Category Archives: Southern Tier

  • At least 17 killed in political unrest in southern Ethiopia

    At least 17 killed in political unrest in southern Ethiopia ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The Ethiopian Human Rights Commission says at least 17 people including children have been killed during protests that followed the weekend arrests of local officials in the south. The commission is expressing “deep concern…

  • Pope cleans house in Poland after abuse, cover-up scandal

    Pope cleans house in Poland after abuse, cover-up scandal ROME (AP) — Pope Francis is continuing to clean house in Poland following revelations of clergy sexual abuse and cover-up. Francis replaced the powerful archbishop of Gdansk on the prelate’s 75th birthday. While all Catholic bishops must offer to retire…

  • In ‘Boys State,’ American politics in a teenage microcosm

    In ‘Boys State,’ American politics in a teenage microcosm NEW YORK (AP) — “Boys State,” is one of the most acclaimed documentaries of the year and took the grand jury prize for documentary at the Sundance Film Festival in January. It’s an uncommonly engaging, thoughtful and often funny documentary.…

  • Opposition marches against Ivory Coast president’s candidacy

    Opposition marches against Ivory Coast president’s candidacy ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — Opposition and civil society groups have demonstrated in Ivory Coast’s city of Abidjan against President Alassane Ouattara’s decision to run for a third term in October elections. Main access roads to the West African nation’s economic capital…

  • Talk of Harris successor sets off California guessing game

    Talk of Harris successor sets off California guessing game LOS ANGELES (AP) — The possible election of U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris as vice president has kicked off widespread speculation about who might replace her.  At the center of the intrigue is Democratic California Gov. Gavin Newsom,who would get to…

  • The Latest: UAE confirms deal to establish ties with Israel

    The Latest: UAE confirms deal to establish ties with Israel DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A top Emirati official says the deal announced by President Donald Trump for the United Arab Emirates to establish ties with Israel dealt a “death blow” to moves by Israel to annex Palestinian…

  • Zach Williams, for King & Country, Kanye West get Dove nods

    Zach Williams, for King & Country, Kanye West get Dove nods NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Christian artists Zach Williams and for King & Country are the leading artist nominees at this year’s Dove Awards, while rapper Kanye West and singer Gloria Gaynor earned their first ever nominations. Williams and…

  • Stephenie Meyer says more ‘Twilight’ books are planned

    Stephenie Meyer says more ‘Twilight’ books are planned NEW YORK (AP) — There is still plenty of life in Stephenie Meyer’s “Twilight Saga.” Meyer says she is planning at least two more books in her mega-selling vampire series. Meanwhile, the author’s long-awaited “Midnight Sun” sold more than 1 million…

  • A new look for Marlins Park’s season debut: a 1st-place team

    A new look for Marlins Park’s season debut: a 1st-place team MIAMI (AP) — Marlins Park will have a new look for its 2020 season debut Friday, thanks to cozier dimensions and a switch to artificial turf. Also, there will be a first-place team in the home dugout. And…

  • Police: Florida man arrested for making 26 bombs

    Police: Florida man arrested for making 26 bombs BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Florida police have arrested a man after finding more than two dozen pipe bombs, including some that contained nails, screws and metal pellets. Gregory Haasze is facing 26 felony counts of making, possessing and placing a…