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US states prepare as Subtropical Storm Alberto heads north

US states prepare as Subtropical Storm Alberto heads north

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Florida and Mississippi launched emergency preparations Saturday ahead of the arrival of Subtropical Storm Alberto, a slow-moving system expected to cause wet misery across the eastern U.S. Gulf Coast over the holiday weekend.
Bale's scissor-kick gives Madrid 3rd straight European title

Bale's scissor-kick gives Madrid 3rd straight European title

KIEV, Ukraine — Gareth Bale's eye-catching scissor-kick helped Real Madrid to a third successive Champions League title on Saturday with a 3-1 victory over a Liverpool side thwarted by a pair of goalkeeping blunders and Mohamed Salah being forced off

Prosecutor: Teen should get life for killing elderly woman

WARREN, Ohio — A prosecutor in Ohio says a teenager who tried to rape and beat to death a 94-year-old neighbour with a flashlight should spend the rest of his life in prison with no chance for parole.
'Quiet revolution' leads to abortion rights win in Ireland

'Quiet revolution' leads to abortion rights win in Ireland

DUBLIN — In the end, it wasn't even close.
With US talks in limbo, Korean leaders hold surprise summit

With US talks in limbo, Korean leaders hold surprise summit

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in met for the second time in a month on Saturday, holding a surprise summit at a border truce village to discuss Kim's potential meeting with President D
American jailed in Venezuela for 2 years now on his way home

American jailed in Venezuela for 2 years now on his way home

WASHINGTON — Joshua Holt, who travelled to Venezuela from Utah in 2016 to marry a Spanish-speaking Mormon woman but soon found himself jailed and later branded the CIA's top spy in Latin America, was set free by the anti-American Maduro government on
Powerful cyclone strikes Oman, Yemen; 5 dead, 30 missing

Powerful cyclone strikes Oman, Yemen; 5 dead, 30 missing

SALALAH, Oman — A cyclone more powerful than any previously recorded in southern Oman slammed into the Gulf country and neighbouring Yemen on Saturday, deluging a major city with nearly three years' worth of rainfall in single day.

Monument honours famous WWI war dog Stubby

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. — A new monument in Connecticut honours service animals with a statue of one of the nation's most famous war dogs. The sculpture, "Stubby Salutes," is being unveiled Saturday in Veterans Memorial Park in Middletown.

Woman reaches goal of doing a headstand in all 50 states

KETCHIKAN, Alaska — A 71-year-old woman has completed her mission of performing a headstand in all 50 states.
Mantel, Saunders up for best-ever Booker Prize accolade

Mantel, Saunders up for best-ever Booker Prize accolade

LONDON — Britain's Hilary Mantel, Canada's Michael Ondaatje and American author George Saunders are among five contenders for the title of greatest-ever winner of the prestigious Man Booker Prize for fiction.