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 2019-02-16 16:12 

Gainesville Sun

8 miners rescued in Zimbabwe; dozens more feared dead...

KADOMA, Zimbabwe (AP) " Eight artisanal miners who were trapped underground for several days after heavy flooding in Zimbabwe have been rescued, though dozens of their co-workers are still missing and feared dead.Rescuers on Saturday pulled the exhaus...

 2019-02-16 15:54 

Gainesville Sun

Nigeria's candidates blame each other in surprise vote delay...

YOLA, Nigeria (AP) " Nigeria's top candidates on Saturday condemned the last-minute decision to delay the presidential election for a week until Feb. 23, blaming each other but appealing to Africa's largest democracy for calm.The decision, ann...

 2019-02-16 15:11 

Gainesville Sun

Correction: Lithium Ion Batteries-Recycling story...

CHICAGO (AP) " In a story Feb. 15 about a Department of Energy lithium-ion battery research and development project, The Associated Press reported erroneously the amount that would be spent over three years and the name of Hans Eric Melin's compan...

 2019-02-16 14:11 

Gainesville Sun

The Latest: Accountability group wonders what Francis knew...

VATICAN CITY (AP) " The Latest on the defrocking of former U.S. cardinal Theodore McCarrick (all times local):2:55 p.m.An advocate for church accountability over sex abuse is demanding Pope Francis say what he knew about Theodore McCarrick, the disgra...

 2019-02-16 13:43 

Gainesville Sun

Thousands attend funeral for Guard members killed in bombing...

ISFAHAN, Iran (AP) " Dozens of comrades circled caskets on the back of trucks on Saturday as thousands of mourners attended a mass funeral for 27 elite Revolutionary Guard soldiers killed in a suicide car bombing this week in Iran's Sistan and Bal...

 2019-02-16 13:35 

Gainesville Sun

The Latest: China defends Huawei from US security fears...

MUNICH (AP) " The Latest on the international security conference taking place in Munich (all times local):1:35 p.m.A top Chinese official is defending Huawei, dismissing American concerns that the telecom giant might covertly collect data and report ...

 2019-02-16 12:13 

Gainesville Sun

Nigeria delays its election; candidates rush back to capital...

YOLA, Nigeria (AP) " Nigerians awakened on Saturday to find the presidential election delayed a week until Feb. 23 because of what the electoral commission called unspecified "challenges.";The top candidates condemned the decision and blamed ea...

 2019-02-16 12:07 

Gainesville Sun

The Latest: McCarrick's victim sad, but glad he was believed...

VATICAN CITY (AP) " The Latest on the defrocking of former U.S. cardinal Theodore McCarrick (all times local):1:05 p.m.One of the victims of defrocked ex-cardinal Theodore McCarrick victims is expressing relief that Pope Francis believed his accusatio...

 2019-02-16 11:00 

Gainesville Sun

Judge bars immigration policing criteria for 2 grants...

LOS ANGELES (AP) " A federal judge on Friday permanently blocked the Trump administration from imposing conditions that police departments cooperate with immigration authorities to receive law enforcement grants.The Department of Justice exceeded its ...

 2019-02-16 11:00 

Gainesville Sun

Trump emergency declaration faces fights in the courts...

WASHINGTON (AP) " Let the lawsuits begin.President Donald Trump declared a national emergency along the southern border and predicted his administration would end up defending it all the way to the Supreme Court.That might have been the only thing Tru...

 2019-02-16 11:00 

Gainesville Sun

Trump declares emergency at border after stinging defeat...

WASHINGTON (AP) " President Donald Trump has declared a national emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border after a stinging budget defeat. Trump is moving to secure more money for his long-promised wall by exercising a broad interpretation of his presidenti...

 2019-02-16 11:00 

Gainesville Sun

Flamengo soccer club fire in Brazil: bad luck or negligence?...

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) " Within hours of a fire at soccer club Flamengo's training facility that would kill 10 teenage players, the club's president called it "the worst tragedy" in the team's 123-year history.Soccer greats around the...

