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Top Asian News at 2:00 a.m. GMT

 

HONG KONG - Hong Kong's simmering summer of discontent gets even hotter Sunday when Beijing is expected to recommend restricting the first direct elections for the Chinese-controlled financial hub's leader, stepping up chances of a showdown with democracy groups.


August 30, 2014 - 02:20 GMT
Federer improves to 24-1 at night in Ashe at Open

Federer improves to 24-1 at night in Ashe at Open

 

NEW YORK - Roger Federer produced one particularly brilliant backhand lob that he celebrated by wagging a finger overhead during a straight-set second-round victory at the U.S Open.


August 30, 2014 - 02:20 GMT

California bill would remove guns from potential offenders

 

A bill allowing family members to ask a judge to order firearms removed from people likely to commit gun violence was sent to California Governor Jerry Brown on Friday for signing into law.


August 30, 2014 - 02:20 GMT
iPads improve language skills in autistic kids

iPads improve language skills in autistic kids

 

A study finds regular use of personal tablets may help severely autistic children learn and retain more words


August 30, 2014 - 01:39 GMT

Top Asian News at 1:00 a.m. GMT

 

HONG KONG - Hong Kong's simmering summer of discontent gets even hotter Sunday when Beijing is expected to recommend restricting the first direct elections for the Chinese-controlled financial hub's leader, stepping up chances of a showdown with democracy groups.


August 30, 2014 - 01:22 GMT

Two California cities to give up military vehicles, amid local unease

 

Two Northern California cities have made plans to rid themselves of armored vehicles built to withstand roadside bombs that their police got for free from the U.S Also in recent days, a sheriff in New Jersey said he would stop the acquisition of a similar vehicle, and two police departments in North Carolina announced plans to hold forums to hear concerns about law enforcement's militarization.


August 30, 2014 - 01:22 GMT
MP Galloway assaulted in London street

MP Galloway assaulted in London street

 

George Galloway, a firebrand left-wing MP, was taken to hospital with a suspected broken jaw after he was assaulted in a London street.


August 30, 2014 - 01:14 GMT
Lucic-Baroni finally back in Grand Slam 4th round

Lucic-Baroni finally back in Grand Slam 4th round

 

NEW YORK - Mirjana Lucic-Baroni ousted the No. 2 player in the world with two straight aces.


August 30, 2014 - 01:13 GMT

Marathon bombing suspect: Delay trial until 2015

 

BOSTON - Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev asked Friday to delay his trial until at least September 2015.


August 30, 2014 - 01:13 GMT
Obama unloads on Republicans, sees 'cynical genius'

Obama unloads on Republicans, sees 'cynical genius'

 

Obama, raising money for Democratic candidates as Republicans aim to take over the Senate in the fall, on Friday blamed some Republicans for a calculated effort to undermine faith in government by opposing policy compromises.


August 30, 2014 - 01:05 GMT

African-Americans may be getting inferior breastfeeding advice

 

Mothers who give birth in areas with higher concentrations of African-Americans are less likely to get breastfeeding support on maternity wards than mothers in other communities, a new study shows.


August 30, 2014 - 00:57 GMT

California man whose pit bulls killed woman convicted of murder

 

A Southern California dog owner whose four pit bulls mauled and killed a 63-year-old woman near her home last year was convicted of murder on Friday.


August 30, 2014 - 00:56 GMT

Top Asian News at 12:30 a.m. GMT

 

HONG KONG - Hong Kong's simmering summer of discontent gets even hotter Sunday when Beijing is expected to recommend restricting the first direct elections for the Chinese-controlled financial hub's leader, stepping up chances of a showdown with democracy groups.


August 30, 2014 - 00:48 GMT

Judge knocks down major parts of new Texas abortion law

 

At issue were two provisions of a Texas law that required abortion providers to maintain the same building requirements as an ambulatory surgical center.


August 30, 2014 - 00:48 GMT

Border Patrol agent fires at armed militia member

 

BROWNSVILLE, Texas - The Border Patrol says an agent shot at someone near the Texas-Mexico border who later identified himself as a militia member.


