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NTSB chairman Robert Sumwalt later told a press conference that it was "one of the biggest losses of life we've seen", adding that it was the " most deadly transportation accident since February 2009". Factory-built limousines must meet stringent safety regulations. But luxury cars that have been converted to limos like the one in Saturday's crash often lack certain safety components, such as side-impact airbags , reinforced rollover protection bars and accessible emergency exits.
  • Palestinian shoots 3 Israelis in West Bank attack

    Palestinian shoots 3 Israelis in West Bank attack

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    Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said the Israeli army and police are searching for the shooter. "Our security forces are chasing after the despicable murderer", Netanyahu wrote on Twitter. The army called the shooting a "terrorist attack", adding however that other unspecified factors were involved. Moshe Lev-Ran, an export manager at a company whose factory is located next to the scene of the attack, said he doubted the official account.
  • Barbara Bush Wore Her Late Grandmother's Bracelet During Wedding Ceremony

    Barbara Bush Wore Her Late Grandmother's Bracelet During Wedding Ceremony

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    Barbara's aunt, Dorothy Bush Koch, served as officiant of the wedding. Barbara Bush and Craig Coyne at their wedding in Kennebunkport, Maine . The addition to the family comes after a year of loss for the Bushes. Hager attended the ceremony with the special duty of matron of honor, alongside her two daughters, Margaret, 5, and Poppy , 3, who served as flower girls with Coyne's niece, Emma, 5.
  • Tropical Storm Michael could become Category 3 hurricane

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    The U.S. National Hurricane Center on Sunday upgraded Tropical Depression Michael to a named tropical storm, saying Michael earlier had winds of up to 85 kph. It is expected to become a hurricane by Tuesday. Areas to the east of where the storm center tracks will experience the greatest storm surge , and flooding will be worst around the high tides.
  • N Korea 'ready' to let inspectors into missile sites

    N Korea 'ready' to let inspectors into missile sites

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    DPRK is the acronym for the North's official name, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. Since Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un met in Singapore in June, US-North Korea relations have stalled. Mr Pompeo said he wanted "a fully coordinated, unified view of how to proceed, which will be what is needed if we are going to be successful in denuclearising North Korea".
  • European Union negotiators say Brexit deal very close but details missing

    European Union negotiators say Brexit deal very close but details missing

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    Tusk urged May to put a round of angry rhetoric behind and get down to sealing an agreement that would preserve peace in Ireland and open the way to a post-Brexit relationship he called " Canada plus plus plus" - combining free trade deal like the one agreed with Canada with close security, global affairs, research and other cooperation.
  • Haiti hit with 5.9 magnitude earthquake

    Haiti hit with 5.9 magnitude earthquake

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    Haiti's civil protection agency said at least eight people died in the coastal city of Port-de-Paix and three people died in the nearby community of Gros-Morne in Artibonite province. Port-de-Paix and the northern island of Tortuga, were also among the areas worse hit. There was no tsunami warning in effect following the quake, which was felt across the country, the Haitian civil protection agency said.
  • Killed When Limousine Crashes Into Crowd Outside Upstate Country Store

    Killed When Limousine Crashes Into Crowd Outside Upstate Country Store

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    Everyone inside the limousine, including the driver, died in the crash, and all those killed Saturday were adults, police added. Another young couple, Erin and Shane McGowan , who were just married in June, also died, along with brothers Rich and Axel Steenburg and Axel's wife, Amy , who also got married this summer, according to DailyMail .
  • Elections: PDP Announces Atiku Abubakar As Presidential Candidate

    Elections: PDP Announces Atiku Abubakar As Presidential Candidate

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    The reason for the meetings is due to the controversies that have trailed the party's governorship and senatorial primaries in some states such as Zamfara, Ondo, Kaduna and Ogun. "On behalf of all of us, we congratulate you". Even though they lost the presidential ticker to the former Vice President, all four men have resolved to remain in the PDP and worked for its success in the 2019 general election.
  • Susan Collins will vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court

    Susan Collins will vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court

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    President, I will vote to confirm Judge Kavanaugh". Lawmakers might vote differently on the climactic confirmation roll call, and Collins told reporters that she wouldn't rule out doing so. Joe Manchin (D-WV) will vote, however, he did vote to move the process forward during the cloture vote Friday morning as did Collins. A final vote on Judge Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the U.S.
  • Senate set to vote on Kavanaugh confirmation Saturday

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    Jeff Flake after arriving to find the Arizona Republican's office locked Friday. Senators could still change their support in the coming day, but continued support from Collins, Flake and Manchin would push Kavanaugh's confirmation through.
  • Melania Trump loses footing with elephant, but not with kids

    Melania Trump loses footing with elephant, but not with kids

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    Agency for global Development (USAID), but President Trump has proposed cutting its budget by 30 percent the past two years. Trump also had tea with Ghana's first lady, Rebecca Akufo-Addo, at the presidential palace. "I was heartened to spend time with the students". The first lady looks like she's having the time of her life on her trip to Africa . She was seen walking up the orphanage path holding hands with two children and led the other children sang as they marched and danced ...
  • Post prints empty column for Saudi writer missing in Turkey

    Post prints empty column for Saudi writer missing in Turkey

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    Turkish presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin told reporters on Wednesday that the journalist was still inside the building - directly contradicting the Saudi government, which said he left the premises. It called on Turkey to deepen its investigation into the case. As per the rules in some embassies and consulates, he was also required to surrender his mobile phone.
  • China confirms detention of missing Interpol chief

    China confirms detention of missing Interpol chief

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    The Lyon-based worldwide police agency said on Saturday it has used law enforcement channels to inquire with China about Meng's status. The president of Interpol, who reportedly signalled to his wife he was in danger before being reported missing, is under investigation, China has said.