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  • head Dec 1, 2019

    With Prime Minister Out, Iraq in Constitutional ‘Black Hole'

    Iraq’s parliament on Sunday formally accepted the prime minister’s resignation, but the path to replacing Adil Abdul-Mahdi was clouded with legal questions that one lawmaker described as a “black hole in the constitution,” which does not clearly spell out the next step. Meanwhile, anti-government demonstrations went on in the capital, and one protester was shot dead. Demonstrators closed roads, including...

  • Facebook Nov 26, 2019

    ‘You Made My Day': Colin Powell Gives Heartfelt Thanks to Vet Who Helped Him Change Tire on the Beltway

    A Marine Corps veteran who decided to pull over to the side of the Beltway to help someone with a flat tire didn’t expect he’d see the face of a man he had long admired.

  • Donald Trump Nov 25, 2019

    Hero Military Dog Injured in al-Baghdadi Raid Honored by Trump at White House

    President Donald Trump is honoring the U.S. military dog that participated in the operation that ended with the death of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Trump says: “So this is Conan. Right now, probably the world’s most famous dog,” as he introduced Conan to the news media at the White House Rose Garden on Monday. Trump says he gave...

  • Boston Nov 21, 2019

    Multiple Crashes Reported Amid Icy Commute in Boston Area

    Multiple crashes were reported during the early morning commute Thursday in the Boston area after cold temperatures overnight created patches of black ice on roads. Clear skies and a dip in temperatures allowed for the black ice to pose a threat on the roads. Although not all towns hit the freezing mark, air temperatures of 33 and even 34 degrees...

  • Boston Nov 21, 2019

    Black Ice Causing Crashes Around Boston

    Black ice became a danger for the morning commute as multiple car crashes were reported in Boston and its greater area.

  • Associated Press Nov 13, 2019

    Bolivia Clashes After Opposition Leader Declares Herself President

    Bolivians have new uncertainty to grapple with now that opposition Sen. Jeanine Añez declared herself interim president of the crisis-torn Andean country just hours after Evo Morales flew off to self-exile in Mexico. Questions remained about who might rally around Añez, while Morales’ supporters angrily accused her of trying to seize power in her declaration Tuesday, raising the prospect of...

  • Associated Press Nov 12, 2019

    Virginia Democrats' Wins Could Bring Down Confederate Statues

    An army of Confederate monuments dots Virginia’s landscape but some of those statues could soon start coming down after Election Day gave Democrats control of the General Assembly for the first time in decades.

  • police officer Nov 7, 2019

    Chile's President Proposes Minimum Wage Increase Amid Deadly Unrest

    Chile’s president sent a bill to Congress on Wednesday that would raise the minimum wage, one of a series of measures to try to contain nearly three weeks of anti-government protests over inequality in one of Latin America’s richest countries. President Sebastian Piñera signed the measure that seeks to guarantee a minimum salary of about $470 a month as demonstrations...

  • Arizona Nov 6, 2019

    Deadly Ambush Shows Mexico Lost Control of Area

    When drug cartel gunmen opened fire on American women and children in northern Mexico, the Mexican Army, the National Guard and Sonora state police were not there to protect them. It took them about eight hours just to arrive. To villagers and others, the bloodshed seemed to demonstrate once more that the government has lost control over vast areas of...

  • President Nov 2, 2019

    Chile Backs Away From Tax Breaks on the Rich Amid Protests

    Chile’s government said on Friday that it is backing away from a plan to cut corporate taxes following two weeks of protests fed by anger of inequality. Tens of thousands were demonstrating again Friday in the capital, continuing protests that have shaken the country and forced the cancellation of two major international summits that had been scheduled for Santiago. Small...

  • Donald Trump Oct 30, 2019

    Military Dog Hurt in al-Baghdadi Raid Is K-9 Combat Veteran

    The head of U.S. Central Command has provided more information about the military working dog that was injured in the raid on the compound of the leader of the Islamic State group. Gen. Frank McKenzie told reporters that the dog was injured when it was exposed to live electrical cables as it pursued Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in a tunnel underneath...

