Neville Marriner, who led renowned Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, dies at 92

By Tim Page, Washington Post on Oct. 02, 2016, at 12:58 p.m.
Neville Marriner, the British violinist-turned-conductor who founded the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields and built it into one of the most popular and widely recorded chamber orchestras in the world, died Oct. 2. He was 92.
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte gestures while delivering a speech before female police officers during a gathering in Davo City, Philippines, Sept. 30, 2016.

Philippines president who likened his war on drugs to the Holocaust apologizes to Jewish community

By Reuters on Oct. 02, 2016, at 9:14 a.m.
“I would like to make it now, here and now, that there was never an intention on my part to derogate the memory of the six million Jews murdered,” President Rodrigo Duterte said.

Caribbean braces for hit from fierce Hurricane Matthew

By Makini Brice and Gabriel Stargardter, Reuters on Oct. 01, 2016, at 9:34 a.m.
With winds reaching 155 mph, forecasters said the storm was still powerful enough to wreck homes.

World leaders gather as former Israeli President Shimon Peres is laid to rest

By Joshua Mitnick, Los Angeles Times on Oct. 01, 2016, at 9:22 a.m.

Philippines’ Duterte likens himself to Hitler, wants to kill millions of drug users

By Karen Lema and Manuel Mogato, Reuters on Oct. 01, 2016, at 9:21 a.m.
The end of the state’s 27 Healthy Maine Partnerships comes as the Maine Department of Health and Human Services changes the way it handles substance use, tobacco and chronic disease prevention, but with little public explanation of the changes it’s making.

Maine dissolves 27 local public health groups with little explanation

By Adanya Lustig, Matthew Stone and Rosie Hughes on Sept. 30, 2016, at 4 p.m.
The LePage administration is undoing a structure created after years of statewide discussion and planning.

Archaeologists discover pre-Columbian tombs in Guatemala

By Reuters on Sept. 29, 2016, at 7:32 a.m.
Archaeologists told reporters the findings were important because one of the tombs — dating to between 650 and 700 A.D. — could be that of a ruler.

The world mourns Shimon Peres as Israel considers his legacy

By William Booth and Ruth Eglash, The Washington Post on Sept. 28, 2016, at 9:27 p.m.

US to send more troops to Iraq ahead of Mosul battle

By Stephen Kalin and Yeganeh Torbati, Reuters on Sept. 28, 2016, at 3:58 p.m.
The United States will send around 600 new troops to Iraq to assist local forces in the battle to retake Mosul from Islamic State that is expected later this year, U.S. and Iraqi officials said on Wednesday.

Former Israeli president Shimon Peres dies at 93

By Reuters on Sept. 28, 2016, at 6:31 a.m.
Former Israeli president and elder statesman Shimon Peres died in Tel Aviv on Wednesday at age 93, according to media reports late Tuesday night.

Hubble spots evidence of water plumes on Jupiter’s moon Europa

By Irene Klotz, Reuters on Sept. 26, 2016, at 3:49 p.m.
Astronomers on Monday said they have spotted evidence of water vapor plumes rising from Jupiter’s moon Europa, a finding that might make it easier to learn whether life exists in the warm, salty ocean hidden beneath its icy surface.
Dr. William Balch talks about some of the equipment used in a mobile lab that was built inside a shipping container.

Behind the stunning White Cliffs of Dover, scientists unlock a mystery of algae

By Ben Guarino, Washington Post on Sept. 20, 2016, at 1:12 p.m.
What has long been known is that the cliffs’ chalk is made up of pulverized shells. Not any old seashell, though, will do — the mineral dust once belonged to a single-celled plant known as a coccolithophore.

Airstrikes hit aid convoy as Syria says cease-fire over

By Tom Perry and John Davison, Reuters on Sept. 20, 2016, at 6:17 a.m.
An aid convoy was hit in Aleppo province, the United Nations said on Monday, as the Syrian military declared that a weeklong cease-fire was over.
Former Israeli President Shimon Peres delivers a statement to the media as he is discharged from a hospital near Tel Aviv, Jan. 19, 2016.

Israel’s Peres in medically induced coma after major stroke

By Ari Rabinovitch, Reuters on Sept. 14, 2016, at 6:28 a.m.
Israeli elder statesman and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shimon Peres suffered a stroke on Tuesday and was put in a medically induced coma, hospital officials said.

UN Security Council condemns N. Korea’s latest missile launches

By Rodrigo Campos, Reuters on Sept. 07, 2016, at 6:28 a.m.
The U.N. Security Council strongly on Tuesday condemned North Korea’s latest ballistic missile launches, saying they contributed to Pyongyang’s development of nuclear weapons capability.

Kaine, Trump spar over who most able to handle Russia

By Steve Holland and Amanda Becker, Reuters on Sept. 07, 2016, at 6:28 a.m.
Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine and Donald Trump on Tuesday traded barbs over Russia, with Kaine accusing the Republican nominee of encouraging espionage and Trump saying that Russian President Vladimir Putin “laughs” at Hillary Clinton, the Democratic nominee.

EU ruling on lobster ban due out this coming week

By Sean Horgan, Gloucester Daily Times on Sept. 05, 2016, at 8:33 p.m.

Blasts kill dozens in Syria as US-Russia truce talks make little progress

By Lisa Barrington and Roberta Rampton, Reuters on Sept. 05, 2016, at 8:26 a.m.
Explosions in government-controlled areas of Syria and a province held by Kurdish militia killed dozens on Monday, while the United States and Russia failed to make concrete progress towards a ceasefire.
A tapestry depicting Mother Teresa is seen in Saint Peter's Basilica in the Vatican, Sept. 4, 2016.

Pope proclaims ‘dispenser of mercy’ Mother Teresa a saint

By Isla Binnie, Reuters on Sept. 04, 2016, at 3:29 p.m.
A Nobel peace laureate, her legacy complements Pope Francis’s vision of a humble church that strives to serve the poor, and the festivities in her honor are a highlight of his Holy Year of Mercy.
Demonstrators hold placards during a protest against the visit of U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, at the Angel of Independence monument in Mexico City, Mexico, Aug. 31.

Mexico contradicts Trump on paying for border wall, clouding visit

By Christine Murray, Ana Isabel Martinez and Dave Graham, Reuters on Aug. 31, 2016, at 4:23 p.m.
Mexican opposition politicians attacked Pena Nieto for hosting Trump.