August 23rd, 2019

World News

S. Korea says N. Korea has fired projectiles off east coast

By The Associated Press on August 23rd, 2019

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of – South Korea says North Korea has fired two unidentified projectiles off its east coast. South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff says in a statement that the launches were made from the North’s northeastern Hamgyong province on Saturday morning. The statement didn’t say exactly what type of projectiles North Korea launched. ... Read More »

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Domingo to return to the stage amid harassment allegations

By Colleen Barry, The Associated Press on August 23rd, 2019

MILAN – Placido Domingo is returning to the stage at the Salzburg Festival this weekend to perform for the first time since multiple women accused the opera legend of sexual harassment in allegations brought to light by The Associated Press. Two opera houses in the United States have cancelled performances, but no European opera house ... Read More »

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Bolsonaro to send army to contain Amazon fires

By Victor Caivano, The Associated Press on August 23rd, 2019

PORTO VELHO, Brazil – Under increasing international pressure to contain fires sweeping parts of the Amazon, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday authorized use of the military to battle the massive blazes. Brazilian forces will deploy starting Saturday to border areas, indigenous territories and other affected regions in the Amazon to assist in putting out ... Read More »

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Bolsonaro prepares to send army to contain Amazon fires

By Victor Caivano, The Associated Press on August 23rd, 2019

PORTO VELHO, Brazil – Under increasing international pressure to contain fires sweeping parts of the Amazon, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said Friday he might send the military to battle the massive blazes. “That’s the plan,” said Bolsonaro. He did not say when the armed forces would get involved but suggested that action could be imminent. ... Read More »

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Minnesota filmmakers’ lawsuit over gay weddings reinstated

By The Associated Press on August 23rd, 2019

MINNEAPOLIS – A federal appeals court on Friday reinstated a lawsuit filed by two Minnesota filmmakers who want the right to refuse to film same-sex weddings, saying that videos are a form of speech with constitutional protections under the First Amendment Carl and Angel Larsen, who run a Christian business called Telescope Media Group in ... Read More »

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Former Houston police officer charged with murder over raid

By The Associated Press on August 23rd, 2019

HOUSTON – Prosecutors have charged a former Houston police officer with felony murder in connection with a deadly January drug raid that killed a couple and injured several officers. The Jan. 28 raid came under scrutiny after police alleged one of the officers who was shot, Gerald Goines, lied in order to obtain a search ... Read More »

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Supreme Court: Ginsburg treated for tumour on pancreas

By The Associated Press on August 23rd, 2019

WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court says Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has completed radiation therapy for a tumour on her pancreas and there is no evidence of the disease remaining. The court said Friday the tumour was “treated definitively and there is no evidence of disease elsewhere in the body.” In a statement, the court said ... Read More »

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Accusers in Ohio State doctor scandal tops 300

By Kantele Franko, The Associated Press on August 23rd, 2019

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Lawyers for men suing Ohio State University over decades-old alleged sexual misconduct by a team doctor say the growing number of accusers has topped 300. Totals confirmed to The Associated Press put the group’s size in the same ballpark as the initial wave of plaintiffs who got $425 million from Michigan State ... Read More »

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5 die in stampede ahead of Algiers rap concert, probe opened

By The Associated Press on August 23rd, 2019

ALGIERS, Algeria – Prosecutors have opened an investigation into the cause of a stampede ahead of a rapper’s concert at an Algiers sports stadium that left five youths dead, including a 13-year-old. The prosecutor’s office in Sidi M’Hamed said in a statement on Friday that an inquiry to determine the circumstances of the drama the ... Read More »

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Trump vows response as China plans tariffs on $75B US goods

By Joe McDonald, The Associated Press on August 23rd, 2019

BEIJING – President Donald Trump on Friday called on U.S. companies with operations in China to consider an alternative place to do business after Beijing announced a series of retaliatory tariffs Friday. “I will be responding to China’s Tariffs this afternoon,” Trump tweeted. “This is a GREAT opportunity for the United States.” U.S. markets tumbled, ... Read More »

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