August 18th, 2017

World News

NewsAlert: Police: 2 dead in stabbings in western Finland

By The Associated Press on August 18th, 2017

HELSINKI – Police: 2 dead in stabbings in western Finland. More coming... Read More »

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Report: 1 dead in Finland stabbings

By The Associated Press on August 18th, 2017

HELSINKI – Finland’s main news agency says one person has died in the stabbings in the western city of Turku. The STT agency cited the hospital where the victim died. Finland’s top police chief Seppo Kolehmainen said it was too early to link the events in Turku to international terrorism, according to the YLE broadcaster. ... Read More »

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Police: Attacks in Spain are linked, took long time to plan

By Joseph Wilson, Ciaran Giles And Barry Hatton, The Associated Press on August 18th, 2017

BARCELONA, Spain – The back-to-back vehicle attacks in Barcelona and a nearby resort had been planned for a long time by an Islamic terrorist cell – and could have been far deadlier had its base not been destroyed by an apparently accidental explosion this week, Spanish officials said Friday. Police intensified their manhunt for an ... Read More »

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Amid India oxygen scandal, docs want focus on encephalitis

By Margie Mason, The Associated Press on August 18th, 2017

Dozens of children died last week in a decrepit government hospital in northeastern India, prompting public outcry over whether an oxygen shortage was to blame. Answers remain unclear, but doctors who have spent decades treating sick kids in the area say the incident is a symptom of a greater problem: Chronic mismanagement, corruption and outright ... Read More »

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Troopers to pay tribute to those killed in 1997 shooting

By The Associated Press on August 18th, 2017

COLEBROOK, N.H. – New Hampshire state troopers are gathering to remember “their fallen comrades” who were among those killed or wounded almost 20 years ago in one of the region’s worst shootings. Carl Drega, an angry loner who had repeated run-ins with local authorities killed four people, two of them state troopers, in the New ... Read More »

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Missing woman’s family in Denmark submarine case fears worst

By The Associated Press on August 18th, 2017

COPENHAGEN – The family of a Swedish journalist missing since a trip off Copenhagen a week ago on a home-built submarine says “it seems the worst has happened.” The parents and brother of Kim Wall says “there is nothing we wish more” than to have her back alive, adding “chances are extremely small.” The family ... Read More »

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Eclipse concerns cause school district to cancel classes

By The Associated Press on August 18th, 2017

JEFFERSON, Ohio – A school district in Ohio has cancelled classes on Monday over concerns about students damaging their eyes while looking at the solar eclipse. The superintendent of Jefferson Area Local Schools said Thursday that the eclipse could pose a risk to students who view it even inadvertently while at school or on the ... Read More »

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Grand Teton park to outshine bigger Yellowstone 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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Oldest American celebrates 114th birthday in Pennsylvania

By The Associated Press on August 18th, 2017

HUNTINGDON, Pa. – The oldest known living person in the United States is celebrating her 114th birthday in Pennsylvania. The state Aging Department says Delphine Gibson hit the milestone Thursday, getting a personal greeting from the governor. Gibson was born in South Carolina in 1903 and moved to Pennsylvania after marrying Taylor Gibson in 1928. ... Read More »

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‘Spectacular’ autumn foliage is forecast for New England

By William J. Kole, The Associated Press on August 18th, 2017

BOSTON – New England’s fall foliage forecast is looking so fine it’s enough to make a maple leaf blush. For the first time in several years, little has conspired against a truly glorious autumn. There’s no more drought, the summer has been mild and the leaves – largely spared by marauding gypsy moth caterpillars – ... Read More »

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Math experts join brainpower to help address gerrymandering

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

MEDFORD, Mass. – Some of the brightest minds in math arrived at Tufts University last week to tackle an issue lawyers and political scientists have been struggling with for decades. They came from colleges across the country for a weeklong conference on gerrymandering, the practice of crafting voting districts in a way that favours voters ... Read More »

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