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Ex-Haitian coup leader Guy Philippe gets nine years in US prison
Ex-Haitian coup leader Guy Philippe gets nine years in US prison

A former Haitian coup leader and elected senator was sentenced to nine years in a US federal prison Wednesday after pleading guilty to conspiring to launder drug money. Guy Philippe, a 49-year-old former senior police officer convicted of taking bribes from drug traffickers, had entered his guilty plea in April in exchange for a reduced sentence.

Raging Portugal forest fires kill dozens
Raging Portugal forest fires kill dozens

Pedrógão Grande (Portugal) (AFP) - Raging forest fires in central Portugal have killed at least 61 people, many burnt to death in their cars, the government said Sunday, in the country's worst such disaster in recent history. Authorities declared three days of national mourning as more than 800 firefighters and 260 vehicles battled the blaze, which also left 62 people injured, amid scenes of devastation. The fire erupted Saturday in the municipality of Pedrogao Grande in central Portugal, apparently caused by a lightning strike, and spread furiously in several directions.

GOP senator warns against rushed vote on health care bill
GOP senator warns against rushed vote on health care bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - A Republican senator on Sunday warned against rushing a vote on a GOP bill to repeal and replace the nation's health care law, saying both parties deserve a chance to fully debate the bill and propose changes after it was drafted in secret.

US Citizen Kidnapped In Kabul, Report Say
US Citizen Kidnapped In Kabul, Report Say

The kidnapped man was working on a World Bank-affiliated project for the war-torn country's ministry of agriculture, irrigation and livestock, a senior government official told Afghanistan's Tolo News.

The Virginia shooting fallout was predictably partisan. Can this ever be fixed?
The Virginia shooting fallout was predictably partisan. Can this ever be fixed?

Members of the crowd at the annual congressional baseball game call for unity - but will they ever truly get it? It would be hard to imagine an institution more out of tune with the prevailing tone of modern American politics than the annual congressional baseball game. The Republican and Democratic teams play each other to win, but they do so in a spirit of friendship across the aisle that is all but nonexistent on Capitol Hill these days.

The Note: Trump makes it about him
The Note: Trump makes it about him

Trump heads to Miami to announce new Cuba policy and a new report says Jared Kushner's business dealings are being looked at by the special counsel.

Jury for officer who shot Castile ends Day 4 without verdict
Jury for officer who shot Castile ends Day 4 without verdict

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - A Minnesota jury ended its fourth day of deliberations Thursday without a verdict in the manslaughter trial of a police officer who killed a black motorist.

5 dead in magnitude 6.9 earthquake in western Guatemala
5 dead in magnitude 6.9 earthquake in western Guatemala

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) - Five people were killed and seven injured by a magnitude 6.9 earthquake that struck Wednesday in western Guatemala near the border with Mexico, Guatemala's national emergency coordination agency reported.

Republican Lawmakers Seen Joking and Playing Baseball in Video Shot a Week Before Shooting
Republican Lawmakers Seen Joking and Playing Baseball in Video Shot a Week Before Shooting

Steve Scalise, who was shot Wednesday, was among the politicians featured in the clip.

Best Places to Go Camping in the South
Best Places to Go Camping in the South

U.S. says it
U.S. says it's committed to environment despite Trump's pullout of Paris accord

U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry said on Monday the United States was committed to the environment despite President Donald Trump's decision to pull out of a 2015 global agreement to fight climate change. Trump's decision last week prompted criticism from allies and environmentalists alike but Perry, in Tokyo to discuss energy issues, said the United States would continue to work to cut emissions. "The United States is not backing down from its role as a leader on cleaning up the climate," Perry told reporters, adding he hoped that China would take this as "an opportunity to step forward and be real leader".

Jailed Venezuela opposition leader urges more anti-Maduro protests
Jailed Venezuela opposition leader urges more anti-Maduro protests

A prominent opposition leader jailed in Venezuela, Leopoldo Lopez, urged more street protests against the "tyranny" of President Nicolas Maduro, in a video message made in his cell. Prosecutors in Venezuela say 65 people have died since April 1, when near-daily pro- and anti-Maduro rallies turned more violent, with protesters and security forces targeted. The opposition and anti-Maduro protesters are demanding early elections to force out the widely unpopular president, who has ruled over the country's sharply declining economy.

Will President Trump invoke executive privilege to block Comey testimony?
Will President Trump invoke executive privilege to block Comey testimony?

ABC News Chief Legal Analyst Dan Abrams reports the latest ahead of former FBI Director Comey's testimony before Congress.

SpaceX blasts off cargo using recycled spaceship
SpaceX blasts off cargo using recycled spaceship

SpaceX on Saturday blasted off a shipment of food and supplies for the astronauts living at the International Space Station using for the first time a vessel that had flown before. "Three, two, one, and liftoff," said NASA spokesman Mike Curie as the rocket blazed a steady upward path into the clouds. The Dragon is packed with almost 6,000 pounds (2,700 kilograms) of science research, crew supplies and hardware and should arrive at the ISS Monday.

One map tells you all you need to know about Trump's possible withdrawal from the Paris Agreement
One map tells you all you need to know about Trump's possible withdrawal from the Paris Agreement

Should President Donald Trump announce as expected on Thursday that he is withdrawing the U.S. from the Paris Agreement on climate change, it'll leave the country in a small group of strange bedfellows.  There are only two other countries that rejected the Paris Agreement: Nicaragua and Syria. And, considering that Nicaragua didn't join because its diplomats felt the agreement doesn't go far enough toward slowing global warming, it means that, on this, the U.S. is most closely aligned with Syria, which is in the midst of a bloody civil war. SEE ALSO: Here's why you shouldn't totally despair if the U.S. ditches the Paris Climate Agreement This bizarre alliance shows just how...

The Latest: Shooting suspect shows little emotion in court
The Latest: Shooting suspect shows little emotion in court

BROOKHAVEN, Miss. (AP) - The Latest on a series of shootings in Mississippi that left eight people dead (all times local):

US-backed Arab fighters advance outside Syria
US-backed Arab fighters advance outside Syria's Raqa

A US-backed battalion of Syrian Arab fighters edged closer to the outskirts of the Islamic State group stronghold of Raqa Tuesday, a spokesman for the unit and a monitor said. "Our forces are 400 metres (yards) from Al-Mishleb", a neighbourhood in the eastern outskirts of Raqa city, said Syrian Elite Forces spokesman Mohammad Khaled Shaker. Rami Abdel Rahman, head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor, said the advance came after heavy air strikes from the US-led coalition fighting IS.

How Where You Live Could Affect Your Health Insurance Under the GOP Plan
How Where You Live Could Affect Your Health Insurance Under the GOP Plan

Consumer Reports has no relationship with any advertisers on this website. The fact that sick people could be charged more for health insurance is one of the provisions of the Republican Party's ...

North Korea leader Kim supervises missile test of new guidance system: KCNA
North Korea leader Kim supervises missile test of new guidance system: KCNA

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un supervised the test of a new ballistic missile controlled by a precision guidance system and ordered the development of more powerful strategic weapons, the North's official KCNA news agency reported on Tuesday. The missile was equipped with an advanced automated pre-launch sequence compared to previous versions of the "Hwasong" rockets, KCNA said, indicating the North had launched a modified Scud-class missile, as South Korea's military said on Monday. North Korea test launched a short-range ballistic missile on Monday that landed in the sea off its east coast, the latest in a fast-paced series of missile tests defying world pressure and threats of more...

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