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More racial unrest in St. Louis after police kill black suspect

missouriST. LOUIS--St. Louis police fatally shot a black teenager who they say pointed a gun at them on Wednesday and arrested three protesters, recalling racial tensions sparked by the killing of an unarmed African-American teen in nearby Ferguson, Missouri, a year ago.
  St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson said the shooting took place in the late morning as officers were carrying out a search...

US Senate Democrats stake out both sides of Iran deal

menendezWASHINGTON--Senator Robert Menendez blasted the U.S.-led international nuclear deal with Iran on Tuesday, vowing to...

With fist-bump and autographs, Donald Trump fulfills jury duty

trumpNEW YORK--Billionaire Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump completed his jury duty in New York in one day...

Pentagon eyes sharp increase in daily drone flights by 2019

droneWASHINGTON--The Pentagon is planning a sharp increase in daily drone flights over conflict zones around the globe in...

US civil rights leader Julian Bond dies at 75

julianbondWASHINGTON--U.S. civil rights leader and former head of the NAACP Julian Bond, who emerged as one of the pre-eminent...

Clinton hits back at Bush on Iraq and Islamic State

hillaryDES MOINES, Iowa--Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Saturday hit back at comments from...

Kerry urges "genuine democracy" at US flag ceremony in Cuba

usflagHAVANA--U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry declared a new era in relations as he celebrated restored diplomatic ties...

Euthanization of mother grizzly at Yellowstone prompts outrage

bearattackWYOMING--Wildlife activists' outrage over the killing of a mother grizzly bear blamed in the death of a Yellowstone...

Jeb Bush rejects Democrats criticism over his Iraq stance

bushWASHINGTON--Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush accused President Barack Obama on Thursday of not ensuring...

US military helicopter crashes off Japan's Okinawa, 7 injured

helicopterTOKYO--A U.S. military helicopter crashed in waters off the Japanese southern island of Okinawa during a training...

Former US President Carter says he has cancer

ATLANTA--Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter said on Wednesday that recent liver surgery revealed he had cancer that...

Trump's female fans shrug off “blood” comment about TV host

trumpfanLEHIGH COUNTY, Pennsylvania--It's easy to find female fans of Donald Trump in this cluster of former factory towns in...

Police release video that shows suspect with gun

fergusonFERGUSON, Missouri--St. Louis County Police released a video on Tuesday that they said shows a suspect, who has been...

US denies reaching agreement with Turkey on Syria safe zone

ANKARA--Turkey said on Tuesday it had agreed with the United States on terms for setting up a "safe zone" inside...

Restrictions to remain for rivers hardest hit by Colorado mine spill

yellowwaterDENVER--Two rivers in Colorado and New Mexico hit hardest by toxic waste spilled from a defunct gold mine will remain...

Shots fired at the US consulate in Turkey as wave of attacks kills 9

turkeyattacksISTANBUL/DIYABAKIR--Two women shot at the U.S. consulate in Istanbul on Monday and at least nine people were killed...

Ferguson protests mostly peaceful on anniversary of Brown shooting

fergusonFERGUSON, Missouri--Hundreds of people marched, prayed and observed minutes of silence in Ferguson, Missouri on...

Questions abound in police shooting death of black teen

texaspoliceDALLAS--Texas police on Sunday were trying to figure out what prompted a black teenager to smash his car into an auto...

After Trump and Bush's stumbles, will Fiorina ride to the rescue?

fiorinaCLEVELAND--Donald Trump's caustic confrontation with Fox News Channel presenter Megyn Kelly at Thursday's Republican...

White House shrugs off Schumer's Iran decision

schumerWASHINGTON--The decision by one of the top Democrats in the U.S. Senate to oppose the nuclear deal between Iran and...

Trump won't rule out an independent White House bid at Republican debate

usdebateCLEVELAND--Donald Trump drew boos from the crowd and an attack from a rival at a raucous first Republican...

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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...