July 26th, 2017

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President says Iran will ‘respond’ if US missile law passes

By The Associated Press on July 26th, 2017

TEHRAN, Iran – Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said Wednesday his country will respond if a bill in the U.S. Congress imposing sanctions on people involved in Iran’s ballistic missile program becomes law. The House of Representatives passed the bill on Tuesday and it now goes to the Senate. Without giving details, Rouhani said in a ... Read More »

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Trump: Liberation from ‘Obamacare nightmare’ is close

By Vivian Salama, The Associated Press on July 26th, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Celebrating a slim but symbolic health-care win in Washington, President Donald Trump told supporters in Ohio that the nation was one step closer to liberation from the “Obamacare nightmare.” “You think that’s easy? That’s not easy,” he told a crowd of thousands just hours after the Senate took a small but hard-fought ... Read More »

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Russian diplomat: new US sanctions won’t help to mend ties

By The Associated Press on July 26th, 2017

MOSCOW – A senior Russian diplomat said Wednesday a new package of U.S. sanctions against Russia harms chances for improving the ties between the two countries, pushing them into “uncharted territory.” Russian officials welcomed Donald Trump’s presidential win last year, hoping to mend relations with the United States which reached a post-Cold War low under ... Read More »

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Judge set to decide on Charlie Gard’s last days

By The Associated Press on July 26th, 2017

LONDON – A British judge is set to rule on where Charlie Gard, a baby with a rare genetic disease, will spend the last days of his life. A High Court judge will decide at a hearing Wednesday whether his parents’ wish to take him home to die will be granted. After months of court ... Read More »

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Muslim cleric: Protest to go on despite Israeli concession

By Aron Heller And Mohammed Daraghmeh, The Associated Press on July 26th, 2017

JERUSALEM – A senior Muslim official in Jerusalem said Wednesday that worshippers would not return to a contested shrine until Israel removes the new railings and cameras it installed after a deadly attack there, prolonging a crisis that Israel hoped it had resolved by making concessions at the site. Ikrema Sabri, head of the Supreme ... Read More »

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Swedish parties plan no-confidence vote over security leak

By Matti Huuhtanen, The Associated Press on July 26th, 2017

HELSINKI – Sweden’s right-wing opposition parties said Wednesday they are planning a motion of no confidence in three government ministers over one of the largest security breaches in the country. If passed, the vote could shake up the ruling minority coalition. Leaders of four opposition parties announced the move following reports last week that a ... Read More »

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Missing woman with dementia found dead on NYC roof

By The Associated Press on July 26th, 2017

NEW YORK – A New York City woman suffering from dementia has been found dead on the roof of a building near her home. Police say 88-year-old Mary Joyce Bonsignore, of Brooklyn, wandered off and had been missing since July 17. Her body was found Tuesday. Family members say she suffered from dementia and had ... Read More »

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Strike by oil tanker owners causes fuel shortage in Pakistan

By The Associated Press on July 26th, 2017

ISLAMABAD – A strike by oil tanker operators has created a shortage of petroleum products in Pakistan, causing panic among people who are lining up at gas stations to make bulk purchases of petrol and diesel. Operators say the protest is a response to tougher measures imposed by transportation police following last month’s incident in ... Read More »

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Investigator: Driver part of larger human-smuggling scheme

By Frank Bajak, Nomaan Merchant And Juan A. Lozano, The Associated Press on July 26th, 2017

SAN ANTONIO – Investigators believe a truck driver accused in the deaths of 10 people found inside a packed, sweltering tractor-trailer is part of a larger organization involved in human smuggling that authorities are trying to identify and dismantle, a U.S. immigration official said. Some of the 29 identified survivors told authorities they hired smugglers ... Read More »

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Man accused of killing deputy, 7 others due in court

By Emily Wagster Pettus, The Associated Press on July 26th, 2017

JACKSON, Miss. – A Mississippi man charged with killing a deputy, his mother-in-law and six others who were his relatives or acquaintances is due in court on Wednesday. Willie Cory Godbolt has been jailed without bond since his arrest May 28, shortly after the fatal shootings that started after witnesses say Godbolt was arguing with ... Read More »

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