Harper homers, Phils split with Mets after Nola ties K mark
Bryce Harper blew kisses at a booing crowd to punctuate his home run, and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the New York Mets 2-1 in eight innings for a doubleheader split after Aaron Nola matched a long-standing major league record with 10 straight strikeouts in the opener.
‘It’s unfathomable’ -- Parents returning from Christmas shopping killed in Michigan collision
ADRIAN, Mich. – Tragedy struck an Adrian family when a collision killed a mother and father. “It’s so hard,” said Jeffrey Hale. His parents, 60-year-old David Hale and 57-year-old Deborah Hale, and the family dog all were killed in a collision Thursday night. “My parents were actually in Taylor, doing a little bit of Christmas shopping. On their way home, they live out in Adrian, and they were on US-223, only 5 minutes away from their home,” Jeffrey Hale said.
FBI team arrives this weekend to take part in Beirut probe
FILE - In this August 5, 2020 file photo, smoke rises from the scene of an explosion that hit the seaport of Beirut, Lebanon. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla, File)BEIRUT A team of FBI investigators is due to arrive in Lebanon this weekend to take part in the probe of Beirut's massive explosion, a senior U.S official said on Saturday after visiting the location of the blast. David Hale, U.S. undersecretary of state for political affairs, called for a thorough and transparent investigation. Hassan Nasrallah said the cause of the explosion is still unclear, adding that any international probe would also have to clear Israel of any responsibility in the port explosion. On Friday, the United Nations launched a $565 million appeal for Lebanon with immediate humanitarian assistance and initial recovery efforts.
Nelson 3 hitless innings wins debut, Yanks' win 5th in row
New York Yankees relief pitcher Nick Nelson throws in the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020, in New York. He had pitched three hitless innings for his major league debut in the New York Yankees' 5-2 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Saturday night. Thats as good a velocity as weve seen on his fastball really in the last couple of years, Boone said. I dont think he pitched as bad as what the score was," Red Sox manager Ron Roenicke said. ... Red Sox left fielder Andrew Benintendi was back in the lineup after a night off.
State Dept. official testifying in impeachment inquiry
Doors to the Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF) are seen where closed-door hearings and depositions are held with the House Intelligence, Foreign Affairs and Oversight committees at the U.S. Capitol on Nove. 4, 2019, in(CNN) - David Hale, a high-ranking official in the State Department, is testifying behind closed doors before House impeachment investigators on Wednesday, the first witness in the probe to participate in a deposition this week. His path to foreign affairs began with his grandparentsA native of Bridgewater, New Jersey, Hale graduated from Bridgewater-Raritan East High School. He then graduated from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service and joined the foreign service in 1984. In 2013, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gave him the Distinguished Service Award, according to an archived State Department website.
US to exchange ambassadors with Belarus
The United States is prepared to exchange ambassadors with Belarus, a top-ranking State Department official announced Tuesday -- a significant step in thawing relations between the two countries. MINSK, Belarus - The United States is prepared to exchange ambassadors with Belarus, a top-ranking State Department official announced Tuesday -- a significant step in thawing relations between the two countries. In 2015, in exchange for the release of Belarusian political prisoners, the US lifted sanctions on nine state-owned entities. Hale, who met with Lukashenko on Tuesday, said the US could "discuss further easing of sanctions" if Belarus continues to make progress toward democracy. "The United States respects Belarus' desire to chart its own course and to contribute to peace and stability in the region," he said.