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MINNESOTA – School building collapses after explosion

MINNESOTA – School building collapses after explosion

MINNESOTA – Two people were unaccounted for and nine were hospitalized Wednesday after a natural gas explosion shook Minnehaha Academy and collapsed part of a building, officials in Minneapolis said. One witness said two men yelled “gas!” shortly before the blast. Fire crews were searching for possible victims in the debris at the private school, […]

USA – Trump ‘dictated’ son’s statement on Russian lawyer meeting

USA – Trump ‘dictated’ son’s statement on Russian lawyer meeting

President Donald Trump personally dictated the statement his son gave on his talks with a Russian lawyer during the election campaign, US media report. It said Donald Trump Jr and the lawyer had mostly discussed the adoption of Russian children in June 2016. Trump Jr later revealed he had agreed to meet her after being […]

WASHINGTON – McCain votes ‘no’

WASHINGTON – McCain votes ‘no’

WASHINGTON — John McCain seemed poised to be the saviour of the GOP health bill when he returned to the Capitol despite a brain cancer diagnosis. He turned out to be the executioner. The longtime Arizona senator stunned pretty much everyone Friday by turning on his party and his president and joining two other GOP […]

North Korea threatens US with nuclear strike

North Korea threatens US with nuclear strike

WASHINGTON – North Korea threatened a nuclear strike on “the heart of the US” if it attempts to remove Kim Jong Un as Supreme Leader, Pyongyang’s state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported Tuesday. The threat was in response to comments from CIA Director Mike Pompeo, who said last week that the Trump administration needed […]

WASHINGTON – ‘Nothing to hide’

WASHINGTON – ‘Nothing to hide’

WASHINGTON — Senior White House adviser Jared Kushner denied Monday that he colluded with Russians in the course of President Donald Trump’s White House bid and declared he has “nothing to hide”. Behind closed doors, Kushner spoke to staff members of the Senate intelligence committee for nearly three hours at the Capitol, then made a […]

NEVADA – OJ Simpson granted parole

NEVADA – OJ Simpson granted parole

LAS VEGAS – OJ Simpson was granted parole Thursday after more than eight years in prison for a Las Vegas hotel heist, successfully making his case in a nationally televised hearing that reflected America’s enduring fascination with the former football star. Simpson, 70, could be a free man as early as October 1. By then, […]

MINNESOTA – Cop feared ambush

MINNESOTA – Cop feared ambush

MINNEAPOLIS – The lawyer for a US police officer whose partner killed an Australian woman says it would be “reasonable” for the pair to have feared an ambush. Minneapolis officer Matthew Harrity has reportedly said they were startled by a “loud sound” before last Saturday night’s shooting of Justine Damond. Police have released the transcript […]

IOWA – Newborn contracts deadly virus from kiss

IOWA – Newborn contracts deadly virus from kiss

IOWA – Newlyweds are clinging to hope as their nearly three-week-old daughter fights for her life after contracting a deadly virus believed to be from a simple kiss. Nicole and Shane Sifrit welcomed baby Mariana on July 1. A week later –– two hours after the couple’s wedding –– they say they noticed that the […]

FLORIDA – Human chain saves drowning family

FLORIDA – Human chain saves drowning family

FLORIDA – In a testament to the true human spirit, 80 beachgoers formed a human chain in Panama Beach City in Florida to help save a family pulled in to the water by strong tides. Roberta Ursey and her family were at the beach on Saturday when she heard her sons crying out for help. […]