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  • UPDATE 2-Afghan wedding suicide blast kills 63, amid hopes for talks

    A suicide bomber killed 63 people and wounded 182 in an attack on a packed wedding reception in the Afghan capital on Saturday night, the interior ministry said, as violence shows no sign of easing despite hopes for a deal on a U.S. troop withdrawal. The attack came as the Taliban and the United States are trying to negotiate an agreement on the withdrawal of U.S. forces in exchange for a Taliban commitment on security and peace talks with Afghanistan's U.S.-backed government. The Taliban denied responsibility for the blast at a west Kabul wedding hall, in a minority Shi'ite neighbourhood, packed with people celebrating a marriage.

    Sat, 17 Aug 2019 23:51:46 -0400
  • Small plane crashes into house near Poughkeepsie, killing 2

    A plane crashed into a New York home Sunday, killing one resident and one person on the aircraft and causing a massive fire, state police said. The National Transportation Safety Board is to determine why the Cessna 303 plunged at about 4:30 p.m. in the rural town of Union Vale, 15 miles (24 kilometers) southeast of Poughkeepsie. Two golden retriever puppies and a grown Newfoundland dog escaped the flames that engulfed the house on Union Vale's South Smith Street.

    Sat, 17 Aug 2019 23:47:43 -0400
  • At least 13 people arrested at Portland, Oregon, protest

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    Police arrested at least 13 people and seized metal poles, bear spray and other weapons Saturday as hundreds of far-right protesters and anti-fascist counter-demonstrators swarmed downtown Portland, Oregon. "This was a dynamic event with demonstrators frequently moving from one part of the city to another," Mayor Ted Wheeler said at an evening news conference. As of early afternoon, most of the right-wing groups had left the area via a downtown bridge.

    Sat, 17 Aug 2019 23:31:11 -0400
  • Toll from suicide blast at Afghan wedding 63 dead and 182 hurt - ministry

    A suicide bomber killed 63 people and wounded 182 in an attack on a wedding reception in the Afghan capital on Saturday night, the interior ministry said. The Taliban denied responsibility for the blast at a west Kabul wedding hall, in a minority Shi'ite neighbourhood, packed with people celebrating a marriage. The attack came as the Taliban and the United States are trying to negotiate an agreement on the withdrawal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan in exchange for a Taliban commitment on security and peace talks with the U.S.-backed government.

    Sat, 17 Aug 2019 23:30:13 -0400
  • Doctors say new rule will mean sicker immigrants,

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    Doctors and public health experts warn of poor health and rising costs they say will come from sweeping Trump administration changes that would deny green cards to many immigrants who use Medicaid, as well as food stamps and other forms of public assistance. Some advocates say they're already seeing the fallout even before the complex 837-page rule takes effect in October.

    Sat, 17 Aug 2019 23:10:00 -0400
  • Sheriff: Florida man dumps dirt on girlfriend with tractor

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    Authorities say a Florida man used a front-end loader to dump a large bucket full of dirt on a car with his girlfriend inside. The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office says 20-year-old Hunter Mills was charged with felony criminal mischief. The girlfriend was not hurt.

    Sat, 17 Aug 2019 22:43:23 -0400
  • Crews reopen Denali park road; stranded tourists leave

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    Road crews have cleared one lane in Alaska's Denali National Park and Preserve, and buses returned about 300 stranded tourists to the park entrance safely. Park spokesman Paul Ollig told The Associated Press that all the stranded passengers were back at the park entrance by midnight. "Our team did an outstanding job responding to multiple debris slides along a pretty remote section of road," said Erika Jostad, Denali's chief ranger.

    Sat, 17 Aug 2019 22:13:50 -0400
  • The Latest: Denali National Park plans to fully reopen road

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    The road that goes through Denali National Park and Preserve will be fully open at 5 a.m. Sunday. The park's superintendent says in a statement that crews spent Saturday repairing damage caused by erosion, mudslides and rock slides throughout the western half of the road. "Park staff have done a remarkable job responding to this incident and ensuring the safety and comfort of park visitors," Chief Ranger Erika Jostad said.

