June 24th, 2017

World News

Hundreds evacuated from London towers as fire fallout widens

By Sylvia Hui And Danica Kirka, The Associated Press on June 24th, 2017

LONDON – The scope of Britain’s fire-safety crisis broadened Saturday as London officials scrambled to evacuate four public housing towers due to concerns about fire doors and insulation around gas pipes. Hundreds of residents hastily packed their bags, with many angry and confused about the chaotic situation. Some refused to leave. Camden Council said it ... Read More »

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Over 120 people buried by massive southwest China landslide

By Gillian Wong, The Associated Press on June 24th, 2017

BEIJING – More than 120 people were buried by a landslide that caused huge rocks and a mass of earth to come crashing into their homes in a mountain village in southwestern China early Saturday, officials said. The landslide, which came from a mountain, engulfed a cluster of 62 homes and a hotel in the ... Read More »

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Colombian rebels release kidnapped Dutch journalists

By The Associated Press on June 24th, 2017

THE HAGUE, Netherlands – The Netherlands’ foreign ministry says that two Dutch journalists who were kidnapped earlier this week by leftist rebels in Colombia have been released unharmed. Foreign Minister Bert Koenders said in a statement early Saturday that Derk Bolt and Eugenio Follender “are doing relatively well under the circumstances.” Bolt and Follender were ... Read More »

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California governor stops parole for Charles Manson follower

By Andrew Dalton, The Associated Press on June 23rd, 2017

LOS ANGELES – California Gov. Jerry Brown has blocked parole for Charles Manson follower and convicted killer Bruce Davis. Brown’s rejection issued late Friday night is the fifth time Davis has been recommended for parole by a state panel only to see it blocked by a governor. In February, the parole panel recommended the 74-year-old ... Read More »

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Albuquerque TV truck stolen while crew worked on crime story

By The Associated Press on June 23rd, 2017

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – While a television news crew was gathering footage for a story about crime in the Albuquerque downtown area, a thief drove off in the station’s SUV. The Albuquerque Journal (http://bit.ly/2rMiw1n ) reported the story Friday about the KOB-TV truck. KOB News Director Michelle Donaldson says the vehicle was recovered within a half ... Read More »

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After demands aired, solution to Qatar crisis seems far off

By Josh Lederman And Adam Schreck, The Associated Press on June 23rd, 2017

WASHINGTON – Faced with a sweeping set of demands, Qatar insisted Friday it can indefinitely survive the economic and diplomatic steps its neighbours have taken to try to pressure it into compliance, even as a top Emirati official warned the tiny country to brace for a long-term economic squeeze. Given 10 days to make a ... Read More »

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Crime novelist Don Winslow takes out ad assailing Trump

By The Associated Press on June 23rd, 2017

NEW YORK – A leading crime novelist has a few words, and then some, for the Trump administration’s plans for a new war on drugs. “The Cartel” author Don Winslow is taking out a full-page ad in Sunday’s New York Times that calls President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions “woefully ignorant” about the ... Read More »

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Police: UPS shooter in San Francisco armed with stolen guns

By Paul Elias, The Associated Press on June 23rd, 2017

San Francisco police say the UPS driver who shot and killed three colleagues last week was armed with two stolen guns and appeared to target his victims. Commander Greg McEachern told a news conference Friday that investigators have not yet determined Jimmy Lam’s motive, but “the shooting appeared purposeful and targeted.” The 38-year-old Lam shot ... Read More »

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Cindy’s remnants: Street flooding from South to the Midwest

By Erik Schelzig And Kevin McGill, The Associated Press on June 23rd, 2017

NASHVILLE – Rain bands reeling away from Tropical Depression Cindy spread drenching rains from the Southeast to the Midwest, triggering flash flood warnings over several states including West Virginia, whose residents on Friday marked the anniversary of deadly floods last June. The storms stretching for hundreds of miles (kilometres) are expected to push river levels ... Read More »

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Cindy’s remnants: Street flooding from South to Midwest

By Erik Schelzig And Kevin McGill, The Associated Press on June 23rd, 2017

NASHVILLE – Rain bands spinning off of Tropical Depression Cindy spread drenching rains across the Southeast and into the Midwest on Friday, triggering scattered flash flood warnings in several states including West Virginia, whose residents are still recovering from deadly floods one year ago. The storms stretching for hundreds of miles (kilometres) are expected to ... Read More »

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