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WASHINGTON | Pipe bomb suspect was spinning records as FBI closed in

WASHINGTON  — In the hours before his arrest, as federal authorities zeroed in and secretly accumulated evidence, Cesar Sayoc was in his element: spinning classic and Top 40 hits in a nightclub where he’d found work as a DJ. As he entertained patrons from a dimly lit booth overlooking a stage at the Ultra Gentlemen’s … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Pipe bomb suspect was spinning records as FBI closed in

BANGKOK  | Paraguay contestant wins, then swoons at beauty pageant

BANGKOK  — A Paraguayan pageant winner has swooned on stage after admitting the anticipation just before the announcement was unbearable. Miss Grand International 2018 Clara Sosa fell while the first runner-up Miss India Meenakshi Chaudhary tried to help. Sosa soon recovered and had a teary smile as she was crowned. The pageant was broadcast live … Continue reading BANGKOK  | Paraguay contestant wins, then swoons at beauty pageant

DES MOINES, Iowa | Mega Millions, Powerball prizes come down to math, long odds

DES MOINES, Iowa— For all the anticipation about whether someone will finally snag the gigantic Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots, the games come down to two things: simple math — and very long odds. But there are some quirks and surprises about the math equations that likely will soon vault someone into stratospheric wealth after … Continue reading DES MOINES, Iowa | Mega Millions, Powerball prizes come down to math, long odds

TOKYO | Murakami enjoys writing because he doesn’t know the ending

TOKYO — Haruki Murakami says he enjoys writing novels because he doesn’t know how they’ll end. The Japanese author behind global best-sellers like his latest, “Killing Commendatore” hosted a special radio show on Sunday. He said he starts writing without deciding how the story should end. Ideas pop up as he writes, and he goes … Continue reading TOKYO | Murakami enjoys writing because he doesn’t know the ending

PANAMA CITY, Fla | The Latest: Power’s out in Florida state capital

PANAMA CITY, Fla  — The Latest on the impact of Hurricane Michael’s destructive path across the southeastern U.S. (all times local): ___ 1:30 p.m. Virginia’s governor has declared a state of emergency in anticipation of Hurricane Michael’s remnant passing through the state. Gov. Ralph Northam issued the declaration Thursday and urged Virginians to prepare for … Continue reading PANAMA CITY, Fla | The Latest: Power’s out in Florida state capital

BEIRUT | Syria rebels destroy bridges in anticipation of offensive

BEIRUT — Syrian opposition fighters blew up bridges Friday linking areas they control to government-held territories in northwestern Syria in anticipation of a military offensive against their last stronghold in the country, activists and a war monitor said. The explosions rocked the area in al-Ghab plains, south of idlib and came after rebels detected government … Continue reading BEIRUT | Syria rebels destroy bridges in anticipation of offensive

HONOLULU | The Latest: Hawaiian island of Oahu under hurricane warning

HONOLULU — The Latest on Hurricane Lane. (all times local): 5:05 p.m. Weather officials say the Hawaiian island of Oahu is under a hurricane warning. The Central Pacific Hurricane Center said in a report released Wednesday evening that a hurriane warning is also in effect for Big Island, Maui, Lanai, Molokai and Kahoolawe. The National … Continue reading HONOLULU | The Latest: Hawaiian island of Oahu under hurricane warning

HONOLULU | The Latest: Big Island gets rain as hurricane approaches

HONOLULU — The Latest on Hurricane Lane. (all times local): 4 p.m. Hawaii’s Big Island is seeing the first effects of approaching Hurricane Lane’s outer rain bands. Gov. David Ige noted at a news conference Wednesday that the island is starting to see the effects of the powerful Category 4 hurricane. The National Weather Service … Continue reading HONOLULU | The Latest: Big Island gets rain as hurricane approaches