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KIEV, Ukraine | 8 die of measles in Ukraine this year as outbreak worsens

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Eight people have died of measles in Ukraine since the start of the year, already half as many as died in the whole of 2018, authorities said on Wednesday. The Health Ministry said in a statement that two deaths from the extremely contagious viral disease have been recorded since Saturday. Last … Continue reading KIEV, Ukraine | 8 die of measles in Ukraine this year as outbreak worsens

Missouri News: Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt Releases Statement on Barr Confirmation Hearings

Jefferson City, MO – Jan. 15, 2019  Today, Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt joined with other state attorneys general to encourage the United States Senate to confirm William Barr as the U.S. Attorney General and released the following statement: “William Barr is an eminently qualified nominee for United States Attorney General. As a former U.S. … Continue reading Missouri News: Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt Releases Statement on Barr Confirmation Hearings

NAACP News: An Unconscionable Shutdown

BALTIMORE, MD – Jan. 5, 2018 – The NAACP released the following statement today: Today marks day 14 of the partial government shutdown and importantly, it also marks the second week without pay for the 800,000 government workers and millions of others who depend on government agencies. It’s unconscionable that Americans are forced to suffer … Continue reading NAACP News: An Unconscionable Shutdown

Business News: Statement from Nordstrom about the unexpected passing of Blake Nordstrom

Jan 2, 2018 – The following statement was released by Nordstrom: It is with deep sadness that we announce the unexpected passing of Blake Nordstrom.  Blake died in Seattle early this morning, January 2, 2019, at the age of 58.  Executive leadership of Nordstrom will continue under company co-presidents Pete and Erik Nordstrom.  We appreciate … Continue reading Business News: Statement from Nordstrom about the unexpected passing of Blake Nordstrom

LOS ANGELES | Shirley MacLaine to receive AARP Movies for Grownups honor

LOS ANGELES — Actor Shirley MacLaine will receive AARP the Magazine’s lifetime achievement honor at the Movies for Grownups Awards next year. The magazine announced Tuesday that MacLaine will accept the Career Achievement Award at a ceremony on Feb. 4, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. The 18th annual Movies for Grownups Awards will premiere on … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Shirley MacLaine to receive AARP Movies for Grownups honor

SANAA, Yemen | Fighting in Yemeni city dies down as cease-fire takes hold

SANAA, Yemen  — Yemen’s key port city of Hodeida was calm Tuesday morning, hours after a U.N.-mediated cease-fire went into effect between government-allied forces and the country’s rebels, Yemeni officials said. Fighting subsided as the cease-fire took effect, with only the sporadic sound of automatic weapons fire heard in the city, where the port handles … Continue reading SANAA, Yemen | Fighting in Yemeni city dies down as cease-fire takes hold

SRINAGAR, India | Indian troops enforce lockdown to foil Kashmir public march

SRINAGAR, India — Armed soldiers and police have fanned out across much of Indian-controlled Kashmir and are enforcing a security lockdown to foil a public march separatists have called from heading to India’s military headquarters in the disputed region. Government forces Monday patrolled streets in the region’s main city of Srinagar and sealed off all … Continue reading SRINAGAR, India | Indian troops enforce lockdown to foil Kashmir public march

PRISTINA, Kosovo | The Latest: Russia denounces Kosovo move to form army

PRISTINA, Kosovo — The Latest on Kosovo’s vote to create an army (all times local): 6 p.m. Kosovo leaders have held an official ceremony for the transformation of their security forces into an army. Friday’s ceremony was led by the country’s three top officials —President Hashim Thaci wearing a military jacket as the army’s commander, … Continue reading PRISTINA, Kosovo | The Latest: Russia denounces Kosovo move to form army