Four more Democrats in Congress call for Biden to step aside in 2024 race

WASHINGTON — Four additional Democrats in Congress told their lawmaker colleagues during a phone call Sunday that they believe President Joe Biden should step aside to allow someone else to be the party’s nominee for president, according to multiple people on the call and familiar with the discussion. The House Democrats who said Biden should drop … Read more

Caitlin Clark rallies Fever past Liberty 83-78 with first triple-double by WNBA rookie

INDIANAPOLIS — Caitlin Clark posted the first triple-double by a rookie in WNBA history to help rally Indiana to an 83-78 victory over New York on Saturday at Gainbridge Fieldhouse, snapping the Fever’s nine-game losing streak to the Liberty. Clark finished with 19 points, 13 assists and 12 rebounds for Indiana (9-13). The No. 1 … Read more

Reformist Masoud Pezeshkian wins Iran’s presidential runoff election, besting hard-liner Saeed Jalili

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates— Reformist candidate Masoud Pezeshkian won Iran’s runoff presidential election Saturday, besting hard-liner Saeed Jalili by promising to reach out to the West and ease enforcement on the country’s mandatory headscarf law after years of sanctions and protests squeezing the Islamic Republic. Pezeshkian promised no radical changes to Iran’s Shiite theocracy in his campaign … Read more

‘I’m staying in the race’

President Joe Biden said Friday at a campaign rally in the key battleground state of Wisconsin that he’s staying in the 2024 presidential race and expressed confidence that he would beat former President Donald Trump, despite concerns about a disastrous debate performance last week. “You probably heard that I had a little debate last week. … Read more

Cambodia welcomes the Met’s repatriation of centuries-old statues looted during past turmoil

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — The return to Cambodia this week of 14 sculptures that had been looted from the country during a period of war and unrest is like welcoming home the souls of ancestors, Cambodia’s culture minister said Thursday. The items repatriated from New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art arrived Wednesday and were displayed to … Read more

Apple, Dyson, Ninja and more

The Fourth of July is here and aside from the fun of fireworks, another part of Independence Day is finding the best Fourth of July sales worth shopping. It’s a great time to act fast on deals for bedding, mattresses, outdoor gear and home appliances. Retailers like REI, Home Depot and Wayfair have sitewide sales … Read more

Flight to New Hampshire diverted after man exposes himself, federal officials say

BUFFALO, N.Y. — A flight to Manchester, New Hampshire, was diverted Wednesday after a man allegedly exposed himself and urinated in the aisle of the airplane, officials said. The 25-year-old Oregon man was arrested and charged with indecent exposure after the flight landed at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport. He was released after making an … Read more