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Maria's death toll climbed long after rain stopped

Maria's death toll climbed long after rain stopped

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Disabled and elderly people were discharged from overwhelmed hospitals with bedsores that led to fatal infections. Medical oxygen ran out. People caught lung infections in sweltering private nursing homes and state facilities.
Comcast beats Fox in Sky auction with $39B bid

Comcast beats Fox in Sky auction with $39B bid

LONDON — Comcast has emerged as the top bidder for European broadcaster Sky after a rare auction held by British regulators. After three rounds of secret bidding on Friday and Saturday, Comcast offered the higher price of 17.28 pounds ($22.
Tanzania death toll 209 as survivor found in capsized ferry

Tanzania death toll 209 as survivor found in capsized ferry

NAIROBI, Kenya — It was a stunning discovery. As rescue divers probed a capsized Tanzanian ferry two days after the disaster and the death toll soared past 200, a man was found in an air pocket, alive.
Danny DeVito receives lifetime achievement award in Spain

Danny DeVito receives lifetime achievement award in Spain

SAN SEBASTIAN, Spain — Actor Danny DeVito has been honoured with a lifetime achievement award at Spain's most prestigious film festival in the northern coastal city of San Sebastian.
Vatican, China make breakthrough deal on bishop appointments

Vatican, China make breakthrough deal on bishop appointments

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican and China said Saturday they had signed a "provisional agreement" over the appointment of bishops, a breakthrough on an issue that stymied diplomatic relations for decades and aggravated a split among Chinese Catholics.
Trump wants to rid Justice Department of 'lingering stench'

Trump wants to rid Justice Department of 'lingering stench'

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It's tapped: Beer flows as Oktoberfest opens in Munich

It's tapped: Beer flows as Oktoberfest opens in Munich

MUNICH — The first keg has been tapped and the beer is flowing as the 185th Oktoberfest gets underway in Munich. Mayor Dieter Reiter inserted the tap in the first keg on Saturday with two blows of a hammer and the cry of "O'zapft is" — "it's tapped.
GOP, Kavanaugh accuser in standoff over her Senate testimony

GOP, Kavanaugh accuser in standoff over her Senate testimony

WASHINGTON — A high-stakes standoff between Republicans and the woman accusing Brett Kavanaugh of a three-decade-old sexual attack stretched into the weekend after the Senate Judiciary Committee chairman said his panel would vote Monday on Kavanaugh'
Alaska man tied to girl's death pleads not guilty

Alaska man tied to girl's death pleads not guilty

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — An Alaska man linked to a 10-year-old girl's death through her cellphone pleaded not guilty Friday to lying to federal authorities investigating the case. After entering his plea in U.S.
Pardoned Australian filmmaker to be deported from Cambodia

Pardoned Australian filmmaker to be deported from Cambodia

PHNOM PEHN, Cambodia — A Cambodian official says an Australian filmmaker is awaiting deportation after receiving a royal pardon following his conviction on spying charges for flying a drone over a political rally.