 2019-02-16 11:00 

Gainesville Sun

Iran threatens retaliation over car bombing that killed 27...

ISFAHAN, Iran (AP) " The head of Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard has threatened to retaliate against neighboring Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates over a suicide car bombing this week that killed 27 members of the elite organization.Gen. M...

 2019-02-16 11:00 

Gainesville Sun

Illinois man being fired from job fatally shoots 5 workers...

AURORA, Ill. (AP) " The frantic calls started pouring in at 1:24 p.m. A gunman was shooting people inside a sprawling manufacturing warehouse in Aurora, Illinois.Within four minutes, the first police officers rushed to the 29,000-square-foot building ...

 2019-02-16 11:00 

Gainesville Sun

Chicago police release 2 men questioned in Smollett case...

CHICAGO (AP) " Chicago police released without charges two Nigerian brothers arrested on suspicion of assaulting "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett and said they have new evidence to investigate as a result of questioning them."The individuals...

 2019-02-16 11:00 

Gainesville Sun

AP Interview: Karzai worries Pakistan talks risks peace pact...

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) " Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai has expressed fear that previously unscheduled peace talks between the Taliban and the United States in Pakistan on Monday risk engulfing the country in regional rivalries.In an interview ...

 2019-02-16 11:00 

Gainesville Sun

US-backed fighters squeezing IS gunmen in eastern Syria...

BEIRUT (AP) " A commander with the U.S.-backed force in Syria says they are fighting members of the Islamic State group in a tiny area in Deir el-Zour province.Ciya Furat, a commander with the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces, said Saturday his gr...

 2019-02-16 11:00 

Gainesville Sun

The Latest: Top Nigerian challenger urges patience on delay...

YOLA, Nigeria (AP) " The Latest on Nigeria's postponed presidential election (all times local):11:05 a.m.The top challenger to Nigeria's president in the now-delayed election is urging Nigerians to be patient and says he is heading back to the...

 2019-02-16 11:00 

Gainesville Sun

Vatican defrocks former US cardinal McCarrick over sex abuse...

VATICAN CITY (AP) " Pope Francis has defrocked former U.S. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick after Vatican officials found him guilty of soliciting for sex while hearing Confession and sexual crimes against minors and adults, the Holy See said Saturday.The ...

 2019-02-16 04:53 

Gainesville Sun

Nigeria delays election until Feb. 23 over 'challenges'...

KANO, Nigeria (AP) " Nigeria's electoral commission delayed the presidential election until Feb. 23, making the announcement a mere five hours before polls were set to open Saturday. It cited unspecified "challenges" amid reports that voti...

 2019-02-16 04:42 

Gainesville Sun

Employee being fired fatally shoots 5 co-workers in Illinois...

AURORA, Ill. (AP) " A 15-year employee being fired from a suburban Chicago manufacturing company started shooting Friday, killing five co-workers and wounding five police officers before he was killed by police, authorities said.Aurora, Illinois, Poli...

 2019-02-16 03:57 

Gainesville Sun

Trump declaration faces uncertain fate in coming court fight...

WASHINGTON (AP) " Let the lawsuits begin.President Donald Trump declared a national emergency along the southern border Friday and predicted his administration would end up defending it all the way to the Supreme Court.That might have been the only th...

 2019-02-16 03:53 

Gainesville Sun

Chicago police release 2 men questioned in Smollett case...

CHICAGO (AP) " Chicago police late Friday released without charges two Nigerian brothers arrested on suspicion of assaulting "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett and said they have new evidence to investigate as a result of questioning them."The...

 2019-02-16 03:29 

Gainesville Sun

The Latest: Chicago police release men held in Smollett case...

CHICAGO (AP) " The Latest on the attack on "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett (all times local):9:25 p.m.Chicago police say they have released two Nigerian brothers who had been arrested earlier in the week on suspicion of assaulting "Empire&#...

 2019-02-16 03:07 

Gainesville Sun

Snow too thick to plow keeps skiers from California resorts...

