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US deficit hits $2.81 trillion

Aug 13, 2020 / 7:03 am

The U.S. budget deficit climbed to $2.81 trillion in the first 10 months of the budget year, exceeding any on record, the Treasury Department said Wednesday....

Iran briefly seizes tanker

Aug 13, 2020 / 6:59 am

The Iranian navy boarded and briefly seized a Liberian-flagged oil tanker near the strategic Strait of Hormuz amid heightened tensions between Tehran and the...

Slender Man appeal fails

Aug 12, 2020 / 12:00 pm

One of two Wisconsin girls who repeatedly stabbed a classmate because she believed a fictional horror character named Slender Man would attack her family if she...

UK hit hardest by recession

Aug 12, 2020 / 10:24 am

Britain has suffered the deepest recession among the world’s top economies this year, shrinking by a fifth in the second quarter alone when much of the...

Worst licence photo ever?

Aug 12, 2020 / 10:20 am

Driver’s licence photos aren't always the best, but when a Tennessee woman received her new ID the picture was perfect — for a furniture store....

Three dead in derailment

Aug 12, 2020 / 9:14 am

A passenger train derailed in northeast Scotland after stormy weather, killing three people and injuring six others Wednesday, authorities said. The...

Kanye qualifies in Arkansas

Aug 12, 2020 / 9:03 am

Rapper Kanye West has qualified to appear on Arkansas' ballot this fall as an independent presidential candidate, Secretary of State John Thurston said...

Epstein ex's prison struggles

Aug 11, 2020 / 3:20 pm

The reaction of federal prison officials to Jeffrey Epstein’s suicide last year is to blame for onerous conditions a British socialite faces in jail while...

Cosby appeal attacks deal

Aug 11, 2020 / 3:06 pm

Bill Cosby’s lawyers argued in an appeals filing Tuesday that it was “fundamentally unfair” to let prosecutors use Cosby’s damaging...

Biden selects running mate

Aug 11, 2020 / 1:26 pm

Joe Biden named California Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate on Tuesday, making history by selecting the first Black woman to compete on a major...

Female VP an insult?

Aug 11, 2020 / 10:34 am

President Donald Trump criticized his Democratic rival's vice-presidential selection process, saying Tuesday that some men are “insulted” by Joe...

Russia approves 1st vaccine

Aug 11, 2020 / 9:40 am

Russia on Tuesday became the first country to approve a coronavirus vaccine, a move that was met with international skepticism and unease because the shots have...

Global virus cases top 20M

Aug 11, 2020 / 6:50 am

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide topped 20 million, more than half of them from the United States, India and Brazil, as Russia on Tuesday...

Protests turn violent

Aug 11, 2020 / 6:47 am

The top opposition candidate in Belarus' presidential vote, who initially refused to concede her defeat amid a massive police crackdown on anti-government...

Blasphemy death sentence

Aug 11, 2020 / 6:43 am

A young musician in northern Nigeria’s Kano state has been sentenced to death by hanging for blasphemy against Prophet Muhammad. An Upper Shariah Court...

Virus back in New Zealand

Aug 11, 2020 / 6:34 am

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Tuesday that authorities have found four cases of the coronavirus in one Auckland household from an unknown...

Trump rushed from briefing

Aug 10, 2020 / 3:24 pm

President Donald Trump was abruptly escorted by a U.S. Secret Service agent out of the White House briefing room as he was beginning a coronavirus briefing...

Pro wrestling star dies

Aug 10, 2020 / 1:44 pm

James Harris, a Mississippi-born sharecropper who gained international fame as “Kamala the Ugandan Giant,” a massive professional wrestler who...

PM resigns after explosion

Aug 10, 2020 / 10:43 am

Lebanon’s prime minister stepped down from his job on Monday in the wake of the disastrous Beirut port explosion that triggered public fury, saying he has...

Vows to quash opposition

Aug 10, 2020 / 7:39 am

Belarus’ authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko warned Monday that the opposition protesters who challenge the official vote results extending his...

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