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10 rockets hit a base hosting US troops in Iraq, the 2nd such attack in a month

A US soldier at the Taji base complex, which hosts Iraqi and US troops, in 2014. ALI AL-SAADI/AFP via Getty Images Ten rockets hit an air base in Iraq hosting US-led coalition and Iraqi troops, officials in the country said. Col. Wayne Marotto, a spokesman for Operation Inherent Resolve, the coalition fighting the Islamic State … Read more

2nd former aide accuses Cuomo of sexual harassment

NEW YORK (AP) — A second former aide has come forward with sexual harassment allegations against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who responded with a statement Saturday saying he never made advances toward her and never intended to be inappropriate. Charlotte Bennett, a health policy adviser in the Democratic governor’s administration until November, told The … Read more

Myanmar protests resume after 2nd night of internet shutdown

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Peaceful demonstrations against Myanmar’s military takeover resumed Tuesday, following violence against protesters a day earlier by security forces and after internet access was blocked for a second straight night. Groups of demonstrators turned out early in Yangon and other cities to protest the Feb. 1 coup and demand that the nation’s … Read more

Myanmar protests in 2nd week, with neither side backing down

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Mass street demonstrations in Myanmar entered their second week Saturday, with neither protesters nor the military government they seek to unseat showing any signs of backing down from confrontations. Protesters in Yangon, the country’s biggest city, again congregated at Hleden intersection, a key crossroads from which groups fanned out to other … Read more

Germany’s Economy Contracted A Record 10.1% In 2nd Quarter : NPR

The buildings of the banking district are seen in Frankfurt, Germany. Government statistics show the economy contracted by 10.1% in the second quarter of this year. Michael Probst/AP hide caption toggle caption Michael Probst/AP The buildings of the banking district are seen in Frankfurt, Germany. Government statistics show the economy contracted by 10.1% in the … Read more