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    Tribal members settle abuse cases against Mormon church


    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Four Native Americans who claimed they were sexually abused while enrolled in a now-defunct Mormon church foster program decades ago filed paperwork to dismiss their cases after reaching financial...

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Four Native Americans who claimed they were sexually abused while enrolled in a now-defunct Mormon church foster program decades ago filed paperwork to dismiss their cases after reaching financial settlements,...

    Man to return to Louisiana prison after escape 15 years ago


    CLINTON, La. (AP) — It's been 15 years since inmate Lonnie Payne called Louisiana's East Feliciana Parish Prison his home, but a sheriff's official says that's about to change.Criminal Deputy Greg Phares said late Friday that...

    CLINTON, La. (AP) — It's been 15 years since inmate Lonnie Payne called Louisiana's East Feliciana Parish Prison his home, but a sheriff's official says that's about to change.Criminal Deputy Greg Phares said late Friday that Payne...

    World leaders gather at UN under threat from unilateralism


    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — With rising unilateralism challenging its very existence, the United Nations convenes its annual meeting of world leaders Monday and will try once more to tackle problems together as a community of nations,...

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — With rising unilateralism challenging its very existence, the United Nations convenes its annual meeting of world leaders Monday and will try once more to tackle problems together as a community of nations, addressing...
    Brett Kavanaugh's accuser Christine Ford will tell her side next week in court

    Brett Kavanaugh's accuser Christine Ford will tell her side next week in court


    The woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of a decades-old sexual assault has accepted a Senate committee's request to tell her side next week but Christine Blasey Ford wants to resume negotiations over the exact...

    The woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of a decades-old sexual assault has accepted a Senate committee's request to tell her side next week but Christine Blasey Ford wants to resume negotiations over the exact terms...

    Peruvian national linked to atrocity arrested in West Texas


    SAN ANGELO, Texas (AP) — Federal authorities say a former Peruvian Army sergeant has been apprehended in Texas on human rights violations for his alleged involvement in the 1991 killing of 15 villagers in the South American...

    SAN ANGELO, Texas (AP) — Federal authorities say a former Peruvian Army sergeant has been apprehended in Texas on human rights violations for his alleged involvement in the 1991 killing of 15 villagers in the South American country.U.S....
    Yemen famine now 'bleak'

    Yemen famine now 'bleak'


    The United Nations humanitarian chief warned yesterday the fight against famine is being lost in Yemen, which is already facing the world's worst humanitarian crisis with 75 per cent of its 29 million people in need of...

    The United Nations humanitarian chief warned yesterday the fight against famine is being lost in Yemen, which is already facing the world's worst humanitarian crisis with 75 per cent of its 29 million people in need of assistance.Mark...

    Congress takes aim at shrinking seats, legroom on airplanes


    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration would be required to set new minimum requirements for seats on airplanes under legislation to be considered in the House this week, possibly giving passengers a break from...

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration would be required to set new minimum requirements for seats on airplanes under legislation to be considered in the House this week, possibly giving passengers a break from ever-shrinking...

    Canada's capital reeling after tornado hammers communities


    OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — A powerful tornado that carved a path through parts of Canada's capital snapped trees, tossed cars and obliterated dozens of homes leaving what the city's mayor on Saturday said resembled "a war...

    OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — A powerful tornado that carved a path through parts of Canada's capital snapped trees, tossed cars and obliterated dozens of homes leaving what the city's mayor on Saturday said resembled "a war scene."More...

    The Latest: Cramer seeks to clarify Kavanaugh comments


    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Latest on Republican Senate candidate Kevin Cramer's comments on an allegation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh (all times local):2:20 p.m.Republican Senate candidate Kevin Cramer of...

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Latest on Republican Senate candidate Kevin Cramer's comments on an allegation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh (all times local):2:20 p.m.Republican Senate candidate Kevin Cramer of North...