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) " Winter weather enveloping California's mountains for a fourth straight day Friday kept skiers from hitting the slopes at the start of the Presidents Day holiday weekend, with snow so deep that plows could not tackle it and cit...

 2019-02-16 01:58 

Gainesville Sun

The Latest: Nigeria delays presidential vote until Feb. 23...

KANO, Nigeria (AP) " The Latest on Nigeria's election (all times local):2:50 a.m.Nigeria's electoral commission says the presidential election is delayed until Feb. 23 over unspecified "challenges" amid reports that voting materials ha...

 2019-02-16 01:54 

Gainesville Sun

Court filing: Manafort faces more than 19 years in prison...

WASHINGTON (AP) " Paul Manafort, the one-time chairman of Donald Trump's presidential campaign, could spend more than 19 years in prison on tax and bank fraud charges, prosecutors said Friday.Court documents filed by special counsel Robert Mueller...

 2019-02-16 01:11 

Gainesville Sun

Gunman kills 5 people, wounds 5 police at Illinois business...

AURORA, Ill. (AP) " An employee of a manufacturing company opened fire at its suburban Chicago plant Friday, killing five people and wounding five police officers before he was fatally shot, police said.Aurora, Illinois, Police Chief Kristen Ziman ide...

 2019-02-16 01:02 

Gainesville Sun

Voters to decide on future city government structure...

If approved, the 11-member Charter Review Commission will meet every 10 years....

 2019-02-15 23:59 

Gainesville Sun

Mormons up missionary calls home from twice yearly to weekly...

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) " Parents of Mormon missionaries will be able to hear their children's voices a lot more often under new rules announced Friday that allow the proselytizing youngsters to call home every week instead of only twice a year.The mo...

 2019-02-15 23:58 

Gainesville Sun

Kaepernick, Eric Reid settle collusion grievances with NFL...

NEW YORK (AP) " With a public hearing looming and the threat of owners and league officials facing depositions, the NFL settled collusion cases brought by Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid.The league, about to celebrate its 100th season, faced criticism ...

 2019-02-15 23:57 

Gainesville Sun

Fashion world descends on London for fashion week shows...

LONDON (AP) " London is taking its turn in the style spotlight with the opening of London Fashion Week, an extravaganza that will feature up-and-coming young designers along with big names like Victoria Beckham, Vivienne Westwood and Burberry.More tha...

 2019-02-15 23:57 

Gainesville Sun

Judge limits public comments in Trump confidant Stone's case...

WASHINGTON (AP) " A federal judge on Friday placed some limits on what longtime Donald Trump confidant Roger Stone and his lawyers can say publicly about his criminal case brought by the special counsel in the Russia probe.But U.S. District Judge Amy ...

 2019-02-15 23:56 

Gainesville Sun

Chief: Officer lied in affidavit before deadly Houston raid...

HOUSTON (AP) " A lead investigator lied in an affidavit justifying a drug raid on a Houston home in which two residents were killed and four undercover officers were shot and wounded during a gun battle, the city's police chief said Friday.In the ...

 2019-02-15 23:56 

Gainesville Sun

Trump picks former Alabama official to lead FEMA...

WASHINGTON (AP) " President Donald Trump says he will nominate a former Alabama official to head the Federal Emergency Management Agency.Jeffrey Byard held several positions with the Alabama Emergency Management Agency before he joined FEMA in 2017 du...

 2019-02-15 23:47 

Gainesville Sun

Amazon's stormy week will blow over, but the debris may stay...

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) " It's been a complicated few weeks for Amazon, what with its abrupt pullout from a massive New York City development, extortion claims related to intimate photos taken by its founder Jeff Bezos and increasing antitrust scrutiny...

 2019-02-15 23:37 

Gainesville Sun

NJ attorney general subpoenas Trump's inaugural committee...

NEW YORK (AP) " President Donald Trump's inaugural committee received a sweeping request for financial records this week from prosecutors in New Jersey, the second subpoena the group has received in as many weeks as its fundraising and spending dr...

 2019-02-15 22:22 

Gainesville Sun

Lawmakers grapple with felons' voting rights...

