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FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2017 file photo, Department of Homeland Security personnel deliver supplies to Santa Ana community residents in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Guayama, Puerto Rico. The U.S. Government Accountability Office said Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018 that 54 percent of FEMA personnel were not qualified for their position in October 2017, a month after the Category 4 storm hit the U.S. territory. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti, File)
September 04, 2018 - 2:33 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A federal report published Tuesday found that staff shortages and a lack of trained personnel slowed the U.S. government response to Hurricane Maria, a storm estimated to have killed nearly 3,000 people in Puerto Rico. The U.S. Government Accountability Office said 54...
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FILE - In this Sunday, May 14, 2017 file photo Francois de Rugy, a close aide to French President Emmanuel Macron, arrives at the Elysee Palace in Paris. Francois de Rugy, president of the National Assembly, parliament's lower house, takes over at the ecology ministry. He replaces Nicolas Hulot, a high-profile and popular green campaigner who quit last week, lamenting that not enough is being done against environmental destruction. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)
September 04, 2018 - 2:31 pm
PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron planned to focus this month on promoting his policies to reshape the economy. Instead, he's encountered obstacles. The resignations of two popular Cabinet ministers, snags in a pending income tax system and anger over cuts in family and housing benefits...
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September 04, 2018 - 1:42 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A federal report has found that problems including staff shortages and lack of trained personnel slowed the U.S. government response to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. The U.S. Government Accountability Office said Tuesday that 54 percent of federal emergency personnel...
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September 04, 2018 - 1:34 pm
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Researchers in the United States and Britain are sharing a 1 million-euro ($1.16 million) prize from a Portuguese scientific foundation for developing revolutionary gene therapy that has restored the sight of children. The Lisbon, Portugal-based Champalimaud Foundation's...
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The National Museum, seen from above, stands gutted after an overnight fire in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, Sept. 3, 2018. A huge fire engulfed Brazil’s 200-year-old museum, lighting up the night sky with towering flames as firefighters and museum workers raced to save historical relics from the blaze. (AP Photo/Mario Lobao)
September 04, 2018 - 1:23 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Firefighters found bone fragments from a collection in the still-smoldering National Museum, an official said Tuesday, raising hopes that a famed skull might somehow have survived a massive blaze that turned historic and scientific artifacts to ashes. Flames tore through the...
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September 04, 2018 - 1:00 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on the Syria conflict (all times local): 7:30 p.m. Syrian state media and an independent monitoring group are reporting an Israeli air raid targeting government-held areas in the center and west of the country. Syria's SANA news agency says Israeli jets flying at high...
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September 04, 2018 - 1:00 pm
BERLIN (AP) — German media outlets are reporting that Iran has rescinded its request to transfer 300 million euros ($347 million) in cash from a Hamburg-based bank in a case that been closely followed by the U.S. The dpa news agency, along with the Sueddeutsche Zeitung newspaper and NDR and WDR...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018 file photo, migrants stand on the deck of the Open Arms boat, after being rescued off the coast of Libya in the early hours of the night of Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018. The U.N. refugee agency says people smugglers are taking greater risks to ferry their human cargo toward Europe as Libya’s coast guard increasingly intercepts boats carrying migrants, increasing the likelihood that those on board may die on the Mediterranean journey. That’s one of the key findings from the latest UNHCR report about efforts to reach Europe. (AP Photo/Valerio Nicolosi, File)
September 04, 2018 - 12:23 pm
THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — The Latest on Europe's migrant crisis (all times local): 7:15 p.m. Macedonian police say they have detained a 41-year old man accused of smuggling 14 migrants found crammed into a car that was stopped after a highway chase in the south of the country near the Greek...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018 file photo, migrants stand on the deck of the Open Arms boat, after being rescued off the coast of Libya in the early hours of the night of Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018. The U.N. refugee agency says people smugglers are taking greater risks to ferry their human cargo toward Europe as Libya’s coast guard increasingly intercepts boats carrying migrants, increasing the likelihood that those on board may die on the Mediterranean journey. That’s one of the key findings from the latest UNHCR report about efforts to reach Europe. (AP Photo/Valerio Nicolosi, File)
September 04, 2018 - 12:20 pm
THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — The Latest on Europe's migrant crisis (all times local): 7:15 p.m. Macedonian police say they have detained a 41-year old man accused of smuggling 14 migrants found crammed into a car that was stopped after a highway chase in the south of the country near the Greek...
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FILE- In this Aug. 22, 1998, file photo, Jalaluddin Haqqani, founder of the militant group the Haqqani network, speaks during an interview in Miram Shah, Pakistan. Taliban say the Afghan Haqqani network founder, Jalaluddin Haqqani, an ex- U.S. ally turned fierce enemy, has died. (AP Photo/Mohammed Riaz, File)
September 04, 2018 - 12:18 pm
ISLAMABAD (AP) — The death of Jalaluddin Haqqani, the founder of Afghanistan's outlawed militant network that bears his name, is unlikely to weaken the group that is considered the most formidable of the Taliban's fighting forces. The Taliban said Haqqani died Monday at age 71 after reports of...
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