August 30, 2014 - 00:36 GMT
Slice of Princess Diana's wedding cake auctioned

Slice of Princess Diana's wedding cake auctioned

 

LOS ANGELES - A 33-year-old slice of cake from Prince Charles and Princess Diana's 1981 wedding has sold at auction for $1,375.


August 30, 2014 - 00:36 GMT
Silva widens lead ahead of Brazil presidential election

Silva widens lead ahead of Brazil presidential election

 

Environmentalist Marina Silva has widened her lead over President Dilma Rousseff to 10 percentage points in what could be a likely runoff in Brazil's October election, a survey by polling firm Datafolha showed on Friday.


August 30, 2014 - 00:28 GMT

Analysis: World events endanger Obama legacy

 

WASHINGTON - Almost six years into a presidency that had inspired hope for a new era of American leadership, Barack Obama has reached a point where it will be difficult to salvage his international affairs legacy in the face of blooming crises that critics and even some supporters blame on a commander in chief they view as a feckless.


August 30, 2014 - 00:19 GMT
Daughter: Joan Rivers is in 'serious condition

Daughter: Joan Rivers is in 'serious condition

 

NEW YORK - Joan Rivers remained in serious condition in a New York City hospital Friday, one day after going into cardiac arrest at a doctor's office.


August 30, 2014 - 00:02 GMT

Warming aids Arctic economies but far short of 'cold rush'

 

Climate change is aiding shipping, fisheries and tourism in the Arctic but the economic gains fall short of a cold rush for an icy region where temperatures are rising twice as fast as the world average.


August 30, 2014 - 00:01 GMT
Silva widens lead ahead of Brazil presidential election: poll

Silva widens lead ahead of Brazil presidential election: poll

 

Environmentalist Marina Silva has widened her lead over President Dilma Rousseff to 10 percentage points in a likely second-round runoff in Brazil's October election, a survey by polling firm Datafolha showed on Friday.


August 30, 2014 - 00:01 GMT
Besieged UN peacekeepers in Syria ready to use 'deadly force'

Besieged UN peacekeepers in Syria ready to use 'deadly force'

 

Seventy-five Filipino members of a UN peacekeeping force besieged by Syrian rebels on the Golan Heights are ready to use deadly force to defend themselves, their commander in Manila said Friday.


August 29, 2014 - 23:53 GMT

Eli Lilly-Boehringer Drug's Cost Effectiveness Questioned

 

Eli Lilly and Company LLY and partner Boehringer Ingelheim are facing an issue related to Jardiance empagliflozin in the UK.


August 29, 2014 - 23:52 GMT
Rhino Reproduction Could Get Boost from Hormone Tests

Rhino Reproduction Could Get Boost from Hormone Tests

 

Rhino reproduction may undergo a renaissance in European zoos, as researchers try to tap into how they can boost the success of these massive animals mating in captivity, according to a new study.


August 29, 2014 - 23:52 GMT

El Salvador detains US man sought in abuse case

 

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador - The U.S Embassy in El Salvador says Salvadoran authorities have detained a U.S man accused of sexually assaulting a young girl for several years in the state of New Jersey and have sent him back to face charges.


August 29, 2014 - 23:52 GMT

Ghana to serve as UN base for supplies bound for Ebola countries

 

The United Nations will use Ghana as a base for supplies bound for countries stricken by an Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 1,550 people in West Africa, the Ghanaian presidency said in a statement on Friday.


August 29, 2014 - 23:39 GMT
U.N. was told Golan peacekeepers seized 'for their protection'

U.N. was told Golan peacekeepers seized 'for their protection'

 

The United Nations on Friday said it had been informed that the Islamist militants who seized 44 Fijian peacekeepers in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights did so for their own protection and that all the detained blue-helmeted soldiers are safe.


August 29, 2014 - 23:39 GMT

Haitian authorities burn 4.5 tons worth of drugs

 

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - Authorities in Haiti have destroyed nearly 10,000 pounds 4,500 kilograms of marijuana and 57 kilograms 126 pounds of cocaine seized in the past two years.


