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Published:Wednesday | November 20, 2019 | 3:30 PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota woman swindled money from four people in a scam aimed at getting visas for crime victims who help police that involved cutting them, according to criminal charges filed against her. Yuridia Hernandez Linares, 36...

Published:Wednesday | November 20, 2019 | 12:49 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric has begun shutting off power to people in the San Francisco Bay Area and portions of California’s northern coast amid warm and windy weather that can help fan wildfires. The utility is...

Published:Wednesday | November 20, 2019 | 9:45 AM

MADRID (AP) — Two Spaniards who were among a group of five men convicted earlier this year of raping a woman were each sentenced Wednesday to an additional three years and three months in prison for having made videos of the rape with their...

Published:Wednesday | November 20, 2019 | 12:32 AM

STOCKHOLM (AP): Sweden on Tuesday dropped its investigation into an alleged rape by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who is currently in prison in Britain, because too much time has elapsed since the accusation was made over nine years ago....

Published:Wednesday | November 20, 2019 | 12:32 AM

WASHINGTON (AP): One top national security aide who listened to President Donald Trump’s July call with Ukraine’s president called it “improper”. Another said it was “unusual”. The two testified Tuesday at House impeachment hearings as the inquiry...

Published:Wednesday | November 20, 2019 | 12:31 AM

NEW YORK (AP): Two correctional officers responsible for guarding Jeffrey Epstein the night he killed himself were charged Tuesday with falsifying prison records. Guards Toval Noel and Michael Thomas were accused in a grand jury indictment of...

Published:Tuesday | November 19, 2019 | 3:16 PM

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Days of protests in Iran over rising fuel prices and a subsequent government crackdown have killed at least 106 people across the Islamic Republic, Amnesty International said Tuesday, citing “credible...

Published:Tuesday | November 19, 2019 | 12:00 PM

Fifty-nine-year-old Arlington Hinds of Eagle Path Way in Seaview Gardens, St Andrew is suspected to have committed suicide at his house on Monday. The police report that about 11:15 a.m. a relative found Hinds hanging from a grille...

Published:Tuesday | November 19, 2019 | 11:34 AM

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden on Tuesday dropped its investigation into an alleged rape by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who is currently in prison in Britain, because too much time has elapsed since the accusation was made over nine years ago...

Published:Tuesday | November 19, 2019 | 10:56 AM

DETROIT (AP) — More than 800 rear-seat passengers who weren’t wearing seat belts were killed last year in US traffic crashes, and a highway safety group says states aren’t making enough progress in getting people to buckle up...

Published:Tuesday | November 19, 2019 | 12:21 AM

HONG KONG (AP): Police tightened their siege of a university campus where hundreds of protesters remained trapped Monday night in the latest dramatic episode in months of protests against growing Chinese control over the semi-autonomous city. The...

Published:Tuesday | November 19, 2019 | 12:20 AM

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP): A report by a Brazilian government agency says the rate of deforestation in the Amazon rainforest is at its highest in more than a decade. The National Institute for Space Research said Monday that deforestation between August...

Published:Tuesday | November 19, 2019 | 12:20 AM

LA PAZ (AP) : Residents in several Bolivian cities are reporting food and gasolene shortages because of protests by supporters of ousted President Evo Morales. Bolivia’s interim government said Monday that its efforts to ­resupply La Paz face...

Published:Tuesday | November 19, 2019 | 12:19 AM

LONDON (AP): British Prime Minister Boris Johnson faced new questions Monday about his relationship with an American businesswoman who allegedly received favours and public funds while he was the mayor of London. Johnson’s major speech to United...

Published:Monday | November 18, 2019 | 5:09 PM

LONDON (AP) — The International Olympic Committee signed up Airbnb as an Olympic sponsor sparking concerns from 2024 host city Paris that the home-sharing company is contributing to the rising cost of rents in the French capital. Paris...

Published:Monday | November 18, 2019 | 11:51 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump suggested Monday he might be willing to offer written testimony in the House impeachment inquiry over whether he pressured Ukraine’s president to investigate Joe Biden and his son while...

Published:Monday | November 18, 2019 | 10:28 AM

United States regulators on Friday approved a new medicine that can help reduce extremely painful sickle cell disease flare-ups. The Food and Drug Administration approved Novartis AG’s Adakveo for patients 16 and older. The monthly infusion,...

Published:Monday | November 18, 2019 | 10:18 AM

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Monday replaced the head of the Vatican’s financial watchdog agency amid continuing fallout from a controversial Vatican police raid on the agency’s offices that jeopardised the Holy See’s...

Published:Monday | November 18, 2019 | 9:28 AM

FRESNO, California (AP) — Four people were killed and six more wounded when “unknown suspects” sneaked into a backyard filled with people at a party in central California and fired into the crowd, police said. The shooting...

Published:Monday | November 18, 2019 | 12:17 AM

MADISON, Wisconsin (AP): When the US Census Bureau counts residents of Milwaukee’s poorest neighbourhoods next year, a significant portion of their population will be missing: prisoners. For these predominantly black areas, with incarceration rates...

Published:Monday | November 18, 2019 | 12:16 AM

HONG KONG (AP): Police launched a late-night operation Sunday to try to flush about 200 protesters out of a university campus on a day of clashes in which an officer was hit in the leg with an arrow and massive barrages of tear gas and water...

Published:Monday | November 18, 2019 | 12:16 AM

LONDON (AP): British media on Sunday slammed Prince Andrew’s effort to rebut claims that he had sex with a teenager who says she was trafficked by Jeffrey Epstein, branding his televised interview a complete public-relations disaster. In a rare...

Published:Monday | November 18, 2019 | 12:15 AM

WASHINGTON (AP): For all the talk about Ukraine in the House impeachment inquiry, there’s a character standing just off-stage with a dominant role in this tale of international intrigue: Russia. As has so often been the case since President Donald...

Published:Monday | November 18, 2019 | 12:15 AM

NEW YORK (AP): Earlier this fall Dr Scott Solomon presented the results of a huge heart drug study to an audience of fellow cardiologists in Paris. The results Solomon was describing looked promising: Patients who took the medication had a lower...

Published:Sunday | November 17, 2019 | 4:27 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michael Bloomberg today apologised for his longstanding support of the controversial “stop-and-frisk” police strategy ahead of a potential Democratic presidential run, a practice that he embraced as New York...

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