August 17, 2019

Peace Deal in Sudan: Army and Protesters Agree to Share Power

Earlier today, Sudanese military and civilian opposition leaders gathered in Khartoum, Sudan's capital, to sign a landmark peace deal that both parties hope will put an end to eight months of unrest.
August 17, 2019

Man charged in hit-and-run that killed jogger

SUTTON, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man has been charged in a hit-and-run crash that killed a jogger.
August 17, 2019

AP Interview: Pelosi assails ‘weak spot’ of Trump, Netanyahu

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Friday the U.S.-Israel relationship can withstand the “weakness” of President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who shook diplomatic norms this week in barring two members of Congress from visiting the country.
August 17, 2019

AP Interview: Pelosi assails ‘weak spot’ of Trump, Netanyahu

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Friday the U.S.-Israel relationship can withstand the “weakness” of President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who shook diplomatic norms this week in barring two members of Congress from visiting the country.
August 17, 2019

President Barack H. Obama Ave.? Nearly 400,000 Have Signed Petition to Rename Street Outside Trump Tower

A petition to rename a stretch of the block of Fifth Avenue between 56th and 57th Street to "President Barack H. Obama Avenue" has gained nearly 400,000 signatures. That specific part of the street is exactly where President Donald Trump's famous Trump Tower is located.
August 17, 2019

Protesters Brave Thunderstorms At Teachers’ Rally In Hong Kong, During 11th Straight Weekend of Demonstrations

Several thousand Hong Kong school teachers and supporters braved heavy thunderstorms on Saturday to start another weekend of marching to press the government to formally withdraw from a controversial extradition bill, as well as to consider broader social demands. This is the 11th consecutive weekend of protests.
August 17, 2019

A Sturbridge man used fireworks to kill hornets and set his roof on hearth

STURBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man learned the hard way that fireworks are probably not the best way to deal with a hornets’ nest.
August 17, 2019

Officer resigns after 2 damage by truck at R.I. immigration protest

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — An officer at a detention center resigned Friday amid investigations into a truck that drove through a group protesting federal immigration policies.
August 17, 2019

After Trump physique shames him, supporter says ‘I love the guy’

Sometimes the self-declared greatest counterpuncher in the world lands a blow on the wrong person.That was the case on Thursday night in Manchester, New Hampshire, during a campaign rally when President Donald Trump publicly ridiculed a man because of his weight; the president thought he was a protester. Instead, the man turned out to be a supporter of the president’s who was trying to help remove the actual protesters.
August 17, 2019

Pelosi: Gun motion wanted to make sure ‘home tranquility’

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Friday that the country’s elected officials have a responsibility to “ensure domestic tranquility” and called on the Senate to return to work to vote on the House’s bill bolstering background checks for gun purchases.