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Gunman kills 9 at Oregon college

shootingROSEBURG, Oregon--A gunman opened fire at a community college in southwest Oregon on Thursday, killing nine people and wounding seven others before police shot him to death, authorities said, in the latest mass killing to rock an American campus.
  Governor Kate Brown said the suspect was a 20-year-old man who was slain in an exchange of gunfire with police in Snyder Hall at Umpqua...

Oregon becomes third US state to allow recreational marijuana

marijuanaPORTLAND, Oregon--Marijuana sales for recreational use began in Oregon on Thursday as it joined Washington state and...

1 dies in flooding as storms threaten to move up East Coast

floodRALEIGH, N.C.—One person died Thursday as heavy flooding submerged cars
and closed streets in South Carolina...

Georgia executes a woman for the first time in 70 years

executionATLANTA--The first woman executed in Georgia in 70 years cried and sang "Amazing Grace" before she died early...

Republicans, Planned Parenthood square off in Congress

parenthoodWASHINGTON--U.S. congressional Republicans on Tuesday challenged Planned Parenthood's eligibility for federal funds...

Obama and Castro meet as they work on thawing ties

obamacastroUNITED NATIONS--U.S. President Barack Obama shook hands with Cuban President Raul Castro at the United Nations on...

Trump plan cuts corporate taxes, promises sweeping reform of code

trumpNEW YORK--Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump on Monday unveiled sweeping proposals to simplify the tax...

Obama, Putin clash over working with Assad

obamaputinUNITED NATIONS--The United States said on Monday it was willing to cooperate with Russia, as well as Iran, to try to...

Countries pledge 40,000 UN peacekeepers at UN summit

obamaUNITED NATIONS--U.S. President Barack Obama announced on Monday more than 50 countries have pledged some 40,000...

God weeps, pope says, after meeting clergy sex abuse victims

popePHILADELPHIA--Pope Francis confronted the sexual abuse of children by Roman Catholic clergy on the final day of his...

Obama announces "understanding" with Xi on cyber theft but remains wary

usachinaWASHINGTON--President Barack Obama announced on Friday that he had reached a "common understanding" with Chinese...

Under pressure from the right, House Speaker Boehner quits

boehnerWASHINGTON--U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner will leave Congress at the end of October after...

Addressing Congress, pope urges US to end hostility toward immigrants

popeWASHINGTON--Pope Francis beseeched Americans to end hostility toward immigrants in a historic speech before the U.S...

Pope lauds Obama on climate change and canonizes controversial missionary

popeWASHINGTON--Pope Francis on Wednesday urged the United States to help tackle climate change and touched on other...

Pope starts his US trip with modesty, tone of conciliation

popeWASHINGTON--Pope Francis launched his first visit to the United States with a characteristic gesture of humility on...

Republican Walker exits 2016 US presidential race

walkerWASHINGTON/NEW YORK--Republican Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin abruptly pulled out of the 2016 U.S. presidential...

Pentagon promotes Lean In to boost women in leadership

page21aWASHINGTON--U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter, keen to expand the number of women and minorities in military...

Kerry says US ready to take more refugees

kerryBERLIN--The United States will increase the number of refugees it takes in by 15,000 over each of the next two years...

Carson says Muslims unfit to be president

carsonWASHINGTON--Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson said on Sunday that Muslims were unfit to be president of...

In distant war zones, unusual non-profit aids US troops

boko_haramDIFFA, Niger--The non-profit group Spirit of America has spent $75,000 in Niger, funding projects such as veterinary...

Democratic donors call on Biden to challenge Clinton

bidenNEW YORK/WASHINGTON--A group of prominent Democratic Party fundraisers on Friday began circulating a letter to...

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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...