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Nicaraguan crisis leaves vital street market with economic bruises

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 02:50

In taking over his family's shoe business in Nicaragua's largest market, vendor Jose Miguel Gutierrez thought he was set for life -- but as his country nosedives into sociopolitical crisis, one of his two stalls stands barren. Situated in the heart of Nicaragua's capital, the chaotic Mercado Oriental market -- which sells everything from buttons to lizard meat -- generates tens of thousands of jobs and hundreds of millions of dollars, providing a measure of Nicaragua's economic pulse that vendors say is now beating at a snail's pace. Gutierrez is among those demanding President Daniel Ortega relinquish power, an objective fueling protests and clashes with pro-government forces that have caused more than 130 deaths since April 18.

Pursuit of San Francisco kidnapping suspect ends in deadly Emeryville crash

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 02:40

A San Francisco police officer pursued two people across the Bay Bridge after reports that they had shoved a woman in the trunk. The pursuit ended in Emeryville, where the vehicle went up in flames and one person was killed.

Italy's New Populist Government Blocks Rescue Ship Carrying 600 Migrants From Docking

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 00:00

Driven by violent conflicts and extreme poverty, thousands of migrants have reached southern Europe recently by crossing the Mediterranean

Hong Kong jails top independence leader for six years

Sun, 06/10/2018 - 23:30

Hong Kong's leading independence activist was jailed for six years Monday for his involvement in some of the city's worst protest violence for decades. Edward Leung was convicted in May of rioting over the 2016 running battles with police, when demonstrators hurled bricks torn up from pavements and set rubbish alight in the commercial district of Mong Kok. Handing down his jail term, Judge Anthea Pang said Leung actively participated in the riots and described his actions as "wanton and vicious".

Elon Musk Company Hands Out 'Fun' Flamethrowers In Scorched LA

Sun, 06/10/2018 - 22:34

Tech nerds, pyromaniacs and the curious turned up in Los Angeles Saturday to

UN chief calls for investigation of Syria strikes

Sun, 06/10/2018 - 19:40

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Sunday called for an investigation of air strikes believed to have been carried out by Russian jets in Syria, killing dozens including children. The air attack on the night of June 7 to 8 targeted the village of Zardana in Idlib province and left 44 dead including six children, according to the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

An Economist’s Fix to the Iran Deal

Sun, 06/10/2018 - 19:04

The new sanctions regime would give much less leeway for Iran to act like a rogue state. In his speech at the Heritage Foundation, the U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo set out clear conditions under which the United States would lift its sanctions against Iran. After the withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the thrust of U.S. strategy seems to consist of building up the pressure of re-imposed sanctions to change Iran's behavior.

Puerto Rican Day Parade displays post-hurricane pride

Sun, 06/10/2018 - 18:13

NEW YORK (AP) — The National Puerto Rican Parade in New York turned into its usual boisterous celebration Sunday, but many participants also saw it as an occasion to express their more somber concerns over the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria.

Officer kills woman accused of attempting to run him over with her car fleeing alleged shoplifting in Deptford Twp.

Sun, 06/10/2018 - 17:57

The Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office said they are investigating a police-involved shooting in Deptford Township.

Ecuadorean Dad Has Deportation Suspended After His Arrest During Pizza Delivery

Sun, 06/10/2018 - 17:52

A federal judge has suspended an undocumented Ecuadorean man's deportation

Cleveland House Explosion Ravages Neighborhood, Leaves 1 Dead

Sun, 06/10/2018 - 17:50

One woman was killed and one man critically injured when a house in East

Brexit campaigner Banks says story on Russian ties 'absolute garbage'

Sun, 06/10/2018 - 12:34

By Guy Faulconbridge and Paul Sandle LONDON (Reuters) - Arron Banks, a British businessman who bankrolled one of the main campaigns for Brexit, hit back on Sunday after a report said his links with Russia went further and deeper than he had previously disclosed, saying he was a victim of a "witch hunt". Britain has said it had not seen evidence of Russian interference in its votes, but lawmakers are investigating whether the country tried to influence public opinion before the EU referendum as part of a broader inquiry into "fake news". Banks said he would tell a committee of lawmakers on Tuesday about his connections with multiple countries during the referendum campaign.

Assad says West is fueling Syria war, hoping to topple him

Sun, 06/10/2018 - 11:49

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian President Bashar Assad said in an interview published Sunday that the West is fueling the devastating war in his country, now in its eighth year, with the aim of toppling him.

Inside the final days of Anthony Bourdain’s life

Sun, 06/10/2018 - 11:49

The globe-trotting chef was in France filming his acclaimed CNN series “Parts Unknown,” staying at a five-star hotel, when he failed to meet close friend and fellow chef Eric Ripert for dinner.

Pres. Trump alienates America’s allies at G-7

Sun, 06/10/2018 - 11:48

The President first battled Canada over tariffs and trade, and then stunned the world leaders by initially agreeing to sign a joint statement and then abruptly pulling his support.

Trump arrives in Singapore for historic summit with Kim Jung Un

Sun, 06/10/2018 - 11:44

Trump said Saturday that the summit represents a “one-time shot” for Kim to show he’s serious about nuclear disarmament.

White House's top economic aide: Trudeau betrayed G7, 'stabbed us in the back'

Sun, 06/10/2018 - 11:29

White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow was highly critical of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's press conference at the end of this week's G7 summit in Quebec. He accused Trudeau of stabbing the U.S. in the back.

2019 Mercedes GLE: This Is (Most Of) It

Sun, 06/10/2018 - 05:10

The new BMW X5 better watch out as Mercedes is almost ready to unveil the revamped GLE.

Body found in search for woman 'dragged into lake' by 12-foot alligator in Florida

Sun, 06/10/2018 - 05:03

A body has been found in the search for a woman thought to have been killed by an alligator as she walked her dogs near a lake. A necropsy of a 12-and-a-half foot gator, captured at Silver Lakes Rotary Nature Park in Davie, found the animal had bitten Shizuka Matsuki, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said. Commission spokesman Rob Klepper said they were able to positively identify the 47-year-old from evidence collected from alligator.

Find the leader: Kim's cat-and-mouse journey to Singapore

Sun, 06/10/2018 - 04:38

North Korea's capacity for distraction and sleight of hand was on show Sunday as leader Kim Jong Un flew to Singapore for his summit with US President Donald Trump. No fewer than three aircraft made their way to Singapore from Pyongyang airport, a facility that frequently sees fewer than three international flights a day. According to flight tracking website Flightradar24, it took off using flight number CA122, a standard designation for the airline's route from Pyongyang to Beijing.