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Public confidence in police at 22-year low

usapoliceWASHINGTON--Confidence in police in the United States has dropped to the lowest level in more than two decades, with just 52 percent of Americans expressing "a great deal" or "quite a lot" of confidence, according to a Gallup poll released on Friday.

The confidence level in police matched the low seen in 1993, when Gallup first began measuring it as a federal civil rights trial got underway...

White suspect arrested in killing of nine at black church

roofCHARLESTON, South Carolina--A white man suspected of shooting nine people dead during Bible study at a historic...

Husband of prison worker tied to escape 'can't stand by her'

mitchellNEW YORK--The husband of a prison worker charged with helping two convicted killers escape from an upstate New York...

Hordes of red crabs wash up on Southern California beaches

crabsSAN DIEGO--Hundreds of thousands of tiny crabs have been washing up on Southern California beaches, marring the sandy...

Tropical Depression Bill soaks Texas, kills woman

AUSTIN, Texas--Tropical Depression Bill drenched large parts of Texas on Wednesday, turning streets into lakes...

Visa system not expected to be on-line before next week

WASHINGTON--The U.S. State Department does not expect to resolve a technical problem affecting travel visas before...

With barbs and bluster, Trump barges into White House race

trumpNEW YORK--Real estate mogul and TV personality Donald Trump barged his way into the 2016 U.S. presidential election...

Facing backlash, Muslims counter with new US advertising campaign

billboardsSACRAMENTO, California--In California's capital city of Sacramento this month, stark black billboards loomed over...

Jeb Bush strikes softer tone at start of White House run

bushMIAMI--Jeb Bush cast himself as a more moderate type of Republican while still holding on to his conservative...

Supreme Court justices refuse to restore North Carolina abortion ultrasound law

abortionWASHINGTON--The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected a bid by the state of North Carolina to revive its law...

Clinton pitches to working Americans at presidential campaign rally

hillaryNEW YORK--Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton promised on Saturday to fight for a fairer society for ordinary...

US will store heavy arms in Baltic, Eastern Europe

WASHINGTON--The United States plans to store heavy military equipment in the Baltics and Eastern European nations to...

Obama quest for fast-track trade bill on ice in US House

obamaWASHINGTON--A raging battle over President Barack Obama's request for "fast-track" authority central to improving...

US court blocks immediate release of last of Louisiana's Angola Three

inmateLOUISIANA--A U.S. appeals court on Friday granted Louisiana's request to block the immediate release of the last of...

Manhunt for two New York prison escapees focuses on nearby woods

manhuntNEW YORK--Hundreds of law enforcement agents hunting for two upstate New York prison escapees focused their search on...

Florida brothers sentenced for plot to detonate bomb

floridaMIAMI--Two Florida brothers, one of whom said he bicycled around New York City to scope out targets, were sentenced...

Obama orders more troops to Iraq to guide fightback against Islamic State

trainWASHINGTON-- President Barack Obama on Wednesday ordered the deployment of 450 more U.S. troops to Iraq's Sunni...

Transgender physician breaks barrier in Pennsylvania capital

drHARRISBURG, Pa.- - Dr. Rachel Levine, a transgender woman confirmed on Tuesday as Pennsylvania's physician-general...

Police question woman who worked at prison

prisonNEW YORK--Authorities hunting for two convicted murderers who staged a brash prison break in upstate New York were...

US Supreme Court backs Obama, invalidates Jerusalem passport law

supremecourtWASHINGTON--The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday struck down a law that would let American citizens born in Jerusalem...

Murderers who escaped from New York prison may have had help

mattNEW YORK--Two convicted murderers who used power tools to break out of a maximum security New York prison may have...

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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...