    The Latest: Hawaii national parks reopens after lava shut it


    HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on the reopening of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park after an eruption that caused widespread damage to infrastructure (all times local):9 a.m.A national park in Hawaii has reopened after being...

    HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on the reopening of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park after an eruption that caused widespread damage to infrastructure (all times local):9 a.m.A national park in Hawaii has reopened after being closed...

    Danny DeVito receives lifetime achievement award in Spain


    SAN SEBASTIAN, Spain (AP) — Actor Danny DeVito has been honored with a lifetime achievement award at Spain's most prestigious film festival in the northern coastal city of San Sebastian.DeVito, 73, received the award from the...

    SAN SEBASTIAN, Spain (AP) — Actor Danny DeVito has been honored with a lifetime achievement award at Spain's most prestigious film festival in the northern coastal city of San Sebastian.DeVito, 73, received the award from the San...

    2 Greek journalists detained after minister files complaint


    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The publisher and editor in chief of a Greek newspaper have been detained over an article that alleges mishandling of European Union funds meant to improve conditions in migrant hotspots across the...

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The publisher and editor in chief of a Greek newspaper have been detained over an article that alleges mishandling of European Union funds meant to improve conditions in migrant hotspots across the country.The...

    Comcast beats Fox in Sky auction with $39B bid


    LONDON (AP) — Comcast has emerged as the top bidder for European broadcaster Sky after a rare auction held by British regulators.After three rounds of secret bidding on Friday and Saturday, Comcast offered the higher price of...

    LONDON (AP) — Comcast has emerged as the top bidder for European broadcaster Sky after a rare auction held by British regulators.After three rounds of secret bidding on Friday and Saturday, Comcast offered the higher price of 17.28...
    Two sharks killed after Whitsundays attacks

    Two sharks killed after Whitsundays attacks


    Two tiger sharks have been caught and killed Queensland's Whitsunday Islands after a woman and child were attacked this week.Baited hooks will remain in place for a week following the two attacks in less than 24 hours.The...

    Two tiger sharks have been caught and killed Queensland's Whitsunday Islands after a woman and child were attacked this week.Baited hooks will remain in place for a week following the two attacks in less than 24 hours.The two...

    Fox, Comcast bid for Sky in rare auction


    LONDON (AP) — Comcast and 21st Century Fox are contenders for the highest bid for European broadcaster Sky.The two companies are competing Saturday in a rare auction to determine which bid for Sky is the highest. The...

    LONDON (AP) — Comcast and 21st Century Fox are contenders for the highest bid for European broadcaster Sky.The two companies are competing Saturday in a rare auction to determine which bid for Sky is the highest. The three-round...

    UN: Excessive drinking killed over 3 million people in 2016


    GENEVA (AP) — Drinking too much alcohol killed more than 3 million people in 2016, mostly men, the World Health Organization said.The U.N. health agency also warned that current policy responses are not sufficient to reverse...

    GENEVA (AP) — Drinking too much alcohol killed more than 3 million people in 2016, mostly men, the World Health Organization said.The U.N. health agency also warned that current policy responses are not sufficient to reverse trends...

    The Latest: Warehouse shooting victim had just started job


    ABERDEEN, Md. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at a Maryland warehouse that killed four people and wounded three others (all times local):1:55 p.m.A 21-year-old woman who was killed when a shooter opened fire at a Maryland...

    ABERDEEN, Md. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at a Maryland warehouse that killed four people and wounded three others (all times local):1:55 p.m.A 21-year-old woman who was killed when a shooter opened fire at a Maryland warehouse...

    Thousands in temporary shelters after floods ravage Mexico


    MEXICO CITY (AP) — More than 3,000 people have taken refuge at temporary shelters in Sinaloa after floods ravaged the Mexican state on the Gulf of California.The Mexican Interior Ministry said Saturday that 29 shelters have...

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — More than 3,000 people have taken refuge at temporary shelters in Sinaloa after floods ravaged the Mexican state on the Gulf of California.The Mexican Interior Ministry said Saturday that 29 shelters have been...