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US honors 9/11 dead on 20th anniversary of attacks
by Peter Hutchison - September 11, 2021 - 3:19pm
America marks the 20th anniversary of 9/11 Saturday with solemn ceremonies given added poignancy by the recent chaotic withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan and return to power of the Taliban.
At least 44 dead as flash floods slam New York area
by Peter Hutchison - September 3, 2021 - 10:27am
Record rainfall, which prompted an unprecedented flash flood emergency warning for New York City, turned streets into rivers and shut down subway services as water cascaded down platforms onto tracks.
UN Council adopts Afghanistan resolution, but no 'safe zone'
by Peter Hutchison - August 31, 2021 - 8:27am
The resolution says the council expects the Taliban to allow a "safe, secure, and orderly departure from Afghanistan of Afghans and all foreign nationals."
Bill Cosby freed after US court quashes sex crimes conviction
by Peter Hutchison - July 1, 2021 - 9:50am
US comedian Bill Cosby was freed from prison Wednesday, in a blow to the #MeToo movement after a US court overturned his conviction for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman 17 years ago.
US ex-cop sentenced to over 22 years for George Floyd murder
by Peter Hutchison - June 26, 2021 - 10:55am
The white, 45-year-old Chauvin gave his "condolences" to the Floyd family in a Minneapolis court, without apologizing, before Judge Peter Cahill handed down a lesser sentence than the 30 years the prosecution...
Suspect arrested in brutal New York assault of Fil-Am woman
by Peter Hutchison - April 1, 2021 - 8:13am
Police identified the man as 38-year-old Brandon Elliot, who was released from prison in 2019 on lifetime parole for stabbing his mother to death in front of his five-year-old sister in 2002.
Biden urges unity in victory speech after beating Trump
by Peter Hutchison - November 8, 2020 - 11:18am
Promising "not to divide but unify," Biden reached out directly to Trump supporters, declaring "they're not our enemies, they're Americans."
New York starts reopening as WHO says virus 'worsening' worldwide
by Peter Hutchison - June 9, 2020 - 7:42am
New York City — the epicenter of America's coronavirus outbreak — began partially reopening its shattered economy Monday after almost three months of lockdown, as the World Health Organization warned...
Europe, New York start emerging from lockdown as fresh cases hit Asia
by Peter Hutchison - May 12, 2020 - 8:02am
As France and Spain embraced new freedoms and Britain and New York announced plans for a partial reopening, the Chinese city of Wuhan where the pandemic was born reported a second day of new cases after a month without...
Weinstein convicted of sex assault, rape in 'new era' for #MeToo
by Peter Hutchison - February 25, 2020 - 9:19am
 Harvey Weinstein was convicted Monday of rape and sexual assault but acquitted of the most serious predatory charges, a verdict hailed as a historic victory by the #MeToo movement against sexual misconduc...
China conducting 'intense' global attack on rights: HRW
by Peter Hutchison - January 15, 2020 - 8:21am
China is using its economic and diplomatic might to carry out the "most intense attack" ever on the global system for protecting human rights, a leading campaign group said Tuesday, sparking a furious response from...
'Desperate Housewives' actress gets two weeks jail in US college admissions scandal
by Peter Hutchison - September 14, 2019 - 2:45pm
Actress Felicity Huffman was given two weeks jail time Friday for paying bribes to help her daughter gain admission to a prestigious American university, the first high-profile figure to be sentenced...
Nobel laureate, 'Beloved' author Toni Morrison dead at 88
by Peter Hutchison - August 7, 2019 - 9:32am
Morrison wrote 11 novels, many of them touching on life as a black American, in a glittering literary and award-laden career that lasted over six decades.
R. Kelly pleads not guilty to sex trafficking charges
by Peter Hutchison - August 3, 2019 - 12:52pm
R&B singer R. Kelly pleaded not guilty on Friday in a New York court to federal charges including racketeering that allege he systematically recruited girls for sex while touring.
Afraid but unbowed: Sri Lanka Catholics pray for Easter bombing victims
by Peter Hutchison - April 28, 2019 - 2:39pm
On Sunday morning, as Sri Lanka's Christians sought to come to terms with the tragedy, scores of Catholics held a heavily guarded vigil outside the Colombo church.
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