September 23rd, 2017

World News

Demi Lovato to help war-scarred children in Iraq

By The Associated Press on September 23rd, 2017

NEW YORK – Demi Lovato has been named a Global Citizen mental health ambassador at the organization’s music festival in New York City’s Central Park. The singer who has struggled with mental health issues herself was named Saturday. She will help fund expansion of a Save the Children pilot program that encourages violence-scarred, internally displaced ... Read More »

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Storm’s death toll, humanitarian crisis grow in Puerto Rico

By Danica Coto, The Associated Press on September 23rd, 2017

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – A humanitarian crisis grew Saturday in Puerto Rico as towns were left without fresh water, fuel, power or phone service following Hurricane Maria’s devastating passage across the island. A group of anxious mayors arrived in the capital to meet with Gov. Ricardo Rossello to present a long list of items ... Read More »

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Warriors spurn White House trip after Trump pulls invitation

By Catherine Lucey And Tim Reynolds, The Associated Press on September 23rd, 2017

SOMERSET, N.J. – The Golden State Warriors say they will not go to the White House when they visit Washington early next year, announcing the decision hours after President Donald Trump tweeted he was withdrawing the invitation. Warriors star Stephen Curry had said he was not interested in the traditional event American championship teams usually ... Read More »

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Italy’s 5-Star party picks its next candidate for premier

By Nicole Winfield, The Associated Press on September 23rd, 2017

ROME – Italy’s anti-establishment 5-Star Movement opened a new phase in its quest for the country’s premiership Saturday by choosing Luigi Di Maio as its candidate and party leader to take the reins from founder Beppe Grillo. Movement members cast ballots online for one of eight candidates but there was never any contest as Di ... Read More »

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Angela Missoni shows feather-light sheer knits in Milan

By Colleen Barry, The Associated Press on September 23rd, 2017

MILAN – It’s a season of celebration and commemoration at Milan Fashion Week, in its fourth day Saturday. Angela Missoni marks 20 years as creative director at the family-owned and -run brand founded by her parents. Donatella Versace made an emotional tribute to her brother, fashion house creator Gianni Versace, to honour his contributions to ... Read More »

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Police stage killing to snag suspect in murder-for-hire plot

By The Associated Press on September 23rd, 2017

NORTH RIDGEVILLE, Ohio – Police say a makeup artist helped them stage an Ohio crime scene to make the suspect in a murder-for-hire plot believe his requested target was killed by the would-be hitman, who actually was working with investigators. North Ridgeville police say 39-year-old suspect Seljami Idrizi, of Grafton, was arrested this week after ... Read More »

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After Maria, humanitarian crisis grows in Puerto Rico

By Danica Coto, The Associated Press on September 23rd, 2017

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – A humanitarian crisis grew Saturday in Puerto Rico as towns were left without fresh water, fuel, power or phone service following Hurricane Maria’s devastating passage across the island. A group of anxious mayors arrived in the capital to meet with Gov. Ricardo Rossello to present a long list of items ... Read More »

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Police searching for stolen RV that had 10 dogs inside

By The Associated Press on September 23rd, 2017

FEDERAL WAY, Wash. – Police in western Washington state say they’re looking for a stolen motor home containing 10 dogs. Authorities in Federal Way tell KING-TV (http://kng5.tv/2fhI5TH) that the Winnebago with service and show dogs inside was stolen Friday evening from a sporting goods parking lot. Police say surveillance video shows a young man with ... Read More »

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Police: Stolen RV recovered with about 10 dogs still inside

By The Associated Press on September 23rd, 2017

FEDERAL WAY, Wash. – Police in western Washington state say they’ve recovered a stolen motor home and reunited its owner with about 10 dogs that were inside. Authorities tell KING-TV (http://kng5.tv/2fgIENi) that police in Lacey on Saturday also took into custody one person in connection with the case. Officials say someone stole the Winnebago on ... Read More »

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Italy: 5-Stars open new phase, pick candidate for premier

By Nicole Winfield, The Associated Press on September 23rd, 2017

ROME – Italy’s anti-establishment 5-Star Movement opened a new phase in its quest for the country’s premiership Saturday by choosing its candidate and party leader to take the reins from founder Beppe Grillo. Members of the movement cast ballots online for one of eight candidates. But the winner was all but predetermined since Grillo has ... Read More »

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Man gets life in prison plus 50 years in student’s slaying

By Adrian Sainz, The Associated Press on September 23rd, 2017

SAVANNAH, Tenn. – A Tennessee man has avoided a possible death penalty by agreeing to a sentence of life in prison plus 50 years for the kidnapping, rape and killing of nursing student Holly Bobo. Judge C. Creed McGinley told a jury Saturday that Zachary Adams made a deal with prosecutors just minutes ahead of ... Read More »

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