Monthly Archives: July 2016

Surveys show Chinese manufacturing weak in July

Two surveys show Chinese manufacturing activity in July was weak but better than some forecasters expected. Continue reading

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Fight continues against California’s Big Sur fire as new blaze breaks out near Fresno

Crews battled a massive wildfire near California’s Big Sur that is threatening thousands of homes as it burns for the tenth day, while a much newer fire in Fresno County quickly spread, damaging homes as it grew to more than two square miles Sunday. Continue reading

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US Capitol attack plot suspect pleads guilty to 3 counts in Ohio

A man accused of plotting to attack the US Capitol in support of the Islamic State group during President Barack Obama’s 2015 State of the Union address pleaded guilty Monday to three federal charges. Continue reading

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2 ex-Temple University officers accused of killing woman

Two former Temple University police officers are facing murder charges in the slaying of a woman in Philadelphia. Continue reading

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Amnesty warns that Malaysian law gives govt ‘abusive powers’

Amnesty International has warned that a Malaysian security law that comes into force Monday will give the government “unchecked and abusive powers” in a blow to human rights. Continue reading

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Pope: I fell because I forgot there was step at altar’s edge

Pope Francis has explained why he took a tumble last week during a public Mass outdoors in public while on a pilgrimage. Continue reading

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Mother-in-law of Formula One chief Bernie Ecclestone freed after being kidnapped in Brazil

The mother-in-law of Bernie Ecclestone has been freed after being kidnapped in Brazil last month, according to local media. Continue reading

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Pope: Not right to talk about a ‘violent, terrorist’ Islam

Pope Francis on Sunday said he won’t label Islam as “terrorist” because that would be unfair and not true. Continue reading

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The Latest: Balloon pilot had record of DWI in Missouri

The Latest on the fatal hot air balloon crash in Central Texas (all times local): 7:15 p.m. Continue reading

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Pope will let justice take its course on Pell allegations

Pope Francis told reporters Sunday he won’t address child molestation allegations against a top Vatican cardinal who is one of his most-trusted aides until justice officials in Australia have made a determination. Continue reading

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Blast shakes Kabul in possible attack, Afghan official says

A strong explosion took place early Monday near a guesthouse for foreigners in Kabul, an Afghan police official said. Continue reading

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NTSB: Balloon hit power lines before crashing in Texas field, killing 16

A hot air balloon hit high-tension power lines before crashing into a pasture in Central Texas, killing all 16 on board, according to federal authorities investigating the worst such disaster in U.S. history. Continue reading

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Afghan official: Blast shakes city, possible attack

An Afghan police official says there has been a strong explosion near a guesthouse for foreigners in Kabul. Continue reading

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Appeal made for fund to support slain social worker’s kids

With the anniversary of the shooting death of a Vermont social worker approaching, the state employees’ union is asking again for donations to a fund to support Lara Sobel’s children. Continue reading

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NTSB: Balloon hit power lines before crashing, killing 16

Evidence shows some part of the hot air balloon made contact with high-tension power lines before crashing into a Central Texas pasture, killing all 16 on board, according to federal authorities who are investigating the worst such disaster in U.S. his… Continue reading

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University of Washington identifies student killed at party

The Latest on the Washington state shooting (all times local): 2:10 p.m. Continue reading

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Asylum seeker stabs priest in Belgium, authorities say

An asylum seeker on Sunday stabbed a 65-year-old Belgian priest before fleeing, and the assailant is still on the run, authorities said. Continue reading

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Gurriel has work visa, now playing in minors for Astros

Cuban infielder Yuliesky Gurriel has received his work visa and is playing in the minors in Houston’s system. Continue reading

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Russian television shows what the Kremlin thinks of Clinton

To understand what the Kremlin thinks about the prospect of Hillary Clinton becoming the U.S. president, it was enough to watch Russian state television coverage of her accepting the Democratic nomination. Continue reading

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Belgian priest stabbed in his home when he refused to give Muslim asylum seeker money

Belgian priest, 65, stabbed in his home when he ‘refused to give asylum seeker money after letting him use his shower’ The Belgian priest has been named locally as 65-year-old Jos Vanderlee He reportedly let the asylum seeker use his shower at his home in Lanaken The suspect allegedly asked the priest for money and … Continue reading Continue reading

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