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  • Washington says its goodbyes to the late Sen. John McCain

    August 31, 2018 3:09 PM 12

    None of the speakers at the North Phoenix Baptist Church on Thursday uttered Trump’s name. But Biden, who is considering challenging Trump in 2020, made what some saw as a veiled reference to the president. He talked about McCain’s character and how he parted company with those who “lacked the basic values of decency and respect, knowing this project

  • Texas authorities say woman caught on security video wearing restraints is safe

    August 30, 2018 5:04 PM 8

    CONROE, TEXAS—Authorities in Texas say they’ve found a woman who was captured on video ringing a doorbell in the middle of the night, her wrists shackled in what appeared to be broken restraints. Lt. Scott Spencer of the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office says the 32-year-old woman is safe with family out of state. He also says deputies found her 49-year-old

  • John McCain, ‘Arizona’s favourite adopted son,’ to depart state for last time after church service

    August 30, 2018 1:34 PM 12

    Inside, former military members in shorts and T-shirts stopped and saluted. Others placed their hand over their heart or bowed, including Vietnamese-born residents who travelled from Southern California. Ray Riordan, an 87-year-old Navy veteran who fought in the Korean War, came from Payson, Arizona. “I grew up where a handshake was a contract and your word was your bond,” Riordan

  • U.S. airports get playful — or is that competitive? — with gaming lounges to occupy travellers

    August 30, 2018 12:19 PM 10

    As airport time killers, cocktails will never lose their most-favoured status. But the race for novel concessions inside the terminal is becoming more, well, playful. Especially when it comes to mollifying less-than-happy passengers. Last month, the first U.S. airport video game lounges opened with three dozen Microsoft XBox rigs at Dallas-Fort Worth

  • Brazil presidential candidate says cops should have free rein to kill criminals

    August 30, 2018 12:53 AM 9

    “This kind of people (criminals), you cannot treat them as if they were normal human beings, OK? We can’t let policemen keep dying at the hands of those guys,” Bolsonaro said on TV Globo’s main nightly news program. “If he kills 10, 15 or 20 with 10 or 30 bullets each, he needs to get a medal and not be prosecuted.” Bolsonaro is polling second ahead

  • Archbishop denies revenge fuelled abuse coverup bombshell

    August 30, 2018 12:25 AM 8

    VATICAN CITY—The author of the bombshell accusation of a sex abuse coverup against Pope Francis denied Wednesday he acted out of revenge or anger, breaking his silence as his claims continued to divide a Catholic Church already polarized under Francis’ reformist agenda. While the Vatican is no stranger to scandal, leaks or plots, Archbishop Carlo Maria

  • Cate Blanchett urges UN to act on Rohingya Muslim refugees

    August 29, 2018 4:15 PM 9

    Blanchett, who visited refugee camps in Bangladesh in March, recounted stories that were told to her and said it was important to recall that last year wasn’t the first attack on the Rohingya. In 1978, she said, Gul Zahar told her she was a young woman among 200,000 Rohingya refugees who streamed into Bangladesh “fleeing brutality and widespread abuse

  • Two construction workers die in scaffolding collapse near Disney World

    August 29, 2018 12:15 PM 11

    “They were on the scaffolding, and for reasons unknown at this time, that support structure gave way, sending two workers plummeting to the ground below. Both died on the scene. A third worker managed to hang onto the scaffolding and managed to climb to safety,” Jachles told The Associated Press. Marriott International has described the project as a 16-story

  • Donald Trump accuses Google of showing only ‘Fake News Media’ in search results

    August 28, 2018 3:39 PM 22

    WASHINGTON—U.S. President Donald Trump promised Tuesday to address what he says is the “very serious situation” of social media companies “suppressing” conservative voices and “hiding information” and good news. Trump recently has made similar complaints about the issue, which has been making the rounds in conservative media. But on Tuesday he targeted

  • Russia to stage biggest military exercises since Cold War

    August 28, 2018 12:17 PM 21

    Russia is to hold its biggest military manoeuvres since the height of the Cold War next month, mobilizing about 300,000 troops and including the participation of thousands of soldiers from China, Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said. The Vostok-2018 exercises in Russia’s eastern and central military districts — spanning from the Ural Mountains to the Pacific