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  • George H.W. Bush released from Maine hospital

    June 5, 2018 5:00 AM 10

    Former President George H.W. Bush has left a Maine hospital after more than a week of treatment for low blood pressure and fatigue. A Bush spokesman tweeted yesterday that the president "deeply" appreciates the care and good wishes he has received. Spokesman Jim McGrath also told The Associated Press that Bush is "back to his old self" and looking forward

  • Trump says he has ‘absolute right’ to pardon himself

    June 4, 2018 3:08 PM 6

    Trump’s comments on Twitter came a day after attorney Rudy Giuliani played down the possibility that the president could pardon himself, suggesting he might have that authority but would be unwise to use it. “Pardoning himself would be unthinkable and probably lead to immediate impeachment,” Giuliani, a member of Trump’s legal team, told NBC’s “Meet the Pressâ

  • Strong hiring in May pushes unemployment rate to 18-year low

    June 2, 2018 5:00 AM 3

    United States employers extended a streak of solid hiring in May, adding 223,000 jobs and helping lower the unemployment rate to an 18-year low of 3.8 percent from 3.9 per cent in April. Average hourly pay rose 2.7 per cent from a year earlier, a slightly faster annual rate than in April, the Labor Department reported yesterday. But pay growth remains

  • Trump says June 12 summit with Kim back on

    June 1, 2018 7:17 PM 6

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump says his meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is back on for June 12. Trump says after an Oval Office meeting Friday with North Korea’s Kim Yong Chol that he’d be making a mistake not to go forward with the on-again, off-again nuclear summit in Singapore. Trump says his meeting with the most senior

  • US to impose new trade tariffs, EU, Mexico pledge to retaliate

    May 31, 2018 3:22 PM 5

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration announced Thursday it will impose tariffs on steel and aluminium imports from Europe, Mexico and Canada after failing to win concessions from the American allies. Europe and Mexico pledged to retaliate quickly, exacerbating trans-Atlantic and North American trade tensions. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said the tariffs

  • Man who befriended undercover cop on Facebook loses appeal

    May 30, 2018 5:00 AM 4

    Delaware's Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from a felon convicted on gun charges after accepting a Facebook friend request from an undercover police officer. A court panel yesterday said a detective's viewing of 40-year-old Terrance Everett's Facebook page did not violate constitutional prohibitions against illegal searches. Everett was sentenced

  • Russian journalist shot and killed in capital

    May 30, 2018 5:00 AM 8

    A Russian journalist harshly critical of the Kremlin was shot and killed in the Ukrainian capital yesterday, and the national police said they are assuming he was targeted because of his work. Ukrainian police said Arkady Babchenko's wife found him bleeding at their apartment building in Kiev and called an ambulance, but Babchenko died on the way to a hospital

  • Inmate on leave kills three in Belgium, setting off terror probe

    May 30, 2018 5:00 AM 8

    A knife-wielding prison inmate on a 48-hour leave stabbed two police officers yesterday in the Belgian city of Liege, seized their service weapons and shot them and a bystander to death before being mowed down by a group of officers, setting off a major terror investigation into the country's most savage assault since 2016 suicide attacks. Prime Minister

  • Senior North Korean official heads to NY to plan for Trump-Kim summit

    May 29, 2018 2:38 PM 6

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump confirmed Tuesday that a top North Korean official is headed to New York for talks on an upcoming summit between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, as diplomatic efforts also accelerated in Asia. Trump said in a tweet that Kim Yong Chol was travelling to New York as part of ongoing meetings

  • Alberto makes landfall on Florida Panhandle

    May 28, 2018 10:18 PM 12

    The National Hurricane Center says Subtropical Storm Alberto has come ashore on the Florida Panhandle. The Miami-based center said in a 5 p.m. EDT advisory that Alberto’s core made landfall Monday at Laguna Beach, Florida, about 15 miles or 20 kilometers west-northwest of Panama City. Forecasters say heavy rainfall and flash flooding are the biggest