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Thai government survives key test with budget vote

Sat, 19 Oct 2019 12:17:33 -0400

Thailand's coalition government, led by a former military junta leader, survived a key parliamentary challenge on Saturday after opponents abstained to let the first reading of its draft 2020 budget b....
Europol says women 'equally capable of crime' as men as it reveals most-wanted list

Sat, 19 Oct 2019 12:16:33 -0400

Europol has revealed the names of Europe's most-wanted fugitives - and 18 of the 21 criminals on the list are women, warning they are “equally capable” of committing serious crimes as men. Called ....
Nestor downgraded as tornadoes damage Florida homes

Sat, 19 Oct 2019 12:02:13 -0400

Tropical Storm Nestor was downgraded Saturday after it spawned a tornado that damaged homes and a school in central Florida but spared an area of the Panhandle devastated one year ago by Hurricane Mic....
No 'Joker': Bronx 'step street' becomes New York hot spot thanks to hit movie

Sat, 19 Oct 2019 12:01:54 -0400

Like most tourists, Patricio Osuna had a list of "must sees" on his trip to New York City: the Statue of Liberty, Times Square and, surprisingly, a steep flight of steps in an out-of-the-way neighborh....
The Latest: Tornados spawned by Nestor damages homes

Sat, 19 Oct 2019 12:01:27 -0400

A second suspected tornado spawned by Tropical Storm Nestor has damaged homes in southwest Florida. The Cape Coral Police Department said in a statement that about dozen homes were damaged Saturday m....
70,000 California wildfire victims may miss out on payments

Sat, 19 Oct 2019 12:00:08 -0400

As many as 100,000 Californians are eligible to receive payments for the damages they suffered from a series of devastating wildfires over the last several years. Concerned that as many as 70,000 vic....
No 'Joker': Bronx 'step street' becomes New York hot spot thanks to hit movie

Sat, 19 Oct 2019 12:00:03 -0400

Like most tourists, Patricio Osuna had a list of "must sees" on his trip to New York City: the Statue of Liberty, Times Square and, surprisingly, a steep flight of steps in an out-of-the-way....
Ireland's Varadkar says no British request to delay Brexit yet

Sat, 19 Oct 2019 11:53:35 -0400

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Saturday afternoon that Britain has not yet made any request to delay Brexit after Prime Minister Boris Johnson lost a vote in the UK parliament that means he....
UPDATE 1-Rebel with a cause ruins Johnson's big Brexit day

Sat, 19 Oct 2019 11:52:10 -0400

Fearing Britain could drop out of the European Union without a deal by design or default, one British lawmaker on Saturday masterminded a plan to deny Prime Minister Boris Johnson his day of Brexit gl....
Man charged in case where 2 judges were shot reaches plea

Sat, 19 Oct 2019 11:47:51 -0400

A man facing felony charges for a May fight during which two judges were shot in downtown Indianapolis has agreed to plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge. Twenty-four-year-old Alfredo Vazquez recentl....
Barcelona mayor pleads for violence in Catalonia to stop

Sat, 19 Oct 2019 11:45:58 -0400

The mayor of riot-stricken Barcelona pleaded Saturday for calm after violent protests by Catalan separatists rocked Spain's second largest city for a fifth consecutive night. Barcelona does not deser....
The Latest: Service canceled for Texas woman shot by police

Sat, 19 Oct 2019 11:42:46 -0400

A service for a woman shot in her home by a Fort Worth police officer has been canceled. Saturday's service for Atatiana Jefferson was to be held at Potter's House Church in Dallas. Church represent....
Sharpton looks to comfort families after police shootings

Sat, 19 Oct 2019 11:34:37 -0400

A stirring eulogy by the Rev. Al Sharpton. The 65-year-old civil rights activist has become a constant of the Black Lives Matter era with his presence in the pulpit after police shootings of African ....
Video shows Oregon coach disarming student then embracing him before police arrive

Sat, 19 Oct 2019 11:25:00 -0400

Stunning surveillance footage captured the moment a high school coach in Oregon disarmed a student with a shotgun and then held him in his arms. Keanon Lowe, a football and track and field coach at P....
Service canceled for Texas woman shot at home by officer

Sat, 19 Oct 2019 11:22:22 -0400

A service for a woman shot in her home by a Fort Worth police officer that had been scheduled for Saturday was canceled amid a family dispute over funeral arrangements. Atatiana Jefferson's funeral h....
IMF's Georgieva says supports debt relief for Somalia

Sat, 19 Oct 2019 11:07:12 -0400

International Monetary Fund Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva said on Saturday that she supports Somalia's efforts to achieve debt relief through the global lender's Highly Indebted Poor Countrie....
Israel, Russia, and the US are in a diplomatic standoff over a 26-year-old woman smuggling 9 and a half grams of marijuana

Sat, 19 Oct 2019 11:05:19 -0400

Naama Issachar, 26, was sentenced to 7.5 years of prison in Moscow, and negotiating her release is part of a bigger diplomatic dispute.....
UPDATE 1-EU executive asks UK to inform of next Brexit steps ASAP

