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Published:Tuesday | August 21, 2018 | 9:54 AM

SEATTLE (AP) — A federal judge in Seattle is scheduled to hear arguments Tuesday on whether to block a settlement the U.S. State Department reached with a company that would allow it to post blueprints for printing 3D weapons on the internet...

Published:Tuesday | August 21, 2018 | 9:49 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Tuesday came out with new rules scaling back Obama-era constraints on coal-fired power plants, striking at one of the former administration’s legacy programs to rein in climate-changing...

Published:Tuesday | August 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

MILAN (AP):Heavy rain flooded a gorge filled with hikers on Monday in the southern region of Calabria, killing at least eight, Italy's civil protection agency said. At least another five were missing.The prefect's office said 23 people were rescued...

Published:Tuesday | August 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

ISTANBUL (AP):Shots were fired from a moving car at the US Embassy in Turkey before dawn on Monday, an attack that came during heightened tensions between the two NATO allies. Officials said two people with criminal records were detained.There were...

Published:Tuesday | August 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

GENOA (AP):Engineering experts determined in February that corrosion of the metal cables supporting the Genoa highway bridge had reduced the bridge's strength by 20 per cent, a finding that came months before it collapsed last week, Italian media...

Published:Tuesday | August 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

WASHINGTON (AP):The Trump administration is set to roll back the centerpiece of President Barack Obama's efforts to slow global warming: the Clean Power Plan that restricts greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired power plants.A plan to be announced...

Published:Monday | August 20, 2018 | 5:32 PM

British Labour Member of Parliament Dawn Butler, who is the daughter of Jamaican immigrants, has come out against celebrity chef Jamie Oliver accusing him of cultural appropriation after he launched a “jerk” rice brand. Butler said the...

Published:Monday | August 20, 2018 | 4:46 PM

BERLIN (AP) — The World Health Organization says the number of measles cases in Europe jumped sharply during the first six months of 2018 and at least 37 people have died. The U.N. agency’s European office said Monday more than 41,000...

Published:Monday | August 20, 2018 | 4:32 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) —The Trump administration is set to roll back the centerpiece of President Barack Obama’s efforts to slow global warming, the Clean Power Plan that restricts greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired power plants. A plan...

Published:Monday | August 20, 2018 | 11:37 AM

LONDON (AP) — The condom, the pill and now, the smartphone? Natural Cycles, a mobile fertility app, this month became the first-ever digital contraceptive device to win FDA marketing approval. Women take their temperatures and track their...

Published:Monday | August 20, 2018 | 11:31 AM

JERICHO, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian postal workers in the West Bank are sifting through eight years’ worth of undelivered mail held by Israel. In recent days the Palestinian postal staff in Jericho has been sorting through tons of...

Published:Monday | August 20, 2018 | 9:30 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Conserving oil is no longer an economic imperative for the U.S., the Trump administration declares in a major new policy statement that threatens to undermine decades of government campaigns for gas-thrifty cars and other...

Published:Monday | August 20, 2018 | 9:17 AM

ISTANBUL (AP) — Shots were fired from a moving car at the U.S. Embassy in Turkey before dawn on Monday, an attack that came during heightened tensions between the two NATO allies. There were no casualties and no claim of responsibility for...

Published:Monday | August 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

SEMBALUN (AP):A strong earthquake has cut power across the Indonesian island of Lombok and destroyed buildings as the tourist hotspot tries to recover from a temblor earlier this month that killed hundreds of people.The shallow magnitude 6.9 quake...

Published:Monday | August 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

ROME (AP):The Italian engineer who designed the Genoa bridge that collapsed and killed dozens warned four decades ago that it would require constant maintenance to remove rust, given the effects of corrosion from sea air and pollution on the...

Published:Monday | August 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

WASHINGTON (AP):Steve Bannon has a dire warning for Republicans.During a Sunday interview with The Associated Press, the former chief strategist to President Donald Trump said he believes the GOP would lose 35 to 40 seats in the House if the...

Published:Sunday | August 19, 2018 | 11:01 AM

CHENGANNUR, India (AP) — Some 800,000 people have been displaced and over 350 have died in the worst flooding in a century in southern India’s Kerala state, officials said today, as rescuers searched for people stranded in the worst-...

Published:Sunday | August 19, 2018 | 10:51 AM

GENOA, Italy (AP) — Italy’s president demanded guarantees yesterday that all the nation’s roads are safe following the Genoa highway bridge collapse, after he hugged and comforted mourners at a state funeral in the grieving port...

Published:Sunday | August 19, 2018 | 10:41 AM

SEMBALUN, Indonesia (AP) — A strong earthquake jolted the Indonesian tourist island of Lombok today, causing landslides and damaging buildings, as the island tries to recover from a temblor earlier this month that killed hundreds of people....

Published:Sunday | August 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

WELLINGTON, Florida (AP):A high-school football stadium was evacuated after gunshots rang out during a practice football game in South Florida last Friday night in what authorities say stemmed from an altercation between students.Palm Beach County...

Published:Sunday | August 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

CAIRO (AP):Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has ratified an anti-cybercrime law that rights groups say paves the way for censoring online media.The law, published yesterday in the country's official gazette, empowers authorities to order the...

Published:Sunday | August 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP):Argentina is offering a reward for information leading to the recovery of money from a case in which former President Cristina Fernandez is accused of leading a corruption scheme involving officials and business leaders....

Published:Sunday | August 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

ACCRA, Ghana (AP):Tributes flowed in from around the world yesterday as official confirmation came that Kofi Annan, a charismatic global diplomat, and the first black African to become United Nations secretary general, had died at age 80.His...

Published:Sunday | August 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

BERLIN (AP):Russian President Vladimir Putin made a flying visit to Austria to attend the wedding of the country's foreign minister yesterday before heading to Berlin for talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.Austrian authorities imposed tight...

Published:Sunday | August 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

SAO PAULO (AP):Brazil's public security minister says the military will no longer be in charge of security forces in Rio de Janeiro state as of December.Public Security Minister Raul Jungmann said that he proposed extending the military intervention...

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