Saudi Arabia's ambassador to Washington denies Kingdom harmed missing

WASHINGTON — The brother of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman says he had “regular contact” with a missing Saudi journalist and critic before his disappearance last week, calling Jamal Khashoggi a “friend” as he dismissed allegations that Saudi Arabia killed or detained him “absolutely false, and baseless.” Prince Khalid bin Salman, who is also …

Jamal Khashoggi was fearful of Saudi government before disappearing, friends say

ISTANBUL — Friends of the missing Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi described him as being deeply afraid of his country’s rulers and of being targeted by the powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the months before his disappearance. Turkish authorities say they believe Khashoggi, a journalist and critic of Saudi policies, was killed at the …

Language learning app Duolingo adds Hawaiian lessons

The Hawaiian language, known as ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi, is now available as a course from one of the largest language-learning apps. Duolingo on Monday launched a Hawaiian language course — developed with the help of Kamehameha Schools, a Hawaii-based private school system — on its website. Updates to Duolingo’s mobile app that would include the lessons …

Taylor Swift's dive into political waters brings out the lovers and haters

The world can’t shake off Taylor Swift’s bombshell: that even she has a political opinion. The typically apolitical Swift’s stunning endorsement of Democratic Senate candidate Phil Bredesen in deep red Tennessee left fans on Monday either embracing the “Love Story” singer or vowing to turn off her music. In an Instagram message posted on Sunday, …