February 22nd, 2018

World News

Tennis star Bouchard testifies about slip, fall at US Open

By The Associated Press on February 21st, 2018

NEW YORK – Tennis star Eugenie Bouchard has taken the witness stand at a New York City trial to accuse the United States Tennis Association of negligence that led to her slipping on a locker room floor and hurting her head. Bouchard testified Wednesday a wet floor caused her to slip and fall inside a ... Read More »

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Hospitals overwhelmed by bombing blitz of Damascus suburbs

By Philip Issa And Zeina Karam, The Associated Press on February 21st, 2018

BEIRUT – Doctors in Syria’s rebel-controlled suburbs of Damascus said Wednesday they were unable to keep up with the staggering number of casualties, amid a ferocious bombing campaign by government forces that has targeted hospitals, apartment blocks and other civilian sites, killing and wounding hundreds of people in recent days. The bombardment has forced many ... Read More »

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Police: Man dies after poisoning self during freeway chase

By The Associated Press on February 21st, 2018

VENTURA, Calif. – Authorities say a rape suspect has died after poisoning himself during a freeway chase in Southern California. The California Highway Patrol says the pursuit began Wednesday morning in Ventura County when officers tried to pull the man over and he sped away. Authorities did not immediately provide details about the alleged rape. ... Read More »

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Crews used boats to help residents amid Midwest flooding

By The Associated Press on February 21st, 2018

ELKHART, Ind. – Crews used boats to help residents evacuate their homes in northern Indiana after rainstorms sweeping across the Midwest on Wednesday combined with melting snow to flood rivers, roads and other low-lying areas in several states. The storm system starting pushed heavy rain, snow and ice into the region this week, and the ... Read More »

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Yuck: Bank staff sick of hawk scarfing pigeons at their door

By The Associated Press on February 21st, 2018

DEWITT, N.Y. – The feeding habits of a Cooper’s hawk may fascinate birdwatchers, but employees of a New York bank are fed up with the feathery remnants of slaughtered pigeons. A hawk has been killing and devouring pigeons near the entrance to M & T Bank in suburban Syracuse for several weeks. Property manager Joseph ... Read More »

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Shooting survivors issue call for action at Florida Capitol

By Brendan Farrington, Josh Replogle And Tamara Lush, The Associated Press on February 21st, 2018

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Survivors of the Florida school shooting descended on the state’s Capitol on Wednesday with one overarching message: It’s time for action. The students entered a gun-friendly political climate in Tallahassee, where lawmakers have rebuffed gun restrictions since Republicans took control of both the governor’s office and the Legislature in 1999. The students ... Read More »

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Secular and religious leaders pay tribute to Billy Graham

By The Associated Press on February 21st, 2018

Leaders expressed admiration and respect for evangelist Billy Graham, who died at his North Carolina home Wednesday morning. PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP In a tweet, President Donald Trump said: “The GREAT Billy Graham is dead. There was nobody like him! He will be missed by Christians and all religions. A very special man.” ___ VICE PRESIDENT ... Read More »

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Geraldo Rivera talks weapons age-limits with Trump

By Catherine Lucey, The Associated Press on February 21st, 2018

WASHINGTON – Television personality Geraldo Rivera says he has discussed the idea of raising the minimum age to purchase assault-type weapons with President Donald Trump, adding that Trump “took it under advisement.” Rivera, a Fox News contributor, says in an email Wednesday that he spoke with Trump during a dinner at Mar-a-Lago over the weekend. ... Read More »

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AP Exclusive: Migrant recounts his deportation from Israel

By Rodney Muhumuza, The Associated Press on February 21st, 2018

KAMPALA, Uganda – Inside the immigration office in Tel Aviv, Yohannes Tesfagabr considered his options. He could not dare return to his native Eritrea, a country he risked his life to flee in 2010. He also hoped to avoid the fate of compatriots who languished in a notorious desert jail for illegally staying in Israel. ... Read More »

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State witness turning point in Netanyahu corruption case

By Ian Deitch, The Associated Press on February 21st, 2018

JERUSALEM – Now that one of Benjamin Netanyahu’s closest confidants has turned state witness, according to Israeli media reports Wednesday, it may mark a turning point for the beleaguered prime minister facing a slew of corruption allegations that could topple him from power. The testimony by Shlomo Filber, a long-time Netanyahu aide, is the latest ... Read More »

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Time for action: Florida shooting survivors meet lawmakers

By Brendan Farrington, Josh Replogle And Tamara Lush, The Associated Press on February 21st, 2018

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Survivors of the Florida school shooting descended on the state’s Capitol on Wednesday and had one overarching message: It’s time for action. The kids split into several groups to talk with lawmakers and other state leaders about gun control, the legislative process, and mental health issues. Some tearfully asked why civilians should ... Read More »

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