June 25th, 2017

World News

Overturned oil tanker explodes in Pakistan, killing 148

By Iram Asim, The Associated Press on June 25th, 2017

BAHAWALPUR , Pakistan – An overturned oil tanker burst into flames in Pakistan on Sunday, killing 148 people who had rushed to the scene of the highway accident to gather leaking fuel, an official said. The death toll could rise further as another 50 people are still in critical condition, said Dr. Mohammad Baqar, a ... Read More »

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Overturned oil tanker explodes in Pakistan, killing 129

By Iram Asim, The Associated Press on June 25th, 2017

BAWAHALPUR, Pakistan – An overturned oil tanker burst into flames in Pakistan on Sunday, killing 129 people who had rushed to the scene of the highway accident to gather leaking fuel, an official said. Some 140 people were wounded, including 40 in critical condition, said Mohammad Baqar, an official with local rescue services, adding that ... Read More »

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Overturned oil tanker explodes in Pakistan, killing 120

By The Associated Press on June 24th, 2017

MULTAN, Pakistan – An overturned oil tanker burst into flames in Pakistan on Sunday, killing more than 120 people who had rushed to the scene of the highway accident to gather leaking fuel, an official said. Rizwan Naseer, the head of the Punjab province’s rescue services, said 122 people were killed and another 76 were ... Read More »

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Oil tanker flips and explodes, killing over 100 in Pakistan

By The Associated Press on June 24th, 2017

MULTAN, Pakistan – A Pakistani official says more than 100 people have been killed after an oil tanker overturned and burst into flames. The tanker flipped over Sunday and the fire from the oil spill engulfed scores of residents who had rushed to collect leaking fuel. Another 50 people have been seriously injured. Dr. Rizwan ... Read More »

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Top dog, Brynneth Pawltro, elected mayor of Kentucky town

By The Associated Press on June 24th, 2017

RABBIT HASH, Ky. – Being mayor is a ruff job but somebody has to do it. According to WDRB-TV , a small Kentucky town has, for the fourth time, elected a dog to be its mayor. Jordie Bamforth says her 3-year-old pit bull Brynneth Pawltro beat out a cat, a chicken and a donkey, among ... Read More »

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Al Capone song, pocket watch fetch over $100K at auction

By The Associated Press on June 24th, 2017

BOSTON – Artifacts connected to some of the nation’s most notorious gangsters have sold for more than $100,000 at an auction house. The Boston-based RR Auction says a diamond pocket watch that belonged to Al Capone fetched the most – $84,375 – at the auction Saturday in Cambridge, Massachusetts. A handwritten musical composition by Capone ... Read More »

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Now in Washington, Melania Trump still no social butterfly

By Darlene Superville, The Associated Press on June 24th, 2017

WASHINGTON – Two weeks into her new life as a full-time Washingtonian, Melania Trump is staying true to her reputation as more homebody than social butterfly. Not that she hasn’t been busy fulfilling her duties as first lady and first mom. Her top priority has been settling in 11-year-old son Barron – the first boy ... Read More »

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Opera pops up at NYC garage, dive bar, basketball court

By Verena Dobnik, The Associated Press on June 24th, 2017

NEW YORK – Opera has been popping up recently at the most unlikely New York places: a revamped garage, a dive bar, a basketball court and even an old aircraft carrier, to name a few. It’s part of a festival with an in-your-face goal – to bring this once grandiose art form to ordinary places ... Read More »

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Professor to student mom: Just bring your baby to class

By The Associated Press on June 24th, 2017

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – A professor in Tennessee has a solution for a student who missed class after she couldn’t find someone to babysit her 3-year-old girl: Just bring the child to class. The Knoxville News Sentinel reports Professor Sally Hunter at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville emailed Morgan King that she would be “absolutely ... Read More »

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Huge, homely mastiff named Martha wins world’s ugliest dog

By Linda Wang, The Associated Press on June 24th, 2017

PETALUMA, Calif. – Martha is big, ugly, lazy and gassy. And a world champion. In a competition annually dominated by the old, the tiny, and the hairless, the 3-year-old, 125-pound Neapolitan Mastiff used her lollygagging youth to win the 29th annual World’s Ugliest Dog Contest. She was a favourite of the Northern California crowd from ... Read More »

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CIA chief: Intel leaks on the rise, cites leaker ‘worship’

By Deb Riechmann, The Associated Press on June 24th, 2017

WASHINGTON – CIA Director Mike Pompeo says he thinks disclosure of America’s secret intelligence is on the rise, fueled partly by the “worship” of leakers like Edward Snowden. “In some ways, I do think it’s accelerated,” Pompeo told MSNBC in an interview that aired Saturday. “I think there is a phenomenon, the worship of Edward ... Read More »

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