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18 September 2017 6:27 PM Significant timing for Suffrage Day this year

Time to reflect on the hard-fought battle for equal voting rights, on a significant day in New Zealand's history - made all the more relevant by falling amid the election campaign. Today is Suffrage Day, marking 124 years since women got the right to vote in New Zealand, the first in the world to do so. Minister for Women Paula Bennett said we've come a long way since 2

18 September 2017 6:04 PM New Zealand celebrates anniversary of women's suffrage

Four days before the general election, New Zealanders are being encouraged to take time to reflect on a major milestone in the country's history. It was 124 years ago on Tuesday that New Zealand became the first self-governing country in the world to give women the vote. "I hope all New Zealanders take time to reflect on that and just how far we've come" 2

17 September 2017 9:47 PM Chelsea Manning: ‘I believe I did the best I could’

NANTUCKET, Mass. (AP) — Chelsea Manning told a crowd at a “creative thinkers” conference in Nantucket on Sunday that she’s not an “American traitor” as her critics have claimed and she did what she thought was the right thing to do. Manning attended the annual conference for The Nantucket Project in Massachusetts. The Nantucket Project is a venture founded

16 September 2017 9:56 AM British police arrest 18-year-old man in connection with London subway attack

LONDON — Following a fast-moving investigation and manhunt, British police on Saturday morning arrested an 18-year-old man in connection with the attack on the London subway that injured at least 29 people in what police called a terrorist incident. Authorities said the man has been arrested by Kent police in the port area of Dover on the English Channel

14 September 2017 12:08 PM The Finance 202: House Republican takes aim at derivatives to help pay for tax overhaul

President Trump meets at the White House on Wednesday with a bipartisan group of lawmakers, including Rep. Tom Reed (R-N.Y.), on the right. (Reuters/Jonathan Ernst) A key House Republican is preparing to propose new taxes on derivatives as the party hunts for revenue to fund a tax overhaul. Rep. Tom Reed (R-N.Y.), a member of the House Ways and Means 5

13 September 2017 9:56 PM Woman arrested near Prince George’s London school

LONDON — London police say a woman has been arrested on suspicion of attempted burglary near the London school attended by four-year-old Prince George after a security incident at the school. Police said Wednesday the 40-year-old woman was arrested after an individual gained access to Thomas’ Battersea School in south London on Tuesday. Police did not provide 1

10 September 2017 11:30 PM 10 flee Sumner house fire

An overnight blaze that gutted a luxury Christchurch hilltop Airbnb house was being rented by a group of Malaysian tourists who tried unsuccessfully to fight the fire. Six people were taken to hospital last night after they escaped the fierce fire that destroyed the wooden, three-storey house on Clifton Terrace in the seaside suburb of Sumner 6

10 September 2017 2:58 AM Jacinda has the talk but Greens have the walk

Sunday, September 10: In response to the Greens’ climate policy announcements today, Greenpeace climate campaigner, Kate Simcock, says the Greens should be applauded for their climate policy. “It’s exactly the sort of response to the biggest threat facing humanity that we need to see from our leaders. All political parties should be adopting this policy 4

8 September 2017 10:34 AM The Latest: Florida governor won't reverse southbound lanes

Florida Gov. Rick Scott said traffic officials have decided against reversing the direction of southbound lanes because they still need to move gas and supplies south. A massive evacuation has clogged Florida's major highways. Scott says most of the state will have hurricane impacts and "we are running out of time — the storm is almost here." So what they are doing 4

7 September 2017 2:45 PM Pictures: British Royal Prince George Starts First Day Of Elementary School But Kate Was Too Sick To Go Along

Prince George, the son of Prince William and Kate Middleton who is third in line to the British throne, has started his first day of school. George, who was four years old in July, was seen off by his father at the gates of Thomas's Battersea, a mixed-gender private elementary school, on Wednesday morning. William drove his son into the school, helped 17