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  • Prehistoric Lake Bonneville trail progresses in Utah

    A mixed-use recreation trail in Utah has been developing across the state with new projects through two northern counties, officials said. The concept behind the 280-mile (451-kilometer) trail along the shoreline of prehistoric Lake Bonneville was born in 1990, the Standard-Examiner reported Monday. "It's definitely a nice amenity close to the growing population that allows people to reset from their business day and enjoy being outside," said Mark Benigni, executive director of Weber Pathways.

    Sun, 25 Aug 2019 13:27:39 -0400
  • Man dies in after taken in custody by Oklahoma City police

    Police in Oklahoma City say a man has died after he was handcuffed and taken into custody. Authorities say the incident occurred about 3:30 a.m. Sunday after officers responded to an apartment complex following reports that a person was kicking apartment doors, talking incoherently and kicking a fence by the pool area. Police say officers found a man inside the complex and placed him in handcuffs before escorting him outside.

    Sun, 25 Aug 2019 13:26:29 -0400
  • White House insists Trump has authority to block American companies from doing business in China

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    White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow asserted President Trump’s threat to block trade between private Americans businesses and China, saying he has “emergency economic power authority” to do so.

    Sun, 25 Aug 2019 13:24:50 -0400
  • Bolivia president does about-face and will now accept aid to put out wildfires

    Bolivian President Evo Morales did an about-face on Sunday and said he was now open to international aid to fight the blazes that have engulfed rural villages and doubled in size since Thursday. Morales is also suspending his campaign for re-election for at least a week, just two months from election day, to focus on the wildfires. "There have been offers of aid," Morales told reporters on a tour of some of the impacted areas.

    Sun, 25 Aug 2019 13:23:04 -0400
  • Authorities: Los Angeles deputy lied about being shot

    A Los Angeles County deputy lied when he said he was shot in the shoulder while standing in a sheriff's station parking lot last week and will face a criminal investigation, authorities said. "The reported sniper assault was fabricated" by Deputy Angel Reinosa, Assistant Sheriff Robin Limon said at a news conference late Saturday. Reinosa, 21, made a frantic radio call Wednesday claiming he'd been shot by someone in a nearby building as he walked to his car outside the Lancaster station, prompting a huge police response.

    Sun, 25 Aug 2019 13:05:39 -0400
  • Boyfriend charged in death of 22-year-old transgender woman found in Houston parking lot

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    A man has been charged in the murder of a 22-year-old transgender woman he was dating who was found dead last month, according to Houston police. The body of Tracy Williams, also known as Tracy Single, was found on July 30 about 3:30 a.m. in a parking lot on Interstate 10 in Houston, officials from the Houston Police Department said in a press release. The medical examiner ruled Williams' death a homicide.

    Sun, 25 Aug 2019 13:01:53 -0400
  • UPDATE 1-Iraq Shi'ite groups say two fighters killed by strikes near Syria border

    Iraqi Shi’ite paramilitary groups said on Sunday two of their fighters were killed in strikes by unmanned aircraft close to the Syrian border in Anbar province. The strikes took place 15 km (9 miles) away from the border, a statement from the Anbar paramilitary operations command said, adding that it was not clear who carried out the strikes. A security source told Reuters there were two air strikes.

    Sun, 25 Aug 2019 12:56:22 -0400
  • Iraq Shi'ite groups say two fighters killed by strikes near Syria border

    Iraqi Shi’ite paramilitary groups said on Sunday two of their fighters were killed in strikes by unmanned aircraft close to the Syrian border in Anbar province, the Anbar paramilitary operations command said.

    Sun, 25 Aug 2019 12:31:58 -0400
  • G7 nations close to agreement on tackling Amazon fires - Macron says

    French President Emmanuel Macron said on Sunday the leaders of the world's major industrialised nations were close to an agreement on how to help fight the Amazon forest fires and try to repair the devastation. "There’s a real convergence to say: 'let's all agree to help those countries hit by these fires'," he told reporters in Biarritz, which is hosting the annual summit of leaders from the Group of Seven nations. Macron shunted the Amazon fires to the top of the summit agenda after declaring them a global emergency, and kicked off discussions about the disaster at a welcome dinner for fellow leaders on Saturday.

