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  • Spain’s government ready to act ‘with firmness’ amid violent Catalan clashes

    BARCELONA, Spain — Spain’s government said Wednesday it would do whatever it takes to stamp out violence in Catalonia, where clashes between regional independence supporters and police have injured more than 200 people in two days. “Everything is prepared and (the government) will act, if needed, with firmness, proportionality and unity,” a government statement said. It said caretaker prime minister Pedro Sánchez was meeting with other national political leaders and “he doesn’t rule out any scenario.” Many people in Catalonia […]

  • NJ men sentenced for bribing postal workers to steal credit cards

    NEWARK, N.J. — Two New Jersey men who bribed postal workers to steal credit cards from the mail are now headed to prison. Olagoke Araromi received a 61-month sentence on Tuesday, while Moussa Dagno got a 57-month term. Olagoke also must pay $87,503 in restitution, while Araromi must pay $84,573. Both men had pleaded guilty to bribery, bank fraud and aggravated identity theft. Federal prosecutors say Araromi, a Union Township resident, and Dagno, of Harrison, recruited at least six letter […]

  • Missed the Democratic debate? Here’s what you should know

    Elizabeth Warren repeatedly came under attack during Tuesday’s Democratic presidential debate as rivals accused the Massachusetts senator of ducking questions about the cost of Medicare for All and her signature “wealth tax” plan in an attempt to derail her rising campaign. The pile-on reinforced her new status as a front-runner in the contest to take on President Donald Trump next year. With first state primaries rapidly approaching, her many challengers have dwindling opportunities to emerge as powerful alternatives to the […]

  • Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez endorses Bernie Sanders for president

    Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York is endorsing Bernie Sanders for president and will appear with him at a rally in her home district this weekend. Sanders deputy communications director Sarah Ford confirmed the news Tuesday. The endorsement is a major boon for the 78-year-old Vermont senator, who has faced questions over his health since suffering a heart attack two weeks ago. The 30-year-old Ocasio-Cortez is a progressive star who notched an upset win in her 2018 primary. Both […]

  • Wild card Nationals head to World Series with sweep of Cards

    WASHINGTON — Washington is heading to the World Series for the first time in 86 years after the wild-card Nationals used a seven-run first inning and Patrick Corbin’s 12-strikeout performance to hold on and beat the St. Louis Cardinals 7-4 Tuesday night for a sweep of the NL Championship Series. Quite a stunning turnaround for the Nationals, who went from 19-31 in May — when there was talk of firing manager Dave Martinez and trading away players — to the […]

  • Debate opens with candidates in agreement: Yes, impeach Trump

    WESTERVILLE, Ohio — Democrats opened Tuesday’s largest-ever presidential debate lining up in favor of President Donald Trump’s impeachment, hammering him for what they called corruption and lawlessness. “Sometimes there are issues that are bigger than politics,” Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren said. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont said impeachment was the only choice for “the most corrupt president in the history of this country.” Former Vice President Joe Biden added, “I agree with Bernie, Sen. Sanders,” and the rest of the […]

  • 12 Democrats battle on healthcare, jobs on biggest primary debate stage ever

    WESTERVILLE, O.H. — The fourth debate of the Democratic presidential primary is underway with the largest field yet on stage together at a pivotal time in the campaign. Many Democrats seeking their party’s presidential nomination stress a need to improve the nation’s jobs picture, but they disagree on how to do that. Sen. Bernie Sanders defended his federal jobs guarantee, saying equalizing the economy will create the need for more teachers and doctors. Businessman Andrew Yang, who backs a universal […]

  • Armed man fatally shot by police in Brooklyn: NYPD

    BOERUM HILL, Brooklyn — Police have confirmed that an armed man has died after being shot by police officers Tuesday night in Brooklyn. An armed man was shot and wounded by police officers just before 8 p.m. on Baltic Street, in front of the Gowanus Houses in in Boerum Hill, police said. According to authorities, the man was shooting at someone else on Baltic Street, near the Gowanus Houses in Boerum Hill around 8 p.m. Two plain-clothed officers in an […]

  • Records: Taxpayers paid $18k for Gov. Murphy staffers’ India trip

    TRENTON — New Jersey taxpayers were billed about $18,000 for government officials’ recent trip to India despite Gov. Phil Murphy’s office’s earlier statements that a privately funded group would pay for the visit, according to records obtained Tuesday by The Associated Press. Payment vouchers obtained through the state’s open records law show that taxpayers footed the bill for four of the governor’s staffers for airfare to India and lodging as well as the cost of immunizations. The international airfare and […]

  • Astros fan arrested, accused of slapping Yankees fan at ALCS in Houston

    HOUSTON — An Astros fan is facing an assault charge after being accused by authorities of slapping a New York Yankees fan after the two got into an argument at Houston’s Minute Maid Park during the second game of the American League Championship Series. James Dinkins was arrested on the misdemeanor charge after police say he slapped the Yankees fan in the back of the head after he cheered for the New York team during Sunday night’s game. The 73-year-old […]

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