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Biden, in public and private, tiptoes toward a 2020 run

WASHINGTON — Former Vice-President Joe Biden is tiptoeing toward a potential presidential run in 2020, even broaching the possibility during a recent gathering of longtime foreign policy aides. Huddled in his newly opened office steps from the U.S. Capitol, Biden began a planning meeting for his new diplomacy centre by addressing the elephant in the …

Florida, angry and grieving, takes gun protest to streets

PARKLAND, Fla. — Thousands of angry students, parents, teachers and neighbours of a Florida high school where 17 people were killed demanded Saturday that immediate action be taken on gun-control legislation, insisting they would not relent until their demands were met. The rallies in Fort Lauderdale and St. Petersburg gave a political outlet to the …

Calls for gun control grow louder after Florida shooting

PARKLAND, Fla. — Pressure is growing for tougher gun-control laws after a mass shooting at a Florida high school, with thousands of angry protesters at state rallies demanding immediate action from lawmakers, and more demonstrations planned across the country in the weeks ahead. Organizers behind the Women’s March, an anti-Trump and female empowerment protest, called …

Trump criticizes FBI over handling of shooting suspect tip

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — President Donald Trump lashed out at the FBI Saturday night, saying the agency “missed all of the many signals” sent by the suspect in the Florida school shooting and arguing they are “spending too much time trying to prove Russian collusion with the Trump campaign.” Trump said on Twitter: “This …

‘Unseen’ museum exhibit to depict glow in the dark creatures

NEW YORK — Feel as though you’re in the dark when it comes to the underwater world? New York’s American Museum of Natural History is working on just the solution: a floor-to-ceiling installation depicting creatures that glow. Photographers got a sneak peek on Thursday as one of the centerpieces was installed for an exhibition called …

Tampa Bay History Museum opens new gallery about pirates

TAMPA, Fla. — Is the pirate’s life for you? The Tampa Bay History Museum opens a new gallery Sunday called “Treasure Seekers: Conquistadors, Pirates & Shipwrecks.” The permanent exhibition at the museum in Tampa, Florida, includes a 60-foot replica ship with pirate holograms; an immersive theatre that shows what it was like to be at …

Kurdish doctors report suspected Turkish gas attack in Syria

BEIRUT — Six civilians suffered breathing difficulties and other symptoms indicative of poison gas inhalation after an attack launched by Turkey on the Kurdish-controlled enclave of Afrin, local doctors and Syria’s state-run news agency reported Saturday. Jiwan Mohammed, a doctor at Afrin’s main hospital, said the facility was treating six people who had been poisoned …

To get fish on the dinner table, think of using a pouch

The health benefits of eating fish two or three times a week are well-documented. So, as a mom of four kiddos, I’m always looking for creative ways to add fish into our weekly menu. I love Alaskan cod especially this time of year because it’s in season, it’s loaded with omegas and lean protein, and …

COOKING ON DEADLINE: Slow Cooker Barbecue Beer Beef Stew

Let’s just start by saying that the words beef, beer and barbecue in a recipe title don’t make my husband sad. When browning beef for a stew (whether you’re making it in a slow cooker, or a regular old pot or Dutch oven), it’s less important to get all the sides of the cubes of …

South Korea joins US, Thailand in military landing drill

SATTAHIP, Thailand — Troops from South Korea joined their Thai and U.S counterparts on Saturday in an amphibious vehicle landing drill as part of Southeast Asia’s largest multinational military exercise. The 300 soldiers from South Korea who joined 2,000 U.S. Marines and Thai soldiers in eastern Thailand marked the highest numbers participating from the East …