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Sen. Hatch roasted over sausage tweet

25 Aug , 2017 World

SALT LAKE CITY — U.S. Sen Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, is taking heat over a tweet. Not about politics, governing, or what his office maintains is a Civil War era turn of phrase. The Senate’s senior Republican took to Twitter Thursday around dinnertime to comment on foreign pork. Hatch posted a link to an article about […]

IS militants push back advancing Syrian troops near Raqqa

25 Aug , 2017 World

BEIRUT (AP) Islamic State group militants pushed back government forces advancing on one of the last towns still in IS hands in the province of Raqqa, killing over two dozen soldiers and seizing vehicles, a Syria monitoring group and the extremists said. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the early Friday counterattack by […]

RNC to vote on condemning, but some roll eyes

25 Aug , 2017 World

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Republican National Committee is headed toward adoption of a resolution condemning white supremacists, at the strong urging of the party’s national chairwoman but also with groans from some party activists. The grumbling reflects a difference between RNC leaders concerned about the party’s image in light of President Donald Trump’s latest rhetorical […]

Texas prepares as Harvey strengthens to Category 2 storm

25 Aug , 2017 World

HOUSTON (AP) Conditions were deteriorating along Texas’s Gulf Coast on Friday as Hurricane Harvey strengthened and slowly moved toward the state, with forecasters warning that evacuations and preparations “should be rushed to completion.” Millions of people were bracing for a prolonged battering from the hurricane, which could be the fiercest such storm to hit the […]

Thai court to issue arrest warrant for ex-PM, delays verdict

25 Aug , 2017 World

BANGKOK (AP) Thailand’s Supreme Court said Friday it will issue an arrest warrant for former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra after she failed to show up for a contentious trial verdict in which she could face a 10-year prison term for alleged negligence in overseeing a money-losing rice subsidy program. A judge read out a statement […]