August 29, 2014 - 23:30 GMT
Ukraine seeks to join NATO; defiant Putin compares Kiev to Nazis

Ukraine seeks to join NATO; defiant Putin compares Kiev to Nazis

 

Ukraine called on Friday for full membership in NATO, its strongest plea yet for Western military help, after accusing Russia of sending in armored columns that have driven back its forces on behalf of pro-Moscow rebels.


August 29, 2014 - 23:29 GMT

GOP Sen. McConnell's campaign manager resigns

 

LOU.SILLE, Ky. - Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell's campaign manager is resigning as a result of a scandal involving a presidential campaign he worked for in 2012.


August 29, 2014 - 23:21 GMT
Obama feeds critics with bid for more time on Syria

Obama feeds critics with bid for more time on Syria

 

President Barack Obama has bought some time with his decision to slow the march toward U.S The White House on Friday defended Obama's admission on Thursday that we don't have a strategy yet for confronting the militant group's operations in Syria.


August 29, 2014 - 23:20 GMT
Huge rival protests in Yemen capital amid UN warning

Huge rival protests in Yemen capital amid UN warning

 

Tens of thousands of supporters of Yemen's Shiite rebels rallied Friday in Sanaa to press for the government to step down, as a large number of its backers held a counter-demonstration.


August 29, 2014 - 23:20 GMT

Kerry looks for regional coalition to take on the Islamic State

 

President Obama-s assignment to Secretary of State John Kerry to build a coalition of countries willing to join the United States in taking on the Islamic State extremist group in Iraq and Syria will be no cake walk.


August 29, 2014 - 23:20 GMT

With accidental Uzi death, a spotlight on gun ranges as tourist destinations

 

The accidental death of an Arizona gun instructor at the hands of an Uzi-wielding 9-year-old girl has put a grim face on the little-known but thriving industry of gun tourism.


August 29, 2014 - 23:20 GMT
Obama, in Estonia and at NATO summit, to send strong message to Putin

Obama, in Estonia and at NATO summit, to send strong message to Putin

 

President Barack Obama will visit Estonia and attend a NATO summit in Wales next week to send a strong message to Russian President Vladimir Putin that his incursion into Ukraine must be reversed and to keep his hands off the Baltic nations.


August 29, 2014 - 23:20 GMT

Killer in 1991 Smart trial in New Hampshire seeks time with wife

 

The killer at the center of a sensationalized 1991 murder trial in New Hampshire has applied for weekend prison furloughs with his wife as he prepares for the next chapter of his life.


August 29, 2014 - 23:20 GMT
US arms Lebanon for fight against jihadists

US arms Lebanon for fight against jihadists

 

The United States is supplying weaponry to Lebanon's armed forces to help it battle jihadists near the Syrian border, Washington's ambassador to Beirut said on Friday.


August 29, 2014 - 23:10 GMT

EPA staff says agency needs to be tough on smog

 

WASHINGTON - The Environmental Protection Agency's staff concludes that the government needs to tighten smog rules by somewhere between 7 and 20 percent.


August 29, 2014 - 23:02 GMT

2 Guard troops along border need welfare benefits

 

PHARR, Texas - At least two Texas National Guard troops are in need of welfare benefits after being sent to the Texas-Mexico border in response to a surge of children pouring into the U.S illegally, officials said Friday.


August 29, 2014 - 23:02 GMT
Ghana says poverty cut by half since 1992

Ghana says poverty cut by half since 1992

 

The number of people living in poverty in Ghana halved between 1992 and 2013, the government said Friday, with the country meeting a key developmental benchmark even as its economy struggles.


August 29, 2014 - 23:02 GMT
Woman who drank toxic tea hopes restaurants reform

Woman who drank toxic tea hopes restaurants reform

 

SALT LAKE CITY - A Utah woman who nearly died after unknowingly drinking iced tea mixed with chemicals spoke publicly for the first time on Friday, describing the incident that she hopes is a wake-up call for restaurants.


August 29, 2014 - 23:01 GMT

Gulbis, seeded 11th, 1st top-20 man out of US Open

 

NEW YORK - Ernests Gulbis became the first man seeded in the top 20 at this year's U.S Open to lose, blowing a two-set lead in the second round Friday against his pal and frequent practice partner, 45th-ranked Dominic Thiem of Austria.


