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  • The Latest: N. Macedonia police detain migrants, suspect

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    Police in North Macedonia say they have detained 45 migrants in a van close to the border with Serbia and arrested the driver on suspicion of people-smuggling. A police statement Thursday said 42 of the migrants are Pakistanis, two are Afghans and one is Syrian. The van driver was identified as a man from North Macedonia.

    Thu, 22 Aug 2019 09:38:09 -0400
  • Three South Koreans die in Hungary rail crossing crash

    Three South Korean citizens died in Hungary in an accident late on Wednesday, when the car in which they were travelling was hit by a train, local police said on Thursday. The crash happened at a rail crossing at the Danube Bend, a tourist spot about 60 kilometres (37 miles) north of the Hungarian capital Budapest, when the car ignored a red light and drove onto the tracks. The accident comes less than three months after 26 South Korean tourists died in a boat crash on the Danube in Budapest, in the worst disaster on the river in more than half a century.

    Thu, 22 Aug 2019 09:36:22 -0400
  • UPDATE 1-Mediaset files complaint against Vivendi with Italy watchdog

    Mediaset has filed a complaint with Italy's market watchdog, accusing shareholder Vivendi of leaking information with a view to scuppering its corporate restructuring plans, the Italian broadcaster said on Thursday. Vivendi declined to comment. Mediaset in June announced plans to place its Italian and Spanish businesses under a Dutch holding company to pursue a pan-European growth strategy.

    Thu, 22 Aug 2019 09:36:12 -0400
  • UPDATE 1-Merkel: "30 days" Brexit remarks were meant to highlight urgency

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she had not given Britain 30 days to find a solution for the so-called Irish backstop but had wanted to highlight how short time was before Britain's planned European Union exit date of Oct. 31. "I said that what one can achieve in three or two years can also be achieved in 30 days. "It is not about 30 days.

    Thu, 22 Aug 2019 09:33:43 -0400
  • COLUMN-U.S. refiners limit crude processing amid slack fuel demand: Kemp

    U.S. refineries have cut the volume of crude processed so far this year, but stocks of gasoline and distillates remain ample, highlighting the slack demand for transportation fuels. Fuel consumption has stalled, part of a worldwide slowdown in oil demand associated with the slackening of manufacturing and freight activity. U.S. refineries have reduced crude input by an average of 247,000 barrels per day since the start of the year compared with the same period in 2018, according to data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).

    Thu, 22 Aug 2019 09:25:36 -0400
  • As U.S. watchdog retreats, mortgage firms reprise cozy marketing arrangements

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    U.S. mortgage firms are getting back into joint marketing and advertising arrangements, reviving a controversial practice that was effectively banned in the aftermath of the 2007-2008 subprime mortgage crisis. Such arrangements involve mortgage originators and title insurers, hungry for sales leads, paying a real estate broker or homebuilder to promote their services and products, or to rent a desk in their offices.

    Thu, 22 Aug 2019 09:23:22 -0400
  • London Zoo launches its trickiest annual task - the weigh-in

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    Bullfrogs, pythons and penguins were among creatures being coaxed onto the scales at London Zoo this week for the annual check on their weight and size. The check-up allows keepers to assess the animals' general health, find out about pregnancies, when they are about to moult, and help to administer medicines according to their weight, the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) said.

    Thu, 22 Aug 2019 09:22:49 -0400
  • European Central Bank weighs stimulus mix as Germany slows

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    The European Central Bank is weighing a broad package of stimulus measures including an interest rate cut and new bond purchases to counter worries that economic growth is slowing more than expected amid U.S.-China trade tensions. Many analysts expect the bank to add stimulus at its Sept. 12 meeting. Both the ECB and the Federal Reserve in the United States have shifted their stance toward more stimulus as worries about the global economy have grown in recent weeks.

    Thu, 22 Aug 2019 09:19:33 -0400
  • London Zoo launches its trickiest annual task - the weigh-in

    Bullfrogs, pythons and penguins were among creatures being coaxed onto the scales at London Zoo this week for the annual check on their weight and size. The check-up allows keepers to assess the animals' general health, find out about pregnancies, when they are about to moult, and help to administer medicines according to their weight, the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) said.

