August 18th, 2017

World News

Silent tribute brings moment of unity to grieving Barcelona

By Barry Hatton And Albert Stumm, The Associated Press on August 18th, 2017

BARCELONA, Spain – When crowds in downtown Barcelona fell silent for one minute Friday to honour the victims of the terrorist attack in the city, one thing was conspicuously absent: any reference to Catalan’s burgeoning independence drive. As the separatist movement has gathered momentum in recent years and builds to an Oct. 1 referendum that ... Read More »

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Strategist Steve Bannon leaves Trump’s turbulent White House

By Jill Colvin And Jonathan Lemire, The Associated Press on August 18th, 2017

WASHINGTON – Steve Bannon, a forceful but divisive presence in President Donald Trump’s White House, is leaving. Trump accepted Bannon’s resignation on Friday, ending a turbulent seven months for his chief strategist, the latest to depart from the president’s administration in turmoil. White House spokesman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Friday would be Bannon’s last day ... Read More »

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Charlottesville exposes new threat for college campuses

By Collin Binkley And Michael Kunzelman, The Associated Press on August 18th, 2017

BOSTON – On college campuses, white supremacists and other far-right extremist groups see fertile ground to spread their messages and recruit followers. But for many colleges, last weekend’s deadly attack at a rally near the University of Virginia exposed a new threat. The rally in Charlottesville left universities across the U.S. bracing for more clashes ... Read More »

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Golden retriever digs up heroin in Oregon backyard

By The Associated Press on August 18th, 2017

MCMINNVILLE, Ore. – An Oregon family’s golden retriever has been honoured by a sheriff for digging up $85,000 worth of black tar heroin in a family’s backyard. KATU-TV reported (http://bit.ly/2xb1MmW ) Friday that the owners of the 18-month-old dog named Kenyon thought he had dug up a time capsule in their backyard, so they decided ... Read More »

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NewsAlert: Source: Trump adviser Steve Bannon is leaving White House post

By The Associated Press on August 18th, 2017

WASHINGTON – Source: Trump adviser Steve Bannon is leaving White House post. More coming... Read More »

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AP sources: Strategist Steve Bannon leaving White House

By Jonathan Lemire And Jill Colvin, The Associated Press on August 18th, 2017

WASHINGTON – White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is leaving his White House post. That’s according to two people familiar with the decision who demanded anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss private conversations. Bannon was a key adviser to President Donald Trump’s general election campaign and has been a forceful but contentious presence ... Read More »

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Grand Teton park to escape Yellowstone’s shadow for eclipse

By Bob Moen, The Associated Press on August 18th, 2017

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Its jagged, soaring peaks rise high over northwest Wyoming, but Grand Teton National Park is always in the shadow of its world-renowned neighbour, Yellowstone National Park. But thanks to the total solar eclipse Monday, Grand Teton is expected to outshine, and overshadow, one of the nation’s most popular parks – at least ... Read More »

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Tech companies continue efforts to banish extremist accounts

By Barbara Ortutay, The Associated Press on August 18th, 2017

NEW YORK – Tech companies’ efforts to banish extremist groups and individuals are continuing as a social network popular with extremists disappeared from Google’s Android app store. Gab had already been unavailable in Apple’s store, though it remains accessible on the web. The banishments come in the wake of the deadly clash at a white-nationalist ... Read More »

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Cops: Mom burned son, put him on leash, locked him in cage

By The Associated Press on August 18th, 2017

ST. MARYS, Pa. – A Pennsylvania mother is accused of burning her 3-year-old with chemicals, putting him on a leash and keeping him in a dog cage. Police in St. Marys charged Arwen Kuhn last week with a slew of charges including aggravated assault and false imprisonment of a minor. According to a police affidavit, ... Read More »

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Pro-government assembly in Venezuela takes congress’ powers

By The Associated Press on August 18th, 2017

CARACAS, Venezuela – Venezuela’s pro-government constitutional assembly is taking over powers of the opposition-led congress. Delegates to the all-powerful assembly unanimously approved a decree Friday giving it the authority to pass legislation on a range of issues affecting Venezuela’s security and sovereignty. The dramatic move follows a refusal by the congressional leadership to swear an ... Read More »

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Police: 2 dead, 6 wounded in Finland stabbings

By The Associated Press on August 18th, 2017

HELSINKI – Police in Finland say that two people have been killed and six others wounded in stabbings in the western city of Turku. Police say that a suspect is in custody and being treated in a hospital after officers shot him. Turku is about 150 kilometres (90 miles) west of the capital, Helsinki... Read More »

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