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Kenya coastguard in French hostage standoff

MOMBASA, Kenya (Reuters) – Kenyan coastguards were locked in a high-seas standoff on Saturday with gunmen holding a disabled French woman hostage and the abductors fired warning shots in the air, a government minister said. The victim’s Kenyan boyfriend, John Lepapa, said six masked gunmen brandishing assault rifles stormed their…

Tourism backlash over immigration law could cost Arizona bond rating, tens of millions

They come for the sun, the golf, the Grand Canyon and the Painted Desert. But as tourists increasingly shun Arizona over the state’s new immigration law, their desertion is likely to spill some paint of their own: red ink stains all over state and local budgets. Nineteen conferences have been…