Mayors urge Senate to return to Washington for gun bill vote

More than 200 mayors, including two anguished by mass shootings in Texas and Ohio, are urging the Senate to return to the Capitol to act on

Offbeat | Giant emoji painted on house roil California community

A Southern California seaside community is in an uproar after a home was given a new paint job featuring two huge emoji on a bright pink background.

This Day in History | 1945 Atom bomb hits Nagasaki

American forces have dropped an atomic bomb on Nagasaki - the second such attack on Japan in three days. The bomb was dropped by parachute from an

Sudan’s new power broker

  * Movies: The Art of Racing in the Rain * Books: Love at First Like by Hannah Orenstein * Music: Finch by Penny & Sparrow * F&B:

Dog’s POV can’t carry ‘Art of Racing in the Rain’

The film adaptation of “The Art of Racing in the Rain” seems to have been designed by algorithm to maximize appeal for a certain demographic of women aged around

Digital dating proves complicated in ‘Love at First Like’

Dating in the digital age can be tricky business, especially when you project an image on social media that is in no way a truthful depiction of

‘Finch’ from Penny & Sparrow is a gem

Texas-raised duo Penny & Sparrow had to do some heavy touring to truly search their souls. They explore the resulting range of emotions and deliver it on

News of the World | A new strongman in Sudan? Experts aren’t so sure

When Sudan’s protest leaders signed a preliminary power-sharing agreement with the ruling military council in early July, they had no choice but to shake hands with the

F&B | UK food industry looks to avoid shortages in no-deal Brexit

The U.K. food industry is urging the government to set aside competition rules so companies can coordinate supply decisions to combat food shortages if Britain leaves the

Life & Style | Case dismissed against man arrested near Taylor Swift’s home

The case of a man arrested near Taylor Swift’s beachfront mansion in Rhode Island for carrying burglary tools has been dismissed by prosecutors. A spokesman for the Rhode

World briefs

South Korea Police raided the office of a marketing agency yesterday as part of a fraud investigation into Cristiano Ronaldo’s non-appearance in a friendly

Tiger Woods has effect on Thai sports like few others

Tiger Woods’ first vacation to Thailand was a lot different from when he goes there for work. “No one knew who I was,” Woods said Wednesday

The Buzz | Fans recreate Beatles’ Abbey Road cover shot 50 years on

It was 50 years ago yesterday, that The Beatles caused a traffic delay. And hundreds of fans of the Fab Four gathered yesterday at a crosswalk in

Fox’s Carlson calls white supremacy ‘a hoax’

Fox News Channel host Tucker Carlson faced criticism Wednesday for declaring white supremacy “a hoax,” the same day President Donald Trump visited El Paso, Texas, after a

Bizcuits | Vulnerable expatriates in crisis

Beyond the glamour and the rewards of an expatriate life there are inevitable difficulties caused by stresses of adjusting to a strange environment.  Where personal stress and

Friday, August 9, 2019 – edition no. 3350

• China is cracking down on online casinos operating out of Southeast Asia * New Macau to ask the people * Lawmakers hope an update to the social housing regime approved yesterday

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