were discussing how to approach Biden about the post, should she win the Nov. 8 presidential election.
WASHINGTON—The FBI's head said on Friday, Oct. 28, that the agency would investigate additional emails that have surfaced related to Hillary Clinton's use of a personal email server to determine whether they contain classified information, adding that it is unclear how significant the new materials may be. In a letter to several U.S. congressional committee chairmen, Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey said that he "cannot predict how long it will take us to complete this additional work."
HOUSTON—U.S. refiner Phillips 66 expects a permit will be granted to build a controversial oil pipeline under the Missouri River near Native American land in North Dakota, Chief Executive Officer Greg Garland said on Friday, Oct. 28. "There's not that much left to be finished once we get the easement to go underneath the Missouri River," Garland told analysts on a conference call. "So I think that can be wrapped up in relatively short order."
WASHINGTON—Melania Trump will give two or three speeches in the final days of the U.S. presidential race, Republican candidate Donald Trump said in a television interview, apparently surprising his wife. The couple appeared in a taped ABC interview broadcast on Thursday, Oct. 27, less than two weeks before the Nov. 8 presidential election against Democrat Hillary Clinton. Melania, who has mostly remained off the campaign trail to care for the couple's 10-year-old son, was asked if she was going to campaign for her husband in the homestretch.
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. government released $28 million in federal grants to 13 coal-producing states on Wednesday, Oct. 26, to help them cope with the decline of the coal industry,...
Casinos on Native American land have poured billions into tribal economies since the late 1980s, lifting many people from poverty. Now, some hope, cultivating industrial hemp could do the same. Under U.S. law, hemp - which comes from the same family of plants that produce marijuana - can be grown only for research, with a permit from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. However, the Department of Justice opened the door for hemp cultivation by Native American tribes in 2014 when it agreed that tribes can set cannabis-related laws just as states can.