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Senate GOP leaders will present health bill this week, even as divisions flare

Congress Health Overhaul-4

After weeks of secret deliberations, Senate Republicans are in the final stages of a sweeping...

World

Hundreds evacuated from London towers as fire fallout widens

Britain London Fire

LONDON (AP) — The scope of Britain’s fire-safety crisis broadened Saturday as London officials scrambled to evacuate four public housing towers due to concerns about fire doors and insulation around gas pipes. Hundreds of residents hastily packed their bags, with many angry and confused about the...


World

Unless you're a tycoon, Hong Kong life is harder than ever

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. Mrs. Lau can’t help but glance nervously at the calendar. Her next paycheck isn’t for a week, and she doesn’t have enough money to feed her family of four crammed into her small, government-subsidized Hong Kong apartment. Her husband can’t work, and the kids don’t understand...


World

Rerouting water from Brazil to quench a desert megacity's thirst

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. To quench the thirst of the world’s biggest desert city after Cairo, Peru’s largest water company wants to tap international bond investors to help pay for a project to reroute water to the arid Pacific coast to serve Lima’s 10 million citizens. Sedapal, as the public utility...


National

You're hired, Trump tells five million future apprentices

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. Wheatley Brown III had hit the wall. As an electronics installer, he wasn’t going to make a lot of money. Then, in 2009, the 37-year-old Mississippian took an electrician apprenticeship administered by the Tennessee Valley Authority, the New Deal agency envisioned in 1933 by...


World

SKorean president calls for NKorean Olympic participation

South Korea Koreas Moon

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea President Moon Jae-in said Saturday he hopes to see North Korean athletes at next year’s Winter Olympics in South Korea to ease tensions over the North’s nuclear program. Moon made the comments during the opening ceremony of the world taekwondo championships in...


World

Over 120 people buried by massive southwest China landslide

China Landslide

BEIJING (AP) — More than 120 people were buried by a landslide that caused huge rocks and a mass of earth to come crashing into their homes in a mountain village in southwestern China early Saturday, officials said. The landslide, which came from a mountain, engulfed a cluster of 62 homes and a...


World

The Latest: Lebanon's Hezbollah condemns Mecca bombing

Saudi Mecca Attack

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The Latest on a foiled plot targeting the Grand Mosque in the holy Muslim city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia (all times local): 1 p.m. Lebanon’s Hezbollah has condemned a bombing near the Grand Mosque in Mecca. Saudi security officials said Saturday that a suicide bomber blew...


World

The Latest: 650 London homes evacuated on fire issues

Britain London Fire

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on response to deadly (all times local): 10:10 a.m. A local council in London says it evacuated some 650 homes overnight after inspectors found fire safety issues in four public housing towers, following the inferno in awest London apartment block that killed 79. The...


World

Suicide bomber blows himself up as Saudis foil Mecca plot

Saudi Mecca Attack

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — A suicide bomber blew himself up near the Grand Mosque in Mecca as police disrupted a plot to target the holiest site in Islam just as the fasting month of Ramadan ends, Saudi security forces said Saturday. The Interior Ministry said it launched a raid around Jiddah, as...


National

Concert planned to honor London attack victim from Utah

Britain Attack Utah Victims Concert

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The life of a Utah man who ran a recording studio at his home before he was killed in a high-profile London attack will be celebrated Saturday with the local music he loved. The concert is being held in lieu of a traditional funeral for Kurt W. Cochran, 54. Members of...


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