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Key senators do not see passage of comprehensive climate bill in 2010

WASHINGTON--The U.S. Senate is unlikely to pass a comprehensive climate change bill to reduce greenhouse gas emissions this year, according to a Reuters survey of 12 key Democrat and Republican Senators who could hold the swing votes.

While the Obama administration and a bipartisan core of senators still hope there is life for a climate change bill that would put a price on carbon emissions...

Obama's aides push back on venue for terrorism trials

WASHINGTON--The Obama administration bluntly urged the U.S. Congress on Thursday to steer clear of directing where...

Obama rejects criticism of his agenda as "socialism"

page24WASHINGTON--President Barack Obama launched a vigorous defense of his economic agenda on Wednesday, rejecting critics...

Orca kills trainer at Florida's SeaWorld

MIAMI--A killer whale at the SeaWorld amusement park in central Florida killed a trainer on Wednesday, a sheriff's...

Key senator backs upping US aviation security fee

WASHINGTON--A key U.S. senator said on Wednesday that he supported hiking aviation security fees as authorities boost...

Cheney had a heart attack

WASHINGTON--Former Vice President Dick Cheney suffered a mild heart attack, his fifth in 32 years, but his office...

US Afghan toll hits 1,000, says website

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan--The number of U.S. troops killed in Afghanistan has reached 1,000, an independent website said...

US military leaders doubt repeal of limits on gays

WASHINGTON--U.S. military brass raised doubts on Tuesday about lifting restrictions on homosexuals in the armed...

Pentagon OKs lifting ban on women in submarines

WASHINGTON--The Pentagon said on Tuesday it is moving ahead with plans to end the U.S. military's ban on allowing...

Obama offers plan to revive healthcare push

page24WASHINGTON--President Barack Obama made a last-ditch bid to revive his stalled U.S. healthcare overhaul on Monday...

High blood pressure in US a neglected disease

CHICAGO--High blood pressure is a "neglected disease" and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention must do...

More generations now living under same roof

NEW YORK--More generations are living under the same roof and the trend will deepen as U.S. families grappling with...

Former US secretary of state Haig dies

page26bWASHINGTON--Alexander Haig, a former U.S. Army general who became White House chief of staff during the Watergate...

US announces plan to clean up Great Lakes

WASHINGTON--A year after President Barack Obama proposed a plan to clean up the Great Lakes, the U.S. government on...

Senate weighs final push to move climate proposal

WASHINGTON--A last-ditch attempt at passing a climate change bill begins in the U.S. Senate this week with lawmakers...

Top US Pacific Marine: base must be in Okinawa

web5549TOKYO--The top U.S. Marine in the Pacific said on Friday that his forces needed to be based on the southern island of...

Obama to spell out new healthcare plan

WASHINGTON--U.S. President Barack Obama is expected to publish his healthcare plan as early as Sunday or Monday...

Obama announces new fund to address housing woes

HENDERSON, Nevada--President Barack Obama used a campaign push for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Friday to...

Obama raises pressure on health insurers

page25aWASHINGTON-- The Obama administration ratcheted up pressure on health insurers on Thursday, saying some firms planned...

Small plane is flown into Texas IRS offices

AUSTIN-- A small plane smashed into a seven-story federal building housing U.S. tax offices in Austin, Texas on...

Obama meets Dalai Lama

page27WASHINGTON-- President Barack Obama hosted exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama at the White House on...

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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...