Chicago Fire tie MLS-leading New England Revolution 2-2

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Álvaro Medrán and Ignacio Aliseda each scored a goal and the Chicago Fire tied the MLS-leading New England Revolution 2-2 on Saturday night. The 21-year-old Aliseda scored his first goal in nearly three months with a side-netter to cap the scoring in the 88th minute and help Chicago (7-16-7) keep its slim … Read more

The Transportation Department Is Letting New Auto Safety Rules Slide

WASHINGTON (AP) — After their 16-year-old daughter died in a car crash, David and Wendy Mills wondered whether she would be alive if federal rules on rear seat belt warnings had been issued on time. Four years later, with no rule and traffic fatalities spiking, they’re still at a loss over the inaction. The teenager … Read more

Police: 1 deputy killed, 2 wounded in ambush at Houston bar

HOUSTON — Three constable deputies were shot in an ambush early Saturday morning while working an extra shift at a Houston bar, leaving one deputy dead and two others wounded, authorities in Texas said. Authorities took one person into custody but were still searching for a man believed to be the shooter, Houston Police Executive … Read more

Reports: UK lawmaker stabbed while meeting constituents

LONDON — British police say a man has been arrested after a reported stabbing in eastern England. News outlets say the victim is Conservative lawmaker David Amess. The Essex Police force said officers were called to reports of a stabbing in Leigh-on-Sea just after noon Friday. It said ‘a man was arrested shortly after & … Read more

Marine who criticized Afghanistan withdrawal pleads guilty

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (AP) — A former Marine battalion commander pleaded guilty Thursday to charges including conduct unbecoming an officer after he complained about the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan in online videos that made him well-known in conservative political circles.   What You Need To Know Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller pleaded guilty to charges related … Read more

In Nigeria’s troubled northwest, phone blockades hurt locals

LAGOS, Nigeria — Mobile phones have been lifelines for residents of northwestern Nigeria who have relied on warning calls to escape escalating bandit attacks. But recent blockades on mobile telecommunications by authorities have left many rural people cut off and more vulnerable, say residents. The bandits – armed groups who plunder villages and often kidnap, … Read more

Russia struggles to meet global orders for Sputnik V vaccine

CARACAS, Venezuela — Esperita García de Perez got her first vaccination against COVID-19 in May. That, along with her Catholic faith, made her feel better protected against the virus, and she had hoped to get her second shot of the Russian-developed Sputnik V vaccine a few weeks later. But the 88-year-old is still waiting. She … Read more

Run Down: Eagles’ ground game obsolete in 28-22 loss to Bucs

PHILADELPHIA — Mile Sanders ran 5 yards for a first down and Eagles fans erupted in a standing ovation. Oh, the fans in their green jerseys cheered, sarcastic ones directed at coach Nick Sirianni for calling only the third running play of the game and with Philadelphia trailing by 21 points late in the third … Read more

Boeing pilot involved in Max testing is indicted in Texas

DALLAS — A Boeing pilot involved in testing the 737 Max jetliner was indicted Thursday by a federal grand jury on charges of deceiving safety regulators who were evaluating the plane, which was later involved in two deadly crashes. The indictment accuses Mark A. Forkner of giving the Federal Aviation Administration false and incomplete information … Read more