MIAMI--Tropical storm warnings were issued Saturday for areas along Florida's west coast and the northern Gulf Coast, as forecasters expect Subtropical Storm Alberto to strengthen as it churns north over the eastern Gulf of Mexico. The storm is forecast to approach the Gulf Coast on Monday, although heavy rain and tropical storm conditions will ...Read more
BOGOTA, Colombia -- Colombians go to the polls Sunday in a historic presidential election that could decide the fate of the already precarious peace agreement by the country's largest and most violent rebel group and the government of outgoing president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Juan Manuel Santos.
The election is the first in Colombia since...Read more
WASHINGTON -- A Utah man who was imprisoned in Venezuela and languished for nearly two years in a Caracas jail was released Saturday.
The family of Joshua Holt announced his release in a statement, and President Donald Trump later confirmed it on Twitter.
The Holt family, in a statement, asked for privacy.
"We are grateful to all who ...Read more
SEOUL, South Korea --The leaders of North and South Korea met Saturday in an effort to resurrect talks between Washington and Pyongyang, continuing their close coordination despite the apparent breakdown in U.S.-North Korean diplomacy.
White House officials said they were informed of the two-hour meeting in advance, and indicated that they ...Read more
Florida Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency in all 67 Florida counties Saturday as Subtropical Storm Alberto moved north through the Gulf of Mexico.
Only the western tip of Florida's Panhandle was in the projected path of the storm but the governor urged all Florida residents to be prepared for severe weather.
"The track of these ...Read more
MOSCOW -- Russian President Vladimir Putin urged patience in efforts to resolve a territorial dispute with Japan that's lasted since World War II after talks Saturday with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who has made a deal a priority.
"It is important to patiently continue the search for a solution," Putin said. Abe said Russia and Japan ...Read more
DUBLIN –– Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar on Saturday said the large majority of voters in favor of loosening Ireland's abortion laws showed the country was united.
"What we have seen today is a culmination of a quiet revolution that's been taking place in Ireland for the past 10 or 20 years," Varadkar told national broadcaster RTE.
United Airlines has settled with the owners of a French bulldog puppy that died after a flight attendant insisted that the carrier containing the dog be stowed in an overhead bin for a 3 1/2-hour flight.
The dog's death in March prompted animal rights groups to call for the flight attendant to be fired and United to change its rules for ...Read more
A surprising side effect of a therapy for obsessive-compulsive disorder may lead to a new approach to treating Type 2 diabetes -- and offer new insights into the links between obesity and the metabolic disease that afflicts nearly 10 percent of adults in the U.S.
The therapy is deep brain stimulation of the nucleus accumbens, a structure best ...Read more
SEOUL, South Korea -- The leaders of North and South Korea met Saturday to discuss the canceled summit with Donald Trump, less than a day after the U.S. president signaled that the meeting may be back on, citing "very productive" talks between the two countries.
South Korea's Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un spent two hours ...Read more
BOGOTA, Colombia -- As Alberto Solis heads to the polls Sunday to cast his vote for Colombia's president, he knows what he wants -- and what he doesn't.
"This country has its problems and we need a young, capable leader," said the 76-year-old pharmacist. "And God save us from becoming Venezuela."
Colombians are voting for president in an ...Read more
LAS VEGAS -- Firsthand accounts by Las Vegas police officers about their roles in the mass shooting last October that killed 58 people and wounded hundreds at an outdoor concert were released this week, offering a new perspective on the deadliest mass shooting in modern America.
It was the third major release this month in response to a public ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- The Trump administration's long-awaited decision on whether to allow seismic testing for oil and gas beneath the Atlantic Ocean is causing heartburn for the energy industry, which eagerly awaits the fulfillment of President Donald Trump's push to allow offshore drilling in U.S. coastal waters.
Five seismic survey companies want ...Read more
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.--After the most horrible day of their lives, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School teachers and families expected thoughtful and compassionate outreach from Broward school district staff and board members.
But some say their phones stayed quiet. Several said their contacts with the school district have been clumsy or ...Read more
NEWARK, N.J. -- A federal judge denied a request by Paul Manafort, the former campaign chairman for President Donald Trump, to dismiss one of two counts in an indictment as unnecessarily overlapping.
Special counsel Robert Mueller didn't violate the double-jeopardy clause of the U.S. Constitution by charging Manafort with two crimes based on ...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- University of Southern California President C.L. Max Nikias, whose tenure was marked by a significant boost in the university's prestige and fundraising prowess but tarnished by a series of damaging scandals, is stepping down from his post, the university's Board of Trustees announced Friday.
The move comes after more than a week...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- Nearly two years after it was enacted, California's physician-assisted suicide law is, at least for the moment, no longer in effect.
A Riverside County judge who ruled against the law last week issued a formal judgment Friday deeming it unconstitutional. Legal experts said that meant the law had been overturned.
The law allowed ...Read more
Wind and storm surge watches were posted across the Florida Gulf coast Friday as Subtropical Storm Alberto continued northward.
The western tip of Florida's Panhandle was at the center of the projected impact zone and while Alberto's strongest winds were expected to stay well offshore until then, forecasters cautioned that storm's path ...Read more
In the 1966 science fiction classic "Fantastic Voyage," a submarine crew is miniaturized so it can squeeze inside a human body and travel to a hot spot where medical assistance is needed.
A team from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has adapted this idea for real life, replacing the shrunken squad with specially engineered E. coli ...Read more
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. --A Leon County circuit court judge ruled Friday afternoon that the state's ban on smoking medical marijuana is unconstitutional, setting up continued legal fights as the state likely appeals the decision.
In a 22-page order, Judge Karen Gievers said that the Legislature's ban on smoking medical cannabis conflicted with the ...Read more
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