August 29, 2014 - 22:53 GMT
Top Asian News at 10:30 p.m. GMT

Top Asian News at 10:30 p.m. GMT

 

HONG KONG - Hong Kong's simmering summer of discontent gets even hotter Sunday when Beijing is expected to recommend restricting the first direct elections for the Chinese-controlled financial hub's leader, stepping up chances of a showdown with democracy groups.


August 29, 2014 - 22:53 GMT

Members of Jewish sect leave Guatemala village

 

GUATEMALA CITY - Members of an ultra-Orthodox Jewish group have been forced out of a village in western Guatemala after disputes with indigenous residents over cultural and religious differences.


August 29, 2014 - 22:44 GMT

U.S. judge strikes down some abortion restrictions in Texas

 

AUSTIN Texas Reuters - A U.S judge struck down parts of a law seen as restricting abortions in Texas, saying in a decision on Friday that a provision requiring clinics to meet the same standards as ambulatory surgical centers was unconstitutional.


August 29, 2014 - 22:36 GMT

Terminally ill Wisconsin ex-deputy sheriff charged with double murder

 

Reuters - A terminally ill former Wisconsin deputy sheriff was charged on Friday with murder in connection with the fatal shootings of his wife and her sister in his home last week, court documents showed.


August 29, 2014 - 22:35 GMT
Texas frontrunner for governor, Abbott, backs out of sole TV debate

Texas frontrunner for governor, Abbott, backs out of sole TV debate

 

The frontrunner for the Texas race for governor, Republican Greg Abbott, has pulled out of the sole statewide televised debate, the debate's broadcaster, WFAA-TV, said on Friday.


August 29, 2014 - 22:27 GMT
Joan Rivers 'serious' in New York hospital

Joan Rivers 'serious' in New York hospital

 

Joan Rivers, the acerbic US stand-up comic and octogenarian television presenter, remained seriously ill in a New York hospital for a second day on Friday, her daughter said.


August 29, 2014 - 22:19 GMT

Senate hopeful defends role in Irish firm's merger

 

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August 29, 2014 - 22:18 GMT

Obama to raise federal, military pay by 1 percent

 

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is offering civilian federal workers and members of the military a 1 percent pay increase in 2015, the same raise he offered last year citing efforts to keep government costs down during the economic recovery.


August 29, 2014 - 22:18 GMT
Top Asian News at 10:00 p.m. GMT

Top Asian News at 10:00 p.m. GMT

 

HONG KONG - Hong Kong's simmering summer of discontent gets even hotter Sunday when Beijing is expected to recommend restricting the first direct elections for the Chinese-controlled financial hub's leader, stepping up chances of a showdown with democracy groups.


August 29, 2014 - 22:18 GMT
Obama faces a tough sell in Congress for Islamic State strategy

Obama faces a tough sell in Congress for Islamic State strategy

 

President Barack Obama has pledged to consult Congress about any expanded military action against Islamic State militants operating in Iraq and Syria, but support from the divided legislature is unlikely to come quickly - if at all.


August 29, 2014 - 22:10 GMT

Federal judge halts key part of Texas abortion law

 

AUSTIN, Texas - A federal judge Friday threw out new Texas abortion restrictions that would have effectively closed more than a dozen clinics in the state.


August 29, 2014 - 22:10 GMT
Italy's Renzi tries new reform plan as economy sinks

Italy's Renzi tries new reform plan as economy sinks

 

Prime Minister Matteo Renzi on Friday presented a plan to quicken the pace of Italian justice and break down bureaucratic obstacles to investment as fresh data pointed to a further deterioration in Italy's recession bound economy.


August 29, 2014 - 22:09 GMT
After hard bargaining, EU set for deal on new leadership

After hard bargaining, EU set for deal on new leadership

 

European Union leaders are set to end weeks of wrangling over top jobs in Brussels and agree on Saturday on who will fill key posts in EU institutions that face major challenges from a combative Russia and a stuttering economy.


