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Wanted Arizona Man Who Hid in Desert for Months Is Arrested 

CASA GRANDE, ARIZ.  — A 42-year-old Arizona man sought on sex abuse-related charges was arrested after he spent more than three months hiding in the desert, a sheriff’s office said Thursday. Deputies aided by Border Patrol agents and state police arrested Marana-area resident David Whitaker on Monday…

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US expands sanctions to family of Myanmar’s coup leader 

The United States announced sanctions Wednesday on two family members of Myanmar’s commander in chief, beefing up U.S. financial penalties in response to the military’s five-week-old coup and its deadly ongoing crackdown on protesters. The new measures, set by the Treasury Department, target adult children…

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Report: Cuomo groped female aide in governor’s residence 

ALBANY, N.Y. — An aide to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he groped her in the governor’s residence, a newspaper reported Wednesday, in the most serious allegation made yet by a series of women against the embattled Democrat. The Times Union of Albany reported that…

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US says ranger tried to defuse run-in before using Taser 

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.  — A National Park Service ranger used a stun gun on a man who identifies as Native American after trying repeatedly to defuse a confrontation on federal land in New Mexico, according to an internal investigation released Friday. Video of the Dec. 27…

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Biden brings no relief to tensions between US and China 

WASHINGTON  — President Joe Biden took office promising to move quickly to restore and repair America’s relations with the rest of the world, but one major nation has yet to see any U.S. effort to improve ties: China. From Iran to Russia, Europe to Latin…