    Sun, 25 Aug 2019 12:19:36 -0400
  • Trump, Abe say U.S. and Japan have agreed in principle on trade deal

    The United States and Japan agreed in principle on Sunday to core elements of a trade deal that U.S. President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said they hoped to sign in New York next month. The agreement, if finalized, would cool a trade dispute between the two allies just as a trade war between the United States and China escalates.

    Sun, 25 Aug 2019 12:09:44 -0400
  • Box Office: 'Angel Has Fallen' Rises to No. 1 With $21 million debut

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    LOS ANGELES, (Variety.com) - "Angel Has Fallen," the third chapter in Lionsgate and Millennium's action franchise starring Gerard Butler, had a stronger opening weekend than expected, collecting $21.25 million during its first three days of release. Starring Jacob Tremblay, "Good Boys" generated $11.75 million in its sophomore outing, boosting its domestic total to $41.4 million. "Angel Has Fallen" nearly matched the $21.6 million debut of its predecessor, 2016's "London Has Fallen." The first film, 2013's "Olympus Has Fallen," kicked off with $30.4 million.

    Sun, 25 Aug 2019 12:01:43 -0400
  • WRAPUP 4-Hezbollah leader calls Israeli drones in Beirut very dangerous move

    BEIRUT/JERUSALEM, Aug 25 (Reuters) - Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said on Sunday the fall of two Israeli drones overnight in suburbs of Beirut dominated by the Iranian-backed group amounted to a very dangerous move. In the first such incident in more than a decade, one drone fell and second exploded before dawn near the ground and caused some damage to Hezbollah's media centre in the Dahiyeh suburbs, a Hezbollah official told Reuters.

    Sun, 25 Aug 2019 12:00:20 -0400
  • 2 police officers wounded in Finland shooting

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    Police in Finland said two officers were shot and wounded early Sunday while on duty in the southern town of Porvoo. Finland's police chief, Seppo Kolehmainen, said one of the officers is seriously injured but in stable condition. The shooting took place shortly after midnight in an industrial area in Porvoo, about 50 kilometers (30 miles) northeast of Helsinki after police received a routine alert about undisclosed activity.

    Sun, 25 Aug 2019 11:56:46 -0400
  • Argentina Treasury Minister defends use of Cenbank reserves - local media

    Argentina´s newly appointed Treasury Minister Hernan Lacunza defended the use of Central Bank reserves to ward off further depreciation of the peso following presidential primaries earlier this month, according to interviews published in local media on Sunday. "There´s no point in having these reserves if the dollar is flying off like a kite," Lacunza said in an interview with local daily La Nacion. Lacunza, who was sworn in as Treasury Minister last Tuesday, gave several interviews to local media outlets on Friday.

    Sun, 25 Aug 2019 11:55:01 -0400
  • EXCLUSIVE-Iran says it will not negotiate missile work, wants to export more oil

    Iran wants to export a minimum of 700,000 barrels per day of its oil and ideally up to 1.5 million bpd if the West wants to negotiate with Tehran to save a 2015 nuclear deal, two Iranian officials and one diplomat told Reuters on Sunday. A second official said "Iran's ballistic missile programme cannot and will not be negotiated.

    Sun, 25 Aug 2019 11:54:32 -0400
  • Box Office: 'Angel Has Fallen' Rises to No. 1 With $21 Million Debut

    LOS ANGELES, Aug 25, (Variety.com) - "Angel Has Fallen," the third chapter in Lionsgate and Millennium's action franchise starring Gerard Butler, had a stronger opening weekend than expected, collecting $21.25 million during its first three days of release. Starring Jacob Tremblay, "Good Boys" generated $11.75 million in its sophomore outing, boosting its domestic total to $41.4 million. "Angel Has Fallen" nearly matched the $21.6 million debut of its predecessor, 2016's "London Has Fallen." The first film, 2013's "Olympus Has Fallen," kicked off with $30.4 million.

    Sun, 25 Aug 2019 11:54:29 -0400
  • US, Japan agree to trade deal at G-7 summit, as Trump says allies 'respect' China tariff war

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    In an unexpected announcement at the Group of 7 summit, President Trump and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said they have agreed in principle to a trade deal following months of negotiations. Trump said that the United States and Japan planned to sign the agreement around the same time as the United Nations General Assembly in New York this September. The deal will focus on "agriculture, industrial tarries and digital trade," per U.S. Trade Rep Lighthizer.

