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Group to drive W.Va. disabled vets to hospital trips

By – Associated Press – Thursday, December 20, 2018 CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia is resuming a partnership with a nonprofit to drive disabled veterans to VA Hospital medical appointments. Gov. Jim Justice announced in a news release the partnership with the group starting next July for trips to hospitals in Beckley, Clarksburg, Huntington and Martinsburg. The group operated […]

Vladimir Putin welcomes the U.S. decision to withdraw its military from Syria

Vladimir Putin welcomes the U.S. decision to withdraw its military from Syria

By – Associated Press – Thursday, December 20, 2018 MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President is welcoming the U.S. decision to withdraw its military from Syria. Speaking Thursday at his annual news conference, said he agrees with U.S. President Donald Trump who said Wednesday that the defeat of the Islamic State group removes the need for the U.S. military presence in […]

Woman gets 7 years for stealing from dead fiance, his mother

By – Associated Press – Thursday, December 20, 2018 CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) – An Iowa woman has been given seven years in prison for stealing more than $192,000 from her now-dead fiance and his elderly mother. , of Cedar Rapids, was sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Cedar Rapids. She pleaded guilty to fraud and identity theft. Prosecutors […]

Egypt says it killed 8 militants who planned holiday attacks

By – Associated Press – Thursday, December 20, 2018 CAIRO (AP) – says security forces have killed eight militants and detained four more who planned attacks on minority Christians during the upcoming holiday season. In a Thursday statement, the Interior Ministry says the 12 belonged to “Hasm,” which it says is an armed faction of the Muslim Brotherhood, an Islamist […]

Turkey‘s president criticizes US sanctions on Iran

Turkey‘s president criticizes US sanctions on Iran

By – Associated Press – Thursday, December 20, 2018 ANKARA, Turkey (AP) – Turkey’s president has again criticized U.S. sanctions on Iran and vowed to continue to cooperate with Tehran. made the comments on Thursday at a joint news conference with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. says Turkey aims to increase bilateral trade with Iran to $30 billion from the current […]

Man who wounded officer in gunbattle takes plea deal

By – Associated Press – Thursday, December 20, 2018 COLUMBUS, Neb. (AP) – A 25-year-old man who shot a Columbus police officer during a gunbattle has taken a plea deal. The Columbus Telegram reports that pleaded no contest to several charges Wednesday, including assault on an officer. Prosecutors dropped other charges in exchange, including attempted murder. His sentencing is set […]

Woman‘s body found in trash bin; adult grandson arrested

By – Associated Press – Thursday, December 20, 2018 WARREN, Mich. (AP) – A 23-year-old man has been arrested in Ohio after the body of his 68-year-old grandmother was found in a recycling bin in the detached garage of her -area home. Police in Warren found the body late Wednesday night after the woman’s son became concerned when other relatives […]

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