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US, Cuba formally restore diplomatic ties

cubausaHAVANA/WASHINGTON--The United States and Cuba formally agreed on Wednesday to restore diplomatic relations on July 20, setting up a trip to Havana by John Kerry, who would become the first U.S. secretary of state to visit the country in 70 years.

Sealed by an exchange of letters between U.S. President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro, the deal fulfills a pledge the former Cold War...

Crowds count down to marijuana legalization in Oregon, then light up

jointPORTLAND, Oregon--Crowds counted down the minutes to midnight then lit up joints as smoking marijuana became legal in...

Washington state wildfire destroys at least 23 homes

wildfireWENATCHEE, Washington--A wildfire burning unchecked in Washington state has destroyed at least 23 homes and three...

Divided Supreme Court upholds Oklahoma lethal injection process

deathpenaltyWASHINGTON--The Supreme Court on Monday found that a lethal injection drug used by Oklahoma does not violate the U.S...

Obama sheds cool style for fearless final lap in office

obamaWASHINGTON--Barack Obama has reached the stage of his presidency where if he wants to break out in song publicly, as...

New York prison break ends with shooting of 2nd fugitive

escapeeMALONE, New York--David Sweat, one of two New York state inmates who escaped from prison three weeks ago, was shot by...

Landmark Supreme Court ruling legalizes gay marriage nationwide

gaysWASHINGTON--The Supreme Court ruled on Friday that the U.S. Constitution provides same-sex couples the right to...

President delivers Amazing Grace at funeral of South Carolina pastor

amazinggraceCHARLESTON, South Carolina--An impassioned President Barack Obama led thousands of mourners in singing "Amazing...

New York prison escapee believed killed in shootout, accomplice flees

mattMALONE, New York--Law enforcement officers shot and killed a man who is believed to be one of two prisoners who broke...

Supreme Court backs Obamacare, president says it's here to stay

judgesWASHINGTON--The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a conservative legal challenge that could have doomed...

Supreme Court upholds broad housing discrimination claims

discriminationWASHINGTON--A divided U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday embraced a broad interpretation of discrimination claims allowed...

Boston bomber apologizes, admits guilt

bostontrialBOSTON--Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on Wednesday apologized for the deadly 2013 attack at a hearing...

Jindal joins crowded 2016 presidential race

jindalKENNER, Lousiana--Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal joined the 2016 U.S. presidential race on Wednesday, starting dead...

Inspectors point to wood rot in fatal California balcony collapse

balconyBERKELEY, California--Wooden support beams sheared off in last week's collapse of a fourth-floor apartment balcony...

US won’t prosecute families for paying hostage ransom

WASHINGTON--The U.S. government will no longer threaten to prosecute families who try to pay ransom to win the...

South Carolina governor calls for Confederate flag's removal

confederateCHARLESTON/COLUMBIA, South Carilna--South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley on Monday called on lawmakers to take down...

Three men convicted in parachute jump from 1 World Trade Center

parachuteNEW YORK--Three men who jumped with parachutes from the top of One World Trade Center were convicted of criminal...

Mourning shooting victims, Charleston anguishes over 'freshness of death'

churchCHARLESTON, South Carolina--Hundreds of people packed a sweltering Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in...

Hunt for escaped convicts heats up near New York-Pennsylvania line

prisonersNEW YORK--Hundreds of law enforcement officers stepped up their hunt in western New York state for two convicted...

Families of South Carolina church massacre victims offer forgiveness

roofCHARLESTON, South Carolina--As the young white man charged with murdering nine people inside an historic black church...

Public confidence in police at 22-year low

usapoliceWASHINGTON--Confidence in police in the United States has dropped to the lowest level in more than two decades, with...

