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Mexico’s Baja battens down as Hurricane Newton approaches

September 5, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico (AP) — Hurricane Newton soaked Mexico’s western Pacific coast with heavy rain Monday and took aim at Baja California’s twin resorts of Los Cabos, where residents nailed plywood over windows and pulled in fishing boats while preparing for a possible direct hit two years after being slammed by a major storm. [&hellip...

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Jamaica to prosecute 16 people on lottery scam charges

September 3, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Sixteen people arrested for allegedly defrauding U.S. citizens will appear in court this month as Jamaican authorities take aim at lottery scam gangs that they blame for much of the island nation’s violent crime. Authorities...

AP EXPLAINS: Saints, miracles and Mother Teresa

September 3, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

Nuns of Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity, carry some of her relics during a vigil of prayer in preparation for the canonization of Mother Teresa in the St. John in Latheran Basilica at the Vatican, Friday, Sept. 2, 2016. (AP Photo/Gregorio...

New billboards across Egypt’s capital extol austerity

September 3, 2016 • Business, World NewsComments (0)

A motorist drives past a government billboard in Cairo, Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016, which reads in Arabic: “We sure can … boost our exports and increase our resources. Oh, Egypt, With bold reforms, we shorten the road.” Billboards and street...

Brazil’s ousted president blasts process, talks about future

September 2, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

In this Aug. 29, 2016 photo, suspended Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff reacts during her impeachment trial at the Federal Senate in Brasilia, Brazil. Rousseff’s scheduled appearance during her impeachment trial is the culmination of a fight going...

EgyptAir: Passenger detained after storming pilot’s cockpit

September 2, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

CAIRO (AP) — EgyptAir says a passenger has been detained after storming the pilot’s cockpit on a flight carrying 150 passengers. The Friday incident took place aboard charter airline CairoAir 462, which took off from the Saudi capital, Riyadh, to...

President Islam Karimov of Uzbekistan dies at age 78

September 2, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

In this file photo taken on Friday, July 10, 2015, Uzbekistan’s President Islam Karimov gestures while speaking to Russian President Vladimir Putin during the SCO (Shanghai Cooperation Organization) summit in Ufa, Russia. The Interfax news agency Friday...

Venezuelan oppositions vows to keep up pressure on Maduro

September 1, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

In this April 12, 2016 file photo, Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro speaks during the installation of a truth commission, at Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas, Venezuela. Opponents of President Nicolas Maduro promise to flood the streets of...

Hundreds detained, 3 dead in Gabon election protests

September 1, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

Gabonese Police stand guards on a barricade following an election protest in Libreville, Gabon, Thursday Sept. 1, 2016. Gabon’s newly re-elected president sought to assert authority Thursday as the presidential guard attacked the opposition...

UN to issue ‘no excuses’ card in effort to curtail sex abuse

September 1, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A U.N. official says the world body will begin providing peacekeeping troops with ‘no excuses’ cards — part of a wider effort to combat sexual abuse in the organization’s international stabilization operations. Jane...