    Thu, 22 Aug 2019 09:18:53 -0400
  • Trade in giraffes to be regulated for first time - CITES

    Countries voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to regulate international trade in giraffes, an endangered species, and in their body parts, overcoming objections by southern African states and drawing praise from conservationists. The provisional decision, taken in a key committee of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), is expected to be endorsed at a plenary next week, officials said. "The giraffe is in the wild much rarer than African elephants, much rarer," Tom De Meulenaer, CITES' scientific services chief, told a news briefing before the vote.

    Thu, 22 Aug 2019 09:18:39 -0400
  • Japan foreign minister says South Korea's move 'completely mistaken response'

    Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono on Thursday criticised South Korea for terminating an intelligence agreement between the two countries, calling it a "completely mistaken response" and extremely regrettable. Seoul said it would scrap the intelligence-sharing pact, a decision that could escalate a dispute over history and trade and undercut security cooperation on North Korea. With the decision not to extend the pact, the political and trade disputes between South Korea and Japan now extend into some of the most sensitive national security issues in the region.

    Thu, 22 Aug 2019 09:16:28 -0400
  • US STOCKS-Futures edge higher as retail earnings highlight consumer confidence

    U.S. stock index futures stabilized on Thursday as strong results from retailers bolstered confidence in consumer demand, while investors look ahead to Fed Chief Jerome Powell's speech for more clues on future interest rate moves. Upscale retailer Nordstrom Inc jumped about 7% in premarket trading as it joined Target Corp and Lowe's Cos Inc in delivering a quarterly profit beat. The release of the minutes from the U.S. central bank's meeting on July 30-31 offered little clarity on Fed's next move.

    Thu, 22 Aug 2019 09:13:38 -0400
  • Former Republican lawmaker leaning toward Trump challenge

    Joe Walsh, a former conservative congressman turned talk show host, said on Thursday he was leaning toward a Republican primary challenge to President Donald Trump, calling him a liar and a bully who is unfit for office. Walsh, who served one term in the House of Representatives from Illinois after running as a candidate of the party's fiscally conservative Tea Party movement in 2010, is unlikely to make a dent against Trump's formidable re-election effort. Walsh said in an interview with CNN on Thursday he was leaning toward challenging Trump and indicated he would make a decision within a week or so.

    Thu, 22 Aug 2019 09:11:05 -0400
  • FACTBOX-Hurdles in way of 5-Star/PD coalition government in Italy

    Italy's main opposition party, the centre-left Democratic Party (PD), has opened the door to talks with the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement on forming a government following the collapse of the previous coalition. President Sergio Mattarella is pushing them to make a deal quickly or else he will dissolve parliament and call a snap election. On Thursday, it was still unclear who could lead such a government.

    Thu, 22 Aug 2019 09:10:45 -0400
  • Danish ex-PM attacks Trump for comments on defense spending

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    A former Danish prime minister on Thursday lashed out at U.S. President Donald Trump for his tweet about military spending, saying defense willingness is not just about the amount of money spent. Lars Loekke Rasmussen's comment is the latest in an escalating spat between the U.S. and Denmark after Trump scrapped a visit to the country, saying current Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen was "nasty" when she rejected his idea of buying Greenland as an absurdity. Loekke Rasmussen, who led the country until June, tweeted Thursday to Trump: "We have had (proportionally) exactly the same numbers of casualties in Afghanistan as US.

    Thu, 22 Aug 2019 09:05:43 -0400
  • UPDATE 1-Volkswagen CEO wants a stake in Tesla - Manager Magazin

    Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess wants to take a stake in Tesla to access the U.S. company's software and batteries technology, German business publication Manager Magazin reported on Thursday. "Diess would go in right away if he could," the magazine quoted an unidentified top Volkswagen manager as saying.

