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  • Arrest made in North Carolina shooting captured on Facebook

    February 28, 2018 4:24 AM 21

    North Carolina authorities have charged a man with a shooting death that was captured live on Facebook. According to jail records, 65-year-old Douglas Cleveland Colson was arrested Tuesday on a charge of first-degree murder. Union County Sheriff's Office spokesman Tony Underwood confirmed Colson was charged with the death of Prentis Robinson, but referred

  • Confirmed case of dog flu reported in Grants Pass, Oregon

    February 27, 2018 5:00 AM 19

    The Daily Courier reports it is Oregon's first confirmed case this winter. Dr. Randy Webster, a Grants Pass veterinarian, says it's highly contagious, and can run through a kennel like the human flu runs through a kindergarten class. Symptoms include lethargy, nasal discharge, fever and coughing. The worst cases can lead to pneumonia and death. The flu likely

  • Overturned bus in northern Egypt catches fire, killing 8

    February 25, 2018 4:41 AM 16

    Egypt's official news agency says a bus carrying workers burst into flames after it overturned west of the coastal city of Alexandria, killing at least eight people. The state-run MENA, citing an unnamed Interior Ministry official, said civil protection forces extinguished the fire which also wounded 22 others. It's not clear how many passengers were on board

  • Trump says he goes to great lengths to hide his bald spot

    February 24, 2018 5:00 AM 16

    President Donald Trump says he goes to great lengths to hide the bald spot revealed in a recent photo. Speaking before the Conservative Political Action Conference yesterday, Trump turned around onstage and smoothed the back of his famous hair. He said, "I try like hell to hide that bald spot, folks." The crowd cheered as Trump glanced at a monitor and added

  • Mexico finds 103 migrants abandoned in freight trailer

    February 24, 2018 5:00 AM 17

    Mexican immigration agents say they have found 103 Central American migrants in a freight trailer left by a roadside near the US border. Mexico's National Immigration Institute said yesterday the trailer was found near Ciudad Camargo, across the border from Rio Grande City, Texas. The container had apparently been abandoned by migrant traffickers, and a passing

  • US tightens sanctions on North Korean shipping

    February 24, 2018 5:00 AM 29

    The Trump administration hit more than 50 vessels, shipping companies and trade businesses with sanctions Wednesday in its latest bid to pressure North Korea over its nuclear programme. The administration billed it as the largest installment of North Korean economic restrictions to date. President Donald Trump went further, declaring in a speech yesterday

  • Vatican sex abuse investigator hospitalised in Chile

    February 22, 2018 4:59 AM 30

    The special envoy sent by Pope Francis to investigate allegations that a bishop had covered up sex abuse was undergoing gall bladder surgery yesterday in Chile, church officials said. The curia for Charles Scicluna's archdiocese in Malta announced the surgery in a brief statement. The spokesman for the Chilean Catholic bishop's conference, Jaime Coiro

  • Venezuela launches digital currency

    February 21, 2018 7:21 PM 31

    Cash-strapped Venezuela has become the first country to launch its own version of online currency, a move President Nicolas Maduro celebrated as putting his country on the world’s technological forefront. In its first hours on the market yesterday, President Maduro said the so-called petro racked in US$735 million worth in purchases, without providing

  • Reverend Billy Graham dies at 99

    February 21, 2018 3:37 PM 30

    Graham, who long suffered from cancer, pneumonia and other ailments, died at his home in North Carolina, spokesman Mark DeMoss told The Associated Press. More than anyone else, Graham built evangelicalism into a force that rivalled liberal Protestantism and Roman Catholicism in the United States. His leadership summits and crusades in more than 185 countries

  • Brazil's lower house approves military intervention in Rio

    February 21, 2018 4:51 AM 35

    Brazil's lower house has approved a decree to put the military in charge of Rio de Janeiro's security forces amid a spike in violence. The military took over last Friday, but the presidential decree still needs congressional approval. The Chamber of Deputies approved it late Monday and the Senate was scheduled to debate it yesterday. Overnight, the armed