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President Donald Trump speaks with reporters before boarding Air Force One with first lady Melania Trump at Morristown Municipal Airport in Morristown, N.J., on Sunday.
Mon, 08/19/2019 - 01:32

The president confirmed a recent report in The Wall Street Journal that he'd asked his advisers to look into purchasing the Arctic island. But Denmark's prime minister says Greenland is not for sale.

Organizers estimate that nearly 1.7 million people came out on Sunday for the 11th weekend of Hong Kong's protests.
Sun, 08/18/2019 - 17:00

Pouring rain did not deter the 11th weekend in a row of mass protests, which caused roads to shut down and traffic to reroute as streets flooded with people.

A fire that broke out on Friday night in the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka, has left nearly 10,000 people homeless. The fire destroyed hundreds of shanties in a slum where many people are low-wage garment-factory workers.
Sun, 08/18/2019 - 12:14

The fire broke out Friday in a Dhaka slum while many were away celebrating the Muslim holiday Eid al-Adha. Hundreds of homes were destroyed, leaving about 10,000 people uncertain of their future.

The author's grandfather, Vicente Guerra, is pictured in a mug shot from San Quentin State Prison. He was sentenced to five years to life for the 1931 murder of Joseph Retotar.
Sun, 08/18/2019 - 10:22

Denise Guerra, a second-generation Filipino American, never met her grandfather. When she finally learned a long-held family secret, it shattered her view of the quintessential immigrant narrative.

A leaked Brexit document predicts a "catastrophic collapse" of the U.K.'s infrastructure if Britain leaves the EU with no deal. Above, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson gestures as he speaks outside 10 Downing Street in London in July.
Sun, 08/18/2019 - 09:46

A government source told the Sunday Times, which obtained the document, that "this is the most realistic assessment of what the public face with no deal."

Mahmee CEO Melissa Hanna (right) and her mother Linda Hanna (left) co-founded the company in 2014. Linda's more than 40 years of clinical experience as a registered nurse and certified lactation consultant helped them understand the need, they say.
Sun, 08/18/2019 - 06:55

The startup Mahmee hopes to help OB-GYNs, pediatricians and other health providers closely monitor a mother and baby's health so that any red flags can be assessed before they become life-threatening.

Robert Findley died after falling on the ice during a winter storm this February in Fort Scott, Kan. Mercy Hospital had recently closed, so he had to be flown to a neurology center 90 miles north in Kansas City, Mo.
Sun, 08/18/2019 - 06:55

The loss of the longtime hospital in Fort Scott, Kan., has forced a change in the way ER care is provided, including a greater reliance on air ambulances.

Men walk between the sargassum towards a boat in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, May 2019.
Sun, 08/18/2019 - 06:00

Sargassum, a stinky algae, is choking beaches in Mexico and the Caribbean and wreaking havoc on the ecosystem — and tourism. From fertilizer to food, locals are experimenting with new uses for it.

A man cleans an area next to a pile of victims' shoes outside a wedding hall after a deadly suicide bomb blast on Saturday night in Kabul, Afghanistan.
Sun, 08/18/2019 - 00:35

More than 1,000 people had gathered at a hall in a Shiite neighborhood to celebrate a wedding. On Sunday, the Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack.

President Donald Trump speaks while on a tour of Shell's soon-to-be completed Pennsylvania Petrochemicals Complex in Beaver County, Pa. on Tuesday.
Sat, 08/17/2019 - 19:12

A memo instructed workers at a Pennsylvania plant to show up at 7 a.m., scan their ID cards and stand for hours through lunch in order to watch a speech by the president.

An official of the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources hugs Marium, a lost baby dugong. The 8-month-old mammal, who captured hearts online, died after biologists believe she ate plastic waste.
Sat, 08/17/2019 - 16:08

Marium became an internet hit as people marveled over videos of her being cared for by scientists in Thailand. An autopsy revealed plastic pieces in her intestines.

U.S. Attorney William McSwain criticized Philadelphia's district attorney for fostering what he called a "new culture of disrespect for law enforcement" after a gunman shot six officers during an hours-long standoff with authorities.
Sat, 08/17/2019 - 15:26

Larry Krasner, considered one of the country's most progressive district attorneys, has left U.S. Attorney William McSwain "fed up."

Antonio Basco hugs a boy at the memorial service for his wife, Margie Reckard, at La Paz Faith Memorial and Spiritual Center in El Paso, Texas. Basco, who doesn't have many local friends and family, invited the public to attend.
Sat, 08/17/2019 - 12:49

"Never had so much love in my life," Antonio Basco said Friday as countless people, whom he had never met, showered him with hugs, blessings and support.

Brett Gray (left) as Jamal Turner, and Peggy Blow as Abuela, a lovable, pot-smoking grandma, in the first season of the Netflix teen drama <em>On My Block</em>.
Sat, 08/17/2019 - 07:00

TV networks have standards that minimize tobacco use on shows, and Netflix now does, too. But streaming companies lack public policies about smoking cannabis onscreen, and doctors say that hurts kids.

Hassan Hajjaj, born in Morocco in 1961, is often called the Andy Warhol of Marrakesh for his fusion of glamour and everyday life. Both are evident in his 2017 portrait <em>Cardi B Unity. </em>The rap star, dressed in a high-fashion outfit, sits on utilitarian green plastic cartons against a textured fabric backdrop. The frame consists of tins of green tea, each decorated with a butterfly.
Sat, 08/17/2019 - 06:00

The images at an exhibit at the Yossi Milo Gallery in New York are infused with the spirit of African identity.

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