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  • The Latest: Aeromexico passengers released

    January 11, 2019 5:55 AM 106

    Two passengers who were detained after becoming unruly on a diverted Aeromexico flight in Oakland have been released. The Alameda County Sheriff’s Office says Flight 622 from Guadalajara was scheduled to land at San Francisco International Airport on Thursday morning but was diverted because of fog. Passengers said they were held on the plane on the tarmac

  • Board picks new name for school that had Confederate name

    January 11, 2019 4:09 AM 114

    ARLINGTON, Va. - A school board in northern Virginia has picked a new name for a school that had been named for Confederate general Robert E. Lee. News outlets report that Washington-Lee High School will now be known as Washington-Liberty High School. The Arlington County school board voted 5-0 in favour of the name change Thursday evening. The board

  • Taiwan leader appoints new premier following election loss

    January 11, 2019 4:06 AM 115

    TAIPEI, Taiwan - Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen has appointed a close political ally as premier during a Cabinet reshuffle following the ruling Democratic Progressive Party’s heavy losses in local elections. Su Tseng-chang takes charge of the Cabinet Friday amid tense relations with China, which threatens to use force to take control of the island

  • The Latest: Local Texas GOP reject ousting Muslim vice chair

    January 11, 2019 3:37 AM 109

    Republicans in one of Texas’ most populous counties are scheduled to decide whether to remove a Muslim doctor as a party vice chairman amid infighting over some members’ claims about his beliefs. A precinct chairman in Tarrant County has led the call to oust Shahid Shafi, a surgeon and City Council member in suburban Fort Worth. Top Republicans have condemned

  • Landslide engulfs children in central Indonesia, killing 1

    January 11, 2019 3:11 AM 118

    JAKARTA, Indonesia - A landslide engulfed children playing near a cliff in central Indonesiat, killing one and injuring several, the country’s disaster agency said Friday. Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho posted a video online that showed frantic villagers pulling a limp child out of sodden earth on Thursday afternoon. He said that three children

  • Texas pair convicted of enslaving African girl for 16 years

    January 11, 2019 2:52 AM 123

    FORT WORTH, Texas - A federal jury has found a suburban North Texas couple guilty of enslaving a Guinean woman for 16 years. Jurors found Mohamed Toure (TOHR’-eh) and his wife, Denise Cros-Toure, guilty Thursday of forced labour. They face up to 20 years in prison, but no sentencing date was immediately set. Toure is the son of a former president of the West African

  • Man working on helicopter hit by main rotor blades, killed

    January 11, 2019 1:44 AM 123

    BROOKSVILLE, Fla. - Authorities say a man was hit in the head by the main rotor blades and killed while working on a helicopter at a Florida airport. A Hernando County Sheriff’s Office news release say 62-year-old Salvatore Disi died Thursday afternoon near the hangars at Brooksville-Tampa Bay Regional Airport. Officials say two men were using a power

  • 2 arrests after Aeromexico flight stuck on Oakland tarmac

    January 11, 2019 1:42 AM 110

    SAN FRANCISCO - Two passengers who turned unruly on an Aeromexico flight were arrested and one passenger was hospitalized after waiting several hours on the tarmac at Oakland International Airport. Alameda County Sheriff’s spokesman Sgt. Ray Kelly said Aeromexico Flight 622 from Guadalajara was scheduled to land at San Francisco International Airport

  • Couple accused of locking child in cage get probation

    January 11, 2019 1:34 AM 116

    JONESBOROUGH, Tenn. - A Tennessee couple accused of locking an autistic child in a cage have been given probation after pleading guilty to a lesser charge. News outlets report Mickey Sparks and Patricia Laws pleaded guilty Thursday to child neglect in Washington County. Each is to serve a year of probation. They had been charged with aggravated child

  • Military judge denies request to release SEAL from brig

    January 11, 2019 12:31 AM 116

    SAN DIEGO - A military judge on Thursday denied a request to release a Navy SEAL awaiting trial on charges of premeditated murder and other offences in relation to the death of an Islamic State prisoner and the shooting of unarmed Iraqi civilians. The Navy did not release details on the written ruling by the judge, Navy Capt. Aaron Rugh. Special Operations