TALLAHASSEE — With an eye on averting a "nightmare scenario" on Election Day, state House members Thursday began delving into what many state officials are calling ambiguities in a constitutional amendment that restores the right to vote for...

 2019-02-15 22:16 

Gainesville Sun

DeSantis pursues voucher program...

TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Ron DeSantis said Friday he wants to create a new "equal opportunity" voucher program to eliminate a waiting list of about 14,000 low-income students seeking to use state-backed scholarships to attend private schools.The g...

 2019-02-15 22:01 

Gainesville Sun

Santa Fe named 'top producer' of Fulbright scholars...

A Santa Fe College administrator this past year was named a a Fulbright Scholar, making Santa Fe one of the relatively few baccalaureate/associate institutions to have a faculty member given the award during the 2018-2019 academic school year.Dan Rodkin, ...

 2019-02-15 21:56 

Gainesville Sun

NJ attorney general subpoenas Trump's inaugural committee...

NEW YORK (AP) " President Donald Trump's inaugural committee received a sweeping request for financial records this week from prosecutors in New Jersey, the second subpoena the group has received in as many weeks as its fundraising and spending dr...

 2019-02-15 21:51 

Gainesville Sun

Latest: City says 4 police officers hurt in Aurora shooting...

AURORA, Ill. (AP) " The Latest on a shooting at a business in Aurora, Illinois (all times local):3:50 p.m.A city spokesman says four police officers were wounded in a shooting at a business in suburban Chicago.Clayton Muhammad, the director of communi...

 2019-02-15 21:48 

Gainesville Sun

9/11 fund running out of money for those with illnesses...

NEW YORK (AP) " The compensation fund for victims of 9/11 is running out of money and will cut future payments by 50 to 70 percent, officials announced Friday.September 11th Victim Compensation Fund special master Rupa Bhattacharyya said she was "...

 2019-02-15 21:47 

Gainesville Sun

French ambassador returns to Italy following dramatic spat...

ROME (AP) " France's ambassador returned to Italy on Friday, professing confidence that the two neighbors could deal with disagreements and work through their most serious diplomatic dispute since World War II.Italian President Sergio Mattarella r...

 2019-02-15 21:28 

Gainesville Sun

City's District 4 candidates talk issues...

There is a striking difference in the candidates running for Gainesville's District 4 City Commission seat this year.The incumbent is a young progressive voice in the community who has pushed through innovative ideas and proposals that have received p...

 2019-02-15 21:23 

Gainesville Sun

Judge issues gag order in case of Trump confidant Stone...

WASHINGTON (AP) " A federal judge on Friday barred longtime Donald Trump confidant Roger Stone from making public comments that could influence potential jurors in the criminal case brought by the special counsel in the Russia probe.U.S. District Judg...

 2019-02-15 21:22 

Gainesville Sun

Family of IS teen appeals to UK to help bring her home...

LONDON (AP) " The family of a pregnant British teenager who ran away to join the Islamic State group urged the government Friday to help bring her home.Shamima Begum's family issued a statement appealing for government assistance "as a matter ...

 2019-02-15 21:18 

Gainesville Sun

Trump's national emergency sparks new GOP divide in Congress...

WASHINGTON (AP) " President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency to build his long-promised border wall ends one political problem for the White House and its allies on Capitol Hill, but launches another.Republicans are torn over Tru...

 2019-02-15 20:59 

Gainesville Sun

Haiti to unveil economic measures to quell violent protests...

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) " Haitians on Friday vowed to keep protesting until President Jovenel Moise resigns, despite his announcement of upcoming economic measures designed to quell more than a week of violent demonstrations across the country.Mois...

 2019-02-15 20:56 

Gainesville Sun

'Everybody suffers too much:' Nigeria heads to the polls...

KANO, Nigeria (AP) " As Nigerians prepared to vote for president on Saturday, Sister Meg Odeh looked up from a selection of pineapples laid out at a fume-choked roadside market and considered the fate of her country. She ticked off the sprawling probl...

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