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Dozens of ill cruise ship passengers treated in Rotterdam

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 4:54am

Dutch emergency services say that dozens of sick passengers on a cruise ship that has moored in Rotterdam have been kept onboard for treatment.

Egypt court removes judge who got Mubarak's sons detained

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 4:52am

An Egyptian court has accepted a defense motion to remove a judge who ordered the detention of former President Hosni Mubarak's two sons in connection with their ongoing trial on insider trading charges.

EU consumer chief "impatient" with Facebook over data

Kelvin Chan and Raf Casert, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 3:49am

The European Union's consumer protection chief said Thursday she's growing impatient with Facebook's lack of action in complying with the bloc's demands to be more transparent with users about their data.

Fox-Comcast battle to buy Sky to be settled by auction in UK

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 3:28am

British regulators say that the corporate battle between 21st Century Fox and Comcast to take over broadcaster Sky will be settled by auction. 

UK regulator says corporate battle to take over broadcaster Sky will be settled by auction

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 3:15am

UK regulator says corporate battle to take over broadcaster Sky will be settled by auction.

Taiwan tracing US gun company owner accused of sex with girl

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 2:19am

Taiwan said Thursday it is looking for the owner of a Texas company that makes untraceable 3-D printed guns who is wanted on an arrest warrant tied to an accusation that he had sex with an underage girl and paid her $500 afterward.

World markets fend off chill from US-China tariffs

Annabelle Liang, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 1:01am

European markets climbed Thursday following a mixed day in Asia, buoyed by hopes the U.S. and China will proceed with talks to tackle their escalating trade dispute.

Indian flight returns after passengers ill by pressure loss

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 12:30am

A Jet Airways flight returned to Mumbai, India's financial capital, on Thursday after dozens of passengers complained of ear pain and nose bleeding due to the loss in cabin pressure.

Making, drinking arak a source of national pride in Lebanon

Fadi Tawil, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 12:14am

Every part of Lebanon's national drink, arak, is infused with tradition — from distilling the aniseed-tinged liquor to the ritual of mixing it at the table, when the transparent liquid suddenly turns milky white as water is added.

Navajo Nation breaks ground on travel center near Flagstaff

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 11:36pm

The Navajo Nation is breaking ground on a travel center at its casino east of Flagstaff.

Japan digital currency exchange hacked, losing $60 million

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 11:25pm

Hackers have stolen 6.7 billion yen ($60 million) worth of cryptocurrencies from a Japanese digital currency exchange, the operators said Thursday.

Japan's Abe re-elected as party head, to stay on as PM

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 11:21pm

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was re-elected as head of his ruling Liberal Democratic Party in a landslide Thursday, paving the way for up to three more years as the nation's leader.

Women die in flooded van driven by South Carolina deputies

Meg Kinnard, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 11:04pm

As South Carolina rivers overflowed from Florence's torrential rain, deputies taking two women to a mental health facility drove into floodwaters that engulfed their van and trapped the women inside, officials said Wednesday.

Lawmaker: US Senate, staff targeted by state-backed hackers

Frank Bajak and Raphael Satter, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 10:59pm

and the Senate's security office has refused to defend them, a lawmaker says.

Report: One-third of households struggle to pay energy bills

Cathy Bussewitz, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 10:40pm

Nearly a third of U.S. households have trouble paying their energy bills, and the problem mainly impacts racial minorities, according to a report released Wednesday by the Energy Information Administration.

Abe's third term: A chance for constitutional change?

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 10:34pm

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was re-elected Thursday to a third term as leader of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, paving the way for him to serve as prime minister for up to three more years. Key things to know about Abe and his policies:

Police: Motive unknown in Wisconsin office shooting

Todd Richmond and Scott Bauer, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 10:31pm

Authorities said they still don't know why an employee at a Wisconsin software company went to his office with a pistol and extra ammunition and began firing on his colleagues, seriously injuring several, before he was fatally shot by police.

The longest week: Carolinas worn out by Florence

Claire Galofaro and Jeffrey Collins, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 10:29pm

Hurricane Florence is still wearing out the Carolinas, where residents have endured an agonizing week of violent winds, torrential rain, widespread flooding, power outages and death.

Women supporting Kavanaugh find themselves in storm's center

Jennifer Peltz and Michael Kunzelman, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 10:19pm

It started as a series of phone calls among old high-school friends and ended up embroiling 65 women in the firestorm over a sexual assault allegation that could shape the Supreme Court.