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Published:Monday | August 27, 2018 | 4:16 PM

A U.S. judge in Seattle blocked the Trump administration Monday from allowing a Texas company to post online plans for making untraceable 3D guns, agreeing with 19 states and the District of Columbia that such access to the plastic guns would pose...

Published:Monday | August 27, 2018 | 4:00 PM

NEW YORK (AP) - The government’s top official overseeing the $1.5 trillion student loan market resigned in protest on Monday, citing what he says is the White House’s open hostility toward protecting the nation’s millions of...

Published:Monday | August 27, 2018 | 9:43 AM

DUBLIN (AP) — Pope Francis issued a sweeping apology Sunday for the “crimes” of the Catholic Church in Ireland, saying church officials didn’t respond with compassion, truth or justice to the many children and women who were...

Published:Monday | August 27, 2018 | 12:00 AM

WASHINGTON (AP):Two former presidents are expected to speak at Senator John McCain's service, and he will lie in state in both the nation's capital and Arizona as part of a cross-country funeral procession ending with his burial at the US Naval...

Published:Monday | August 27, 2018 | 12:00 AM

NEW YORK (AP):Playwright Neil Simon, a master of comedy whose laugh-filled hits such as The Odd Couple, Barefoot in the Park and his Brighton Beach trilogy dominated Broadway for decades, has died. He was 91.Simon died early yesterday of...

Published:Monday | August 27, 2018 | 12:00 AM

DUBLIN (AP):The Vatican's retired ambassador to the United States accused senior Vatican officials of knowing as early as 2000 that the disgraced former archbishop of Washington, Theodore McCarrick, regularly invited seminarians into his bed but was...

Published:Monday | August 27, 2018 | 12:00 AM

CHICAGO (AP):Eight people, including six children, were killed when a fire broke out before dawn yesterday at a Chicago apartment in one of the deadliest fires in the nation's third-largest city in years, officials say.Two other people were...

Published:Sunday | August 26, 2018 | 3:40 PM

Several people have been killed in a mass shooting at an entertainment complex in Jacksonville, Florida, the BBC reported police as saying.The sheriff's office said on Twitter that many people had been wounded and urged people to avoid the area....

Published:Sunday | August 26, 2018 | 12:07 PM

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombians are voting today in a first-of-a-kind referendum that aims to curb corruption in a country where white-collar criminals are fast replacing drug gangs and paramilitary groups in penetrating the upper echelons of...

Published:Sunday | August 26, 2018 | 11:57 AM

KNOCK, Ireland (AP) — Pope Francis issued a sweeping apology today for the “crimes” of the Catholic Church in Ireland, saying church officials regularly didn’t respond with compassion to the many abuses children and women suffered over the years and...

Published:Sunday | August 26, 2018 | 11:39 AM

Zimbabwe today inaugurated a president for the second time in nine months as the country once jubilant over the fall of longtime leader Robert Mugabe is now largely subdued by renewed harassment of the opposition and a bitterly disputed election.The...

Published:Sunday | August 26, 2018 | 12:00 AM

KINSHASA (AP):Congo's health ministry says two of the first 10 people to receive an experimental treatment for the Ebola virus in the latest outbreak have recovered, and monitoring could show what role the treatment played.The head of the World...

Published:Sunday | August 26, 2018 | 12:00 AM

DUBLIN (AP):Pope Francis declared yesterday, as he arrived in Ireland, that he shares the outrage of rank-and-file Catholics over the cover-up of the "repugnant crimes" of priests who raped and molested children, and vowed that he was...

Published:Friday | August 24, 2018 | 4:26 PM

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Robin Leach, whose voice crystallised the opulent 1980s on TV’s “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous,” died Friday. He was 76 Leach’s family said through a public relations firm that he died in Las...

Published:Friday | August 24, 2018 | 10:52 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senator John McCain has chosen to discontinue medical treatment for brain cancer, the Arizona senator’s family said. In a statement, McCain’s family said McCain has surpassed expectations for his survival, but...

Published:Friday | August 24, 2018 | 9:29 AM

HONOLULU (AP) — Sirens wailed while workers piled sandbags in front of hotels and police blared warnings to tourists to leave the world-famous Waikiki Beach as Hurricane Lane barrelled north after dumping nearly 2 feet of rain on Hawaii...

Published:Friday | August 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM

TRAPPES (AP):A man with severe psychiatric problems killed his mother and sister and seriously injured another woman in a knife attack yesterday in a town near Paris.French police shot and killed the man soon afterwards.The Islamic State group,...

Published:Friday | August 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM

NEW YORK (AP):Sex workers and people sympathetic to their cause recently knocked on more than 600 doors in New York City while campaigning for a political candidate seeking to decriminalise prostitution.Their work on behalf of Democratic state...

Published:Friday | August 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM

By now, many Africans know to cringe whenever Trump and their continent are mentioned together.It's happened again. In a tweet containing inaccurate comments, President Donald Trump said he had instructed his secretary of state to "closely study"...

Published:Friday | August 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM

WASHINGTON (AP):President Donald Trump, newly incensed by campaign allegations, plunged back into his criticism of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, claiming in an interview that Sessions "never took control of the Justice Department" after Trump put...

Published:Friday | August 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM

HONOLULU (AP):Hurricane Lane soaked Hawaii's Big Island yesterday, dumping 12 inches of rain in as many hours as residents stocked up on supplies and tried to protect their homes ahead of the state's first hurricane since 1992.The National Weather...

Published:Thursday | August 23, 2018 | 4:27 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — A juror in Paul Manafort’s financial fraud trial says a lone holdout prevented the jury from convicting the onetime Trump campaign chairman on all 18 counts. Jurors repeatedly tried to persuade the holdout to “...

Published:Thursday | August 23, 2018 | 1:09 PM

Zambia will tax phone calls made over the internet to protect traditional telecoms companies, the government said Monday, a move activists warned would stifle freedom of expression. The increased popularity of internet telephony services like...

Published:Thursday | August 23, 2018 | 9:50 AM

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) —Three Jamaican immigrants have filed a lawsuit against a western Oklahoma couple alleging human trafficking. The lawsuit was filed in June. It is being alleged that husband and wife Walter Schumacher and Carolyn Schumacher...

Published:Thursday | August 23, 2018 | 9:23 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump, incensed over a deal his longtime personal attorney Michael Cohen cut with prosecutors, says it might be better if “flipping” were illegal because people “just make up lies.”...

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