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Uganda confirms first Ebola case as neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo fights outbreak

A child in Uganda has tested positive for Ebola, the first confirmed case of the disease in the country since the ongoing outbreak in neighboring Democratic Republic of the Congo began in Au...

Uganda confirms first Ebola case as neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo fights outbreak

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Uganda confirms first Ebola case during current outbreak, a Congolese child: WHO Uganda has confirmed its first case of Ebola during the current outbreak, a 5-year-old Congolese child who is receiving care after arriving from the Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday....
2019-06-11 22:30

Deadly Ebola outbreak spreads from Congo to Uganda The second-deadliest Ebola outbreak in history has now spread to Uganda — claiming the life of a 5-year-old boy Wednesday after the virus killed nearly 1,400 in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Two other cases of Ebola have also been confirmed...
2019-06-12 20:30

First Ebola Cases Reported in Uganda, in Spillover From Congo Outbreak A 5-year-old Congolese boy died on Wednesday, a day after officials confirmed his case as the first outside the Democratic Republic of Congo since an outbreak began last summer....
2019-06-12 14:45

Five-year-old boy dies in Uganda as Congo Ebola outbreak spreads Ugandan authorities confirm two other patients also undergoing treatment as officials consider declaring global health emergencyA five year-old-boy who became the first confirmed Ebola case outside the Democratic Republic of the Congo during the curr...
2019-06-12 14:45

A 5-Year-Old Boy Is the First to Die of Ebola in Uganda as Outbreak Crosses Congo Border (KASINDI, Congo) — A 5-year-old boy vomiting blood became the first cross-border victim of Ebola in the current outbreak on Wednesday, while two more people in Uganda tested positive for the highly contagious disease that has killed nearly 1,40...
2019-06-12 16:45

Ebola Crosses From Congo to Uganda The deadly Ebola outbreak that has raged in the Democratic Republic of Congo for more than 10 months has crossed into neighboring Uganda, where authorities said a 5-year-old boy tested positive for the hemorrhagic fever....
2019-06-12 08:00

Family sent back to DR Congo after two die of Ebola in Uganda Authorities repatriated the relatives of two people who died of Ebola in Uganda back to the Democratic Republic of Congo on Thursday, including a 3-year-old boy confirmed to be suffering from the disease, the Ugandan health minister said....
2019-06-13 16:15

Ebola outbreak spreads outside Congo, WHO says The Ebola outbreak that has infected more than 2,000 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo has now spread outside the country, the World Health Organization announced Tuesday....
2019-06-12 04:30

Ebola outbreak turns deadly in Uganda The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo made the long-feared jump across borders with three cases confirmed Wednesday in Uganda, including the death of a 5-year-old boy who had the virus....
2019-06-12 18:30

2 dead after Ebola outbreak spreads to Uganda Uganda has confirmed three cases of the Ebola virus, which has now killed two people -- signaling that the outbreak officials have struggled to contain is spreading....
2019-06-14 04:45

Congo officials chasing how boy with Ebola entered Uganda BENI, Congo (AP) — A 5-year-old boy vomiting blood has become the first cross-border case of Ebola in the current deadly outbreak. Now authorities in Congo are trying to determine how his family, exposed to the virus, managed to cross into neighborin...
2019-06-12 11:30

The Latest: Congo pastor likely behind Uganda’s Ebola cases BWERA, Uganda (AP) — The Latest on the Ebola outbreak in Congo and Uganda (all times local): 7:05 p.m. The World Health Organization’s emergencies chief says the Congolese man who is thought to have infected Uganda’s cluster of Ebola case...
2019-06-13 18:15

Ebola Has Killed 1,300 in DRC and It Just Crossed the Border to Uganda. Here’s What to Know About the Outbreak The second largest Ebola outbreak in history has killed more than 1,300 people since it began in August last year and has now spread across the border from the Democratic Republic of Congo to Uganda. Doctors, aid workers and the government have been ...
2019-06-15 04:45

Second Ebola death in Uganda after outbreak crosses border KAMPALA, Uganda — Uganda’s health ministry says a second person infected with the Ebola virus has died after a family exposed to the disease quietly crossed the border from Congo. The first cross-border cases in this Ebola outbreak have prompte...
2019-06-13 14:30

2nd Ebola death in Uganda after outbreak crosses border KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Uganda’s health ministry says a second person infected with the Ebola virus has died after a family exposed to the disease quietly crossed the border from Congo. The first cross-border cases in this Ebola outbreak have pr...
2019-06-13 10:45

Nearly 1,400 have died of Ebola in Congo. Now, the contagious disease has spread to Uganda A 5-year-old boy in Uganda became the first cross-border victim in the current outbreak of the Ebola virus, which has killed nearly 1,400 in Congo.        ...
2019-06-12 18:30

New Ebola cases in Uganda raise fears of spread beyond Congo Uganda announced two more cases of Ebola on Wednesday - a grandmother and a three-year-old boy, confirming that a deadly outbreak has spread for the first time beyond the Democratic Republic of Congo....
2019-06-12 20:15

Boy, 5, dies of Ebola as outbreak crosses Congo border A 5-year-old boy vomiting blood became the first cross-border victim in the current Ebola outbreak on Wednesday, while his 3-year-old brother and grandmother tested positive for the disease that has killed nearly 1,400 people in Congo....
2019-06-12 21:30

Ebola outbreak in Congo reaches over 2,000 confirmed cases International health officials are warning against the second-deadliest Ebola outbreak in history as more than 2,000 cases have been reported in eastern Congo....
2019-06-05 19:15

Ebola Just Spread Outside the Congo for the First Time Since the Outbreak Began (KAMPALA, Uganda) — A child in Uganda has tested positive for Ebola in what is the first cross-border case of the deadly virus since an outbreak started in neighboring Congo last year, Uganda’s health ministry said late Tuesday, in a blow...
2019-06-11 22:45

Ebola outbreak puts DR Congo's neighbors on high-alert The WHO has not declared the current outbreak an international emergency. But neighboring countries considered at risk have upped their preventative measures after the virus spread to Uganda earlier this week....
2019-06-15 20:45

Public gatherings banned in Kasese District in Uganda after Ebola outbreak Uganda has banned public gatherings in Kasese District, a part of the country where an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus has been confirmed, Emmanuel Ainebyona, a health ministry spokesman, told Reuters....
2019-06-13 10:45

Massive Ebola outbreak spreads across DRC border, infected 5-year-old in Uganda Enlarge / Health workers carry a coffin containing a victim of Ebola virus on May 16, 2019, in Butembo, DRC, a city at the epicenter of the Ebola crisis. (credit: Getty | John Wessels) Health officials in Uganda have confirmed the country’s first c...
2019-06-12 02:15

DR Congo: Ebola claims over 1,000 lives, Guterres commits ‘whole’ UN system, to help ‘end the outbreak’ Now in its tenth month, the Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has claimed more than a thousand lives, prompting Secretary-General António Guterres to throw the support of “the whole United Nations system” into stemming the ...
2019-05-21 15:00

Experienced technocrat to head government of the Democratic Republic of Congo The DR Congo has a new Prime Minister: Sylvestre Ilunga Ilunkamba. Who is this head of government chosen as a compromise between the former and the current presidents; and what can Congolese expect of him?...
2019-05-21 17:45

| One case of Ebola confirmed in Uganda: WHO A five-year-old boy is being treated for Ebola in Uganda, the first case since an outbreak in neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo 10 months ago, the World Health Organisation says....
2019-06-12 03:15

Congo Ebola infections exceed 2,000 as new case rate triples The number of cases of Ebola in eastern Congo has passed 2,000, government figures showed late on Monday, as the rate of new cases tripled and containment efforts faltered in the remote, unstable region....
2019-06-04 17:30

UN health agency identifies 5-year old Congolese boy as first confirmed case of Ebola in Uganda The World Health Organization (WHO) and Ministry of Health, confirmed on Tuesday the first case of the deadly Ebola virus in Uganda, stemming from the nearly year-long current outbreak in neighbouring Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)....
2019-06-12 02:45

Ebola not known to be spreading in Uganda: WHO There has been no known person-to-person spread of Ebola in Uganda despite the deaths of two people there who arrived with the disease from Congo, the top World Health Organization (WHO) expert told Reuters on Thursday....
2019-06-13 19:30

Two more cases of Ebola confirmed in Uganda: WHO Two more cases of Ebola have been confirmed in Uganda after a five-year-old boy died of the disease, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday....
2019-06-12 17:45

Uganda: Three new Ebola cases confirmed The Ministry of Health said it had three more suspected cases of the disease and the number of people who may have come into contact with the virus jumped from eight to 27....
2019-06-14 13:45

The Ebola virus has reached Uganda Three cases of Ebola have been confirmed in Uganda, a boy has died. Uganda is confident it can contain the virus using an Ebola vaccine, but experts fear that there could be more undetected cases....
2019-06-12 21:15

Ebola cases in DR Congo top 2,000 The daily number of new Ebola cases has tripled in recent months, according to aid organizations. Local distrust and armed groups have hampered a response to the world's second-largest Ebola epidemic....
2019-06-05 08:15

Second person infected with Ebola dies in Uganda A second person infected with the Ebola virus has died in Uganda, the health ministry said Thursday, after a family exposed to the disease quietly crossed the border from Congo....
2019-06-13 20:45

| Boy dies of Ebola in Uganda as virus spreads from DRC A five-year-old boy in Uganda has died of Ebola, the health minister says, as his grandmother and younger brother also tested positive for the virus after joining the child on a visit to neighbouring DRC....
2019-06-12 23:00

One in four Ebola cases undetected in Congo: WHO Roughly a quarter of Ebola infections in eastern Congo are estimated to be going undetected or found too late, a World Health Organization (WHO) expert said on Thursday....
2019-06-06 17:30

Almost 2,000 Ebola cases confirmed in DR Congo Almost 2,000 cases of Ebola have been reported in the Democratic Republic of Congo, as the central African nation struggles with the second largest outbreak of the disease in history....
2019-06-10 11:45

WHO To Hold Emergency Meeting After Ebola Spreads To Uganda The World Health Organization said Wednesday that a key emergency committee would meet following confirmation that an Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo had spread to neighbouring Uganda....
2019-06-12 18:45

Uganda Discloses Greater Ebola Threat Than Previously Known As the death toll rose to two, health officials reported three unrelated suspect cases and said as many as 27 people may have been exposed to the virus....
2019-06-14 10:00

New Ebola cases in Uganda raise fears of further spread Uganda announced two more cases of Ebola on Wednesday - a grandmother and a three-year-old boy, confirming that a deadly outbreak has spread for the first time beyond the Democratic Republic of Congo....
2019-06-12 17:45

Second Ebola patient dies in Uganda, two others in intensive care A Congolese woman has become the second patient in Uganda to die of Ebola since the virus crossed the border from the Democratic Republic of Congo and two other people remain in intensive care, a health ministry official said on Thursday....
2019-06-13 10:45

Congo record 27 new cases of Ebola in a single day The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has reached a grim milestone, with 27 new cases confirmed in a single day -- a record for the current outbreak....
2019-05-21 19:30

| Second patient dies of Ebola in Uganda, as death toll climbs in DRC Uganda has recorded its second Ebola fatality since the virus spread from neighbouring DRC, where officials said a 10-month-old epidemic has now killed more than 1 400 people....
2019-06-13 21:30

Congo declares measles epidemic after it kills more than Ebola Congo's government has declared an epidemic of measles, which the latest health ministry figures show has now killed at least 1,500 people, over a hundred more than have died of Ebola....
2019-06-11 22:30

Congo violence sparks fears over UK Ebola response Attacks on health clinics provoke concern that disclosing details of funding might ‘put a target on the head’ of medical workersThe UK has agreed not to publicly disclose how much funding has been allocated to the Ebola response in the Democratic Rep...
2019-05-22 08:45

WHO Declines to Declare Ebola a Global Emergency in Congo The World Health Organization declined to declare that an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo constitutes a global public-health emergency, surprising global health leaders and organizations....
2019-06-15 04:45

DRC set to exceed 2,000 Ebola cases in second largest outbreak ever Violence by armed groups and community mistrust hamper attempts to halt epidemicAid agencies in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are set to announce that more than 2,000 people have been infected with Ebola since the outbreak was declared in Augu...
2019-06-03 20:45

Ebola spreads in Uganda—2 deaths, 27 in contact—as WHO calls emergency meeting Enlarge / A health worker puts on protective gear as he prepares to screen travelers at the Mpondwe Health Screening Facility in the Ugandan border town of Mpondwe as they cross over from the Democratic Republic of Congo, on June 13, 2019. (credit: ...
2019-06-14 01:30

U.N. Ebola chief to tackle security, political issues in Congo The United Nations named an Emergency Ebola Response Coordinator on Thursday to help improve efforts to contain a 10-month epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo that has killed more than 1,200 people....
2019-05-23 11:45

Children under five dying at higher rate in Congo Ebola epidemic: WHO Children under five infected with Ebola in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo are dying at a higher rate than other patients as their parents shun special treatment centers, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday....
2019-05-30 22:45

