Colombian rebels announce final conference of peace talks
Sat, 27 Aug 2016 17:54:16 -0400
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Top commanders from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia are preparing to gather one final time in mid-September to ratify a peace accord reached this week with government negotiators and map out the group's political strategy without weapons.
Warning of 'war' on farmers, Trump seeks support in Iowa
Sat, 27 Aug 2016 17:53:43 -0400
Donald Trump warned Saturday of a "war on the American farmer," telling a crowd in Iowa that rival Hillary Clinton "wants to shut down family farms" and implement anti-agriculture policies. ...
Up to 300,000 refugees to come to Germany this year: migration office head
Sat, 27 Aug 2016 17:53:26 -0400
The head of Germany's Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) told a German newspaper that he expected a maximum of 300,000 refugees to arrive in Germany this year. Germans tend to use the word "refugee" to refer to both refugees and migrants who are seeking protection but do not have refugee status.
South Korea beats Panama in LLWS international title game
Sat, 27 Aug 2016 17:53:04 -0400
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Youbin Choi struck out 14 and South Korea beat Panama 7-2 Saturday to reach the championship game of the Little League World Series.
The Latest: Activists say Syrian planes bomb city of Homs
Sat, 27 Aug 2016 17:47:25 -0400
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest developments in the Syrian civil war (all times local):
3rd suspect in New Mexico girl's horrific death held on bail
Sat, 27 Aug 2016 17:32:04 -0400
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The third suspect in the horrific rape and killing of a 10-year-old Albuquerque girl whose body was dismembered made her first court appearance Saturday.
Sanchez hits another home run, Yankees rout Orioles 13-5
Sat, 27 Aug 2016 17:20:57 -0400
NEW YORK (AP) — Rookie Gary Sanchez kept up a most remarkable run, homering for the third straight game as the New York Yankees routed the Baltimore Orioles 13-5 Saturday.
Jebet record alights Paris meet, Schippers wins
Sat, 27 Aug 2016 17:16:49 -0400
Kenyan-born Olympic champion Ruth Jebet obliterated the 3000m steeplechase world record Saturday as Dafne Schippers got back to winning ways in the 200m at the Paris Diamond League. On a sultry Parisian evening, Jebet's performance was the standout, the now-Bahraini having transferred allegiance to the Gulf state in February 2013 as a 16-year-old. Jebet clocked 8min 52.78sec, smashing the previous record of 8:58.81 achieved by Russian Gulnara Galkina at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Reed takes lead at Barclays Championship golf
Sat, 27 Aug 2016 17:09:33 -0400
Patrick Reed edged into a two-shot lead at The Barclays Championship on Friday, firing a three-under-par 68 to take a slender advantage into the weekend action. World number 14 Reed had looked to be on course to take a bigger lead over the chasing pack but two bogeys in the final three holes on the Bethpage Black course in Farmingdale jolted his momentum. Reed was left ruing what could be costly dropped shots over the closing stages of a mostly polished round.
In wake of cousin's fatal shooting, Dwyane Wade speaks out
Sat, 27 Aug 2016 17:04:01 -0400
CHICAGO (AP) — NBA star Dwyane Wade's cousin was an innocent bystander, police said, pushing her baby in a stroller near a Chicago school where she intended to register her children when she was fatally shot Friday.