August 27th, 2016

World News

Little precedent for $400 million cash payment to Iran

By Bradley Klapper, The Associated Press on August 27th, 2016

WASHINGTON – A $400 million cash delivery to Iran to repay a decades-old arbitration claim may be unprecedented in recent U.S. history, according to legal experts and diplomatic historians, raising further questions about a payment timed to help free four American prisoners in Iran. The money was sent to Iran on Jan. 17, the same ... Read More »

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Ex-wife says Trump campaign CEO made anti-Semitic remarks

By Brian Melley And Jill Colvin, The Associated Press on August 27th, 2016

LOS ANGELES – An ex-wife of Donald Trump’s new campaign CEO, Stephen Bannon, said Bannon made anti-Semitic remarks when the two battled over sending their daughters to private school nearly a decade ago, according to court papers reviewed Friday by The Associated Press. That revelation came a day after reports emerged that domestic violence charges ... Read More »

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Italy buries quake dead, recalls sisters embracing in rubble

By Trisha Thomas And Vanessa Gera, The Associated Press on August 27th, 2016

ASCOLI PICENO, Italy – A young man wept over a little girl’s white coffin, while a woman nearby gently stroked another small casket, as Italians bid farewell Saturday to victims of the devastating earthquake that struck a mountainous region of central Italy this week. As Italians observed a day of national mourning, President Sergio Mattarella ... Read More »

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Kaine’s wife, Anne Holton, no stranger to political stage

By Alan Suderman, The Associated Press on August 27th, 2016

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Anne Holton first stepped into the spotlight in 1970 as a white student enrolling in a predominantly black middle school in Virginia’s capital as part of a push for school integration by her father, the state’s governor at the time. Decades later she’s stepping onto an even bigger stage as she works ... Read More »

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The Latest: Quake funeral underway; bishop urges courage

By The Associated Press on August 27th, 2016

ASCOLI PICENO, Italy – The Latest on the Italian earthquake (all times local): 11:50 a.m. A funeral has begun in Italy for some of the victims of an earthquake in Italy that devastated three towns this week, killing at least 290 people. The funeral Mass was being celebrated by Bishop Giovanni D’Ercole in a community ... Read More »

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Fire sweeps through Russian warehouse, killing 17 workers

By The Associated Press on August 27th, 2016

MOSCOW – Russia’s emergency services say a fire swept through a printing plant’s warehouse in Moscow, killing 17 migrant workers from Kyrgyzstan. The emergency services say Saturday’s fire was caused by a faulty lamp in the warehouse, where many flammable liquids and paper products were stored... Read More »

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Tears flow as Italy prepares state funeral for quake dead

By Trisha Thomas And Vanessa Gera, The Associated Press on August 27th, 2016

ASCOLI PICENO, Italy – Mourners sobbed and caressed coffins, some of them holding the bodies of young children, as Italy prepared to hold a state funeral for some victims of the devastating earthquake that struck a central mountainous area this week. As Italy observed a day of national mourning, with flags flying at half-staff, those ... Read More »

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Bangladesh police kill 3, including Canadian suspect in Dhaka attack

By The Associated Press on August 27th, 2016

NEW DELHI – Police in Bangladesh killed three suspected militants Saturday, including a man they identified as a Canadian accused of masterminding a deadly attack on a cafe in Dhaka last month. Top counterterrorism official Monirul Islam said police raided a two-story house in Narayanganj district near Dhaka and killed the suspects early Saturday. The ... Read More »

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Bangladesh police kill 3, including suspect in Dhaka attack

By The Associated Press on August 26th, 2016

NEW DELHI – Police in Bangladesh say they have killed three suspected militants, including an alleged masterminds of a major attack on a cafe last month that left 20 people dead. Top counterterrorism official Monirul Islam said police raided a two-story house in Narayanganj district near Dhaka and killed the suspects early Saturday. The dead ... Read More »

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Dwyane Wade’s cousin fatally shot pushing baby in stroller

By The Associated Press on August 26th, 2016

CHICAGO – NBA star Dwyane Wade’s cousin was shot and killed in Chicago on Friday while pushing her baby in a stroller near a school where she intended to register her children. Her family said Nykea Aldridge, 32, had recently relocated to the area on the city’s South Side. Chicago police said she was killed ... Read More »

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UN condemns 4 North Korean ballistic missile launches

By The Associated Press on August 26th, 2016

The U.N. Security Council is strongly condemning four North Korean ballistic missile launches in July and August, calling them “grave violations” of a ban on all ballistic missile activity. A press statement approved by all 15 members Friday night deplored the fact that the North’s ballistic missile activities are contributing to its development of nuclear ... Read More »

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