July 21st, 2019

World News

Police get arrest warrant as survivor recalls Kyoto arson

By The Associated Press on July 21st, 2019

TOKYO – Japanese police have obtained an arrest warrant for a suspect as soon as he regains consciousness from injuries in a deadly arson at a Kyoto anime studio. Kyoto police said Sunday they are ready to arrest 41-year-old Shinji Aoba on arson and murder allegations. Aoba is accused of storming Kyoto Animation’s No. 1 ... Read More »

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Police say man who stabbed Hong Kong actor is schizophrenic

By The Associated Press on July 20th, 2019

BEIJING – Police in southern China said the man who stabbed veteran Hong Kong actor Simon Yam at an event suffers from paranoid schizophrenia. A 53-year-old man, surnamed Chen, was detained following the attack in the Zhongshan Huoju Development Zone in Guangdong province, police said Saturday evening. Chen rushed the stage and stabbed the 64-year-old ... Read More »

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‘Game of Thrones’ cast talks divisive finale, water bottles

By Lindsey Bahr, The Associated Press on July 19th, 2019

SAN DIEGO – “Game of Thrones” may be over but the cast can’t seem to get away from stray coffee cups. Maisie Williams, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Liam Cunningham, Isaac Hempstead Wright and others took the stage at San Diego Comic-Con Friday evening for a goodbye panel and found some waiting at their places. It was a ... Read More »

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Service resuming after 7 New York City subway lines stopped

By The Associated Press on July 19th, 2019

NEW YORK – About a third of New York City’s subway lines were suspended for more than an hour during a busy, hot Friday evening commute, stranding some passengers underground and sending others searching for other ways home. The stoppage affected the No. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 trains that serve swaths of ... Read More »

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7 New York City subway lines stopped during evening commute

By The Associated Press on July 19th, 2019

NEW YORK – Several New York City subway lines are suspended in both directions because of a network communications problem during the busy evening commute. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority says that the agency is working to resolve the issue affecting the No. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and S trains. The stoppage comes as ... Read More »

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Idaho music event cancelled amid immigration enforcement fear

By The Associated Press on July 19th, 2019

JEROME, Idaho – A music festival in southern Idaho has been cancelled because organizers say they feared potential raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents. The music festival called the El Tour de Idaho de Los Inquietos was supposed to take place in Jerome on Saturday. Event organizers with the Colombia Event Center posted the ... Read More »

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Strong quake hits near Greek capital of Athens, 4 hurt

By Derek Gatopoulos And Costas Kantouris, The Associated Press on July 19th, 2019

ATHENS, Greece – A strong earthquake centred northwest of Athens shook Greece on Friday, causing frightened residents to run into the capital’s streets and damaging several buildings. Authorities said four people were hospitalized with injuries, none of them serious. The Athens Institute of Geodynamics gave the earthquake that struck at 2:13 p.m. local time (1113 ... Read More »

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Trump administration trying to bring A$AP Rocky home

By The Associated Press on July 19th, 2019

WASHINGTON – First lady Melania Trump says her husband’s administration is working with the State Department to try to bring rapper A$AP Rocky home. The president also tells reporters that many members of the African American community have asked him to intervene. The platinum-selling, Grammy-nominated artist has been behind bars in Sweden while police investigate ... Read More »

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Strong quake hits near Greek capital of Athens, no injuries

By Derek Gatopoulos And Costas Kantouris, The Associated Press on July 19th, 2019

ATHENS, Greece – A strong earthquake centred northwest of Athens shook Greece on Friday, causing frightened residents to run into the capital’s streets and damaging several buildings. Authorities said no serious injuries were reported. The Athens Institute of Geodynamics gave the earthquake that struck at 2:13 p.m. local time (1113 GMT) a preliminary magnitude of ... Read More »

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Suspect in animation studio arson fire reportedly had grudge

By Mari Yamaguchi, The Associated Press on July 19th, 2019

TOKYO – Police on Friday were investigating at the blackened, gutted building in Kyoto where a man raging about theft set a fire that killed 33 people in a beloved animation studio, crushing the hearts of comic fans in Japan and beyond. Some were questioning why mass killings like this are now repeated in the ... Read More »

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