    Sat, 17 Aug 2019 22:09:21 -0400
  • New York City subway scare suspect taken into police custody

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    A homeless man from West Virginia faced charges Saturday for allegedly placing two devices that looked like pressure cookers in a New York City subway station, forcing an evacuation and snarling the morning commute, police said. Larry Kenton Griffin II, of Bruno, West Virginia, was awaiting arraignment late Saturday in Manhattan's central booking after he was released from a New York hospital where he was being treated and under observation.

    Sat, 17 Aug 2019 22:03:02 -0400
  • UPDATE 1-Police make arrests as right-wing, anti-fascist groups rally in Portland

    Police in Portland, Oregon arrested at least 13 people on Saturday as a right-wing group marched to a downtown waterfront park and anti-fascist counterprotesters scuffled with officers who tried to keep the two sides apart. A rally by hundreds of supporters of the right-wing Proud Boys organization was met by a similar number of "antifa" opponents, and isolated clashes broke out between both sides and between antifa and police as the gathering wrapped up. At the peak of the demonstrations there were an estimated 1,200 protesters on the streets of the downtown district, said Portland Police Chief Danielle Outlaw.

    Sat, 17 Aug 2019 21:45:18 -0400
  • No criminal investigation for Texas police who led a black man by a rope through streets

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    Two white police officers in Galveston, Texas, won't face a criminal investigation after leading a black man down a city street with a rope tied to their horses, officials said. On Aug. 3, Galveston police officers identified as P. Brosch and A. Smith, were riding horseback while leading Donald Neely, 43, down the street handcuffed and bound with rope after arresting him on criminal trespass charges.

    Sat, 17 Aug 2019 21:38:12 -0400
  • Illinois sues company after lead found in village's water

    Illinois alleges that a company that provides water to a Chicago suburb made changes without permission from state regulators that caused lead to contaminate the village's drinking water. Attorney General Kwame Raoul filed a lawsuit Friday against Aqua Illinois, the company that supplies water to residents of University Park, a village about 40 miles (64 kilometers) south of Chicago. The lawsuit says Aqua Illinois switched the source of the village's water from groundwater wells to the Kankakee River in 2017.

    Sat, 17 Aug 2019 21:04:17 -0400
  • Why was Jeffrey Epstein allowed to purchase small women’s panties from the Palm Beach jail?

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    A decade ago, during a brief stint in Palm Beach County Jail, convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein made an odd purchase at the facility’s store: two pairs of small women’s panties, size 5.

    Sat, 17 Aug 2019 20:32:06 -0400
  • The Latest: NYC subway scare suspect charged

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    A 26-year-old homeless man from West Virginia faces charges for allegedly placing two devices that resembled pressure cookers in a New York City subway station. Police announced on Saturday evening that Larry Kenton Griffin II has been charged with the placing of a false bomb. Griffin was taken into police custody early Saturday, a day after he was seen in surveillance video at Manhattan's Fulton subway station holding one of the objects police identified as rice cookers and determined they were not explosives.

    Sat, 17 Aug 2019 20:20:38 -0400
  • Father charged with homicide after 12-year-old daughter kills neighbor in car crash

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    The father of a 12-year-old girl who allegedly got behind the wheel of a car and accidentally ran down her neighbor has been charged with criminally negligent homicide. Tomas Mejia Tol, 42, was arrested on Friday after his daughter allegedly was driving in the parking lot outside their home and killed a man who was walking his three dogs and then crashed into a tree. Enrique Vazquez, 47, was killed in the accident.

    Sat, 17 Aug 2019 20:18:55 -0400
  • Reuters US Domestic News Summary

    Actresses Eva Longoria, America Ferrara and more than 200 other Latino artists and civil rights leaders on Friday penned a letter of support to the Latino community in the United States after a mass shooting in Texas and immigration raids in Mississippi. Thousands of travelers at U.S. airports faced delays on Friday because of an nationwide outage of U.S. Customs and Border Protection's (CBP) processing systems that lasted several hours.

    Sat, 17 Aug 2019 19:53:02 -0400
  • Reuters World News Summary

    Prime Minister Boris Johnson will tell French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel that the Westminster parliament cannot stop Brexit and a new deal must be agreed if Britain is to avoid leaving the EU without one. Afghan Taliban officials said on Saturday the killing of the brother of their leader in a bomb attack would not derail talks with the United States aimed at securing the withdrawal of U.S. troops after 18 years of war. There was no claim of responsibility for the bomb that killed the younger brother of Taliban leader Haibatullah Akhundzada near the Pakistani city of Quetta on Friday.

