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New result boosts ruling party advantage in Venezuela vote

Oct 18, 2017

Venezuela's National Electoral Council has declared a ruling socialist candidate party the victor in a final gubernatorial race

Kentucky to move all new hires to 401(k)-style plan

Oct 18, 2017

Kentucky's Republican leaders say they will close the state's troubled pension system for most new employees, offering them a 401(k)-style plan as they seek to stop the bleeding on one of the country's worst funded public retirement plans

Anti-corruption activist reportedly threatened in Mexico

Oct 18, 2017

A Mexican anti-corruption nonprofit says that a member of its staff has been threatened at gunpoint

Health care plan sponsor says Trump offers encouragement

Oct 18, 2017

A chief sponsor of a bipartisan Senate deal to curb the growth of health insurance premiums said Wednesday President Donald Trump called to offer encouragement, a day after the president spoke favorably of the pact but then reversed course

Israel to keep funding feeding ground for migrating pelicans

Oct 18, 2017

Israel's ministry of agriculture says it will continue funding a pet project to feed thousands of Great White Pelicans who fly annually over the country

Pakistan says fence on Afghan border will reduce attacks

Oct 18, 2017

Pakistan's military says new fencing and guard posts along the border with Afghanistan will help prevent militant attacks, but the stepped-up fortifications have angered Kabul, which does not recognize the frontier as an international border

Talk of 'no deal' Brexit rises as divorce negotiations stall

Oct 18, 2017

As Brexit negotiations between Britain and the European Union stutter and stall, one nagging question looms larger and larger: What if there is no deal?

Gord Downie, lead singer of The Tragically Hip, has died

Oct 18, 2017

Gord Downie, the revered lead singer and songwriter of iconic Canadian rock band The Tragically Hip, has died

Syrian-American musicians raise voices as homeland suffers

Oct 18, 2017

Several Syrian-American musicians are on the road, sharing music and messages about their homeland as war rages on

The Latest: Trump criticizes bipartisan health deal

Oct 18, 2017

President Donald Trump is criticizing a bipartisan Senate deal to curb the growth of insurance premiums