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Northern California wildfires rage on as temperatures rise

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 08:46
FRESNO, California (AP) — High temperatures are expected Tuesday as crews struggle to make headway against a wildfire threatening about 450 homes and other buildings in the rugged foothills of Central California, fire officials said.

US jail to release more Sandra Bland footage before her death

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 08:26
HEMPSTEAD, Texas (AP) — Texas authorities say they will release more video of Sandra Bland during her three days in jail.

TEF to spend J$80m on police vehicles

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 08:06
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Minister of Tourism and Entertainment Dr Wykeham McNeill, through the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF), will hand over 10 new vehicles to the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) on Wednesday.

Police-military operation in St James turns deadly

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 07:56
ST JAMES, Jamaica – Two people were reportedly shot dead during a joint police-military operation in Anchovy, St James this morning.

US ATM workers forget bag of cash, man drives off with $150K

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 07:53
MAHWAH, NJ (AP) — Police say a man drove off with a bag containing US $150,000 in cash after two employees who were replenishing ATMs mistakenly left it on a lawn in northern New Jersey.

Michel Platini will run for FIFA president

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 07:24
GENEVA (AP) — Michel Platini will run for FIFA president and plans to announce his intentions this week.

Gov’t rejects some aspects of US report on human trafficking

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 07:15
KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Government says it rejects some aspects of the ‘2015 Trafficking in Persons Report of the United States State Department’, which was released on Monday. 

Third gun attack in Denham Town within 36 hours

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 06:38
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Reports are emerging that another shooting took place in Denham Town, Kingston a short while ago.

UPDATE: Elderly man returns home after going missing from KPH

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 06:08
KINGSTON, Jamaica – An elderly man who reportedly went missing from the Kingston Public Hospital yesterday afternoon has returned home.

Greece advances in loan talks, under fire for euro exit plan 

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 05:58
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece pushed ahead with talks on a new rescue loan Tuesday, but its government came under increasing pressure over claims it had a top-secret plan to prepare for a euro exit that involved accessing citizens' personal tax data.

Obama warns African leaders who refuse to step down

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 05:43
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AFP) – Barack Obama on Tuesday condemned African leaders who refuse to give up power and urged the continent to end "the cancer of corruption", in the first ever address to the African Union by a US president.

UPDATE: Man dead, another injured after gun attack in West Kingston 

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 05:17
KINGSTON, Jamaica – The police have confirmed the death of a man following a gun attack in the Kingston Western Police Division last night.

‘Fugitive’ Jack wants judicial review

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 05:00
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (Trinidad Express) – Citing political bias, corruption accused Jack Warner has instructed his attorneys to seek judicial review of his extradition proceedings.

Elderly man missing from KPH

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 04:42
KINGSTON, Jamaica – The police are looking for an elderly man who went missing from the Kingston Public Hospital yesterday.

UK priest who fled after fleecing flock jailed in England 

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 04:30
LONDON (AP) — A British judge has jailed a runaway priest for two years and eight months for pocketing church funds.

Mexico national football team coach allegedly hits TV journalist 

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 04:12
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The coach of Mexico's national football team is known for his histrionic displays of emotion during games.

Man shoots 3 bus passengers in Westmoreland

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 04:02
WESTMORELAND, Jamaica – The police have arrested a man who was allegedly involved in yesterday’s triple shooting on Haddo main road in Whithorn, Westmoreland.

Online prayer for the day

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 03:00
Jesus, Prince of all Heavenly truths, Your Words are carved for eternity! You have commanded the virtue of honesty, It is the power against all deceptions. Direct YourSpirit of honesty upon me, That my soul may always remain stainless. Guide my daily thoughts, words and actions, To join those living by the Spirit of truth. For honesty yieldsharmony and loyalty, Enriching all human relationships. By the power of Your Spirit that flourishes, Honesty will prevail in this world!

This Day in History — July 28

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 22:24
Today is the 209th day of 2015. There are 156 days left in the year.

No amnesty for self-confessed death squad member

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 22:00
GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) -- Guyan's Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan yesterday dismissed suggestions of a deal being reached with self-confessed death squad member Sean Hinds.