    Thu, 22 Aug 2019 09:04:25 -0400
  • Iranian tanker not heading to Greece - Greek prime minister

    An Iranian tanker which the United States wants seized is not heading towards Greece as it sails through the Mediterranean, Greek Prime Minister Kyrikos Mitsotakis told France 24 TV on Thursday. The Adrian Darya was detained by Gibraltar after British forces seized it in July on suspicion of breaking sanctions on Syria but it was released last week.

    Thu, 22 Aug 2019 09:01:32 -0400
  • From checkpoint to counterpoint: on tour with the Palestine Youth Orchestra

    "We can play but it is hard to travel," said Ibrahim, who had to travel two days from Nablus in the West Bank through neighbouring Jordan to reach Oslo, where the tour convened. "When we go to (the West Bank's) Birzeit or to Ramallah we pass through checkpoints. Israel says its West Bank security measures are to protect its citizens against attacks from suicide bombers and gunmen, which peaked in the Palestinian uprisings of the late 1980s and early 2000s.

    Thu, 22 Aug 2019 09:00:30 -0400
  • Taylor Swift performs live on 'GMA,' reveals she'll re-record her old albums

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    In one of the most anticipated concerts in years, Taylor Swift rocked out live on "GMA" Thursday morning in front of thousands of fans -- some of whom had started camping out late Wednesday night. Before the performance, Swift spoke to "GMA's" Robin Roberts, including about owning her own work and how she plans to re-record her original music catalog next year.

    Thu, 22 Aug 2019 09:00:00 -0400
  • Spain's King Juan Carlos to undergo heart surgery on Saturday

    Spain's King Juan Carlos, 81 and the father of the current head of state King Felipe VI, will undergo heart surgery on Saturday, a spokesperson for the royal family said on Thursday. Doctors scheduled the operation back in June after a regular check-up on Juan Carlos, who retained the title of emeritus King after his abdication in 2014. In May, Juan Carlos announced his decision to withdraw from public life, ceasing his remaining institutional functions and appearances from June.

    Thu, 22 Aug 2019 08:59:34 -0400
  • Italy's Democrats: Let's try for alternative to Salvini

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    Italy's opposition Democrats signaled their willingness Thursday to work with an archrival to cobble together a Europe-centric coalition solid enough to counter fast-rising nationalist leader Matteo Salvini and avoid an early election. Intent on triggering that early election, Salvini yanked his right-wing League party's support from Premier Giuseppe Conte's populist government, triggering its collapse this week. The move was an apparent bid by Salvini to ride the crest of the rising popularity of the League and himself and capture the premiership.

    Thu, 22 Aug 2019 08:57:54 -0400
  • Reuters US Domestic News Summary

    Halfway across the Atlantic Ocean, the plane carrying Tani Sanchez and her daughter Tani Sylvester on a heritage tour to Ghana crossed paths with a powerful storm. A sniper opened fire at a Los Angeles County sheriff's station on Wednesday afternoon, wounding a deputy and sending police SWAT teams hunting for a gunman on the loose in buildings nearby. The deputy, Angel Reinosa, 21, was shot in the chest as he walked outside the Lancaster City, California, station about 2:45 p.m. (2145 GMT), headed for his car parked near the station's helicopter landing pad.

    Thu, 22 Aug 2019 08:56:38 -0400
  • Reuters World News Summary

    Following is a summary of current world news briefs. The Czech Republic will buy 12 military helicopters from U.S. maker Bell in a deal priced at 14.5 billion crowns ($622 million), Defence Minister Lubomir Metnar said on Thursday. The Czech Republic, a NATO member, has pledged to raise defense spending to 1.4% of gross domestic product in 2021 and 2% by 2024, from 1.2% this year.

    Thu, 22 Aug 2019 08:56:37 -0400
  • Reuters Entertainment News Summary

    Following is a summary of current entertainment news briefs. A new HBO series on the killing of a Palestinian youth after three Israeli teens were murdered in a deadly summer five years ago is stirring up painful memories for bereaved families on both sides of the conflict. Mexican musician Celso Pina, famed as "the rebel of the accordion" for mixing eclectic styles with traditional Colombian cumbia, died on Wednesday of a heart attack in his hometown of Monterrey, his record label La Tuna Records said.

