Review | ‘Fremont’: An Afghan immigrant tale set in a city of tiresome oddballs

Review | ‘Fremont’: An Afghan immigrant tale set in a city of tiresome oddballs

Comment on this storyComment StarSolidStarSolidStarOutlineStarOutline(2 stars) Named for — and partly set in — a small California city with a large Afghan population, “Fremont” is a trilingual parable of disconnection. Donya, played by real-life Afghan refugee Anaita Wali Zada, lives in a low-rise apartment complex that’s home to many other Afghans. But she doesn’t want … Read more

Review | Two tragic fires, one family’s loss

Review | Two tragic fires, one family’s loss

Comment on this storyComment One night, two fires. In Kingsbury, London, Cornelius Winston Pitt spends the last night of his life, a hot Tuesday in June, surrounded by clocks and feeling like a ghost, smoking one cigarette and then another, the one that would end him. Some ways away, in North Kensington, an inferno engulfs … Read more

U.S. Seeks to Repatriate Family of 10 Americans From Camps in Syria

U.S. Seeks to Repatriate Family of 10 Americans From Camps in Syria

The State Department is working to repatriate a family of 10 American citizens stranded in Syria, where they are among the tens of thousands of people effectively imprisoned in desert camps and detention centers from the war against the Islamic State, according to officials. The transfer would make them the largest group brought back to … Read more

‘Cybersecurity Issue’ Forces Systems Shutdown at MGM Hotels and Casinos

‘Cybersecurity Issue’ Forces Systems Shutdown at MGM Hotels and Casinos

The casino and hotel chain MGM Resorts International said on Monday that a “cybersecurity issue” was affecting some of its online systems, causing disruptions for customers, particularly in Las Vegas, where cybersecurity experts said the company was likely the victim of a pervasive cyberattack. MGM Resorts did not share specifics on the disruptions or disclose … Read more