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MINNEAPOLIS | Medtronic co-founder who created wearable pacemaker dies

MINNEAPOLIS — Earl Bakken, an electronics repairman who created the first wearable external pacemaker and co-founded one of the world’s largest medical device companies, Medtronic, has died. He was 94. Bakken, who also commercialized the first implantable pacemaker in 1960, died Sunday at his home in Hawaii, Medtronic said in a statement. It didn’t give … Continue reading MINNEAPOLIS | Medtronic co-founder who created wearable pacemaker dies

SNELLVILLE, Ga. | Search on for 2nd suspect in fatal Georgia police shooting

SNELLVILLE, Ga.— Authorities said they are continuing the search for the second of two teenage suspects in connection with the fatal weekend shooting of a police officer near a school northeast of Atlanta. Authorities said Sunday they believe 18-year-old Tafahree Maynard fatally shot Officer Antwan Toney a day earlier as he check a report of … Continue reading SNELLVILLE, Ga. | Search on for 2nd suspect in fatal Georgia police shooting

ANAHEIM, Calif. | Brad Ausmus named manager of Los Angeles Angels

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Brad Ausmus was named the Los Angeles Angels’ manager on Sunday, moving from the front office to the dugout to replace longtime skipper Mike Scioscia. General manager Billy Eppler announced the hiring of Ausmus, who served as his special assistant last season. Contract terms were not released. Ausmus will be introduced at … Continue reading ANAHEIM, Calif. | Brad Ausmus named manager of Los Angeles Angels

AMMAN, Jordan | Jordan cancels part of peace agreement with Israel

AMMAN, Jordan— Jordan’s King Abdullah II on Sunday said he has decided not to renew parts of his country’s landmark peace treaty with Israel. Abdullah released a statement that he intends to pull out of two annexes from the 1994 peace agreement that allowed Israel to lease two small areas, Baqura and Ghamr, from the … Continue reading AMMAN, Jordan | Jordan cancels part of peace agreement with Israel

TAIPEI, Taiwan | Taiwan train derails, killing 22 and injuring 171

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Twenty-two people were killed and 171 others injured on Sunday when one of Taiwan’s newer, faster trains derailed on a curve along a popular weekend route, officials said. The Puyuma express train was carrying more than 366 passengers from a suburb of Taipei toward Taitung, a city on Taiwan’s southeast coast, when … Continue reading TAIPEI, Taiwan | Taiwan train derails, killing 22 and injuring 171

United Nations News: Security Council Press Statement on Mali

The following Security Council press statement was issued yesterday by Council President Sacha Sergio Llorentty Solíz (Bolivia): The members of the Security Council were briefed on 19 October 2018 by the Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, on the situation in Mali. The members of the Security Council commended the signing on 15 October 2018 … Continue reading United Nations News: Security Council Press Statement on Mali

WASHINGTON | APNewsBreak: NTSB hasn’t fully examined limo in fatal crash

WASHINGTON — Federal safety investigators have been unable to conduct a full examination of the limousine involved in a crash that killed 20 people nearly two weeks ago in upstate New York because local prosecutors are probing it as part of their case against the limo company’s operator. While a National Transportation Safety Board spokesman … Continue reading WASHINGTON | APNewsBreak: NTSB hasn’t fully examined limo in fatal crash

MADRID | Spain arrests 4, seizes 115 properties in Venezuelan probe

MADRID — Spanish police have arrested a former Venezuelan official and an exiled opposition leader’s relative and seized more than 115 properties in a money-laundering investigation into a ring that allegedly bought real estate in Spain with illicit funds from Venezuela. Antonio Ledezma, the exiled mayor of Caracas, confirmed that his son-in-law, Argentinian businessman Luis … Continue reading MADRID | Spain arrests 4, seizes 115 properties in Venezuelan probe