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  • Some see signs of hope on North Korea as Trump heads to UN

    WASHINGTON (AP) — North Korea’s Kim Jong Un is “little rocket man” no more. President Donald Trump isn’t a “mentally deranged U.S. dotard.” In the year since Trump’s searing, debut U.N. speech fueled fears of nuclear conflict with North Korea, the two leaders have turned from threats to flattery. And there’s fresh hope that the […]
  • Parents face tougher rules to get immigrant children back

    MIAMI (AP) — Armando Tabora desperately wants to get his teenage daughter out of the government detention facility where she has been for more than three months. He has been stymied at every turn. The Florida landscaping worker took the bold step of going to a government office to submit fingerprints and other documents required […]
  • Florence sweeps away motel and family’s hard work, savings

    SPRING LAKE, N.C. (AP) — When the floodwaters from Florence receded, half the Starlite Motel was gone. A ragged lip of concrete edged parking spaces with no corresponding rooms, just a void of standing water and debris. The surge swept away personal belongings of the owner’s family — even his father’s wheelchair. And it wiped […]
  • After Florence, what to know about your insurance coverage

    In the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, thousands of people in the Carolinas are still waiting to return to their homes. Those who have are assessing the damage. Catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide estimates insured wind and storm surge losses for Florence between $1.7 billion and $4.6 billion. The exact financial impact will become apparent over […]
  • After Florence, what to know about your insurance coverage

    As homeowners in the Carolinas recover from Florence, it’s important they know how insurance may or may not help. Damage to a property from wind is covered under a standard homeowners policy. Damage from flooding covered by a separate policy, typically purchased from the federal government. Many homeowners’ policies can help cover costs beyond damage […]
  • Thousands rally across Russia against raising pension age

    MOSCOW (AP) — Thousands rallied across Russia on Saturday to protest the government’s plan to raise the eligibility age for retirement pensions by five years. Several thousand people attended a Moscow rally organized by the Communist Party and other leftist groups, which was authorized by city officials. Communist Party chief Gennady Zyuganov called for rolling […]
  • UK envoy urges EU to step back from the Brexit ‘abyss’

    LONDON (AP) — Britain’s foreign secretary on Saturday urged European Union leaders to “step back from the abyss” and seek a compromise over stalled Brexit negotiations. Jeremy Hunt told the BBC that the EU should work with Britain to try to find a way to make British Prime Minister Theresa May’s “sensible, concrete proposals actually […]
  • Congo reports Ebola death close to busy Ugandan border

    KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — A Congolese woman who refused an Ebola vaccination and then disappeared has died of the virus near the heavily traveled border with Uganda, which is preparing to begin vaccinations as needed. The confirmed Ebola death announced by local authorities highlights the challenges health workers are facing in a region of northeastern […]
  • Raw sewage in streets: Cholera is Zimbabwe’s latest crisis

    HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Raw sewage flows freely in some streets of Zimbabwe’s capital, posing a deadly challenge to the recently elected president who has promised the troubled country a new dawn. A cholera outbreak has killed more than 30 people and sickened more than 7,000 as it spreads beyond Harare, posing the latest crisis […]
  • World Cup Diary: A’ja Wilson talks USA Basketball

    TENERIFE, Spain (AP) — Here we are on the eve of the FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup getting started and I’m so excited to wear the USA jersey again. It’s been a fun few weeks since the WNBA season ended training with USA Basketball and my coach Dawn Staley. I’m glad I can be along […]