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Published:Sunday | October 28, 2018 | 12:00 AM

WASHINGTON (AP):Cesar Sayoc is an amateur body builder and former stripper, a loner with a long arrest record, who showed little interest in politics until Donald Trump came along.Last Friday, he was identified by authorities as the Florida man who...

Published:Saturday | October 27, 2018 | 11:06 PM

KINSHASA (AP)More than 100,000 people gathered yesterday in the capital to support Congo President Joseph Kabila's successor and the newly created Common Front for Congo (FCC) political platform before a December presidential election.FCC candidate...

Published:Saturday | October 27, 2018 | 5:38 PM

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A gunman who’s believed to have spewed anti-Semitic slurs and rhetoric on social media barged into a baby-naming ceremony at a Pittsburgh synagogue today and opened fire, killing 11 people in one of the deadliest...

Published:Saturday | October 27, 2018 | 2:37 PM

PIJIJIAPAN, Mexico (AP) — The Latest on the caravan of Central American migrants hoping to travel through Mexico to the U.S. (all times local): 6:45 p.m. Migrants travelling in a caravan through southern Mexico have rejected a proposal by...

Published:Saturday | October 27, 2018 | 12:39 PM

ARRIAGA, Mexico (AP) — The Latest on the caravan of Central American migrants hoping to travel through Mexico to the U.S. (all times local): 11:30 a.m. Mexican federal officers have abandoned a blockade they formed on a bridge to prevent a...

Published:Saturday | October 27, 2018 | 12:29 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Cesar Sayoc is an amateur body builder and former stripper, a loner with a long arrest record who showed little interest in politics until Donald Trump came along. On Friday, he was identified by authorities as the Florida...

Published:Saturday | October 27, 2018 | 12:22 PM

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Police said a suspect was in custody after a shooting caused “multiple casualties” at a Pittsburgh synagogue on Saturday. Three officers were also shot in the attack at the Tree of Life Congregation in Pittsburgh...

Published:Friday | October 26, 2018 | 12:48 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal authorities took a Florida man into custody Friday in connection with the mail-bomb scare that earlier widened to 12 suspicious packages sent to prominent Democrats from coast to coast. President Donald Trump...

Published:Friday | October 26, 2018 | 10:12 AM

DEAD SEA, Jordan (AP) — The death toll from flash floods near Jordan’s shore of the Dead Sea rose to 20 on Friday, in what Civil Defense officials said was one of the deadliest incidents in the kingdom involving schoolchildren. The...

Published:Friday | October 26, 2018 | 10:03 AM

LUBUMBASHI, Congo (AP) — The most surprising thing about the fact that Congolese hospitals detain patients who fail to pay their bills is that it’s no secret: administrators, doctors and nurses openly discuss it, and the patients are...

Published:Friday | October 26, 2018 | 12:13 AM

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP): Concerns about an approaching northbound migrant caravan in Mexico are permeating campaigns for governor, Congress and U.S. Senate in the border state of New Mexico.President Donald Trump has targeted the caravan to highlight...

Published:Friday | October 26, 2018 | 12:00 AM

LONDON (AP):French urban climber Alain Robert has been arrested after scaling one of London's tallest buildings.Robert climbed the 662-foot (202-metre) Heron Tower without ropes or safety gear yesterday as police cordoned off the building, closed...

Published:Friday | October 26, 2018 | 12:00 AM

WASHINGTON (AP):The mail-bomb scare in the United States widened yesterday as law enforcement officials seized three more suspicious packages - two addressed to former Vice President Joe Biden and one to actor Robert De Niro - and said they were...

Published:Thursday | October 25, 2018 | 3:07 PM

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopian lawmakers on Thursday unanimously elected the country’s first female president, days after approving one of the world’s few “gender-balanced” Cabinets. As seasoned diplomat Sahle-...

Published:Thursday | October 25, 2018 | 10:54 AM

LONDON (AP) — British regulators on Thursday slapped Facebook with a fine of 500,000 pounds ($644,000) — the maximum possible — for failing to protect the privacy of its users in the Cambridge Analytica scandal. At the same time,...

Published:Thursday | October 25, 2018 | 12:00 AM

MOSCOW (AP):Russian President Vladimir Putin warned yesterday that if the United States deploys intermediate-range missiles in Europe, Russia will have to target the nations that would host them.The stern statement follows US President Donald Trump'...

Published:Thursday | October 25, 2018 | 12:00 AM

HUIXTLA (AP):Thousands of Central American migrants renewed their hoped-for march to the United States on Wednesday, setting out before dawn with plans to travel another 45 miles (75 kilometres) of the more than 1,000 miles that still lie before...

Published:Thursday | October 25, 2018 | 12:00 AM

WASHINGTON (AP):Crude pipe bombs targeting Hillary Clinton, former President Barack Obama, CNN and others were intercepted Tuesday night and yesterday in a rash of attacks aimed at prominent Democrats and a cable-news network often criticised by...

Published:Wednesday | October 24, 2018 | 3:29 PM

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — U.S. health regulators have approved the first new type of flu drug in two decades. Wednesday’s approval of Xofluza for people age 12 and older comes ahead of the brunt of this winter’s flu season. Xofluza is...

Published:Wednesday | October 24, 2018 | 12:47 PM

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Parliament has overwhelmingly backed a wide-ranging ban on single-use plastics to counter pollution in seas, fields and waterways. The ban would affect a range of products for which valid alternatives are...

Published:Wednesday | October 24, 2018 | 11:16 AM

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A flimsy little piece of paper that crossed the counter of a convenience store on a country road in South Carolina is now worth $1.537 billion, so lottery officials could hardly be blamed Wednesday if their excitement...

Published:Wednesday | October 24, 2018 | 9:48 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — CNN says its offices in Manhattan have been evacuated because of a suspicious package. The news network reported on Wednesday morning that a police bomb squad was at its offices. The U.S. Secret Service says agents have...

Published:Wednesday | October 24, 2018 | 9:23 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Secret Service says agents have intercepted packages containing “possible explosive devices” addressed to former President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. The agency says neither Clinton nor Obama...

Published:Wednesday | October 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM

WASHINGTON (AP):United States President Donald Trump yesterday described the killing of a Saudi journalist as a botched operation and a "bad original concept" as his administration took its first, careful steps toward punishing the Saudis by moving...

Published:Wednesday | October 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM

BEIJING, China (AP):"Both ignorant and malicious" was how the official China Daily newspaper recently described comments by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, offering a stinging insight into the current bitter tone of discourse between the...

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