August 29, 2014 - 22:09 GMT
The Xbox One update you-ve been waiting for has finally arrived

The Xbox One update you-ve been waiting for has finally arrived

 

The Xbox One and PlayStation 4 have been incredibly successful up to this point, but there-s no question that  the new consoles would have benefitted greatly from a little more time in development before launch.


August 29, 2014 - 22:02 GMT
Top Asian News at 9:30 p.m. GMT

Top Asian News at 9:30 p.m. GMT

 

HONG KONG - Hong Kong's simmering summer of discontent gets even hotter Sunday when Beijing is expected to recommend restricting the first direct elections for the Chinese-controlled financial hub's leader, stepping up chances of a showdown with democracy groups.


August 29, 2014 - 22:01 GMT
US OPEN SCENE: Monfils wonders about net's height

US OPEN SCENE: Monfils wonders about net's height

 

NEW YORK - As Gael Monfils hit ball after ball into the net during his first service game Friday at the U.S Open - resulting in four double-faults - a thought occurred to him: Seems pretty high, huh?


August 29, 2014 - 22:00 GMT
Economic sanctions spare Western-tied Russian fund

Economic sanctions spare Western-tied Russian fund

 

WASHINGTON - Western business connections are complicating efforts to bring economic sanctions against executives and companies closely aligned with Russian President Vladimir Putin's inner circle.


August 29, 2014 - 22:00 GMT
Defiant Putin eyes pro-Russian statelet in Ukraine: analysts

Defiant Putin eyes pro-Russian statelet in Ukraine: analysts

 

Russian strongman Vladimir Putin first used Novorossiya -- the loaded Tsarist-era name for what is now southern and eastern Ukraine -- just after annexing Crimea from Ukraine in March, sparking outrage in Kiev.


August 29, 2014 - 22:00 GMT

Orbitz says American Airlines fares back on its websites

 

American Airlines Group Inc airfares went back on Orbitz Worldwide Inc websites on Friday, after the two companies patched up a dispute that caused American to pull the information on Tuesday.


August 29, 2014 - 22:00 GMT

Yoko Ono publicist sues Batali eatery in NYC over 'homophobic' flap

 

Yoko Ono's publicist is suing Eataly, celebrity chef Mario Batali's New York food emporium, claiming the bouncers at the popular Manhattan eatery shouted homophobic slurs at him and hurled him through a glass window.


August 29, 2014 - 22:00 GMT
Tony Stewart back at the track, looking to heal

Tony Stewart back at the track, looking to heal

 

HAMPTON, Ga.


August 29, 2014 - 21:52 GMT

Protalix/Pfizer's Elelyso Approved in Pediatric Patients

 

Protalix PLX and Pfizer PFE announced that the FDA has approved Elelyso injection for pediatric patients suffering from type I Gaucher disease.


August 29, 2014 - 21:52 GMT

Medtronic Initiates Device Implants under Largest CRT Trial

 

Medtronic's MDT pioneer AdaptiveCRT software, available in its Viva XT CRT-D, delivers customized physiologic pacing.


August 29, 2014 - 21:51 GMT

Fears of addiction keep cancer patients from getting pain relief

 

Randi Belisomo NEW YORK Reuters Health Fears of opioid abuse and addiction might be keeping patients with advanced cancer from getting enough pain medicine, researchers say.


August 29, 2014 - 21:51 GMT
Obama's tan suit buzzed around the world

Obama's tan suit buzzed around the world

 

NEW YORK - Quick! What exactly did President Barack Obama say from the White House briefing room about Syria, Iraq and Ukraine while dressed in the tan suit buzzed 'round the world?


August 29, 2014 - 21:51 GMT
Sam confident of making a team as final cuts loom

Sam confident of making a team as final cuts loom

 

Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted by the National Football League, is confident he will play for a team this season, although maybe not the St.


August 29, 2014 - 21:43 GMT
The SEC Is Still in Schematic Denial, Praying That The Hurry-Up, No-Huddle Spread Will Go Away

The SEC Is Still in Schematic Denial, Praying That The Hurry-Up, No-Huddle Spread Will Go Away

 

Why did AandM rout South Carolina last night? Why did Auburn win the SEC last year? When talent playing fast opposes talent paralyzed by the SEC's stubborn defensive assumptions, it's open season for the innovators.


