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The Latest: Tropical Storm Kirk moving west across Atlantic

Sep. 22, 2018 11:00 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the aftermath of Hurricane Florence (all times local): 11 p.m. Forecasters say Tropical Storm Kirk is continuing to move west across the eastern Atlantic but does not currently pose any threat to land. In a Saturday night update, the National Hurricane Center said Kirk...

Canada's capital reeling after tornado hammers communities

Sep. 22, 2018 3:47 PM EDT

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — A powerful tornado that carved a path through parts of Canada's capital snapped trees, tossed cars and obliterated dozens of homes leaving what the city's mayor on Saturday said resembled "a war scene." More than 150,000 customers were still without power following the tornado, which...

Vatican, China make breakthrough deal on bishop appointments

Sep. 22, 2018 1:11 PM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican and China said Saturday they had signed a "provisional agreement" over the appointment of bishops, a breakthrough on an issue that stymied diplomatic relations for decades and aggravated a split among Chinese Catholics. The deal resolved one of the major sticking points in...

Thousands rally across Russia against raising pension ages

Sep. 22, 2018 12:08 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — For yet another weekend, thousands rallied across Russia on Saturday to protest the government's plan to raise the eligibility age for retirement pensions by five years. Several thousand people attended a Moscow rally organized by the Communist Party and other leftist groups, which was...

China treats Uighur kids as 'orphans' after parents seized

Sep. 21, 2018 6:58 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Every morning, Meripet wakes up to her nightmare: The Chinese government has turned four of her children into orphans, even though she and their father are alive. Meripet and her husband left the kids with their grandmother at home in China when they went to nurse Meripet's sick father in...

Man accused of making bomb threats to government buildings.

Sep. 21, 2018 6:55 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A man is charged by federal prosecutors with making bomb threats to city government buildings in North Carolina. The News & Observer of Raleigh reports a news release from the U.S. Attorney's office said 53-year-old Michael Dexter Brodie was charged Thursday with mailing bomb...

Rural Texas town council approves Muslim cemetery plan

Sep. 21, 2018 6:15 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Leaders of a rural Texas town have approved design plans for a Muslim cemetery three years after the project was met with derision and claims that it was a precursor to a mosque or an extremist training center. The City Council in Farmersville on Thursday OK'd the cemetery plans submitted by...

Philadelphia names street for controversial former mayor

Sep. 21, 2018 3:31 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Former Philadelphia Mayor W. Wilson Goode Sr., who led the city in 1985 when police dropped a bomb on a rowhouse and caused an inferno that killed 11 people and destroyed more than 60 homes, defended his legacy against shouting protesters Friday as the city named a street in his honor....

Puerto Rico marks 1 year since Maria with song and sadness

Sep. 20, 2018 9:14 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Clapping and raising their hands to the sky, hundreds of people clad in white gathered at an 18th-century fort in the Puerto Rican capital on Thursday to remember the thousands who died in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria as the U.S. territory struggles to recover one year...

Colombian police shut down Pablo Escobar museum

Sep. 20, 2018 8:15 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Police have shut down a small museum in Medellin that showcased the life and times of notorious drug lord Pablo Escobar because its managers do not have a tourism license, authorities said Thursday. Officials said seven tourists were visiting when officers staged the raid Wednesday...