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All clear after false alarm over shots at Washington Navy Yard

navyyardWASHINGTON--Police issued an "all clear" on Thursday after a false alarm about gunshots fired at the U.S. Navy Yard in Washington, the site of a mass shooting that took 12 lives two years ago.

The report about shots and a possible gunman triggered an hours-long lockdown at the military facility, located just a mile (1.6 km) south of the U.S. Capitol. Thursday's incident came as U.S. law...

US, Cuba formally restore diplomatic ties

cubausaHAVANA/WASHINGTON--The United States and Cuba formally agreed on Wednesday to restore diplomatic relations on July...

Crowds count down to marijuana legalization in Oregon, then light up

jointPORTLAND, Oregon--Crowds counted down the minutes to midnight then lit up joints as smoking marijuana became legal in...

Washington state wildfire destroys at least 23 homes

wildfireWENATCHEE, Washington--A wildfire burning unchecked in Washington state has destroyed at least 23 homes and three...

Divided Supreme Court upholds Oklahoma lethal injection process

deathpenaltyWASHINGTON--The Supreme Court on Monday found that a lethal injection drug used by Oklahoma does not violate the U.S...

Obama sheds cool style for fearless final lap in office

obamaWASHINGTON--Barack Obama has reached the stage of his presidency where if he wants to break out in song publicly, as...

New York prison break ends with shooting of 2nd fugitive

escapeeMALONE, New York--David Sweat, one of two New York state inmates who escaped from prison three weeks ago, was shot by...

Landmark Supreme Court ruling legalizes gay marriage nationwide

gaysWASHINGTON--The Supreme Court ruled on Friday that the U.S. Constitution provides same-sex couples the right to...

President delivers Amazing Grace at funeral of South Carolina pastor

amazinggraceCHARLESTON, South Carolina--An impassioned President Barack Obama led thousands of mourners in singing "Amazing...

New York prison escapee believed killed in shootout, accomplice flees

mattMALONE, New York--Law enforcement officers shot and killed a man who is believed to be one of two prisoners who broke...

Supreme Court backs Obamacare, president says it's here to stay

judgesWASHINGTON--The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a conservative legal challenge that could have doomed...

Supreme Court upholds broad housing discrimination claims

discriminationWASHINGTON--A divided U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday embraced a broad interpretation of discrimination claims allowed...

Boston bomber apologizes, admits guilt

bostontrialBOSTON--Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on Wednesday apologized for the deadly 2013 attack at a hearing...

Jindal joins crowded 2016 presidential race

jindalKENNER, Lousiana--Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal joined the 2016 U.S. presidential race on Wednesday, starting dead...

Inspectors point to wood rot in fatal California balcony collapse

balconyBERKELEY, California--Wooden support beams sheared off in last week's collapse of a fourth-floor apartment balcony...

US won’t prosecute families for paying hostage ransom

WASHINGTON--The U.S. government will no longer threaten to prosecute families who try to pay ransom to win the...

South Carolina governor calls for Confederate flag's removal

confederateCHARLESTON/COLUMBIA, South Carilna--South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley on Monday called on lawmakers to take down...

Three men convicted in parachute jump from 1 World Trade Center

parachuteNEW YORK--Three men who jumped with parachutes from the top of One World Trade Center were convicted of criminal...

Mourning shooting victims, Charleston anguishes over 'freshness of death'

churchCHARLESTON, South Carolina--Hundreds of people packed a sweltering Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in...

Hunt for escaped convicts heats up near New York-Pennsylvania line

prisonersNEW YORK--Hundreds of law enforcement officers stepped up their hunt in western New York state for two convicted...

Families of South Carolina church massacre victims offer forgiveness

roofCHARLESTON, South Carolina--As the young white man charged with murdering nine people inside an historic black church...

