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Published:Monday | October 8, 2018 | 12:06 AM

SCHOHARIE, NY (AP):A limousine on its way to a birthday party on Saturday blew a stop sign at the end of a highway and ploughed into a parked but unoccupied SUV, killing all 18 people in the limo and two pedestrians.It is the deadliest US...

Published:Monday | October 8, 2018 | 12:00 AM

BEIRUT (AP):Jamal Khashoggi, the Saudi journalist who disappeared last week after a visit to his country's consulate in Turkey, was once a Saudi insider.A close aide to the kingdom's former spy chief, he had been a leading voice in the country's...

Published:Sunday | October 7, 2018 | 3:04 PM

VATICAN CITY (AP) — A top Vatican cardinal issued a scathing rebuke today of the ambassador who accused Pope Francis of covering up the sexual misconduct of a prominent American cardinal, saying his claims were a “blasphemous”...

Published:Sunday | October 7, 2018 | 11:41 AM

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilians are choosing their leaders today in an election marked by intense anger at the ruling class following years of political and economic turmoil, including what may be the largest corruption scandal in Latin American...

Published:Sunday | October 7, 2018 | 11:28 AM

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — At least 50 people were killed and more than 100 were badly burned when a tanker truck in Congo collided with another truck and, as villagers rushed to collect the leaking fuel, burst into flames, witnesses and...

Published:Sunday | October 7, 2018 | 11:19 AM

Indonesia’s disaster agency says the death toll from the earthquake and tsunami that struck Sulawesi island has risen to 1,763, with more than 5,000 feared missing. Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho says officials are trying to confirm...

Published:Sunday | October 7, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The United States Senate yesterday confirmed Brett Kavanaugh as an associate justice of the Supreme Court, putting a second nominee from President Donald Trump on the highest court in the land.Kavanaugh was confirmed 50-48 yesterday in a historic...

Published:Friday | October 5, 2018 | 12:46 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — A deeply divided Senate pushed Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination past a key procedural hurdle Friday, setting up a likely final showdown on Saturday in a spellbinding battle that’s seen claims of long-...

Published:Friday | October 5, 2018 | 9:33 AM

PARIS (AP) — The president of Interpol, a former senior Chinese security official, has been reported missing after he travelled to his native country at the end of September, a French judicial official said Friday. Meng Hongwei’s wife...

Published:Friday | October 5, 2018 | 9:25 AM

OSLO, Norway (AP) — A Congolese doctor who treats rape victims and an Iraqi woman who speaks out for those — like herself — who were raped and tortured by the Islamic State group won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for their work...

Published:Friday | October 5, 2018 | 12:00 AM

LISBON (AP):Cristiano Ronaldo was left off Portugal's national team squad for a pair of upcoming matches, the decision coming yesterday as the football great fights a rape allegation in the United States.Ronaldo has been accused of rape by Kathryn...

Published:Friday | October 5, 2018 | 12:00 AM

BRUSSELS (AP):The United States and other Western nations levelled a torrent of new allegations against Moscow's secretive GRU military spy agency yesterday, accusing its agents of hacking anti-doping agencies, plane crash investigations and a...

Published:Friday | October 5, 2018 | 12:00 AM

WASHINGTON (AP):A high-stakes partisan row quickly broke out yesterday over a confidential FBI report about allegations that Brett Kavanaugh sexually abused women three decades ago, with Republicans claiming investigators found "no hint of...

Published:Friday | October 5, 2018 | 12:00 AM

ALLENTOWN, Pennsylvania (AP):A man killed in a car explosion last weekend with his toddler son and adult friend blew it up with homemade explosives, detailing his plans in letters to police and family in which he lamented how miserable his life was...

Published:Friday | October 5, 2018 | 12:00 AM

NEW YORK (AP):A research arm of the US military is exploring the possibility of deploying insects to make plants more resilient by altering their genes. Some experts say the work may be seen as a potential biological weapon.In an opinion paper...

Published:Friday | October 5, 2018 | 12:00 AM

CHICAGO (AP):Attorneys in the trial of a white Chicago police officer charged with murder in the 2014 shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald sparred over what video of the deadly encounter actually proves yesterday just before jurors withdrew to...

Published:Thursday | October 4, 2018 | 11:20 AM

FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) — A Vietnam veteran who bragged online about maintaining his target-shooting skills was being held Thursday in the shooting of seven law enforcement officers, one of whom died, as deputies tried to serve a search warrant...

Published:Thursday | October 4, 2018 | 9:25 AM

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Visitors to New Zealand can be fined 5,000 New Zealand dollars or US$3,243  for refusing to provide passwords to unlock electronic devices and allow customs officials to examine them under a new law that a...

Published:Thursday | October 4, 2018 | 12:00 AM

VATICAN CITY (AP) :Pope Francis urged Catholic bishops to dream of a future free of the mistakes of the past as he opened a global church leadership meeting Wednesday amid renewed outrage over the priestly sex-abuse and cover-up scandal.Yet down the...

Published:Thursday | October 4, 2018 | 12:00 AM

MOSCOW (AP):Russian President Vladimir Putin has replaced the longtime governor of the nation's second-largest city, the latest move in the Kremlin's reshuffle of regional leaders.The 65-year-old Georgy Poltavchenko has served as governor of St...

Published:Thursday | October 4, 2018 | 12:00 AM

MEXICO CITY (AP):Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador says he has talked to US President Donald Trump about plans for development projects in Central America aimed at reducing the need for people to emigrate north.Lopez Obrador says...

Published:Wednesday | October 3, 2018 | 11:21 AM

PALU, Indonesia (AP) - The death toll from an earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia has increased to 1,407. National disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said in Jakarta on Wednesday afternoon that 519 of the bodies had been buried. The...

Published:Wednesday | October 3, 2018 | 10:05 AM

TURIN, Italy (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo has denied “accusations being issued against” him and called rape an “abominable crime.” The 33-year-old Ronaldo has been accused of rape by Kathryn Mayorga. She has said the...

Published:Wednesday | October 3, 2018 | 9:19 AM

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The United Nations’ highest court on Wednesday ordered the United States to lift sanctions on Iran that affect imports of humanitarian goods and products and services linked to civil aviation safety. The...

Published:Wednesday | October 3, 2018 | 12:00 AM

PALU (AP):The death toll from an earthquake and tsunami that decimated parts of the central Indonesian island of Sulawesi jumped to more than 1,200 on Tuesday as disaster officials began reaching coastal areas that were cut off by blocked roads and...

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