Monthly Archive: July 2018

Jul 31

Storms force swimmer to suspend attempt to cross Pacific

A long-distance swimmer has suspended his attempt to become the first person to swim across the Pacific Ocean because of severe storms off Japan. A U.S. digital media outlet that is documenting the swim says that swimmer Ben Lecomte and the yacht accompanying him are returning to a port in Japan. Lecomte has swum about …

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Jul 31

Out of line: New Zealand girl gets sexist road signs changed

Seven-year-old Zoe Carew knew it wasn’t right when she saw people working on power lines near the road and a warning sign that read “LINEMEN.” Her dad was driving Zoe and her brother to their grandparents’ place in a suburb near Wellington at the time, Zoe explained in an email to the head of the …

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Jul 31

Katy Perry makes a surprise visit to a sick young fan

Never let it be said that Katy Perry doesn’t care about her Katycats. The singer made time on Tuesday to visit the home of a young fan who was too ill to attend her concert in Adelaide, Australia. Eight-year-old Grace Moores was diagnosed with a brain tumor in April and had to have surgery last …

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Jul 31

House Speaker Paul Ryan uncovers Jewish roots on PBS show

House Speaker Paul Ryan was surprised and proud to find out he has Jewish roots. The Wisconsin Republican discovered his family history while filming a segment for the upcoming season of the PBS series “Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates Jr.” Gates said Tuesday at a TV critics meeting that he traced Ryan’s heritage …

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Jul 31

WATCH: Passenger jet with 97 passengers, 4 crew on board crashes in Mexico

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Jul 31

Hun Sen plays hardball to keep his grip on Cambodia

Determined to extend his 33 years as Cambodia’s strongman ruler, Prime Minister Hun Sen was not about to let an election derail what he believes is his destiny. The 65-year-old leader had declared he intends to stay in office for 10 more years, and Sunday’s general election victory by his Cambodian People’s Party should get …

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Jul 31

Mexican president-elect vows to improve public health care

President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Tuesday he plans to direct spending in the public health system so Mexicans can enjoy European-quality free health care. Mexico has near-universal health coverage through a network of public clinics and hospitals. However, the facilities are often understaffed or lack medicine. “We’re going to guarantee that medical attention and …

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Jul 31

Judge blocks release of 3D-printed gun plans

SEATTLE (AP) – A federal judge in Seattle has issued a temporary restraining order to stop the release of blueprints to make untraceable and undetectable 3D-printed plastic guns. Eight Democratic attorneys general filed a lawsuit Monday seeking to block the federal government’s settlement with the company that makes the plans available online. They also sought …

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Jul 31

Forward D.J. Jeffries reopens recruitment after decommitting from Kentucky

Jeffries, a 6-foot-7 small forward from Olive Branch (Mississippi) High School, had committed to Kentucky in March, choosing the Wildcats over Alabama and Mississippi State. He was coached on the AAU circuit by Penny Hardaway last spring and summer and played for the same AAU program this past grassroots season. When Hardaway took over for …

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Jul 31

Betty White's 80-year career celebrated in PBS special

Betty White sees no point in slowing down at age 96, as long as her phone keeps ringing with offers to work. The actress known for her roles in “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and “The Golden Girls” is marking her 80th year in show business with a PBS special that looks at her life …

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