Why Latest Ebola Outbreak Raises Alarms Far and Wide Ebola is one of the deadliest diseases on Earth, with a fatality rate as high as 90%. It’s among a handful of illnesses so dangerous that governments consider them threats to national security. An epidemic in West Africa that began in late 2013 and d...
2019-06-12 22:45

For the Third Time, W.H.O. Declines to Declare the Ebola Outbreak an Emergency Even with more than 1,400 dead, the W.H.O. says the risk of the disease spreading beyond the region remains low and declaring an emergency could have backfired....
2019-06-14 21:30

Why Latest Ebola Outbreak Raises Fears Across Borders Ebola is one of the deadliest diseases on Earth, with a fatality rate as high as 90%. It’s among a handful of illnesses so dangerous that governments consider them threats to national security. An epidemic in West Africa that began in late 2013 and d...
2019-06-13 16:15

Seoul: North Korea confirms African swine fever outbreak SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea is scrambling to prevent the spread of the highly contagious African swine fever on its pig industry after North Korea confirmed an outbreak at a farm near its border with China. South Korea’s agriculture minist...
2019-05-31 11:30

Congo forces kill 26 Islamist rebels in Ebola zone shootout Congolese forces killed 26 rebels on Thursday from a group thought to be linked to Islamic State while repelling an attack in east Congo's Ebola zone, the army said....
2019-05-30 14:45

WHO names emergency Ebola response chief to help stem epidemic in Congo The United Nations said it has appointed an Emergency Ebola Response Coordinator as part of increased efforts to combat an epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo that has killed more than 1,200 people in 10 months....
2019-05-24 15:45

DR Congo: ‘No time to lose’ says newly appointed UN Ebola response coordinator  With the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s worst ever Ebola outbreak now in its tenth month, the United Nations on Thursday announced measures to strengthen its response, with the Organization’s newly appointed Emergency Coordinator (EERC) declaring...
2019-05-23 21:15

Ebola outbreak in the DRC hits record number of cases in a single day The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo is the second deadliest ever, and has proven difficult to contain because of violent attacks in the region...
2019-05-22 07:01

Second Ebola death confirmed in Uganda as UN health agency mulls global emergency call Together with Uganda, UN humanitarian agencies are racing to contain deadly Ebola virus disease (EVD) there, after the announcement that it has claimed a second victim....
2019-06-14 03:45

U.N. creates new Ebola chief role to tackle security, political issues in Congo The United Nations named an Emergency Ebola Response Coordinator on Thursday, creating a new position to boost efforts to contain a 10-month epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo that has killed more than 1,200 people....
2019-05-23 12:45

Wednesday’s Daily Brief: updates from the Near East and Libya, Ebola in DR Congo, World War remembrance On Wednesday, we cover: chronic hunger in the Middle East; the toll of war on Gazans; the one-year-long detention of an academic in Iran; Syrian health facilities under attack; Ebola casualties in the Democratic Republic of the Congo hitting the 1,00...
2019-05-21 15:15

East Congo villagers kill Ebola health worker, loot clinic A mob in eastern Congo killed an Ebola health worker and looted a clinic, the Health Ministry said on Tuesday, underscoring a breakdown in public trust that is hampering efforts to contain the deadly virus....
2019-05-28 20:15

Islamic State claims deadly attack in east Congo's Ebola zone Islamic State claimed responsibility on Tuesday for a deadly overnight attack in an area of eastern Congo hit by an Ebola epidemic, although its account of the violence differed from local reports....
2019-06-04 22:45

Ebola situation worsening in DR Congo, amidst growing ‘funding gap’ UN health agency warns Strengthening both security and the Ebola response effort is essential to contain the growing outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), UN health agency’s officials said on Tuesday, following a visit to the epicentre of what is already ...
2019-05-21 16:15

UN condemns attack on Ebola treatment centre in DR Congo which left doctor dead, two others injured The UN has condemned an attack on an Ebola treatment centre in the Democratic Republic of the Congo on Friday, which led to the death of a doctor working for the World Health Organization (WHO), and injured two others. ...
2019-05-21 16:15

DR Congo: Strengthened effort against Ebola is paying off, but insecurity still major constraint – UN health agency Although the Ebola response in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) continues to make headway thanks to the determination of health workers on the ground, insecurity is still hampering the response, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on T...
2019-05-28 20:45

| WATCH: WHO stops short of declaring latest Ebola outbreak a global emergency The World Health OrganiSation (WHO) determined for the third time that the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is not a "public health emergency of international concern"....
2019-06-15 20:45

Wednesday’s Daily Brief: mental health, conflict prevention, Ebola in Uganda, Sudan protests, child labour This Wednesday’s top stories are: one-in-five conflict-affected people suffer from a mental illness; the Security Council holds a special session on conflict prevention; 5-year-old Congolese boy is first to die from Ebola in Uganda; Sudanese protesto...
2019-06-12 23:45

Thursday’s Daily Brief: Ebola in DR Congo, malnutrition in Laos, baby health, support for Sahel force, #ClimateAction On Thursday, we cover: more support needed for Sahel force, fears in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) as Ebola response funding dwindles; food and nutrition concerns in Laos; an update on low birthweight babies across the world; and the UN ...
2019-05-21 16:30

Thursday’s Daily Brief: Safeguarding civilians, strengthening Ebola response in DR Congo, marking Fistula Day, updates on CAR and Syria  Thursday’s main stories include: Better safeguards to protect civilians in conflict; UN ramps up coordination to beat Ebola in DR Congo; Obstetric fistula continues to afflict women; UN mission condemns attack in Central African Republic ...
2019-05-24 00:45

Tuesday’s Daily Brief: sexual violence in conflict, a malaria vaccine trial, updates on Libya, Ebola in DR Congo, Sri Lanka and Mali Here are our top stories for this Tuesday: a focus on conflict-related sexual violence at the Security Council, a groundbreaking trial for a malaria vaccine in Malawi, thousands seeking shelter in Libya’s capital as fighting continues, concerns in th...
2019-05-21 19:30

Ebola not an international ‘health emergency’ but risks spreading across DR Congo border, warns UN health agency The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) “does not constitute a public health emergency of international concern”, according to a statement issued on Friday by the World Health Organization (WHO)....
2019-05-21 22:30

U.S. measles outbreak spreads to Maine, 25th state to report case Maine became the 25th U.S. state to confirm a case of measles amid the country's worst outbreak of the disease in a quarter century, as state medical officials on Wednesday reported that child was infected but is now fully recovered....
2019-05-22 16:45

U.S. records 1,000th case of measles, officials blame misinformation for outbreak The United States has recorded 1,001 measles cases so far this year in the worst outbreak of the highly contagious disease in more than a quarter-century, federal health officials said on Wednesday as they issued a new plea for parents to vaccinate t...
2019-06-06 00:30

US measles outbreak spreads to Maine, 25th state to report case Maine became the 25th U.S. state to confirm a case of measles amid the country's worst outbreak of the disease in a quarter century, as state medical officials on Wednesday reported that child was infected but is now fully recovered....
2019-05-23 04:15

Bernie Sanders to make his case for Democratic socialism in major speech Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., is expected to make a speech on Wednesday touting his idea of Democratic socialism, a system promising Medicare-for-all, free public college and a $15-per-hour minimum wage, all of which have caused Republicans to dismiss ...
2019-06-12 04:45

South Korea braces for African swine fever outbreak after North Korea case South Korea is readying to prevent an outbreak of African swine fever in its pig herd after the disease was found in North Korea at a farm in Jagang province....
2019-05-31 16:15

Ethiopia apologizes for map that erased neighboring Somalia ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia’s foreign affairs ministry has apologized for a map of Africa that erased neighboring Somalia. Spokesman Nebiat Getachew said in a statement on Tuesday an investigation had begun into how the map was posted...
2019-05-28 13:30

The Latest: Women's semifinals moved to neighboring courts The Latest at the French Open: Women's French Open semifinal matches will be held on Courts Suzanne Lenglen and Simonne Mathieu        ...
2019-06-06 15:45

Threat to Missouri abortion clinic leaves neighboring providers scrambling With reproductive rights under aggressive attack, clinics across state lines are bracing for an influx of women seeking careDr Erin King felt a weight lift off her shoulders – at least for a few minutes.The executive director of Hope Clinic in Granit...
2019-06-01 08:45

An unnamed Saudi buyer spent $52.2 million on a 20,000-square-foot Los Angeles mansion and a neighboring house for his staff. Take a look inside the compound. Simon Berlyn An unidentified buyer from Saudi Arabia recently dropped $52.2 million on a compound of two neighboring houses in Los Angeles, The Wall Street Journal reported. The larger home, which includes a 200-foot infinity pool and a 12-car garag...
2019-05-31 00:45

Jussie Smollett prosecutors closed investigation weeks before dismissing case, case file shows A week after actor Jussie Smollett turned himself in to Chicago authorities in late February, the Cook County State's Attorney's Office told police they could no longer investigate the hate crime turned false report case, according to police document...
2019-05-31 15:15

Trump Campaign Declares It Will Do Collusion on a 'Case by Case Basis' Donald Trump’s 2020 press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said on CBS on Thursday that the campaign would handle offers of opposition research from foreign governments on a “case by case basis.” Cool!...
2019-06-14 22:45

Men's Round-up: Thiem fights through "Fourth seed Dominic Thiem needed four sets to beat 22-year-old American Tommy Paul but eventually progressed to the second round, winning 6-4 4-6 7-6(5) 6-2."...
2019-05-28 03:45

Opinion: Why Jon Stewart fights for the 9/11 heroes In a recent congressional hearing, Jon Stewart displayed passionate conviction for the men and women sickened by exposure to Ground Zero toxins. His testimony has resonated around the country....
2019-06-14 14:15

Suburbs return to Trump, GOP fights to keep them When the 2018 elections practically wiped out GOP members from suburban districts, the party went into a panic. But since, the suburban vote, especially among women, has come back to the Republicans as the economy has surged....
2019-05-21 14:38

Banking refugees in Uganda Africa has the largest number of refugees of any continent – in Uganda, many of them are economically active, while others are excluded from accessing basic banking products. Euromoney finds out how integrating refugees into the formal financial syst...
2019-05-21 14:38

Dan Evans fights back in Nottingham to keep winning run going "Dan Evans extended his winning run to seven matches to reach the quarter-finals of the Nature Valley Open in Nottingham with a 6-2 2-6 7-5 victory."...
2019-06-15 03:30

German hiker fights off bear in Romania A German PhD student was mauled and bitten by a female bear while hiking in the Romanian mountains. He managed to drive the animal away after his girlfriend told him to "punch it in the eye."...
2019-06-11 06:15

MSG mega-fights may be as one-sided as their betting action LAS VEGAS — Big-time boxing returns to Madison Square Garden the next two Saturday nights in what are likely to be tune-ups for hopefully bigger fights down the road. This Saturday is headlined by the long-awaited debut in America of Anthony Joshua (...
2019-06-01 20:45

Kim Dotcom fights US extradition in New Zealand’s top court WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom and three of his former colleagues are fighting against being extradited to the U.S. in New Zealand’s top court. The Supreme Court on Monday began hearing arguments in the seven-ye...
2019-06-10 11:00

Fighting for LGBT rights in Uganda When Ugandan MPs tried to introduce life imprisonment and the death penalty for gay sex, a small group of activists spoke out. Victor Mukasa was one of them....
2019-05-22 12:30

Germany withholds aid money from Uganda In 2018, the United Nations found that millions of dollars of aid money had been stolen in Uganda. Now Germany has partially stopped its funding in a bid to force Uganda to speed up investigations....
2019-05-25 09:15

At least 5 dead, others missing after mudslides in Uganda KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The Uganda Red Cross says at least five people have died in mudslides triggered by heavy rains in the east. Several others are said to be missing. The group said Wednesday that its search and rescue teams ploughing through the ...
2019-06-05 14:00

Golf: Rose fights off challenges to stay top at U.S. Open Birdies were harder to come by at the U.S. Open on Friday but a rock steady Justin Rose had enough of them to take a two-shot clubhouse lead midway through the second round at a chilly Pebble Beach Golf Links....
2019-06-15 01:15

French Open fan fights with kid for sweaty towel, is a big jerk You’re never too old to be a superfan — even though you really should be. Tennis fans flocked to Roland Garros for the opening day of the French Open, but rather than be content to soak up the atmosphere of the newly renovated facility in Paris, one ...
2019-05-26 23:30

Brazil transgender soccer team fights prejudice On a late May afternoon, the Bigtboys soccer team played its first match, a friendly game on a flood-lit neighborhood pitch bordered by chain-link fencing....
2019-06-13 18:45

Abrams fights ‘broad’ subpoena in GA ethics investigation ATLANTA (AP) — The nationally watched race for Georgia governor between Democrat Stacey Abrams and Republican Brian Kemp was decided months ago. But proxy battles emanating from it are still raging. Abrams’ campaign on Friday delivered over 3,6...
2019-05-31 23:45

