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Published:Monday | September 24, 2018 | 4:33 PM

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Declaring Bill Cosby doesn’t deserve a free pass because of his advanced age, prosecutors on Monday asked a judge to sentence the comedian to five to 10 years in prison for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman...

Published:Monday | September 24, 2018 | 12:29 PM

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Trump administration has proposed rules that could deny green cards to immigrants if they use Medicaid, food stamps, housing vouchers and other forms of public assistance. Federal law already requires those seeking green...

Published:Monday | September 24, 2018 | 10:17 AM

BLADENBORO, N.C. (AP) — Hurricane Florence is by no means done with the Carolinas, where some rivers are still rising and thousands of people were told to plan to leave their homes on Monday before rivers reach their crest. About 6,000 to 8,...

Published:Monday | September 24, 2018 | 10:08 AM

PANAMA CITY (AP) — The June meeting was conducted behind closed doors far from the klieg-light attention normally focused on Venezuela. Around a U-shaped table in a hotel towering above the Panama Canal, U.S. Treasury Department officials...

Published:Monday | September 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Keon McGuire has no real attachment to Bill Cosby or his landmark show.As a black man, he's aware of the sitcom's place in pop culture, but he was barely in elementary school when The Cosby Show went off the air. Years later, he mostly tuned Cosby...

Published:Monday | September 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM

ROMAGNE-SOUS-MONTFAUCON,France (AP):It was America's deadliest battle ever, with 26,000 United States soldiers killed, tens of thousands wounded, and more ammunition fired than in the whole of the Civil War. The Meuse-Argonne offensive of 1918 was...

Published:Monday | September 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM

WASHINGTON (AP):Attorneys for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, and the Senate Judiciary Committee have reached agreement for a public hearing on Thursday as talks continued on Sunday to resolve potentially make...

Published:Sunday | September 23, 2018 | 2:39 PM

LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Britain’s main opposition Labour Party confirmed Sunday that it will hold a major debate on Brexit at its party conference this week, raising hopes among Labour members hoping to stop the country from leaving...

Published:Sunday | September 23, 2018 | 10:41 AM

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s president today accused an unnamed U.S.-allied country in the Persian Gulf of being behind a terror attack on a military parade that killed 25 people and wounded 60, further raising regional tensions. Hassan...

Published:Sunday | September 23, 2018 | 10:35 AM

BEIJING (AP) — China summoned the American ambassador and the defence attaché and recalled its navy commander from a U.S. trip to deliver a strong protest against economic sanctions Washington lodged over the purchase of Russian...

Published:Sunday | September 23, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) last Friday officially opened its Country Office in Haiti, the first outside its headquarters in Barbados.To commemorate the occasion, Dr William Warren Smith, president of the CDB, hosted an inauguration event...

Published:Sunday | September 23, 2018 | 12:00 AM

BEIJING (AP):China's foreign ministry yesterday summoned the United States ambassador to deliver a strong protest against economic sanctions lodged over the purchase of Russian fighter jets and surface-to-air missile equipment.The ministry's...

Published:Sunday | September 23, 2018 | 12:00 AM

MOSCOW (AP):For yet another weekend, thousands rallied across Russia yesterday to protest against the government's plan to raise the eligibility age for retirement pensions by five years.Several thousand people attended a Moscow rally organised by...

Published:Friday | September 21, 2018 | 3:48 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — A woman stabbed five people — including three newborn babies — and then slashed her wrist early Friday inside a New York City home that was apparently being used as an unlicensed neighbourhood nursery for new...

Published:Friday | September 21, 2018 | 3:21 PM

FORT WORTH, Texas — It's official: It will cost you more to check a bag on any of the three biggest U.S. airlines. American Airlines said Thursday that it is raising fees for checking bags by $5 apiece each way, matching Delta and United...

Published:Friday | September 21, 2018 | 12:11 PM

DUBROVNIK, Croatia (AP) — Marc van Bloemen has lived in the old town of Dubrovnik, a Croatian citadel widely praised as the jewel of the Adriatic, for decades, since he was a child. He says it used to be a privilege. Now it’s a...

Published:Friday | September 21, 2018 | 9:35 AM

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The death toll rose above 100 after a ferry capsized and sank on Lake Victoria, Tanzania state radio reported Friday, while a second day of rescue efforts raced the setting sun. The toll was likely to go up, John...

Published:Friday | September 21, 2018 | 9:29 AM

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May challenged the European Union on Friday to break the “impasse” in Brexit negotiations, fighting back after the bloc threw divorce negotiations into doubt by labelling May’s...

Published:Friday | September 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

WILMINGTON, North Carolina (AP):Hurricane Florence is still wearing out the Carolinas, where residents have endured an agonising week of violent winds, torrential rain, widespread flooding, power outages and death.Frustration and sheer exhaustion...

Published:Friday | September 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

SALZBURG (AP):Britain and its European Union partners failed yesterday to secure a breakthrough in Brexit talks, largely because of seemingly intractable divisions over the best way to avoid a hard border on the island of Ireland and how to deal...

Published:Friday | September 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

MADISON, Wisconsin (AP):Madison police have arrested a 15-year-old boy suspected of accidentally shooting two teenagers on a city bus near a high school.Police arrested the teen at his home yesterday. Madison police spokesman Joel DeSpain said the...

Published:Friday | September 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

MEXICO CITY (AP):A wandering refrigerated truck carrying corpses from an overflowing morgue in Mexico actually contained 273 bodies, not 157 as originally stated.Officials described late Wednesday how the truck was forced to move around the...

Published:Friday | September 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

SAN JUAN (AP):The uplifting strains of one of Puerto Rico's most beloved songs filled the air at 6:15 a.m. yesterday as a choir stood in the coastal town where Hurricane Maria made landfall at that moment exactly one year ago.The serenade in Yabucoa...

Published:Friday | September 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

CAIRO (AP):An Egyptian court yesterday ordered the release from detention of former President Hosni Mubarak's two sons, overturning a ruling by another court whose judge surprisingly told police to arrest them and send them to prison.The judge in...

Published:Thursday | September 20, 2018 | 11:15 AM

DENVER (AP) — U.S. officials cannot deny a passport application from an intersex Colorado resident based solely on a refusal to select male or female for gender, a federal judge said Wednesday. The U.S. State Department’s varied...

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