August 9, 2022
America

FBI ‘raided’ Trump’s Florida estate in confidential records probe

The FBI searched Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate as part of an investigation into whether he took classified records from the White House to his Florida residence, people familiar with the matter said Monday, a move that represents a dramatic and unprecedented escalation of law enforcement scrutiny of the former president. Trump, disclosing the search in […]

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Singer Olivia Newton-John, star of smash musical ‘Grease’, dies at 73

Singer Olivia Newton-John, who gained worldwide fame as high school sweetheart Sandy in the hit musical movie “Grease,” died on Monday after a 30-year battle with cancer. She was 73. Newton-John “passed away peacefully at her ranch in Southern California this morning, surrounded by family and friends,” said a statement from her husband John Easterling […]

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Mexico’s president visits site of trapped miners as rescue efforts intensify

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador called Sunday for intensified efforts to save 10 workers trapped in a flooded coal mine, during a visit to see firsthand the rescue operation. Relatives of the missing were becoming increasingly desperate four days after the mine flooded in the northern state of Coahuila, fearing time is running out […]

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US Senate passes sweeping bill targeting climate change, drug prices and inflation

The U.S. Senate on Sunday passed a sweeping $430 billion bill intended to fight climate change, lower drug prices and raise some corporate taxes, a major victory for President Joe Biden that Democrats hope will aid their chances of keeping control of Congress in this year’s elections. After a marathon, 27-hour weekend session of debate […]

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Ex-rebel Gustavo Petro sworn in as Colombia’s first leftist president

/ Americas Issued on: 07/08/2022 – 23:00 01:46 Colombia’s President-elect Gustavo Petro gestures during his inauguration ceremony at the Bolivar square in Bogota, on August 7, 2022. © Juan Barreto, AFP Colombia’s first leftist president was sworn into office Sunday, promising to fight inequality and heralding a turning point in the history of a country […]

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Cuba asks for international help as deadly oil depot fire rages

/ Americas Issued on: 07/08/2022 – 11:48 01:40 Cuban Red Cross volunteers prepare to be transported to the Matanzas Supertanker Base on August 6, 2022. © Ramon Espinosa, AP  A fire set off by a lightning strike at an oil storage facility raged uncontrolled in the Cuban city of Matanzas, where four explosions and flames […]

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US jury orders Alex Jones to pay $45 million more for lying about Sandy Hook massacre

A Texas jury on Friday ordered conspiracy theorist Alex Jones to pay $45.2 million in punitive damages to the parents of a child who was killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, adding to the $4.1 million he has to pay for the suffering he put them through by claiming for years that the […]

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Infowars host ordered to pay $4.1 million for falsely claiming Sandy Hook massacre was a hoax

U.S. conspiracy theorist Alex Jones should pay parents of a child killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre at least $4.1 million for falsely claiming the shooting was a hoax, a Texas jury said on Thursday. The verdict followed a two-week trial in Austin, Texas, where Jones’s radio show and webcast Infowars are based. The […]

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US declares monkeypox outbreak a public health emergency

/ Americas Issued on: 05/08/2022 – 01:05 Test tubes labelled “Monkeypox virus positive” are seen in this file photo taken May 23, 2022. © Dado Ruvic, Reuters The United States has declared monkeypox a public health emergency, the health secretary said on Thursday, a move expected to free up additional funding and tools to fight […]

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Biden signs second executive order to help protect abortion rights

Roe v. Wade President Joe Biden said on Wednesday the Supreme Court and Republicans are clueless about the power of American women as he signed a second executive order aimed at protecting abortion rights. The order asks the federal health department to consider allowing Medicaid funds to be used to help facilitate out of state […]

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