Daily Archives: November 30, 2016

Doubts, Guilt Haunt Those Who Missed Brazil Soccer Club’s Fatal Flight

Doubts, Guilt Haunt Those Who Missed Brazil Soccer Club’s Fatal Flight

CHAPECO, BRAZIL —  For soccer striker Alejandro Martinuccio, the surgery on his right knee two months ago was a tough blow, keeping him off the field as his small Brazilian team…

Obama: Control Marijuana Use Just Like Alcohol or Tobacco

Obama: Control Marijuana Use Just Like Alcohol or Tobacco

President Barack Obama says he thinks marijuana should be treated just like alcohol and tobacco, but he won’t push the issue in his final days as president. Obama…

Islamic State Expanding Schools in Afghan Province

Islamic State Expanding Schools in Afghan Province

NANGARHAR/WASHINGTON —  Officials in Afghanistan’s eastern Nangarar province say so-called Islamic State is trying to imprint a lasting legacy on children in the region through an increasing network…

Life Under Islamic State Rule: Teaching High School

Life Under Islamic State Rule: Teaching High School

MOSUL, IRAQ —  After Islamic State militants took over Mosul, Iraq, they issued a decree: All teachers must report to a school and resume work for the fall semester. And for…

Poor in India Worst Hit by Currency Shortages

Poor in India Worst Hit by Currency Shortages

Massive cash shortages in India due to the unprecedented move to scrap high value currency notes have hit hard millions of poor people whose earnings and savings are in cash…

2016 Holiday Spending Off to Good Start

2016 Holiday Spending Off to Good Start

The U.S. holiday shopping season is off to a good start. The 4-day long Thanksgiving weekend (Nov 24-27) which unofficially kicks off the shopping season, brought in…

Castro’s Ashes Begin Procession Across Cuba

Castro’s Ashes Begin Procession Across Cuba

The ashes of late Cuban leader Fidel Castro began a three-day procession across the island nation Wednesday. Castro died Friday night at the age of 90. His body was…

Ex-Mali Coup Leader Goes on Trial on Killing Charges

Ex-Mali Coup Leader Goes on Trial on Killing Charges

The coup leader blamed for destabilizing Mali went on trial Wednesday with 17 co-defendants, accused of kidnapping and killing members of the presidential guard whose remains were later found…

Trump Removing Self From Global Business Empire

Trump Removing Self From Global Business Empire

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump says he is completely removing himself from his global business empire to avoid conflicts of interest with running the country when he assumes power…

‘Hawaii Five-0’ Actor Keo Woolford Dies at 49 After Stroke

‘Hawaii Five-0’ Actor Keo Woolford Dies at 49 After Stroke

HONOLULU —  “Hawaii Five-0” actor Keo Woolford has died three days after suffering a stroke. He was 49. Publicist Tracy Larrua announced Woolford’s death on social…