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November 09, 2018 - 1:39 pm
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Flash floods caused by heavy rain across Jordan killed nine people Friday and forced hundreds of tourists to seek higher ground in the kingdom's ancient city of Petra, the government spokeswoman said. About two dozen people were hurt and dozens more evacuated from their homes...
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FILE - In this Friday Sept. 28, 2018 file photo, a fisherman paddles his boat past destroyed buildings on the coast of the port city of Hodeida, Yemen. Amnesty International said warned late Wednesday. Nov. 7, 2018 that Yemen's rebels have taken up positions on a hospital rooftop in the contested Red Sea city of Hodeida that a Saudi-led coalition is trying to capture. This raises concerns the Shiite rebels, known as Houthis, plan to use the patients at the Hodeida hospital as human shields to ward off airstrikes from the coalition. Amnesty is urging the warring sides to protect civilians. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed, File)
November 09, 2018 - 9:20 am
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of Yemenis from the Hodeida area have been forced to flee amid a Saudi-led coalition offensive to take the key Red Sea port city from Shiite rebels, the United Nations' refugee agency said Friday, as fierce battles continue to rage in the area. Some 445,000...
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FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2018, file photo, The Financial Times Asia news editor, Victor Mallet speaks during a luncheon at the Foreign Correspondents Club in Hong Kong. The Asia editor of the Financial Times has been refused entry to Hong Kong, weeks after the semi-autonomous Chinese territory refused to renew his work visa. The newspaper reported that Mallet was turned away at the border on Thursday, Nov. 8, after being questioned for several hours.(Pool Photo via AP, File)
November 09, 2018 - 2:16 am
HONG KONG (AP) — The Asia editor of the Financial Times has been refused entry to Hong Kong, weeks after he was denied a new work visa in what critics call an ominous sign of Beijing encroaching on the semi-autonomous Chinese territory's civil liberties. The newspaper reported that Victor Mallet...
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A man pays respects as flowers are placed to honor the victims of Wednesday night's mass shooting at a bar in Thousand Oaks, Calif., Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018. Multiple people were shot and killed late Wednesday by a gunman who opened fire at the Borderline Bar and Grill, which was holding a weekly country music dance night for college students. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
November 08, 2018 - 6:34 pm
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the shooting at a Southern California bar and grill that killed 12 people (all times local): 6:15 p.m. Cliff Housego and Kathy Neufeld arrived at a vigil after the deadly California bar shooting in cowboy hats and denim jackets emblazoned with the logo of...
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Honduran migrant Luis Fernando Barahona looks at an ongoing catholic mass while a hairdresser cuts his hair at a shelter at the Jesus Martinez stadium, in Mexico City, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018. Humanitarian aid converged around the stadium in Mexico City where thousands of Central American migrants winding their way toward the United States were resting Tuesday after an arduous trek that has taken them through three countries in three weeks. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
November 08, 2018 - 10:44 am
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Central American migrants in a caravan that has stopped in Mexico City demanded buses Thursday to take them to the U.S. border, saying it is too cold and dangerous to continue walking and hitchhiking. Mexico City authorities say that of the 4,841 registered migrants receiving...
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November 08, 2018 - 10:15 am
CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Authorities say two men have been killed in the West African country of Guinea amid months of political unrest after disputed municipal elections earlier this year. More than 100 people have died in the ongoing political violence following the February municipal elections,...
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In this Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018 photo a humidity indicator rests in a bowl of a strain of cannabis called "Walker Kush" at New England Treatment Access medical cannabis dispensary, in Northampton, Mass. The Walker Kush strain of cannabis is intended for legal recreational consumption once cannabis products can be sold legally in the state. Within days perhaps, the medical marijuana dispensary in Northampton expects to receive the final go-ahead to throw its doors open to anyone 21 or older who wants to purchase cannabis products ranging from flower to edibles, creams and even suppositories. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
November 08, 2018 - 7:18 am
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) — With its youthful vibe and eclectic mix of culture, a small Massachusetts city seems a logical site for the nation's first legal recreational marijuana sales east of Colorado. An existing medical marijuana dispensary in Northampton — nestled in Massachusetts' scenic...
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Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., delivers a concession speech while surrounded by family including her husband, Joseph Shepard, right, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, in St. Louis. McCaskill has conceded defeat to Republican challenger Josh Hawley in her bid for a third term. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
November 07, 2018 - 5:35 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — President Donald Trump might have lost ground with suburban voters during the midterm elections, but rural voters in Missouri more than made up for it by strongly supporting Trump-backed Republican Josh Hawley, who ousted self-described moderate Democrat Sen. Claire...
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FIFA President Gianni Infantino speaks during an inauguration ceremony for the new building of the Asia Football Confederation in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
November 07, 2018 - 10:29 am
ZURICH (AP) — Soccer's biggest names would be banned from the World Cup if they played in a breakaway European Super League, FIFA President Gianni Infantino said Wednesday. Infantino, speaking to a small group of reporters at FIFA headquarters, said the governing body would punish players at clubs...
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Voters stand in line to cast their ballots at P.S. 22, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, in the Prospect Heights neighborhood in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Earlier in the day four vote scanning machines reportedly broke down at this location. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
November 06, 2018 - 11:57 am
ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on voting problems in the midterm election (all times local): 2:50 p.m. A judge has ordered 12 polling places in a northwestern Indiana county to stay open late after voting didn't start as scheduled. The (Northwest Indiana) Times reports Tuesday that a Porter County judge...
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