May 26th, 2017

World News

After execution is postponed 7 times, man to be put to death

By Kim Chandler, The Associated Press on May 25th, 2017

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Alabama inmate Tommy Arthur – called the “Houdini” of death row by some after he got seven prior execution dates postponed – is scheduled to be put to death Thursday evening. Arthur, 75, was convicted in the 1982 murder-for-hire slaying of Troy Wicker. The twisting legal saga over the years has involved ... Read More »

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Russian activist fined for posting segment of US comedy show

By The Associated Press on May 25th, 2017

MOSCOW – A Russian opposition activist has been fined for posting a segment from an American comedy show on social media because the Islamic State group’s flag was displayed. Russian news agencies said on Thursday a court in the city of Cheborksary has fined Semyon Kochkin, co-ordinator at the campaign headquarters of t opposition leader ... Read More »

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Gaza’s Hamas rulers put to death 3 accused of killing member

By The Associated Press on May 25th, 2017

GAZA, Palestinian Territory – Hamas says it has put to death three men accused of killing a senior member of the militant Islamic group that rules Gaza in March. Hamas’ Interior Ministry said Thursday two men were hanged and one was killed by firing squad Thursday. The death of Mazen Faqha, a shadowy senior figure ... Read More »

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Brazil president revokes order deploying troops in capital

By Eraldo Peres And Sarah Dilorenzo, The Associated Press on May 25th, 2017

BRASILIA, Brazil – President Michel Temer on Thursday revoked an order to deploy the military in Brazil’s capital in the wake of clashes between police and protesters demanding his resignation. Two ministries were set on fire and 49 people were injured during Wednesday’s clashes and Temer ordered 1,500 troops to restore order. But on Thursday ... Read More »

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Angry UK to confront Trump on leaks as NATO leaders meet

By Jonathan Lemire And Julie Pace, The Associated Press on May 25th, 2017

BRUSSELS – President Donald Trump opened meetings with European Union leaders Thursday against the backdrop of striking anger from Britain over intelligence leaks and a decision by Manchester police to withhold information from the United States about the investigation into this week’s bombing. A British official said Thursday that Manchester police have decided not to ... Read More »

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Trump budget would allow sale of wild horses for slaughter

By Scott Sonner, The Associated Press on May 25th, 2017

PALOMINO VALLEY, Nev. – President Donald Trump’s budget proposal calls for saving $10 million next year by selling wild horses captured throughout the West without the current requirement that buyers guarantee the animals won’t be resold for slaughter. Wild horse advocates say the change would gut nearly a half-century of protection for wild horses – ... Read More »

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Mexican journalists caught in crossfire of rival cartels

By Maria Verza, The Associated Press on May 25th, 2017

MEXICO CITY – Just as each batch of the weekly newspapers was dropped off at newsstands around Culiacan men quickly bought them up as they followed the delivery trucks along their routes. It occurred twice during one week in February, first with Riodoce, a paper known for its investigations into the dark corners of Sinaloa ... Read More »

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Troops guard Brazil federal buildings amid political unrest

By Eraldo Peres And Mauricio Savarese, The Associated Press on May 25th, 2017

BRASILIA, Brazil – Troops guarded federal buildings in Brazil’s capital early Thursday as the president struggles to hang onto power amid an outcry over corruption allegations and after clashes between police and protesters demanding his resignation forced the evacuations of several ministries. With tens of thousands of demonstrators in the streets and lawmakers in Congress ... Read More »

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Jerusalem still suffers from divisions, 50 years after war

By Josef Federman, The Associated Press on May 25th, 2017

JERUSALEM – Israel is marking this week the 50th anniversary of its capture of east Jerusalem in the 1967 Middle East war – an event it celebrates as the “unification” of the its eternal capital. Parades, light shows and festivals are being held throughout the city as Israeli Jews celebrate the capture of Jerusalem’s Old ... Read More »

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NYC police watchdog cited for improper remarks

By Jake Pearson, The Associated Press on May 25th, 2017

New York’s newly named top investigator of police misconduct was himself the subject of workplace complaints, accused among other things of making an inappropriate joke about a colleague’s backside and referring to an area where Hispanic employees sit as “el Barrio,” according to a confidential report obtained by The Associated Press. Jonathan Darche, appointed last ... Read More »

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Wisconsin seeks to be first to drug test Medicaid applicants

By Scott Bauer, The Associated Press on May 25th, 2017

MADISON, Wis. – Gov. Scott Walker wants to make Wisconsin the first state in the country to require childless adults applying for Medicaid to undergo drug screening, a move that could serve as a national model. Walker’s plan, which needs federal approval, comes as he prepares to run for a third term next year. Wisconsin’s ... Read More »

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