News archive from 6 October 2016, page 18

German government seeks to encourage equal pay for women

BERLIN –  Germany's governing coalition has agreed on new rules meant to help ensure that men and women receive equal pay for doing equivalent work. Thomas Oppermann, the parliamentary caucus leader of the junior governing Social Democrats, said...

 

Likely new UN secretary-general sees 'huge challenges' ahead

LISBON, Portugal –  The probable next U.N. secretary-general says he faces "huge challenges" and hopes to see unity and consensus during his expected term at the international body. Antonio Guterres praised the U.N. Security Council for its...

 
How one German town is teaching refugees about sex, flirting with local women

How one German town is teaching refugees about sex, flirting with local women

Among European countries, Germany has taken in the most refugees in the current crisis. Hundreds of thousands of these refugees are young, single men — far from home, and seeking the things young men typically seek. Sexual violence has been a...

 
Matthew hammers island nations, may batter Florida today

Matthew hammers island nations, may batter Florida today

Hundreds of thousands of Americans living in southeastern coastal communities are running for cover as Hurricane Matthew roars toward the Sunshine State and triggers large-scale evacuations as officials and residents brace for what may be the first...

 
Hurricane Matthew closes in on Florida with 140 mph winds

Hurricane Matthew closes in on Florida with 140 mph winds

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A strengthening Hurricane Matthew steamed toward Florida with winds of 140 mph Thursday as hundreds of thousands of people across the Southeast boarded up their homes and fled inland to escape the most powerful storm to threaten...

 
Church restoration a throwback to days of Kennedy wedding

Church restoration a throwback to days of Kennedy wedding

NEWPORT, R.I. — The church where John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Bouvier got married is being restored to the appearance it had when they wed in 1953. St. Mary's Church in Newport was the site of the wedding on Sept. 12, 1953, when Kennedy was a...

 

NSA contractor arrested for allegedly stealing classified material

A National Security Agency contractor has been arrested for allegedly stealing classified material, an assistant attorney general said at a cybersecurity conference at MIT, in a chilling case that resembles the infamous Edward Snowden hack. “We have...

 
The Latest: Florida gov.: 'Evacuate, evacuate, evacuate.'

The Latest: Florida gov.: 'Evacuate, evacuate, evacuate.'

MIAMI — The Latest on Hurricane Matthew and Tropical Storm Nicole (all times local): 11:30 a.m. Gov. Rick Scott is warning Florida residents living in evacuation zones to "get out." Scott was in Stuart on Thursday afternoon to address...

 

Hurricane Matthew reaches Category 4 strength

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Hurricane Matthew returned to Category 4 strength Thursday morning and could be producing “extremely dangerous” sustained winds of 145 mph by the time it approaches South Florida later Thursday, the National Hurricane Center...

 

LA sheriff's sergeant killed answering burglary call

LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles County sheriff's sergeant was fatally shot while answering a burglary report and the suspected gunman was arrested after commandeering his patrol car, ramming a second police vehicle, then hiding in a home as two teenagers...

 

After crash, railroad wants 2 in cabs at some stations

NEWARK, N.J. — New Jersey Transit implemented a new rule Thursday for pulling into two of its stations a week after one of its commuter trains crashed into a terminal, killing a woman on the platform and injuring more than 100 others. The conductor...

 
Sean Hannity says Fox colleague Megyn Kelly backs Clinton

Sean Hannity says Fox colleague Megyn Kelly backs Clinton

NEW YORK — Sean Hannity has hurled what many of his Fox News Channel viewers would consider an insult at colleague Megyn Kelly: He accused her of being a Hillary Clinton supporter. Hannity reacted by Twitter on Wednesday night after Kelly had a...

 
Maryland: guards, inmates accused of prison smuggling scheme

Maryland: guards, inmates accused of prison smuggling scheme

BALTIMORE — A tip from a prison guard has yielded the single largest federal case in Maryland's history: 80 people including corrections officers, inmates and "outside facilitators" have been charged with orchestrating a vast contraband...

 

Wells Fargo grateful woman returned excess cash ATM spit out

GLENOLDEN, Pa. — Wells Fargo says a Pennsylvania woman did the right thing when an automatic teller machine spit out hundreds of dollars that weren't hers: She returned the money. Kristina Edwards tells the Delaware County Daily Times...

 
The Latest: Thousands in Florida shelters set up in schools

The Latest: Thousands in Florida shelters set up in schools

MIAMI — The Latest on Hurricane Matthew and Tropical Storm Nicole (all times local): 6:30 a.m. Officials say some 3,000 people have already checked into shelters in Florida ahead of Hurricane Matthew's approach. According to the Florida Division of...

 

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