September 20th, 2019

World News

Trump says gun negotiations going ‘very slowly’

By Zeke Miller, The Associated Press on September 19th, 2019

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump is pouring cold water on prospects for a bipartisan compromise on gun legislation, even as his aides circulate a draft plan on Capitol Hill. Trump tells Fox News in an interview aired Thursday no deal is imminent. Six weeks after mass shootings in Texas and Ohio, Trump says, “We’re going ... Read More »

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Governor: Suicide bomb in southern Afghanistan kills 20

By Tameem Akhgar And Kathy Gannon, The Associated Press on September 19th, 2019

KABUL – A powerful suicide truck bomb devastated a hospital in southern Afghanistan early Thursday morning, killing 20 people and wounding 97 others, according to the province’s governor, while a deadly drone strike in the country’s east was blamed on U.S. forces. The Taliban, who claimed responsibility for the suicide bombing, have carried out nearly ... Read More »

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Bus crashes carrying country singer Josh Turner’s road crew

By The Associated Press on September 19th, 2019

SHANDON, Calif. – Authorities in central California say a passenger bus has crashed while carrying the road crew for country and gospel singer Josh Turner, leaving one dead and seven injured. Turner and his band were not on the bus. The bus was travelling eastbound on Highway 46 in San Luis Obispo County when it ... Read More »

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Iran diplomat warns of ‘all-out war’ if hit for Saudi attack

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

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Iran’s foreign minister warned Thursday that any attack on his country over a drone-and-missile strike on Saudi Arabia’s oil industry will result in “all-out war,” further pushing up tensions across the Persian Gulf. The comments by Mohammad Javad Zarif represent the starkest warning offered yet by Iran in a long ... Read More »

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Belgian fighter jet crashes in France, pilot hits power line

By Angela Charlton, The Associated Press on September 19th, 2019

PARIS – French authorities say a Belgian F-16 fighter jet has crashed in a populated area in western France and one of its pilots is caught on a high-voltage electricity line. A spokesman for the regional prefecture, or administration, told The Associated Press that the plane crashed Thursday in the town of Pluvigner in Brittany. ... Read More »

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Pompeo says US backs Saudi Arabia’s ‘right to defend itself’

By Jon Gambrell, The Associated Press on September 18th, 2019

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday that America backs Saudi Arabia’s “right to defend itself” after a weekend attack targeted the heart of its oil industry, comments coming after he described the assault as an “act of war.” The attacks have reignited fears over a wider conflagration in ... Read More »

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UAE joins US-led coalition to protect Mideast waterways

By The Associated Press on September 18th, 2019

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – The United Arab Emirates says it has joined a U.S.-led coalition to protect waterways across the Mideast after an attack on Saudi oil installations. The state-run WAM news agency announced the UAE’s decision in a statement Thursday. It quoted Salem al-Zaabi of the Emirati Foreign Ministry as saying the UAE ... Read More »

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Suicide bomb in southern Afghanistan, kills at least 20

By The Associated Press on September 18th, 2019

KABUL – An Afghan official says a powerful suicide truck bombing outside a hospital in the capital of southern Zabul province has killed at least 20 and injured as many as 90 others. The head of the Zabul provincial council, Atta Jan Haqbayan, says the powerful bomb exploded shortly after 6 a.m. Thursday. The provincial ... Read More »

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Humberto brushes Bermuda as new hurricane threatens Mexico

By The Associated Press on September 18th, 2019

MIAMI – Hurricane Humberto lashed Bermuda with strong winds Wednesday as the powerful Category 3 storm passed just to the north of the British Atlantic territory, while a newly formed hurricane threatened tourist resorts along Mexico’s Pacific coast. The hurricane came within about 75 miles (120 kilometres) of Bermuda before moving away out toward open ... Read More »

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AP source: Joe Kennedy to challenge Sen. Markey in primary

By Steve Leblanc, The Associated Press on September 18th, 2019

BOSTON – U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III is set to announce a Democratic primary challenge to U.S. Sen. Edward Markey of Massachusetts in 2020. A person with knowledge of Kennedy’s plans told The Associated Press he will formally make the announcement Saturday. The person wasn’t authorized to pre-empt Kennedy’s announcement and spoke Wednesday on condition ... Read More »

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