July 21st, 2018

World News

Former Gov. Ray, who helped relocate refugees to Iowa, dies

By The Associated Press on July 8th, 2018

DES MOINES, Iowa – Former longtime Iowa Gov. Robert D. Ray, who helped thousands of Vietnam War refugees relocate to the state and defined Iowa’s Republican politics for years, has died. He was 89. Ray, who never faced a serious election challenge during his 14 years as governor, died Sunday morning at a nursing home ... Read More »

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Ex-Iowa Gov. Ray, who helped relocate refugees to Iowa, dies

By The Associated Press on July 8th, 2018

DES MOINES, Iowa – Former longtime Iowa Gov. Robert D. Ray, who helped thousands of Vietnam War refugees relocate to the state and defined Iowa’s GOP politics for years, has died. He was 89. Ray’s former chief of staff David Oman said Ray died Sunday at a nursing home. He said Ray battled Parkinson’s disease ... Read More »

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Police open murder probe as 1 of 2 nerve agent victims dies

By Jill Lawless And Gregory Katz, The Associated Press on July 8th, 2018

LONDON – A woman who was poisoned by a military-grade nerve agent in southwest England died Sunday, eight days after police think she touched a contaminated item that has not been found. London’s Metropolitan Police force said the case had become a homicide investigation now that 44-year-old Dawn Sturgess had died in a hospital in ... Read More »

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Tropical Storm Beryl disintegrates as it zips to Caribbean

By Danica Coto, The Associated Press on July 8th, 2018

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Tropical storm Beryl disintegrated Sunday as it zipped toward the eastern Caribbean, where forecasters still warned of heavy rains on islands struggling to recover from last year’s deadly hurricanes. The government of Dominica said it would shut down its water system and Puerto Rico’s governor warned of likely new power ... Read More »

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Lawsuit: Cruise ship’s no-slip floor caused cornhole injury

By The Associated Press on July 8th, 2018

NORFOLK, Va. – The owners of a popular dinner cruise ship in Virginia are being sued by a customer who says the ship’s no-skid flooring worked too well. The lawsuit in federal court accuses the Spirit of Norfolk cruise ship of inappropriately using no-skid flooring on a part of the ship where cruisers play the ... Read More »

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Beauty queen gives back crown because of #MeToo joke

By The Associated Press on July 8th, 2018

WORCESTER, Mass. – A Massachusetts beauty queen has given up her crown due to a joke about the #MeToo movement. NBC 10 Boston reports Maude Gorman resigned on Saturday as Miss Plymouth County for the Miss Massachusetts Miss America Organization after an emcee made a joke about the women’s movement on stage. During the event ... Read More »

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The Latest: Rescue of remaining boys could take 4 days

By The Associated Press on July 8th, 2018

MAE SAI, Thailand – The Latest on the rescue of 12 boys and their soccer coach from a cave in northern Thailand (all times local): 2:10 a.m. Officials say it could take up to four days to complete the rescue of eight boys and their soccer coach from inside a northern Thailand cave. Authorities temporarily ... Read More »

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Trump still pondering Supreme Court pick as big reveal nears

By Catherine Lucey, The Associated Press on July 8th, 2018

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J. – President Donald Trump on Sunday was still deliberating his decision on a replacement for Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy as his self-imposed deadline for an announcement neared amid furious lobbying and frenzied speculation. Trump, who spent the weekend at his New Jersey golf club, has not yet communicated a final choice, ... Read More »

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4 rescued from Thai cave in risky operation; 9 remain inside

By Tassanee Vejpongsa And Kaweewit Kaewjinda, The Associated Press on July 8th, 2018

MAE SAI, Thailand – Expert divers Sunday rescued four of 12 boys from a flooded cave in northern Thailand where they were trapped with their soccer coach for more than two weeks, as a dangerous and complicated plan unfolded amid heavy rain and the threat of rising water underground. Eight of boys and the coach ... Read More »

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With hugs, leaders of Ethiopia, Eritrea restore relations

By Elias Meseret, The Associated Press on July 8th, 2018

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia – Espousing love between their two countries, the leaders of longtime adversaries Ethiopia and Eritrea agreed Sunday to restore diplomatic relations after nearly 20 years and to open the border between their neighbouring Horn of Africa countries. Ethiopia’s reformist new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed arrived in Eritrea’s capital and was welcomed with ... Read More »

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Turkey: Train derailment kills at least 10, injures 73

By The Associated Press on July 8th, 2018

ISTANBUL – At least 10 people were killed and more than 70 injured Sunday when multiple cars of a train derailed in western Turkey, a Turkish official said. Health Ministry Undersecretary Eyup Gumus put the number of fatalities at 10 and the people injured at 73 based on initial reports from the scene, according to ... Read More »

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