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Dubai’s Torch tower catches fire — again

Firefighters are battling a blaze at the 84-story Torch tower near Dubai Marina, the Dubai Media Office said early Friday. The Civil Defense Office said the building was successfully evacuated and the emergency responders had brought most of the fire under control. There were no immediate reports of injuries, the Dubai …

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U.S. bans travel to North Korea from September 1

A ban on travel by U.S. passport holders to North Korea will take effect on September 1. The Americans in the country should leave before that date, the U.S. State Department said on Wednesday. Journalists and humanitarian workers may apply for exceptions to the ban, the department said in a …

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VIdeo: Senate confirms Wray as next FBI director

The Senate on Tuesday voted overwhelmingly to confirm Christopher A. Wray as the next FBI director. With this confirming is filling the critical post that has remained vacant since President Trump fired James B. Comey in May. Trump’s firing of Comey immediately led to accusations that he was trying to …

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U.S. police chiefs blast Trump for endorsing ‘police brutality’

Police leaders across the country moved quickly to distance themselves from — or to outright condemn — President Trump’s statements about “roughing up” people who’ve been arrested. The swift public denunciations came as departments are under intense pressure to stamp out brutality and excessive force that can erode the relationship between officers and …

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