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Published:Monday | October 16, 2017 | 3:12 PM

SAVANNAH, Georgia (AP):
Another large Georgia city could cut penalties for possessing small amounts of marijuana. Savannah Alderman Van Johnson announced Monday that he wants to reduce the maximum city fine for possessing an ounce or less of marijuana from $1,000 to...

Published:Monday | October 16, 2017 | 12:00 AM

WASHINGTON (AP):A key moderate Republican yesterday urged United States President Donald Trump to back a bipartisan Senate effort to shield consumers from rising premiums after his abrupt...

Published:Monday | October 16, 2017 | 12:00 AM

VIENNA (AP):The leader of Austria's right-leaning People's Party has declared victory in a national election that puts him on track to become Europe's youngest head of government.Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian...

Published:Monday | October 16, 2017 | 12:00 AM

LONDON (AP):British police are investigating three new allegations of sexual assault against film producer Harvey Weinstein, all made by the same woman.London's Metropolitan Police force said yesterday that...

Published:Monday | October 16, 2017 | 12:00 AM

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP):The most powerful bomb blast ever witnessed in Somalia's capital killed at least 231 people with more than 275 injured, a senator said Sunday, making it the deadliest single attack in this Horn of Africa nation. The toll...

Published:Sunday | October 15, 2017 | 10:54 AM

Published:Sunday | October 15, 2017 | 12:00 AM

LONDON (AP):Children are being given "short shrift" in the Brexit process, with some left feeling worried and unsafe, Hillary Clinton said Saturday.The 2016 US presidential candidate spoke at Swansea University in Wales, which presented her with an...

Published:Sunday | October 15, 2017 | 12:00 AM

TEHRAN (AP):United States President Donald Trump's refusal to certify the Iran nuclear deal has sparked a new war of words between the Islamic Republic and America, fuelling growing mistrust and a sense of nationalism among Iranians.The speech has...

Published:Sunday | October 15, 2017 | 12:00 AM

MOGADISHU (AP):A huge explosion from a truck bomb killed at least 20 people, although some reports said 30, in Somalia's capital, police said yesterday, as shaken residents called it the most powerful blast they've heard in years.The explosion...

Published:Sunday | October 15, 2017 | 12:00 AM

SONOMA, California (AP):Rising winds fanned the Northern California wildfires again yesterday, forcing hundreds more people to flee from their homes in the state's fabled wine country and destroying more buildings.The winds kicked up several hours...

Published:Sunday | October 15, 2017 | 12:00 AM

VATICAN CITY (AP):A Vatican court yesterday convicted the former president of the Pope's children's hospital of diverting some US$500,000 in donations to renovate a cardinal's flat and gave him a one-year suspended sentence.The original charges...

Published:Saturday | October 14, 2017 | 2:34 PM

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Published:Friday | October 13, 2017 | 12:00 AM

WASHINGTON (AP):An American woman, her Canadian husband and their three young children have been released after years of being held captive by a group that has ties to the Taliban and is considered a terrorist organisation by the United States, US...

Published:Friday | October 13, 2017 | 12:00 AM

SONOMA, California (AP):Search-and-rescue teams, some with cadaver dogs, started looking for bodies yesterday in parts of California wine country devastated by wildfires, an indication that more dead...

Published:Friday | October 13, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Mandalay Bay hotel officials didn't notify police about a shooting in a hallway inside the high-rise until after Stephen Paddock opened fire on the crowd outside at a country music festival...

Published:Tuesday | October 10, 2017 | 12:13 AM

UNITED STATES SWEDESBORO, N.J. (AP):Quadruplet sisters are doing their best to honor the legacy of their late mother.Eighteen-year-olds Casey, Kelly, Rachel and Erin Murphy are working toward...

Published:Tuesday | October 10, 2017 | 12:11 AM

MEXICO MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Nearly two-thirds of the buildings that collapsed in Mexico City's monstrous earthquake last month were built using a construction method that is now forbidden in seismic hotspots in the United States, Chile and New Zealand...

Published:Tuesday | October 10, 2017 | 12:05 AM

LAS VEGAS (AP):The gunman who killed 58 people in the worst mass shooting in modern US history targeted aviation fuel tanks, stockpiled his car with explosives, and had personal-protection gear...

Published:Tuesday | October 10, 2017 | 12:04 AM

BANGKOK, Thailand(AP):Thai artists and craftsmen are putting the finishing touches on an elaborate crematorium complex ahead of the funeral of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who reigned for 70...

Published:Tuesday | October 10, 2017 | 12:04 AM

WASHINGTON (AP):President Donald Trump's long list of immigration demands has landed with a thud among lawmakers hopeful for a deal to protect hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from deportation.The list of demands released late Sunday...

Published:Monday | October 9, 2017 | 12:00 AM

BILOXI, Mississippi (AP):Hurricane Nate brought a burst of flooding and power outages to the US Gulf Coast before weakening rapidly Sunday, sparing the region the kind of catastrophic...

Published:Monday | October 9, 2017 | 12:00 AM

BARCELONA, Spain (AP):Spanish unionists in Catalonia finally found their voice on Sunday, resurrecting the Spanish flag as a symbol of patriotism after decades of it being associated with the Franco dictatorship.In a defiant challenge to plans by...

Published:Monday | October 9, 2017 | 12:00 AM

BAKERSFIELD, California (AP):Jack Beaton felt equally comfortable gripping a pair of barbecue tongs surrounded by friends or swinging his roofer's hammer on a hot day at work. He died a...

Published:Sunday | October 8, 2017 | 10:58 AM

Hurricane Nate is moving closer to the Mississippi coast and is expected to come ashore near Biloxi with winds of about 85 miles per hour. The National Hurricane Center said Nate was about 35 miles south of Biloxi. Forecasters say it will make...

Published:Saturday | October 7, 2017 | 11:18 PM

JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- South African musician Hugh Masekela says he is cancelling commitments in the near future because he needs all his energy to continue treatment for prostate cancer.The jazz trumpeter said in a statement yesterday that he started...

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