April 22nd, 2018

World News

Pompeo nomination picks up support of key Democratic senator

By Lisa Mascaro, The Associated Press on April 20th, 2018

WASHINGTON – Mike Pompeo’s nomination for secretary of state received a boost Thursday with support from Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota as Republicans warned lawmakers not to reject President Donald Trump’s choice for top diplomat ahead of North Korea talks. Just a handful of senators could determine Pompeo’s confirmation. Republicans have a narrow ... Read More »

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Judge to hear arguments about delaying Stormy Daniels case

By Michael Balsamo, The Associated Press on April 20th, 2018

LOS ANGELES – President Donald Trump’s lawyer is asking a federal judge in Los Angeles to delay a court case brought by a porn actress who claims she had an affair with the president. U.S. District Judge James Otero is set to hear arguments Friday morning about whether to delay Stormy Daniels’ case after FBI ... Read More »

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Alabama mail-bomber the oldest executed in US modern times

By Kim Chandler, The Associated Press on April 20th, 2018

ATMORE, Ala. – An Alabama man convicted of sending mail bombs during a wave of Southern terror has been executed for killing a federal judge, becoming the oldest prisoner put to death in the U.S. in modern times. Walter Leroy Moody Jr., 83, was pronounced dead at 8:42 p.m. following an injection at the Alabama ... Read More »

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Killing renews concerns for homeless Native Americans

By Mary Hudetz, The Associated Press on April 20th, 2018

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The morning a homeless man was shot and killed in Albuquerque, police say surveillance videos showed him running down a street before sunrise, and then gunfire flash in the dark. Ronnie Ross, a 50-year-old from the Navajo Nation town of Shiprock, had been shot a dozen times, including once in the forehead ... Read More »

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Koreas set up 1st hotline between leaders ahead of summit

By Kim Tong-Hyung, The Associated Press on April 20th, 2018

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of – North and South Korea installed the first-ever telephone hotline between their leaders Friday as they prepare for a rare summit next week aimed at resolving the nuclear standoff with Pyongyang. South Korea’s presidential office said a successful test call was conducted on the hotline between Seoul’s presidential Blue House and ... Read More »

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Russia: Trump promised to make reciprocal visit to Moscow

By The Associated Press on April 20th, 2018

MOSCOW – Russia’s foreign minister says U.S. President Donald Trump indicated he could make a reciprocal trip to Russia if President Vladimir Putin were able to accept his invitation to the White House. Sergey Lavrov told Russian state television Friday that Trump mentioned the possibility of travelling to Russia when he called Putin on March ... Read More »

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Kushner Cos. subpoenaed by feds after AP report

By Bernard Condon, The Associated Press on April 20th, 2018

NEW YORK – The Kushner Cos. has been subpoenaed by federal prosecutors for information related to an Associated Press report that the company filed dozens of false documents about its buildings in New York City. The real estate company issued a statement saying it has “nothing to hide and is co-operating fully with all legitimate ... Read More »

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Prince Charles reportedly to lead Commonwealth

By The Associated Press on April 20th, 2018

LONDON – British media say Commonwealth leaders have agreed that Prince Charles should succeed his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, as head of the 53-nation group. The BBC, Sky News and others say Commonwealth heads of government, holding a private retreat Friday at Windsor Castle, have agreed that Charles should be the next leader of the ... Read More »

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First clues emerge about Cuba’s future under new president

By Michael Weissenstein And Andrea Rodriguez, The Associated Press on April 20th, 2018

HAVANA – Miguel Diaz-Canel has been the presumptive next president of Cuba since 2013, when Raul Castro named the laconic former provincial official to the important post of first vice-president and lauded him as “neither a novice nor an improviser,” high praise in a system dedicated to continuity over all. Castro said nothing about how ... Read More »

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Plane passenger dilemma: Protect child or try to save victim

By Alexandra Villarreal, The Associated Press on April 20th, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – As Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 plunged, passenger Hollie Mackey was torn between trying to save a woman whose upper body was being sucked out of a broken window and protecting the child beside her from a similar fate. When the flight’s engine blew on Tuesday and a window shattered, 149 passengers and crew ... Read More »

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Pentagon: Sarin likely at Syria sites, but questions remain

By Lolita C. Baldor, The Associated Press on April 20th, 2018

WASHINGTON – The Pentagon said Thursday a “preponderance of the evidence” indicates there were chemical weapons, including “elements” of sarin nerve gas, at the three Syrian sites bombed by the U.S. and its allies last week. Any definitive conclusion probably will remain an open question for some time. Marine Lt. Gen. Kenneth McKenzie said at ... Read More »

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