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OAS chief threatens military force against Venezuela

OAS chief threatens military force against Venezuela

CUCUTA, Colombia (AP) — The head of the Organization of American States has joined President Donald Trump in holding out the threat of a military intervention in Venezuela to restore democracy and ease the country*s humanitarian crisis OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro delivered the sharp warning in a visit Friday to Colombia's border with Venezuela…
Trump, Pompeo bash ex-Secretary of State Kerry on Iran talks

Trump, Pompeo bash ex-Secretary of State Kerry on Iran talks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has unloaded on his Obama-era predecessor John Kerry for "actively undermining" U.S. policy on Iran by meeting several times recently with the Iranian foreign minister, who was his main interlocutor in the Iran nuclear deal negotiations. In unusually blunt and caustic language, Pompeo said Friday that Kerry's…
Kavanaugh denies allegation of sexual misconduct in school

Kavanaugh denies allegation of sexual misconduct in school

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has denied an allegation of sexual misconduct from when he was in high school, seeking to defuse a potential threat to his confirmation as a handful of key senators remained silent on whether they would vote for him. In a statement released by the White House Friday,…
The Village Voice Goes Silent, Finally

The Village Voice Goes Silent, Finally

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How do you write an obituary for someone who was a great and loving role model to the parents you love, but who was abusive and dismissive to you and your friends? When I first heard about the death of the Village Voice on August 31 (its print edition was euthanized last year, which had…
Rinse, repeat: Rhode Island governor fight will mirror 2014

Rinse, repeat: Rhode Island governor fight will mirror 2014

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's Democratic governor won her party's nomination for a second term in Wednesday's primary, overcoming a spirited but poorly funded challenge, while the mayor of the state's second-largest city earned the GOP nomination for another shot at the governor's seat in November. Gov. Gina Raimondo fended off a challenge from…
WHAT’S HAPPENING: Hurricane Florence looms over East Coast

WHAT'S HAPPENING: Hurricane Florence looms over East Coast

MIAMI (AP) — A big one. A monster. A once-in-a-lifetime storm. Hurricane Florence deserves all the names it's being called as it threatens to cause historic flooding, blow catastrophic winds and idle for days over the Carolinas and the Mid-Atlantic. Adding to the storm stress is uncertainty about where exactly Florence will make landfall, after…
Gunman kills 5, self in Southern California rampage

Gunman kills 5, self in Southern California rampage

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — A gunman killed five people, including his wife, before turning the gun on himself as a Kern County sheriff's deputy closed in Wednesday, authorities said. There was no immediate word on what sparked the shootings that took place at a home and a business in Bakersfield, which is some 90 miles…
Millions prepare for potentially catastrophic Florence

Millions prepare for potentially catastrophic Florence

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — With mandatory evacuations already issued for parts of three East Coast states, millions of Americans are preparing for what could become one of the most catastrophic hurricanes to hit the Eastern Seaboard in decades. Carrying winds of up to 140 mph (220 kph) as a Category 4 storm, Hurricane Florence is…
Many California marijuana products failing safety tests

Many California marijuana products failing safety tests

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nearly 20 percent of marijuana products in California have failed tests for potency and purity since the state started requiring the checks on July 1, a failure rate some in the industry say has more to do with unrealistic standards and technical glitches than protecting consumer safety. The testing has been…
US marks 9/11 with somber tributes, new monument to victims

US marks 9/11 with somber tributes, new monument to victims

NEW YORK (AP) — Americans are commemorating 9/11 with somber tributes, volunteer projects and a new monument to victims, after a year when two attacks demonstrated the enduring threat of terrorism in the nation's biggest city. Thousands of 9/11 victims' relatives, survivors, rescuers and others are expected at Tuesday's anniversary ceremony at the World Trade…