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Published:Tuesday | October 16, 2018 | 1:44 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Low-income people in states that haven’t expanded Medicaid are much more likely to forgo needed medical care than the poor in other states, according to a government report released Monday amid election debates from...

Published:Tuesday | October 16, 2018 | 1:02 PM

SHANGHAI (AP) — It’s now possible to check in automatically at Shanghai’s Hongqiao airport using facial recognition technology, part of an ambitious rollout of facial recognition systems in China that has raised privacy concerns...

Published:Tuesday | October 16, 2018 | 9:43 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — In the three years that Donald Trump rocketed from candidate to president, the PEN American Center has criticised him as a bully, an autocrat, a user of hate speech and an enemy of free expression. It has published studies,...

Published:Tuesday | October 16, 2018 | 9:30 AM

PANAMA CITY, Florida. (AP) — Joanne Garone Behnke has replayed every possible scenario in her mind a hundred times. Maybe her 79-year-old aunt sought shelter at the sturdy condo nearby that withstood Hurricane Michael’s devastating...

Published:Tuesday | October 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

BERLIN (AP):A Moroccan man convicted of helping Mohamed Atta and the other Hamburg-based September 11 suicide pilots as they plotted attacks on New York and Washington was deported on Monday from Germany to his homeland.El Motassadeq was convicted...

Published:Tuesday | October 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

PARIS (AP):Flash floods that tore through several towns in southwest France following an overnight storm killed at least 12 people, authorities said on Monday. Some residents had to be helicoptered from rooftops as the equivalent of several months...

Published:Tuesday | October 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

ISTANBUL (AP):Turkish crime scene investigators dressed in coveralls and gloves entered the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on Monday, nearly two weeks after the disappearance and alleged slaying of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi there.Police officers...

Published:Tuesday | October 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

LONDON (AP):A media report says that Ecuador has formally ordered WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to steer clear of topics that could harm its diplomatic interests.The nine-page memo published on Monday by the Ecuadorean website CÛdigo Vidrio says...

Published:Monday | October 15, 2018 | 5:02 PM

BISMARCK, North Dakota (AP) — A Jamaican man who authorities said masterminded a lottery scam that defrauded at least 95 Americans out of more than $5.8 million was sentenced Monday to six years in federal prison. Lavrick Willocks, 29,...

Published:Monday | October 15, 2018 | 12:32 PM

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Prince Harry and his wife, the Duchess of Sussex, are expecting their first child in the spring, Kensington Palace said Monday. The announcement came hours after Harry and the former Meghan Markle arrived in Sydney...

Published:Monday | October 15, 2018 | 10:05 AM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco has come to be known around the world as a place for aggressive panhandling, open-air drug use and sprawling tent camps, the dirt and despair all the more remarkable for the city’s immense wealth. Some...

Published:Monday | October 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

ISTANBUL (AP):At least 22 migrants, including children, were killed in a truck accident Sunday, Turkey's official news agency said.The Anadolu news agency said that the migrants were travelling in a truck in the western province of Izmir that rolled...

Published:Monday | October 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

DUBAI (AP):Saudi Arabia warned on Sunday that it will respond to threats and political pressure with tough measures of its own after us President Donald Trump said the oil-rich kingdom deserves "severe punishment" if responsible for the...

Published:Monday | October 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

JERUSALEM (AP):Israel's prime minister says that he favours appointing an envoy to the Christian world, a sign of Israel's efforts to foster close ties with its Christian allies.Benjamin Netanyahu spoke Sunday at a meeting in Jerusalem of visiting...

Published:Monday | October 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

MEXICO BEACH, Florida (AP):Crews with backhoes and other heavy equipment scooped up splintered boards, broken glass, chunks of asphalt and other debris in hurricane-flattened Mexico Beach on Sunday as the mayor held out hope for the 250 or so...

Published:Sunday | October 14, 2018 | 10:45 AM

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia warned Sunday it will respond to any “threats” against it as its stock market plunged following President Donald Trump’s warning of “severe punishment” over the...

Published:Sunday | October 14, 2018 | 12:18 AM

MEXICO CITY (AP): Guatemala's Volcano of Fire is spewing ash just months after an eruption killed at least 110 people.The country's seismology and volcanology institute said yesterday that hot lava is spilling from the crater and flowing...

Published:Sunday | October 14, 2018 | 12:15 AM

WARSAW, (AP): Polish police used tear gas and a water cannon yesterday against right-wing extremists who were trying to block the first equality parade in the city of Lublin in eastern Poland.More than 1,000 lesbian, gay, bisexual and...

Published:Sunday | October 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

(AP):Pope Francis yesterday defrocked two more Chilean bishops accused of sexually abusing minors, and to show greater transparency about how he's responding to the church's global sex abuse crisis, he publicly explained why they were removed.The...

Published:Sunday | October 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

CHICAGO (AP):A paraplegic man who was convicted of first-degree murder in the 2016 shooting death of his neighbour in a Chicago high-rise has been sentenced to 50 years in prison.The Chicago Tribune reports that 51-year-old Reggie Daniel was...

Published:Sunday | October 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

FORT LAUDERDALE (AP):Florida's disjointed property insurance system that relies almost exclusively on small and midsize companies will take a multibillion-dollar loss from Hurricane Michael, but has sufficient reserves and backups that providers...

Published:Sunday | October 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

MEXICO BEACH (AP):Search-and-rescue teams yesterday found a body in the Florida Panhandle town nearly wiped out by Hurricane Michael, and authorities said that there is little doubt the death toll will rise further.Traffic lights remained out...

Published:Friday | October 12, 2018 | 9:43 AM

OLYMPIA, Washington. (AP) — Washington’s Supreme Court unanimously struck down the state’s death penalty Thursday as arbitrary and racially biased, making it the 20th state to do away with capital punishment. Execution was already...

Published:Friday | October 12, 2018 | 8:54 AM

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Linda Marquardt rode out Hurricane Michael with her husband at their home in Mexico Beach. When their house filled with surging ocean water, they fled upstairs. Now their home is full of mud and everywhere they look...

Published:Friday | October 12, 2018 | 12:00 AM

BANGKOK (AP):Thai authorities yesterday convicted 70 Pakistani asylum seekers of staying illegally in Thailand, despite their protestations that they face persecution if they are sent home, as police intensify a crackdown on illegal immigration.The...

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