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China broadcasts spacecraft pictures from moon's far side

BEIJING (AP) " China on Friday broadcast pictures taken by its rover and lander on the moon's far side, in what its space program hailed as another triumph for the groundbreaking mission to the less-understood sector of the lunar surface.The pictures on state broadcaster CCTV showed the Jade Rabbit...

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Snow in the Balkans disrupts traffic, closes down schools

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) " Heavy snowfall this week in the Balkans has closed down schools, left some remote villages cut off and disrupted traffic and power supplies in many areas in the region.Serbia's state TV said Friday that four municipalities in the southwest of the country have introduced...

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The Latest: Russia says US 'not serious' on Syria withdrawal

BAGHDAD (AP) " The Latest on Syria and U.S. military pullout (all times local):1:25 p.m.Russia's Foreign Ministry says the Americans are not serious about withdrawing from Syria.Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told reporters on Friday that it appears to Moscow that the U.S. "is looking for a...

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Thai police: Canada, Australia willing to accept Saudi woman

BANGKOK (AP) " Several countries including Canada and Australia are in talks with the U.N. refugee agency to accept a Saudi asylum seeker who fled alleged abuse from her family, Thai police said Friday.Thailand's immigration police chief, Surachate Hakparn, told reporters the U.N. was accelerating...

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APNewsBreak: US approved thousands of child bride requests

WASHINGTON (AP) " Thousands of requests by men to bring in child and adolescent brides to live in the United States were approved over the past decade, according to government data obtained by The Associated Press. In one case, a 49-year-old man applied for admission for a 15-year-old girl.The...

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Wisconsin town rejoices after missing teen found alive

MADISON, Wis. (AP) " A Wisconsin teenager missing for nearly three months after her parents were killed in the family home was found alive barely an hour's drive away, by a woman who stumbled across the 13-year-old girl and pounded on her neighbors' door shouting: "This is Jayme Closs! Call...

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Crash temporarily closed County Road 10

A property damage crash resulted in County Road 10 being shut down from County Road 46 to County Road 4 for around two hours Thursday afternoon.According to Ontario County sheriff’s deputies, Alexander J. Gardner, 19, or 20 North Shore Blvd., Canandaigua, was driving a green 2002 Chevy Trailblazer...

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WASHINGTON (AP) " President Donald Trump is edging closer to declaring a national emergency to fund his long-promised border wall, as pressure mounts to find an escape hatch from the three-week impasse that has closed parts of the government, leaving hundreds of thousands of workers without pay.Some...

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CAIRO (AP) " U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo brought the Trump administration's anti-Iran message to Gulf Arab states on Friday as he continued a nine-nation tour of the Middle East aimed at reassuring America's partners that withdrawing troops from Syria does not mean Washington is abandoning...

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BARCELONA, Spain (AP) " The Spanish government's bid to pass a national budget is doomed unless it bends to the demands of Catalonia's separatists for a referendum on secession, the leader of the wealthy northeastern region says.Catalan regional president Quim Torra told The Associated Press in a...

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Happy New Year!If you are a smoker planning to quit in 2019, congratulations! You have made the best decision for you and your family.For those who haven’t considered quitting, did you know that smoking kills up to half of all long-term users, and secondhand smoke puts families and pets at risk,...

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Happy New Year!If you are a smoker planning to quit in 2019, congratulations! You have made the best decision for you and your family.For those who haven’t considered quitting, did you know that smoking kills up to half of all long-term users, and secondhand smoke puts families and pets at risk,...

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WASHINGTON (AP) " The Latest on President Donald Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, agreeing to testify publicly before Congress (all times local):10 p.m.President Donald Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, will testify publicly before a House committee next month in a hearing that could serve...

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Credit card users enjoyed a bounty of rewards in 2018: Thanks to a relatively healthy economy and competition for consumers, issuers launched new products with attractive incentives. But there was

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A West Bloomfield woman and her 7-year-old daughter were injured after a 2019 Jeep SUV slid off Routes 5 and 20 in West Bloomfield and overturned in a ditch on Thursday.Ruth Smith, 45, of West Bloomfield, was driving the SUV around 7:52 a.m. Jan. 10 when the accident happened, according to the...

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This editorial was first published in The Washington Post. Guest editorials don't necessarily reflect the Daily Messenger's opinions. As crises go, the situation at the southwestern border is certainly a logistical, humanitarian and managerial challenge. Its urgency is accentuated by laws and...

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This editorial was first published in The Washington Post. Guest editorials don't necessarily reflect the Daily Messenger's opinions. As crises go, the situation at the southwestern border is certainly a logistical, humanitarian and managerial challenge. Its urgency is accentuated by laws and...

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One of the few experiences worse than paying taxes is reading about them. With this in mind, I will make a portion of the ensuing essay interactive. So have your pen and paper or your calculator at the ready.The area of taxation, as we are all aware, breeds confusion, if not outright contradiction....

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