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January 07, 2018 - 11:12 am
LONDON (AP) — Irish businessman and diplomat Peter Sutherland, who held senior roles in the European Union, the World Trade Organization and the U.N., has died. He was 71. Sutherland's family says he died Sunday at a Dublin hospital after a long illness. Trained as a lawyer, Sutherland was Ireland'...
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FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 11, 2017 file photo, Golden Globe statues appear on stage prior to the nominations for 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. The Golden Globe Awards will be handed out on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, at a ceremony is being held under the cloud of the sexual misconduct scandal that started with several high-profile actresses accusing Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment or abuse. Many actresses say they are planning to wear black Sunday to show solidarity with victims of harassment and abuse. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
January 07, 2018 - 11:04 am
The Golden Globes, once the stomping grounds of Harvey Weinstein, will belong to someone else this year. The 75th Golden Globe Awards, which NBC will broadcast live from the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, at 8 p.m. Eastern, is considered wide open, with contenders including...
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FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2018, file photo, a firefighter from the Longmeadow Fire Department battles a house fire in Longmeadow, Mass. Firefighters battling blazes in the extreme cold are faced with treacherous conditions, frozen hydrants and slick surfaces that make an already difficult job even harder. Departments in colder climates prepare months ahead for the coming freeze, readying equipment and changing how they approach fires in the coldest months. (Dave Roback/The Republican via AP, File)
January 07, 2018 - 11:03 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Firefighters battling blazes in the extreme cold are faced with treacherous conditions that can slow them down when every second counts. Frozen hydrants and slick surfaces make an already difficult job even harder. Cold-weather departments prepare months ahead for the coming freeze...
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FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 11, 2017 file photo, Golden Globe statues appear on stage prior to the nominations for 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. The Golden Globe Awards will be handed out on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, at a ceremony is being held under the cloud of the sexual misconduct scandal that started with several high-profile actresses accusing Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment or abuse. Many actresses say they are planning to wear black Sunday to show solidarity with victims of harassment and abuse. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
January 07, 2018 - 11:01 am
The Golden Globes, once the stomping grounds of Harvey Weinstein, will belong to someone else this year. The 75th Golden Globe Awards is considered wide open, with contenders including Guillermo del Toro's "The Shape of Water," Steven Spielberg's "The Post" and Martin McDonaugh's "Three Billboards...
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In this photo provided by Korea Coast Guard, the Panama-registered tanker "Sanchi" is seen ablaze after a collision with a Hong Kong-registered freighter off China's eastern coast Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018. The oil tanker collided with a bulk freighter and caught fire off China's eastern coast, leaving its entire crew of 32 missing, most of them Iranians, authorities said. (Korea Coast Guard via AP)
January 07, 2018 - 10:56 am
BEIJING (AP) — An Iranian oil tanker collided with a bulk freighter and caught fire off China's east coast, leaving the tanker's entire crew of 32 missing and causing it to spill oil into the sea, authorities said Sunday. Chinese authorities dispatched police vessels and three cleaning ships to the...
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Iranian worshippers attend the Friday prayer ceremony in Tehran, Iran, Jan. 5, 2018. A hard-line Iranian cleric has called on Iran to create its own indigenous social media apps, blaming them for the unrest that followed days of protest in the Islamic Republic over its economy. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
January 07, 2018 - 10:52 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's Revolutionary Guard said on Sunday that the nation and its security forces have ended the wave of unrest linked to anti-government protests that erupted last month. In a statement on its website, the force blamed the unrest on the United States, Israel and Saudi Arabia,...
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January 07, 2018 - 10:39 am
NEWCOMB, N.Y. (AP) — For the fifth year in a row, New York state is welcoming cross-country skiers and snowshoers this winter to open house weekends at a historic Adirondack great camp. Camp Santanoni in Newcomb was one of the earliest great camps built by wealthy families beginning in the late...
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu chairs the weekly cabinet meeting at his office in Jerusalem, Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018. (Abir Sultan/Pool via AP)
January 07, 2018 - 10:21 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday that he "completely agrees" with President Donald Trump's critique of the U.N. agency aiding Palestinian refugees, saying that UNRWA only perpetuates the problem and should cease from operating in the region. Speaking at his...
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January 07, 2018 - 10:16 am
SCARBOROUGH, Maine (AP) — Fishing regulators are holding public hearings about potential changes to lobster and crab fishing rules in states up and down the East Coast. The interstate Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission says the proposed rules are designed to improve harvest reporting and...
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January 07, 2018 - 10:09 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A group representing substance abuse treatment professionals is praising new proposals from New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to crack down on the opioid epidemic. John Coppola, executive director of the New York Association of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Providers, said Cuomo's...
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