Showing latest news headlines from the Chippewa Herald newspaper
New parties to play key role after Spanish local elections - Chippewa Herald
MADRID (AP) — Two new parties look set to hold the keys to power in many Spanish cities and regions following local elections that dealt a serious blow to the governing conservative Popular Party. The Popular Party was the most voted group with 27 ...
Japan trade gap returns to deficit in April, more red ahead - Chippewa Herald
TOKYO (AP) — Japan posted a trade deficit in April following a single-month's surplus in March, and economists said shortfalls were likely to persist given the weakness of the yen. The 53.4 billion yen ($439.6 million) deficit in April for the world's ...
Actress, comedian Anne Meara, nominated for 4 Emmys, dies - Chippewa Herald
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Anne Meara, the loopy, lovable comedian who launched a standup career with husband Jerry Stiller in the 1950s and found success as an actress in films, on TV and the stage, has died. Jerry Stiller and son Ben Stiller say Meara died ...
Apparent winner in Polish election sends message of unity - Chippewa Herald
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's apparent president-elect, Andrzej Duda, began the day after the election meeting with passers-by in front of a subway station in central Warsaw and announcing that he will formally leave his Law and Justice party.
Rolling Stones kick off 'Zip Code' stadium tour in San Diego - Chippewa Herald
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Rolling Stones launched their "Zip Code" North American tour in San Diego Sunday with more than two hours of music. In front of a sold-out crowd at Petco Park, the stalwart foursome rocked hit after hit from their 50-year catalog.
Nigerian senator-elect to fight US extradition, drug charges - Chippewa Herald
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian drug agents say a newly elected senator will appear in court to fight his extradition to the U.S. on 20-year-old drug charges. The case is related to the TV hit "Orange is the New Black." Senator-elect Buruji Kashamu, 56 ...
Turkmenistan unveils golden statue of president - Chippewa Herald
ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan (AP) — The isolated energy-rich Central Asian nation of Turkmenistan has unveiled a gold-leafed statue of the president in a gesture intended to burnish the leader's burgeoning cult of personality. The 21-meter monument presented ...
Afghan official says suicide bombing kills 1 in south - Chippewa Herald
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says a suicide truck bombing has killed one person and wounded more than 40 in the capital of the southern province of Zabul. Mirwais Noorzai, Zabul's police chief, said Monday that the attack took place at ...
Skimpy insurance seen by Democrats as next health care issue - Chippewa Herald
WASHINGTON (AP) — A different health care issue has emerged for Democrats, in sync with the party's pitch to workers and middle-class voters ahead of next year's elections. It's not the uninsured, but rather the problem of high out-of-pocket costs for ...
Perry seeks to win over Iowa with frequent visits - Chippewa Herald
LE MARS, Iowa (AP) — Rick Perry's early, hands-on approach in Iowa contrasts with the 2016 presidential prospect's failed bid four years ago, when he entered the race relatively late and stumbled in the debates. The former Texas governor says he has more ...
Defense chief's criticism of Iraqis raises policy questions - Chippewa Herald
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Islamic State group's takeover of the Iraqi provincial capital Ramadi has prompted criticism from Defense Secretary Ash Carter and raised new questions about the Obama administration's strategy to defeat the extremist group.
Turkish minister defends spending on posh cars as 'peanuts' - Chippewa Herald
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's finance minister has come under criticism for defending government spending of $1.3 billion on luxury cars and other vehicles for officials as "peanuts." Mehmet Simsek made the remark last week as he tried to justify a move ...
UK airport expansion threatens to take out entire villages - Chippewa Herald
LONDON (AP) — With its classic red phone booth, pub, and medieval church, Harmondsworth's center looks quintessentially British. But the search for a twee English village isn't what brings millions of people within a stone's throw of its boundaries.
Some Native Hawaiians disapprove of 'Aloha' movie title - Chippewa Herald
HONOLULU (AP) — Some Native Hawaiians disapprove of the name of a movie filmed and set in Hawaii, saying that titling it "Aloha" is a disrespectful misappropriation of culture and simplifies a word that's rich with meaning. The Cameron Crowe film ...
The Latest on weather: More rain in store for Memorial Day - Chippewa Herald
A line of storms stretching from the Gulf of Mexico to the Great Lakes dumped record rainfall on parts of Texas, Oklahoma and other Plains and Midwest states. The weekend storms spawned a tornado that damaged a Houston apartment complex and caused major ...