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Published:Sunday | May 27, 2018 | 6:14 PM

Forecasters say Subtropical Storm Alberto, the first named storm of the 2018 hurricane season, has recently turned more north-northwestward with no change in strength as it lumbers toward the northern Gulf Coast. The National Hurricane Center in...

Published:Sunday | May 27, 2018 | 10:49 AM

DUBLIN (AP) — Irish Catholics attending Mass today were disappointed with the result of a referendum in which voters opted to legalise abortion and think it reflects the weakening of the Church — a situation that was unthinkable in...

Published:Sunday | May 27, 2018 | 10:41 AM

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Normally packed with vacationers over the Memorial Day weekend, beaches along the eastern U.S. Gulf Coast were largely empty today as a slowly intensifying storm carrying brisk winds and heavy rain approached....

Published:Sunday | May 27, 2018 | 10:34 AM

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Another person has died in Congo of a confirmed case of Ebola, bringing the number of fatalities to 12, said the country’s health ministry. The new death happened in Iboko, a rural area in northwestern Equateur...

Published:Sunday | May 27, 2018 | 12:00 AM

DUBLIN (AP):The prime minister of Ireland says that the passage of a referendum paving the way for legalised abortions is a historic day for his country and a great act of democracy.Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said, after official results showed...

Published:Sunday | May 27, 2018 | 12:00 AM

WASHINGTON (AP):From 'Little Rocket Man' to the scheduling of a historic peace summit and back again, President Donald Trump's dizzying back-and-forth on North Korea is par for the course for a president who likes to keep his audience guessing. As...

Published:Sunday | May 27, 2018 | 12:00 AM

SALALAH, (AP):A cyclone more powerful than any previously recorded in southern Oman slammed into the Gulf country and neighbouring Yemen yesterday, deluging a major city with nearly three years' worth of rainfall in single day. The storm killed at...

Published:Sunday | May 27, 2018 | 12:00 AM

KINSHASA, (AP):Ebola vaccinations will begin tomorrow in the two rural areas of Congo where the latest deadly outbreak was declared this month, the health ministry said yesterday, as the number of confirmed Ebola cases rose to 35, including 10...

Published:Sunday | May 27, 2018 | 12:00 AM

ST PETERSBURG, (AP):Florida and Mississippi launched emergency preparations yesterday ahead of the arrival of Subtropical Storm Alberto, a slow-moving system expected to cause wet misery across the eastern US Gulf Coast today into tomorrow.Cuba was...

Published:Friday | May 25, 2018 | 5:06 PM

TORONTO (AP) — Investigators were seeking two suspects Friday after an explosion caused by a homemade bomb ripped through an Indian restaurant at a mall in the Toronto suburb of Mississauga, wounding 15 people, Canadian police said. Police...

Published:Friday | May 25, 2018 | 2:22 PM

The Cuban Health Ministry says the toll from the crash of a passenger jet in Cuba has risen to 112 after another survivor of the catastrophe died. A ministry statement says Emiley Sanchez de la O succumbed to her extensive injuries early...

Published:Friday | May 25, 2018 | 11:22 AM

MIAMI (AP) - The first named tropical weather system of the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season has formed. The Miami-based National Hurricane Center says a disturbance moving toward the Gulf of Mexico is now Subtropical Storm Alberto. Alberto had...

Published:Friday | May 25, 2018 | 10:08 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — Flinching when he heard himself described as a man who used power to prey on women, Harvey Weinstein was arraigned Friday on charges of rape and a criminal sex act in the first criminal prosecution to result from the wave of...

Published:Thursday | May 24, 2018 | 3:51 PM

U.S. government forecasters said Thursday that they were expecting an active Atlantic hurricane season. The six-month Atlantic hurricane season officially starts June 1. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration forecast calls for 10 to...

Published:Thursday | May 24, 2018 | 3:08 PM

BUNNIK, Netherlands (AP) — The missile used to shoot down a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet over eastern Ukraine in 2014, killing all 298 aboard, belonged to a Russia-based military unit, an international team of investigators said Thursday...

Published:Thursday | May 24, 2018 | 10:44 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles County jails are run by the sheriff, but the Mexican Mafia wielded the power in the underworld behind bars. The organization made up of leaders from various Latino gangs operated like an illegal government,...

Published:Thursday | May 24, 2018 | 10:37 AM

BEIJING (AP) — China, Japan and the European Union condemned Thursday the Trump administration’s decision to launch an investigation into whether tariffs are needed on imports of vehicles and automotive parts into the United States....

Published:Thursday | May 24, 2018 | 9:07 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is cancelling the planned June 12 summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, citing the “tremendous anger and open hostility” in a recent statement from North Korea. Trump says in a...

Published:Thursday | May 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM

STARKVILLE, Mississippi (AP):Some of the boxes stacked inside anthropologist Molly Zuckerman's laboratory contain full bones a skull, a jaw, or a leg. Others contain only plastic bags of bone fragments that Zuckerman describes as "grit".These...

Published:Thursday | May 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM

ATLANTA (AP):She's a Yale-educated attorney and a romance novelist who served a decade in the Georgia Legislature. Now, Stacey Abrams has gained a shot at becoming the first black woman elected governor in US history.Abrams, 44, easily won the...

Published:Thursday | May 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM

LONDON (AP):Yulia Skripal, who was poisoned with her ex-spy father in a nerve agent attack, said yesterday her recovery has been "slow and painful" and that she hopes to return to her home in Russia someday.In her first appearance on camera since...

Published:Thursday | May 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM

GENEVA (AP):President Donald Trump's top health official said yesterday that the US and global partners will "take the steps necessary" to try to contain a new Ebola outbreak, asserting that the fight against infectious diseases is one of the...

Published:Wednesday | May 23, 2018 | 3:35 PM

GENEVA (AP) — President Donald Trump’s top health official today said that the U.S. and global partners will “take the steps necessary” to try to contain a new Ebola outbreak, asserting that the fight against infectious...

Published:Wednesday | May 23, 2018 | 11:18 AM

WONSAN, North Korea (AP) — A group of foreign journalists departed by train today to watch the dismantling of North Korea’s nuclear test site after eight reporters from South Korea received last-minute permission to join them. The...

Published:Wednesday | May 23, 2018 | 11:11 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the United States and North Korea (all times local): 11:15 a.m. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says it is ultimately up to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un whether a planned summit with President Donald Trump...

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