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Emancipation celebrated at historic Emilio Wilson Estate
Thursday, 02 July 2015
CUL DE SAC--St. Maarten's families, dignitaries and artistes gathered for the main Emancipation Day... Read more...
US tax service targets Dutch nationals who also have American nationality
Thursday, 02 July 2015
AMSTERDAM--Thousands of Dutch people who also have American nationality by birth may be liable for... Read more...
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We have our own Greece in the Caribbean: Puerto Rico
Wednesday, 01 July 2015
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico--Puerto Rico cannot repay its debts. The governor of the island, Alejandro... Read more...
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50 years of cutting cane may not be enough to keep Dominican Republic from deporting Haitians
Tuesday, 30 June 2015
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic--When André Pérez first left Haiti for the Dominican Republic... Read more...
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US, Cuba formally restore diplomatic ties
Wednesday, 01 July 2015
HAVANA/WASHINGTON--The United States and Cuba formally agreed on Wednesday to restore diplomatic... Read more...
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Crowds count down to marijuana legalization in Oregon, then light up
Wednesday, 01 July 2015
PORTLAND, Oregon--Crowds counted down the minutes to midnight then lit up joints as smoking... Read more...
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Second Liberia Ebola case raising fears of resurgence
Thursday, 02 July 2015
NEDOWEIN, Liberia--Liberia confirmed a second new case of Ebola on Wednesday and warned of possible... Read more...
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UNESCO Report: Australia's Great Barrier Reef outlook poor but not in danger
Thursday, 02 July 2015
OSLO--The heritage committee of the UNESCO cultural agency said on Wednesday that the outlook for... Read more...
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Greece PM Tsipras digs in against bailout deal
Wednesday, 01 July 2015
ATHENS/BRUSSELS--A defiant Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras urged Greeks on Wednesday to reject an... Read more...
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Striking ferry workers will ease blockade of Calais port
Wednesday, 01 July 2015
CALAIS, France--Striking ferry workers blocking access to Calais port in northern France agreed on... Read more...
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The effect of Racism, Slavery and the Civil War in a Civilized Society
Wednesday, 01 July 2015
Dear Editor, The title above has led to the introduction of this piece of writing.... Read more...
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Etty Ket
Wednesday, 01 July 2015
Dear Queenie, When someone in a workplace brings in goodies to celebrate a special occasion, do you... Read more...
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Team Lightweights victorious at blustery Lagoonies Regatta
Wednesday, 01 July 2015
COLE BAY—Skipper Hans de Bruyn Kops and his Lightweights Team won the inaugural Lagoonies Bistro... Read more...
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Djokovic, Serena turn up heat as Wimbledon sizzles
Wednesday, 01 July 2015
LONDON-- With everyone "feeling hot, hot, hot" at the All England Club on Wednesday it was little... Read more...
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Terminator is back, but can Schwarzenegger still pull crowds?
Wednesday, 01 July 2015
LOS ANGELES--"I'm old. Not obsolete," says Arnold Schwarzenegger's Terminator defiantly, three... Read more...
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White House lifts 40-year-old ban on cameras during public tours
Wednesday, 01 July 2015
WASHINGTON--The White House lifted a 40-year-old ban on taking photos during public tours of the... Read more...
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Just Ask Aggie!
Thursday, 02 July 2015
Welcome to the first edition of "Just Ask Aggie", where the knowledgeable Aggie answers your... Read more...
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Celebrating 4th of July
Tuesday, 30 June 2015
~ American Independence Day ~ With the progress of globalization, July Fourth is arguably the most... Read more...
Editorial - Let justice run its course
Wednesday, 01 July 2015
What happened to Mitch Henriquez in The Hague is obviously regrettable. The Aruban who was visiting... Read more...
Editorial - In the middle
Tuesday, 30 June 2015
The same-day postponement of Monday’s continuation “until further notice” of a plenary... Read more...
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Notices July 2
Wednesday, 01 July 2015
Teachers, Volunteers Needed I Too Can Learn (ITCL) Foundation is seeking teachers (Special Ed) and... Read more...
Notices June 30
Monday, 29 June 2015
Teachers, Volunteers Needed I Too Can Learn (ITCL) Foundation is seeking teachers (Special Ed) and... Read more...