The chilling story of one of the most fierce fights in boxing history The tragic story of 1991's Fight of the Year between Robert Quiroga and Kid Akeem The post The chilling story of one of the most fierce fights in boxing history appeared first on Boxing News....
2019-06-15 05:45

| Rwanda blocking pilgrims from commemoration, says Uganda Rwandan troops blocked about 200 of their citizens from crossing into Uganda to attend a Christian pilgrimage, a Ugandan government official says, amid a spat between the neighbours....
2019-06-03 22:30

China Clearly Signals It's Prepared to Use a Key Component in Phones as It Fights U.S. Trade War The Chinese government is showing signs that it’s ready to use rare earth metals as a bargaining chip in the trade war between the U.S. and China that’s escalated over recent weeks. China supplies roughly 80 percent of all rare earth metals used by t...
2019-05-29 22:30

Cummings fights 'baseless' allegations against wife's non-profit agency House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings is fighting back against allegations that his wife’s nonprofit organization violated its tax-exempt status and posed a potential conflict-of-interest with the work of his congressional panel....
2019-05-28 20:15

"We're not Chinese officers": Indonesia fights anti-China disinformation Indonesian police arrested a man on Friday accused of creating an anti-Chinese disinformation campaign to incite racial hatred, amid a proliferation of rumors alleging Chinese involvement in post-election unrest that has raised fears of ethnic violen...
2019-05-24 18:00

Internal emails reveal how the chemical lobby fights regulation Messages to the Environmental Protection Agency from lobbyists show tactic of sowing doubt in science, critics sayRead our entire Toxic America seriesJayne DePotter spent almost a decade making her Michigan jewelry studio a second home for young arti...
2019-05-22 08:45

Kohl's Is Selling a T-Shirt with a Truck on It That Could Inspire Fights and Riots I don’t think we’ve ever had such a dire story involving Kohl’s department stores before, or even mentioning Kohl’s at all. But there’s a T-shirt for sale at Kohl’s as we speak that appears to have been deliberately designed to ignite a powder keg of...
2019-05-28 22:30

Ocasio-Cortez fights against solitary confinement for Paul Manafort Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) on Wednesday took up an unlikely cause — the plight of convicted fraudster Paul Manafort.The progressive lawmaker expressed alarm at reports that Trump’s former campaign chairman would likely be held in isolatio...
2019-06-05 18:30

Folau fights 'unlawful termination' of Australia rugby contract Israel Folau has launched legal proceedings against Rugby Australia after his playing contract was terminated last month following his homophobic comments on social media....
2019-06-06 20:30

Internet Entrepreneur Kim Dotcom Fights U.S. Extradition in New Zealand Court (WELLINGTON, New Zealand) — Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom and three of his former colleagues on Monday took their fight against being extradited to the U.S. to New Zealand’s top court. The Supreme Court began hearing arguments in the s...
2019-06-10 11:30

Changing more than pronouns: a non-binary teen fights education laws Santi Ceballos worked to change Arizona’s curriculum laws that focused sex education on heterosexuality and left them outSometimes, other kids call Santi “it”.“It’s sort of like treating me as a different species,” said Santi Ceballos, who goes by th...
2019-05-28 07:45

2-year-old with Down syndrome enjoying birthday cards as he fights cancer Freddie Taylor / Team Freddie Facebook CHARLESTON, S.C. (WTHR) — Freddie Taylor is a 2-year-old fighter. He has Down syndrome, and in January, he was diagnosed with leukemia. Freddie is receiving treatment at the cancer program at Medical University ...
2019-06-13 01:45

Hong Kong’s first female leader fights for political life HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam steadily climbed her way up bureaucratic ranks to capture the top position in the former British colony, relying on sheer intelligence, ambition, canny networking and an astute deference to author...
2019-06-15 20:45

Huawei fights to keep U.S. funds flowing to its rural mobile customers China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, the world's biggest telecoms equipment maker, argued on Wednesday that Washington should scrap plans to prohibit wireless companies from using U.S. government funds to buy Huawei gear for their networks....
2019-06-13 00:00

Hong Kong's first female leader fights for political life Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam steadily climbed her way up bureaucratic ranks to capture the top position in the former British colony, relying on sheer intelligence, ambition, canny networking and an astute deference to authority....
2019-06-15 20:30

Uganda jails hundreds of men for sex offences against women and girls Campaigners applaud move to curb gender-based violence after courts hold special sessions to clear backlog of casesHundreds of men in Uganda have been jailed for sexual offences against girls and women during a month of special court sessions to clea...
2019-06-13 15:45

Five dead, dozens feared missing after landslides in Uganda Landslides after heavy rains in eastern Uganda have killed at least five people and dozens more are missing, the country's Red Cross said on Wednesday....
2019-06-05 17:30

Rwanda re-opens border with Uganda to trucks for 12 days Rwanda said on Monday it would re-open its busiest border post with Uganda to cargo trucks for 12 days, more than three months after it was closed amid tensions between the two neighbors triggered by security and economic disagreements....
2019-06-10 16:45

Uganda protests Rwanda military incursion on its territory Uganda on Saturday protested an incursion by Rwandan soldiers on its territory that it said resulted in two deaths, a development that could inflame already tense relations between the neighbors....
2019-05-25 20:15

| Uganda media in court after Bobi Wine coverage Media groups are challenging a decision by the country's communications regulator to remove dozens of senior journalists from their news management roles over coverage of music star turned politician Bobi Wine, whose real name is Kyagulanyi Ssentamu....
2019-05-21 23:15

| Feud between Rwanda, Uganda strongmen takes toll The people living on either side of the Ugandan-Rwandan border at Katuna never much considered the boundary: Children crossed for school, workers moved freely and trade thrived....
2019-05-21 23:15

After bill fiasco, Hong Kong chief fights for political life Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam has found herself in a precarious position after she was forced to back down from an unpopular extradition bill seen as eroding the territory’s democratic values...
2019-06-16 03:30

'Forgotten coast': a Florida town fights to rebuild after Hurricane Michael Weeks before the 2019 hurricane season, Mexico Beach is still cleaning up debris from the strongest storm to hit the areaFive miles away from Mexico Beach, the carcasses of trees appear by the side of the road, still sprouting from the soil. Some ben...
2019-05-23 18:45

Tesla Fights Back on Weak Demand Claims With Big Delivery Push Elon Musk is making calls, Renault doesn’t want human sacrifice, and the United Auto Workers is trying again in Chattanooga. All that and more in The Morning Shift for Thursday, May 30, 2019....
2019-05-30 19:30

Julian Assange appeals against jail for hiding in embassy as he fights extradition Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is appealing against the 50-week prison sentence imposed for hiding in the Ecuadorian embassy for more than seven years, a court heard today....
2019-06-14 20:45

Adam Gase addresses, fights off Le’Veon Bell reports: ‘ridiculous’ One of the fallouts from the firing of Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan has been reports of coach Adam Gase not being fully onboard with signing free-agent running back Le’Veon Bell in March. The Post reported Gase did not think the Jets should pa...
2019-05-23 18:15

In Chile's remote south, the last speaker of an ancient language fights to keep it alive Sitting in the warmth of a wood fire in her home in Chile's deep south, Cristina Calderón sometimes wishes she had more people to speak to in her mother tongue as she weaves woolen socks to sell at......
2019-06-01 00:30

Hardened by world title fights Hannah Rankin heads home Hannah Rankin returns from New York with lessons aplenty ahead of Saturday night’s showcase in Glasgow, writes Matt Christie The post Hardened by world title fights Hannah Rankin heads home appeared first on Boxing News....
2019-06-11 16:30

After runway entrance, Serena fights through sluggish French Open start Despite a self-admitted frustrating start in her first-round match, Serena Williams was able to make a statement in her come-from-behind victory at Roland Garros....
2019-05-28 09:30

Tennis: Putintseva fights back to win maiden singles title in Nuremberg Kazakhstan's Yulia Putintseva came back from a set down to beat unseeded Tamara Zidansek of Slovenia 4-6 6-4 6-2 and capture her first WTA singles title at the Nuremberg Cup on Saturday....
2019-05-25 19:30

Germany fights to salvage Iran nuclear deal as deadline looms While the US is busy saber-rattling in the Persian Gulf, Germany's foreign minister is working to preserve the Iran nuclear deal. DW takes a look at the timing of his visit, the various actors involved and their goals....
2019-06-10 01:30

Trump Mixes Economic and National Security, Plunging the U.S. into Multiple Fights The Trump administration has argued that economic security is national security. But as a consequence, it now finds itself in an economic war on nearly every front....
2019-06-08 21:45

Good Samaritan fights off a kidnapper dragging woman into woods: cops A Good Samaritan was being hailed a hero for intervening when he spotted a man dragging a woman into the woods off a New Jersey highway last week and said he used a "stick" to pin the attacker to the ground while waiting for police to arrive, a repor...
2019-06-11 11:45

Uncovering The Lives Of The Refugees Inside Uganda's Rwamwanja Settlement "I have always related to the idea of being black and white at the same time, but identity and belonging take on a whole new dimension as an Albino refugee"...
2019-06-12 22:45

Harley-Davidson fights for a bigger slice of India's huge motorcycle market Harley-Davidson is trying to expand its international presence to offset a declining market at home. Big opportunity lies in India, the world's largest motorcycle market. But 95 percent of Indian customers can't afford a Harley....
2019-06-04 15:00

Quentin Tarantino fights the future in his funky, meandering, elegiac Once Upon A Time... In Hollywood A few years ago, Quentin Tarantino announced, with typical stop-the-presses grandiosity, that he would officially stop making movies after completing his 10th feature. It remains to be seen if American cinema’s reigning rock-star auteur will make goo...
2019-05-22 15:15

Justin Bieber inspiring people to challenge celebrities 31 years older than them to fights Yesterday, we reported on pop star Justin Bieber inexplicably challenging Tom Cruise to an MMA fight . We’re still very much in the dark as to why Bieber thinks it’s a good idea to square off against Cruise who—it must be said—could definitely kick h...
2019-06-11 20:45

Congo wants more use of Merck vaccine rather than J&J newcomer: minister Democratic Republic of Congo called on Wednesday for Merck's experimental Ebola vaccine to be fully licensed to facilitate its use in the Ebola-hit country, while saying Johnson & Johnson's rival drug would complicate matters....
2019-05-22 22:30

UN experts: More armed groups in Congo willing to surrender U.N. experts say a growing number of armed groups in Congo appear willing to surrender under the right conditions following January's inauguration of opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi as president....
2019-06-14 03:15

Congo wants more use of Merck vaccine rather than J&J newcomer - minister Democratic Republic of Congo called on Wednesday for Merck's experimental Ebola vaccine to be fully licensed to facilitate its use in the Ebola-hit country, while saying Johnson & Johnson's rival drug would complicate matters....
2019-05-22 21:15

New Jersey pastor passing off bleach as ‘miracle cure’ in Uganda: report A New Jersey pastor has been doling out a “miracle cure” for various diseases to thousands of people in Uganda — but the holy elixir is just industrial bleach, according to a report. Robert Baldwin, the founder of the Global Healing...
2019-05-23 08:30

Anthony Joshua will watch Madison Square Garden’s greatest fights before going out to defend his titles Madison Square Garden’s proud boxing history is not lost on Anthony Joshua The post Anthony Joshua will watch Madison Square Garden’s greatest fights before going out to defend his titles appeared first on Boxing News....
2019-05-30 18:45

Funeral for Congo’s Etienne Tshisekedi, president’s father A funeral procession is making its way through the Congolese capital of Kinshasa for Etienne Tshisekedi, the opposition icon whose son is now president...
2019-06-01 19:45

30 dead, more than 150 missing after boat sinks on Congo lake Thirty people are dead, and dozens of passengers are missing after a boat carrying more than 350 passengers capsized on a lake in the Democratic Republic of Congo, local officials told CNN on Monday....
2019-05-28 02:15

Opposition leader’s body returning to Congo for funeral KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — The body of longtime Congolese opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi is headed home more than two years after his death now that his son is president. Family members had accused the former government of Joseph Kabila of blocking...
2019-05-30 14:45

Funeral for Congo's Etienne Tshisekedi, president's father A funeral Mass is being celebrated for Etienne Tshisekedi, the Congolese opposition icon whose son is now president of the sprawling Central African country....
2019-06-01 20:45

30 dead, 200 missing after boat sinking on Congo lake KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Authorities in western Congo say at least 30 people are dead and another 200 are missing after a boat sank on a lake. Simon Mboo Wemba, the mayor of Inongo, told The Associated Press on Sunday night that many of those aboard th...
2019-05-26 22:45

Opposition leader's body returning to Congo for funeral The body of longtime Congolese opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi is headed home more than two years after his death now that his son is president....
2019-05-30 14:45

Congo: At least 30 dead, dozens missing in boat accident At least 30 people have died and around 200 more are missing after a boat sank on a lake in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Ferry accidents are common in Congo, with boats frequently overloaded and lacking life vests....
2019-05-27 03:15

