April 22nd, 2018

World News

Sacramento police unveil body cam policy after protests

By Kathleen Ronayne And Don Thompson, The Associated Press on April 11th, 2018

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Sacramento police have issued their first written policy on when officers can turn off body cameras after two officers muted their microphones following the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man in his grandparents’ backyard, and promised Tuesday to release more video footage in a week. The department made the unusual decision ... Read More »

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Xi vs Trump: Who has the better hand in potential trade war?

By Christopher Bodeen, The Associated Press on April 11th, 2018

BEIJING – The brewing China-U.S. trade conflict features two leaders who’ve expressed friendship but are equally determined to pursue their nation’s interests and their own political agendas. But while President Donald Trump faces continuing churn in his administration and a tough challenge in midterm congressional elections, China’s Xi Jinping leads an outwardly stable authoritarian regime. ... Read More »

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AP sources: Raid on Trump lawyer about payments to women

By Chad Day, Eric Tucker And Tom Hays, The Associated Press on April 11th, 2018

WASHINGTON – Federal agents who raided the office of President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, Michael Cohen, were looking for information about payments to a former Playboy playmate and a porn actress who claim to have had affairs with Trump, two people familiar with the investigation said. Public corruption prosecutors in the U.S. Attorney’s office in ... Read More »

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What’s next for Parkland students? Town halls, midterms vote

By Kelli Kennedy, The Associated Press on April 11th, 2018

PARKLAND, Fla. – New Jersey, Colorado, Los Angeles, Raleigh-Durham – the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students reel off their upcoming travel schedule at a dizzying pace. This is their new life, travelling the country advocating for gun control, all while trying to keep up with their studies about two months after 17 people were ... Read More »

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Trump seethes over FBI raid, ponders firing those he blames

By Catherine Lucey, Zeke Miller And Jonathan Lemire, The Associated Press on April 11th, 2018

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump was so incensed by the FBI’s raid of his personal attorney’s office and hotel room that he’s privately pondered firing Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and publicly mused about ousting special counsel Robert Mueller. The raid, in which agents seized attorney Michael Cohen’s records on topics including a $130,000 payment ... Read More »

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As Trump fumes, senators craft a bill to protect Mueller

By Mary Clare Jalonick, The Associated Press on April 11th, 2018

WASHINGTON – A bipartisan group of four senators is moving to protect special counsel Robert Mueller’s job as President Donald Trump publicly muses about firing him. Republican Sens. Thom Tillis of North Carolina and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Democratic Sens. Chris Coons of Delaware and Cory Booker of New Jersey are introducing legislation ... Read More »

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Israel strikes Hamas after bomb explodes on Gaza border

By The Associated Press on April 11th, 2018

JERUSALEM – The Israeli military says it has struck several Hamas targets in Gaza after a bomb planted on the border exploded near Israeli troops. The military says the explosive device was placed along the border fence area during protests that have been taking place there. It exploded near an Israeli bulldozer on Wednesday. No ... Read More »

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Memory boxes capture Afghans’ pain of war, attempt to heal

By Kathy Gannon, The Associated Press on April 11th, 2018

KABUL – It was an evening like many others. Faisal teased his mother Adila before leaving for the Kabul pharmacy where he worked to earn enough money to pay for math and English classes. The 17-year-old dreamed of becoming a doctor. After kissing his mother goodbye and telling her he loved her, he left the ... Read More »

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US, Russia step up warnings ahead of possible Syria strike

By The Associated Press on April 11th, 2018

BEIRUT – Russian lawmakers say Moscow would view a U.S. airstrike on Syria as a war crime that could trigger a direct military clash between the two former Cold War adversaries. Russia’s ambassador to Lebanon went even further, saying any missiles fired at Syria would be shot down and the launching sites targeted – a ... Read More »

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Algerian military plane crashes in field, killing 257 people

By Aomar Ouali, The Associated Press on April 11th, 2018

ALGIERS, Algeria – A military plane carrying soldiers and their families crashed soon after takeoff in a farm field in northern Algeria on Wednesday, killing 257 people in what appeared to be the worst plane crash in the North African nation’s history. Algeria’s Defence Ministry said that those killed included 247 passengers and 10 crew ... Read More »

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As Russia warns against US strike, Trump threatens missiles

By Robert Burns, Josh Lederman And Catherine Lucey, The Associated Press on April 11th, 2018

WASHINGTON – Responding to Russian warnings to the U.S. against military strikes in Syria, President Donald Trump said Wednesday that missiles “will be coming” in response to Syria’s suspected chemical attack that killed at least 40 people. “Russia vows to shoot down any and all missiles fired at Syria,” Trump tweeted. “Get ready Russia, because ... Read More »

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