Police remove Michael Sandford as Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at the Treasure Island hotel and casino in Las Vegas.

British mom wins US judge OK to see son held in Trump threat

The mother of a British man accused of trying to grab a police officer's gun to shoot Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump at a campaign event in Las Vegas won approval from a judge on Tuesday to visit her son in federal custody in Nevada.

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Local

POLY C.E.O: Seiuli Alvin Tuala.

Poly Air reacts to competition

Polynesian Airlines is ready to meet the challenges presented by its newest competitor, Talofa Airways, on the Pago market.

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Tausagi is facing the charge of manslaughter, in relation to the death of one of the passengers who passed away two days after the crash.

Bus driver appears in Court

The driver of the Queen Patsy bus, which crashed last month on Cross Island Road, Faasaomoataeao Tausagi appeared in court yesterday to face a charge of manslaughter. 

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World

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter holds a morning devotion in Memphis, Tenn., on Monday, Aug. 22, 2016, before he and his wife Rosalynn help build a home for Habitat for Humanity.

Carter says presidential candidates are 'quite unpopular'

Former President Jimmy Carter said Monday that both major presidential candidates are "quite unpopular," but he knows who's more qualified and he's voting for Democrat Hillary Clinton in November.

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Lt.-Gen. Sergei Rudskoi of the Russian Military General Staff speaks to the media, as a video released by the Russian Defense Ministry shows a Russian warplane unloads its weapons over target on screen at a Russian Defense Ministry building in Moscow, Rus

UN warns Aleppo risks 'catastrophe,' urges 48-hour truce

The U.N. humanitarian chief on Monday urged all combatants in Aleppo to agree to a 48-hour pause to allow delivery or desperately needed aid, warning that otherwise the world risks seeing a "humanitarian catastrophe unparalleled in the over five years of bloodshed" in Syria.

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Sport

New Zealand's Rieko Ioane, left, scores a try as Argentina's Juan Pablo Estelles, defends during the men's rugby sevens match at the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

All Blacks call on reinforcements after midfield injuries

Uncapped teenager Reiko Ioane is among five players called up by the All Blacks ahead of Saturday's Rugby Championship clash with Australia as they grapple with a series of injuries in midfield and at hooker.

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VICTORIOUS: Members of the Toa Samoa Residents team after their victory in Hawaii on Sunday.

Toa Samoa too strong for Tonga

The Samoa Residents rugby league team proved far too good for Tonga during their Ohana Cup clash in Hawaii on Sunday.

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Street Talk

Opinions differ on Sogi debate

Opinions are divided over whether the residents of Sogi should relocate. What do you think they should do? Ilia L. Likou asked in today’s Street Talk and this is what people said:

Matalena Panaia, 38

Nofoali’i

Lufi Pale, 40

Elise Fou

Situfu Tuala, 48

Vaitele Tai

Tumua Mata’ia,37

Vaitele-Uta

Tanielu Paoa, 43

Vaitele Fou

Think a Minute

Think a minute…Recently a couple who had been married 72 years died together in the hospital. After a car accident they were put in beds beside each other, so they continually held each other’s hand.

Editorial

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Division, power and problems of today

Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi’s now infamous interview about the internal battles among members of the government’s legal fraternity is more than just a good laugh.

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, Re: Govt. stands firm in village dispute Sad to say but there is a government within a government that’s in control of Samoa now. It’s the “hidden hand” shadowy government that dictates Samoa’s policies.

Dear Editor, Such a sad story for both prominent careers. Too much power can wreak havoc to a leader’s head.

Dear Editor, Re: Let’s get those priorities right You are so right. Only small-minded people will look to structures and roads to tell a story of a place.

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VIDEOS

Entertainment

Oscar-nominated filmmaker Morton Schindel. Schindel developed a technique to transform illustrations from children's books into moving images and produced more than 300 movies and 450 recordings. He died Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016, at age 98.

Filmmaker who made illustrations into moving images dies

An Oscar-nominated filmmaker who developed a technique to transform illustrations from children's books into moving images for films has died at his Connecticut home. Morton Schindel was 98.

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Technology

Google rolling out latest Android system to Nexus phones

Google is ready to start sending out the latest version of its Android operating system to a handful of devices.

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