    Sat, 17 Aug 2019 19:52:59 -0400
  • UPDATE 1-Argentina Treasury minister resigns, says 'significant renewal' needed amid economic crisis

    Argentina´s Treasury Minister Nicolas Dujovne has resigned, saying in a letter seen by Reuters on Saturday he believed the government needed “significant renewal” in its economic team amid a crisis which saw the peso plunge this week. Dujovne said in a letter to Argentine President Mauricio Macri that he had given his “all” to the job, helped tame a significant deficit and trim public spending. Macri has appointed Hernan Lacunza, the current economy minister for Buenos Aires province, as Dujovne´s replacement, a government source told Reuters.

    Sat, 17 Aug 2019 19:45:37 -0400
  • Sacramento police seek help identifying 3 women in connection with theft

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    Sacramento police are looking to identify three women in connection with a theft downtown, according to a Saturday press release.

    Sat, 17 Aug 2019 19:43:38 -0400
  • National lab details $13B in building plans over next decade

    Officials at Los Alamos National Laboratory have plans for $13 billion worth of construction projects over the next decade at the northern New Mexico complex as it prepares to ramp up production of plutonium cores for the nation's nuclear weapons arsenal. Beyond the new infrastructure related to plutonium assignment, other work likely will be aimed at serving a growing workforce — from planned housing projects and parking garages to a potential new highway that would reduce commute times from Albuquerque and Santa Fe for the 60% of employees who live outside of Los Alamos County.

    Sat, 17 Aug 2019 19:28:56 -0400
  • New Orleans: Pilot told tower of problems before plane crash

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    The pilot of a small plane in a deadly crash near New Orleans' Lakefront Airport radioed the control tower shortly after takeoff about unspecified problems and sought clearance to return, federal investigators said Saturday. The pilot and an award-winning television journalist aboard were both killed in the crash Friday afternoon. The National Transportation Safety Board said in a statement that the pilot contacted the tower just before the Aerotek Pitts S-2B went down in a field not far from the airport.

    Sat, 17 Aug 2019 19:27:30 -0400
  • Police make arrests as right-wing, anti-fascist groups rally in Portland

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    A rally by hundreds of supporters of the right-wing Proud Boys organization was met by a similar number of "antifa" opponents, and isolated clashes broke out between both sides and between antifa and police as the gathering wrapped up. At the peak of the demonstrations there were an estimated 1,200 protesters on the streets of the downtown district, said Portland Police Chief Danielle Outlaw. Charges against those in custody would include disorderly conduct, interfering with police, resisting arrest, and unlawful use of a weapon, she said at a news conference.

    Sat, 17 Aug 2019 19:17:04 -0400
  • UPDATE 1-UK faces food, fuel and drugs shortages in no-deal Brexit - Times, citing official documents

    Britain will face shortages of fuel, food and medicine if it leaves the European Union without a transition deal, jamming ports and requiring a hard border in Ireland, official government documents leaked to the Sunday Times show. The Times said the forecasts compiled by the Cabinet Office set out the most likely aftershocks of a no-deal Brexit rather than the worst case scenarios.

    Sat, 17 Aug 2019 19:16:10 -0400
  • Argentina Treasury minister resigns, says 'significant renewal' needed amid economic crisis

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    Argentina´s Treasury Minister Nicolas Dujovne has resigned, saying in a letter seen by Reuters on Saturday he believed the government needed “significant renewal” in its economic team amid a crisis which saw the peso plunge this week. Dujovne said in a letter to Argentine President Mauricio Macri that he had given his “all” to the job, helped tame a significant deficit and trim public spending. “I believe my resignation is in keeping with my place in a government… that listens to the people and acts accordingly,” he added.

    Sat, 17 Aug 2019 19:11:12 -0400
  • Florida man jailed, accused of threatening mass shooting

    Authorities say a Florida man has been arrested and accused of threatening a mass shooting in text messages. The Volusia County Sheriff's Office says 25-year-old Tristan Scott Wix of Daytona Beach sent several text messages stating he wanted to "break a world record for longest confirmed kill ever." The office says that in another message, Wix texted he wanted to reach 100 victims and had decided on a location.

