Daily Archive: July 19, 2016

Jul 19

Prominent journalist killed in car bombing in Ukraine

MOSCOW (AP) — A prominent journalist was killed in a car bombing in Ukraine’s capital, Kiev, on Wednesday, sending shockwaves through the Ukrainian journalist community that was shaped by the gruesome killing of the publication’s founder 16 years ago. The country’s top online news website Ukrainska Pravda said its journalist Pavel Sheremet died in an …

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Jul 19

Fallen tree causes power outage in Berea area

BEREA, Ky. (WTVQ) – A large tree fell across a three-phase line, knocking out power to more than 450 people in the Berea area overnight, according to Blue Grass Energy. The utility company says power was expected to be restored around 3:30 a.m. Wednesday. The post Fallen tree causes power outage in Berea area appeared …

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Jul 19

Turkish jets strike rebels in Iraq following failed coup

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Days after a failed coup attempt in Turkey, the country’s jets carried out cross-border strikes against Kurdish rebel targets in northern Iraq, killing some 20 alleged militants, state media reported Wednesday. F-16 jets pounded targets belonging to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party, or PKK, in Iraq’s Hakurk region, Anadolu Agency reported. …

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Jul 19

KSP: Child killed after riding bike into path of SUV

FREDONIA, Ky. (WTVQ) – State Police say a juvenile was killed Tuesday afternoon after riding a bike into the path of an SUV. The collision happened on KY 902 East in Caldwell County, according to KSP. The victim was rushed to Crittenden County Hospital in Marion and later airlifted to St. Mary’s Hospital in Evansville, …

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Jul 19

After violent protests, French labor law nears finish line

PARIS (AP) — A deeply divisive labor bill is nearing final approval in France’s Parliament after an often violent national debate over how to modernize the French work force. The lower house takes up its third and final debate on the bill Wednesday. The Socialist government, which wants to make layoffs easier and extend the …

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Jul 19

Going straight: program helps inmate start new life

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – How does a prisoner get his, or her, life back on track? It takes work, both inside, and outside, the jail. There are programs to help prisoners and people who make those programs work. ABC 36 went to the Fayette County Detention Center to show how some are walking into jail …

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Jul 19

Hot and humid conditions this week

Overview: Skies will be mostly clear tonight, making for a good viewing of tonight’s full moon. Patchy fog may develop overnight, as low temperatures fall to 68 degrees. Temperatures will be on a warming trend for the rest of the week, with highs around 90 to 95 degrees Wednesday through next Monday. High dew points …

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Jul 19

Prominent journalist killed in car bombing in Ukraine

MOSCOW (AP) — A prominent journalist has been killed in a car bombing in Ukraine’s capital, Kiev. The country’s top online publication Ukrainska Pravda said on Wednesday its top journalist Pavel Sheremet died in an explosion as he got into his car to drive to work in the morning. The publication said the car was …

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Jul 19

No exit: Safety failures turned Baghdad bombing into inferno

BAGHDAD (AP) — Dozens of men were watching a soccer match at the “Smile” cafe when the blast hit in the street below. Within minutes, a fire ripped through the Baghdad shopping mall where they were gathered, trapping them in a crowd on the second floor. There were no fire exits, no firefighters. An iron …

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Jul 19

Turkish jets strike rebels in Iraq following failed coup

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s state-run news agency says Turkish jets have carried out cross-border strikes against Kurdish rebel positions in northern Iraq, killing 20 alleged militants. Wednesday’s strikes come as Turkey’s military is reeling from a failed coup by a faction within the armed forces and appear to be an attempt to show that …

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