August 29, 2014 - 21:42 GMT

California mentally ill inmates get special units

 

SACRAMENTO, Calif.


August 29, 2014 - 21:42 GMT
Obama immigration delay a pre-election curveball

Obama immigration delay a pre-election curveball

 

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's possible delay in taking action on immigration has thrown advocates and lawmakers from both parties a curveball, barely two months before the midterm elections.


August 29, 2014 - 21:42 GMT

Utah university removes Reid's name from center

 

RENO, Nev.


August 29, 2014 - 21:42 GMT

Sports tribunal bans Brazilian clubs

 

SAO PAULO - Brazil's sports tribunal on Friday banned Icasa from the Brazilian league's second division and Botafogo of Paraiba from the third division after they filed lawsuits in civil courts to try to reverse decisions made in the sports sphere.


August 29, 2014 - 21:41 GMT
Cuban migrants head back to sea after being turned away in Caymans

Cuban migrants head back to sea after being turned away in Caymans

 

Sixteen Cuban migrants who sought refuge in Grand Cayman have resumed their voyage in a small, homemade aluminum boat after local officials turned them away, citing a migration agreement with Cuba.


August 29, 2014 - 21:41 GMT
Jersey Fouls: An Avalanche of failure; Wild consolidation; Kovalchuk hate

Jersey Fouls: An Avalanche of failure; Wild consolidation; Kovalchuk hate

 

Jersey Fouls is our ongoing exploration of the rules and etiquette for proper hockey jersey creation and exhibition.


August 29, 2014 - 21:33 GMT
Photos under investigation in abandoned baby case

Photos under investigation in abandoned baby case

 

SALT LAKE CITY - Police are seeking further details about photos that appear to show a Utah woman at a nightclub with a beer sometime before her newborn baby was dumped in a trash can.


August 29, 2014 - 21:24 GMT

Colombian accused in 5,000-plus killings arrested

 

PANAMA CITY, Panama - Panamanian authorities say they have arrested a fugitive Colombian right-wing militia leader accused in more than 5,000 murders who officials say was posing as a construction company owner.


August 29, 2014 - 21:23 GMT

IMF board expresses confidence in Lagarde

 

WASHINGTON - The executive board of the International Monetary Fund is expressing confidence in IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde after receiving a briefing on a French corruption probe in which Lagarde is being investigated.


August 29, 2014 - 21:23 GMT

Pratt suspended F-35 engine shipments in May over titanium

 

United Technologies Corp's Pratt and Whitney unit briefly suspended delivery of the engine for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter jet in May because of questions about titanium provided to a parts supplier.


August 29, 2014 - 21:23 GMT
Hornswoggle tells story of having heat with The Rock

Hornswoggle tells story of having heat with The Rock

 

If you haven't heard the story of Hornswoggle and The Rock having heat with each other, today's your lucky day.


August 29, 2014 - 21:15 GMT

Why is Jimmy Carter speaking at Muslim convention?

 

Jimmy Carter is scheduled to be the keynote speaker this weekend at the annual convention of the Islamic Society of North America ISNA.


August 29, 2014 - 21:14 GMT
Police officer resigns, another is fired after Ferguson incidents

Police officer resigns, another is fired after Ferguson incidents

 

A police officer has resigned after pointing a rifle at protesters during racially charged demonstrations in Ferguson, Missouri, and another has been fired for inappropriate social media posts stemming from the two weeks of civil unrest, officials said on Friday.


August 29, 2014 - 21:14 GMT
Ebola Survivor 'Walked Through the Valley of Death'

Ebola Survivor 'Walked Through the Valley of Death'

 

Dr. Philip Ireland Will Go Back to Treating Patients


August 29, 2014 - 21:05 GMT

Senators, candidates dismiss residency questions

 

ATLANTA - Looking for advantages as they battle for Senate control, Republicans and Democrats alike are raising questions about where various senators and candidates say they live.


