From The Palm Beach Post

  • Cat found in New Mexico after going missing in Oregon

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) " A cat who has been missing for five years in Portland, Oregon, has been found in Santa Fe, New Mexico.The Santa Fe Animal Shelter announced this week that Sasha the black cat was recently found wandering the streets of New Mexico's capital. Officials said a scan of the cat's microchip revealed that the kitty had traveled more than 1,200 miles (1,931 kilometers) from Oregon.American Airlines offered to fly the cat to Portland, along with a member of the [

  • Son of former German president stabbed to death in Berlin

    BERLIN (AP) " The son of a former German president has been stabbed to death while he was giving a lecture at a hospital in Berlin where he worked as a head physician.Police said they have arrested a 57-year-old man over the death of Fritz von Weizsaecker on Tuesday evening at the Schlosspark-Klinik after a man jumped up from the audience and attacked him. Another man who tried to stop the attack was seriously wounded.Von Weizsaecker died at the scene despite immediate [

  • 7 key questions heading into Wednesday's Democratic debate

    WASHINGTON (AP) " New uncertainty hangs over the Democratic presidential primary as 10 candidates meet on the debate stage once again.No longer is there a clear front-runner. The fight for African American voters is raging. And there are growing concerns that impeachment may become a distraction from the primary. Those issues and more will play out Wednesday night when the Democratic Party's top 10 face off in Atlanta just 75 days before primary voting begins.Seven big [

  • Esper says US providing Vietnam with coast guard ship

    HANOI, Vietnam (AP) " U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper says the United States is providing Vietnam with a surplus American ship for its coast guard.Esper made the announcement during a speech Wednesday at the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam, a government university in Hanoi. He said it would be provided next year, but he gave no details on payment or exact timing.Esper also was meeting in Hanoi with senior Vietnamese government officials. It is his first visit to the country [

  • In Sweden, wanted man found asleep in store's bed department

    STOCKHOLM (AP) " Police in Sweden say a wanted man was found asleep in a bed in a furniture store north of Stockholm.Police spokesman Tobias Ahlen says the staff at the Ikea store in Uppsala on Monday contacted the police after they found the 25-year-old sleeping in the bed department. They were not aware that he was wanted.Ahlen said Wednesday the officers found out that the man had stayed in the warehouse after closing. He was arrested for trespassing, and police then [

  • Zimbabwe police fire tear gas at opposition supporters

    HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) " Zimbabwe police with riot gear fired tear gas and struck people who gathered on Wednesday to hear a speech by the country's top opposition leader.Dozens of people ran and dodged baton blows in the capital, Harare. Officers cordoned off the Movement for Democratic Change party headquarters ahead of Nelson Chamisa's speech and patrolled with water cannons.Public discontent has grown in Zimbabwe with President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who has struggled to fulfil [

  • UK Tories under fire for Twitter name switch during debate

    LONDON (AP) " Britain's Conservative Party has been accused of trying to deceive voters by changing the name of its press office Twitter channel to 'factcheckUK' during Tuesday's night's debate between Prime Minister Boris Johnson and opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn.Twitter says it will take 'decisive corrective action' against similar strategies in the future.Will Moy, chief executive of the London-based fact-checking website Full Fact, told the BBC: 'It was an attempt to [

  • Pope arrives in Thailand to encourage Catholic minority

    BANGKOK (AP) " Pope Francis arrived in Bangkok on Wednesday to begin a tour of Thailand and Japan, part of a mission to boost the morale of those countries' tiny minority Catholic communities and speak about issues of concern including human trafficking and peacemaking.He is expected to highlight his admiration in Thailand for the community's missionary ancestors who brought the faith to this Buddhist nation centuries ago and endured bouts of persecution more recently.Francis' [

  • Malta arrests 'person of interest' in journalist slaying

    VALLETTA, Malta (AP) " Malta authorities on Wednesday arrested a prominent Maltese businessman who appears to be a 'person of interest' in the assassination of a leading investigative reporter.Yorgen Fenech was on a yacht intercepted on a northward course away from Malta by the Maltese military early Wednesday and forced back to port.In remarks to reporters, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat did not directly tie the arrest to the murder of 53-year-old Daphne Caruana Galizia in a [

  • Unpredictable Sondland faces questions about Trump, Ukraine

    WASHINGTON (AP) " Ambassador Gordon Sondland, the most anticipated witness in the impeachment inquiry, is likely to be unpredictable when he faces questions about his evolving accounts of the Trump administration's dealings with Ukraine and a newly revealed summertime phone call with President Donald Trump.Sondland, a wealthy hotelier Trump tapped as his ambassador to the European Union, is more directly entangled than any witness yet in the president's efforts to get Ukraine to [

  • 2 US service members killed in chopper crash in Afghanistan

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) " Two U.S. service members were killed on Wednesday when their helicopter crashed in Afghanistan, the U.S. military said without providing more details.The statement said the cause of the crash is under investigation but that preliminary reports do not indicate it was caused by enemy fire.However, the Taliban promptly claimed to have shot down the helicopter in eastern Logar province, causing many fatalities.Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid [

  • Israel strikes Iranian targets in Syria; 11 reported killed

    JERUSALEM (AP) " The Israeli military said it struck dozens of Iranian targets in Syria on Wednesday, carrying out a 'wide-scale' strike in response to rocket fire on the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights the day before.A Britain-based war monitoring group said the Israeli airstrikes killed 11 people, including seven non-Syrians who are most likely Iranians. Syrian state media only reported that two civilians were killed.The Israeli military said its fighter jets hit multiple [