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More than 100 arrested, dozens hurt at Notting Hill Carnival

London (AP) — London police arrested more than 100 people amid sporadic violence Sunday at the annual Notting Hill Carnival, an annual celebration of...

FARC sets permanent cease-fire under Colombia peace deal

Havana (AP) — The commander of Colombia's biggest rebel movement said Sunday its fighters will permanently cease hostilities with the government beginning with the...

Ganges overflows its banks in Indian holy town

Varanasi, India (AP) — As the mighty Ganges River overflowed its banks this past week following heavy monsoon rains, large parts of the Hindu...

Would-be bomber’s explosives fail in Indonesia church

Jakarta, Indonesia (AP) — A would-be suicide bomber's explosives failed to detonate in a packed church in western Indonesia during Sunday Mass, and he...

Italy probes whether negligence played role in quake toll

Amatrice, Italy (AP) — Italian authorities are vowing to investigate whether negligence or fraud in adhering to building codes played a role in the...

Heart to Heart with Hillary

In defense of the side-liners

Dear Hillary We had a highly efficient hard working manager of our condo building. She would be at paperwork nights and overtime on weekends. She...

Home grown cunning linguist

Hillary, Did you know Hillary, the first name of your favorite beverage translates to “Widow”? Don Dear Don, So you are good at French are you, Don? Yes,...

Inveterate liar

Dear Hillary, I examined my wine room and discovered 89 bottles of Veuve Clicquot! Don (again) Dear Don (again), If I didn’t know you were an inveterate liar,...

Get your diamonds here girls

Dear Hillary, You were asked where to buy diamonds - Yes Hatton Garden in London... Definitely NOT Thailand. Chris Dear Chris, Thank you for the timely advice,...

Mail Bag

Queen still on top

Editor; Re: Queen + Adam Lambert set for Thailand debut (PM August 19, 2016) - Queen is still at the top of their game &...

Not in the best interest

Editor Re: Pattaya gets OK to demolish Big Buddha Hill shrine (PM August 12, 2016) - Very unfortunate! This is the Chinese inspired shrine downhill...

Best collaboration ever witnessed

Editor; Re: Queen + Adam Lambert set for Thailand debut (PM August 19, 2016) - This is the best collaboration I have witnessed. Freddie is...

Tunnels are an easier sell

Editor; Re: More money is always better (PM Mailbag August 19, 2016) - Tunnels are always an easier sell because they do not disturb the...

Sports

Australia win 3rd ODI vs. Sri Lanka, lead series 2-1

Dambulla, Sri Lanka (AP) — George Bailey hit 70 and shared two crucial partnerships to help Australia beat Sri Lanka by two wickets in...

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Oregon man finds portable toilet filled with pot

Rogue River, Ore. (AP) - Police in the southern Oregon community of Rogue River say a man walking through a park discovered a portable...

‘Pokemon Go’ player finds $2,000 at Pokestop in New Jersey

Hackettstown, N.J. (AP) - A “Pokemon Go” player has found $2,000 in cash at a Pokestop in New Jersey. Hackettstown police say the player...