September 20th, 2019

World News

Hurricane rips roofs, cuts power in Bermuda, but no deaths

By The Associated Press on September 19th, 2019

MIAMI – Hurricane Humberto blew off rooftops, toppled trees and knocked out power as it blew past the British Atlantic island of Bermuda. But officials said Thursday that the Category 3 storm caused no reported deaths. “We’ve made it through and everyone is safe,” Premier David Burt said. “That’s what is most important.” Security Minister ... Read More »

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‘It’s bad’: Hundreds of water rescues as Imelda soaks Texas

By Juan A. Lozano, The Associated Press on September 19th, 2019

BEAUMONT, Texas – The remnants of Tropical Depression Imelda unleashed torrential rain Thursday in parts of Texas and Louisiana, prompting hundreds of water rescues, a hospital evacuation and road closures as the powerful storm system drew comparisons to Hurricane Harvey two years ago. Although the amount of predicted rainfall is massive – forecasters say some ... Read More »

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Former ‘American Gangster’ prosecutor sentenced to probation

By The Associated Press on September 19th, 2019

MORRISTOWN, N.J. – A former New Jersey prosecutor portrayed by actor Russell Crowe in the film “American Gangster” has been sentenced to five years of probation after pleading guilty to stealing from his law clients. Richard Roberts was sentenced Thursday in Morristown, New Jersey. Roberts’ involvement in prosecuting Harlem drug kingpin Frank Lucas in the ... Read More »

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Airbnb says it will go public in 2020

By The Associated Press on September 19th, 2019

NEW YORK – Home-sharing company Airbnb Inc. said Thursday it plans to go public in 2020. It’s a long-awaited move for the San Francisco company, which was founded in 2008 by Brian Chesky and Joe Gebbia, who needed some extra cash so they put air mattresses on their apartment floor and charged $80 per night. ... Read More »

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Rose Garden setting for Trump’s second state dinner

By Darlene Superville, The Associated Press on September 19th, 2019

WASHINGTON – It’ll be an al fresco Rose Garden soiree for Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison as the White House throws its first state dinner in more than a year. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump are hosting Morrison for a state visit on Friday, including a pomp-filled arrival ceremony on the South ... Read More »

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‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Veep’ make last Emmy Awards stand

By Lynn Elber, The Associated Press on September 19th, 2019

LOS ANGELES – “Game of Thrones” has dominated the Emmy Awards with the formidable power of, say, your average fearsome, flame-belching dragon. Same goes for “Veep,” but picture a cutthroat politician instead. The drama and comedy series are among the front-runners for Sunday’s ceremony for their concluding seasons, a last chance to rule. But will ... Read More »

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Iran envoy: ‘All-out war’ to result if hit for Saudi attack

By Jon Gambrell, The Associated Press on September 19th, 2019

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Any attack on Iran by the U.S. or Saudi Arabia will spark an “all-out war,” Tehran’s top diplomat warned Thursday, raising the stakes as Washington and Riyadh weigh a response to a drone-and-missile strike on the kingdom’s oil industry that shook global energy markets. The comments by Foreign Minister Mohammad ... Read More »

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No Britney Spears, no decisions made at closed court hearing

By Andrew Dalton, The Associated Press on September 19th, 2019

LOS ANGELES – A hearing Wednesday on the future of the court conservatorship that for 11 years has controlled the money and affairs of Britney Spears ended with no decisions made and no appearance from the pop star. The hearing was cleared of the public and media. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Brenda J. Penny ... Read More »

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Trump sues Manhattan DA seeking to block tax return subpoena

By The Associated Press on September 19th, 2019

NEW YORK – President Donald Trump is asking a federal judge to block an effort by New York prosecutors to obtain his tax returns. Trump’s attorneys filed a lawsuit Thursday in U.S. District Court in New York. Trump lawyer Jay Sekulow says the lawsuit is intended “to address the significant constitutional issues at stake in ... Read More »

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Poland’s top filmmakers protest festival admission rules

By The Associated Press on September 19th, 2019

WARSAW, Poland – Academy Award-winning Pawel Pawlikowski and other top Polish filmmakers are demanding artistic independence for the nation’s most prestigious film festival after a politically charged movie was withdrawn. The filmmakers’ guild wants the selection procedure for the ongoing annual Polish Film Festival in Gdynia to become independent from its organizers. These include the ... Read More »

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