    Sun, 25 Aug 2019 11:48:00 -0400
  • Correction: Red Flag Laws story

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    In a story Aug. 24 about red flag laws, The Associated Press reported erroneously that an officer was fatally shot by a man while serving a warrant to take his guns away last year under Maryland's new law. After a white supremacist discussed plans on Facebook for a mass shooting at a synagogue, police in Washington used a new law to quickly seize his 12 firearms, long before he was convicted of any crime. With bipartisan support in many cases, 17 states and Washington D.C. have now passed "red flag laws" that allow the court-ordered removal of guns from people who are considered to be dangerous.

    Sun, 25 Aug 2019 11:46:37 -0400
  • Helicopter, small plane crash in Spain's Mallorca; 7 dead

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    A mid-air collision between a sightseeing helicopter and a small plane on the Spanish island of Mallorca killed seven people Sunday, authorities said. The victims included three adults and two children on the helicopter and two local men on the light plane, the regional government of Spain's Balearic islands, which include Mallorca, said in a tweet. Local media reported the helicopter was on a sightseeing tour.

    Sun, 25 Aug 2019 11:46:28 -0400
  • Violent deaths of Venezuelans in Colombia on the rise -report

    An average of one Venezuelan died violently in Colombia each day in the first seven months of 2019, Colombia's forensic science institute said in a report, a trend that may worsen as immigration increases. More than 1.4 million Venezuelans have migrated to Colombia in recent years, fleeing a deep political and economic crisis that has caused long-running shortages of food and medicines. According to a study from the institute, shared with Reuters on Sunday, 233 Venezuelan people were killed between January and July this year, many in incidents involving firearms or knives in areas along the two country's 2,219-km (1,379-mile) border.

    Sun, 25 Aug 2019 11:45:40 -0400
  • Italy's 5-Star, PD struggling to find deal on new govt ahead of deadline

    Italy's anti-establishment 5-Star party and the main centre-left opposition PD are struggling to break a logjam over who could lead a new government as a deadline to avoid early elections draws near. The two parties kicked off talks on Friday to find common ground for a new government after the ruling coalition of 5-Star and right-wing League collapsed last week, forcing Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte to resign. According to Sunday's Il Messaggero, Mattarella is worried about wasting time and if there is no real progress by Monday evening then early elections would be the only way forward.

    Sun, 25 Aug 2019 11:29:23 -0400
  • Migrant dies after van plunges into river in Croatia

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    A migrant died in Croatia after a van carrying 12 of them plunged into a river and police in North Macedonia discovered 30 migrants in an abandoned truck, developments that come as the Balkans refugee route that peaked a few years ago again sees an increased number of illegal border crossings. The van crash happened near the Croatian border with Slovenia after the driver refused to stop at a checkpoint and was chased by a patrol. A search for him was ongoing, Croatian police said.

    Sun, 25 Aug 2019 11:28:41 -0400
  • US tech industry becomes hotbed for employee activism

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    When Liz O'Sullivan was hired at the New York City-based artificial intelligence company Clarifai in 2017, she felt lucky to find work at the intersection of two of her main interests: technology and ethics. Clarifai was developing aerial photography and object detection tools as one of several companies working on Project Maven, a Pentagon drone surveillance program. After talking to friends and colleagues, O'Sullivan realized this type of technology eventually could be used for autonomous weapons.

    Sun, 25 Aug 2019 11:24:54 -0400
  • UPDATE 1-Seven killed in collision between helicopter, small plane in Mallorca

    Seven people, including two minors, were killed on Sunday in a collision between a helicopter and a light plane on the Spanish island of Mallorca, the regional government said. Five people were on board the helicopter, two of them minors, and they were all likely Germans, the Balearic Islands government said on Twitter. Emergency services were notified of the crash at 1:35 p.m. time in the municipality of Inca.

    Sun, 25 Aug 2019 11:22:53 -0400
  • Barcelona police clear beach amid report of explosive device

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    Authorities in Barcelona evacuated one of the Spanish city's popular beaches Sunday after what is suspected to be a bomb dating from the Spanish Civil War was found in the sea. Reports that an unidentified explosive device had been found at the Sant Sebastià triggered an alert, with police clearing and cordoning off a long stretch of beach in the early afternoon when it was full of people amid temperatures close to 30 C (86 F). The device was discovered about 25 meters (80 feet) off the beach, lying in three meters (nearly 10 feet) of water, the city's security chief, Albert Batlle, told reporters.

