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Trump signs Republican loyalty pledge

trumpNEW YORK--Republican front-runner Donald Trump on Thursday bowed to pressure from the party establishment and signed a pledge not to run as an independent candidate in the November 2016 presidential election.
  His vow of loyalty was something of a victory for the Republican National Committee in its efforts to rein in the billionaire, who leads opinion polls while at the same time...

Obama heads to remote reaches of Alaska on last day of his tour

obamaDILLINGHAM, Alaska--President Barack Obama headed to remote fly-in native villages of Alaska on Wednesday on a trek...

Baltimore judge: charges against police in Gray case can proceed

baltimorepoliceBALTIMORE--A judge on Wednesday rejected defense motions to drop charges against six Baltimore police officers...

FBI agents raid Palm Springs city hall, employees sent home

palmspringsLOS ANGELES--FBI agents and a local public corruption task force raided Palm Springs City Hall armed with search...

Candidate Bush steps up criticism of Donald Trump

bushWASHINGTON--U.S. Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush offered his most direct assault on Donald Trump to date...

Obama: Shrinking Exit Glacier a powerful sign of warming climate

glacierSEWARD, Alaska--President Barack Obama walked down a winding wooded path past a small brown post marked "1926," past...

LA police hand out body cameras to first patrols

bodycameraLOS ANGELES--The Los Angeles Police Department handed out body cameras to its first patrol division on Monday...

Supreme Court: former Virginia governor can stay out of prison

mcdonnellWASHINGTON--The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday granted a request by former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell to remain...

Ten years later, "unbowed" New Orleans reflects on Hurricane Katrina disaster

katrinaNEW ORLEANS--From the Lower Ninth Ward to the Superdome, New Orleans observed the 10th anniversary of devastating...

Christie defends proposal to monitor immigrants like FedEx tracks parcels

christieWASHINGTON--Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie pushed back on Sunday against "ridiculous" criticism of...

Man who shot journalists identified with 9/11 attacks

shootingVIRGINIA--The gunman who killed two Virginia television journalists on air carried out a well-planned assault and...

US agriculture chief talks wildfires in scorched West

wildfirePORTLAND--U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said on Friday the federal government has spent more than $1 billion...

Obama lauds New Orleans' progress since Katrina, says more to be done

obamaNEW ORLEANS--President Barack Obama on Thursday heralded the progress New Orleans has made rebuilding since Hurricane...

Katrina's unclaimed dead conjure memories of her ravages

katrinabodiesNEW ORLEANS--A decade after one of the most deadly storms in U.S history, Hurricane Katrina's forgotten victims lie...

US, Turkey to launch "comprehensive" anti-Islamic State operation

turkeyANKARA--Turkey and the United States will soon launch "comprehensive" air operations to flush Islamic State fighters...

Back from golf course, Obama tees up renewable energy, Iran

obamasWASHINGTON--President Barack Obama, fresh from vacation and nine rounds of golf on Martha's Vineyard, is launching...

Trump widens lead over US Republican presidential field

trumpWASHINGTON--Republican Donald Trump is pulling away from the pack in the race for the party's U.S. presidential...

Wildfires force new evacuation orders

wildfiresSEATTLE--Emergency officials extended evacuation orders on Friday to additional towns threatened by a deadly array of...

Mexican consulate condemns anti-immigrant attack in US

missouriBOSTON--Mexico's top official in Boston on Friday condemned an attack by two Massachusetts brothers who urinated on...

Ranger school success reflects Military's opening to women

femalerangersWASHINGTON--Two pioneering women who completed the daunting U.S. Army Ranger school this week said Thursday they...

Photos show first wild California wolf pack

wolfpackSACRAMENTO, California--California's first gray wolf pack since wild wolves disappeared from the state nearly a...

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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...