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  • Migrants set out anew on quest to reach distant US border

    October 25, 2018 4:58 AM 23

    Thousands of Central American migrants renewed their hoped-for march to the United States on Wednesday, setting out before dawn with plans to travel another 45 miles (75 kilometres) of the more than 1,000 miles that still lie before them. The five days of walking in the southernmost reaches of Mexico - after seven days in Honduras and Guatemala - were beginning

  • US approves first new type of flu drug in two decades

    October 24, 2018 8:29 PM 14

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — U.S. health regulators have approved the first new type of flu drug in two decades. Wednesday’s approval of Xofluza for people age 12 and older comes ahead of the brunt of this winter’s flu season. Xofluza is a pill that can reduce the severity and shorten the duration of flu symptoms after one just dose. It works about as well as Tamiflu

  • NYC offices of CNN evacuated due to suspicious package

    October 24, 2018 2:48 PM 24

    WASHINGTON (AP) — CNN says its offices in Manhattan have been evacuated because of a suspicious package. The news network reported on Wednesday morning that a police bomb squad was at its offices. The U.S. Secret Service says agents have intercepted packages containing “possible explosive devices” addressed to former President Barack Obama and Hillary

  • Explosive device found at Clintons' NY house

    October 24, 2018 2:23 PM 18

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Secret Service says agents have intercepted packages containing “possible explosive devices” addressed to former President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. The agency says neither Clinton nor Obama received the packages, and neither was at risk of receiving them because of screening procedures. A U.S. official tells

  • China-US ties sinking amid acrimony over trade, politics

    October 24, 2018 5:00 AM 13

    "Both ignorant and malicious" was how the official China Daily newspaper recently described comments by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, offering a stinging insight into the current bitter tone of discourse between the countries. The White House's move to expand Washington's dispute with Beijing beyond trade and technology and into accusations of political

  • Want to run an Iraqi ministry? Apply online, PM says

    October 23, 2018 2:03 PM 21

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Drain the swamp: it’s a promise leaders around the world are making in this era of voter cynicism and political upheaval. But Iraq’s Prime Minister-designate Adel Abdul-Mahdi may be taking it further than anyone else. To form his government, he opened an online portal for anyone to apply to run Iraq’s 22 ministries, posts that have come to be associated

  • US, Saudi tensions rise over killing in Saudi consulate

    October 21, 2018 3:43 PM 21

    ISTANBUL (AP) — Saudi Arabia’s crown prince “crossed a line” in the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and must pay a price, a leading U.S. Senate Republican said Sunday, in a sign of growing tensions between the United States and its Gulf ally. Bob Corker, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said Saturday on CNN’s “State

  • Tropical Storms Willa and Vicente swirling off Mexican coast

    October 21, 2018 4:36 AM 14

    Two tropical storms are swirling in the Pacific Ocean off Mexico, and one is forecast to become a hurricane and approach the country's west coast late this week. Tropical Storm Willa is the 21st named storm of the eastern Pacific hurricane season. It was about 305 miles (490 kilometres) south-southwest of the port city of Manzanillo yesterday. The US National

  • EU drug agency urges approval for dengue vaccine

    October 19, 2018 9:16 PM 19

    LONDON (AP) — Europe’s drug regulator has recommended approving the first vaccine for dengue despite concerns about its wide use and a lawsuit in the Philippines alleging that it was linked to three deaths. The European Medicines Agency said Friday it had adopted a “positive opinion” of French pharmaceutical company Sanofi’s Dengvaxia

  • Colorado marijuana sales exceeded $1billion up to August

    October 19, 2018 4:59 PM 8

    DENVER (AP) — A Colorado report shows marijuana sales in the state have exceeded $1 billion as of August of this year, with tax revenue from those sales reaching $200 million. The Denver Post reports that a report by the Department of Revenue indicates that medical and recreational marijuana sales are on track to break last year’s record of more than $1.5 billion