November 18th, 2017

Argentina says it may have received signals from missing sub

By The Associated Press on November 18th, 2017

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – Argentina’s Navy detected seven brief satellite calls late Saturday that officials believe may have come from a submarine with 44 crew members that hadn’t been heard from in three days. The communication attempts “indicate that the crew is trying to re-establish contact, so we are working to locate the source of ... Read More »

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House fire in southern Beijing suburb kills 19, injures 8

By The Associated Press on November 18th, 2017

BEIJING – The official Chinese news agency says a fire at a building advertising low-cost rental apartments in a southern Beijing suburb has killed 19 people and injured eight others. Xinhua News Agency says firefighters put out the fire at Xinjian Village in the district of Daxing by 9 p.m. local time on Saturday, three ... Read More »

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Surgeons remove worms, parasites from N. Korean soldier

By Kim Tong-Hyung, The Associated Press on November 18th, 2017

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of – Surgeons treating a North Korean soldier who was severely wounded by gunfire while escaping to South Korea have removed dozens of parasites from his body, including presumed roundworms as long as 27 centimetres (11 inches), hospital officials said. The soldier, whose name and rank have not been disclosed, defected to ... Read More »

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Argentina steps up search for missing submarine with 44 crew

By The Associated Press on November 18th, 2017

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – Argentina’s Navy said Saturday it was ramping up the search for a submarine that hadn’t been heard from in three days, and at least six other nations said they would join in the effort. Navy spokesman Enrique Balbi said that the area being searched off the country’s southern Atlantic coast has ... Read More »

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Moore critic: Alabama Senate race a battle for nation’s soul

By Jay Reeves, The Associated Press on November 18th, 2017

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – A leading figure among religious liberals says the candidacy of Republican Roy Moore for U.S. Senate is a struggle for the “soul of the nation.” The remarks Saturday by the Rev. William J. Barber come a day after a letter signed by dozens of progressive pastors in Alabama said Moore – dogged ... Read More »

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Rep: ‘Partridge Family’ star David Cassidy hospitalized

By The Associated Press on November 18th, 2017

NEW YORK – “Partridge Family” star David Cassidy has been hospitalized in Florida. His representative tells The Associated Press on Saturday that Cassidy is “now conscious” and “surrounded by family.” The rep adds that Cassidy was in pain and taken to the hospital on Wednesday. No additional details were provided. The 67-year-old said earlier this ... Read More »

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Italy Senate chief: Mafia planned to kill me next in 1992

By Frances D'Emilio, The Associated Press on November 18th, 2017

ROME – The president of the Italian Senate revealed Saturday that the Mafia’s “boss of bosses” allegedly had targeted him to be assassinated next after twin bomb blasts killed Italy’s two leading Sicilian magistrates. Senate President Piero Grasso served as a judge for the Mafia trial in the 1980s that yielded convictions for hundreds of ... Read More »

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Progressive pastors say Roy Moore unfit for US Senate

By Jay Reeves, The Associated Press on November 18th, 2017

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – A leading figure among religious liberals says the candidacy of Roy Moore for U.S. Senate is a struggle for the “soul of the nation.” The remarks on Saturday by the Rev. William J. Barber come a day after a letter signed by dozens of progressive pastors in Alabama said Moore – dogged ... Read More »

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Progressive pastors call on Roy Moore to quit Senate race

By Jay Reeves, The Associated Press on November 18th, 2017

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – A leading figure among religious liberals says the candidacy of Roy Moore for U.S. Senate is a struggle for the “soul of the nation.” The remarks on Saturday by the Rev. William J. Barber come a day after a letter signed by dozens of progressive pastors in Alabama said Moore – dogged ... Read More »

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Authorities continue search for suspect who killed cop

By The Associated Press on November 18th, 2017

NEW KENSINGTON, Pa. – An intense search continued Saturday for a suspect in the fatal shooting of a rookie police officer. The shooting happened shortly after 8 p.m. Friday in New Kensington, about 18 miles (29 kilometres) northeast of Pittsburgh. Officer Brian Shaw, 25, was shot in the chest after a traffic stop involving an ... Read More »

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