Sat, 19 Oct 2019 11:04:42 -0400

The European Commission said Britain must inform the EU executive of its next steps as soon as possible after parliament voted on Saturday to postpone a key vote on a Brexit deal. "The European Commi....
Post-tropical storm Nestor batters Florida with storm surge, tornadoes

Sat, 19 Oct 2019 11:01:00 -0400

Post-tropical storm Nestor is expected to make landfall in Florida Saturday as it brings heavy rain, gusty winds, storm surge, and possible tornadoes to parts of the Southeast U.S. As of 11 a.m, Nest....
Mozambique's Nyusi takes election lead, opposition cries foul

Sat, 19 Oct 2019 10:48:58 -0400

MAPUTO/JOHANNESBURG, Oct 19 (Reuters) - Mozambique's incumbent President Filipe Nyusi has taken an early lead in results from this week's presidential election but the main opposition party has quest....
UPDATE 1-Protesters cheer as British parliament votes to force Brexit delay

Sat, 19 Oct 2019 10:31:43 -0400

Thousands of anti-Brexit protesters gathered outside Britain's parliament cheered as lawmakers voted on Saturday to withhold support for Prime Minister Boris Johnson's EU exit deal until formal ratifi....
UK parliament speaker to rule on Monday if govt can put Brexit deal to vote again

Sat, 19 Oct 2019 10:31:08 -0400

The speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow said he would rule on Monday if he will allow the government to put forward a vote on Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit deal. The government had tr....
The Navy Wants to Push Out Problem SEALs. But Trump May Get in the Way.

Sat, 19 Oct 2019 10:28:32 -0400

Spiking drinks with cocaine, shooting Iraqi civilians, strangling a Green Beret: The Navy SEAL teams have been rocked by one high-profile scandal after another in recent months, and the leader of the ....
The Stunning Escape of El Chapo's Son: It's Like 'a Bad Netflix Show'

Sat, 19 Oct 2019 10:28:23 -0400

In the bloody churn of the global drug trade, there are no fixed, permanent characters. Cartel leaders are seldom more than temporary players, rising and falling with unfailing predictability as a new....
Kaleb James Cole: Guns seized from suspected neo-Nazi leader over ‘race war’ fears

Sat, 19 Oct 2019 10:28:08 -0400

Police officers have seized a haul of guns from the suspected leader of an American neo-Nazi group thought to be preparing for a “race war”, according to court documents.Detectives confiscated five ri....
Mobster's Jailbreak Plan: Floss, Hacksaw Blade, Crash Diet and a Priest

Sat, 19 Oct 2019 10:24:08 -0400

NEW YORK -- To break out of a federal jail, a suspected Mafia soldier named Christopher Londonio planned to use dental floss as a glass-cutter, Kool-Aid as clothing dye and "lots of bran" to....
Chicago's mayor says top cop drinking before incident in car

Sat, 19 Oct 2019 10:22:07 -0400

Chicago's mayor said Friday that the city's top police officer told her he'd had "a couple of drinks with dinner" before he fell asleep at a stop sign while driving home, an inci....
UK parliament to debate Brexit deal on Monday - House of Commons leader

Sat, 19 Oct 2019 10:12:59 -0400

British lawmakers will debate and vote on Monday on whether to approve Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit deal, the leader of the House of Commons Jacob Rees-Mogg said on Saturday. The government ....
Azeri police detain scores of protesters, including opposition party leader

Sat, 19 Oct 2019 10:10:40 -0400

Police in Azerbaijan on Saturday detained scores of protesters, including the leader of the main opposition Popular Front, at the start of a planned rally against low salaries, corruption and a lack o....
UK Parliament votes to force Brexit delay in setback for Boris Johnson

Sat, 19 Oct 2019 10:07:00 -0400

U.K. lawmakers voted on Saturday to undermine a deal reached between Boris Johnson and the European Union, casting doubt on the prime minister's ability to meet an Oct. 31 Brexit deadline. Johnson an....
Troops on streets of Chilean capital Santiago after state of emergency announced

Sat, 19 Oct 2019 10:01:25 -0400

Troops were patrolling the streets of the Chilean capital Santiago on Saturday morning, the military confirmed, after President Sebastian Pinera evoked a state of emergency amid a surge in violent pro....
South Sudan opposition leader returns to meet with president

Sat, 19 Oct 2019 09:59:28 -0400

South Sudan opposition leader Riek Machar returned to the country Saturday to meet with President Salva Kiir less than a month before their deadline to form a unity government after a five-year civil ....
Artist uses 'historic' markers to raise climate awareness

Sat, 19 Oct 2019 09:56:55 -0400

New England is awash in historic markers, but a handful of plaques popping up in a New Hampshire town are different. Rather than commemorating important people or places in history, many of these din....
UPDATE 1-British protesters lampoon the 'Lucifer' of Brexit and his billionaire backers