Used Needles Likely Cause Of HIV Outbreak Among Children In Pakistan Health authorities here are scrambling to control an HIV outbreak in the country's south after the virus was diagnosed in about 700 people, most of them children, in recent weeks....
2019-06-07 09:30

Cochise County addressing Hep A outbreak GettyImages Cochise County health officials are offering walk-in clinics to prevent the spread of Hepatitis A. Cochise Health & Social Services data shows the outbreak started in March. Since then, five cases have been reported. Hepatitis A can be pr...
2019-05-22 07:15

Olympian Danielle Scott was stabbed while trying to save her sister's life. Now, she fights to find her way forward Former Olympic volleyball player Danielle Scott was stabbed while trying to save her sister's life last November. Now, she is grieving — and healing.        ...
2019-05-22 17:30

U.N. says it confirms 17 deaths in Sudan's Darfur The United Nations said on Thursday it had confirmed the killing of 17 people and the burning of more than 100 houses in Deleij village in the Darfur region of Sudan earlier this week....
2019-06-14 05:30

DR Congo: Body of opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi returned After two years, the body of former DRC opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi has been returned from Brussels. It was delayed over concerns that opposition supporters would call to oust then-President Joseph Kabila....
2019-05-31 02:15

Body of Etienne Tshisekedi returns to Congo two years after death The body of Congo's longstanding opposition figurehead and statesman Etienne Tshisekedi arrived home on Thursday to a packed and emotional welcome after a two-year wait in a Belgian morgue because of a ban on his return....
2019-05-30 22:45

At Least 30 Dead, 200 Missing After Boat Sinks in Western Congo, Authorities Say (KINSHASA, Congo) — Authorities in western Congo say at least 30 people are dead and another 200 are missing after a boat sank on a lake. Simon Mboo Wemba, the mayor of Inongo, told The Associated Press on Sunday night that many of those aboard...
2019-05-27 05:45

Pakistan Seeks Help From WHO To Probe HIV Outbreak: Report The Pakistan government has sought the help of the World Health organisation (WHO) to probe the recent outbreak of HIV in the country's Sindh province, that has till now affected over 600 people,......
2019-05-28 17:45

WHO counts down Africa polio clock despite new outbreak Africa could be declared free of endemic "wild" polio early next year if a strain last seen in Nigeria almost three years ago does not resurface, the World Health Organization's Africa head said on Tuesday, despite a new "vaccine-derived" outbreak....
2019-05-28 18:15

More patients diagnosed amid Legionnaires’ outbreak GROVE CITY, Ohio (AP) — Health officials in Ohio say 10 people have now been diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease amid an outbreak at a recently opened hospital near Columbus. Franklin County’s health department said Tuesday that’s ...
2019-06-05 00:45

US faces worst measles outbreak in nearly three decades The disgraced British former doctor behind the anti-vaccine movement has defended his recent communications with the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community in the US....
2019-05-25 05:15

Aldi recalls flour after e.coli outbreak Aldi and Archer Daniels Midland on Saturday issued a joint recall for the Bakers Corner All Purpose Flour sold at grocery stores in 11 states after 17 people have fallen ill....
2019-05-25 23:15

UK's May formally confirms resignation as Conservative leader British Prime Minister Theresa May formally notified her Conservative Party on Friday that she had resigned as party leader, opening the way for a succession contest that will determine the country's next prime minister....
2019-06-07 17:30

Ubisoft confirms 'Watch Dogs Legion' will be at E3 Ubisoft has confirmed reports about the next entry in its open world hacker franchise. It is entitled Watch Dogs Legion, the developer has confirmed in a tweet that also contains a short teaser showing the game's logo. The company has also allud...
2019-06-05 18:45

WhatsApp confirms that ads will start appearing in the app in 2020 You know that one episode of Black Mirror where everyone can’t even go to sleep without watching an ad that covers their entire bedroom? Well, we’re one step closer to that reality today, as Facebook has confirmed that ads will arrive in ...
2019-05-23 02:45

HBO confirms no ‘Game of Thrones’ sequels are currently in development Game of Thrones may be over for the time being, and many fans are still licking their wounds after what they’ve had to endure in season 8, but George R.R. Martin’s universe will continue to deliver new stories in the coming years. But an ...
2019-05-23 02:45

Court confirms man’s custody of dog, denies ex-girlfriend AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine’s supreme court has upheld a ruling granting a man sole custody of his dog, denying his ex-girlfriend’s bid to take the pet. The Supreme Judicial Court on Tuesday affirmed that pets are property in confirming a...
2019-05-28 23:30

FIFA confirms life ban for Brazil's Del Nero FIFA's appeal committee has rejected an appeal by former Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) president Marco Polo Del Nero against his life ban from the sport, the global soccer body said on Monday....
2019-05-28 01:15

The Moto Z4 Force isn't happening, Motorola confirms The Moto Z2 Force isn't getting a successorRumors floating around earlier this month pointed towards the existence of a flagship Moto Z4 Force. Adding further fuel to the fire was a retail listing this week that specifically mentioned Motorola’s rumo...
2019-05-31 22:45

Libya confirms it rescued 87 migrants in Mediterranean Libya's navy has confirmed it rescued 87 Europe-bound migrants, including six women and a child, off the country's Mediterranean coast, following a video released by a German aid group about the disaster....
2019-05-24 12:15

Authorities in western Congo say at least 30 dead, another 200 missing after boat sinks on a lake KINSHASHA, Congo (AP) — Authorities in western Congo say at least 30 dead, another 200 missing after boat sinks on a lake. The post Authorities in western Congo say at least 30 dead, another 200 missing after boat sinks on a lake appeared first on LE...
2019-05-26 22:45

US measles outbreak now worst since 1994 after 60 new cases reported The disease was eliminated in 2000, but public health officials blame the resurgence on misinformation about vaccinesThe US recorded 60 new measles cases last week, taking confirmed cases for the year to 940, the worst outbreak since 1994 and since m...
2019-05-27 20:15

Five cases of mumps diagnosed in New Jersey jail outbreak A quarantine means no new inmates will be accepted until the outbreak is over. Visitors and attorneys will not have direct access to inmates.        ...
2019-06-13 01:00

Measles Outbreak Infects 695, Highest Number Since 2000 The outbreak, linked to skepticism about vaccines, has led to extraordinary measures, including $1,000 fines and bans on unvaccinated children in public....
2019-06-14 04:45

Co-owner, ex-employee of pharmacy in U.S. meningitis outbreak acquitted A federal judge on Friday tossed the convictions of a co-owner and former employee of a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy accused of conspiring to help it evade regulatory oversight before its drugs caused a deadly 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak....
2019-06-08 04:45

Maine becomes 25th U.S. state caught up in measles outbreak Medical authorities in Maine on Wednesday confirmed the state's first measles infection in two years, making it the 25th state to report cases of the disease....
2019-05-22 15:45

Mountains of trash in LA could cause bubonic plague outbreak: expert All that garbage attracts rats, which “pose a public health risk,” an infectious disease specialist has warned, because the rodents can lead to the spread of salmonella and bubonic plague -- not to mention fleas that have been infected with typhus....
2019-05-22 20:45

An entire New Jersey jail has been quarantined due to mumps outbreak If you end up in a county jail, chances are you’re not having the greatest of days to begin with. Inmates who found themselves behind the bars of the Bergen County jail in New Jersey got a little more than they bargained for this week when a ha...
2019-06-13 05:30

“Quacks” blamed for HIV outbreak that infected hundreds of kids Enlarge / A Pakistani paramedic takes a blood sample from a baby for a HIV test at a state-run hospital in Rato Dero in the district of Larkana of the southern Sindh province on May 9, 2019. (credit: Getty | RIZWAN TABASSUM) More than 600 people—m...
2019-05-22 15:30

Ohio hospital faces lawsuits over Legionnaires’ outbreak COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Two people who say they contracted Legionnaires’ disease at newly opened Ohio hospital have sued the facility and its health system. Martin and Rebecca Brown, from Orient, sued Mount Carmel Grove City in Franklin County on...
2019-06-15 23:00

WHO counts down Africa polio clock despite fears of new outbreak Africa could be declared free of endemic "wild" polio early next year if a strain last seen in Nigeria almost three years ago does not resurface, the World Health Organization's Africa director said on Tuesday....
2019-05-29 06:45

Measles outbreak spreads to Oklahoma as U.S. reports 41 new cases The worst measles outbreak in the United States in 25 years has spread to Oklahoma, federal health officials said on Monday as they reported 41 new cases nationwide, raising the total number sickened this year to 880 people....
2019-05-21 14:45

Biden camp confirms he supports abortion funding ban The presidential campaign team for former Vice President Joe Biden said that the Democratic contender supports the Hyde Amendment, which bans federal funding for certain abortions....
2019-06-05 20:45

U.N. says it confirms 17 deaths in central Darfur region of Sudan The United Nations said on Thursday it had confirmed the killing of 17 people and the burning of more than 100 houses in Deleij village in Sudan's central Darfur region earlier this week....
2019-06-13 15:45

CDC confirms 981 measles cases in U.S., now highest count since 1992 The 981 U.S. measles cases reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday is an increase by 41 from the previous report last week....
2019-06-04 00:00

Taiwan confirms request for US tanks, air defense systems Taiwan has confirmed it has asked to purchase more than 100 U.S. tanks, along with air defense and anti-tank missile systems in a major potential arms sale that could worsen frictions between Washington and Beijing....
2019-06-06 07:15

PlayStation CEO confirms PS5 backwards compatibility, SSD and 4K/120Hz output Sony PlayStation may not be a part of next week’s E3 2019 video game convention, but that won’t stop the company from making waves. In a recent interview, PlayStation’s new CEO Jim Ryan gave even more details about the company&#x...
2019-06-06 04:15

Hundreds protest as Indonesia confirms president’s re-election Indonesia’s General Election Commission (KPU) confirmed unofficial counts by private pollsters in the April 17 election, giving Widodo a 55.5 percent share of votes against 44.5 percent for Prabowo Subianto. Widodo won more than 85 million vote...
2019-05-21 21:00

The sky's the limit: A-Cold-Wall confirms its ascent with new collection Samuel Ross’s brand stood out at LFWM on Monday - thanks to the designer extending the invite to young people, along with celebritiesFashion label A-Cold-Wall - set up five years ago - was the highlight of the last day of the London fashion week men’...
2019-06-11 21:30

Nasdaq confirms correction, bond yields fall further The Nasdaq confirmed it was in a correction on Monday as stocks extended their recent sell-off, and the continued flight to safe-haven assets pushed 10-year U.S. Treasury yields to their lowest since September 2017....
2019-06-04 00:00

Fiat Chrysler confirms merger talks with Renault Fiat Chrysler has made a "transformative merger" proposal to French peer Renault , the Italian carmaker said on Monday, in a deal which would create a world leader and help address some of the weaknesses in both Renault and Fiat....
2019-05-27 09:45

Research Confirms That 'Black Don't Crack'—and the Secret Is in Our Bones Something strange has been happening lately; every time I’m out with my mother, without fail, someone asks in earnest if we are sisters....
2019-06-12 19:15

Pentagon confirms weighing more troops for Middle East Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan on Thursday confirmed that the Pentagon was considering sending additional U.S. troops to the Middle East as one of the ways to bolster protection for American forces there, amid tensions with Iran....
2019-05-23 20:15

Hundreds protest as Indonesia confirms president's re-election Indonesian President Joko Widodo comfortably won re-election in last month's poll, an official count showed on Tuesday, throwing the spotlight on his opponent who refused to concede as his supporters gathered in the capital in protest at the result....
2019-05-21 17:15

Flu outbreak closes migrant center near border in McAllen, Texas An outbreak of influenza has led U.S. immigration officials to temporarily close and quarantine a processing center at the border in Texas, authorities said....
2019-05-22 19:30

Hospital reports patient death amid Legionnaires outbreak GROVE CITY, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a patient has died amid an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in a recently opened central Ohio hospital. Mount Carmel Health System says the patient who died Sunday was among the seven who had been diagno...
2019-06-03 15:45

Amid salmonella outbreak, CDC warns: Don't 'kiss or snuggle' chickens The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning people not to “kiss or snuggle” chickens after an outbreak of salmonella that has affected 52 people in dozens of states....
2019-05-22 19:01

U.S. measles outbreak spreads to Idaho and Virginia, hits 1,022 cases The United States' worst measles outbreak in a quarter-century spread to Idaho and Virginia last week as public health authorities on Monday reported 41 new cases of the highly contagious and sometimes deadly disease....
2019-06-10 17:30

Tornado Outbreak: One More Day of Severe Weather, Then Forecast Shows Relief Nearly 40 million people, from Texas to New Jersey, face an “enhanced” risk for severe storms on Wednesday, but there are signs of calmer weather on the way....
2019-05-29 19:45

Pakistan Man Murders HIV Positive Wife As Outbreak Spreads Fear A man killed his HIV positive wife on Wednesday in southern Pakistan, where hundreds of people have tested positive for the virus in recent weeks, stirring panic and casting a light on the country's......
2019-05-29 16:45

