May 26th, 2017

World News

Sounds of silence? Trump’s body language speaks volumes

By Nancy Benac And Jonathan Lemire, The Associated Press on May 26th, 2017

TAORMINA, Italy – The alpha-male handshake. The deadpan reaction from NATO leaders. The presidential push to the front of the pack. Even if Donald Trump hasn’t done a lot of public speaking during his big trip abroad, the body language of the president and those around him has spoken volumes. Day after day, with no ... Read More »

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Fallen Navy pilot’s children hug as remains brought home

By Julie Watson, The Associated Press on May 26th, 2017

SAN DIEGO – Deborah Crosby touched her father’s flag-draped casket as her three brothers hugged her in a tearful embrace on the tarmac at the San Diego airport Friday – ending a more than half century search to find and bring home the remains of Lt. Cmdr. Frederick P. Crosby, shot down as a Navy ... Read More »

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Texas House rejects attempts to strengthen ‘bathroom bill’

By Paul J. Weber And Will Weissert, The Associated Press on May 26th, 2017

AUSTIN, Texas – Texas’ Republican House speaker says he won’t work anymore on a “bathroom bill” targeting transgender people, putting the hotly debated legislation in jeopardy. House Speaker Joe Straus said Friday it was “absurd” how much time lawmakers have spent prioritizing efforts to pass a North Carolina-style law that would restrict bathroom rules for ... Read More »

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White House to share information about lobbyist waivers

By Julie Bykowicz, The Associated Press on May 26th, 2017

WASHINGTON – The White House is preparing to post to its website information about waivers it has granted to ex-lobbyists working in the president’s office. Spokeswoman Lindsay Walters says the information will be available before the Thursday deadline set by the Office of Government Ethics. A letter Friday from the Office of Management and Budget ... Read More »

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Missouri museum to display Confederate battle flag

By Jim Suhr, The Associated Press on May 26th, 2017

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – At a time Confederate symbols are being purged from public sites, a northeast Missouri museum is putting a restored Confederacy flag on permanent inside display, calling it “a teachable moment.” The museum in the 3,300-resident Mississippi River town of Louisiana plans to unveil the donated, framed 34-inch-by-58-inch flag Saturday to coincide ... Read More »

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Workers dangle from cables after partial building collapse

By The Associated Press on May 26th, 2017

OAKLAND, Calif. – Scaffolding and wet concrete gave way at a building site in the San Francisco Bay Area on Friday, leaving construction workers dangling from metal cables and rebar and injuring at least 19 people, officials said. The partial collapse occurred after workers had laid down what appeared to be a concrete second floor ... Read More »

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Federal judge tosses out life sentences for DC sniper Malvo

By The Associated Press on May 26th, 2017

NORFOLK, Va. – A federal judge has tossed out two life sentences for D.C. sniper Lee Boyd Malvo and ordered Virginia courts to hold new sentencing hearings. In a ruling issued Friday, U.S. District Judge Raymond Jackson in Norfolk said Malvo is entitled to new sentencing hearings after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that mandatory ... Read More »

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Next for Montana’s new congressman: Day in court, then DC

By Bobby Caina Calvan And Nicholas Riccardi, The Associated Press on May 26th, 2017

BOZEMAN, Mont. – Montana’s new congressman hasn’t even been sworn into his first public office, but people are already talking about his prospects in 2018 and even 2020. First things first though for Greg Gianforte, who has to deal with a misdemeanour assault charge he received the day before the election after witnesses said he ... Read More »

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Melania Trump wears $51K Dolce & Gabbana jacket in Sicily

By Colleen Barry, The Associated Press on May 26th, 2017

TAORMINA, Italy – Melania Trump’s first outing in the Sicilian sunshine was in a colorful floral applique jacket by Dolce & Gabbana that sells for $51,000, or several thousand dollars below the median U.S. income in 2015. She also carried a matching clutch to lunch with spouses of the G-7 leaders, held at the historic ... Read More »

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At least 28 killed in ambush attack on Christians in Egypt

By Hamza Hendawi And Mohammed Wagdy, The Associated Press on May 26th, 2017

CAIRO – Masked gunmen ambushed a bus carrying Coptic Christians to a monastery south of Cairo on Friday, killing at least 28 people, and Egypt responded by launching airstrikes against what it said were militant training bases in Libya. President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi announced the retaliatory action hours after the bus was riddled with machine-gun fire ... Read More »

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Trump ‘evolving’ on climate action, pressured by Europeans

By Julie Pace And Jonathan Lemire, The Associated Press on May 26th, 2017

TAORMINA, Italy – Forceful face-to-face talks this week with fellow world leaders left President Donald Trump “more knowledgeable” and with “evolving” views about the global climate accord he’s threatened to abandon, a top White House official said Friday. Trump also was impressed by their arguments about how crucial U.S. leadership is in supporting international efforts. ... Read More »

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