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Published:Sunday | August 12, 2018 | 12:00 AM

BARCELONA, Spain (AP):The leaders of Germany and Spain yesterday promoted a shared approach to immigration into the European Union amid growing populist opposition in other EU nations to taking in more asylum seekers.German Chancellor Angela Merkel...

Published:Friday | August 10, 2018 | 9:59 AM

FREDERICTON, New Brunswick (AP) — Four people, including two police officers, were shot to death in an apartment complex in the eastern Canadian city of Fredericton on Friday, and a suspect was taken into custody, authorities said. It was a...

Published:Thursday | August 9, 2018 | 4:17 PM

The U.S. Army has stopped discharging immigrant recruits who enlisted seeking a path to citizenship — at least temporarily. A memo shared with The Associated Press on Wednesday and dated July 20 spells out orders to high-ranking Army...

Published:Thursday | August 9, 2018 | 3:52 PM

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina’s Senate on Thursday rejected a bill to legalise elective abortion, a defeat for a grassroots movement that came closer than ever to achieving the decriminalisation of the procedure in the...

Published:Thursday | August 9, 2018 | 3:47 PM

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A 19-year-old Oklahoma man convicted of stabbing his parents and three siblings to death was sentenced Thursday to five life terms in prison to run consecutively, meaning that even with the possibility of parole he likely...

Published:Thursday | August 9, 2018 | 3:37 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Faced with growing competition and threats from Russia and China, the White House on Thursday said it will create the U.S. Space Force as a sixth, separate military service by 2020. Vice President Mike Pence told a Pentagon...

Published:Thursday | August 9, 2018 | 1:09 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — First lady Melania Trump’s parents have been sworn in as U.S. citizens. A lawyer for Viktor and Amalija Knavs says the Slovenian couple took the citizenship oath on Thursday in New York City. They had been living in the...

Published:Thursday | August 9, 2018 | 9:52 AM

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico is now estimating that Hurricane Maria killed more than 1,400 people, far more than the official death toll of 64, in a report to Congress seeking billions to help the island recover from the...

Published:Thursday | August 9, 2018 | 9:45 AM

TANJUNG, Indonesia (AP) — The Indonesian island of Lombok was shaken by a third big earthquake in little more than a week Thursday as the official death toll from the most powerful of the quakes topped 300. The strong aftershock, measured at...

Published:Wednesday | August 8, 2018 | 2:29 PM

BANGSAL, Indonesia (AP) — Aid began reaching isolated areas of the Indonesian island struggling after a powerful earthquake that killed more than 130 people as rescuers intensified efforts Wednesday to find those buried in the rubble. The...

Published:Wednesday | August 8, 2018 | 2:10 PM

VALHALLA, N.Y. (AP) — A man shot a patient to death in her bed at a suburban New York hospital Wednesday and then killed himself, police said. Police were trying to determine the connection between the two, who were found in a fourth-floor...

Published:Wednesday | August 8, 2018 | 9:10 AM

CHICAGO (AP) — Children’s advocates want the American Psychological Association to condemn the technology industry’s practice of using persuasive psychological techniques to keep kids glued to their screens. The advocates, citing...

Published:Tuesday | August 7, 2018 | 4:38 PM

Dental health experts worry that more people are using toothpaste that skips the most important ingredient — fluoride — and leaves them at a greater risk of cavities. Most toothpastes already contain fluoride. While health authorities...

Published:Tuesday | August 7, 2018 | 4:27 PM

Firefighters struggled against rugged terrain, high winds, and an August heat wave Tuesday to slow the spread of the biggest wildfire ever recorded in California, an inferno that exploded to more than 450 square miles in just 11 days. The blaze,...

Published:Tuesday | August 7, 2018 | 12:00 AM

SANTA ANA, California (AP):On a Sunday breezy morning, Floria Hakimi smiled as her photo was snapped on the steps leading up to a small plane that was supposed to usher her to a workshop for real estate agents in Southern California."Flying out to...

Published:Tuesday | August 7, 2018 | 12:00 AM

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP):Pro-government factions mobilised thousands of Venezuelans dressed in red - the color of the ruling socialist party - on to the streets of the capital on Monday in a bid to show the country remains united around President...

Published:Monday | August 6, 2018 | 12:00 AM

NEW YORK (AP):The executive producer of the CBS news show 60 Minutes is delaying his return from vacation until an investigation into sexual misconduct claims at the network wraps up.Allegations against the executive producer, Jeff Fager, and CBS...

Published:Monday | August 6, 2018 | 12:00 AM

BERLIN (AP):A vintage propeller plane plunged near-vertically into a Swiss mountain, killing all 20 people on board as they returned from a two-day trip to southern Switzerland, investigators said Sunday.The Junkers Ju-52 plane, operated by small...

Published:Monday | August 6, 2018 | 12:00 AM

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP):Opposition leaders in Venezuela warn that the government might use an apparent assassination attempt against President Nicolas Maduro as an excuse to crack down on those who legitimately oppose his policies.Maduro was...

Published:Monday | August 6, 2018 | 12:00 AM

BRIDGEWATER, NJ(AP)President Donald Trump on Sunday acknowledged that the 2016 Trump Tower meeting between a Kremlin-connected lawyer and his son was to collect information about his political opponent, casting new light on a moment central to the...

Published:Sunday | August 5, 2018 | 3:20 PM

At least 37 people have died after a powerful earthquake hit the Indonesian island of Lombok, the BBC reported Indonesian officials as saying.The 7.0 magnitude quake damaged buildings and triggered power cuts.More than 50 people were also injured....

Published:Sunday | August 5, 2018 | 3:03 PM

Six people have been arrested in Venezuela for involvement in an apparent assassination attempt on President Nicolás Maduro, the interior minister says.The BBC reported that Nestor Reverol said they were part of a group that loaded two drones with...

Published:Sunday | August 5, 2018 | 12:37 AM

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP)  Ahead of campaigning in Ohio yesterday, President Donald Trump unleashed a withering attack on the state's favourite son, savaging LeBron James in a late-night tweet that derided the intelligence of one of the...

Published:Sunday | August 5, 2018 | 12:15 AM

BRAZILSAO PAULO (AP) -- The Workers' Party in Brazil yesterday named jailed former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva as its nominee for the country's top job.Delegates of the left-leaning party confirmed da Silva, who served two terms as Brazil's...

Published:Sunday | August 5, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Tel Aviv (AP):Tens of thousands of members of Israel's Druze minority and their Jewish supporters, some chanting "equality", packed a central Tel Aviv square yesterday to rally against a contentious new law that critics say sidelines Israel's non-...

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