Daily Archive: October 11, 2018

Oct 11

Trump’s boasts ring hollow in some black communities

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — One of President Donald Trump’s favorite talking points in promoting his administration’s success is the record low rate of black unemployment. But in some black communities, that victory seems hollow. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate for black Americans in September was 6 percent. That’s down from a …

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Oct 11

Chicago Police Board clears officer in fatal 2012 shooting

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Police Board has ignored oversight officials’ recommendation and cleared an officer of wrongdoing in the shooting death of a 15-year-old boy during a 2012 foot chase. Last year, the Independent Police Review Authority found Officer Brandon Ternand at fault for shooting Dakota Bright. Authorities say Bright was unarmed when he …

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Oct 11

Kanye West delivers jaw-dropping show in Oval Office

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kanye West’s visit to the Oval Office will be remembered as a jaw-dropping performance. The rapper didn’t rap. But, seated across from President Donald Trump at the Resolute Desk, the musician delivered a rambling, multipart monologue Thursday that touched on social issues, hydrogen planes, mental health, endorsement deals, politics and so much …

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Oct 11

Australia assigns warship to enforce North Korean sanctions

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An officer says Australia has assigned a guided missile frigate to the East China Sea to boost international efforts to enforce sanctions against North Korea. Australian Defense Force Chief of Joint Operations, Air Marshall Mel Hupfeld told reporters on Friday the warship with a crew of 230 will be supported by …

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Oct 11

Harrowing tales of survival from town ravaged by storm

MEXICO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Residents of Mexico Beach that stayed during the storm are emerging from the debris with harrowing tales. Others, who evacuated, are coming to grips with the fact that much of their community was destroyed by Hurricane Michael. Hit head-on by the storm, numerous homes in this Gulf Coast resort town …

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Oct 11

Canada downs Costa Rica 3-1 in World Cup qualifying tourney

EDINBURG, Texas (AP) — Janine Beckie and Nichelle Prince scored in the first half and Canada went on to beat Costa Rica 3-1 on Thursday night in the final game of the group stage at the CONCACAF women’s World Cup qualifying tournament. Canadian captain Christine Sinclair scored her 175th career goal in the 57th minute. …

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Oct 11

Georgia girl, 11, dies as Michael hurls debris through roof

ATLANTA (AP) — It seemed that Sarah Radney was safe inside her grandparents’ home when Hurricane Michael roared into southwest Georgia after smashing across the Florida Panhandle. If the family feared anything, it was probably falling trees — not a carport next to the house that would cause a deadly but freak accident. Authorities say …

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Oct 11

After Michael’s rampage on Florida Panhandle: ‘Nothing Left’

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Hurricane Michael’s pounding waves and winds obliterated row after row of beachfront homes at ground zero on the Florida Panhandle when the epic Category 4 hurricane slammed ashore at midweek. Now recovery is just barely beginning from the catastrophic destruction even as a downgraded Michael spreads high winds, rains and …

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Oct 11

West Indies win toss, opt to bat in 2nd cricket test v India

HYDERABAD, India (AP) — West Indies skipper Jason Holder has won the toss and elected to bat in the second cricket against India. The home team won the first test in Rajkot by an innings and 272 runs against a depleted West Indies lineup. Holder’s return from an ankle injury at the expense of Keemo …

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Oct 11

In El Salvador, slain archbishop seen as saint long ago

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Bespectacled, smiling and with close-cropped hair, the late Archbishop Oscar Romero’s visage gazes kindly from postage stamps, handmade busts on sale at the San Salvador cathedral, even from a huge mural on the side of the Foreign Ministry. On Sunday in the Vatican, Pope Francis will officially make Romero …

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