    Thu, 22 Aug 2019 08:56:36 -0400
  • Reuters Odd News Summary

    Connie West, co-owner of an alien-themed motel in the tiny U.S. desert outpost of Rachel, Nevada, believes they are coming no matter what. A whimsical invitation on Facebook has urged UFO enthusiasts to gather on Sept. 20 and "storm" nearby Area 51, a U.S. military base long rumored to house extraterrestrials and spaceships. More than 2 million Facebook users have said they plan to go.

    Thu, 22 Aug 2019 08:56:34 -0400
  • Reuters Science News Summary

    Following is a summary of current science news briefs. A crew of veteran U.S. astronauts and aviators are training in Houston for a manned mission to the International Space Station aboard Boeing's new Starliner spacecraft, which could also be used to take tourists into space on future missions. A Russian humanoid robot was making its way on Thursday to the International Space Station after blasting off on a two-week mission to support the crew and test his skills.

    Thu, 22 Aug 2019 08:56:33 -0400
  • Merkel: We can have until Oct 31 for Brexit backstop solution

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday she had not set Britain a 30-day deadline to find a solution for the so-called Irish backstop, saying they could also have time until Oct. 31, when Britain is due to leave the European Union. Merkel had suggested on Wednesday that Britain and the EU could find a solution to the sticking point of the Irish backstop in the next 30 days, a possible signal she was willing to compromise with Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

    Thu, 22 Aug 2019 08:51:30 -0400
  • California police arrest hotel worker allegedly planning mass shooting

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    * Long Beach police: suspect had huge arsenal and well-laid plans * Rodolfo Montoya allegedly plotted revenge attack on MarriottThis undated photo released by the Long Beach police department shows weapons and ammunition seized from a cook at a Los Angeles-area hotel who allegedly threatened a mass shooting. Photograph: APPolice in Long Beach, California, appear to have thwarted a mass shooting by arresting a hotel cook who had amassed an astonishing cache of powerful firearms and had well-laid plans to carry out a gun rampage throughout the hotel.Rodolfo Montoya, 37, was picked up at his home in Huntington Beach on Tuesday. The previous day he had allegedly confessed to a fellow worker at the Long Beach Marriott that he planned to carry out the attack as a revenge act for a grudge he bore the company.The fellow worker immediately sounded the alarm. In ensuing searches, police discovered the pile of firearms that included pistols, two assault rifles of the sort used in several recent mass shootings, a pump-action shotgun and thousands of rounds of ammunition.The alleged foiled plot to attack the Marriott once again puts the spotlight on America’s lax gun laws. A key question being addressed by detectives is how Montoya came to amass such a stash of deadly weapons without drawing attention to himself.It is thought that he had no prior criminal record, which would have freed him to buy some firearms over the counter. Even so, several of the weapons in his possession are illegal in California including the assault rifles and investigators will try to find out whether he obtained them by nefarious means or out of state.Robert Luna, the police chief of Long Beach, addressed the guns issue on Tuesday. He recognized a “serious conversation” was taking place across the US about access to lethal weapons. “There is no question that as a country and as a community, we are having a conversation about that and need to do more, and we should be doing more,” he said.Donald Trump promised to tighten background checks on the sale of firearms in the wake of the pair of mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, earlier this month that killed 31 people. But in a pattern that has been seen before he subsequently walked back his pledges having been lobbied by the National Rifle Association.But Trump is likely to remain under pressure over gun policy given the spate of arrests being made across the country of individuals apparently motivated to carry out copycat attacks after El Paso and Dayton.Montoya’s arrest in California brings to at least seven the number of mass shootings or white supremacist plots that police claim to have intercepted since the Texas rampage.They included Conor Climo, 23, from Las Vegas who allegedly planned to attack Jews and a gay bar in the city. Climo is reported to have told police that he belonged to a neo-Nazi group.Three planned gun rampages were apparently thwarted last week alone in separate incidents in Connecticut, Florida and Ohio.

