Casino company: Boat that caught fire had no past problems

In this frame from video, the remains of a shuttle boat that caught fire off Florida's Gulf Coast floats on Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, in Port Richey, Fla. The boat ferrying patrons to a casino ship caught fire near shore Sunday afternoon, authorities said. (WTSP via AP)

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A casino company said Monday it never had a problem with the shuttle boat that burst into flames off Florida’s Gulf Coast, leading to the death of a female passenger.

Panama Hotel votes to drop Trump — but his company won’t go

FILE - In this photo taken July 4, 2011, shows the Trump Ocean Club International Hotel and Tower, third building from left, in Panama City. An attempt to oust President Donald Trump’s hotel business from managing a Panama luxury hotel has turned bitter, with accusations of financial misconduct. Trump Hotels is contesting its firing, and two people told The Associated Press that Trump’s staff ran off a team of Marriott executives invited last month to visit the property during a search for a new hotel operator. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)

WASHINGTON (AP) — An attempt to oust President Donald Trump’s hotel business from managing a luxury hotel in Panama has turned bitter, with accusations of financial misconduct.

Woman dies after casino boat fire off Fla. coast

In this photo provided by Pasco County flames engulf a boat Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, in the Tampa Bay area. The boat ferrying patrons to a casino ship off the Florida Gulf Coast caught fire near shore Sunday afternoon, and dozens of passengers and crew safely made it to land with some jumping overboard to escape, authorities said. (Pasco County Fire Rescue via AP)

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A female passenger has died hours after a casino boat caught fire off Florida’s Gulf Coast, forcing her and about 50 other passengers and crew to jump into the chilly waters to escape.

U.S. wants to cut money for Palestinian refugees

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, speaks during a meeting with the Palestinian Central Council, a top decision-making body, at his headquarters in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed,l)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is preparing to withhold tens of millions of dollars from the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees, cutting the year’s first contribution by more than half or perhaps entirely, and making additional donations contingent on major changes to the organization, according to U.S. officials.

Double suicide bombing in Baghdad kills at least 38 people

Iraqi security forces gather at the scene of a double suicide bombing in Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, Jan. 15, 2018. Interior Ministry spokesman said a double suicide bombing in central Baghdad has killed and wounded civilians. (AP Photo/Ali Abdul Hassan)

BAGHDAD (AP) — Two suicide bombers blew themselves up at a busy street market in central Baghdad on Monday, in back-to-back explosions that killed at least 38 people, Iraqi health and police officials said.

Trump defends himself anew against charges he is racist

President Donald Trump, right, accompanied by House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., speaks to members of the media as they arrive for a dinner at Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Fla., Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump is defending himself anew against accusations that he is racist, this time after recent disparaging comments about Haiti and African nations.

Lava flowing from Philippine volcano, thousands evacuated

In this image made from video, dark pyroclastic ash cloud rises from Mayon volcano after its eruption as seen from Legazpi city, Albay province, around 340 kilometers (200 miles) southeast of Manila, Philippines, Monday, Jan. 15, 2018. More than 9,000 people have evacuated the area around the Philippines' most active volcano as lava flowed down its crater Monday in a gentle eruption that scientists warned could turn explosive. (AP Photo)

LEGAZPI, Philippines (AP) — More than 9,000 people have evacuated the area around the Philippines’ most active volcano as lava flowed down its crater Monday in a gentle eruption that scientists warned could turn explosive.

Residents grieve and commit to rebuilding after mudslides

People attend a candlelight vigil in Santa Barbara, Calif., Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, to pay tribute to the people who were killed when mudslides ravaged a Southern California. (AP Photo/Mike Balsamo)

MONTECITO, Calif. (AP) — At the end of a heartbreaking week that saw deadly mudslides kill at least 20, residents of Montecito gathered to grieve, pay tribute to victims and commit to rebuilding their cherished community on the Southern California coast.

U.S. moves ships, bombers toward Korea ahead of Olympics

In this Jan. 8, 2018, photo released by the U.S. Air Force, a B-2 Spirit, assigned to the 509th Bomb Wing, Whiteman Air Force Base, taxis on the flightline at Andersen Air Force Base (AFB), Guam. The U.S. is beefing up its presence around the Korean Peninsula ahead of 2018 Winter Olympics by deploying stealth bombers, at least one extra aircraft carrier and a new amphibious assault ship to the region. (Staff Sgt. Joshua Smoot/U.S. Air Force via AP)

TOKYO (AP) — The U.S. is beefing up its presence around the Korean Peninsula ahead of next month’s Winter Olympics by deploying stealth bombers, at least one extra aircraft carrier and a new amphibious assault ship to the region.

Dozens escape casino shuttle boat off Florida’s Gulf coast

In this photo provided by Pasco County flames engulf a boat Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, in the Tampa Bay area. The boat ferrying patrons to a casino ship off the Florida Gulf Coast caught fire near shore Sunday afternoon, and dozens of passengers and crew safely made it to land with some jumping overboard to escape, authorities said. (Pasco County Fire Rescue via AP)

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — First there were shouts, then screams and then black smoke billowing into sunny Florida skies as a shuttle boat used to carry patrons to a casino ship offshore rapidly became engulfed in flames. But all of the crew and dozens of passengers safely escaped by jumping overboard into chilly waters on an unusually cold winter day on the Gulf Coast.

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