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JERUSALEM | The Latest: Gaza fisherman 1st fatality since cease-fire

JERUSALEM— The Latest on the cease-fire between Israel and Gaza’s Hamas rulers (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Palestinian officials say a Gaza fisherman has been killed by Israeli fire in northern Gaza Strip. The fishermen’s union says the 20-year-old man was working Wednesday on the beach near the land maritime fence separating Gaza from Israel … Continue reading JERUSALEM | The Latest: Gaza fisherman 1st fatality since cease-fire

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. | Florida official with checkered past in eye of vote storm

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — At the center of Florida’s vote recount storm is an elections supervisor with a checkered past whose Democratic-dominated county has been the target of protests and accusations, including by President Donald Trump, that something fraudulent is afoot. Lawyers for Republican Gov. Rick Scott, who is in a razor-thin Senate race with … Continue reading FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. | Florida official with checkered past in eye of vote storm

GENEVA | UN rights chief urges halt to Rohingya repatriation plan

GENEVA  — The U.N. human rights chief says Bangladesh’s government should halt plans to repatriate more than 2,200 Rohingya Muslims to Myanmar, saying such a move would endanger their lives. Michelle Bachelet’s comments are among the strongest yet from a top U.N. official about the planned repatriation this week of some Rohingya to Myanmar. More … Continue reading GENEVA | UN rights chief urges halt to Rohingya repatriation plan

PHILADELPHIA | Alexander Hamilton descendant loans heirlooms to museum

PHILADELPHIA — The fifth great-grandson of Alexander Hamilton loaned some family heirlooms, including a ring that has a lock of his hair inside, to the Museum of the American Revolution Monday. Douglas Hamilton was in Philadelphia to give the artifacts to the museum to be featured as part of the museum’s “Year of Hamilton” in … Continue reading PHILADELPHIA | Alexander Hamilton descendant loans heirlooms to museum

BALTIMORE | Bishops will delay votes on steps to combat sex abuse crisis

BALTIMORE — In an abrupt change of plans, the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops opened the group’s national meeting Monday by announcing it will delay for at least several months any action on proposed new steps to address the clergy sex abuse crisis that is rocking the church. Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of … Continue reading BALTIMORE | Bishops will delay votes on steps to combat sex abuse crisis

TOKYO | SoftBank mobile unit to go for IPO raising some $20 billion

TOKYO — Japanese technology company SoftBank Group Corp. will carry out an initial public offering of its Japanese mobile subsidiary, set for Dec. 19. The Tokyo Stock Exchange approved the listing of 1.6 billion shares of SoftBank Corp. Monday, at 1,500 yen ($13) a share, raising potentially more than 2 trillion yen ($20 billion). Founded … Continue reading TOKYO | SoftBank mobile unit to go for IPO raising some $20 billion

ROME | Rome mayor found not guilty in case of City Hall appointment

ROME — Rome’s embattled mayor was found not guilty Saturday of a charge of lying over a City Hall appointment, ending a months-long trial that had threatened her political career. Mayor Virginia Raggi hugged her lawyers after the judge read the verdict finding no crime had been committed in the appointment of a city tourist … Continue reading ROME | Rome mayor found not guilty in case of City Hall appointment

PETRA, Jordan | Jordan opens shelter as flash flood death toll climbs to 12

PETRA, Jordan— The death toll from flash floods in Jordan rose to 12 on Saturday and the kingdom’s main tourist attraction, the ancient city of Petra, was closed for cleanup after what local officials said was the biggest deluge in the area in decades. Friday’s floods struck several areas of Jordan. Rescuers continued the search … Continue reading PETRA, Jordan | Jordan opens shelter as flash flood death toll climbs to 12