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Florence becomes a hurricane, takes aim at US Southeast

Tropical Storm Florence turned into a hurricane Sunday morning and swirled toward the U.S. for what forecasters said could be a direct hit on the Southeast toward the end of the week.

France wins 2nd World Cup

Kylian Mbappe and France put on a thrilling show in winning the World Cup title.

It’s not coming home: Croatia beats England 2-1

Jubilation at an early goal for England in the World Cup semifinal against Croatia turned to disappointment for supporters Wednesday when Croatia equalized and then scored a second goal in the 109th minute.

Boris Johnson quits UK gov’t amid mounting Brexit crisis

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, a charismatic and divisive cheerleader for Britain’s exit from the European Union, resigned Monday, adding to a crisis over Brexit that threatens to tear apart Prime Minister Theresa May’s government.

Ferrari’s Vettel wins British Grand Prix

Sebastian Vettel took advantage of a bad start and disastrous first lap for Lewis Hamilton to win the British Grand Prix and extend his lead in the championship standings on Sunday.

England reaches World Cup semifinals, beats Sweden 2-0

SAMARA, Russia (AP) — England reached the semifinals of the World Cup after Harry Maguire and Dele Alli scored with headers in a 2-0 win over Sweden on Saturday, earning England's youthful team a match against either Croatia or host nation Russia for a place in the final on July 15.

President Trump, Kim Jong Un commit to denuclearization

Clasping hands and forecasting future peace, President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un committed Tuesday to “complete denuclearization” of the Korean Peninsula during the first meeting in history between a sitting U.S. president and a North Korean leader.

Italian turmoil batters stocks; Dow plunges

Stocks in the U.S. and Europe are sinking Tuesday following political turmoil in Italy, which stoked fears of instability in the euro bloc.

Barbara Bush, ‘America’s grandmother,’ passes at age 92

Barbara Bush did not hesitate to tell people that her trademark pearl necklaces were fake. Americans liked that everything else about the snowy-haired first lady was real.

Britain expels 23 Russian diplomats over spy poisoning

Relations between Britain and Russia plunged Wednesday to a chill not seen since the Cold War as Prime Minister Theresa May expelled 23 diplomats.

A look at Wednesday’s super blue blood full moon

During the early hours of Jan. 31, there will be a full moon, a total lunar eclipse, a blue moon and a supermoon – all at the same time. None of these things is really all that unusual by itself. What is rare is that they are happening all together on one day.

High-rise sniper kills at least 58 at Las Vegas concert

A gunman on the 32nd floor of a Las Vegas hotel-casino rained heavy fire down on a crowd of over 22,000 at an outdoor country music festival, turning the expanse into a killing ground from which there was little escape. At least 58 people died.

A stunned Puerto Rico seeks to rebuild after Hurricane Maria

Rescuers fanned out to reach stunned victims Thursday after Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico, knocking out electricity to the entire island and triggering landslides and floods.

Maria knocks out all power across Puerto Rico

The strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in more than 80 years tore off roofs and doors, knocked out power across the entire island and unleashed heavy flooding Wednesday in an onslaught that could plunge the U.S. territory deeper into financial crisis.

Hurricane Maria hits Puerto Rico after slamming Dominica

Dominica’s leader sent out an emotional call for help as Category 5 Hurricane Maria smashed into the Caribbean island, causing “mind-boggling” devastation, but an ominous silence followed as the island lost all communications on Tuesday and the hurricane took aim at Puerto Rico.

UPDATE: Hurricane Maria smashes Dominica, now menaces Puerto Rico

Hurricane Maria smashed into Dominica with 160 mph winds, ripping the roof off even the prime minister's residence and causing what he called "mind-boggling" devastation Tuesday.

Update: Hurricane Irma slams Caribbean islands as Category 5 storm

Hurricane Irma strengthened to historic proportions and continued its trajectory through the Lesser and Greater Antilles on Tuesday, upgraded to a Category 5 storm. As it churns toward the eastern Caribbean, multiple nations are bracing for impact over the next 24 hours.

Trump’s new Cuba travel rules have winners and losers

President Donald Trump’s new policy on Cuba travel has winners and losers: Group tour operators hope to sell more trips, but bed-and-breakfast owners in Cuba say they are losing business.

Wounded May vows to stay as UK PM; says Brexit will go on

Spectacularly punished by voters who took away her majority in Parliament, a politically wounded but defiant Theresa May soldiered on Friday as Britain's prime minister

British police arrest 12 following London terror attack

British police arrested a dozen people Sunday over a vehicle and knife attack in London that left seven people dead, as Londoners told how a weekend night out in the city erupted into violence and terror.
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