Turkmenistan to open vet clinic despite harsh animal views

The president of Turkmenistan, a country criticized for allegedly exterminating stray dogs and cats, has ordered the establishment of a national veterinary clinic for domestic animals

DATE: Feb. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Associated press

Reform, once avoided, now embraced in Chicago mayor's race

Once a dirty word in Chicago, 'reform' is now on the lips of the city's 14 mayoral candidates

DATE: Feb. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Associated press

Lawmakers: US budget measure includes $50M for Amtrak route

Lawmakers say a federal budget compromise approved by Congress and signed by President Donald Trump provides $50 million of additional federal funding to maintain Amtrak rail passenger service through New Mexico, Colorado and Kansas

DATE: Feb. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Associated press

Westmoreland can scrap health care, contract to sell mine

A bankruptcy judge says Westmoreland Coal Co. can eliminate health care for retirees and its union contract to sell a southwestern Wyoming mine to a Virginia businessman

DATE: Feb. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Associated press

NBA, FIBA announce plans for pro league in Africa

The NBA and FIBA are bringing a pro league to Africa, set to begin play in January

DATE: Feb. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Associated press

Kenya recalls ambassador to Somalia over water rights clash

A top Kenyan official says the country has recalled its ambassador to Somalia and told the Somali ambassador to leave over an alleged land grab by Somalia

DATE: Feb. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Associated press

The Latest: Police: Aurora attacker shouldn't have owned gun

Police say the fired worker who killed five people at a warehouse in Aurora, Illinois, was able to buy the gun he used because an initial background check didn't catch that he had a prior felony conviction in Mississippi

DATE: Feb. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Associated press

US military planes head for Venezuela with aid

The U.S. Air Force has begun flying tons of aid to a Colombian town on the Venezuelan border as part of an effort meant to undermine socialist President Nicolas Maduro

DATE: Feb. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Associated press

Hezbollah leader blasts Trump over fight against IS

The leader of Lebanon's militant Hezbollah group is blasting President Donald Trump for his expected declaration of victory against the Islamic State group in Syria

DATE: Feb. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Associated press

Catalan separatists march to proclaim innocence of leaders

Thousands of Catalan separatists are marching in Barcelona to proclaim the innocence of 12 of their leaders who are on trial for their role in a failed 2017 secession bid

DATE: Feb. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Associated press

Danish woman nominated to head UN Environment Program

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says he intends to appoint Inger Andersen of Denmark as the new Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Program, which is based in Nairobi, Kenya

DATE: Feb. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Associated press

North Macedonia police break up migrant smugglers ring

Police in North Macedonia say they've broken up a criminal ring of migrant smugglers and filed charges against 21 people, including a police officer, for illegal trafficking

DATE: Feb. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Associated press

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