Democratic Leading

Leading Democratic VP contender Bass defends stance on Cuba

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Rep. Karen Bass, one of the top contenders to be Joe Biden’s running mate, on Sunday defended her past travel to Cuba and the sympathetic comments she made after the death of Fidel Castro, the dictator who ruled the communist country for decades. Bass said she was trying to express her…

cards Leading

LEADING OFF: Cards, Brews try again after virus postponement

A look at what’s happening around the majors today:WHO’S PLAYING?The Cardinals will see if they can begin their series at Milwaukee after St. Louis became the latest team to get shut down by the coronavirus.The Brewers’ home opener was postponed Friday because two Cardinals players tested positive for COVID-19.“TV Show suggestions please,” tweeted Cardinals pitcher…

Dodgers’ Leading

LEADING OFF: Dodgers’ Roberts back for Arizona’s home opener

A look at what’s happening around the majors today:ROBERTS RETURNSLos Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts will be back from a one-game suspension when the defending NL West champions visit Arizona for the Diamondbacks’ home opener.Major League Baseball suspended Roberts one game and Dodgers reliever Joe Kelly eight games on Wednesday, the day after benches cleared…

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LEADING OFF: Virus fears force changes in lineups, plans

Miami Marlins’ Brian Anderson, right, celebrates his two-run home run with Francisco Cervelli, left, during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Sunday, July 26, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)Miami Marlins’ Brian Anderson, right, celebrates his two-run home run with Francisco Cervelli, left, during the fifth inning of a baseball…

Happy Leading

LEADING OFF: Many happy returns to MLB mounds

A look at what’s happening around the majors Sunday:OHTANI’S TURNAngels two-way star Shohei Ohtani is set to make his first appearance on the mound since Sept. 2, 2018, after not pitching all last season following elbow surgery. Ohtani is under no restrictions when he faces the Athletics in Oakland.“It’s a little mix of everything, some…

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Head of leading Hispanic-owned U.S. food company sparks backlash over praise for Trump

By Steve Gorman(Reuters) – Goya Foods Inc, the largest Hispanic-owned U.S. food company and a popular brand among Latino Americans, became the target of a boycott campaign on social media on Friday sparked by its CEO effusively praising President Donald Trump at the White House.The hashtags #Goyaway and #BoycottGoya began trending on Twitter after Robert…

Homeland Leading

Leading Homeland Security Under a President Who Embraces ‘Hate-Filled’ Talk

Elaine Duke, a lifelong Republican, was acting secretary of homeland security for four months in 2017.Elaine Duke, the former acting secretary of homeland security, says the president’s “America First” philosophy has veered toward “America Only.”Credit…Andrew Harnik/Associated PressJuly 10, 2020WASHINGTON — Elaine C. Duke, then President Trump’s acting secretary of homeland security, arrived at the Roosevelt…

Leading Trump

With Trump leading the way, America’s coronavirus failures exposed by record surge in new infections

President Trump — who has repeatedly downplayed the virus, sidelined experts and misled Americans about its dangers and potential cures — now finds his presidency wracked by an inability to shepherd the country through its worst public health calamity in a century. The dysfunction that has long characterized Trump’s White House has been particularly ill-suited…

German Leading

The German MEP leading the fight against racism in Brussels

Pierrette Herzberger-Fofana, Germany’s first member of the European parliament of African origin, came to Brussels to make a difference in tackling all forms of discrimination. She did not expect to be telling her fellow MEPs she had been the victim of discrimination at the hands of the Belgian police. Arriving in Brussels on Tuesday lunchtime,…

Leading Satellite

Leading satellite operator joins C Spire-led consortium on rural broadband access

OTTAWA, Ontario and JACKSON, Miss., May 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Telesat, one of the largest and most successful global satellite operators, has joined a group of tech firms led by Mississippi-based C Spire working to bridge the “digital divide” and help solve the rural broadband access and adoption problem. The firms, which also include Airspan Networks,…