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Published:Thursday | November 1, 2018 | 12:49 AM

  PHOENIX (AP) — The more than 5,200 active-duty troops being sent by President Donald Trump to the U.S.-Mexico border will be limited in what they can do under a federal law that restricts the military from engaging in law enforcement...

Published:Thursday | November 1, 2018 | 12:40 AM

  FORT DODGE, Iowa (AP) — A Roman Catholic diocese acknowledged yesterday that it concealed for decades a priest's admission that he sexually abused dozens of Iowa boys — a silence that may have put other children in...

Published:Thursday | November 1, 2018 | 12:38 AM

  PITTSBURGH (AP) — The suspect in the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre was indicted by a federal grand jury yesterday, four days after 11 people were killed and six wounded in the deadliest attack on Jews in American history. The...

Published:Thursday | November 1, 2018 | 12:26 AM

LONDON (AP) — Britain's Brexit secretary has told lawmakers that he expects a long-elusive divorce deal with the European Union to be finalised before November 21, though there is still little sign of a breakthrough on the vexed...

Published:Thursday | November 1, 2018 | 12:00 AM

ISLAMABAD (AP):A Christian woman who spent eight years on death row under Pakistan's blasphemy law was acquitted and ordered released Wednesday by the country's top court, a ruling that raised fears of violence by religious extremists who held angry...

Published:Wednesday | October 31, 2018 | 9:38 PM

New evidence about a cancer operation in women finds a higher death rate for the less invasive version, challenging standard practice and the “less is more” approach to treating cervical cancer. The unexpected findings are prompting...

Published:Wednesday | October 31, 2018 | 9:33 PM

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Technology company chiefs have warned that a digital services tax proposed by the European Union would hinder innovation and hurt economic growth. In a letter to finance ministers of the 28-nation European Union...

Published:Wednesday | October 31, 2018 | 9:31 PM

Pizza bagels, chewing gum, and bottled water want to play a starring new role in our diets: Foods that can be called healthy. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is revamping its definition of healthy to reflect our changing understanding of...

Published:Wednesday | October 31, 2018 | 4:43 PM

TORONTO (AP) — The name of the store is High North, but it might as well be named High and Dry because for all but about four hours of the first two weeks since marijuana was legalised in Canada, there was no pot to sell. Trevor Tobin, one of...

Published:Wednesday | October 31, 2018 | 3:20 PM

ISTANBUL (AP) — Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was strangled as soon as he entered the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul as part of a premeditated killing, and his body was dismembered before it was removed, a top Turkish prosecutor said...

Published:Wednesday | October 31, 2018 | 9:56 AM

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Rescuers have pulled out four survivors and three bodies but several more were missing after a massive landslide set off by a typhoon crashed down on two government buildings in a northern Philippine mountain...

Published:Wednesday | October 31, 2018 | 9:49 AM

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The search for the crashed Lion Air plane has found aircraft debris and passenger belongings on the seafloor but the object thought to be the fuselage is still eluding it, an Indonesian official said Wednesday, as...

Published:Wednesday | October 31, 2018 | 12:00 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) :United States President Donald Trump is making another hardline immigration play in the final days before the midterm elections, declaring that he wants to order an end to the constitutional right to citizenship for babies born in...

Published:Wednesday | October 31, 2018 | 12:00 AM

BEIRUT (AP):Tens of thousands of Syrians stranded in a desert camp near the Jordanian border are at risk of starvation amid dwindling supplies and the approach of winter, while regional powers trade blame over who is responsible for this latest...

Published:Tuesday | October 30, 2018 | 12:32 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is making another hard line immigration play in the final days before the midterm elections, declaring that he wants to order an end to the constitutional right to citizenship for babies born in the...

Published:Tuesday | October 30, 2018 | 12:00 AM

NEW YORK (AP):Swastikas scrawled into Jewish students' notebooks. Headstones toppled and desecrated by vandals at Jewish cemeteries. Jews falsely blamed for challenges facing the nation.The shooting rampage that killed 11 people at Pittsburgh's Tree...

Published:Tuesday | October 30, 2018 | 12:00 AM

BOGOTA (AP):A former Swiss banker has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for his role in laundering US$1.2 billion stolen from Venezuela's state oil company in a case implicating President Nicol·s Maduro's stepsons.Matthias Krull is cooperating...

Published:Tuesday | October 30, 2018 | 12:00 AM

SAO PAULO (AP):In some of his first words to the nation as president-elect, far-right politician Jair Bolsonaro has promised to defend the constitution and unite a bitterly divided populace.His left-leaning rival imme-diately vowed to mount a...

Published:Tuesday | October 30, 2018 | 12:00 AM

RIVERSIDE, California (AP):Seven people were shot and wounded early Monday during a Halloween party at a Southern California nightclub, police said.The shooting was reported at a nightclub called Sevilla in the city of Riverside that had promoted a...

Published:Monday | October 29, 2018 | 3:05 PM

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine president put the Bureau of Customs temporarily under military control after two large shipments of illegal drugs slipped past the agency through the port of Manila. President Rodrigo Duterte made the...

Published:Monday | October 29, 2018 | 3:00 PM

BERLIN (AP) — Angela Merkel set off Monday on what could be a three-year countdown to the end of her leadership of Germany, a stint that has made her the European Union’s longest-serving leader and a key figure in facing the continent...

Published:Monday | October 29, 2018 | 8:59 AM

KARAWANG, Indonesia (AP) — A Lion Air plane crashed into the sea just minutes after taking off from Indonesia’s capital on Monday, likely killing all 189 people on board. The accident was a blow to the country’s aviation safety...

Published:Monday | October 29, 2018 | 8:41 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday accused the media of being “the true Enemy of People” in the wake of a mass shooting and a mail bomb plot. Trump tweeted: “There is great anger in our Country caused in part...

Published:Monday | October 29, 2018 | 8:33 AM

PITTSBURGH (AP) — As Barry Werber walked into the Tree of Life Synagogue, he passed a cart carrying glassware and whiskey meant for the baby-naming ceremony scheduled at Dor Hadash, one of three small congregations that worship there. He went...

Published:Monday | October 29, 2018 | 12:00 AM

VATICAN CITY (AP):Pope Francis is grieving with Pittsburgh's Jewish community following the massacre at a synagogue there, denouncing the "inhuman act of violence" and praying for an end to the "flames of hatred" that fuelled it.Francis led prayers...

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