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Lake Powell's receding waters show risk of "megadrought"

droughtON THE SHORES OF LAKE POWELL, Utah/Arizona border--Where the Colorado River falls from the snow-capped Rocky Mountains into the arid U.S. Southwest, lies Lake Powell.
  More than 500 feet (150 meters) deep in places and with narrow side canyons, the shoreline of the lake is longer than the entire West Coast of the United States. It extends upstream into Utah from Arizona's Glen Canyon Dam...

Fiorina scores well on social media in face-off with Trump

fiorinaNEW YORK--Carly Fiorina surged toward the top of social media ranks during CNN's Republican debate, emerging as the...

California's new, unending fire season takes toll on firefighters

wildfireLAKEPORT, California--The damage from California's fast-spreading wildfires is usually expressed in acres destroyed...

Obama invites Texas student arrested for homemade clock to White House

clockAUSTIN, Texas--A Texas teenager taken away in handcuffs this week for bringing to his Dallas-area school a homemade...

Property toll from California wildfire grows to 585 homes

wildfireMIDDLETOWN, California--Property losses from a deadly Northern California wildfire, the most destructive this year in...

Flash floods kill at least 15 people across Utah

page22bSALT LAKE CITY--Flash floods killed 12 people near Utah's border with Arizona when a "large wall of water and debris"...

Push to save African elephants stirs US clash over antique ivory trade

elephantsWASHINGTON--The ornate ivory statues and carvings sold in Scott Defrin's New York gallery date from the 17th and 18th...

Kentucky clerk asks for delay in allowing gay marriage licenses

kentuckyMOREHEAD, Kentucky--The county clerk from Kentucky who was jailed after refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay...

Wildfire destroys hundreds of structures

wildfireMIDDLETOWN, California--A rapidly spreading wildfire destroyed hundreds of homes and other buildings as it roared...

Victims' relatives gather 14 years after Sept. 11 attacks on U.S.

9_11NEW YORK-- Relatives assembled under overcast skies on Friday to commemorate nearly 3,000 people killed in the Sept...

U.S. Senate Democrats block effort to kill Iran nuclear deal

dealWASHINGTON-- U.S. President Barack Obama achieved perhaps the greatest foreign policy victory of his six years in...

Republican dispute may prevent U.S. Congress vote on Iran deal

page26aWASHINGTON-- A rebellion by conservative Republicans in the House of Representatives on Wednesday delayed Congress'...

Obama musters key 41 Senate votes for Iran nuclear deal

page25WASHINGTON-- President Barack Obama on Tuesday secured 41 votes in the U.S. Senate for the international nuclear deal...

Kentucky clerk who opposed gay marriages released from jail

page24aGRAYSON, Ky.-- Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk who refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses, walked out of...

Obama orders contractors to offer staff paid sick leave

obamaBOSTON/WASHINGTON--President Barack Obama on Monday ordered government contractors to offer their workers seven days...

Joe Biden gives glimpse of a Biden candidacy

bidenPITTSBURGH--Vice President Joe Biden on Monday gave a glimpse of what a Biden race for the Democratic presidential...

Clinton says she paid staffer to maintain private email server

hillaryWASHINGTON--Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said on Saturday she and her family paid a State...

Inside Bernie Sanders' strategy to win over organized labour

sandersWASHINGTON--Union activist Cliff Smith once thought of Bernie Sanders as an "obscure" U.S. senator. That changed in...

Palin: Immigrants in US should 'speak American'

palinWASHINGTON--Immigrants to the United States should "speak American," former Republican vice presidential nominee...

Saudi Arabia satisfied with Obama's assurances on Iran nuclear agreement

usasaudiWASHINGTON--Saudi Arabia is satisfied with assurances from U.S. President Barack Obama about the Iran nuclear deal...

Clerk jailed for gay marriage defiance

kentuckyASHLAND, Kentucky--A Kentucky county clerk was jailed on Thursday for refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay...

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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...