Government and politics

In this geocolor image GOES-16 satellite image taken Sunday, July 8, 2018, at 15:00 UTC, shows Tropical Storm Beryl, center right, moving across the Lesser Antilles in the eastern Caribbean Sea, and Tropical Storm Chris, top left, off the U.S. East Coast. (NOAA via AP)
July 08, 2018 - 12:02 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Gusty winds began to hit the eastern Caribbean on Sunday as Tropical Storm Beryl advanced rapidly toward a region struggling to recover from last year's deadly hurricanes. The government of Dominica said it would shut down its water system and Puerto Rico's governor...
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FILE – In this May 5, 2017, file photo, Jim and Evelyn Piazza, center, stand by as Centre County, Pa., prosecutors discuss an investigation into the death of their son Tim Piazza, seen in photo at right, during a news conference in Bellefonte, Pa. A fourth multi-day preliminary hearing was scheduled in July 2018, in the criminal case against members of Penn State's shuttered Beta Theta Pi fraternity chapter, who face charges related to the February 2017, death of Piazza, of Lebanon, N.J., after a night of drinking. (Abby Drey/Centre Daily Times via AP, File)
July 08, 2018 - 11:47 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The sprawling criminal case against former members of a Penn State fraternity over the death of a pledge last year is about to pick up steam with yet another preliminary hearing on the horizon, as well as the first sentencing. Twenty-five members of shuttered Beta Theta Pi...
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July 08, 2018 - 11:09 am
ROME, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is celebrating big state investments in efforts to revitalize downtowns around the state. The Democrat traveled to central New York, the Hudson Valley, Long Island and the Bronx recently to tout the projects, which aim to attract residents, businesses...
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July 08, 2018 - 11:08 am
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Gusty winds began to hit the eastern Caribbean on Sunday as Tropical Storm Beryl advanced rapidly toward a region struggling to recover from last year's deadly hurricanes. The government of Dominica said it would shut down its water system and Puerto Rico's governor...
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Debris fills a small village following heavy rains Sunday, July 8, 2018, in Kuchita-Minami, Asakita-ku, Hiroshima, Japan. Searches continued Sunday night for dozens of victims still missing from the heavy rainfall that hammered southern Japan for the third straight day. (AP Photo Haruka Nuga)
July 08, 2018 - 8:48 am
HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) — Searches continued Sunday night for victims of heavy rainfall that hammered southern Japan for the third straight day, as the government put the death toll at 48, with 28 others presumed dead. Japanese government spokesman Yoshihide Suga said the whereabouts of 92 other...
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July 08, 2018 - 8:41 am
ALFRED, N.Y. (AP) — The funeral for a New York state trooper killed this week is being held at the western New York college where he starred on the football field. Trooper Nicholas Clark died responding to a call early Monday morning about a suicidal man barricaded in his home near the Pennsylvania...
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Chinese rescue team arrive at Chalong pier in Phuket in Phuket, Thailand, Sunday, July 8, 2018. The death toll from Thursday's tragedy climbed to dozens, in Thailand's biggest tourist-related disaster in years. It was not clear how many of the dead and missing were Chinese. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
July 08, 2018 - 8:19 am
PHUKET, Thailand (AP) — Thailand's government pledged Sunday to ensure justice for Chinese victims of a tour boat that sank in a storm off the southern resort island of Phuket, killing 42 people and leaving another 14 missing. Tourism Minister Weerasak Kowsurat said the government will "spare no...
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This undated photo released via the Thailand Navy SEAL Facebook page on Sunday, July 8, 2018, shows rescuers hands locked with a caption reading "We Thai and the international teams join forces to bring the young Wild Boars home" where 12 boys and their soccer coach have been trapped since June 23 in a cave in Mae Sai, Chiang Rai province, northern Thailand. The operation has begun to rescue 12 boys and their soccer coach who will need to dive out of the flooded Thai cave where they have been trapped for more than two weeks, with officials saying Sunday morning that "today is D-Day. (Thailand Navy SEAL Facebook page via AP)
July 08, 2018 - 7:58 am
MAE SAI, Thailand (AP) — The Latest on the rescue of 12 schoolboys and their coach from a cave in northern Thailand (all times local): 6:50 p.m. Thai authorities say it is unknown when the first group of boys trapped in a flooded cave will begin their dive out of the cave, the key part of a rescue...
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Jordanian troops patrol at the Jordanian side of Naseeb border crossing into Syria one day after Syrian army recovered southern territories of Daraa province from insurgents under a surrender deal mediated by Russia. Saturday. July 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Raad Adayleh)
July 08, 2018 - 7:45 am
BEIRUT (AP) — A U.N. official and a group that closely monitors the Syrian war say most Syrians displaced by recent fighting in the country's south have returned to their homes. Anders Pedersen, the top U.N. humanitarian coordinator in Jordan, told reporters Sunday that just 150 to 200 Syrians...
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In this grab taken from video provided by ERITV, Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, centre right is welcomed by Erirea's President Isaias Afwerki as he disembarks the plane, in Asmara, Eritrea, Sunday, July 8, 2018. With laughter and hugs, the leaders of longtime rivals Ethiopia and Eritrea met for the first time in nearly two decades Sunday amid a rapid and dramatic diplomatic thaw aimed at ending one of Africa's longest-running conflicts. (ERITV via AP)
July 08, 2018 - 7:24 am
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — With laughter and hugs, the leaders of longtime adversaries Ethiopia and Eritrea met for the first time in nearly two decades Sunday amid a rapid and dramatic diplomatic thaw aimed at ending one of Africa's longest-running conflicts. Ethiopia's reformist new Prime...
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