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PHOENIX | Along border, a growing opposition to military deployment

PHOENIX  — Amy Juan drove two hours north from her remote community on the U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona to rally against the deployment of troops there. She’s one of many residents of the Southwest who oppose and are speaking out against President Donald Trump’s deployment of over 5,000 military troops to the border to fend … Continue reading PHOENIX | Along border, a growing opposition to military deployment

NEW YORK | Former WFAN radio host Craig Carton convicted of fraud

NEW YORK— Craig Carton, the former co-host of a sports radio show with ex-NFL quarterback Boomer Esiason, emerged from a courthouse where he was convicted of fraud Wednesday to say he was disappointed with the verdict, though he respected it. “I need to let it sink in now,” Carton said. “I’m going to go home … Continue reading NEW YORK | Former WFAN radio host Craig Carton convicted of fraud

PHILADELPHIA | Archbishop asks pope to cancel conference on youth

PHILADELPHIA — The archbishop of Philadelphia has asked Pope Francis to cancel a bishops’ conference focusing on youth in the wake of the child sex abuse crisis roiling the Catholic Church. A spokesman for the archdiocese confirmed Saturday that Archbishop Charles Chaput made the request by letter, but he declined further comment, The Philadelphia Inquirer … Continue reading PHILADELPHIA | Archbishop asks pope to cancel conference on youth

FRANKFURT, Germany VW to launch all-electric car sharing in Berlin

FRANKFURT, Germany  — Volkswagen says it’s launching an all-electric car sharing service in Berlin using its battery powered Golf and Up! models as it seeks to build a business serving people in big cities who don’t own cars. The company said Thursday that it planned to expand its We Share project to big cities in … Continue reading FRANKFURT, Germany VW to launch all-electric car sharing in Berlin

SANTIAGO, Chile | Chile: Man angry over suitcase behind wave of bomb threats

SANTIAGO, Chile — A Chilean man angry over an airline not returning his suitcase made false bomb threats that caused up to 11 commercial flights to take emergency measures in Chile, Argentina and Peru, authorities charged Friday. Police said they arrested Franco Sepulveda Robles, 29, in the northern Chilean city of Antofagasta after investigators linked … Continue reading SANTIAGO, Chile | Chile: Man angry over suitcase behind wave of bomb threats

Trump’s likely tax victory overshadowed by probe

WASHINGTON /December 17, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — Poised to bask in the triumph of his first major legislative victory, President Donald Trump’s team on Sunday was again forced to grapple with the growing Russia probe that has shadowed the White House for much of the president’s initial year in office. Republicans in Congress planned to muscle … Continue reading Trump’s likely tax victory overshadowed by probe

Tribes oppose planned bioterror tests near Oklahoma graves

TULSA, Okla. / December 16, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) —  Five Native American tribes that own an Oklahoma site where the U.S. Department of Homeland Security intends to conduct bioterrorism drills next year now oppose the government’s plan, saying the agency didn’t inform them about chemicals it plans to release on grounds the tribes consider sacred because … Continue reading Tribes oppose planned bioterror tests near Oklahoma graves