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US says Iran briefly seizes oil tanker near Strait of Hormuz

US says Iran briefly seizes oil tanker near Strait of Hormuz

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The Iranian navy boarded and briefly seized a Liberian-flagged oil tanker near the strategic Strait of Hormuz amid heightened tensions between Tehran and the U.S., a U.S. military official said Thursday. The U.S.
Lives Lost: Woman who performed Shakespeare on the street

Lives Lost: Woman who performed Shakespeare on the street

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — She had all the makings of a rising star, someone who wrote, directed and acted in her own plays in her 20s and attended one of the country's top drama schools around the same time as Meryl Streep and Sigourney Weaver.
Puerto Rico Supreme Court upholds second round for primaries

Puerto Rico Supreme Court upholds second round for primaries

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Puerto Rico’s Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that the votes cast during a botched primary over the weekend are valid and that a second round of voting will be held this Sunday at centres that never opened or did not remain open
Biden, Harris lash Trump in introduction of historic VP pick

Biden, Harris lash Trump in introduction of historic VP pick

WILMINGTON, Del. — Joe Biden and Kamala Harris delivered an aggressive one-two attack on the character and performance of President Donald Trump on Wednesday, as they made their election case for the first time as running mates.
Kamala Harris' selection as VP resonates with Black women

Kamala Harris' selection as VP resonates with Black women

DETROIT — China Cochran met Kamala Harris at a campaign event in Detroit last year and was swept away by her ambition, charisma and leadership. She hoped the California senator would advance in politics.
US budget deficit climbs to record $2.81 trillion

US budget deficit climbs to record $2.81 trillion

SILVER SPRING, Md. — The U.S. budget deficit climbed to $2.81 trillion in the first 10 months of the budget year, exceeding any on record, the Treasury Department said Wednesday.
3 dead, 6 in hospital after train derails in Scotland

3 dead, 6 in hospital after train derails in Scotland

LONDON — Three people were killed and six others injured Wednesday when a passenger train derailed in northeast Scotland after heavy rain and flooding hit the area. The train driver was believed to be among the dead, British Transport Police said.
Sumner Redstone, who built media empire including CBS, dies

Sumner Redstone, who built media empire including CBS, dies

Sumner Redstone, who joined his family's drive-in movie chain in the 1950s and used it to build a vast media empire that included CBS and Viacom, has died. He was 97.
Science and politics tied up in global race for a vaccine

Science and politics tied up in global race for a vaccine

WASHINGTON — No, Russia isn't having a Sputnik moment.
1 of 2 girls convicted in Slender Man stabbing loses appeal

1 of 2 girls convicted in Slender Man stabbing loses appeal

MADISON, Wis. — One of two Wisconsin girls who repeatedly stabbed a classmate because she believed a fictional horror character named Slender Man would attack her family if she didn’t kill the girl lost an appeal Wednesday.