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NEW YORK | Trump claims video distributed by White House wasn’t altered

NEW YORK— President Donald Trump claimed on Friday that a White House-released video depicting contact between a staffer and a CNN reporter wasn’t altered, and he seemingly threatened to revoke the White House press credentials of more reporters. Trump insisted that the video distributed by White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was simply a … Continue reading NEW YORK | Trump claims video distributed by White House wasn’t altered

OROVILLE, Calif. | Tens of thousands flee fast-moving Northern California fire

OROVILLE, Calif. — Tens of thousands of people were ordered to evacuate a fast-moving wildfire that exploded in size Thursday, threatening several Northern California communities and forcing panicked residents to race to help neighbors who had to drive through walls of flames to escape. It was not immediately known if there were injuries or fatalities. … Continue reading OROVILLE, Calif. | Tens of thousands flee fast-moving Northern California fire

MEXICO CITY | Category 5 Hurricane Willa threatens Mexico’s Pacific coast

MEXICO CITY — Hurricane Willa grew into a potentially catastrophic Category 5 storm and swept toward Mexico’s Pacific coast with winds of 160 mph (260 kph) Monday, threatening a stretch of high-rise resort hotels, surfing beaches and fishing villages. The hurricane was expected to pass over or near the Islas Marias — a set of … Continue reading MEXICO CITY | Category 5 Hurricane Willa threatens Mexico’s Pacific coast

ATLANTA | Dozens hurt in floor collapse at S. Carolina apartment party

ATLANTA— New outlets report that some 30 people were hurt when a floor collapsed early Sunday during a party at an apartment in South Carolina near the campus of Clemson University. Video posted on social media shows a large portion of a floor on the first level of the building caving in as people were … Continue reading ATLANTA | Dozens hurt in floor collapse at S. Carolina apartment party

LISBON, Portugal | Cyclone Leslie slams into Portugal, leaves 27 injured

LISBON, Portugal — A weakened hurricane Leslie has hit Portugal, leaving 27 people injured as it uprooted trees and smashed store windows with gusting winds and heavy rain. Luis Belo Costa of Portugal’s National Protection Agency says Sunday those injuries were not life-threatening. He said over 60 people were forced to leave their homes by … Continue reading LISBON, Portugal | Cyclone Leslie slams into Portugal, leaves 27 injured

ISLAMABAD | Pakistan orders 18 international aid groups closed

ISLAMABAD— Pakistan ordered 18 international aid organizations to close, threatening the assistance they provide to some of the country’s most vulnerable, international aid workers said Friday. The majority of the shuttered aid groups are U.S.-based, while the remainder are from Britain and the European Union, according to a government list, which was seen by The … Continue reading ISLAMABAD | Pakistan orders 18 international aid groups closed

BIDDEFORD, Maine | Canadian crabs with bad attitude threaten coastal ecosystem

BIDDEFORD, Maine — Canadians are known as friendly folks, but these crabby brutes migrating from Canadian waters are better suited for the hockey rink. Green crabs from Nova Scotia are the same species as their cousins that already inhabit Maine waters, but are ornerier and angrier, threatening to accelerate harm to the coastal ecosystem by … Continue reading BIDDEFORD, Maine | Canadian crabs with bad attitude threaten coastal ecosystem

NEW YORK | US stocks edge lower, threatening four-day winning streak

NEW YORK— U.S. stocks are dipping Thursday morning after a four-day rally brought major indexes to record highs. Banks are slipping with interest rates and consumer-focused companies, which have made large gains recently, also lagged the market. Technology companies took small losses. A spokesman for the Chinese government said the U.S. should negotiate with China … Continue reading NEW YORK | US stocks edge lower, threatening four-day winning streak