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Gambia leader's term extended as tourists are evacuated

January 18, 2017

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Gambian legislators voted to extend President Yahya Jammeh's term by three months, just hours before his mandate was set to expire, state television reported Wednesday. more »»

 
 
 
Israeli Arab, policeman killed amid clashes over demolitions

January 18, 2017

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli Arab rammed his vehicle into a group of police officers on Wednesday, killing one of them before he was shot dead during clashes in southern Israel, police said. more »»

3 quakes shake Italy, isolating towns blanketed under snow

January 18, 2017

ROME (AP) — Three strong earthquakes shook central Italy in the space of an hour Wednesday, striking the same region that suffered a series of deadly quakes last year and further isolating towns... more »»

Japan hotel chain under fire over denial of Rape of Nanking

January 18, 2017

TOKYO (AP) — A fast-growing Japanese hotel chain is facing criticism over a book penned by the chain's owner that says the Rape of Nanking was fabricated. more »»

Turkey rounds up 27 with links to suspected nightclub gunman

January 18, 2017

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish police rounded up 27 people linked to the suspected gunman in Istanbul's New Year's Eve nightclub attack and the justice minister said Wednesday that the capture of... more »»

Israeli Arab, policeman killed in clashes over demolitions

January 18, 2017

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli Arab rammed his vehicle into a group of police officers on Wednesday, killing one of them before he was shot dead during clashes in southern Israel over a court-ordere... more »»

Russia extends residence permit for Snowden

January 18, 2017

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian authorities have extended a residence permit for U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, who leaked thousands of secret documents from the National Security Agency. more »»

Were opportunities for clues from MH370 debris missed?

January 18, 2017

SYDNEY (AP) — Three nations shelled out around $160 million and years' worth of work on the underwater search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. The result: No plane. more »»

Caroline Kennedy boosted US-Japan ties as US ambassador

January 18, 2017

TOKYO (AP) — Caroline Kennedy stepped down Wednesday after three years as U.S. ambassador to Japan, where she was welcomed like a celebrity and worked to deepen the U.. more »»

Gambia leader, pressured to go, declares state of emergency

January 18, 2017

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh declared a state of emergency on Tuesday, just two days before he is supposed to cede power after losing elections last month. more »»

Back-to-back shootings shake Mexico's tourism jewels

January 18, 2017

CANCUN, Mexico (AP) — Two consecutive days of shooting attacks that left a total of nine dead have put two of the jewels of Mexico's Caribbean coast on edge and spurred a warning to tourists by... more »»

Australia defends end of MH370 hunt; investigation continues

January 18, 2017

SYDNEY (AP) — Australian officials defended their suspension of the fruitless deep-sea sonar search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, insisting on Wednesday that the enormous costs involved playe... more »»

Global warming could steal postcard-perfect weather days

January 18, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — Global warming is going to steal away some of those postcard-perfect weather days in the future, according to a first-of-its-kind projection of nice weather. more »»

4 dead in new shooting in Mexico's Caribbean resort region

January 18, 2017

CANCUN, Mexico (AP) — Gunmen attacked the state prosecutors' office in this Caribbean resort city Tuesday, and authorities said four people were killed, ratcheting up tensions just a day after a... more »»

Caroline Kennedy leaves Japan after 3 years as US ambassador

January 18, 2017

TOKYO (AP) — Caroline Kennedy is stepping down Wednesday after three years as U.S. ambassador to Japan, where she was welcomed like a celebrity and worked to deepen the U.S. more »»

White House concedes it won't close Guantanamo after all

January 18, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House said Tuesday that the Guantanamo Bay detention center in Cuba will still be open when President Barack Obama leaves office, conceding that a core campaign promis... more »»

Italy convicts 8 South Americans in deaths from 1970s-80s

January 18, 2017

ROME (AP) — A Rome court on Tuesday convicted eight former South American political and military leaders in the disappearance and deaths of 23 people of Italian origin during the crackdown on... more »»

Australia defends end of MH370 hunt; investigation continues

January 17, 2017

SYDNEY (AP) — Australia's Transport Minister Darren Chester said on Wednesday that experts will continue analyzing data and scrutinizing debris washing ashore from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in... more »»

New York Times correspondent denied entry into Turkey

January 17, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Times reported that one of its correspondents was briefly detained by border officials in Turkey as he arrived Tuesday at Istanbul's Ataturk Airport, then was forced... more »»

Nigerian air force bombs refugee camp, more than 100 dead

January 17, 2017

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — A Nigerian air force fighter jet on a mission against Boko Haram extremists mistakenly bombed a refugee camp on Tuesday, killing more than 100 refugees and aid workers... more »»

Obama gives $500 million to climate fund over GOP objections

January 17, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — With just three days left in office, the Obama administration has doubled an initial $500 million commitment to a fund that helps developing nations fight climate change and... more »»

 
 

Bridge group to meet every Wednesday January 18, 2017

Beginning and intermediate Bridge players are invited to join an informal group meeting every Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Trinity Episcopal Church. All are welcome and walk-ins are encouraged. For more information, contact 876-2661 or 876-0751. more »

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