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November 11, 2016 3:02 AM Leonard Cohen’s Montreal: refuge and escape

For his sombre new album, You Want It Darker, Cohen sought the sounds of his youth – and found them in a Montreal synagogue. Robert Everett-Green traces the artist’s deep and complex relationship with the city of his birth, and the cradle of his longings Leonard Cohen is pictured at his home in Montreal, a city that has been both a place to escape and a refuge 87

November 11, 2016 12:06 AM MLB Silver Slugger Awards 2016: AL and NL Winners and Twitter Reaction

Major League Baseball handed out the 2016 Silver Slugger Awards given to the best offensive player at each position on Thursday, highlighted by Mike Trout in the American League and Corey Seager in the National League. While there is no overlap between voters for the Silver Slugger awards and MVP, the winners today didn't provide much clarity for what to expect 38

November 10, 2016 2:47 AM The Latest: Leader of Hong Kong congratulates Trump on win

Hong Kong’s leader has congratulated Donald Trump on his U.S. election victory. In a statement, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying says the government of the semiautonomous southern Chinese financial hub “looks forward to further deepening our links with the U.S.” In Leung’s words, “Hong Kong and the U.S. enjoy close economic and trade ties, the two places 79

November 9, 2016 5:25 PM The Latest: Germany: Merkel could meet Trump before May

A German government spokesman says Chancellor Angela Merkel could meet Donald Trump before the G7 meeting in Italy in May. Asked about the impact of Trump's election win on ending the war in Ukraine, Steffen Seibert says Germany "will certainly stand by its policy on Russia." The U.S. and the EU have slapped sanctions on Russia for backing separatists 107

November 9, 2016 9:00 AM Palm oil body promises revamp amid credibility doubts

BANGKOK Nov 9 The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), an industry group that promotes environmentally sustainable cultivation of the oil, has promised to revamp its complaints system, a non-governmental group said on Wednesday. Aidenvironment, an Amsterdam-based green group, had threatened to quit the RSPO over its frustration with the group's 37

November 9, 2016 7:55 AM Pence may be powerful vice president as Trump's liaison to Congress

After joining one of the most unconventional political campaigns in modern history, the Indiana Republican will be the nation’s next vice president. "This is a historic night," Pence told the crowed at the New York Hilton Midtown shortly before 3 a.m. Wednesday. "The American people have spoken. And the American people have elected their new champion 35

November 8, 2016 3:15 PM Chicago-area voters line up at polls after early voters set record

Voters went to the polls early Tuesday to choose the next president of the United States as well as select state and local leaders — lining up at community centers, schools and even bars to cast their votes. In addition to choosing between presidential contenders Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, they face choices for Illinois' junior U.S. Senate seat as well as contests 66

November 8, 2016 2:02 PM Hungary’s Lawmakers Reject Plan to Block Resettlement of Refugees

BUDAPEST — Lawmakers in Hungary refused on Tuesday to adopt a bar on refugees relocated from the rest of the European Union, dealing a rare defeat to the country’s prime minister, Viktor Orban. Mr. Orban submitted the plan, in the form of a constitutional amendment, last month, after a similar proposal failed to pass by referendum because the turnout 51

November 8, 2016 11:06 AM Why Jets' Todd Bowles refuses to bench Ryan Fitzpatrick (if healthy) for Bryce Petty

Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick is nursing a sprained left knee. But if he is healthy enough to play next Sunday against the Rams, he will start — not Bryce Petty. Jets coach Todd Bowles made that clear Monday, as he continues to stick with Fitzpatrick, even though the Jets are 3-6 and their season is essentially over. And with Geno Smith out for the year with a torn ACL, he doesn't 19

November 7, 2016 9:09 PM Janet Reno's career punctuated by highs, lows

Janet Reno, first female US attorney general, dies at 78 On February 28, 1993, agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives tried to serve search and arrest warrants for allegedly illegal weapons at the Branch Davidian Christian compound near Waco, Texas. A gunbattle ensued followed by a seven-week standoff between church followers 33