September 20th, 2019

World News

Cuomo signs bill extending statute of limitations for rape

By Karen Matthews, The Associated Press on September 18th, 2019

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation Wednesday to make it easier to prosecute some sex crimes by extending the statute of limitations for second- and third-degree rape. The Democratic governor was joined by actresses Mira Sorvino and Julianne Moore as well as activists from the group Time’s Up as he signed the measure at ... Read More »

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Milan: Less is more at Prada, Arbesser keeps it personal

By Colleen Barry, The Associated Press on September 18th, 2019

MILAN – Sustainability is coming into even sharper focus at Milan Fashion Week. The industry is seeking to show its mettle in big and small ways after 32 leading fashion companies signed off on a set of shared goals presented to the leaders of Group of 7 industrial nations. That can mean experimental textiles and ... Read More »

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Bermuda lashed by heavy winds from Cat 3 Hurricane Humberto

By The Associated Press on September 18th, 2019

MIAMI – Powerful winds from Hurricane Humberto began hitting Bermuda on Wednesday as the government urged people to stay off the streets during the British territory’s close brush with the powerful Category 3 storm. And another growing storm threatened tourist resorts along Mexico’s Pacific. Bermuda Gov. John Rankin called up 120 members of the Royal ... Read More »

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Oil price drops for 2nd day despite heightened Gulf tensions

By Cathy Bussewitz, The Associated Press on September 18th, 2019

NEW YORK – Oil prices retreated for a second day Wednesday even as the Saudi military blamed Iran for recent attacks to critical oil infrastructure and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called the strike an “act of war.” Benchmark U.S. crude fell 2% to close at $58.11 per barrel. It fell nearly 5.7% Tuesday. ... Read More »

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US says attack on Saudi oil site was an Iranian ‘act of war’

By Jon Gambrell, Aya Batrawy And Fay Abuelgasim, The Associated Press on September 18th, 2019

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday called the attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil installations an “act of war” against the kingdom by Iran, as the Saudis displayed missile and drone wreckage and cited other evidence they said shows the raid was “unquestionably sponsored by Iran.” Iran, which has denied ... Read More »

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AP sources: 1 of Brown’s accusers has met with NFL

By Rob Maaddi, The Associated Press on September 18th, 2019

Two people with knowledge of the investigation into Antonio Brown being accused of sexual assault tell The Associated Press that one of the accusers has met with NFL investigators and that there is no timetable for concluding the probe. One of the people, speaking to the AP on condition of anonymity Wednesday because of the ... Read More »

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Johnson faces Brexit flak from EU lawmakers and top UK court

By Jill Lawless, Samuel Petrequin And Mark Carlson, The Associated Press on September 18th, 2019

STRASBOURG, France – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was accused by European Union officials Wednesday of failing to negotiate seriously and branded the “father of lies” by a lawyer in the U.K. Supreme Court, as his plan to leave the EU in just over six weeks faced hurdles on both sides of the Channel. In ... Read More »

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No severe impacts from Imelda as it moves through Texas

By Juan A. Lozano, The Associated Press on September 18th, 2019

HOUSTON – Imelda has deluged parts of Southeast Texas with more than 12 inches of rain, but officials in Houston and surrounding communities said Wednesday that so far there have been no severe impacts from the tropical depression. Glenn LaMont, deputy emergency management co-ordinator in Brazoria County, located south of Houston along the Gulf Coast, ... Read More »

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Utah police use sirens to drive bear up tree for relocation

By The Associated Press on September 18th, 2019

OREM, Utah – Orem police used their vehicle sirens to drive a 2-year-old bear up a tree after its presence in the central Utah caused traffic delays Wednesday morning. State Division of Wildlife Resources spokeswoman Faith Heaton Jolley said division personnel then were able to tranquilize the bear and remove it from the tree. Jolley ... Read More »

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Detroit girl, 2, dies after head stuck in car’s power window

By The Associated Press on September 18th, 2019

DETROIT – Police say a 2-year-old Detroit girl has died after getting her head stuck in a power window in a car. Relatives tell TV station WXYZ that Kierre Allen’s father yelled, “My baby, my baby,” when he discovered her stuck in the window Monday. He had fallen asleep in the car in a driveway. ... Read More »

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