June 17th, 2019

World News

Thais arrest Italian on run after George Clooney conviction

By The Associated Press on June 17th, 2019

BANGKOK – Thai police say they have arrested an Italian man wanted in his home country after fleeing a jail sentence handed down for fraudulently using the name of actor George Clooney to lure people into investing in a bogus clothing company. Thailand’s Crime Suppression Division says 58-year-old Francesco Galdeli was arrested Saturday near the ... Read More »

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Hong Kong police clear streets as protesters move to park

By Raf Wober And Borg Wong, The Associated Press on June 16th, 2019

HONG KONG – Protesters in Hong Kong left the streets, averting possible clashes Monday after haggling for hours with police by moving to areas near the city’s government headquarters. The demonstrators who stayed after a massive protest march the day before, demanding that Chief Executive Carrie Lam abandon a proposed extradition bill, were seen streaming ... Read More »

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Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong released from prison

By The Associated Press on June 16th, 2019

HONG KONG – Joshua Wong, a leading figure in Hong Kong’s 2014 Umbrella Movement demonstrations, has been released from prison. Wong’s release from the Lai Chi Kok Correctional Facility on Monday came as student demonstrators and police faced of downtown following a massive protest on Sunday. Wong, 22, served a two-month sentence for contempt related ... Read More »

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Hong Kong police begin to clear streets of protesters

By Christopher Bodeen And Elaine Kurtenbach, The Associated Press on June 16th, 2019

Hong Kong citizens marched for hours Sunday in a massive protest that drew a late-in-the-day apology from the city’s top leader for her handling of legislation that has stoked fears of expanding control from Beijing in this former British colony. Nearly 2 million of the city’s 7 million people turned out, according to estimates by ... Read More »

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Massive protests draw apology from Hong Kong leadership

By Christopher Bodeen And Elaine Kurtenbach, The Associated Press on June 16th, 2019

Hong Kong citizens marched for hours Sunday in a massive protest that drew a late-in-the-day apology from the city’s top leader for her handling of legislation that has stoked fears of expanding control from Beijing in this former British colony. Nearly 2 million of the city’s 7 million people turned out, according to estimates by ... Read More »

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David Ortiz’s wife offers Father’s Day tribute to Big Papi

By The Associated Press on June 16th, 2019

BOSTON – The wife of former Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz has paid a special tribute to her husband as he continues to recover from a gunshot wound in Massachusetts General Hospital. Tiffany Ortiz wrote in an Instagram post that this Father’s Day on Sunday “brings with it a new appreciation for life and ... Read More »

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Former Maine governor has a new job – tending bar

By The Associated Press on June 16th, 2019

BOOTHBAY HARBOR, Maine – Former Republican Gov. Paul LePage’s wife won’t be the only one in their family spending the summer working at a restaurant. LePage will be joining her as a bartender. McSeagulls Restaurant owner Jeff Stoddard said he hasn’t finalized the former governor’s schedule but expects him to be tending bar for the ... Read More »

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Boeing CEO concedes ‘mistake’ with planes in 2 fatal crashes

By The Associated Press on June 16th, 2019

PARIS – The CEO of Boeing says the company made a “mistake” in handling a problematic cockpit warning system in 737 Max jets before two deadly crashes of the top-selling plane. Chief Executive Dennis Muilenburg told reporters in Paris on Sunday that Boeing’s communication “was not consistent” and that’s “unacceptable.” The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration ... Read More »

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Sudan’s Bashir appears in public for first time since ouster

By The Associated Press on June 16th, 2019

KHARTOUM, Sudan – Sudan’s former President Omar al-Bashir has appeared in public for the first time since his ouster, as he was led away to a prosecutor’s office in a corruption probe. Al-Bashir’s appearance on Sunday comes as the former strongman has been held under arrest in the capital, Khartoum, since the military removed him ... Read More »

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Meghan and Harry release Father’s Day photo of baby Archie

By The Associated Press on June 16th, 2019

LONDON – Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex have released a photograph of their 6-week-old son Archie for Father’s Day. The sepia-toned photo, posted Sunday on the royal couple’s Instagram feed, shows the baby cradled in Harry’s arms and clutching his father’s finger. The post is captioned: “Happy Father’s Day! And wishing a ... Read More »

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Tiffany Haddish cancels Atlanta show over abortion law

By The Associated Press on June 15th, 2019

ATLANTA – Actress and comedian Tiffany Haddish has cancelled her upcoming Atlanta performance because of Georgia’s new restrictive abortion law. News outlets report that the “Girls Trip” star sent a statement to ticketholders Saturday, saying she cannot “in good faith” perform in Georgia unless it withdraws the so-called heartbeat bill. Haddish had been scheduled to ... Read More »

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