August 29, 2014 - 21:05 GMT

Jamaican ends legal challenge to anti-sodomy law

 

KINGSTON, Jamaica - A Jamaican gay rights activist who brought a legal challenge to the Caribbean island's anti-sodomy law says he has withdrawn the case after growing fearful about safety.


August 29, 2014 - 21:04 GMT
EU moves towards tougher sanctions on Russia

EU moves towards tougher sanctions on Russia

 

European Union foreign ministers on Friday cleared the way for tougher sanctions against Russia over what many of them described as its invasion of neighbour Ukraine.


August 29, 2014 - 21:04 GMT

Life sentence in slaying of lawmaker in Curacao

 

WILLEMSTAD, Curacao - A judge in Curacao has sentenced one man to life in prison and acquitted two others in the May 2013 slaying of a prominent political leader on the southern Caribbean island.


August 29, 2014 - 21:04 GMT
Frantic search as Nicaragua mine collapse traps 20

Frantic search as Nicaragua mine collapse traps 20

 

Rescue teams in Nicaragua were scrambling frantically Friday to reach at least 20 workers trapped deep underground for more than 24 hours after a cave-in at an unlicensed gold mine.


August 29, 2014 - 21:04 GMT
Egg-throwing and road rage as Scotland campaign heats up

Egg-throwing and road rage as Scotland campaign heats up

 

Insults, egg-throwing and rage: the campaign ahead of Scotland's independence referendum is heating up, even forcing an intervention by British Prime Minister David Cameron.


August 29, 2014 - 21:04 GMT
Building coalition for Syria action no easy matter

Building coalition for Syria action no easy matter

 

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's acknowledgement the U.S still lacks a strategy for defeating the growing extremist threat emanating from Syria reflects a still unformed international coalition.


August 29, 2014 - 20:55 GMT

Suriname leader's son pleads guilty to US charge

 

NEW YORK - The son of the president of Suriname has pleaded guilty to charges he sought to offer a home base in his South American country to the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah.


August 29, 2014 - 20:55 GMT

Dortmund beats Augsburg 3-2 for 1st Bundesliga win

 

BERLIN - Marco Reus scored one goal and set up another as Borussia Dortmund beat Augsburg 3-2 away on Friday for the side's first win of the new Bundesliga season.


August 29, 2014 - 20:55 GMT
Venus Williams falls to Sara Errani in third round singles action

Venus Williams falls to Sara Errani in third round singles action

 

Three big names knocked out of the women's single's main draw; Williams will play second round double's with sister Serena later today


August 29, 2014 - 20:46 GMT
Washington city fights to keep legal marijuana out

Washington city fights to keep legal marijuana out

 

A lawyer for a man who wants to open a marijuana shop in the small Washington city of Fife asked a judge Friday to strike down its ban on marijuana businesses, in a case that has big implications for the ...


August 29, 2014 - 20:46 GMT

3rd tourist cited for flying drone in Yellowstone

 

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyoming - For the third time this summer, Yellowstone National Park rangers have cited a tourist for illegally flying a drone in the park.


August 29, 2014 - 20:45 GMT

Marseille routs Nice 4-0 in French league

 

MARSEILLE, France - Marseille earned a second straight victory in the French league by thrashing Nice 4-0 Friday to recover from a sluggish start to the season.


August 29, 2014 - 20:45 GMT

Some Texas National Guard troops on border using food handouts: lawmaker

 

Some of the Texas National Guard troops dispatched to the Texas-Mexico border have been relying on charities and food banks for their meals due to the way the state is paying the troops, a state representative said on Friday.


August 29, 2014 - 20:45 GMT
IMF board stands behind Lagarde over French probe

IMF board stands behind Lagarde over French probe

 

WASHINGTON Reuters - The International Monetary Fund's board on Friday stood behind the global lender's leader, Christine Lagarde, who is facing a criminal investigation in France tied to a political corruption probe dating from 2008.


August 29, 2014 - 20:37 GMT

Mexico's Pemex says production to increase in 2015

 

MEXICO CITY - Mexico's state-owned oil company is estimating its crude production will increase to 2.4 million barrels per day in 2015, compared with the 2.35 million barrels per day it expects to output this year.


August 29, 2014 - 20:36 GMT
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