Pressure turns to Mexico as migrant caravan heads for border

GUATEMALA CITY — As some 3,000 Hondurans made their way through Guatemala, attention turned to Mexico, after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened Thursday to close the U.S.-Mexico border if authorities there fail to stop them — a nearly unthinkable move that would disrupt hundreds of thousands of legal freight, vehicle and pedestrian crossings each day.

Vacuum of American leadership filled by cruelty

WASHINGTON — Whatever the eventual consequences of the Saudi Arabian regime’s suspected murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, President Trump’s initial response indicated much about the priorities of America First foreign policy. His instincts were commercial and transactional — a concern that America might lose defense contracts in a confrontation with the Saudi government. “I don’t like stopping massive amounts of money that’s being poured into our country,” he explained. Trump’s reaction was nativist, pointing out that “Khashoggi is not a United States citizen.” And after consulting with the Saudi King, the president seemed determined to provide an alibi, raising the prospect of “rogue killers” that brought back memories of the O.J. Simpson trial.

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies at 65

SEATTLE — Paul G. Allen, who co-founded Microsoft with his childhood friend Bill Gates before becoming a billionaire philanthropist who invested in conservation, space travel, arts and culture and professional sports, died Monday. He was 65.