August 22nd, 2017

World News

FBI agents searched former Trump campaign chair’s home

By Chad Day, The Associated Press on August 9th, 2017

WASHINGTON – FBI agents served a search warrant at the home of Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Manafort’s spokesman said Wednesday. Spokesman Jason Maloni says that Manafort co-operated with the agents as he has “consistently” done. Manafort has been a subject of a longstanding FBI investigation into his dealings in Ukraine and ... Read More »

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Man ambushes French soldiers in car attack, later arrested

By Angela Charlton And Raphael Satter, The Associated Press on August 9th, 2017

LEVALLOIS-PERRET, France – French police shot and arrested a man suspected of slamming a BMW into soldiers in a Paris suburb on Wednesday, injuring six of them in what appeared to be a carefully timed ambush before speeding away, officials said. The driver’s motive was unclear, but officials said he deliberately aimed at the soldiers, ... Read More »

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Prosecutor: Tiger Woods to plead guilty to reckless driving

By Terry Spencer, The Associated Press on August 9th, 2017

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – Tiger Woods has agreed to plead guilty to reckless driving and will enter a diversion program that will allow him to have his record wiped clean if he completes the program, a prosecutor said Wednesday. Woods, 41, was charged with driving under the influence in May when he was found ... Read More »

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Deadly Kenya protests as opposition alleges vote hacking

By Tom Odula And Christopher Torchia, The Associated Press on August 9th, 2017

NAIROBI, Kenya – Kenya’s election took an ominous turn on Wednesday as violent protests erupted in the capital and elsewhere after opposition leader Raila Odinga alleged fraud, saying hackers used the identity of a murdered official to infiltrate the database of the country’s election commission and manipulate results. With results from almost all of the ... Read More »

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Police: Toddler OK after ride down 100-foot-high hill in SUV

By The Associated Press on August 9th, 2017

VANDERGRIFT, Pa. – Pennsylvania police say a 2-year-old boy “was happy as could be” and wasn’t injured after he and an SUV rolled down a 100-foot-high (30.48 metres) hill. Vandergrift police say the toddler was apparently playing inside the sport utility vehicle as his mother was cleaning it Tuesday and he must have knocked it ... Read More »

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Taliban free 235 villagers in northern Afghanistan

By Rahim Faiez, The Associated Press on August 9th, 2017

KABUL – The Taliban have released 235 villagers held since the insurgents seized control of an area in northern Sari Pul province five days ago, Afghan provincial officials said Wednesday. Local authorities believe the capture of the area was jointly carried out by the Taliban and Islamic State militants. If confirmed, this will mark the ... Read More »

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American flight underscores hazards posed by turbulence

By David Koenig, The Associated Press on August 9th, 2017

DALLAS – At some point during many flights, the captain will calmly announce that there could be some bumps ahead and so passengers must be seated with their seat belts on. The plane might seem to bobble or bounce a bit, but rarely does it turn into a serious threat to safety. That, however, is ... Read More »

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Venezuela’s new assembly declares itself all-powerful

By Joshua Goodman And Fabiola Sanchez, The Associated Press on August 9th, 2017

CARACAS, Venezuela – The new constitutional assembly assumed even more power in Venezuela by declaring itself as the superior body to all other governmental institutions, including the opposition-controlled congress. That decree came Tuesday just hours after the assembly delegates took control of a legislative chamber and put up pictures of the late President Hugo Chavez, ... Read More »

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Franklin, likely to be hurricane, aims at Mexico Gulf coast

By The Associated Press on August 9th, 2017

MEXICO CITY – A strengthening Tropical Storm Franklin took aim at Mexico’s central Gulf coast after a relatively mild run across the Yucatan Peninsula, with forecasts saying it would grow into a hurricane before making its second landfall late Wednesday or early Thursday. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Franklin began gaining strength after getting ... Read More »

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5 dogs perish in Florida in fire at Almost Home Pet Resort

By The Associated Press on August 9th, 2017

VALRICO, Fla. – Five dogs have died in a fire at a Florida “pet resort.” Hillsborough County Fire Rescue officials said in a news release that firefighters found the dogs after knocking down flames at the Almost Home Pet Resort on Tuesday night. Officials say the damage from the fire was mostly contained to the ... Read More »

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Officials: State fair attendance down after deadly accident

By The Associated Press on August 9th, 2017

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Officials say a deadly thrill ride accident on the opening day of this year’s Ohio State Fair contributed to a significant drop in attendance. Officials said Tuesday that more than 800,000 people attended the fair this year, the lowest number since it switched to its 12-day format in 2004. Last year, more ... Read More »

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