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  • All 12 boys, coach rescued from flooded Thai cave after more than 2 weeks being trapped

    THAILAND—  Thai Navy SEALs say all 12 boys and their coach rescued from cave, ending an ordeal that lasted more than 2 weeks. The twelfth boy was freed from the complex late Tuesday, after a complicated three-day operation to extricate the boys, who became trapped on June 23 when rising flood water cut off the exit, deep inside the cave. In the last 18 days, what began as a local search for the 12 missing boys and their coach turned […]

  • Starbucks is ditching plastic straws

    NEW YORK — Starbucks will eliminate plastic straws from all of its locations within two years, citing the environmental threat to oceans. The company becomes the largest food and beverage company to do so as calls to cut waste globally grow louder . Plastic straws have become a flashpoint. A week after its hometown banned plastic drinking straws and utensils, the Seattle company said Monday that by 2020, it will be using straws made from biodegradable materials like paper and […]

  • Tropical Storm Beryl weakens but still pushing toward Puerto Rico

    Tropical Storm Beryl, the first Atlantic hurricane of the 2018 season, is expected to further weaken as it approaches the Lesser Antilles and Puerto Rico in the next couple of days. As of Sunday at 8 a.m., Beryl had maximum sustained winds of 45 mph and was moving west-northwest at 20 mph toward the Lesser Antilles. The storm’s poorly defined center — or what by then might be its remnants — is expected to approach the Lesser Antilles Sunday, cross […]

  • Father, 4 daughters from New Jersey killed in Delaware crash

    TOWNSEND, Del. — Police say the five people killed Friday in a crash on a Delaware highway were a 61-year-old father from New Jersey and his four daughters. The family members killed were from Teaneck. The victims have been identified as Audie Trinidad and his four daughters, 20-year-old Kaitlyn, 17-year-old Danna, and two 14-year-olds, Melissa and Allison. The 53-year-old mother, Mary Rose Trinidad, was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. “It’s certainly heartbreaking,” said Delaware Police Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe. […]

  • Scandal-plagued EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt resigns

    Scott Pruitt, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, is the latest member of the Trump Administration to resign from his position. President Donald Trump announced Pruitt’s resignation on Twitter. “I have accepted the resignation of Scott Pruitt as the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. Within the Agency Scott has done an outstanding job, and I will always be thankful to him for this,” Trump tweeted. “The Senate confirmed Deputy at EPA, Andrew Wheeler, will……on Monday assume duties as […]

  • Suspect in deadly Maryland newspaper shooting ID’d

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. — A gunman who opened fire in what police are calling a “targeted attack” at a newspaper office in Annapolis on Thursday, killing five people in one of the deadliest attacks on journalists in U.S. history, has been identified, multiple law enforcement sources confirm to CNN. Jarrod Warren Ramos, a man in his 30s, who sources say resides in Laurel, Maryland, has been taken into custody. Ramos’ rampage at the Capital Gazette followed social media threats directed at […]

  • ABC replacing ‘Roseanne’ with ‘The Conners,’ a spinoff without Roseanne Barr

    LOS ANGELES — ABC, which canceled its “Roseanne” revival over its star’s racist tweet, said Thursday it will air a Conner family sitcom minus Roseanne Barr this fall. ABC ordered 10 episodes of the spinoff after Barr relinquished any creative or financial participation in it, which the network had said was a condition of such a series. In a statement issued by the show’s producer, Barr said she agreed to the settlement to save the jobs of 200 cast and […]

  • Real Housewives of New Jersey star in deportation proceedings, ICE says

    Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice’s husband, who is currently in prison in New Jersey, could soon be deported, officials said Thursday. Giuseppe “Joe” Giudice is serving time for bankruptcy fraud charges. The couple hid assets from bankruptcy creditors and submitted phony loan applications to get some $5 million in mortgages and construction loans. ICE has lodged a detainer and Joe Giudice is in removal proceedings. Teresa Giudice served 15 months at the low-security Federal Correction Institution in […]

  • 8 pedestrians injured by taxi on sidewalk in Moscow

    MOSCOW — Police in Moscow say eight people have been injured when a taxi crashed into pedestrians on a sidewalk near Red Square. Police say the driver in the crash Saturday has been detained. Preliminary information indicated the driver lost control of the vehicle. There were no immediate details on the severity of the pedestrians’ injuries. The accident took place on Ilinka Street, about 200 meters (650 feet) from Red Square and Moscow’s famous GUM shopping arcade. Russia is currently […]

  • About 2,000 children separated from families at U.S. border: DHS

    WASHINGTON — Nearly 2,000 children have been separated from their families at the U.S. border over a six-week period during a crackdown on illegal entries, according to Department of Homeland Security figures. The figures show that 1,995 minors were separated from 1,940 adults from April 19 through May 31. The separations were not broken down by age, and included separations for illegal entry, immigration violations or possible criminal conduct by the adult. Under a “zero tolerance” policy announced by Attorney […]