Camps harden vaccine rules amid US measles outbreak As the United States battles its worst measles outbreak in 25 years, summer camps are tightening their policies on vaccines, with some prepared to turn away children whose parents opted not to vaccinate them against the disease....
2019-05-24 00:45

Pharmacists linked to 2012 deadly meningitis outbreak sentenced A federal judge in California sentenced two former pharmacists for crimes uncovered during the investigation of a 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak that killed more than 100 people....
2019-06-01 19:15

Measles Outbreak: N.Y. Assembly Bans Religious Exemptions for Vaccinations New York, where measles has spread in ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities, would join California and a handful of other states in revoking religious exemptions....
2019-06-14 00:15

Amid ‘unprecedented combination’ of epidemics, UN and partners begin cholera vaccination campaign in DR Congo Amid what global Vaccine Alliance Gavi is calling an “unprecedented combination” of epidemics, the UN and partners are supporting  the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s major new immunization campaign against cholera which began on...
2019-05-27 19:45

Nasdaq confirms correction as Facebook, Alphabet, Amazon drag The Nasdaq tumbled 1.6% on Monday, confirming a correction as it was dragged down by Alphabet, Facebook and Amazon.com on fears the companies are the targets of U.S. government antitrust regulators....
2019-06-04 00:00

Ford confirms plans to close Bridgend plant in 2020 Ford cites reduced global engine demand for the decision; 1700 jobs are set to be lost   Ford has confirmed it intends to close its engine plant in Bridgend, South Wales next year as part of a wide-reaching restructure of its European business.  The...
2019-06-06 14:15

Google confirms that advanced backdoor came preinstalled on Android devices (credit: Alexandre Dulaunoy / Flickr) Criminals in 2017 managed to get an advanced backdoor preinstalled on Android devices before they left the factories of manufacturers, Google researchers confirmed on Thursday. Triada first came to light in 201...
2019-06-06 23:45

Soccer: UEFA confirms new laws will not be implemented at Nations League This week's Nations League finals and Euro 2020 qualifiers will not feature changes to the laws of the game which officially came into effect from June, European soccer governing body UEFA said on Tuesday....
2019-06-04 15:15

George R.R. Martin's next project is a FromSoftware game, report confirms The rumors of a team-up between George R.R. Martin and FromSoftware have been in the air for a little while, and now a massive leak on Bandai Namco's website just before E3 2019 has shown off details of the upcoming project called Elden Ring, as...
2019-06-08 06:45

Kerala Student, 23, Infected With Nipah, Confirms Government: 10 Points A 23-year-old college student, admitted in a private hospital in Kerala's Ernakulam, has tested positive for the deadly Nipah virus, which killed 17 people in the state last year. The National......
2019-06-04 11:15

Marouane Chamakh: Former Arsenal and Morocco striker confirms retirement Former Morocco international Marouane Chamakh confirms his retirement from football at the age of 35 after not playing for almost two-and-a-half years....
2019-05-27 04:15

U.S. judge confirms Owens-Illinois arbitration award against Venezuela A U.S. judge on Tuesday confirmed a roughly $500 million arbitration award that a unit of Owens-Illinois Inc obtained against Venezuela in connection with the country's seizure and nationalization of two plants in 2010....
2019-05-22 01:30

Corruption trial against CFK to begin next week, Supreme Court confirms Justices, seeking to avoid 'future arguements' about case's validity after a strong political backlash to its ruling, declare trial against former president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner will begin on Tuesday....
2019-05-21 14:38

| Pentagon confirms push to hide USS John McCain from Trump The acting Pentagon chief has confirmed that the White House had requested the hiding of a warship bearing the name of late Senator John McCain during a visit by Donald Trump to Japan....
2019-06-03 20:30

Turkey confirms Russia S-400 missile deal, ignores US warning Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan hopes the US would not decide to scrap the F-35 fighter jet program as a result of its air defense deal with Russia. Erdogan is set to meet with President Trump later this month....
2019-06-13 01:45

Sam Bennett confirms he will not be riding the Tour de France after stage win in Dauphine "Bora-Hansgrohe sprinter Sam Bennett speaks after winning Stage 3 of the Criterium du Dauphine and confirms he will not be riding the 2019 Tour de France."...
2019-06-11 18:15

Nurmagomedov confirms fighting return date after McGregor brawl Khabib Nurmagomedov's first fight after serving a nine-month suspension will be against Dustin Poirier for the lightweight championship at UFC 242 in Abu Dhabi in September, according to the Ultimate Fighting Championship....
2019-06-05 15:15

The U.S. Is Experiencing the Highest Number of Measles Cases in 25 Years, CDC Confirms More people in the U.S. have been infected with measles during the first five months of 2019 than the total for any year since 1994, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced Thursday. A total of 971 cases of measles have been re...
2019-05-31 01:15

Global pork prices rise amid China’s pig disease outbreak BEIJING — Hong Kong retiree Lee Wai-man loves pork fresh from the market but eats a lot less now that the price has jumped as China struggles with a deadly swine disease that has sent shockwaves through global meat markets. China produces and consume...
2019-05-21 18:45

Pennsylvania officials declare hepatitis A outbreak with reported cases in 36 counties “The counties hardest hit by this outbreak are Philadelphia and Allegheny, but we have seen an increase of cases throughout much of the state,” said Pennsylvania's Secretary of Health....
2019-05-22 02:45

Pols push to end religious exemptions for vaccinations amid measles outbreak A group of pols pushing legislation that would end non-medical exemptions for vaccines statewide put faces on their fight Tuesday – rolling out kids with severely compromised immune systems who are literally scared to death to go to school because of...
2019-05-29 00:15

E. coli outbreak: 196 people in 10 states now sick, linked to ground beef The E. coli outbreak linked to ground beef has now sickened 196 people in 10 states, the CDC said Monday. Twenty-eight of them had to be hospitalized.        ...
2019-05-21 17:45

Brazil May chicken exports to China rise close to 50% amid ASF outbreak Brazilian chicken exports to China grew by 49% in May compared to the same period last year as the Asian nation imported more meat to deal with an outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) that has impacted domestic production....
2019-06-07 19:15

More than half of all Ebola outbreaks are going undetected As the second-largest Ebola epidemic in history spreads into Uganda, a modelling study has suggested that most Ebola outbreaks escape detection by doctors...
2019-06-13 20:45

| Ebola cases in DRC break 2 000 mark DR Congo's health ministry said that it had recorded more than 2 000 cases of Ebola, two-thirds of which had been fatal, since the disease broke out in the country's east 10 months ago....
2019-06-04 22:30

Ebola miniseries is all monkey business Julianna Margulies swore off medical dramas after her six-year run as nurse Carol Hathaway on NBC’s “ER,” renowned for its frenetic pace, dizzying array of diseases and lab-coat flirtations. But she’s back in the genre on Nat Geo’s miniseries “The Ho...
2019-05-24 01:45

Friday’s Daily Brief: hunger in North Korea, human rights in Iran, updates on DR Congo and Benin This Friday, we cover: a worrying food crisis in the Democratic Republic of North Korea; attacks against civilians in DR Congo; outrage after the execution of child offenders in Iran; concerns over a super cereal distributed by the World Food Program...
2019-05-21 15:15

Poland's Tauron confirms coal mine sale in green push State-run Polish utility Tauron confirmed on Monday it was considering selling one of its three coal mines as part of a plan to shift to greener energy and reduce carbon emissions....
2019-05-27 22:15

Kevin Durant confirms ruptured Achilles: ‘Road back starts now’ OAKLAND — The NBA’s worst fears have been confirmed. Kevin Durant, who left in the second quarter of the Warriors’ Game 5 win in Toronto, did indeed rupture his Achilles tendon, and underwent surgery Wednesday, providing a bit more clarity for his im...
2019-06-13 01:30

SpaceX confirms crew capsule destroyed in April test accident Nearly two weeks after a fiery explosion during a ground test of its new crew capsule, SpaceX confirmed on Thursday that the vehicle was destroyed, but neither the company nor NASA, its primary customer, have publicly acknowledged the nature of the m...
2019-05-21 19:15

South Korea confirms plans to step up shift to renewable power South Korea's energy ministry on Tuesday said it had finalised plans to raise the share of the country's power output generated from renewable sources to as much as 35 percent by 2040....
2019-06-04 10:30

Unemployment Rate Highest In 45 Years, Centre Confirms Leaked 6.1% Figure The country's unemployment rate was at 6.1 per cent in 2017-18, the statistics ministry said on Friday, confirming the figure leaked to Business Standard newspaper in January, which said it was the......
2019-05-31 16:30

Sorry, Samsung fans: Leak confirms Galaxy Note 10 won’t have a headphone jack Last week, a leaker released Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10 Pro renders based on stolen CAD designs and they offered us our first look at the upcoming Samsung flagships. The renders seemingly confirmed what previous Note 10 rumors said about the p...
2019-06-11 22:30

‘Pool doctor’ molested countless children for decades, investigation confirms A late Manhattan pediatrician molested an untold number of young patients over the course of decades, an investigation into his conduct has concluded. Dr. Reginald Archibald, who died in 2007, worked at Manhattan’s Rockefeller University Hospital as ...
2019-05-23 22:30

Jeep Compass Trailhawk Listed On India website, Confirms 9-Speed AT The Jeep Compass Trailhawk has been listed on the automaker's website, ahead of its launch scheduled sometime in July this year. The off-road ready version of the compact SUV has been long-awaited and......
2019-05-23 22:15

McConnell confirms he would help Trump fill another Supreme Court vacancy in 2020 Mitch McConnell held up Garland’s nomination in 2016, saying then that “the American people should have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court Justice.”...
2019-05-29 06:15

'Mortal Kombat 11' DLC trailer shows Shang Tsung, confirms Spawn Mortal Kombat 11 players have already been awaiting the return of Shang Tsung, and to control the character now modeled on the man who played him in the first MK movie, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa. A new DLC for the "Kombat Pack" DLC not only shows off Shan...
2019-06-01 13:30

Mi Band 4 Teaser Confirms Colour Display Ahead of June 11 Launch Mi Band 4 has received a new teaser ahead of the next week's launch in China. The teaser gives us the first look at the complete Mi Band 4 and also confirms a few of the previously leaked features......
2019-06-07 15:45

Senate confirms ex-Air Force General Stilwell as top diplomat for East Asia The U.S. Senate on Thursday confirmed former Air Force General David Stilwell to be the State Department's top diplomat for East Asia, a post that had remained unfilled for more than two years despite major challenges in the region....
2019-06-13 21:45

Flu Outbreak Prompts Largest Border Detention Center to Stop Processing Migrants A day after a 16-year-old boy who had the flu died in custody, the Border Patrol found signs of the illness in 32 more migrants detained at a center in McAllen, Tex....
2019-05-23 15:15

Salmonella outbreak connected to backyard poultry expands to 41 states, sickens hundreds: CDC The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) this week announced the salmonella outbreak that has been linked to backyard poultry — such as chicks and ducklings — has expanded, sickening a new total of 279 people across 41 states....
2019-06-16 01:45

Upstate summer camps turning away unvaccinated kids amid measles outbreak There’ll be less “Kumbaya” at New York’s summer camps this year. As the U.S. fights its worst measles outbreak in 25 years — with New York at the epicenter — owners of some upstate camps are refusing to allow kids in for sR...
2019-05-25 02:30

Swimming, s'mores and shots: Camps harden vaccine rules in U.S. measles outbreak As the United States battles its worst measles outbreak in 25 years, summer camps are tightening their policies on vaccines, with some prepared to turn away children whose parents opted not to vaccinate them against the disease....
2019-05-23 12:45

UN: Expert meeting under way to decide if Ebola is emergency GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization says it has opened its expert meeting to decide whether the Ebola outbreak in Congo — which spilled into Uganda this week — should be declared a global emergency. WHO’s director-general Tedros Adhanom...
2019-06-14 15:45

Fighting Ebola When Mourners Fight the Responders An Ebola outbreak in eastern Congo — the second-largest in history — is escalating in part because locals don’t trust health workers and government officials....
2019-05-21 15:00

WHO likely to declare Ebola an international emergency: experts The World Health Organization (WHO) should and is likely to declare an international emergency over the Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo that has now spread to Uganda, experts said as a WHO advisory panel met on Friday....
2019-06-14 13:30

David Ortiz shot in Dominican Republic Reports indicated Leo Ortiz, David Ortiz’s father, said his son was resting following surgery and that no organs were damaged in the shooting. Doctors expect a full recovery, he said....
2019-06-10 11:45

Third US tourist died at same hotel in Dominican Republic Authorities in the Dominican Republic say a vacationing Pennsylvania psychotherapist died at the same hotel where a pair of U.S. tourists were found dead five days later....
2019-06-05 19:15

Hedonism, sex and fear – why the Weimar republic is in vogue From Fritz Lang to Brecht, 1920s German culture is being celebrated in print and on stage – perhaps because it has clear echoes todayIt was one of the most febrile and fascinating periods in the 20th century. A time when cultural creativity and techn...
2019-05-25 16:30

