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Published:Wednesday | September 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

MOSCOW (AP):A Russian reconnaissance aircraft was shot down by a Syrian missile over the Mediterranean Sea, killing all 15 people on board, the Russian Defense Ministry said Tuesday. It blamed Israel for the crash, saying the plane was caught in the...

Published:Tuesday | September 18, 2018 | 1:21 PM

BEIJING (AP) — The U.S.-China trade war escalated further Tuesday, with China announcing retaliatory tax increases on $60 billion worth of U.S. imports, including coffee, honey and industrial chemicals. The increases are in response to the U....

Published:Tuesday | September 18, 2018 | 1:12 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) — After announcing that he’ll take the first-ever commercial rocket trip around the moon, Yusaku Maezawa said he wants company for the weeklong journey. The Japanese billionaire said he plans to invite six to eight...

Published:Tuesday | September 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

SAVANNAH, Georgia (AP):Police say a woman was openly selling marijuana products during an event at a Georgia church.The Savannah Morning News reports that two arrests were made Friday during an event in which entrepreneurs were invited to set up...

Published:Tuesday | September 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

JERUSALEM (AP):The Israeli government has agreed to absorb 1,000 Ethiopian Jews - accepting just a fraction of the African country's 8,000 remaining Jews who want to move to Israel.Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday that a special...

Published:Tuesday | September 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

WASHINGTON (AP):Brett Kavanaugh and the woman accusing him of a decades-old sexual assault both indicated Monday that they would be willing to testify to a Senate panel as the confirmation of President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee shifted...

Published:Tuesday | September 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP):A former Republican state senator in Oklahoma was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison Monday on a child sex trafficking charge.US District Judge Timothy DeGiusti handed down the sentence to Ralph Shortey, 36, who faced...

Published:Tuesday | September 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

MOSCOW (AP):The leaders of Russia and Turkey on Monday announced that a deep demilitarised zone will be established in Syria's Idlib region, the last bastion of anti-government rebels where fears had been high of a devastating offensive by...

Published:Tuesday | September 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

TRENTON, New Jersey (AP):A New Jersey man has admitted to paying a federal employee a cash bribe to favourably handle and review non-immigrant visas so people from the Dominican Republic could apply for entry into the United States.Federal...

Published:Monday | September 17, 2018 | 4:37 PM

A school-based survey shows nearly 1 in 11 U.S. students have used marijuana in electronic cigarettes, heightening health concerns about the new popularity of vaping among teens. E-cigarettes typically contain nicotine, but many of the battery-...

Published:Monday | September 17, 2018 | 9:12 AM

ITOGON, Philippines (AP) — Dozens of people believed buried in a landslide unleashed by Typhoon Mangkhut in the Philippines probably did not survive, a mayor said Monday, although rescuers kept digging through mud and debris covering a chapel...

Published:Monday | September 17, 2018 | 9:05 AM

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — With Wilmington cut off from the rest of North Carolina by still-rising floodwaters from Florence, officials plan to airlift food and water to the city of nearly 120,000 people as rescuers elsewhere pull inland...

Published:Monday | September 17, 2018 | 12:06 AM

Typhoon Mangkhut barrelled into southern China on Sunday, killing two people after lashing the Philippines with strong winds and heavy rain that left at least 64 dead and dozens more feared buried in a landslide.More than 2.4 million people had been...

Published:Monday | September 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

A Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, Lindsey Graham, says he's willing to hear from the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct while in high school.The woman, Christine Blasey Ford, discussed her...

Published:Monday | September 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

WASHINGTON (AP):President Donald Trump's nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court was thrust into turmoil yesterday after the woman accusing him of high school-era sexual misconduct told her story publicly for the first time.Democrats...

Published:Sunday | September 16, 2018 | 11:03 AM

HONG KONG (AP) — Typhoon Mangkhut wreaked havoc on the northern Philippines and southern China, leaving dozens of people dead and forcing millions to evacuate. The massive storm made landfall on Saturday on the northeastern tip of Luzon...

Published:Sunday | September 16, 2018 | 10:56 AM

NEW BERN, N.C. (AP) — As the death toll from Florence grew and hundreds of people were pulled from flooded homes, North Carolina braced for catastrophic, widespread river flooding that could be the next stage of a mounting disaster. Weakened...

Published:Friday | September 14, 2018 | 3:57 PM

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Blowing ashore with howling 90 miles per hour, Hurricane Florence splintered buildings, trapped hundreds of people and swamped entire communities along the Carolina coast Friday in what could be just the opening act in...

Published:Friday | September 14, 2018 | 10:53 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was expected to plead guilty Friday to reduced federal charges in a deal with prosecutors that will allow him to avoid a second trial scheduled to begin next week, a new court...

Published:Friday | September 14, 2018 | 10:06 AM

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Hurricane Florence lumbered ashore in North Carolina with howling 90 miles per hour winds and terrifying storm surge early Friday, ripping apart buildings and knocking out power to a half-million homes and businesses...

Published:Thursday | September 13, 2018 | 12:00 AM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP):A woman convicted of helping a former street preacher kidnap Elizabeth Smart in 2002 will be freed from prison more than five years earlier than expected, a surprise decision that Smart called "incomprehensible" on Tuesday.Wanda...

Published:Thursday | September 13, 2018 | 12:00 AM

VATICAN CITY (AP):Pope Francis summoned the presidents of the world's bishops' conferences Wednesday to a summit on preventing clergy sex abuse and protecting children, responding to the greatest crisis of his papacy with the realisation that...

Published:Thursday | September 13, 2018 | 12:00 AM

WASHINGTON (AP):President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday authorising sanctions against foreigners who meddle in US elections, a move that counters critics who claim he has not taking election security seriously enough.The executive...

Published:Wednesday | September 12, 2018 | 3:23 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday authorising sanctions against foreigners who meddle in U.S. elections, acting amid criticism that he has not taken election security seriously enough. “We felt...

Published:Wednesday | September 12, 2018 | 12:00 AM

NEW YORK (AP):Americans looked back on 9/11 yesterday with solemn ceremonies, volunteer service and a presidential tribute to "the moment when America fought back" on one of the hijacked planes used as weapons in the deadliest terror attack on US...

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