Sat, 19 Oct 2019 09:55:08 -0400

Anti-Brexit protesters used a bizarre array of humour on Saturday to lampoon Britain's leaders, casting Prime Minister Boris Johnson's chief adviser as a manipulating devil behind an EU divorce they v....
UK PM Johnson: I will not negotiate Brexit delay

Sat, 19 Oct 2019 09:53:55 -0400

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Saturday he would not negotiate a delay to Brexit, after lawmakers backed a proposal to withhold approval for his agreement until formal ratification legis....
UK lawmakers vote for Letwin proposals, forcing Johnson towards Brexit delay

Sat, 19 Oct 2019 09:52:44 -0400

British lawmakers on Saturday voted for a proposal to withhold support for Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit deal until formal ratification legislation has passed, a step that will oblige him to a....
Spanish PM tells Catalan leader to denounce violence

Sat, 19 Oct 2019 09:52:23 -0400

Spain's acting Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez on Saturday dismissed a call for dialogue from Catalonia's regional chief, telling him he must first condemn the separatist unrest that is roiling Barcelona....
Ethiopia's Nobel-winning leader launches million-copy book

Sat, 19 Oct 2019 09:40:00 -0400

Ethiopia's Nobel Peace Prize-winning prime minister is launching a book of his ideology, with one million copies already printed. Saturday's launch again raised concerns among some in the East Africa....
UPDATE 2-Demonstrators fill Lebanon's streets in third day of fiery protests

Sat, 19 Oct 2019 09:27:52 -0400

Thousands of demonstrators poured into Lebanon's streets on Saturday for a third day of anti-government protests, directing growing rage at a political elite they blame for driving the country to the ....
15 dead after Russian dam collapse floods dormitories

Sat, 19 Oct 2019 09:26:16 -0400

At least 15 people are dead after a dam at a small Siberian gold mine collapsed and water flooded two workers' dormitories on Saturday. The Emergencies Ministry also said seven people were unaccounte....
Erdogan to discuss Syrian deployment in 'safe zone' with Putin next week

Sat, 19 Oct 2019 09:20:20 -0400

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday he would discuss the deployment of Syrian government forces in a planned "safe zone" in northern Syria during talks with Russia's President Vladimir P....
In New Orleans, awaiting orders to get out ahead of blast

Sat, 19 Oct 2019 09:10:17 -0400

People living and working near a corner of New Orleans' historic French Quarter were being told they should prepare to evacuate for several hours Saturday — once workers complete preparations for cont....
Exhibit on Jefferson's architecture weaves in slavery's role

Sat, 19 Oct 2019 09:02:40 -0400

As an architect, Thomas Jefferson envisioned buildings for a new republic — not old-world kings. The show, which opens Saturday in Virginia, offers another reckoning over the founding father's legacy....
British protesters lampoon the 'Lucifer' of Brexit and his billionaire backers

Sat, 19 Oct 2019 08:53:40 -0400

Anti-Brexit protesters on Saturday used a bizarre array of humour to lampoon Britain's leaders, casting Prime Minister Boris Johnson's chief adviser as a manipulating devil behind a divorce that was t....
Turkish troops ready to continue Syria offensive if truce deal not implemented - minister

Sat, 19 Oct 2019 08:50:22 -0400

Turkish troops in northern Syria are ready to continue their offensive if a deal with Washington to pause the conflict while Kurdish fighters withdraw is not fully implemented, Defence Minister Hulusi....
Northern Ireland's DUP say they will use every strategy to seek changes to Brexit deal

Sat, 19 Oct 2019 08:44:24 -0400

Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party will use every strategy available to try and get changes to Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit deal, its Brexit spokesman Sammy Wilson said on Saturday.....
Rebel with a cause plots ruin of Johnson's big Brexit day

Sat, 19 Oct 2019 08:33:01 -0400

Fearing Britain could drop out of the European Union without a deal by design or default, one British lawmaker has threatened to deny Prime Minister Boris Johnson his day of Brexit glory by delaying a....
N.Macedonian PM urges snap election after EU declines to launch accession talks

Sat, 19 Oct 2019 08:03:59 -0400

North Macedonia's Prime Minister Zoran Zaev called on Saturday for a snap parliamentary election after the European Union failed to give his country a date to start talks on joining the bloc. French ....
Mali army says it killed 50 militants, freed soldiers in counter-attack

Sat, 19 Oct 2019 07:58:35 -0400

The Malian army said it had killed around 50 militants during an operation in which it managed to rescue some of the soldiers who were captured during deadly attacks last month on two bases in the cen....
Not responsible for PM to threaten 'my deal or no deal' - UK lawmaker Letwin

Sat, 19 Oct 2019 07:51:29 -0400

British lawmaker Oliver Letwin said on Saturday it was not responsible for Prime Minister Boris Johnson to threaten a choice between his Brexit deal and a no deal. Letwin has put forward a proposal w....