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Published:Monday | July 9, 2018 | 4:02 PM

HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) — Rescuers in southwestern Japan dug up more bodies Monday as they searched for dozens still missing after heavy rains caused severe flooding and left residents to return to their homes unsure where to start the cleanup...

Published:Monday | July 9, 2018 | 2:18 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Starbucks will eliminate plastic straws from all of its locations within two years, the coffee chain announced Monday, becoming the largest food and beverage company to do so as calls for businesses and cities to cut waste...

Published:Monday | July 9, 2018 | 10:25 AM

LONDON (AP) — United Kingdom Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson resigned today, adding to divisions over Brexit which threaten to tear apart UK Prime Minister Theresa May's government. May's office said in a terse statement that the...

Published:Monday | July 9, 2018 | 12:20 AM

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP)With laughter and hugs, the leaders of longtime adversaries Ethiopia and Eritrea met for the first time in nearly two decades Sunday amid a rapid and dramatic diplomatic thaw aimed at ending one of Africa's longest running...

Published:Monday | July 9, 2018 | 12:00 AM

MAE SAI(AP):Rescuers in northern Thailand on Sunday extracted four members of a youth soccer team from the cave where they had been trapped for more than two weeks, part of an ongoing operation to rescue the 12 boys and their coach. The head of the...

Published:Monday | July 9, 2018 | 12:00 AM

WASHINGTON (AP):With the established global order on shaky footing, President Donald Trump's weeklong trip to Europe will test already-strained bonds with some of the United States' closest allies, then put him face to face with the leader of the...

Published:Monday | July 9, 2018 | 12:00 AM

TOKYO (AP):North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has delivered a dose of harsh reality to Donald Trump, bashing hopes for a quick denuclearization deal in a pointed rebuke to the president's top envoy while accusing the US of making "gangster-like"...

Published:Sunday | July 8, 2018 | 10:55 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — With the established global order on shaky footing, President Donald Trump’s weeklong trip to Europe will test already strained bonds with some of the United States’ closest allies, then put him face to face with the leader of the...

Published:Sunday | July 8, 2018 | 10:46 AM

MAE SAI, Thailand (AP) — Rescuers in northern Thailand today extracted four members of a youth soccer team from the cave where they had been trapped for more than two weeks, part of an ongoing operation to rescue the 12 boys and their coach. The...

Published:Sunday | July 8, 2018 | 12:00 AM

SAN JUAN (AP):Beryl weakened to a tropical storm yesterday but is still expected to dump heavy rain over the Lesser Antilles at the end of the weekend on its way to the Eastern Caribbean, bringing a new threat to islands still rebuilding from last...

Published:Friday | July 6, 2018 | 1:17 PM

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Convicted sniper Jamaican Lee Boyd Malvo is appealing a judge’s rejection of his claim that his sentence of life without parole is unconstitutional. Malvo was convicted for his role in the sniper shootings that...

Published:Thursday | July 5, 2018 | 4:33 PM

MISHKHAB, Iraq (AP) — Iraq has banned its farmers from planting summer crops this year as the country grapples with a crippling water shortage that shows few signs of abating. Citing high temperatures and insufficient rains, Dhafer Abdalla,...

Published:Thursday | July 5, 2018 | 4:32 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt resigned Thursday amid ethics investigations of outsized security spending, first-class flights and a sweetheart condo lease. With Pruitt’s departure,...

Published:Wednesday | July 4, 2018 | 3:39 PM

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, 2018 – The state-owned Caribbean Airlines (CAL) has come under fire from the Joint Select Committee on State Enterprises in Trinidad's Parliament for failing to conduct background security checks on all senior...

Published:Wednesday | July 4, 2018 | 11:07 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration said the government would no longer encourage schools to use race as a factor in the admissions process, rescinding Obama-era guidance meant to promote diversity among students. The shift announced...

Published:Wednesday | July 4, 2018 | 12:00 AM

WASHINGTON (AP):The Trump administration is rescinding Obama-era guidance that encouraged schools to take a student's race into account in order to promote diversity in admissions, a United States official said yesterday.The shift would give schools...

Published:Wednesday | July 4, 2018 | 12:00 AM

BALTIMORE (AP) :A man charged with slaying five people at a Maryland newspaper sent three letters on the day of the attack, police said, including one that said he was on his way to the Capital Gazette newsroom with the aim "of killing every person...

Published:Tuesday | July 3, 2018 | 11:31 AM

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A new tax on social media has taken effect in Uganda, angering many who see the revenue measure as an attack on free speech. The tax on users of sites such as Facebook was first proposed by long-time leader Yoweri...

Published:Tuesday | July 3, 2018 | 11:14 AM

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The most senior Roman Catholic cleric to be convicted of covering up child sex abuse was sentenced to 12 months in detention by an Australian court Tuesday in a landmark case welcomed by some abuse survivors as a...

Published:Tuesday | July 3, 2018 | 12:00 AM

WASHINGTON (AP):The Senate's top Democrat tried yesterday to rally public opposition to any Supreme Court pick by President Donald Trump who'd oppose abortion rights, issuing a striking campaign season call to action for voters to prevent such a...

Published:Tuesday | July 3, 2018 | 12:00 AM

NOUAKCHOTT (AP):African heads of state yesterday pledged to coordinate efforts to improve security on the continent and defeat jihadist organisations, particularly in the Sahel and Nigeria, during talks at the 31st African Union summit being held in...

Published:Tuesday | July 3, 2018 | 12:00 AM

NEW YORK (AP):Harvey Weinstein was charged with a sex crime against a third woman, who claims the Hollywood mogul performed a forcible sex act on her in 2006.Manhattan's district attorney announced the charges in an updated indictment yesterday. The...

Published:Tuesday | July 3, 2018 | 12:00 AM

MAE SAI (AP):Rescuers located 12 boys and their soccer coach alive deep inside a partially flooded cave in northern Thailand late yesterday, more than a week after they went missing, bringing hope in a desperate search that has attracted...

Published:Monday | July 2, 2018 | 4:42 PM

MAE SAI, Thailand (AP) — Rescuers found all 12 boys and their football coach alive deep inside a partially flooded cave in northern Thailand late Monday, more than a week after they disappeared and touched off a desperate search that drew...

Published:Monday | July 2, 2018 | 11:56 AM

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Canada began imposing tariffs Sunday on $12.6 billion in U.S. goods as retaliation for the Trump administration’s new taxes on steel and aluminum imported to the United States. Some U.S. products, mostly steel and...

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