    Sun, 25 Aug 2019 11:02:48 -0400
  • In calls and emails, Argentine execs seek jobs abroad to escape crisis

    Argentine executives and graduates shocked by President Mauricio Macri's drubbing in elections this month have begun calling and emailing in droves in search of work in Brazil, Chile and Colombia, head hunters and visa advisers told Reuters. Executive search specialists say the resumes that have deluged their offices in those countries reached a peaked after Macri lost ground to a centre-left Peronist challenger in the Aug. 11 primary elections, causing the peso to plummet in value. Leftist Alberto Fernandez is now the front-runner ahead of an Oct. 27 general election and has said he will seek to renegotiate a $57 billion loan International Monetary Fund deal agreed by Macri amid growing fears of a default.

    Sun, 25 Aug 2019 11:00:00 -0400
  • Belgian parade goes ahead despite racism objections

    A Belgian street festival featuring a character called "Savage" played by a white person in blackface makeup has gone ahead amid objections from anti-racism activists. The character moved through the streets of the town of Ath, southwest of Brussels, on Sunday, chained and wielding a wooden stick, as part of a parade of floats and giant effigies with biblical and historical connotations. Anti-racism group Brussels Panthers has written to the United Nations cultural agency, UNESCO, urging it to remove the festival from its intangible cultural heritage list if the character is not removed.

    Sun, 25 Aug 2019 10:47:34 -0400
  • Kudlow does not expect China to retaliate against latest U.S. tariffs

    White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said on Sunday that he does not expect China to retaliate against additional tariffs on Chinese goods that U.S. President Donald Trump announced Friday. Trump on Friday put an additional 5% duty on some $550 billion in targeted Chinese goods, hours after China unveiled retaliatory tariffs on $75 billion worth of U.S. goods.

    Sun, 25 Aug 2019 10:38:23 -0400
  • CORRECTED-Trump, Abe agree on principles of trade deal at G7

    President Donald Trump on Sunday said he and Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe had agreed on the principles of a trade deal that would probably be signed next month in New York. Trump's Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said the deal would open up markets to over $7 billion worth of goods and covered agriculture, industrial tariffs and digital trade.

    Sun, 25 Aug 2019 10:27:50 -0400
  • FACTBOX-Three Republicans, 21 Democrats vie for U.S. presidential nominations

    The largest group of Democratic presidential candidates in the modern U.S. political era has gotten a little bit smaller while the Republican field slowly grows. On Sunday, former congressman Joe Walsh became the second primary challenger to launch a campaign against Republican President Donald Trump. U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell of California in July was the first Democratic candidate to exit the contest.

    Sun, 25 Aug 2019 10:21:46 -0400
  • Texas trooper dies months after being shot at crash scene

    A state trooper has died more than four months after he was shot while investigating a vehicle collision in South Texas. The Texas Department of Public Safety said in a statement that Trooper Moises Sanchez died Saturday after suffering head injuries when he was shot April 6 in Edinburg. Authorities say Sanchez was investigating a vehicle collision but couldn't find one of the drivers.

    Sun, 25 Aug 2019 10:20:28 -0400
  • Race and the death penalty: Arguments ongoing in N Carolina

    Four death row prisoners will argue to North Carolina's highest court that racial bias so infected their trials that they should be resentenced to life in prison as attorneys revive arguments about a repealed law on race and capital punishment. The state Supreme Court will hear arguments Monday and Tuesday in the cases of four death row inmates who briefly were resentenced to life without parole when legislators approved the Racial Justice Act in 2009. Justices also will hear from attorneys for two other death row prisoners whose RJA claims weren't decided before the law was repealed.

    Sun, 25 Aug 2019 10:18:16 -0400
  • Tropical Storm Dorian expected to strengthen, severe storms expected to hit the Plains

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    Tropical Storm Dorian is forecast to continue to strengthen as it heads towards Lesser Antilles today. Dorian has winds of 40 MPH and is currently moving west at 13 MPH. The storm is located around 555 miles ESE of Barbados.

    Sun, 25 Aug 2019 10:11:00 -0400
  • Trump, Abe agree on principles of trade deal at G7

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    President Donald Trump on Sunday said he and Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe had agreed on the principles of a trade deal that would probably be signed next month in New York. Trump's Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said the deal would open up markets to over $7 billion worth of goods and covered agriculture, industrial tariffs and digital trade. The U.S. president said Abe agreed that Japan would buy excess U.S. corn.

