August 19th, 2017

World News

Troopers pay tribute to 4 people killed in 1997 shooting

By The Associated Press on August 18th, 2017

COLEBROOK, N.H. – New Hampshire state troopers have gathered to remember comrades who were among those killed or wounded 20 years ago in one of the region’s worst shootings. State police Sgt. Victor Muzzey says the gathering is to honour “the loved ones who never returned at the end of their shift.” An angry loner ... Read More »

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Trump ousts Steve Bannon: influential, divisive strategist

By Jonathan Lemire And Jill Colvin, The Associated Press on August 18th, 2017

WASHINGTON – Steve Bannon, the blunt-spoken and divisive strategist who rose from Donald Trump’s conservative campaign to a top White House post, was pushed out by the president Friday, capping a turbulent seven months marked by the departure of much of Trump’s original senior staff. The former leader of conservative Breitbart News and a favourite ... Read More »

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Men say they’ve set record for traversing Boston’s subway

By The Associated Press on August 18th, 2017

REVERE, Mass. – Two Boston-area residents say they’ve set the world record for travelling to every stop on the city’s subway system in about 7 1/2 hours. The Boston Globe reports Dominic DiLuzio and Alex Cox accomplished the feat on Friday in 7 hours, 29 minutes and 46 seconds. The men hope to get official ... Read More »

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Trump studying options for new approach to Afghan war

By Robert Burns, The Associated Press on August 18th, 2017

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump is “studying and considering his options” for a new approach to Afghanistan and the broader South Asia region, the White House said Friday after the president huddled with his top national security aides at Camp David. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders issued a brief statement saying Trump had ... Read More »

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Spanish plan for carnage started with botched explosion

By Lori Hinnant, Joseph Wilson And Ciaran Giles, The Associated Press on August 18th, 2017

BARCELONA, Spain – A cell of at least nine extremists meticulously plotted to combine vehicles and explosives in a direct hit on tourists, and managed to carry off most of their deadly plan, killing 14 people, authorities said Friday. Police in Spain and France pressed a manhunt for any remaining members of the group, which ... Read More »

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Trump reviews options for new strategy for Afghan war

By Robert Burns, The Associated Press on August 18th, 2017

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump huddled with his top national security aides in the seclusion of Camp David on Friday, trying to formulate a winning Afghanistan strategy after 16 frustrating years of war. The officials and Trump weighed options for breaking a prolonged stalemate in the fight against a Taliban insurgency. There was no immediate ... Read More »

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Barcelona’s victims include US man celebrating anniversary

By John Leicester, The Associated Press on August 18th, 2017

PARIS – The dead and injured in Barcelona were a snapshot of the world – men, women and children from nearly three dozen nations – testifying to the huge global appeal of the sun-kissed city. Families, friends and government officials from Paris to Sydney, San Francisco to Berlin scrambled Friday to discover whether their loved ... Read More »

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Ousted: Trump pushes out controversial aide Steve Bannon

By Jonathan Lemire And Jill Colvin, The Associated Press on August 18th, 2017

WASHINGTON – Steve Bannon, the blunt-spoken and divisive strategist who rose from Donald Trump’s conservative campaign to a top White House post, was pushed out by the president Friday, capping a turbulent seven months that now has seen the departure of much of his senior staff. The former leader of conservative Breitbart News and a ... Read More »

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Charlottesville mayor calls for swift removal of Lee statue

By The Associated Press on August 18th, 2017

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The mayor of Charlottesville called Friday for an emergency meeting of state lawmakers to allow the city to swiftly remove the statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. Mayor Mike Signer’s statement comes nearly a week after white supremacists descended on the city and violently clashed with counter protesters. One woman was ... Read More »

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Memorials grow along site of deadly attack in Barcelona

By Albert Stumm And Joseph Wilson, The Associated Press on August 18th, 2017

BARCELONA, Spain – An ever-expanding jumble of flags, candles, teddy bears and flowers grew Friday at the base of Barcelona’s ornate Canaletes Fountain, where a local legend says that those who drink from the monument will fall in love with the city and always return. The makeshift memorial sprang up with others along the historic ... Read More »

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