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Ex-US House Speaker Hastert to plead guilty in hush-money case

hastertCHICAGO--Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert is expected to plead guilty in a hush-money case stemming from allegations of sexual misconduct in a deal with prosecutors that could still force him to serve time in prison.
  The tentative plea agreement, disclosed during a brief hearing in federal court in Chicago on Thursday, would mark a dramatic downfall for someone who once ranked...

Hillary Clinton to 'look hard' at Julian Castro as possible VP pick

hillaryWASHINGTON--Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton won the backing of Housing and Urban Development...

New quest for quiet on New York transport

newyorkquietNEW YORK--A pair of initiatives designed to bring more peace and quiet to taxis, buses and trains moving in and about...

Teen dies after hours-long beating at church family counseling session

churchbeatingNEW YORK--A New York couple was charged with manslaughter in the death of their 19-year-old son after allegedly...

Clinton tacks to left ahead of first debate

clintonLAS VEGAS--Hillary Clinton has veered hard to the left ahead of Tuesday's first Democratic presidential debate...

Bush: Russia should face consequences over Syria

bushPETERBOROUGH, New Hampshire--Republican Jeb Bush vowed on Tuesday to take a more aggressive approach to countering...

Zimbabwe will not charge US dentist for killing Cecil the lion

dentistlionHARARE--Zimbabwe will not charge American dentist Walter Palmer for killing its most prized lion in July because he...

Washington Post says conviction of its reporter is 'contemptible'

convictedWASHINGTON--The Washington Post on Monday denounced the conviction in Iran of the newspaper's U.S.-born Tehran...

Paul Ryan reconsiders US House speaker run

ryanWASHINGTON/JANESVILLE, Wisconsin--A leading Republican congressman with allies on the right wing of the party, Paul...

Student charged with killing one, wounding 3 at Arizona university

stevejonesPHOENIX--An 18-year-old student killed a classmate and wounded three other students when he opened fire during a...

McCarthy quits leadership race, Republicans in chaos

mccarthyWASHINGTON--Republicans in Washington struggled to fill a leadership void on Thursday as the front-runner to take...

Some coastal areas in flooded Carolina facing second deluge

carolinafloodsCOLUMBIA, South Carolina--South Carolina's governor warned on Thursday that several coastal areas were about to be...

Mars rover finds evidence for ancient, long-lived lakes

marsCAPE CANAVERAL, Florida--Three years after landing in a giant Martian crater, NASA's Curiosity rover has found what...

Clinton opposes new Pacific trade agreement in break with Obama

hillaryWASHINGTON--U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said on Wednesday she does not support the...

South Carolina flooding death toll rises to fifteen

carolinafloodsWASHINGTON--South Carolina grappled with the damage wrought by record rainfall, as the death toll from widespread...

Deep seas complicate search for cargo ship lost in Joaquin

searchJACKSONVILLE, Florida--Deep seas will likely hamper efforts to find the sunken U.S. cargo ship lost off the Bahamas...

Supreme Court won't hear major insider trading case

supremecourtWASHINGTON/NEW YORK--The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected a Justice Department bid to restore the insider...

South Carolina hit by torrential rainfall, seven killed in flooding

carolinafloodsCHARLESTON, South Carolina--Torrential rainfall that South Carolina's governor called a once-in-a-millennium downpour...

Top court tackles hot social issues

usacourtWASHINGTON--The nine justices of the U.S. Supreme Court are set to wade into contentious social matters in their new...

Medical charity MSF demands independent probe into strike on Afghan hospital

afghanistanKABUL--Medical aid group Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) on Sunday demanded an independent international inquiry into...

Gunman could have killed more if not for hero student

oregonROSEBURG, Oregon--The gunman who went on a deadly rampage at an Oregon college was heavily armed and equipped with...

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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...