White House official cites problems in security clearances

WASHINGTON (AP) — A career official in the White House security office says dozens of people in President Donald Trump’s administration were granted security clearances despite “disqualifying issues” in their backgrounds, including concerns about foreign influence, drug use and criminal conduct. Tricia Newbold, an 18-year government employee who oversaw the issuance of clearances for some […]

Los Angeles police identify suspect in Nipsey Hussle slaying

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police are seeking a 29-year-old man who they believe shot and killed Nipsey Hussle outside the rapper’s clothing store where he was trying to remake his community. Los Angeles police Chief Michel Moore has scheduled a briefing Tuesday morning in which he will discuss how detectives came to identify […]

Saunders signs with New York Mets

Warren Saunders became the latest Bahamian to garner a professional baseball contract, signing with the New York Mets organization on Wednesday in Nassau. The Grand Bahama native is a product of the International Elite (I Elite) Sports Academy.  He will now await his farm league assignment from the team. Prior to training with I Elite, […]

Police: Bomber’s video amounts to confession, but no motive

PFLUGERVILLE, Texas (AP) — A 25-minute cellphone video left behind by the bomber whose deadly explosives terrorized Austin for weeks details the differences among the weapons he built and amounts to a confession, police said. But his motive remains a mystery. Mark Anthony Conditt, an unemployed college dropout who bought bomb-making materials at Home Depot, […]