Report: A Knights Of The Old Republic Movie Is Being Written BioWare’s classic Star Wars RPG Knights of the Old Republic is being turned into a film project at Lucasfilm, Buzzfeed reports, with Laeta Kalogridis (Alita: Battle Angel) writing the screenplay....
2019-05-24 01:45

'Knights of the Old Republic' could become a Star Wars movie While the Star Wars franchise will take a new direction after the Skywalker arc ends with Episode 9, the next movie might still tell a familiar story. According to BuzzFeed News, a Star Wars film based on the classic LucasArts RPG Knights of the Old....
2019-05-24 15:15

NYC man dies during liposuction at Dominican Republic clinic A New York City restaurant worker died while undergoing liposuction at a clinic in the Dominican Republic — and his mom is calling on US authorities to investigate his death amid the slew of Americans dying in the country. Manuel Nuñez, 28, o...
2019-06-14 20:30

U.S. ramps up Mexico asylum returns, Trump confirms 'safe third country' plan The United States has doubled the number of asylum seekers it sends back each day to Mexico from El Paso, Texas, a Mexican immigration official said on Friday, in the first sign of action following a deal struck to avert U.S. tariffs last week....
2019-06-15 00:30

Elder Scrolls 6 release date update: Bethesda all but confirms a PS5, Xbox Two launch Bethesda's Todd Howard has revealed that the next games in the Elder Scolls series are likely still a way off - and he wants the new game to be played by gamers for over 10 years....
2019-06-05 19:30

New Paper Confirms Near-Room-Temperature Superconductivity in Wild, Hydrogen-Rich Material A team of physicists has published peer-reviewed results documenting near-room-temperature superconductivity in the hydrogen-rich compound lanthanum hydride. Read more......
2019-05-23 05:30

An Orwellian Tale? Trump Denies, Then Confirms, ‘Nasty’ Comments About Meghan Markle The president’s comments about the Duchess of Sussex continued an Orwellian saga that he single-handedly created, forcefully denied and then revived....
2019-06-06 05:30

Michael Gove confirms he will join crowded race for Tory party leader Environment Secretary Michael Gove has entered the race to be the next Prime Minister as the fight for the Tory crown showed signs of turning increasingly bitter....
2019-05-26 15:15

Navy confirms request to ‘minimize’ USS John McCain during Trump visit to Japan The Navy on Saturday confirmed that a request was made to “minimize the visibility” of the U.S.S. John McCain during President Trump’s recent visit to Japan -- but that it remained in a “normal configuration” during the visit....
2019-06-01 19:45

Brazil's farm ministry confirms temporary suspension of beef exports to China Brazil's agriculture ministry confirmed on Monday it has temporarily halted Brazilian beef exports to China after a case of atypical mad cow disease....
2019-06-04 07:15

Navy confirms request to hide USS John McCain during Trump’s Japan trip The Navy confirmed what President Trump all but admitted Thursday — that an unnamed White House staffer asked for the USS John McCain to be hidden from Trump’s sight during his state visit to Japan. The ship was named for the father and grandfather o...
2019-06-02 01:30

Pence confirms Trump administration denied US embassy requests to fly Pride flag Vice President Mike Pence on Monday confirmed that the Trump administration denied requests from U.S. embassies around the world to display a rainbow flag to celebrate LGBTQ Pride Month....
2019-06-11 15:15

‘I Support That.’ Mike Pence Confirms U.S. Embassies Were Banned From Displaying Pride Flags Vice President Mike Pence made it clear that U.S. embassies were told not to display rainbow pride flags celebrating LGBTQ rights on their flagpoles during Pride Month, confirming reports that the Trump administration refused to give embassies permis...
2019-06-11 21:30

Medical Examiner Confirms Remains Found in Arkansas Are Those of 4-Year-Old Maleah Davis Decomposed remains found in Arkansas late last week have been confirmed to be those of 4-year-old Maleah Davis, the Houston child reported missing from Texas in early May by her mother’s then fiance who was subsequently arrested in connection to the ...
2019-06-04 09:15

Police fire tear gas to disperse crowds after Indonesia confirms president's re-election Indonesian police fired tear gas on Wednesday to disperse protesters in central Jakarta following a rally held after official results showed President Joko Widodo had been comfortably re-elected, a Reuters witness said....
2019-05-22 02:45

South Korea ramps up disinfection to protect against North's outbreak of African swine fever South Korea will boost disinfection measures to prevent an outbreak of African swine fever from spreading to its pig herd, after the disease was found in North Korea, the agriculture ministry said on Friday....
2019-05-31 16:45

An Experimental Ebola Cure May Also Protect Against Nipah Virus African green monkeys survived infection with the Nipah virus after they received remdesivir. The virus, a pandemic threat carried by bats, has killed dozens of people in Asia....
2019-05-30 04:30

A New Ebola Vaccine Strategy in Africa: Smaller Doses As violence makes it harder to reach stricken villages in Congo, experts plan to stretch supplies and to give the vaccine to everyone, not just contacts of victims....
2019-05-22 17:30

WHO panel decides not to declare international Ebola emergency A World Health Organization panel decided on Friday not to declare an international emergency over Congo's Ebola outbreak despite its spread to Uganda this week, concluding such a declaration could cause too much economic harm....
2019-06-15 00:30

Child orphans of ebola helped into school by £1.2m in UK donations Five years after the ebola virus first hit Sierra Leone, the Standard returns to see the effects of Street Child's education appeal. Ben Morgan reports...
2019-05-30 12:45

| Fears of Ebola pandemic if DRC violent attacks continue Health officials have warned that the second-deadliest outbreak of Ebola may spiral out of control unless attacks by armed groups on medical facilities and workers in the DRC stop....
2019-05-24 05:15

We're Only Catching Half of All Ebola Outbreaks, Study Suggests The past five years have seen a surge in documented cases of the deadly and gruesome viral disease Ebola, thanks to widespread (and ongoing) outbreaks that have ripped through Africa and even made it to other areas of the world. But a new study out T...
2019-06-14 02:30

WHO emergency committee to meet on Ebola on Friday: statement The World Health Organization will convene its emergency committee on Friday June 14 to decide whether the Ebola outbreak constitutes an international emergency, the U.N. agency said in a statement....
2019-06-12 20:15

‘Negative forces’ at work in DR Congo threaten ‘largely peaceful’ relations across Great Lakes region, says outgoing UN envoy The UN’s outgoing Special Envoy for Africa’s Great Lakes region on Tuesday said countries there had made “important steps towards durable peace and stability” in the last 20 years, resulting in a region that is now “largely peaceful”....
2019-05-21 16:15

David Ortiz up and walking after being shot in Dominican Republic “Big Papi’’ has taken his first steps since being seriously wounded over the weekend. A rep for David Ortiz said the former Red Sox superstar walked a short distance, with help, while recovering from his second surgery at Massachusetts General Hospit...
2019-06-12 03:45

Nearly 70 tourists to Dominican Republic reported illness since March Nearly 70 tourists have reported getting violently ill while vacationing in the Dominican Republic since March, according to a commonly used website that tracks food-borne illness outbreaks. That’s up from just 10 reported illnesses in the country fo...
2019-06-10 23:00

Reports: David Ortiz shot in Dominican Republic The father of David Ortiz says the former Boston Red Sox slugger has been shot and wounded in his native Dominican Republic       ...
2019-06-10 05:30

Mom who survived brutal Dominican Republic attack blames herself A Delaware mom who claims she was savagely beaten while vacationing in the Dominican Republic says she blames herself for the attack that nearly killed her. Tammy Lawrence-Daley is still reeling from the alleged January assault, which left her with a...
2019-05-31 18:15

Former Red Sox star David Ortiz shot in Dominican Republic Former Boston Red Sox great David Ortiz is in stable condition following surgery after suffering a gunshot wound Sunday.       ...
2019-06-10 16:15

Yoga teacher dragged out to sea is latest to die in Dominican Republic A 42-year-old yoga teacher from Pennsylvania died this week when she was swept out to sea in the Dominican Republic — the eighth American tourist death reported in the country in recent weeks. Surely Miller’s body was recovered by a local fishe...
2019-06-13 20:45

| Armed group kills more than 30 in Central African Republic: UN More than 30 people were killed and many more wounded when an armed group attacked villages in northwestern Central African Republic, the UN's peacekeeping mission says....
2019-05-23 04:45

Ex-Red Sox slugger David Ortiz shot in Dominican Republic Former Major League Baseball star David Ortiz was shot and wounded Sunday at a club in the Dominican Republic, reports said. The retired Boston Red Sox slugger was taken to a local hospital in Santo Domingo. His condition is unclear. “They call...
2019-06-10 05:45

The Latest: Ortiz leaves Dominican Republic on air ambulance Ex-Red Sox slugger David Ortiz has left the Dominican Republic aboard an air ambulance en route to Boston after the retired player affectionately known as Big Papi was shot by an attacker at a bar in his native country      ...
2019-06-11 01:45

Tourist returns from nightmare Dominican Republic trip: ‘Just don’t go’ A Florida man who fell sick with a mystery illness during a Dominican Republic vacation is warning other travelers to avoid the country altogether, according to reports. “Don’t go,” said Jerry Martin, who went with his wife to Caribe Club Princess B...
2019-06-12 20:30

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is being turned into a movie With Disney wrapping up the Skywalker saga with this Christmas's Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker, where does the movie series set in a galaxy far, far away turn next for inspiration?The answer, it now seems, is to the Star Wars compu...
2019-05-24 12:15

5 American tourists have died in the Dominican Republic in less than three months Screengrab/NBC News Portia Ravenelle and Orlando Moore, of New York, died in a car crash in the Dominican Republic in March while driving to the airport. Edward Nathaniel Holmes and Cynthia Day, of Maryland, and Miranda Schaup-Werner, of Pennsylvani...
2019-06-06 03:30

Dominican Republic resort deaths mystery: timeline The Dominican Republic, long one of the top Caribbean destinations for U.S. travelers, is in the spotlight for reasons no country heavily dependent on tourism ever wants to be associated with – a rash of deaths of seemingly healthy people who succumb...
2019-06-14 01:30

David Ortiz shot in ambush at Dominican Republic bar Authorities say Former Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz was ambushed by a man who got off a motorcycle and shot him in the back at close range in his native Dominican Republic       ...
2019-06-10 09:45

Didier Deschamps confirms Lyon's Ferland Mendy will join Real Madrid France coach Didier Deschamps has appeared to let the cat out of the bag by revealing Lyon defender, Ferland Mendy's impending transfer to Real Madrid this summer....
2019-06-11 18:30

Charlie Sheen confirms he once brought a ’lady of the night’ to ex Denise Richards’ home on Thanksgiving Two days after his ex-wife Denise Richards revealed he once brought a "hooker" to her home on Thanksgiving, Charlie Sheen is speaking out about the story, admitting that it is, in fact true. ...
2019-05-24 01:30

National Weather Service confirms “large and dangerous tornado” on the ground near Trotwood, Ohio TROTWOOD, Ohio (AP) — National Weather Service confirms “large and dangerous tornado” on the ground near Trotwood, Ohio. The post National Weather Service confirms “large and dangerous tornado” on the ground near Trotwood, Ohi...
2019-05-28 10:30

Hawaii confirms 3 recent cases of rat lungworm disease in US visitors, says tourist ate slug on a dare Health officials in Hawaii have announced three recent cases of rat lungworm disease in U.S. visitors to the state from Dec. 2018-Feb. 2019, including one that involved an adult who ate a poisonous slug on a dare....
2019-05-24 16:15

Who’s In and Who’s Out of the First Democratic Debates The Democratic National Committee is excluding three candidates from the June debates. Some who are expected to be left out, like Gov. Steve Bullock of Montana, are not happy....
2019-06-13 15:45

UPDATE 1-WHO panel decides not to declare international Ebola emergency A World Health Organization panel decided on Friday not to declare an international emergency over Congo's Ebola outbreak despite its spread to Uganda this week, concluding such a declaration could cause too much economic harm....
2019-06-14 23:30

| High-security Ebola burials spark dismay, anger in DRC People in Ebola-hit eastern DRC are struggling to come to terms with high-security burials that are part of a hard-pressed strategy to roll back the disease....
2019-05-22 10:30

Brother of Barbara Corcoran died in Dominican Republic hotel The brother of real estate maven Barbara Corcoran was found dead in his Dominican Republic hotel room under the same mysterious circumstances as a number of other US tourists, the “Shark Tank” star has revealed. Corcoran, 70, told TMZ on ...
2019-06-12 23:00

Mom recounts savage beating during vacation at Dominican Republic resort A Delaware mother’s Dominican Republic getaway with her husband and best friends turned into a hellish nightmare when she was beaten unconscious during an eight-hour-long “savage attack” at a resort and left for dead, the woman claimed. Tammy Lawrenc...
2019-05-30 21:15