    Sun, 25 Aug 2019 10:08:25 -0400
  • Iranian, French foreign ministers in talks in Biarritz

    Iran's foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is in talks with his French counterpart on the sidelines of a G7 leaders' summit to discuss what conditions would de-escalate tensions between Washington and Tehran, a French presidency official said. "Zarif came to Paris on Friday with Iranian propositions which obviously must be refined," the French official said.

    Sun, 25 Aug 2019 10:02:22 -0400
  • UPDATE 1-Iranian foreign minister arrives in G7 summit town in France - Iran official

    Iran's foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif arrived on Sunday in Biarritz, southwestern France, where leaders of the G7 group of nations are meeting, an Iranian official said. Flight tracking website flightradar24.com showed an Iranian government jet landed at Biarritz's airport, which has been closed for the duration of the summit from Saturday to Monday. Iranian state television cited the foreign ministry as saying Zarif would not hold talks with U.S. President Donald Trump's summit delegation.

    Sun, 25 Aug 2019 10:01:59 -0400
  • EXCLUSIVE: Joe Walsh announces Republican primary challenge against President Trump

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    Conservative firebrand former Illinois Rep. Joe Walsh announced Sunday with ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos on ABC's "This Week" that he's launching a long-shot Republican presidential primary challenge against President Donald Trump. "I'm going to run for president," Walsh told Stephanopoulos in an exclusive interview. When Stephanopoulos pointed out the massive uphill climb Walsh has in front of him in the primary thanks to Trump's overwhelmingly high approval rating within the party, the controversial former congressman argued that conservatives don't have an alternative to the president.

    Sun, 25 Aug 2019 10:01:00 -0400
  • Five killed in collision between helicopter, small plane in Mallorca

    At least five people, including a minor, were killed on Sunday in a collision between a helicopter and a light plane on the Spanish island of Mallorca, the regional government said. Two people were on board the ultralight plane and three others, a couple and a minor, were in the helicopter, it said. "My solidarity and love for the families of the victims that lost their lives in this tragic accident," Spanish acting Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez tweeted.

    Sun, 25 Aug 2019 09:58:59 -0400
  • Iran's Zarif lands in France's Biarritz, talks with US not on agenda

    Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who landed in Biarritz on Sunday, has no plans to hold talks with U.S. President Donald Trump or any member of the U.S. delegation who have attended the G7 meeting in the French town. "Zarif will convey the Iranian leadership's response to French President Emmanuel Macron's proposal that is aimed to save Iran's 2015 nuclear deal," a senior Iranian official told Reuters. Iranian state TV also reported that Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi ruled out the possibility of any meeting between Iran's top diplomat and Trump or his delegation.

    Sun, 25 Aug 2019 09:46:51 -0400
  • New online tool to track Chicago gun suspects draws fire

    After a recent bloody weekend in Chicago, the city's top police officer reiterated something he's said many times in recent months: People accused of gun-related offenses are too quickly and easily getting back on the street. This time, Superintendent Eddie Johnson unveiled a new online tool aimed at illustrating his point by giving the public a quick way to see who's been arrested on gun-related charges and whether they have posted bail. The tool is part of a public relations offensive to draw attention to what Johnson and Mayor Lori Lightfoot say is a cause of gun violence in Chicago, where more people are fatally shot than in any other city in the U.S.

    Sun, 25 Aug 2019 09:40:49 -0400
  • UPDATE 1-Beach in Barcelona evacuated after explosive device found in water

    A beach in Barcelona was evacuated on Sunday after police found an explosive device in the water that appeared to be old, possibly dating back some 80 years to the Spanish Civil War, a Civil Guard spokeswoman said. Police established a security perimeter of 250 metres (800 feet) around the device off the Sant Sebastia beach, one of Barcelona's most popular beaches. Navy specialists will arrive on Monday to deactivate the device, which could date back to the 1936-1939 Civil War, the spokeswoman said, adding the closure would remain in place until the area is made safe.

    Sun, 25 Aug 2019 09:38:45 -0400
  • Trump, Abe agree on principles of trade deal at G7

    President Donald Trump on Sunday said he and Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe had agreed on the principles of a trade deal that would probably be signed next month in New York. Trump's Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said the deal would open up markets to over $7 billion worth of goods and covered agriculture, industrial profits and digital trade. The U.S. president said Abe agreed that Japan would buy excess U.S. corn.

