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Pundits attach themes to Latino voters.Time to ditch the practice?

SAN ANTONIO — Will Latinos turn Nevada red? Are Democrats losing Hispanic voters? Those were among the driving questions leading up to the midterm elections about Latino voters. The election results show that the answers are, in order, no and some. “I think the conventional wisdom going into the election was wrong. Every media story, …


North Korea says missile tests were practice to attack South and U.S.

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea’s military said Monday its recent barrage of missile tests were practice to “mercilessly” strike key South Korean and U.S. targets such as air bases and operation command systems with a variety of missiles that are likely nuclear-capable. The North’s announcement underscored leader Kim Jong Un’s determination not to back down in …


Rams’ Cam Akers to practice for the first time in weeks

Rams running back Cam Akers took part in a midday walk-through and will practice with the team Thursday afternoon for the first time in two weeks, offensive coordinator Liam Coen said. The Rams play the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday in Tampa, Fla. “Glad to have him back,” Coen said. “Hopefully we can get him …


Putin monitors drills of Russia’s nuclear forces and practice missile launches

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday monitored drills of the country’s strategic nuclear forces involving multiple practice launches of ballistic and cruise missiles, the Kremlin said. Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu reported to Putin that the drills were intended to simulate a “massive nuclear strike” by Russia in retaliation for a nuclear attack on Russia. …