Five people detained in David Ortiz shooting in Dominican Republic Five people have been detained in the Dominican Republic in connection with the shooting of former Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz, the country's Attorney General Jean Alain Rodríguez Sánchez said at a news conference on Wednesday....
2019-06-13 02:45

UN welcomes progress in former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia naming dispute The Secretary-General’s Personal Envoy for the naming dispute between Greece and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), Matthew Nimetz, has welcomed the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia parliament’s decision to ratify an agreement on...
2019-05-21 15:45

Armed group kills 34 civilians in Central African Republic An armed militia killed 34 civilians in an attack on Tuesday in Central African Republic, a government spokesman said, issuing a deadline for the group's leader to give up the perpetrators to the authorities....
2019-05-22 21:30

Dominican Republic hires ‘crisis management’ amid PR nightmares Dominican Republic authorities are working with “crisis management” specialists over a double whammy of a public relations nightmare — the mysterious deaths of tourists and the shooting of baseball legend David Ortiz, according to a repor...
2019-06-12 20:30

Czech Republic urges EU to start talks with North Macedonia SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — The Czech prime minister is urging the European Union to start accession talks with North Macedonia, saying failure to do so would send the wrong message to would-be members of the bloc. Andrej Babish says EU leaders sh...
2019-06-11 16:15

Families plan own autopsies for couple who died in Dominican Republic The bodies of Nathaniel Holmes and Cynthia Ann Day — the Maryland couple found dead in a hotel room in the Dominican Republic — have been flown back to the US, as their families prepare to have autopsies performed. Relatives are hashing out funeral p...
2019-06-13 15:45

Another American tourist dies while staying at Dominican Republic resort _____ The son of a New York City woman who died celebrating her birthday amid a spate of reported illnesses and deaths in the Dominican Republic is blaming the Caribbean country for her death. Leyla Cox, 53, an MRI technician from Staten Island, was ...
2019-06-15 22:30

The Latest: Polls open in Czech Republic, centrists seek win The Latest on the four-day voting in the European Union to fill the 751-seat European Parliament (all times local): 2:50 p.m. Polls have opened for the European Parliament elections in the Czech Republic, with a centrist party led by populist Prime M...
2019-05-24 19:45

3 Americans Found Dead In Same Dominican Republic Resort Within 5 Days Miranda Schaup-Werner had just checked into her Bahia Grand Principe hotel, in the Dominican Republic town of San Pedro de Macoris, and was taking pictures from her room balcony last Saturday when she......
2019-06-06 04:30

Dominican Republic deaths at resorts appear unrelated, authorities say after autopsies Authorities in the Dominican Republic say the deaths of a Pennsylvania woman and a Maryland couple at the same resort appear to be unrelated.        ...
2019-06-07 15:30

Family reveals another tourist’s mystery death in Dominican Republic The sudden death of yet another American tourist at a resort in the Dominican Republic is being called into question, some five months after he died. Jerry Curran, 78, passed away on Jan. 26, three days after arriving in the country with his wife Jan...
2019-06-14 15:30

5 U.S. Tourists Have Died in the Dominican Republic Since April. Should You Cancel Your Trip? A string of high profile deaths, illnesses and a claim of assault in the Dominican Republic has cast a shadow of concern over a country whose economy is largely driven by tourism. But despite the tragic headlines, hotel officials and safety experts a...
2019-06-08 02:45

Staten Island woman is latest to mysteriously die in Dominican Republic A Staten Island woman became the latest tourist to mysteriously die in the Dominican Republic Monday during a birthday trip to the country. Leyla Cox, of New Brighton, died on June 10, just one day after celebrating her 53rd birthday, her distraught ...
2019-06-14 12:30

Widow questions husband’s death in Dominican Republic after tourists die A Maryland woman said that three American tourists dying at a Dominican Republic resort has her questioning the circumstances of her husband’s death in that country. Dawn McCoy said she does not believe it’s a coincidence that her husband...
2019-06-08 06:30

Mom assaulted in Dominican Republic accuses resort of victim blaming The Delaware mom who said she survived a savage beating at a Dominican Republic resort accused hotel honchos of victim-blaming when they questioned parts of her story this week. “[We] feel confident that viewers and the public can see that the hotel’...
2019-06-09 14:30

Former Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz shot in the Dominican Republic Former Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz was shot in the Dominican Republic on Sunday, according to Felix Durán Mejia, a spokesman for the Dominican National Police....
2019-06-10 07:30

Ex-Boston slugger David Ortiz shot at Dominican Republic bar SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Authorities say former Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz is hospitalized following surgery for a gunshot wound after being ambushed by a man in a bar in his native Dominican Republic, authorities said. Domini...
2019-06-10 11:00

First photo emerges of David Ortiz after Dominican Republic shooting This is one of the first photos of David Ortiz aka “Big Papi” following his ambush-style shooting attack in the Dominican Republic, according to reports. The former Red Sox slugger appears to be unconscious — with a medical tube up his no...
2019-06-11 03:15

Tourist death count at Dominican Republic resorts rises Another American tourist died while vacationing in the Dominican Republic — bring the recent spate of mysterious deaths to six and prompting an investigation by the FBI, according to a new report. Robert Bell Wallace, 67, of California, died af...
2019-06-10 14:15

David Ortiz had complained about lack of security in the Dominican Republic Former Red Sox slugger David Ortiz complained about the lack of security in his native Dominican Republic in 2015 — four years before he was badly wounded in a shooting there. “I like to go to my country, and I know that people love you and take care...
2019-06-10 22:15

Former MLB star David Ortiz shot and wounded in the Dominican Republic Retired MLB star David Ortiz was shot and wounded in the Dominican Republic. Ortiz is in stable condition.        ...
2019-06-10 21:45

Video captures David Ortiz shooting in Dominican Republic bar Chilling video shows the moment David Ortiz is shot at a Dominican Republic bar, leaving the baseball star slumped on the ground as other patrons flee in terror. The former Boston Red Sox slugger can be seen at an outside table with another man on Su...
2019-06-10 16:30

Former Red Sox slugger David Ortiz wounded in Dominican Republic shooting Former Boston Red Sox slugger David "Big Papi" Ortiz was shot in the back in his native Dominican Republic and was recovering in a hospital in Santo Domingo on Monday, the Red Sox said in a statement....
2019-06-10 15:45

So many people are pulling out of Dominican Republic trips after mystery deaths New Yorkers are getting cold feet when it comes to vacationing in the Dominican Republic — in light of a growing number of tourist deaths there, travel agents told The Post Friday. Several clients — including a couple with a destination w...
2019-06-14 21:30

New York Mets rookie Pete Alonso confirms he's seen 'weird stuff' in Vegas when asked about aliens Nevada is one of the major hotspots in the U.S. for UFO sightings and New York Mets rookie Pete Alonso appeared to confirm Tuesday night he has seen some weird things in the state....
2019-06-13 18:45

Game of Thrones Composer Ramin Djawadi Confirms Heartbreaking ‘Wedding’ Theory About Brienne and Jaime Warning: This post contains spoilers about Game of Thrones season 8. The series finale of Game of Thrones may have aired nearly a month ago, but fans are still discovering clues about the show’s ending hidden in the sixth episode. In an intervi...
2019-06-13 10:30

Trump confirms plans to send 1,500 troops to Middle East amid Iran tensions – live Trump administration notifies Congress of proposalACLU and Planned Parenthood file lawsuit in AlabamaSign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 8.11pm BST The US currently has troops stationed in Syria, Iraq, Kuwait, Qatar, the United Arab...
2019-05-24 21:30

Global Health: A New Ebola Vaccine Strategy in Africa: Smaller Doses As violence makes it harder to reach stricken villages in Congo, experts plan to stretch supplies and to give the vaccine to everyone, not just contacts of victims....
2019-05-21 15:00

Julianna Margulies on her shocking Ebola drama: 'I panicked in my hazmat suit!' The star of ER and The Good Wife is back – as a doctor fighting to save humanity. She gives her bodyguard the slip to talk about our imperilled planet – and her love of Sussex A-roadsBefore I meet Julianna Margulies, I spend three days staring at her...
2019-05-21 18:45

| DRC must unite in Ebola fight amid 'high' risk of spread - WHO chief The World Health Organisation chief urged different political factions in the Democratic Republic of Congo to unite in the battle against Ebola, warning that the risk of spread "remains very high"....
2019-05-21 23:15

Pregnant, nursing women can now be given Ebola vaccine, UN health agency announces Reversing an earlier decision, the World Health Organization (WHO) now recommends vaccinating pregnant and breastfeeding women against the Ebola virus....
2019-05-21 19:30

Maryland couple found dead in their Dominican republic hotel room Edward Nathaniel Holmes, 63, and Cynthia Ann Day, 49, were found dead in their hotel room by hotel staff in the Dominican Republic.        ...
2019-06-03 16:45

Chaos, hope, change: stories from 70 years of the People's Republic of China Seven decades after Mao declared the beginning of a new era, Chinese people reflect on the dizzying and jolting changes that have forged the modern nationThis year marks 70 years since Mao Zedong stood in Tiananmen Square in Beijing and declared the ...
2019-05-29 12:15

Bodies of Maryland couple found dead in Dominican Republic returned to US The bodies of a Maryland couple who died in the Dominican Republic while on vacation on May 30 have been brought back to the United States, according to their family lawyer, Steven Bullock....
2019-06-12 01:45

Russian troops to join U.N. force in Central African Republic soon: ministry Russia will in the near future send 30 military personnel to Central African Republic where they will form part of a United Nations mission to help stabilize the country, Interfax news agency quoted a Russian foreign ministry official as saying....
2019-06-03 13:45

Maryland couple found dead in their hotel room in the Dominican Republic Edward Nathaniel Holmes and Cynthia Ann Day were found unresponsive in their hotel room after missing their scheduled checkout time on Thursday.        ...
2019-06-03 08:30

Former baseball star David Ortiz wounded in Dominican Republic shooting Former Boston Red Sox slugger was at an entertainment centre when the shooting took placeFormer Boston Red Sox player David Ortiz has been shot and wounded in the Dominican Republic.His father Leo Ortiz told ESPN that he was shot while at an entertai...
2019-06-10 08:30

Dominican Republic mystery deepens after third US tourist dies of respiratory failure A Pennsylvania tourist collapsed and died in the same Dominican Republic hotel where an engaged couple from Maryland was found dead five days later — and from the very same condition, according to alarming reports. Psychotherapist Miranda Schau...
2019-06-05 14:00

Ex-Red Sox slugger David Ortiz back in Boston after shooting in Dominican Republic Former Red Sox slugger David Ortiz suffered serious internal injuries after he was shot in the back while at a bar in his native Dominican Republic, according to authorities. Ortiz, 43, was at the Dial Bar and Lounge in the eastern part of Santo Dom...
2019-06-11 19:15

An American is attacked in the Dominican Republic. A resort says police question her story. Tammy Lawrence-Daley says an employee beat and strangled her. Majestic Elegance Punta Cana claims Dominican police say there are "weak spots and unanswered questions."...
2019-06-07 00:30

Atlanta couple struck by mystery illness on Dominican Republic trip An Atlanta couple says they were struck by a “very intense” mystery illness while vacationing at the embattled Dominican Republic resort chain where four American tourists have died. Vanessa McNelley-Neal and her husband, James Neal, stay...
2019-06-13 20:45

Maryland couple found dead in Dominican Republic hotel room A Maryland couple has been found dead in their hotel room in the Dominican Republic, which the U.S. State Department issued a travel advisory about in April....
2019-06-02 18:15

Dominican Republic beatdown victim’s hubby says authorities lying about attack The husband of the woman who said she was savagely beaten at a Dominican Republic resort says authorities there bungled the investigation into the attack — and are lying about it now....
2019-06-02 01:30

Dominican Republic hotel says Delaware woman requested $2.2M before going public with attack The hotel where a Delaware woman claims she was beaten released a statement about the attack and ensuing investigation.        ...
2019-06-06 17:01

Couple vacationing in Dominican Republic found dead in hotel room Months after a Delaware mom said she survived a savage beating while on vacation in the Dominican Republic, an engaged Maryland couple was found dead inside their hotel room in that country, according to new reports. Nathaniel Holmes, 63, and Cynthia...
2019-06-02 01:30

Euro 2020: Republic of Ireland complete lacklustre victory over Gibraltar • An own goal and Brady’s late effort keep Republic top of group• Czech Republic now level with England at head of Group AJoseph Chipolina’s own goal and a late effort from Robbie Brady handed the Republic of Ireland a Euro 2020 qualifying victory ov...
2019-06-11 05:15

3 Americans found dead in Dominican Republic ‘sister’ resorts within 5 days The three died suddenly and under mysterious circumstances at two resorts in the Caribbean island nation, according to local authorities and the U.S. State Department....
2019-06-06 10:15

Reports: David Ortiz shot in Dominican Republic, in stable condition Former Boston Red Sox great hospitalized but in stable condition after suffering a gunshot wound Sunday, according to media reports.       ...
2019-06-10 05:30