    Thu, 22 Aug 2019 08:51:23 -0400
  • WRAPUP 1-U.S. jobless claims fall in sign of labor market strength

    The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits fell sharply last week, suggesting the labor market was holding firm despite a manufacturing slowdown and concerns the economy is on a path toward recession. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 12,000 to a seasonally adjusted 209,000 for the week ended Aug. 17, the Labor Department said on Thursday. The four-week moving average of initial claims, considered a better measure of labor market trends as it irons out week-to-week volatility, edged up 500 to 214,500 last week.

    Thu, 22 Aug 2019 08:47:58 -0400
  • Auto companies in India cut more jobs, halt production to tackle slowdown

    With India's auto sales declining for the ninth straight month in July, more automotive manufacturers are laying off workers and temporarily halting production to keep costs in check, according to sources and documents seen by Reuters. Japanese carmaker Toyota Motor and South Korea's Hyundai Motor are the latest in a string of companies to halt production at plants to combat slumping sales, according to company memos to employees, reviewed by Reuters. The sales declines have triggered major job cuts in India's auto sector, with many companies forced to shut down factories for days and axe shifts.

    Thu, 22 Aug 2019 08:43:41 -0400
  • Bangladesh bid to repatriate Rohingya stalls as refugees refuse to return to Myanmar

    COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh, Aug 22 (Reuters) - An attempt to begin repatriating thousands of Rohingya Muslims living in camps in Bangladesh stalled on Thursday after nearly 300 refugee families refused to go back to Myanmar, almost a year after a similar effort failed amid protests. Last week, the neighbours said they had agreed Aug. 22 as the start date for the return of 3,450 people cleared by Myanmar, of more than 730,000 who fled a military crackdown in Rakhine state in 2017, and now shelter in the sprawling camps. The United Nations says the crackdown in Myanmar’s northern state was carried out with "genocidal intent".

    Thu, 22 Aug 2019 08:41:06 -0400
  • Former Manafort deputy Rick Gates set to testify against Greg Craig

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    Rick Gates was thrust into public view in August 2017 when he and Manafort were indicted in the first case publicly brought by Mueller’s office.

    Thu, 22 Aug 2019 08:38:16 -0400
  • U.S. jobless claims fall in sign of labor market strength

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    The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits fell sharply last week, suggesting the labor market was holding firm despite a manufacturing slowdown and concerns the economy is on a path toward recession. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 12,000 to a seasonally adjusted 209,000 for the week ended Aug. 17, the Labor Department said on Thursday. The four-week moving average of initial claims, considered a better measure of labor market trends as it irons out week-to-week volatility, edged up 500 to 214,500 last week.

    Thu, 22 Aug 2019 08:37:34 -0400
  • First manned Titanic expedition in 14 years reveals 'shocking' deterioration

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    First manned Titanic expedition in 14 years reveals 'shocking' deterioration originally appeared on abcnews.go.comFor the first time in 14 years, a manned dive has visited the RMS Titanic at the bottom of the North Atlantic Ocean.The world's most famous sunken ship rests 12,500 feet down on the icy seafloor, some 370 miles south of Newfoundland, Canada. This month, a deep-sea exploration team of experts and scientists completed five dives to the shipwreck over eight days, using a human-occupied submersible. ...

    Thu, 22 Aug 2019 08:37:00 -0400
  • Demi Burnett opens up about having the first same-sex relationship in 'Bachelor in Paradise' history

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    Demi Burnett dropped a "Bachelor in Paradise" bombshell that sent Bachelor nation into a frenzy, and now she's opening up for the first time after she came out to fans as bisexual. Burnett sat down with ABC News and said "it means a lot" to be in a position to have been able to come out on the show.

