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Bahamas reports 1st Zika case; says it was contracted abroad

August 10, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Authorities in the Bahamas are reporting the archipelago’s first Zika case and say it was contracted elsewhere. The health minister, Dr. Michael Perry, said Wednesday that the patient is a man who recently traveled to Jamaica. He says the man lives on New Providence island, where the Bahamas capital of Nassau [&hellip...

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Venezuela officials dash hopes of 2016 presidential recall

August 9, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

National Elections Council President Tibisay Lucena speaks during a televised nation wide speech, from her office in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016. Venezuelan elections officials have set an October date for a recall drive against President...

Argentine judge seeks to revive probe against Fernandez

August 9, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

BUENOS AIRES (AP) — A judge is seeking to revive an investigation into former President Cristina Fernandez over an alleged cover-up on behalf of Iranians suspected in the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center in Argentina’s capital. Judge Claudio...

Karolyi’s ‘Final Five’ US team wins gymnastics gold

August 9, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

U.S. gymnasts, left to right, Simone Biles, Gabrielle Douglas, Lauren Hernandez, Madison Kocian and Aly Raisman hold their gold medals during the medal ceremony for the artistic gymnastics women’s team at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro,...

Delta shutdown strands 1,000-plus at Narita airport in Japan

August 9, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

TOKYO (AP) — More than 1,000 people spent the night at Narita airport outside Tokyo because of the computer shutdown that halted Delta Air Lines flights worldwide. Flights were resuming Tuesday morning at Narita, but Delta spokeswoman Hiroko Okada said some...

Javier nears tip of Mexico’s Baja; 45 dead in earlier storm

August 9, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico (AP) — Tropical Storm Javier weakened a bit as it bore down on the resort city of Cabo San Lucas at the tip of the Baja California Peninsula late Monday, while the death toll from former Hurricane Earl rose to 45 in Mexico’s...

The Latest: April Ross baffled by Zika taunts

August 8, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Latest from the 2016 Summer Olympics at Rio de Janeiro (all times local): 1:15 a.m. American beach volleyball player April Ross says she didn’t even hear the “Zika!” taunts from the Brazilian fans and she...

3 people are dead, 7 in hospital after fire west of Toronto

August 6, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

HAMILTON, Ontario (AP) — Fire officials in Canada say three people are dead after an overnight fire in a city west of Toronto that began in one house and spread to another. Hamilton Fire Department spokesman Claudio Mostacci says firefighters were called to...

Landslide caused by Earl leaves at least 3 dead in Mexico

August 6, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

MEXICO CITY (AP) — At least three people died in a landslide in the eastern Mexican state of Veracruz as what had been Tropical Storm Earl dumped copious amounts of rain on the region, authorities said Saturday. Veracruz Gov. Javier Duarte said through his...

Substitute Rio lighter had hour’s notice after Pele withdrew

August 6, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

Brazilian former long-distance runner Vanderlei de Lima holds the Olympic flame during the opening ceremony of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty) RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — How’s this for...