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Darlene Superville

Trump backs death penalty for drug dealers

MANCHESTER, N.H.—Embracing the tough penalties favoured by global strongmen, U.S. President Donald Trump yesterday brandished the death penalty as a fitting punishment for drug traffickers fuelling the opioid epidemic.

The scourge has torn through the rural and working-class communities that in large numbers voted for Trump.

Obama honours ’Hawks for hat trick

WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. President Barack Obama celebrated his hometown Chicago Blackhawks for winning another Stanley Cup, calling the team’s third title in six years an “amazing championship run.”

But he’s still hoping one of the Windy City’s other professional teams, including his beloved Bears, will earn a trip to the White House before his presidency ends.