February 21st, 2017

World News

Singaporean PM, hosting Netanyahu, endorses ‘two-state’ plan

By Annabelle Liang, The Associated Press on February 20th, 2017

Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, hosting a visit by his Israeli counterpart, Benjamin Netanyahu, said Monday his country believes in a “two-state solution” to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Lee explained his stand at a joint news briefing with Netanyahu, who does not endorse the two-nation approach. Lee said he realizes a two-state solution is difficult ... Read More »

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11 people pass through unmanned airport security checkpoint

By The Associated Press on February 20th, 2017

NEW YORK – Authorities are trying to find eight of 11 people who passed through an unattended security checkpoint lane at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport. Port Authority of New York and New Jersey spokesman Joe Pentangelo says it happened Monday morning at Terminal 5. He says authorities identified three of the travellers, ... Read More »

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6 teenagers fall through ice into Central Park pond, rescued

By The Associated Press on February 20th, 2017

NEW YORK – Six teenagers have fallen through ice into an off-limits pond in New York’s Central Park but have been rescued. It happened Monday evening at the southern end of the park. Police say the 15- and 16-year-olds were on the ice when it gave way. A nearby sign said, “Danger Thin Ice Keep ... Read More »

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Police say newly freed gang member killed California officer

By Robert Jablon, The Associated Press on February 20th, 2017

LOS ANGELES – A gang member who was recently freed from jail killed his cousin and stole his car Monday then shot and killed a California police officer and wounded his partner before being wounded himself, authorities said. Whittier Officer Keith Lane Boyer died and Officer Patrick Hazel was wounded when they answered a report ... Read More »

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Plane carrying 5 people hits Australian shopping mall

By The Associated Press on February 20th, 2017

MELBOURNE, Australia – A light plane carrying five people crashed into a shopping mall on Tuesday in the city of Melbourne, officials said. There were no immediate reports of causalities, but the twin-engine Beechcraft Super King Air crashed about 45 minutes before the Direct Factory Outlet mall in suburban Essendon was to open, Police Minister ... Read More »

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German nationalist Petry met with Putin allies

By Frank Jordans, The Associated Press on February 20th, 2017

BERLIN – Germany’s most prominent nationalist politician held talks with Russian lawmakers over the weekend, including senior members of President Vladimir Putin’s United Russia party, her office said Monday. Frauke Petry, the co-leader of Alternative for Germany, travelled to Moscow at the invitation of the Russian capital’s city administration to discuss “co-operation” with the legislative ... Read More »

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Colombia’s president visits rebels as they prepare to disarm

By The Associated Press on February 20th, 2017

BOGOTA – Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos is celebrating the arrival of the last contingent of leftist rebels at United Nations-supervised transition areas where they are preparing to disarm. Santos shook the hands of rank and file members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia during a Monday visit in the southern province of Putumayo ... Read More »

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Ex-Texas neurosurgeon sentenced to life for maiming patients

By The Associated Press on February 20th, 2017

DALLAS – A jury has sentenced a former neurosurgeon to life in prison for maiming patients who had turned to him for surgery to resolve debilitating injuries. The decision came Monday, almost a week after the Dallas County jury convicted 44-year-old Christopher Duntsch of first-degree felony injury to an elderly person. Prosecutors alleged numerous cases ... Read More »

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Thousands of demonstrators across US say ‘Not My President’

By Julie Walker, The Associated Press on February 20th, 2017

Thousands of demonstrators turned out Monday across the U.S. to challenge Donald Trump in a Presidents Day protest dubbed Not My President’s Day. The events on the federal holiday didn’t draw nearly as many people as the million-plus who thronged the streets following the Republican president’s inauguration a month earlier, but the message was similar. ... Read More »

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Flood warnings issued amid heavy rain in Northern California

By The Associated Press on February 20th, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO – Forecasters issued flash flood warnings Monday throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and elsewhere in Northern California as downpours swelled creeks and rivers in the already soggy region. The National Weather Service said heavy rain could persist into the evening and was expected to cause flooding on the Carmel River in Monterey ... Read More »

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Paroled gang member allegedly kills Whittier officer

By The Associated Press on February 20th, 2017

WHITTIER, Calif. – A gang member paroled from jail only days ago shot and killed a Whittier police officer who was answering a report of a traffic accident and wounded his partner Monday before being wounded himself, authorities said. The officers arrived at an intersection in the eastern Los Angeles suburb around 8 a.m., but ... Read More »

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