July 19th, 2018

World News

Obama delivers Mandela address in likely rebuke to Trump

By Andrew Meldrum, The Associated Press on July 17th, 2018

JOHANNESBURG – Former U.S. President Barack Obama is making his highest-profile speech since leaving office, urging people around the world to respect human rights and other values under threat in an address marking the 100th anniversary of anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela’s birth. While not directly mentioning his successor, President Donald Trump, Obama’s speech on Tuesday ... Read More »

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Officials say IS suicide bomber kills 20 in Afghanistan

By Rahim Faiez And Amir Shah, The Associated Press on July 17th, 2018

KABUL – An Islamic State suicide bomber killed 20 people in northern Afghanistan on Tuesday, including a Taliban commander, while in southern Helmand province a government commando unit freed 54 people from a Taliban jail, according to officials. The stepped up activity in Afghanistan comes as Washington considers a Taliban demand for direct talks in ... Read More »

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Bicyclist versus lift bridge. What could possibly go wrong?

By The Associated Press on July 17th, 2018

MENASHA, Wis. – Police say a bicyclist who weaved past the gates blocking access to a bridge over a river in eastern Wisconsin escaped serious injury after falling into the gap that was created when the bridge started to rise. Wisconsin Department of Transportation surveillance video shot July Fourth shows the woman ignoring the barrier ... Read More »

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Nickelodeon announces new ‘Rugrats’ episodes, movie

By The Associated Press on July 17th, 2018

LOS ANGELES – Tommy, Chuckie and the gang have a new TV and movie deal. Nickelodeon and Paramount Pictures have announced the animated children’s series “Rugrats” is returning to the network with 26 episodes. The creators of the series will be executive producers. A live-action movie, written by David Goodman, featuring computer generated characters is ... Read More »

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AP Exclusive: Survivor blames officials for prison riot

By Randall Chase, The Associated Press on July 17th, 2018

HOCKESSIN, Del. – Patricia May had a feeling of dread when she reported to work at Delaware’s maximum-security prison last year. For months, May had been concerned about her safety after being assigned to C Building at James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in Smyrna in late 2016. As she walked to her office on Feb. ... Read More »

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Analysis: Trump’s ‘America First’ morphs into ‘Me First’

By Matthew Lee And Zeke Miller, The Associated Press on July 17th, 2018

WASHINGTON – Donald Trump’s “America First” slogan morphed into “Me First” as the president unloaded on the U.S. intelligence community and Justice Department to portray himself as the victim of a conspiracy to deny him legitimacy. Trump also blamed American “foolishness and stupidity” for the poor state of U.S.-Russia relations, returning to themes he has ... Read More »

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Russia’s post-summit view: Praise for Putin, pity for Trump

By Angela Charlton, The Associated Press on July 17th, 2018

MOSCOW – For Vladimir Putin, holding a summit with Donald Trump was a victory in itself. While the U.S. leader went home to widespread criticism after their Monday meeting, the Russian president came home to universal praise in Moscow – even though there were no major breakthroughs. Yet most Russians aren’t saying Putin vanquished Trump. ... Read More »

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Obama to deliver Mandela address in likely rebuke to Trump

By Andrew Meldrum, The Associated Press on July 17th, 2018

JOHANNESBURG – Former U.S. President Barack Obama is set to make his highest-profile speech since leaving office, urging people around the world to respect human rights and other values under threat in an address marking the 100th anniversary of anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela’s birth. While not directly mentioning his successor, President Donald Trump, Obama’s speech ... Read More »

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Mexicans mob ‘AMLO’ HQ seeking help for matters big or small

By Joebill Munoz And Sofia Ortega, The Associated Press on July 17th, 2018

MEXICO CITY – Each morning hundreds of Mexicans crowd at the gates of 216 Chihuahua Street in the capital, home to the white, two-story building that served as President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s campaign headquarters. They bear handwritten notes, medical records, retirement papers and other documents in the hope he will hear them out on ... Read More »

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Nowhere to run: Rohingya hunker down as monsoon arrives

By Kristen Gelineau, The Associated Press on July 17th, 2018

UKHIYA, Bangladesh – The hill on which the young woman’s shelter is being built is so unstable that the earth crumbles under your feet. The threat of landslides is so dire that her neighbours have evacuated. Though living here could spell doom as the monsoon rains fall, she will live here anyway. For Mustawkima, a ... Read More »

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Alabama man’s 20-mile walk to work attracts praise, new car

By The Associated Press on July 17th, 2018

PELHAM, Ala. – An Alabama college student whose car broke down just before his first day of work made the 20-mile (32-kilometre) journey on foot, a feat that earned him fame – and a new car. News outlets report that hours before his first day working for Bellhops movers, Walter Carr set out from Homewood ... Read More »

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