July 21st, 2019

World News

Trump vs. Dems: ‘Racist,’ socialist’ lines drawn for 2020

By Lisa Mascaro, The Associated Press on July 17th, 2019

WASHINGTON – With tweets and a vote, President Donald Trump and House Democrats established the sharp and emotionally raw contours of the 2020 election campaigns. In the process, they have created a fraught political frame: “racists” vs. “socialists.” Trump’s aggressive condemnation of women of colour in Congress has allowed House Democrats to mend, for now, ... Read More »

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Ebola outbreak in Congo declared a global health emergency

By The Associated Press on July 17th, 2019

GENEVA – The World Health Organization says the deadly Ebola outbreak in Congo is now an international health emergency after the virus spread this week to a city of 2 million people. A WHO expert committee declined on three previous occasions to advise the United Nations health agency to make the declaration, but other experts ... Read More »

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City hopes ‘Baby Shark’ song will drive homeless away

By The Associated Press on July 17th, 2019

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Officials in West Palm Beach are hoping a continuous loop of children’s songs played throughout the night will keep homeless people from sleeping on the patio of a city-owned rental banquet facility. West Palm Beach parks and recreation director Leah Rockwell tells the Palm Beach Post they’re trying to discourage ... Read More »

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Gunmen in restaurant in northern Iraq kill Turkish diplomat

By Salar Salim And Suzan Fraser, The Associated Press on July 17th, 2019

IRBIL, Iraq – Unknown gunmen opened fire inside a Turkish-owned restaurant in the northern Iraqi city of Irbil on Wednesday, killing at least one Turkish diplomat stationed in Ankara’s consulate and one Iraqi civilian, Turkish officials and Kurdish security forces said. The rare shooting in broad daylight jolted the normally quiet city and sent security ... Read More »

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Judge: Michael Cohen campaign finance probe over

By The Associated Press on July 17th, 2019

NEW YORK – Federal prosecutors have told a judge in New York that they have concluded their investigation into campaign finance violations committed by President Donald Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen. U.S. District Judge William H. Pauley III made the disclosure in a court filing Wednesday. The judge said that the conclusion of the case ... Read More »

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Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman sentenced to life in prison

By Tom Hays, The Associated Press on July 17th, 2019

NEW YORK – The Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has been sentenced to life behind bars in a U.S. prison, a humbling end for a drug lord once notorious for his ability to kill, bribe or tunnel his way out of trouble. A federal judge in Brooklyn handed down the sentence Wednesday, five ... Read More »

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‘Game of Thrones’ reigns with record 32 Emmy nominations

By Lynn Elber, The Associated Press on July 17th, 2019

LOS ANGELES – HBO’s “Game of Thrones” slashed its way to a record-setting 32 Emmy nominations Tuesday for its eighth and final season, leading HBO back to dominance over Netflix, the streaming service that bumped it last year from atop the increasingly crowded television heap. The bloodthirsty saga’s total eclipsed the all-time series record of ... Read More »

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Attack in restaurant in northern Iraq kills Turkish diplomat

By The Associated Press on July 17th, 2019

IRBIL, Iraq – Turkey’s state-run news agency says a Turkish diplomat working at Ankara’s consulate in the northern Iraqi city of Irbil was killed during a shooting attack inside a restaurant there. Anadolu Agency says the shooting took place on Wednesday but did not provide further details. Local Iraqi Kurdish news outlet Rudaw said the ... Read More »

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West Palm Beach hopes ‘Baby Shark’ song will drive homeless from park

By The Associated Press on July 17th, 2019

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Officials in West Palm Beach are hoping a continuous loop of children’s songs played throughout the night will keep homeless people from sleeping in a city park. West Palm Beach parks and recreation director Leah Rockwell tells the Palm Beach Post they’re trying to discourage people from camping out along ... Read More »

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Ex-teacher admits hiding camera in summer camp bathroom

By The Associated Press on July 17th, 2019

TRENTON, N.J. – A former New Jersey elementary school teacher has admitted recording boys with a hidden camera at a summer camp and taking an explicit photo of a student. Thomas Guzzi Jr. pleaded guilty Tuesday to official misconduct, manufacturing child pornography and distributing child pornography files. The 39-year-old was a stage manager for the ... Read More »

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