Bodies of Maryland couple who died at Dominican Republic resort returned to US Edward Nathaniel Holmes and Cynthia Ann Day were found dead in their hotel room in the Dominican Republic on May 30.       ...
2019-06-12 17:45

Dominican Republic police arrest gunman in David Ortiz shooting Police in the Dominican Republic on Wednesday arrested six men -- including the suspected gunman -- in the shooting of former Boston Red Sox All-Star David Ortiz....
2019-06-13 01:45

Cause of death revealed for couple found in Dominican Republic hotel room The engaged Maryland couple whose bodies were found in a hotel room in the Dominican Republic died of respiratory failure, according to a report. Nathaniel Holmes, 63, and Cynthia Ann Day, 49, were set to head home Thursday, the day they were discove...
2019-06-04 20:30

A woman says she was brutally attacked and left for dead at a Dominican Republic resort Google Maps Tammy Lawrence-Daley, 51, of Wilmington, Delaware, claimed in a Facebook post that she was beaten unconscious during an eight-hour attack at a Dominican Republic resort in January. She said the incident happened while she was vacationing...
2019-05-31 00:45

WHO sees high risk as polio breaks out in Central African Republic Two cases of polio have been reported in the Central African Republic, the World Health Organization said in a report on Tuesday, the latest setback for global efforts to eradicate the crippling disease....
2019-05-28 13:15

Anthony Joshua vs Andy Ruiz Jr: Eddie Hearn confirms clause triggered for rematch in November or December Anthony Joshua will have the chance to avenge his shock world heavyweight title defeat to Andy Ruiz Jr in November or December, promoter Eddie Hearn has confirmed....
2019-06-05 06:15

Think You Can Name Every Democratic Candidate for President? Prove It In principle, it’s probably good for democracy when voters have a wide array of options at polls — assuming, that is, that they have some general sense of who the candidates are. At present, 24 candidates have declared their candidacy for...
2019-06-03 23:15

Rasmussen: 2020 Democratic race already down to four The lack of movement in the 2020 Democratic presidential nominating race is fast making it a four-person race, according to long-time pollster Scott Rasmussen....
2019-05-30 21:30

Democratic Senators: Sure Would Be Nice if One of You Ran for Senate As hundreds—no, thousands—of Democratic hopefuls scramble to qualify for final spots in the first 2020 debate later this month, their fellow Democrats in the Senate are growing more and more frustrated that the party seems to be ceding control of the...
2019-06-10 18:30

Democratic candidates spar over ‘socialism’ Democratic candidates gathered in San Francisco Saturday to shmooze at the state party’s ­annual convention — and bicker among themselves over the best way to unseat President Trump. At one point, the gathering became a referendum on ­socialism...
2019-06-02 11:00

The Democratic Party Is Waging a War Against its Very Own Base In chasing a narrow swath of white swing voters, the Democratic party is demobilizing a broader coalition of voters who have delivered blue victories time and time again....
2019-05-30 22:30

The Democratic Candidates Need New Walk-Out Songs Some music recommendations for Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris, Beto O'Rourke and everyone else eyeballing a White House bid....
2019-06-11 18:15

What Is Democratic Socialism? Whose Version Are We Talking About? Bernie Sanders is giving a speech on democratic socialism. But if you ask five democratic socialists what the term means, you’ll likely get five different answers....
2019-06-12 17:45

Bureau of Prisons confirms release of ‘American Taliban’ John Walker Lindh, captured on Afghanistan battlefield in 2001 TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — Bureau of Prisons confirms release of ‘American Taliban’ John Walker Lindh, captured on Afghanistan battlefield in 2001. The post Bureau of Prisons confirms release of ‘American Taliban’ John Walker Li...
2019-05-23 17:15

Manchester United star Marcos Rojo flees Dominican Republic hotel Manchester United star Marcos Rojo packed his bags and fled a Dominican Republic vacation after reports revealed his hotel was where a California tourist mysteriously died. The 29-year-old Argentinian soccer player checked in with his family to the H...
2019-06-12 15:30

Dominican Republic police: Suspects were hired to shoot David Ortiz; six detained The director of the Dominican Republic police revealed that the suspects charged 400,000 pesos to shoot the former MLB star.       ...
2019-06-13 04:00

UN chief hails victory of ‘political will’ in historic Republic of North Macedonia accord The UN-brokered agreement between Athens and Skopje to formally recognize the “Republic of North Macedonia”, is a welcome, “historical” step that should be supported by regional and international Member States, António Guterres has announced....
2019-05-21 15:45

Oklahoma Jimmy Buffett fans mysteriously fall ill while vacationing in Dominican Republic A group of Jimmy Buffett-diehards from Oklahoma were sick as hell in paradise — the latest in an ever-growing list of tourists to be sickened during a jaunt to the Dominican Republic, a report said. Dana Flowers, a travel agent who vacationed to Punt...
2019-06-15 19:30

Delaware woman recounts attack at Dominican Republic resort in viral post Tammy Lawrence-Daley says she was brutally beaten while on a vacation to the Dominican Republic in January.        ...
2019-06-01 01:15

Ex-Red Sox slugger David Ortiz leaves Dominican Republic hospital for Boston after bar shooting David Ortiz is on his way to Boston Monday after the former Red Sox slugger affectionately known as “Big Papi” was ambushed by a gunman at a bar in the Dominican Republic, investigators said....
2019-06-11 05:30

American dies in Dominican Republic after botched liposuction performed by unlicensed gynecologist A New York man had died while under the knife for liposuction by a doctor in the Dominican Republic who has had at least three other patients die while in surgery....
2019-06-15 01:30

Missing surfer’s family hopes Dominican Republic cases will renew interest The family of a Florida surfer who vanished in the Dominican Republic three years ago hopes the recent spate of mysterious incidents out of the country might draw renewed interest in his case. Since he vanished without a trace, Darryl Fornatora’...
2019-06-14 16:45

Incidents involving American tourists raise safety concerns about Dominican Republic A Maryland couple was found dead in their Dominican Republic hotel room the same week a Delaware woman went public with a story of being beaten there.        ...
2019-06-03 23:30

Democratic presidential hopefuls to woo California activists SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Democratic presidential hopefuls have descended on California for a weekend gathering of thousands of party activists. Fourteen candidates including home state Sen. Kamala Harris and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders are set to speak a...
2019-06-01 09:30

Mueller stirs up Democratic impeachment agitation Special counsel Robert Mueller handed Democrats a new weapon on Wednesday that they hoped would convince Speaker Nancy Pelosi to open an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.But Pelosi remains unmoved, reiterating her view that House Democ...
2019-05-30 05:45

Bernie Sanders defends democratic socialism Bernie Sanders mounted a strong defense of democratic socialism, the economic philosophy that has guided his political career, even as Republicans and some of his Democratic presidential opponents have seized on it to brand him as too radical. (June ...
2019-06-13 01:00

De Blasio is the least-liked Democratic candidate in 2020 race Mayor Bill de Blasio has the highest negative rating among 23 Democratic presidential contenders — a staggering 45 percent of American voters dislike him, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday. That same national survey — the...
2019-05-21 22:30

Joe Biden Is on Top of the Democratic Primary Field. How Does He Stay There? Before Joe Biden announced his presidential campaign, the former vice president privately worried about the fundamentals. Could he raise the money needed to mount a credible campaign? Could he assemble a diverse and experienced staff? Would he be a g...
2019-06-06 05:45

Democratic candidates have until midnight to qualify for 1st debates Democratic presidential candidates have until midnight Wednesday to qualify for the first primary debates in Miami next month, and it appears all 20 have secured spots on stage....
2019-06-13 00:30

Here’s Which Candidates Have Already Qualified for the Democratic Presidential Debate At least 14 Democratic presidential candidates — from former Vice President Joe Biden to self-help author Marianne Williamson — have already clinched spots on the first primary debate stage. Hosted by NBC News, MSNBC and Telemundo, the de...
2019-06-13 00:15

How Abortion Became a Top Issue in the 2020 Democratic Primary Among the hundreds who gathered in front of the Supreme Court to protest for abortion rights on Tuesday were roughly a half-dozen candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination. As activists held up signs reading #StopTheBans to protest recent...
2019-05-24 03:30

Where do the 2020 Democratic candidates stand on the key issues? Almost two dozen Democratic candidates are vying for the party’s nomination to take on Trump in the 2020 race. Here’s where they stand on the key issues Continue reading......
2019-06-13 15:45

David Ortiz's wife, Tiffany, thanks friend for 'heroism' after husband shot at Dominican Republic bar David Ortiz’s wife, Tiffany Ortiz, thanked a friend Thursday who helped save her husband’s life after he was shot and wounded at a Dominican Republic bar over the weekend....
2019-06-14 17:45

Disney's planning a movie based on Xbox classic Star Wars: Knights Of The Old Republic For being one of the most potent brands on the planet—right alongside its corporately owned buddies over in the MCU—the Star Wars films are currently at something of a crossroads. Sure, The Rise Of Skywalker is going to make a billion dollars (at lea...
2019-05-24 11:15

Reports: David Ortiz Hospitalized After Being Shot In Dominican Republic Robbery Attempt [Updating] According to multiple reports, retired Red Sox slugger and former World Series MVP David Ortiz was hospitalized with a gunshot wound in the Dominican Republic Sunday evening. Enrique Rojas of ESPN reportedly heard directly from Ortiz’s father that Or...
2019-06-10 12:30

Dominican Republic faces tourist backlash after David Ortiz shooting, multiple deaths The Dominican Republic has been in the news for all the wrong reasons ⁠— and it's concerning potential tourists.       ...
2019-06-11 04:45

Tuesday’s Daily Brief: Bicycles for the environment, new leader for the UN General Assembly, UN values, Ebola, Syria and Libya This Tuesday, we cover: Bicycles in China; a new President elected for the 74th session of the UN General Assembly, to start in September; vital food crops destroyed in Syria; migrants and refugees in Libya’s detention centres; Ebola in the Democrati...
2019-06-04 23:15

Colorado Gun Nuts Are Trying to Recall a Democratic State Legislator Second Amendment fans in Colorado have launched a campaign to recall Democratic state Rep. Tom Sullivan over his commitment to gun safety legislation, according to the Denver Post....
2019-06-12 09:45

EU calls for calm in Sudan, urges democratic transition The European Union on Monday called on Sudan's military leaders to allow people to protest peacefully and urged a speedy transfer of power to civilians....
2019-06-03 13:45

Trump, Democratic leaders meet for Round 2 on infrastructure WASHINGTON (AP) — Three weeks have passed since President Donald Trump and Democratic congressional leaders agreed to work together on a $2 trillion package to invest in roads, bridges and broadband. Republican leaders in Congress have shown little e...
2019-05-22 07:45

Lester Holt, colleagues to moderate first Democratic debate NEW YORK (AP) — Lester Holt and four of his NBC News colleagues will share moderating duties for the first debate of 2020 Democratic presidential contenders. The debate, shown on NBC News networks, will unfold over two nights in Miami on June 26 and ...
2019-06-11 16:15

The Democratic Party Does a Lousy Job Protecting Black Women “Why are you wearing all black?” I asked my friend, noticing her wearing a long sleeve black shirt, black jeans and black sneakers in the 1,000-degree Arizona heat despite being in an air-conditioned convention hall....
2019-06-05 22:45

If Democratic Lawmakers Get Their Way, 1 Million Convictions in California Could Be Expunged After being released from prison, those who were once incarcerated often experience tremendous difficulty getting re-acclimated to society, but if Democratic lawmakers get their way, California citizens still being punished for mistakes from their pa...
2019-06-12 19:15

| Democratic 2020 candidates call for Trump's impeachment Several candidates seeking the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination have seized upon remarks by Special Counsel Robert Mueller to call for the impeachment of President Donald Trump....
2019-05-30 00:45

Louisiana’s Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards signs abortion ban into law BATON ROUGE, La. — Louisiana’s Democratic governor signed a ban on abortion as early as six weeks of pregnancy Thursday, a move that puts him squarely in line with the leaders of other conservative Southern states while provoking anger from mem...
2019-05-31 08:45

Where all the 2020 Democratic candidates went to college and grad school Elizabeth for MA There are currently 24 Democratic candidates running for president in 2020, and they all boast impressive resumés. 13 out of the 24 declared candidates attended an Ivy League university for undergrad or grad school, 13 have ...
2019-06-09 21:30

New Democratic Debate Rules Will Distort Priorities, Some Campaigns Say A threshold of 130,000 donors will force campaigns to spend more on digital ads they hope will go viral, an expensive redirection of resources, some campaigns said....
2019-05-30 22:15

Biden flips on Hyde Amendment after Democratic backlash After two days of backlash from his own party, Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden now says he opposes the Hyde Amendment, which is a ban on using federal funds for abortions that he had long supported. The former vice president denounced the m...
2019-06-07 09:15

De Blasio will join first night of 2020 Democratic debates Mayor Bill de Blasio will join the first night of Democratic presidential primary debates in Miami on June 26 — along with front-runner Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren — but not other leading candidates Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders or former Vice ...
2019-06-14 20:30