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Under fire, Trump defends call to soldier's grieving family

October 18, 2017

MIAMI (AP) — President Donald Trump emphatically rejected claims Wednesday that he was disrespectful to the grieving family of a slain soldier, as the firestorm he ignited over his assertions of... more »»

 
 
 
Gord Downie, lead singer of The Tragically Hip, has died

October 18, 2017

KINGSTON, Ontario (AP) — Gord Downie, who made himself part of Canada's national identity with songs about hockey and small towns as lead singer and songwriter of iconic rock band The Tragically... more »»

Mother's testimony at France terror trial angers relatives

October 18, 2017

PARIS (AP) — The lawyer representing the older brother of a French extremist who killed seven people in 2012 told a judge and a jury of magistrates that testimony given by the men's mother... more »»

Bootleg Libyan oil, shady havens: Slain reporter's beats

October 18, 2017

ROME (AP) — Malta, a tiny archipelago nation in the southern Mediterranean, is so attractive to those looking to shelter funds or operate under the radar of authorities that it's got a nickname t... more »»

Russian TV star Sobchak declares her presidential bid

October 18, 2017

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian celebrity TV host shook up the country's political scene Wednesday by announcing her presidential bid, a move that would likely boost public interest in the race but could... more »»

Thousands march over 'Somalia's 9/11;' attack details emerge

October 18, 2017

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somali intelligence officials shared a detailed account of the country's deadliest attack, while thousands marched Wednesday in Mogadishu in a show of defiance against... more »»

Hungary: Police search Scientology center in Budapest

October 18, 2017

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungarian police carried out a search at a Church of Scientology center in Budapest on Wednesday. more »»

Harry Potter exhibit marks 20th anniversary of first book

October 18, 2017

LONDON (AP) — Harry Potter fans owe a debt of gratitude to Alice Newton. more »»

Family of slain sergeant says Trump showed 'disrespect'

October 18, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — The mother of an Army sergeant killed in Niger said Wednesday that President Donald Trump, in a call offering condolences, showed "disrespect" to the soldier's loved ones as the... more »»

Tillerson: US seeks accountability for Myanmar abuses

October 18, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson condemned Wednesday reported atrocities committed against Rohingya Muslims in Myanma. more »»

Kenya vote chief says 'difficult' to have credible election

October 18, 2017

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — It is "difficult to guarantee a free, fair and credible election" in Kenya's fresh presidential vote just eight days away despite "full technical preparedness," the head of... more »»

The Latest: Somalia leader urges fractured nation to unite

October 18, 2017

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — The Latest on deadliest attack in Somalia's history (all times local):

7:20 p.m. more »»

Family of slain sergeant says Trump showed "disrespect"

October 18, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — The mother of an Army sergeant killed in Niger said Wednesday that President Donald Trump, in a call offering condolences, showed "disrespect" to the soldier's loved ones as the... more »»

US allies air concerns about Trump's 'Buy American' order

October 18, 2017

GENEVA (AP) — Israel, Hong Kong and Taiwan joined a number of U.. more »»

The Latest: Somalis gather at stadium to protest al-Shabab

October 18, 2017

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — The Latest on deadliest attack in Somalia's history (all times local):

6:45 p.m. more »»

As congressional investigations wear on, some eye a finish

October 18, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — As congressional investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 elections wear on in the Capitol, some lawmakers are starting to wonder when — and how — the probes will end. more »»

Pink diamond that was a French crown jewel to be auctioned

October 18, 2017

GENEVA (AP) — A 19-carat pink diamond that once belonged to King Louis XIV, Napoleon Bonaparte and other French rulers is going up for auction for the first time in 130 years, Christie's announce... more »»

Xi urges stronger Chinese stand against 'grim' challenges

October 18, 2017

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday urged a reinvigorated Communist Party to take a stronger role in society and economic development to better address the nation's "grim"... more »»

Portuguese minister resigns over 106 wildfire deaths

October 18, 2017

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — The Portuguese minister in charge of emergency services resigned Wednesday after 106 people were killed in unprecedented wildfires this year in the Iberian nation. more »»

Trump and the new politics of honoring war dead

October 18, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — After her Army son died in an armored vehicle rollover in Syria in May, Sheila Murphy says, she got no call or letter from President Donald Trump, even as she waited months for... more »»

 
 

Bridge group to meet every Wednesday October 18, 2017

Beginning and intermediate Bridge players are invited to join an informal group meeting every Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Trinity Episcopal Church. All are welcome and walk-ins are encouraged. For more information, contact 876-2661 or 876-0751. more »

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