    Sat, 17 Aug 2019 19:05:24 -0400
  • Last orders: Rise of closing auctions stirs worries in European stock markets

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    The final five minutes of trading have become the busiest time of day for stock market traders in Europe. Aside from an initial burst of activity after the open in the morning followed by a brief flurry when Wall Street opens, a growing portion of the daily equity volumes is now concentrated into the five-minute closing auctions at the end of the day. The growing popularity of passive and index-tracking funds and tougher regulations are driving the shift, which is draining liquidity in the $11.1 trillion market and raising concerns about big price swings and possible disruption to price discovery.

    Sat, 17 Aug 2019 19:03:17 -0400
  • Argentina Treasury minister resigns, says 'significant renewal' needed amid economic crisis

    Argentina’s Treasury Minister Nicolas Dujovne has resigned, saying in a letter seen by Reuters on Saturday he believed the government needed “significant renewal” in its economic team amid a crisis which saw the peso plunge this week. Macri has appointed Hernan Lacunza , the current economy minister for Buenos Aires province, as Dujovne’s replacement, a government source told Reuters.

    Sat, 17 Aug 2019 18:50:50 -0400
  • UK faces food, fuel and drugs shortages in no-deal Brexit - Times, citing official documents

    Britain will face shortages of fuel, food and medicine if it leaves the European Union without a transition deal, jamming ports and requiring a hard border in Ireland, official government documents leaked to the Sunday Times show. The government believes a hard border between the British province of Northern Ireland and the Republic will be likely as current plans to avoid widespread checks will prove unsustainable, the Times said.

    Sat, 17 Aug 2019 18:48:27 -0400
  • The Latest: At least 13 arrests in Portland protests

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    Police in Portland, Oregon, arrested at least 13 people during demonstrations by right-wing groups and antifascist counterprotesters that have continued for hours. Police spokeswoman Lt. Tina Jones said at least one person was taken to a hospital Saturday and three others evaluated by medics. The demonstrators were met by a huge police presence of more than two dozen local, state and federal agencies.

    Sat, 17 Aug 2019 18:44:52 -0400
  • UPDATE 1-UK parliament cannot stop Brexit, Johnson to tell Macron and Merkel

    Prime Minister Boris Johnson will tell French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel that the Westminster parliament cannot stop Brexit and a new deal must be agreed if Britain is to avoid leaving the EU without one. The United Kingdom is heading towards a constitutional crisis at home and a showdown with the EU as Johnson has repeatedly vowed to leave the bloc on Oct. 31 without a deal unless it agrees to renegotiate the Brexit divorce.

    Sat, 17 Aug 2019 18:11:31 -0400
  • Doggy Con: a pop culture convention for furry fanatics

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    Atlanta's scorching August heat didn't stop Megan Nelson from slipping on a long faux fur coat and dressing up like Cruella de Vil for her first Doggy Con convention, a pet event for costumed canines inspired by the upcoming Dragon Con convention. Doggy Con drew hundreds of dog owners and spectators Saturday to an Atlanta park for their own small cosplay convention, dressing up like fictional characters from video games, movies and other corners of the pop culture universe.

    Sat, 17 Aug 2019 18:11:07 -0400
  • UPDATE 2-Eastern Libyan forces damaged civilian airport in western Libya -UN

    Eastern Libyan forces have seriously damaged with air strikes a civilian airport in western Libya lacking any military use, the United Nations said on Sunday. Last week, the eastern-based Libyan National Army (LNA) force said it had twice bombed the airport of Zuwara, a town west of Tripoli, saying it had targeted hangars used by Turkish drones. The LNA is commanded by Khalifa Haftar allied to a parallel government in the east.

    Sat, 17 Aug 2019 18:00:07 -0400
  • UPDATE 1-Wildfire prompts evacuations in Canary Islands

    A wildfire in the Canary Islands led to the evacuation of a small town in Gran Canaria island on Saturday, and officials said the blaze had a "great potential" to spread. The wildfire started in the town of Valleseco, and an emergency area was also declared for the municipalities of Moya and Tejeda. In the latter, most parts of the town of 1,900 inhabitants were evacuated for precautionary reasons and roads were closed, the regional government said.