    Sun, 25 Aug 2019 09:33:36 -0400
  • UPDATE 3-Joe Walsh becomes second Republican to challenge Trump for White House

    Joe Walsh, a conservative former U.S. congressman turned talk show host, on Sunday became the second Republican to challenge President Donald Trump for the party's 2020 White House nomination. Walsh criticized Trump, who has strong support among Republicans, as a bully who is unfit for office as he announced his long-shot bid. "I'm running because he's unfit," Walsh, 57, told ABC's "This Week" program.

    Sun, 25 Aug 2019 09:30:57 -0400
  • Iranian government jet lands at G7 summit town in France - tracking site

    An Iranian government jet landed on Sunday in Biarritz, southwestern France, where leaders of the G7 group of nations are meeting, the flight tracking website flightradar24.com showed. Biarritz's airport has been closed for the duration of the summit from Saturday to Monday. The same plane took Iranian Foreign Affairs Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to Oslo and Paris last week, the site showed.

    Sun, 25 Aug 2019 09:28:32 -0400
  • WRAPUP 3-Hariri says Israeli drones in Beirut attempt to stir Middle East tensions

    BEIRUT/JERUSALEM, Aug 25 (Reuters) - Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri said two Israeli drones which crashed in a suburb of Beirut dominated by the Iranian-backed Hezbollah were designed to stir up regional tensions. One drone fell and second exploded before dawn and caused some damage to Hezbollah's media centre in the southern Dahiyeh suburbs, a Hezbollah official told Reuters, in the first such incident since the two sides waged war in 2006. "The new aggression...constitutes a threat to regional stability and an attempt to push the situation towards further tension," Hariri said in a statement from his office.

    Sun, 25 Aug 2019 09:24:49 -0400
  • Congo has given over 200,000 people Merck Ebola vaccine: government

    Congolese authorities and health workers vaccinated more than 200,000 people against Ebola in August, the government said on Sunday, using a Merck vaccine they hope will help rein in the world's second worst epidemic. Figures released by the government's Ebola committee showed that 204,044 people had been inoculated since August 8. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) said on Wednesday it will fund the manufacturing of Merck & Co Inc's investigational Ebola vaccine called V920.

    Sun, 25 Aug 2019 09:23:03 -0400
  • California deputy made up sniper story, was not hurt, authorities say

    The deputy, Angel Reinosa, 21, admitted to investigators he was not shot as he walked to his car on Wednesday outside the sheriff's department office in Lancaster City, California, police said. Reinosa had earlier said he was saved by the ballistic vest he was wearing. "There was no sniper, no shots fired and no gunshot injury sustained," Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Captain Kent Wegener told reporters at a news conference late on Saturday.

    Sun, 25 Aug 2019 09:22:55 -0400
  • Joe Walsh becomes second Republican to challenge Trump for White House

    Joe Walsh, a conservative former U.S. congressman turned talk show host, on Sunday became the second Republican to challenge President Donald Trump for the party's 2020 White House nomination. Walsh criticized Trump, who has strong support among Republicans, as a bully who is unfit for office as he announced his long-shot bid. "I'm running because he's unfit," Walsh, 57, told ABC's "This Week" program.

    Sun, 25 Aug 2019 09:17:57 -0400
  • UPDATE 2-Merkel's Bavarian allies call for German climate bond

    Germany's Christian Social Union (CSU), the sister party of Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU), are planning to launch a climate bond to help fund its efforts to reduce emission targets. "Climate change needs billions of euros of investment in climate friendly technologies," Alexander Dobrindt, a senior lawmaker from the CSU Bavarian party in Merkel's coalition, told the weekly Bild am Sonntag.

    Sun, 25 Aug 2019 09:16:52 -0400
  • UPDATE 1-UK PM Johnson told Tusk: We leave EU on Oct. 31 whatever the circumstances

    Prime Minister Boris Johnson told European Council President Donald Tusk that Britain would be leaving the European Union on Oct. 31 whatever the circumstances, a British official said on Sunday after the two met at a G7 summit in France. Ahead of the meeting, Tusk and Johnson had sparred over who would be to blame should Britain leave the EU on Oct. 31 without a divorce deal in place. Johnson told Tusk that his preference remained to seek a deal with the EU, and repeated that he would still be willing to sit down and talk with the EU and member states, the official said.

    Sun, 25 Aug 2019 09:16:47 -0400
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