April 23rd, 2017

World News

The Latest: Marchers around the world join science rallies

By The Associated Press on April 22nd, 2017

WASHINGTON – The Latest on the March for Science, with events around the world intended to promote the understanding of science and defend science from attacks such as proposed U.S. government budget cuts (all times EDT): 1:10 p.m. Hundreds turned out in light rain for a pro-science rally on the Maine statehouse lawn in Montpelier. ... Read More »

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Advocates fan out in global show of support for science

By Seth Borenstein, The Associated Press on April 22nd, 2017

WASHINGTON – Scientists, students and research advocates rallied from the Brandenburg Gate to the Washington Monument on Earth Day, conveying a global message of scientific freedom without political interference and spending necessary to make future breakthroughs possible. “We didn’t choose to be in this battle, but it has come to the point where we have ... Read More »

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Police arrest man with knife at Paris’ Gare du Nord station

By Raphael Satter, The Associated Press on April 22nd, 2017

PARIS – A man with a knife has been arrested by police at Paris’ Gare du Nord station, sending a brief ripple of concern over social media a day before the French presidential vote. No one was injured. A French police official told The Associated Press that a man carrying a knife walked into the ... Read More »

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Problems remain at troubled Washington hospital

By Martha Bellisle, The Associated Press on April 22nd, 2017

SEATTLE – Inspectors who visited Washington state’s largest psychiatric hospital found that safety problems that thrust the facility into the national spotlight after the escape of two dangerous patients a year ago persist, including neglected patients. And a survey of Western State Hospital staff, conducted as part of federal oversight in December and January, found ... Read More »

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Oklahoman author, Texas dispute ownership of ‘lunar Bibles’

By Justin Juozapavicius, The Associated Press on April 22nd, 2017

TULSA, Okla. – Ten microfilm Bibles once launched hundreds of thousands of miles into space sit landlocked today inside an Oklahoma courthouse while a legal battle rages in two states over who is the rightful owner of the celestial keepsakes. Eight of the 10 tiny holy books in dispute landed on the surface of the ... Read More »

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Turkey’s justice minister: Time to contest vote results over

By Zeynep Bilginsoy, The Associated Press on April 22nd, 2017

ISTANBUL – Turkey’s ruling party and the main opposition party kept up their fight Saturday over the results of the referendum on expanding the president’s powers. In a series of tweets Saturday, Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag slammed the opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) for continuing to object to the results of the April 16 referendum ... Read More »

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Venezuela opposition boss asks Wall Street to cut off Maduro

By Joshua Goodman, The Associated Press on April 22nd, 2017

CARACAS, Venezuela – The leader of Venezuela’s rebellious congress has a message for the world’s capitalists: Think twice before signing another check to President Nicolas Maduro’s government. Amid anti-Maduro protests roiling Venezuela, leading to 20 deaths and dozens of arrests the past three weeks, the opposition is trying to rally international opinion against his socialist ... Read More »

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The Latest: Thousands brave rain at Washington science march

By The Associated Press on April 22nd, 2017

WASHINGTON – The Latest on the March for Science, with events around the world intended to promote the understanding of science and defend science from attacks such as proposed U.S. government budget cuts (all times EDT): 11:45 a.m. Thousands of people stood outside the Washington Monument amid bouts of downpours, listening to a mix of ... Read More »

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Ryan: Russian election meddling probe will help US allies

By Jari Tanner, The Associated Press on April 22nd, 2017

TALLINN, Estonia – One of the reasons the U.S. Congress has launched an investigation into Russia’s alleged meddling in the 2016 U.S. election is to “prevent the same kind of thing happening” to its NATO and other allies, U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan said Saturday. Ryan spoke at a news conference with Estonian Prime Minister ... Read More »

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Pope comforts sister of French priest slain by extremists

By The Associated Press on April 22nd, 2017

ROME – Pope Francis has comforted the sister of an elderly French priest who was slain by Islamic militants in a church in Normandy as the pontiff paid tribute to the courage of modern-day Christian martyrs. Francis gripped the hands of Roselyne Hamel, whose brother, Rev. Jacques Hamel, 85, died when his throat was slit ... Read More »

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Filipino troops kill 4 suspected militants on resort island

By The Associated Press on April 22nd, 2017

CEBU, Philippines – After a massive manhunt, Philippine forces killed at least four suspected Muslim militants Saturday in a central resort province where troops had foiled possible kidnapping and bombing plots by extremists earlier this month, officials said. Army troops and police killed ringleader Joselito Melloria in a gun battle with about seven militants near ... Read More »

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