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St. Maarten midday Weather Forecast for Saturday
Saturday, 17 October 2015
DATE ISSUED: Saturday, October 17, 2015 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC) VALID UNTIL: Sunday midday (12:00... Read more...
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SHTA poll: Businesses want anti-ship-jumping legislation
Saturday, 17 October 2015
Click here for SHTA graph pdf PHILIPSBURG--The St. Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association... Read more...
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Dominica’s tourism sector ready to welcome visitors after TS Erika
Friday, 16 October 2015
ROSEAU, Dominica--“Dominica is open for business and ready to welcome visitors to its shores.”... Read more...
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Reparations Committee: Withdraw Queens’ names from Suriname’s highest mountains
Thursday, 15 October 2015
PARAMARIBO--Suriname’s National Reparations Committee NRCS has filed a request with President... Read more...
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Ex-US House Speaker Hastert to plead guilty in hush-money case
Friday, 16 October 2015
CHICAGO--Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert is expected to plead guilty in a hush-money case... Read more...
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Hillary Clinton to 'look hard' at Julian Castro as possible VP pick
Friday, 16 October 2015
WASHINGTON--Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton won the backing of Housing and Urban... Read more...
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Half a million Yemen children face severe malnutrition
Friday, 16 October 2015
GENEVA--More than half a million children in Yemen face life-threatening malnutrition as a risk of... Read more...
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Modi to open 70-year-old files in challenge to Gandhi dynasty
Friday, 16 October 2015
NEW DELHI--Prime Minister Narendra Modi says he will seek to unravel one of India's most enduring... Read more...
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Cuba in cash crunch due to low commodity prices, Venezuela woes
Friday, 16 October 2015
HAVANA--Low commodity prices, a drought at home and Venezuela's economic crisis have created a cash... Read more...
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Apple's newest courtroom foe is patent-savvy university
Friday, 16 October 2015
NEW YORK--As a veteran of the global smart phone wars, Apple is used to courtroom battles with... Read more...
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Focus needs to be on fighting crime & helping unemployed
Friday, 16 October 2015
Dear Editor, With all of the political situation on the island, we can't lose focus on some of the... Read more...
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Had enough
Friday, 16 October 2015
Dear Queenie, My brother died years ago but his widow stayed close to our family. Eventually she... Read more...
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RBC St. Maarten Little League School Tournament
Saturday, 17 October 2015
Sister Marie Laurence defeated Leonald Conner in the RBC St. Maarten Little League School... Read more...
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Nadal trounces Wawrinka, Djokovic tames Tomic
Friday, 16 October 2015
CHINA-- Former world number one Rafa Nadal displayed more signs of a return to top form with a... Read more...
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Junk shop photo spurs quest to confirm Billy the Kid image
Friday, 16 October 2015
DENVER--For the $2 he spent to buy three old photographs, Randy Guijarro may have hit the mother... Read more...
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Few signs of improvement for NBA star Odom after collapse
Friday, 16 October 2015
LAS VEGAS--Pro basketball and reality TV star Lamar Odom spent a third day hospitalized on... Read more...
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Bruney cruises into retirement
Friday, 16 October 2015
~ After three decade in cruise industry ~   By Alita Singh   Frank Bruney has seen tiny... Read more...
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ALL HANDS ON DECK, WE MADE IT!
Friday, 16 October 2015
~ Fair Transport Sailing Vessel Nordlys is launched ~   St. Maarten has been graced by the... Read more...
Editorial - Anybody’s guess
Saturday, 17 October 2015
Governor Eugene Holiday has decided to seek legal clarity on the current constitutional impasse.... Read more...
Editorial - Time is up
Friday, 16 October 2015
With so much ongoing constitutional turmoil, the fact that more than 100 people attended the... Read more...
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Notices October 16
Friday, 16 October 2015
General Meeting St. Maarten Professional Softball Association (SMPSA) general meeting for the... Read more...
Notices October 15
Thursday, 15 October 2015
General Meeting S.M.P.S.A. general meeting for the softball season 2016 will be held at Sundial... Read more...