    Sat, 17 Aug 2019 17:55:48 -0400
  • Sainsbury's says not talking to internal candidates for CEO succession

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    The company's response comes after the Telegraph newspaper reported earlier that the British supermarket chain was preparing internally for a succession plan. "Every responsible business has potential succession plans for its CEO. This is nothing new," a Sainsbury's spokesperson said in an emailed statement.

    Sat, 17 Aug 2019 17:41:03 -0400
  • Eastern Libyan forces damaged civilian airport in western Libya -UN

    Eastern Libyan forces have seriously damaged with air strikes a civilian airport in western Libya lacking any military use, the United Nations said on Sunday. Last week, the eastern-based Libyan National Army (LNA) force said it had twice bombed the airport of Zuwara, a town west of Tripoli, saying it had targeted hangars used by Turkish drones. The LNA is commanded by Khalifa Haftar allied to a parallel government in the east.

    Sat, 17 Aug 2019 17:40:09 -0400
  • Funerals held for 4 children killed in day care fire

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    Residents of a Pennsylvania city gathered to mourn and remember four of the five children who died when fire swept through a home child care center. A funeral service was held Saturday in Erie for 8-year-old La'Myhia Jones, 6-year-old Luther Jones Jr., 4-year-old Ava Jones and 9-month-old Jaydan Augustyniak. The funeral for 2-year-old Dalvin Pacley will be held Monday.

    Sat, 17 Aug 2019 17:36:30 -0400
  • From tusks to tails, nations eye trade in endangered species

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    From guitars to traditional medicines and from tusk to tail, mankind's exploitation of the planet's fauna and flora is putting some of them at risk of extinction. Representatives of some 180 nations are meeting in Geneva to agree on protections for vulnerable species, taking up issues including the trade in ivory and the demand for shark fin soup. The World Wildlife Conference on trade in endangered species, known as CITES, which takes place every three years, aims to make sure that global trade in specimens of wild animals and plants doesn't jeopardize their survival.

    Sat, 17 Aug 2019 17:33:15 -0400
  • Mom aims head-on at a tanker to kill herself, sons. When truck dodges, she doubles back

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    Police say a Gainesville, Florida, mom of two young boys told a friend she was going to kill herself and her sons by crashing her car with everyone inside.

    Sat, 17 Aug 2019 17:25:29 -0400
  • Strangers come for miles to mourn El Paso shooting victim

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    Thousands of strangers came to say goodbye to a woman who was killed in a mass shooting in El Paso after hearing her longtime companion had few family members left. Antonio Basco had told reporters he felt alone in planning the funeral for Margie Reckard, one of 22 people killed when a gunman opened fire at a Walmart on Aug. 3. Basco had almost no family left, so he invited the world to join him in remembering his companion of 22 years.

    Sat, 17 Aug 2019 17:19:58 -0400
  • UPDATE 1-Taliban say killing of leader's brother will not derail U.S. talks

    PESHAWAR, Pakistan/KABUL, Aug 17 (Reuters) - Afghan Taliban officials said on Saturday the killing of the brother of their leader in a bomb attack would not derail talks with the United States aimed at securing the withdrawal of U.S. troops after 18 years of war. There was no claim of responsibility for the bomb that killed the younger brother of Taliban leader Haibatullah Akhundzada near the Pakistani city of Quetta on Friday. It came after both Taliban and U.S. officials have reported progress in talks on an agreement centred on a U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan in exchange for a Taliban security guarantee.

    Sat, 17 Aug 2019 17:03:44 -0400
  • Reuters Entertainment News Summary

    Baby boomers dressed in tie-dye, rolling wheelchairs and chasing a memory of peace and love flocked to Bethel, New York, for the weekend to mark the 50th anniversary of Woodstock, the music festival that defined 1960s counterculture. Thousands of flower-crowned visitors made the journey to the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, which now owns the original festival site, to hear some of the same musicians including Arlo Guthrie, attend a planned Saturday concert by Santana, and feel the spirit of community that the 1969 festival produced. Three limited-edition bottles of Heinz Tomato Ketchup based on the tattoos of British songwriter Ed Sheeran, a dedicated fan of the condiment, sold at auction in London on Thursday, with one going under the hammer for 1,500 pounds ($1,816).

