Congo opposition leader Tshisekedi named presidential winner

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi has been declared the winner of the long-delayed presidential election, the electoral commission announced early Thursday to the surprise of many, as the vast country braced for possible protests over alleged rigging. Tshisekedi, who received more than 7 million votes, or 38 percent, had not been […]

Watch Live: Trump makes statement in White House Rose Garden – NBCNews.com

Watch Live: Trump makes statement in White House Rose Garden  NBCNews.com Don Lemon: Trump can’t bully Congress anymore  CNN CNN’s Don Lemon on Trump and Pelosi Going Toe to Toe: ‘It’s a Whole New World, a World Where He Can’t Bully Congress’  Newsweek House votes to end partial government shutdown  ABC News View full coverage on Google News

Russia grants detained American access to U.S. Embassy officials – The Washington Post

Russia grants detained American access to U.S. Embassy officials  The Washington Post U.S. diplomats visit American Paul Whelan amid questions about his detention  USA TODAY Meet Putin’s American Prisoner, Paul Whelan  The Daily Beast Detained American’s twin denies espionage claims  CNN Russia Grants U.S. Access To Paul Whelan, Arrested On Suspicion Of Spying  NPR View full coverage on Google News

NASA spacecraft enters orbit around asteroid, sets records

LAUREL, Md. (AP) — A NASA spacecraft has gone into orbit around an ancient asteroid, setting a pair of records. The Osiris-Rex spacecraft entered orbit Monday around the asteroid Bennu, 70 million miles (110 million kilometers) from Earth. It’s the smallest celestial body ever to be orbited by a spacecraft. Bennu is just 1,600 feet […]

Graham says Trump slowing down planned withdrawal from Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has ordered a slowdown to the withdrawal of U.S. forces in Syria, Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham said Sunday. “I think we’re in a pause situation,” the South Carolina Republican said outside the White House after lunch with the president. Trump announced earlier this month that he was ordering the […]