November 22nd, 2017

World News

House falls off trailer, blocks North Carolina road

By The Associated Press on November 22nd, 2017

STATESVILLE, N.C. – Some house movers in North Carolina thought they were getting a jump on the day. Instead, their day got longer when the house they were moving fell off a trailer and onto a road. The North Carolina Highway Patrol told local media outlets that the house was being moved on a rural ... Read More »

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The Latest: UK says war criminals can’t outrun justice

By The Associated Press on November 22nd, 2017

THE HAGUE, Netherlands – The Latest on the judgment on former Bosnian Serb military chief Gen. Ratko Mladic (all times local): 4:45 p.m. British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson says the genocide conviction of Ratko Mladic shows that “those who perpetrate atrocities cannot outrun justice.” Johnson says Wednesday’s conviction of the Bosnian Serb military leader “will ... Read More »

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Hope dwindles for families of lost Argentina submarine crew

By The Associated Press on November 22nd, 2017

MAR DEL PLATA, Argentina – Argentine families of 44 crew members aboard a missing submarine are growing increasingly distressed as experts say that the crew might be reaching a critical period of low oxygen. The ARA San Juan has been lost in the South Atlantic for seven days. That’s the number of days that the ... Read More »

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Trump speaks up for Moore, warns against his ‘liberal’ rival

By Zeke Miller, The Associated Press on November 22nd, 2017

WASHINGTON – Silent for more than a week, President Donald Trump all but endorsed embattled Alabama Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore, discounting the sexual assault allegations against him and insisting repeatedly that voters must not support Moore’s “liberal” rival. The president said he would announce next week whether he will campaign for Moore, who faces ... Read More »

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Zimbabwe’s incoming leader Mnangagwa returns home to cheers

By Farai Mutsaka And Christopher Torchia, The Associated Press on November 22nd, 2017

HARARE, Zimbabwe – Zimbabwe’s incoming leader Emmerson Mnangagwa emerged from hiding Wednesday, departing from neighbouring South Africa to return home in preparation to take power after Robert Mugabe’s stunning resignation. The 75-year-old Mnangagwa fled Zimbabwe after Mugabe fired him earlier this month, leading the military to move in and kick off a series of extraordinary ... Read More »

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Syria’s opposition, divided and varied, to get a new face

By Sarah El Deeb And Philip Issa, The Associated Press on November 22nd, 2017

BEIRUT – Syria’s notoriously fragmented opposition gathering Wednesday in the Saudi capital is trying to close ranks and come up with a unified vision as international efforts appeared headed toward a resolution that would preserve the rule of President Bashar Assad. The opposition remains rife with disagreements and is weakened by its allies’ distraction with ... Read More »

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Michigan gymnastics doctor pleads guilty to sex charges

By David Eggert, The Associated Press on November 22nd, 2017

LANSING, Mich. – A sports doctor accused of molesting girls while working for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University pleaded guilty Wednesday to multiple charges of sexual assault and will face at least 25 years in prison. Dr. Larry Nassar, 54, was charged with molesting seven girls, mostly under the guise of treatment at his ... Read More »

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Security tight for Thanksgiving parade in terror-wary NYC

By Colleen Long, The Associated Press on November 22nd, 2017

NEW YORK – Sand-filled sanitation trucks and police sharpshooters will mix with glittering floats and giant balloons at a Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade that comes in a year of terrible mass shootings and not even a month after a deadly truck attack in lower Manhattan. New York City’s mayor and police brass have repeatedly stressed ... Read More »

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Meghan McCain marries Ben Domenech in Arizona ceremony

By The Associated Press on November 22nd, 2017

SEDONA, Ariz. – Meghan McCain has married fellow conservative commentator Ben Domenech at her family’s ranch in Arizona. McCain’s father, Sen. John McCain, announced the wedding early Wednesday, tweeting : “Yesterday I was deeply blessed to give away my little girl at a ceremony with family & friends in #Arizona.” The 33-year-old co-host of “The ... Read More »

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Cold War drama caught on video as N. Korean soldier escapes

By Foster Klug, The Associated Press on November 22nd, 2017

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of – It’s 3:11 p.m. on a cold, grey day on the North Korean side of the most heavily armed border in the world, and a lone soldier is racing toward freedom. His dark olive-green jeep speeds down a straight, tree-lined road, past drab, barren fields and, headlights shining, across the replacement ... Read More »

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Rate on 30-year mortgages falls to 3.92 per cent

By Paul Wiseman, The Associated Press on November 22nd, 2017

WASHINGTON – The rate on benchmark 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages slipped this week to 3.92 per cent from 3.95 per cent last week. But the 15-year, fixed-rate mortgage, popular among homeowners seeking to refinance, blipped up to 3.32 per cent from 3.31 per cent. A year ago, the 30-year stood at 4.03 and the 15-year at ... Read More »

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