Saturday, November 25, 2017
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American moved to hospital in North Korea

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Seattle

American moved to hospital in North Korea

An American man detained in North Korea for the past nine months has been hospitalized after losing more than 50 pounds, and the need to bring him home is becoming more urgent, his sister said Sunday. Kenneth Bae, 45, a tour operator and Christian missionary, was arrested in November and accused of subversive activities against the government. He was sentenced in May to 15 years hard labor. His sister, Terri Chung, who lives in the Seattle area, said the family recently learned that he has been transferred from the labor camp to a hospital. Her brother suffers from diabetes, an enlarged heart, liver problems and back pain, she said.

Los Angeles

Firefighters gain against 2 wildfires

Hundreds of firefighters maintained the upper hand over two California wildfires Sunday, as officials said they expected fire crews to have both blazes fully contained in a few days. Firefighters kept the Silver fire in Riverside County from growing significantly, a spokeswoman for the state's Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said. In the Angeles National Forest, the Sharp fire was about three-quarters contained, a forest spokesman said.

Elsewhere

Afghanistan: NATO said three of its service members were killed Sunday in eastern Afghanistan but provided no further details.

Philippines: A powerful typhoon made landfall in the northern Philippines today, toppling power lines and dumping heavy rains across mountains, cities and food-growing plains. At least 23 fishermen were missing.

Mexico: The Obama administration said Sunday that it is working with Mexico to bring new charges against drug lord Rafael Caro Quintero, who persuaded a court last week to overturn his 40-year sentence in the kidnap, torture and murder of U.S. drug agent Enrique "Kiki" Camarena in 1985.

Martha's Vineyard, Mass.: President Barack Obama began his Martha's Vineyard vacation in traditional style Sunday, wasting no time in hitting the golf course.

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No. 7 Florida finishes No. 17 Gonzaga in 2OT; No. 1 Duke up next for Gators

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Region football: Plant 13, Lakeland 10

Region football: Plant 13, Lakeland 10

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Region football: Venice 48, Tampa Bay Tech 17

VENICE — Tampa Bay Tech not only had to stop a hot receiver in Friday night’s Class 7A region final against Venice, but a hot running back as well. That proved to be too much.Indians receiver Jaivon Heiligh caught 14 passes for 193 yards and three to...
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Region football: Armwood 31, Ocala Vanguard 17

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Region football: Immokalee 42, Lakewood 14

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State semifinal football: Hollywood Chaminade-Madonna 49, Clearwater Central Catholic 3

State semifinal football: Hollywood Chaminade-Madonna 49, Clearwater Central Catholic 3

CLEARWATER — Stocked with a wealth of Division I-A commits and prepared by a heavy-duty schedule, Hollywood Chaminade-Madonna spent three months building for Friday night’s Class 3A state semifinal game.The Lions played at another level against top-s...
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State semifinal football: Hialeah Champagnat Catholic 38, Cambridge Christian 0

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Lightning attitude under fire after loss to Capitals

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Bucs-Falcons: Tampa Bay Times staff predictions for Sunday’s 1 p.m. game

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Freshman quarterback leads Pitt to 24-14 upset over No. 2 Miami

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PITTSBURGH — Miami spent the better part of 13 months cultivating the nation’s longest winning streak behind a series of comebacks that returned the swagger to "The U" in all of its "Turnover Chain" glory. Sluggish through the first half against Pitt...
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