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Peter Szekely

Immigrant portraits in New York art show face down Trump

Mar 23 2019

NEW YORK Immigrant faces captured in life-sized portraits by artist Betsy Ashton look the viewer straight in the eye, as if eager to tell their stories of leaving home to brave new struggles in a strange land.

Pets, livestock among victims of Midwest flooding

Mar 19 2019

The floods that have devastated large swaths of Nebraska and Iowa since late last week left house pets homeless, inflicted an unknown toll on livestock and led to several daring water rescues of animals from dogs to horses.

Blizzard threatens central U.S. with two feet of snow, powerful winds

Mar 12 2019

A late-winter storm this week could dump up to two feet (60 cm) of snow and bring fierce winds to the U.S. Central Plains states, potentially snarling travel and bringing flooding to the Upper Midwest, U.S. forecasters said on Tuesday.

Some 29 Turkish Airlines passengers hurt by turbulence headed to New York

Mar 10 2019

NEW YORK More than two dozen people were injured and at least 10 were taken to a hospital after a Turkish Airlines flight encountered severe turbulence on its approach to New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport on Saturday, officials said. | Video

Florida mayor jailed, 'lucky he's not dead' after allegedly shooting at deputies

Feb 22 2019

The mayor of a Gulf Coast Florida city was lucky to be alive, albeit in jail, on Friday, the day after he fired two shots at sheriff's deputies during a pre-dawn raid at his home, authorities said.

Mississippi man died after beating by sheriff's officers, lawsuit says

Feb 19 2019

The mother of a Mississippi man who died in jail within 24 hours of his arrest on a trespassing charge last year filed a lawsuit on Monday, saying that he was beaten and pepper-sprayed while handcuffed and accusing local jailers of "routinely" using "barbaric measures."

Nuclear, climate threats keep Doomsday Clock close to apocalypse

Jan 24 2019

A renewed nuclear arms race, rising greenhouse gas emissions and the emergence of state-sponsored disinformation campaigns have left the modern world as close to annihilation as it was at the height of the Cold War, atomic scientists said on Thursday.

Monster snowstorm to blanket more than half of United States

Jan 11 2019

NEW YORK/TAOS, N.M. A massive winter storm hit the U.S. Rockies and Plains on Friday then punched east, with snow set to assault a 1,800-mile (1,609 km) corridor through the weekend, creating transportation "havoc" in the middle of the country.

Weekend snowstorm set to hit U.S. Midwest, move eastward

Jan 11 2019

NEW YORK, Jan 11 A massive storm is forecast to move eastward across the United States this weekend, spreading enough snow over a 1,000-mile (1,609 km) swath to slow down travel, while delivering its strongest gut-punch to the country's midsection, AccuWeather said on Friday.

Factbox: High-profile corporate chieftain's divorces

Jan 10 2019

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, the world's richest man, and his wife MacKenzie, who announced on Wednesday that they are divorcing, are the latest of a long line of rich and powerful couples whose marriages came to a public end, often with a hefty price tag.

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