August 18th, 2017

World News

The Latest: Spain leader says terror Europe’s main problem

By The Associated Press on August 18th, 2017

BARCELONA, Spain – The Latest on the Spain attacks (all times local): 2:35 p.m. Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy says the fight against terrorism is a “global battle” and Europe’s main problem after two attacks in Catalonia that killed 14 people. Rajoy also thanked the emergency services for their work and messages of support from ... Read More »

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Big catch! Drunken woman allegedly bites fisherman’s line

By The Associated Press on August 18th, 2017

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – It wasn’t exactly the catch a Florida man was hoping for while fishing in the Atlantic Ocean. Instead, deputies say a drunken 22-year-old woman cursed at him before swimming up to his fishing line, biting it and swimming away with the rigging. St. Johns County Sheriff’s officials tell local news outlets ... Read More »

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Barcelona’s victims: A snapshot of the world

By John Leicester, The Associated Press on August 18th, 2017

PARIS – The dead and injured in Barcelona were a snapshot of the world – men, women and children from at least two dozen nations – testifying to the huge global appeal of the sun-kissed city with its bounty of must-visit sites and star-studded football team. Families, friends and government officials from Paris to Sydney, ... Read More »

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Mother of slain protester says she won’t talk to Trump

By The Associated Press on August 18th, 2017

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The mother of a woman who was killed while protesting a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, says she won’t talk to President Donald Trump because of comments he made after her daughter’s death. Speaking Friday on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” Susan Bro said she initially missed the first few calls to ... Read More »

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The Latest: 4th person arrested over Spain attacks

By The Associated Press on August 18th, 2017

BARCELONA, Spain – The Latest on the Spain attacks (all times local): 1:50 p.m. Catalan police say they have arrested a fourth person in connection with the attacks in Barcelona and the resort of Cambrils that have killed at least 14 people. Police made the announcement on Twitter without providing further details. Thursday’s van attack ... Read More »

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NASA, PBS marking 40 years since Voyager spacecraft launches

By Marcia Dunn, The Associated Press on August 18th, 2017

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Forty years after blasting off, Earth’s most distant ambassadors – the twin Voyager spacecraft – are carrying sounds and music of our planet ever deeper into the cosmos. Think of them as messages in bottles meant for anyone – or anything – out there. This Sunday marks the 40th anniversary of ... Read More »

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The Latest: Britain says UK citizens among Barcelona wounded

By The Associated Press on August 18th, 2017

BARCELONA, Spain – The Latest on the Spain attacks (all times local): 1:40 p.m. Britain’s Foreign Office says a “small number” of U.K. citizens were injured in the terror attacks in Spain. It says it is assisting Britons affected by the violence and is trying to find out if anyone else needs help. Officials say ... Read More »

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The Latest: Briton tells of police shooting alleged attacker

By The Associated Press on August 18th, 2017

BARCELONA, Spain – The Latest on the Spain attacks (all times local): 1:35 p.m. A British man has described his shock after watching police shoot those suspected of an attack in the Spanish resort town of Cambrils, hours after a similar attack 130 kilometres (80 miles) away in Barcelona. Fitzroy Davies was visiting Cambrils for ... Read More »

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Spain manhunt deepens as Barcelona insists ‘I am not afraid’

By Joseph Wilson And Alex Oller, The Associated Press on August 18th, 2017

BARCELONA, Spain – Police shot and killed five people wearing fake bomb belts who staged a deadly car attack in a seaside resort in Spain’s Catalonia region Friday, just hours after a van plowed into pedestrians on a busy Barcelona promenade. Spanish authorities said the back-to-back vehicle attacks – as well as an explosion earlier ... Read More »

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The Latest: Politics rebuked at Barcelona minute of silence

By The Associated Press on August 18th, 2017

BARCELONA, Spain – The Latest on the Spain attacks (all times local): 1:15 p.m. When a few people raised Spanish and Catalan flags before the minute of silence for the Barcelona attack victims, the crowd quickly rebuked them for trying to politicize the solemn event. The crowd urged them to lower the flags, chanting “Fuera ... Read More »

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The Latest: Death toll in Spain attacks rises to 14

By The Associated Press on August 18th, 2017

BARCELONA, Spain – The Latest on the Spain attacks (all times local): 12:40 p.m. Catalan authorities say a woman injured in an attack in a popular seaside town south of Barcelona has died. The woman, who wasn’t named, is the first fatal victim of the attack late Thursday in Cambrils, about 130 kilometres (80 miles) ... Read More »

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