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Fire at Chicago Home Kills 8 People, Including 6 Children

Fire at Chicago Home Kills 8 People, Including 6 Children

One Chicago firefighter was also taken to the hospital and is expected to be okay. Now Marcos Contreras is dealing with the unbearable loss of four of his siblings. A neighbour returning from work has been hailed a hero, but there were no working smoke alarms in the home. They were found on the building's second floor.


Hurricane's Death Toll in Puerto Rico Put at Nearly 3,000

Hurricane's Death Toll in Puerto Rico Put at Nearly 3,000

Hurricane Maria killed nearly 3,000 people in Puerto Rico in the desperate, sweltering months after the storm - almost double the previous government estimate - with the elderly and impoverished most affected, according to an independent study ordered by the US territory.


Ron DeSantis wins Florida GOP primary for governor

Ron DeSantis wins Florida GOP primary for governor

DeSantis tied himself closely to Trump in the primary, and it paid off. Pinellas County saw voter turnout near 30 percent. Josie Parke, 68, an interior designer in Coral Gables, said Trump's backing swayed her vote for DeSantis, too. Sen. With more than one-third of the vote counted. Mucarsel-Powell won with 64 percent of the vote, edging out primary opponent Demetries Grimes who won 36 percent of the vote with 85 precincts reporting, according to a projection from the Associated ...


Saudi-led forces accused of rape and torture in Yemen

Saudi-led forces accused of rape and torture in Yemen

Yemeni children gather outside their classroom in December 2016, at a school that was recently damaged in a Saudi-led air strike in the country's third-city of Taez. "I urge all parties to take the necessary measures to remove disproportionate restrictions on the safe and expeditious entry into Yemen of humanitarian supplies and other goods indispensable to the civilian population, and the movement of persons including through Sana'a International Airport in compliance with international ...


First ladies to join Kenyatta-Trump talks

First ladies to join Kenyatta-Trump talks

The four proceeded for a bilateral meeting in the Oval Office before addressing the media with short statements. Dr. Kenneth Namunje and Mr. Grant Brooke signed for Kipeto Energy and Twiga Foods respectively while Ray Washburne, the President and Chief Executive of OPIC signed on behalf of his organization.


Google rejects Trump claim of political search 'bias'

Google rejects Trump claim of political search 'bias'

Some Republican US lawmakers have also raised concerns about social media companies removing content from some conservatives, and have called Twitter's chief executive to testify before a House of Representatives panel on September 5. As my Washington Post colleague Tony Romm reported, multiple Republican lawmakers on the panel used the hearing to accuse the companies of a litany of things that they believed were proof of bias.