February 21st, 2017

World News

Supreme Court hears case of Mexican teen slain across border

By Mark Sherman, The Associated Press on February 21st, 2017

WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court is taking up an appeal from the parents of a Mexican teenager who was killed by a U.S. Border Patrol agent. The case could help define when foreigners outside the U.S. have access to American courts. The justices are hearing argument Tuesday in a case that arose from an incident ... Read More »

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Dozens of headstones toppled at Missouri Jewish cemetery

By The Associated Press on February 21st, 2017

UNIVERSITY CITY, Mo. – Authorities in Missouri are investigating after dozens of headstones were damaged at a Jewish cemetery near St. Louis. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/2lAG5dB ) the vandalism was reported early Monday at the Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery in University City, about 8 miles northwest of downtown St. Louis. Police Lt. Fredrick ... Read More »

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Creeks, rivers top banks after latest California storm

By Kristin J, Bender, The Associated Press on February 21st, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO – Creeks and rivers topped their banks, hundreds of homes were evacuated and several thousand people found themselves trapped in a rural hamlet as Northern California emerged Tuesday from yet another winter storm. The atmospheric river of moisture that has saturated drought-parched ground with a series of drenching storms in recent weeks returned ... Read More »

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Malaysia: No cause of death yet for exiled North Korean

By Eileen Ng, The Associated Press on February 21st, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – No cause of death has been determined yet for the exiled member of North Korea’s ruling family who died last week after apparently being poisoned in a Kuala Lumpur airport, officials said Tuesday. The autopsy showed no evidence of a heart attack in Kim Jong Nam’s death, or sign of puncture ... Read More »

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Malaysian: No cause of death yet for exiled North Korean

By Eileen Ng, The Associated Press on February 21st, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – The cause of death has not yet been determined for the exiled member of North Korea’s ruling family who died last week after apparently being poisoned in a Kuala Lumpur airport, officials said Tuesday. The autopsy showed no evidence of a heart attack in Kim Jong Nam’s death, or sign of ... Read More »

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Malaysia: No cause of death determined yet for North Korean

By The Associated Press on February 21st, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Malaysian officials say a cause of death has not yet been determined for the exiled member of North Korea’s ruling family who died last week after apparently being poisoned in the budget terminal of a Kuala Lumpur airport. Noor Hisham Abdullah, the country’s director general of health, told reporters Tuesday that ... Read More »

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NASA aims to measure vital snow data from satellites

By Dan Elliott, The Associated Press on February 21st, 2017

DENVER – Instrument-laden aircraft are surveying the Colorado high country this month as scientists search for better ways to measure how much water is locked up in the world’s mountain snows – water that sustains a substantial share of the global population. A NASA-led experiment called SnowEx is using five aircraft to test 10 sensors ... Read More »

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Colleagues mourn sudden death of Russian ambassador to UN

By Edith M. Lederer And Jennifer Peltz, The Associated Press on February 20th, 2017

NEW YORK – Russia’s ambassador to the United Nations who died suddenly after falling ill at his office at Russia’s U.N. mission is being remembered by his diplomatic colleagues as a powerful and passionate voice for his nation. Vitaly Churkin was taken to a hospital, where he died Monday, according to Russia’s deputy U.N. ambassador, ... Read More »

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Death toll in Philippine bus crash climbs to 15

By Aaron Favila, The Associated Press on February 20th, 2017

TANAY, Philippines – The death toll has risen to 15 from a bus crash in the Philippines, officials said Tuesday, and could climb further as many of the nearly 50 others who were hurt in the accident are in serious condition. Most of the dead and injured were college students on the way to a ... Read More »

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Cincinnati Zoo’s premature baby hippo gets lifesaving IV

By The Associated Press on February 20th, 2017

CINCINNATI – The Cincinnati Zoo says its premature baby hippo is recovering from dehydration with the help of staff from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. The zoo said Monday that the 4-week-old female hippo, named Fiona, had received fluids through an IV catheter since Friday. Veterinary staff had trouble arranging a sustained IV, so they ... Read More »

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Evacuations ordered amid heavy Northern California rain

By Kristin J, Bender, The Associated Press on February 20th, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO – Evacuations were ordered in Central California on Monday and flash-flood warnings were issued elsewhere as downpours swelled creeks and rivers to troubling levels in the already soggy region. People living along a section of the Carmel River in Monterey County were told to leave, as were those in a neighbourhood of Salinas ... Read More »

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