February 23rd, 2018

World News

UNICEF official resigns after allegations made

By The Associated Press on February 22nd, 2018

LONDON – A senior official at the U.N. children’s agency UNICEF said Thursday he resigned after allegations of inappropriate behaviour during an earlier stint at Save The Children because of “the danger” of damaging both organizations. Deputy executive director Justin Forsyth, who joined UNICEF in 2016, had been investigated at Save the Children UK, where ... Read More »

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Trump says raise age for buying assault rifles, defying NRA

By Jill Colvin And Matthew Daly, The Associated Press on February 22nd, 2018

WASHINGTON – The nation should keep assault rifles out of the hands of anyone under 21, President Donald Trump declared Thursday, defying his loyal supporters in the National Rifle Association amid America’s public reckoning over gun violence. He also pushed hard for arming security guards and many teachers in U.S. schools. “There’s nothing more important ... Read More »

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Texas governor accepts recommendation, spares inmate

By Michael Graczyk, The Associated Press on February 22nd, 2018

HUNTSVILLE, Texas – Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday spared the life of a convicted killer shortly before the man’s scheduled execution for masterminding the fatal shootings of his mother and brother. In sparing the life of Thomas “Bart” Whitaker, Abbott accepted the state parole board’s rare clemency recommendation. Whitaker’s father, Kent, also was shot ... Read More »

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Led by Gigi Hadid, next-gen supermodels fill Milan runways

By Colleen Barry, The Associated Press on February 22nd, 2018

MILAN – The next generation of supermodels was out in force on the second day of Milan Fashion Week on Thursday. Gigi Hadid, sister Bella Hadid and Kaia Gerber walked for Max Mara and Fendi as Milan designers came up with looks for the power woman – giving expression to a movement of women showing ... Read More »

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Sheriff: School officer never went inside to confront gunman

By Brendan Farrington, Gary Fineout And Terry Spencer, The Associated Press on February 22nd, 2018

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The armed officer on duty at the Florida school where a shooter killed 17 people never went inside to engage the gunman and has been placed under investigation, police announced Thursday. The Valentine’s Day shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School by a gunman armed with an AR-15 style assault rifle has ... Read More »

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Officer dies of cardiac arrest after fan violence in Spain

By Jorge Garma, The Associated Press on February 22nd, 2018

BILBAO, Spain – A Spanish riot police officer died of cardiac arrest after clashes involving Russian soccer fans before a Europa League match on Thursday between hosts Athletic Bilbao and Spartak Moscow, raising concerns less than four months before the World Cup in Russia. Basque Country authorities in northern Spain said the officer died in ... Read More »

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New charges brought against ex-Trump campaign associates

By Eric Tucker And Chad Day, The Associated Press on February 22nd, 2018

WASHINGTON – In a dramatic escalation of pressure and stakes, special counsel Robert Mueller filed additional criminal charges Thursday against President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman and his business associate. The filing adds allegations of tax evasion and bank fraud and significantly increases the legal jeopardy facing Paul Manafort, who managed Trump’s campaign for several ... Read More »

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Grand jury indicts Missouri governor who admitted affair

By Jim Salter, The Associated Press on February 22nd, 2018

ST. LOUIS – A St. Louis grand jury has indicted Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens on a felony invasion of privacy charge for allegedly taking a compromising photo of a woman with whom he had an affair in 2015, the city circuit attorney’s office said Thursday. St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner launched an investigation in ... Read More »

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Haiti suspends Oxfam Britain pending investigation into sexual abuse

By Evens Sanon, The Associated Press on February 22nd, 2018

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Aid group Oxfam Great Britain will be suspended from operating in Haiti for the next two months pending an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct by its employees, a government official said Thursday. Haiti is investigating how Oxfam Great Britain responded to reports that some of its staff used prostitutes while working ... Read More »

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Funerals stir more tributes for school shooting victims

By Jay Reeves, The Associated Press on February 22nd, 2018

Honours and remembrances are continuing for the 17 students and employees who were shot to death at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. A student who wanted to attend West Point will get a posthumous acceptance to the prestigious military university, officials said Tuesday as funerals were held for him and other young ... Read More »

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Correction: US-Neurologist-Sexual-Abuse story

By The Associated Press on February 22nd, 2018

NEW YORK – In a story Feb. 20 about a neurologist charged with repeatedly raping a patient in New York City, The Associated Press, relying on information from police, reported erroneously the year the alleged abuse ended. Accuser Hillary Tullin says she called a sexual abuse hotline last year and reported that Dr. Ricardo Cruciani ... Read More »

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