Trump wants to allure Putin to US after this year, White House says

Donald Trump has asked his staff to invite Russian president Vladimir Putin to visit the White House later this year, according to a tweet issued by spokesperson Sarah Sanders. In a tweet Sanders said Trump had asked national security advisor John Bolton to invite Putin “to Washington in the fall and those discussions are already …

Tiger Woods and Jordan Spieth abort to flash as bottom Open lights sparkle

We spent all of Thursday waiting for a sprinkling of gold dust upon the 147th Open Championship. It ultimately failed to arrive. When two under par after just four holes, Tiger Woods seemed sure to deliver. At three under and only two from the lead, the defending champion Jordan Spieth supplied blue-chip hope. Justin Thomas …

Adrian Cronauer: adept whose radio antics aggressive Good Morning, Vietnam dies age-old 79

Adrian Cronauer, the man whose military radio antics inspired a character played by Robin Williams in the film “Good Morning, Vietnam”, has died. He was 79. Mary Muse, the wife of his stepson Michael Muse, said Thursday that Cronauer died Wednesday from an age-related illness. He had lived in Troutville, Virginia, and died at a …

Minnesota Congressman Under Fire Over 2012 Comments About Women

Representative Jason Lewis, Republican of Minnesota, won his seat by less than two points in 2016 and is facing the same challenger in November.CreditBill Clark/CQ Roll Call, via Associated Press After audio surfaced of Representative Jason Lewis, a swing district Republican from Minnesota, making misogynistic remarks on his former radio program, his Democratic opponent in …

How a 9-Year-Old Boy’s Statistic Shaped a Debate on Straws

Businesses that sell food or drinks in Seattle can no longer offer plastic straws. Duke’s Seafood and Chowder was already using paper straws like these.CreditGreg Gilbert/The Seattle Times, via Associated Press If you’ve read a recent article about Starbucks, Marriott or Seattle banning plastic straws, you might have come across a striking statistic: Americans use …

Stav Sherez wins abomination atypical of the year for ‘moving the brand forward’

Stav Sherez has won the 2018 Theakston Old Peculier award for crime fiction with his novel The Intrusions. The third outing for detectives Jack Carrigan and Geneva Miller begins when a young woman arrives at their west London police station, saying that her friend has been abducted from the seedy Bayswater hostel where they both …

Asia and Australia Edition: Putin, Food, Rohingya: Your Friday Briefing

Asia and Australia Edition (Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning. A new gambit from Russia, a new definition of Israel and a new policy from Facebook. Here’s what you need to know: ImageCreditPool photo by Sergei Karpukhin • President Vladimir Putin of Russia said that unspecified forces in the …