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Published:Monday | October 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

MEXICO BEACH, Florida (AP):Crews with backhoes and other heavy equipment scooped up splintered boards, broken glass, chunks of asphalt and other debris in hurricane-flattened Mexico Beach on Sunday as the mayor held out hope for the 250 or so...

Published:Sunday | October 14, 2018 | 10:45 AM

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia warned Sunday it will respond to any “threats” against it as its stock market plunged following President Donald Trump’s warning of “severe punishment” over the...

Published:Sunday | October 14, 2018 | 12:18 AM

MEXICO CITY (AP): Guatemala's Volcano of Fire is spewing ash just months after an eruption killed at least 110 people.The country's seismology and volcanology institute said yesterday that hot lava is spilling from the crater and flowing...

Published:Sunday | October 14, 2018 | 12:15 AM

WARSAW, (AP): Polish police used tear gas and a water cannon yesterday against right-wing extremists who were trying to block the first equality parade in the city of Lublin in eastern Poland.More than 1,000 lesbian, gay, bisexual and...

Published:Sunday | October 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

(AP):Pope Francis yesterday defrocked two more Chilean bishops accused of sexually abusing minors, and to show greater transparency about how he's responding to the church's global sex abuse crisis, he publicly explained why they were removed.The...

Published:Sunday | October 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

CHICAGO (AP):A paraplegic man who was convicted of first-degree murder in the 2016 shooting death of his neighbour in a Chicago high-rise has been sentenced to 50 years in prison.The Chicago Tribune reports that 51-year-old Reggie Daniel was...

Published:Sunday | October 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

FORT LAUDERDALE (AP):Florida's disjointed property insurance system that relies almost exclusively on small and midsize companies will take a multibillion-dollar loss from Hurricane Michael, but has sufficient reserves and backups that providers...

Published:Sunday | October 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

MEXICO BEACH (AP):Search-and-rescue teams yesterday found a body in the Florida Panhandle town nearly wiped out by Hurricane Michael, and authorities said that there is little doubt the death toll will rise further.Traffic lights remained out...

Published:Friday | October 12, 2018 | 9:43 AM

OLYMPIA, Washington. (AP) — Washington’s Supreme Court unanimously struck down the state’s death penalty Thursday as arbitrary and racially biased, making it the 20th state to do away with capital punishment. Execution was already...

Published:Friday | October 12, 2018 | 8:54 AM

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Linda Marquardt rode out Hurricane Michael with her husband at their home in Mexico Beach. When their house filled with surging ocean water, they fled upstairs. Now their home is full of mud and everywhere they look...

Published:Friday | October 12, 2018 | 12:00 AM

BANGKOK (AP):Thai authorities yesterday convicted 70 Pakistani asylum seekers of staying illegally in Thailand, despite their protestations that they face persecution if they are sent home, as police intensify a crackdown on illegal immigration.The...

Published:Friday | October 12, 2018 | 12:00 AM

MEXICO BEACH, Florida (AP):The small Gulf Coast community of Mexico Beach was known as a slice of Old Florida.Now it lies in splinters.Hit head-on by Hurricane Michael, homes in this town of about 1,190 people were shattered or ripped from their...

Published:Friday | October 12, 2018 | 12:00 AM

WASHINGTON (AP):President Donald Trump defended continuing huge sales of United States weapons to Saudi Arabia yesterday, despite rising pressure from lawmakers to punish the kingdom over the disappearance of a Saudi journalist who lived in the...

Published:Thursday | October 11, 2018 | 10:01 AM

PANAMA CITY, Florida. (AP) — Search-and-rescue teams fanned out across the Florida Panhandle to reach trapped people in Michael’s wake Thursday after the third-most powerful hurricane on record to hit the continental U.S. carved a path...

Published:Thursday | October 11, 2018 | 12:12 AM

CARACAS, (AP):Venezuela's chief prosecutor doubled down Wednesday on claims that a jailed opposition activist killed himself, while the Trump administration condemned the government of President Nicol·s Maduro for its alleged involvement in the...

Published:Thursday | October 11, 2018 | 12:10 AM

JERUSALEM (AP) :Israel defended on Wednesday its handling of the case of an American graduate student held in detention at the country's international airport for the past week over allegations that she supports a boycott against the Jewish state....

Published:Thursday | October 11, 2018 | 12:09 AM

PANAMA CITY, Florida (AP):Supercharged by abnormally warm waters in the Gulf of Mexico, Michael slammed into the Florida Panhandle on Wednesday with potentially catastrophic winds of 155mph, the most powerful hurricane to hit the US mainland in...

Published:Thursday | October 11, 2018 | 12:06 AM

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP):Passport control looks a little different in Dubai International Airport - the world's busiest for international travel.That's because the airport debuted a new 'smart tunnel' that uses biometric technology, instead...

Published:Thursday | October 11, 2018 | 12:05 AM

SAO PAULO (AP):Brazilian officials say $16 million in undeclared cash and luxury watches seized from the delegation of Equatorial Guinea's vice-president may have been part of an effort to launder money embezzled from the African country's...

Published:Wednesday | October 10, 2018 | 11:13 PM

LAS VEGAS (AP):Cristiano Ronaldo's new Las Vegas criminal defence lawyer went on the attack Wednesday, saying documents cited in media reports about a rape claim against the soccer star were "complete fabrications" and the encounter was consensual....

Published:Wednesday | October 10, 2018 | 1:40 PM

PANAMA CITY, Florida. (AP) — Supercharged by abnormally warm waters in the Gulf of Mexico, Michael slammed into the Florida Panhandle on Wednesday with potentially catastrophic winds of 155 miles per hour, the most powerful hurricane to hit...

Published:Wednesday | October 10, 2018 | 9:24 AM

PANAMA CITY, Florida. (AP) — Gaining frightening fury overnight, Hurricane Michael closed in Wednesday on the Florida Panhandle with potentially catastrophic winds of 145 miles per hour,  the most powerful storm on record ever to...

Published:Tuesday | October 9, 2018 | 12:10 PM

PORT-DE-PAIX, Haiti (AP) — The death toll from a 5.9 earthquake that hit Haiti over the weekend rose to 15 people with 333 injured, authorities said Monday, as thousands of people slept outdoors fearing aftershocks would topple their cracked...

Published:Tuesday | October 9, 2018 | 11:38 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Supreme Court with a new conservative majority takes the bench as Brett Kavanaugh, narrowly confirmed after a bitter Senate battle, joins his new colleagues to hear his first arguments as a justice. Kavanaugh will emerge...

Published:Tuesday | October 9, 2018 | 9:37 AM

MIAMI (AP) — Hurricane Michael intensified into a Category 2 over warm Gulf of Mexico waters Tuesday amid fears it would strike Florida on Wednesday as an even stronger hurricane. Mandatory evacuations were issued as beach dwellers rushed to...

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