  • Donald Trump Oct 28, 2019

    Trump: Impeachment Inquiry Led to al-Baghdadi Raid Secrecy

    Pres. Donald Trump says House Democrats’ impeachment probe contributed to his decision to withhold notice to Capitol Hill leaders ahead of the raid on Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. The decision was a break with standard practice. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi accused Trump yesterday of informing the Russians before the Democrats.

  • head Oct 27, 2019

    From Beirut to Hong Kong, Protests Evoke Global Frustration

    In Hong Kong, it was a complicated extradition dispute involving a murder suspect. In Beirut, it was a proposed tax on the popular WhatsApp messenger service. In Chile, it was a 4-cent hike in subway fares. Recent weeks have seen mass protests and clashes erupt in far-flung places triggered by seemingly minor actions that each came to be seen as...

  • Germany Oct 23, 2019

    Spanish Village Gears Up for Dictator Franco's Remains

    For visitors wondering why a tranquil cemetery outside Madrid suddenly needs around-the-clock police security, the answer is simple: an empty burial space awaits the remains of Gen. Francisco Franco, who is being reunited with his wife 44 years after he died. Weather permitting, the Spanish dictator’s preserved body will be flown Thursday by helicopter to the Franco family’s private chapel...

  • director Oct 21, 2019

    Chile Protests Continue Despite Gov't Retreat on Fare Hike

    Protests and violence in Chile spilled over into a new day and raged into Sunday night despite the president cancelling a subway fare hike that has prompted violent demonstrations. Officials in the Santiago region said three people died in fires at two looted supermarkets early Sunday — among 60 Walmart-owned outlets that have been vandalized, and the company said many...

  • lawyer Oct 19, 2019

    In Many Parts of Mexico, Government Ceded Battle to Cartels

    The Mexican city of Culiacan lived under drug cartel terror for 12 hours as gang members forced the government to free a drug lord’s son, but in many parts of Mexico, the government ceded the battle to the gangs long ago. The massive, rolling gunbattle in Culiacan, capital of Sinaloa state, was shocking for the openness of the government’s capitulation...

  • lawyer Oct 19, 2019

    Failed Raid Against El Chapo's Son Leaves 8 Dead in Mexico

    Mexican security forces aborted an attempt to capture a son of imprisoned drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman after finding themselves outgunned in a ferocious shootout with cartel henchmen that left at least eight people dead and more than 20 wounded, authorities said Friday. The gunbattle Thursday paralyzed the capital of Mexico’s Sinaloa state, Culiacán, and left the streets littered...

  • Florida Oct 18, 2019

    One of Delta's First Flight Attendants Dies at Age 103

    Sybil Peacock Harmon, one of Delta Air Lines’ very first flight attendants who later served in the military during World War II, has died. She was 103 years old. “We’re saddened to learn of Sybil Peacock Harmon’s passing,” Allison Ausband, senior vice president of in-flight service, told TODAY in an emailed statement. “Sybil was a beloved member of the Delta...

  • Donald Trump Oct 6, 2019

    Anger Grows at Civilian Deaths by US, Afghan Forces

    The workers were sleeping on the mountainside where they had spent a long day harvesting pine nuts in eastern Afghanistan. Some were in tents, others lay outside under the stars, when the U.S. airstrike tore into them. Only hours before the Sept. 19 strike, the businessman who hired them had heard there was a drone over the mountain and called...

  • director Sep 27, 2019

    Military Suicides Reach Record High Among Active Duty Members

    Military suicides surged this year to a record high among active duty troops, continuing a deadly trend that Pentagon officials say is frustrating and they are struggling to counter. The Army, Navy and Marine Corps all saw the rate of suicides go up as well as the overall numbers, with only the Air Force showing a decrease, according to data...

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