April 20th, 2018

World News

N. Korea, setting stage for talks, halts nuclear, ICBM tests

By Kim Tong-Hyung And Eric Talmadge, The Associated Press on April 20th, 2018

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of – North Korea announced Saturday it will suspend nuclear tests and intercontinental ballistic missile launches ahead of its summits with Seoul and Washington, but stopped well short of suggesting it has any intention of giving up its nuclear weapons or scale back its production of missiles and their related component parts. ... Read More »

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Police: Stalker broke into Taylor Swift’s NYC home, took nap

By The Associated Press on April 20th, 2018

NEW YORK – Police say a stalker broke into Taylor Swift’s New York City townhouse and took a nap. Police say officers investigating a reported break-in Friday found 22-year-old Roger Alvarado asleep in the pop star’s home in the Tribeca neighbourhood. Alvarado, of Homestead, Florida, was arrested on charges of stalking, burglary, criminal mischief and ... Read More »

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Indonesian fishermen rescue Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar

By Zik Maulana, The Associated Press on April 20th, 2018

BIREUEN, Indonesia – Indonesian fishermen rescued 76 Rohingya Muslims stranded off the coast of Aceh on Friday, authorities said, in the latest attempt by members of the persecuted ethnic group to flee Myanmar by sea. Tthe group of eight children, 25 women and 43 men was brought ashore in their wooden boat Friday afternoon. It ... Read More »

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Natalie Portman addresses snub of ‘Jewish Nobel,’ backlash

By Ian Deitch, The Associated Press on April 20th, 2018

JERUSALEM – Actress Natalie Portman has snubbed a prestigious prize known as the “Jewish Nobel,” saying she did not want her attendance to be seen as an endorsement of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Portman was to have received the award in Israel in June and said in a statement issued early Saturday that her ... Read More »

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North Korea says it has suspended nuclear, missile testing

By Kim Tong-Hyung, The Associated Press on April 20th, 2018

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of – North Korea said Saturday it has suspended nuclear and long-range missile tests and plans to close its nuclear test site. The North’s official Korean Central News Agency said the country is making the move to shift its national focus and improve its economy. The North also vowed to actively engage ... Read More »

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Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens charged over charity donor list

By Jim Salter, The Associated Press on April 20th, 2018

St. Louis prosecutors on Friday charged Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens with a felony for his use of a charity donor list for his 2016 political campaign, adding to the first-term governor’s legal woes. The charge of tampering with computer data is in addition to an earlier charge alleging Greitens took and transmitted a nonconsensual photo ... Read More »

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North Korea says it will suspend nuclear and missile testing

By The Associated Press on April 20th, 2018

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of – North Korea says it has suspended nuclear and long-range missile tests and plans to close its nuclear test site. The North’s official Korean Central News Agency said the suspension of nuclear and ICBM tests went into effect Saturday. The country says it’s making the move to shift its national focus ... Read More »

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Candidate buys ads on Sinclair TV stations to blast company

By Matt Volz, The Associated Press on April 20th, 2018

HELENA, Mont. – A Democratic candidate for Montana’s U.S. House seat is using Sinclair Broadcast Group’s own television stations to blast the company for forcing its reporters to read the conservative-leaning corporation’s statements on air. John Heenan bought ads that will air starting Monday on Sinclair-owned stations KECI-TV in Missoula and KTVM-TV in Bozeman and ... Read More »

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Investigation says Prince was isolated, addicted and in pain

By Amy Forliti, The Associated Press on April 20th, 2018

MINNEAPOLIS – After Prince had to be revived from a drug overdose a week before his death, one friend told the musical superstar that he needed to stop taking painkillers. But Prince said he couldn’t – his hands hurt so much that if he quit, he’d have to stop performing. “This piano tour I think ... Read More »

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Official: Shotgun in guitar case was used in school shooting

By Curt Anderson, The Associated Press on April 20th, 2018

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – A gunman who carried a shotgun in a guitar case opened fire Friday in a Florida high school, wounding one student before he was arrested on a day planned for a national classroom walkout to protest gun violence, authorities said. It happened at Forest High School, which was put on lockdown, ... Read More »

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Trump lawyer told to file statement to slow porn star’s suit

By Brian Melley And Michael Balsamo, The Associated Press on April 20th, 2018

LOS ANGELES – President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer must declare in writing that his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination is jeopardized unless there’s a delay in legal proceedings in a lawsuit filed by porn actress Stormy Daniels, a federal judge said Friday. Judge S. James Otero said at a hearing in Los Angeles that it ... Read More »

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