    Sat, 17 Aug 2019 16:59:26 -0400
  • Reuters Health News Summary

    AbbVie Inc has priced its new rheumatoid arthritis treatment at $59,000 a year after gaining U.S. approval on Friday, a big boost for the drugmaker struggling with rising competition for Humira, its blockbuster therapy for the same condition. A woman and her child were the first two cases confirmed with Ebola in Congo's South Kivu region this week, opening a new front in the fight against the outbreak. Health officials said on Friday that the latest cases were more than 700 km (430 miles) south of where the outbreak was first detected.

    Sat, 17 Aug 2019 16:59:25 -0400
  • Reuters Science News Summary

    Following is a summary of current science news briefs. Millions of years after the ancestors of humans evolved to lose their tails, a research team at Japan’s Keio University have built a robotic one they say could help unsteady elderly people keep their balance. A Chinese government space agency successfully launched on Saturday its first rocket meant for commercial use, state television CCTV reported, as firms in the country compete to join a commercial satellite boom.

    Sat, 17 Aug 2019 16:59:23 -0400
  • Johnson to tell France and Germany that UK parliament cannot stop Brexit - Telegraph

    Prime Minister Boris Johnson will tell French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel that the British parliament cannot stop Brexit, The Sunday Telegraph newspaper reported. "This week, Mr Johnson will travel to Germany and France to insist to Emmanuel Macron, the French president, and Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, that Parliament cannot stop Brexit," the newspaper said.

    Sat, 17 Aug 2019 16:55:18 -0400
  • Suspected shooter in Philadelphia standoff charged with attempted murder

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    The suspected gunman who unleashed a torrent of bullets at Philadelphia police while barricaded indoors was charged Saturday with attempted murder, court records show. Maurice Hill, 34, was also charged with aggravated assault, assault of law enforcement officers, simple assault and recklessly endangering another person, according to records from Philadelphia County Court. Police identified Hill as the suspect who holed himself up in a North Philadelphia building during an hours-long shootout on Wednesday that left six officers wounded.

    Sat, 17 Aug 2019 16:44:21 -0400
  • Alaska records its warmest month ever; future records likely

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    Alaska has been America's canary in the coal mine for climate warming, and the yellow bird is swooning. July was Alaska's warmest month ever, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Sea ice melted.

    Sat, 17 Aug 2019 16:33:25 -0400
  • Italy's Salvini agrees to let 27 minors off migrant ship

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    Italy's hard-line interior minister buckled under pressure Saturday and agreed to let 27 unaccompanied minors leave a migrant rescue ship after two weeks at sea, temporarily easing a political standoff that has threatened the viability of the populist government. In recent days, Premier Giuseppe Conte had written to Interior Minister Matteo Salvini demanding that minors be allowed off the boat. After initially refusing, Salvini wrote back Saturday with a three-page missive of his own saying he would do so but made clear it was Conte's choice and that it didn't set a precedent.

    Sat, 17 Aug 2019 16:32:28 -0400
  • Another victim of deadly California wildfire identified

    Another person killed in the deadliest wildfire in California history has been identified. The Butte County Sheriff's office said Friday it positively identified the remains of 68-year-old Judith Sipher of Paradise. Three people whose remains were recovered after the wildfire are tentatively identified but have not yet been named by the sheriff's office.

    Sat, 17 Aug 2019 16:24:55 -0400
  • UPDATE 1-Blast at wedding in Afghan capital wounds at least 20 - hospital

    A bomb exploded at a wedding reception in the Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday night, wounding at least 20 people, officials and emergency services said. A Kabul emergency hospital said 20 wounded people had been brought in. "Unfortunately, the blast caused civilian casualties," Interior Ministry spokesman Nasrat Rahimi said.

    Sat, 17 Aug 2019 16:02:18 -0400
  • Wildfire prompts evacuations in Canary Islands

    A wildfire in the Canary Islands led to the partial evacuation of a small town in Gran Canaria island on Saturday, and officials said the blaze had a "great potential" to spread. The wildfire started in the town of Valleseco, and an emergency area was declared for the municipalities of Moya and Tejeda. In the latter, some parts of the town of 1,900 inhabitants were evacuated for precautionary reasons and roads were closed, the regional government said.

    Sat, 17 Aug 2019 16:00:28 -0400
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