    Thu, 22 Aug 2019 08:17:00 -0400
  • Special Report: How Cuba taught Venezuela to quash military dissent

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    In December 2007, Venezuela's Hugo Chavez suffered his first defeat at the polls. Stung, Chavez turned to a close confidant, according to three former advisors: Fidel Castro. The aging Cuban leader had mentored Chavez years before the Venezuelan became president, when he was still best known for leading a failed coup.

    Thu, 22 Aug 2019 08:14:54 -0400
  • UPDATE 1-Immigration to Britain falls to 5-year low ahead of Brexit - ONS

    Net immigration to Britain sank to its lowest since 2013 during the year to the end of March, driven by a sustained fall in the number of immigrants from the European Union since 2016's Brexit referendum, official figures showed on Thursday. Rising immigration was a major public concern when Britain voted to leave the EU, though it has since dropped down people's list of worries.

    Thu, 22 Aug 2019 08:12:41 -0400
  • WRAPUP 1-Iran ready to work on French nuclear deal proposals, does not want war - foreign minister

    Iran is prepared to work on French proposals to salvage the international nuclear deal that Tehran signed with world powers in 2015 but it will not tolerate U.S. interference in the Gulf, its foreign minister said on Thursday. At a time of heightened friction between Tehran and Washington, Iran also on Thursday displayed what it described as a domestically built long-range, surface-to-air missile air defence system. The United State abandoned the international nuclear deal in May last year and stepped up sanctions on the Islamic Republic.

    Thu, 22 Aug 2019 08:03:42 -0400
  • SPECIAL REPORT-How Cuba taught Venezuela to quash military dissent

    In December 2007, Venezuela's Hugo Chavez suffered his first defeat at the polls. Stung, Chavez turned to a close confidant, according to three former advisors: Fidel Castro. The aging Cuban leader had mentored Chavez years before the Venezuelan became president, when he was still best known for leading a failed coup.

    Thu, 22 Aug 2019 08:00:01 -0400
  • UPDATE 1-Czechs pick Bell for $622 million army helicopter deal

    The Czech Republic will buy 12 military helicopters from U.S. maker Bell in a deal priced at 14.5 billion crowns ($622 million), Defence Minister Lubomir Metnar said on Thursday. The Czech Republic, a NATO member, has pledged to raise defence spending to 1.4% of gross domestic product in 2021 and 2% by 2024, from 1.2% this year. The deal includes the utility Venom aircraft and the attack Viper aircraft, which share most of their parts.

    Thu, 22 Aug 2019 07:55:54 -0400
  • HIGHLIGHTS-British PM Johnson on Brexit at meeting with Macron

    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson met French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday. "I want to be clear to you Emmanuel, to the French people, that of course I want a deal and I think that we can get a deal and a good deal.

    Thu, 22 Aug 2019 07:38:21 -0400
  • Man with arsenal allegedly threatened hotel mass shooting

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    A cook at a Los Angeles-area hotel was arrested after he allegedly threatened a mass shooting and stockpiled guns and hundreds of rounds of ammunition at his home, police said Wednesday. Rodolfo Montoya, 37, was taken into custody Tuesday at his Huntington Beach home, police said. Montoya was upset over a work-related human resources issue when he told a co-worker at the Long Beach Marriott on Monday that "he was going to shoot up fellow employees and people coming into the hotel," Police Chief Robert Luna said.

    Thu, 22 Aug 2019 07:30:18 -0400
  • Church: Free speech protects decision to fire teacher

    Catholic church leaders in Indianapolis are citing the First Amendment as a defense to a lawsuit filed by a teacher who was fired because he's in a same-sex marriage. The Archdiocese of Indianapolis asked a judge Wednesday to dismiss a lawsuit by Joshua Payne-Elliott, who worked at Cathedral High School for 13 years. Payne-Elliott says the church illegally interfered in his contract with the school.

