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August 26, 2017

Venezuelan Authorities Shut Down 2 Radio Stations; Military Exercises Being Held

Authorities have shut down two radio stations that aired critical coverage of President Nicolas Maduro's government by refusing to renew their licenses, a broadcast executive announced, as the country staged military exercises in defiance of Washington and new U.S. sanctions.... Continue Reading →

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Venezuelan President Maduro Says He Will Prosecute Opponents He Believes Are Behind US Sanctions

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro vowed Friday to prosecute for treason opponents he accused of being behind sweeping U.S. financial sanctions that will strain relations between the countries and make it harder for the socialist leader to raise badly needed cash.... Continue Reading →

Iraqi Military Says 90% of Tal Afar Has Been Taken From ISIS

Iraq's military said Saturday it has driven Islamic State militants out of 90 percent of the northern town of Tal Afar and retaken the town center. Brig. Gen. Yahya Rasool, a military spokesman, spoke hours after Iraq's foreign minister, Ibrahim... Continue Reading →

Iran’s VP Draws Criticism After Switching From Hijab to Conservative Chador

Just a couple of weeks into her appointment, the new Iranian vice president's decision to abandon her fashion style for the all-encompassing black chador is raising questions among women in the Islamic Republic - especially after she said President Hassan... Continue Reading →

Ashes of Cancer-Stricken Marine Dog Buried at Michigan Memorial

The ashes of a cancer-stricken service dog who served three tours in Afghanistan with the U.S. Marines have reached their final resting place. The Detroit News and MLive.com report a couple hundred people gathered Saturday for the burial of Cena... Continue Reading →

Hawaii Lawmakers Convene to Save Stalled $9.5 Billion Rail Transit Project

Train tracks supported by concrete pillars snake through Oahu neighborhoods and across its lush scenery, ending abruptly in an empty, overgrown field. They're part of a planned $9.5 billion rail transit project - one of the most expensive per capita... Continue Reading →

A Timeline of Tropical Storm Harvey’s Development

Harvey made landfall in Texas on Friday night as the strongest hurricane to hit the U.S. in more than a decade. By Saturday afternoon it had been downgraded into a tropical storm, but it had dumped 18 inches (half a... Continue Reading →

2013 Texas Hotel Killing Inspires Push for Direct-Dial 911 in Business Telephone Systems

A young girl's repeated attempts to dial 911 went unanswered as her mother lay dying from stab wounds in a Texas hotel room. She didn't know she had to dial 9 first to get an outside line. Under a measure... Continue Reading →

Thousands March in Barcelona After Terrorist Attack

Hundreds of thousands of peace marchers flooded the heart of Barcelona on Saturday shouting "I'm not afraid" - a public rejection of violence following extremist attacks that killed 15 people, Spain's deadliest in more than a decade. Emergency workers, taxis... Continue Reading →

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