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Takuma Sato wins Indy 500 as Fernando Alonso's race ends in engine failure

  • Forty-year-old Japanese driver wins 101st running of Indianpolis 500
  • Two-time F1 world champion Alonso held lead before race ended early

Takuma Sato has won the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 after a dramatic race at the famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway. 83 more words


Defense secretary Mattis says US policy against Isis is now 'annihilation'

Retired general indicates aggressive turn in Iraq and Syria, saying ‘intention is that foreign fighters do not survive’ and ‘civilian casualties are a fact of life’ 43 more words


Trump considers White House shake-up as reports link Kushner to Russia

Returning to Washington scandals after relatively serene international tour, president complains of anonymously sourced stories by ‘fake news writers’

The Trump White House is reportedly considering a major personnel shake-up, in response to the latest in a string of Russia-related scandals that have kept the administration on the defensive for weeks. 15 more words


Nationals star Bryce Harper's advice to Little Leaguers: It's not OK to lose

  • Four-time MLB All-Star imparts wisdom to young players
  • 2015 National League MVP has little time for participation trophies

It’s perhaps just as well that Bryce Harper plays for one of Major League Baseball’s best teams because, judging from a pep talk he gave to Little League players on Saturday, he really doesn’t like losing. 54 more words


The Trump handshake: how world leaders are fighting back | Jonathan Freedland

Emmanuel Macron and others have noted that US president’s handshake is a claim to superiority, and are fighting him in kind

They say the handshake originated as a gesture designed to prove that both participants were unarmed. 110 more words


Laptop ban could be set on all international flights to the US: homeland security chief

Homeland security secretary John Kelly says terrorists are ‘obsessed’ with downing a plane, ‘particularly if it’s a US carrier, particularly if it’s full of mostly US folks’ 60 more words


Donald Trump: Theresa May 'very angry' about Manchester bomb leaks

President tweets about prime minister’s displeasure at leaks to US media of sensitive information about last week’s attack

Donald Trump has said Theresa May was “very angry” about leaks to the US media of sensitive information about the Manchester Arena bombing. 6 more words