    Thu, 22 Aug 2019 07:28:55 -0400
  • Slovenia erects more border fence to curb migrant inflow

    Slovenia has begun work on an additional stretch of fence along its southern border with Croatia with which it aims to keep out a rising number of migrants entering the country illegally. Slovenia's police registered 7,415 illegal migrants in the first seven months of this year, a jump of 56% compared to the same period of 2018 as more people are try to reach wealthy Western states via the Balkans. Last month the government signed a contract with a Serbian firm Legi-SGS to put up 40 kilometres (25 miles) of fence on the border with Croatia.

    Thu, 22 Aug 2019 07:28:11 -0400
  • Elderly woman, daughter die after car rolls into pond

    Police say an 81-year-old woman and her 56-year-old daughter have died after a car left in drive rolled into a Michigan pond, trapping the disabled pair in the vehicle. The Ford Escape was being driven by an 83-year-old man who was the spouse and father of the victims. Police in Oakland County's Waterford Township say he left the vehicle transmission in drive Wednesday while going into a house.

    Thu, 22 Aug 2019 07:24:55 -0400
  • Worker convicted of sexually assaulting nursing home patient

    A jury in Texas has convicted a health care worker of sexually assaulting a nursing home patient who had dementia. The jury in Fort Worth deliberated less than two hours Wednesday before convicting 53-year-old Anthony Mamboleo Nyakeo of aggravated sexual assault of an elderly or disabled person. Prosecutors say Nyakeo worked at a nursing home in Grapevine and provided health care services to the woman, who lived there.

    Thu, 22 Aug 2019 07:24:06 -0400
  • Cambodia says EU rice tariffs hurting farmers

    Cambodia said on Thursday European Union tariffs on its rice had hurt half a million farmers with a sharp decline of exports to the bloc, as it reviews the Southeast Asian nation's duty-free trading access over human rights concerns. The EU in January imposed tariffs for three years on rice from Cambodia and Myanmar, aiming to protect EU producers such as Italy following a surge in imports from the two Asian countries. For the first six months after duties were imposed on Cambodian rice, exports to the EU fell by half compared with the same period last year, to 93,000 tonnes, according to the Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF).

    Thu, 22 Aug 2019 07:22:05 -0400
  • US STOCKS-Fed doubts dominate as futures tick lower

    Wall Street's main markets were set to edge lower on Thursday as the previous session's hints of a skeptical Federal Reserve attitude to a new cycle of interest rate cuts offset a handful of more bullish signs from U.S. retailers. While traders are sticking to bets that the Fed will cut again in September, money markets have now ruled out a half-point move, and Fed Chair Jerome Powell's speech at an annual gathering in Jackson Hole on Friday may prove crucial to short-term sentiment. While markets are on course to fall this month after a two-week sell-off driven by concerns over the U.S.-China trade war and its impact on global and U.S. growth, the signals for Powell from the economy this week have been more bullish.

    Thu, 22 Aug 2019 07:21:21 -0400
  • Strong storms set to batter Midwest and East, high fire danger in the West

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    A large area of the country will see strong storms continuing today with possible flash flooding in areas all the way from Oklahoma to Maine. Flash flood watches are currently in effect for four states including Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, and Illinois this morning where some areas have already seen up to 5 inches of rain. Later this afternoon and evening the cold front that has been the catalyst for the storms in the Plains will move to the East Coast with strong storms and damaging winds from Maine to the Carolinas including Boston, New York City, Washington, D.C., and Raleigh.

    Thu, 22 Aug 2019 07:13:00 -0400
  • From drones to social media, big data helps confront more complex disasters in Asia

    Technological innovations - from unique digital identies for drought-hit farmers to use of data from drones and social media - can better predict increasingly complex disasters in the Asia-Pacific region and limit their impact on vulnerable people, the United Nations said in a report on Thursday. Rising global temperatures have increased the frequency and intensity of floods, cyclones and droughts in the region, making it harder to accurately forecast and monitor them, according to the report by the U.N.'s Asia-Pacific social agency (UNESCAP). The Asia-Pacific region is particularly vulnerable to climate-related threats, with more fatalities and greater economic damage from disasters.

    Thu, 22 Aug 2019 07:10:54 -0400
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