August 23rd, 2017

World News

The Latest: FBI agents search Manafort home in Virginia

By The Associated Press on August 9th, 2017

WASHINGTON – The Latest on the probe into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election and the Trump campaign (all times EDT): 7:45 p.m. FBI agents looking for financial documents have searched one of the homes of President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort. Manafort spokesman Jason Maloni says FBI agents obtained a warrant and ... Read More »

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Inflatable Trump chicken takes roost outside White House

By The Associated Press on August 9th, 2017

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump may be out of town, but one plucky protester is keeping an eye on the White House. A giant inflatable chicken bearing the unmistakable hairstyle of the commander in chief transfixed tourists and television cameras in the nation’s capital Wednesday afternoon. Twitter users quickly posted dozens of images of the ... Read More »

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Judge rejects Australian woman’s drug plea deal in Colombia

By The Associated Press on August 9th, 2017

BOGOTA – A judge in Colombia rejected a plea deal offered to an Australian woman charged with drug trafficking Wednesday, calling into question the prosecution’s effort to establish her guilt. Cassandra Sainsbury’s lawyer and prosecutors had reached an agreement that would have allowed the 22-year-old to leave prison after serving six years and paying a ... Read More »

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The Latest: Guam residents feel patriotism but worry grows

By The Associated Press on August 9th, 2017

HAGATNA, Guam – The Latest on how Guam residents feel about North Korea’s threats to fire nuclear bombs at the US territory (all times local): 10:50 a.m. The tiny U.S. territory of Guam feels a strong sense of patriotism and confidence in the American military. The U.S. military has an enormous presence on the Pacific ... Read More »

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Hearing loss of US diplomats in Cuba blamed on covert device

By Matthew Lee And Michael Weissenstein, The Associated Press on August 9th, 2017

WASHINGTON – The two-year-old U.S. diplomatic relationship with Cuba was roiled Wednesday by what U.S. officials say was a string of bizarre incidents that left a group of American diplomats in Havana with severe hearing loss attributed to a covert sonic device. In the fall of 2016, a series of U.S. diplomats began suffering unexplained ... Read More »

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Suspended Fox host sues reporter over alleged lewd texts

By The Associated Press on August 9th, 2017

NEW YORK – Suspended Fox News host Eric Bolling has sued the reporter who broke the story that he allegedly sent lewd text messages to colleagues. Bolling filed a $50 million defamation lawsuit Wednesday in New York state Supreme Court against Yashar Ali, a Huffington Post contributing writer. Bolling says Ali damaged his reputation through ... Read More »

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It’s Not Delivery. It’s DiGiorno Pizza spilled on interstate

By The Associated Press on August 9th, 2017

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Arkansas highway officials shut down westbound lanes of a cross-country interstate for four hours so crews could pick up pizza. An 18-wheeler containing DiGiorno and Tombstone frozen pizzas scraped a bridge support and sliced open its trailer Wednesday, spilling them across Interstate 30 in front of the Arkansas Department of Transportation ... Read More »

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NKorea dismisses Trump’s threat, warns of ‘absolute force’

By Josh Lederman And Matthew Pennington, The Associated Press on August 9th, 2017

WASHINGTON – North Korea on Wednesday officially dismissed President Donald Trump’s threats of “fire and fury,” declaring the American leader “bereft of reason” and warning ominously, “Only absolute force can work on him.” In a statement released on state media, General Kim Rak Gyom, who heads North Korea’s rocket command, also said his country was ... Read More »

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The Latest: NKorea calls Trump’s threat a ‘load of nonsense’

By The Associated Press on August 9th, 2017

WASHINGTON – The Latest on President Donald Trump and North Korea (all times EDT): 6:10 p.m. North Korea’s military says President Donald Trump’s warning of “fire and fury” if it threatens the U.S. is a “load of nonsense.” The North is responding to Trump’s threat in a statement from its military carried by state-run news ... Read More »

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NewsAlert: North Korea says it will attack waters near Guam by mid-August

By The Associated Press on August 9th, 2017

PYONGYANG, Korea, Democratic People’s Republic Of – North Korea says it will complete a plan to attack the waters near Guam by mid-August, then wait for the commander in chief’s order. More to come... Read More »

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