March 23rd, 2017

World News

The Latest: China, Australia leaders discuss London attack

By The Associated Press on March 22nd, 2017

LONDON – The latest on the attack outside Britain’s Parliament (all times local): 4:10 a.m. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang says the terrorist attack outside the British Parliament in London was the first subject of discussion when he met with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull of Australia on Thursday morning in Canberra. Li says that “together, we ... Read More »

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Asian shares up as Wall Street steadies, with eye on US vote

By Elaine Kurtenbach, The Associated Press on March 22nd, 2017

TOKYO – Shares were modestly higher Thursday in Asia after Wall Street steadied overnight. Investors are awaiting a vote in the U.S. Congress on health care legislation that is seen as a bellwether for the capacity of the administration of President Donald Trump to deliver on campaign promises for tax and regulatory reform. KEEPING SCORE: ... Read More »

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Police officer, 3 others killed in Wisconsin town

By Todd Richmond, The Associated Press on March 22nd, 2017

WESTON, Wis. – A police officer and three other people were shot and killed when a domestic dispute at a bank escalated into shootings at three locations in northern Wisconsin on Wednesday, investigators said. A suspect was in custody. The shootings happened at a bank, a law firm and an apartment complex, where officers, including ... Read More »

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The Latest: New Zealand leader condemns attack in London

By The Associated Press on March 22nd, 2017

LONDON – The latest on the attack outside Britain’s Parliament (all times local): 1:35 a.m. New Zealand’s prime minister is condemning the attack outside Britain’s Parliament that resulted in five deaths, including the assailant. Prime Minister Bill English told reporters in Rotorua that he has written to British Prime Minister Theresa May to express support ... Read More »

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The Latest: Officer, 3 others killed in Wisconsin shootings

By The Associated Press on March 22nd, 2017

WESTON, Wis. – The Latest on a string of shootings in northern Wisconsin that killed a police officer and three others and prompted local schools and a hospital to go on lockdown (all times local): 8:20 p.m. Police in northern Wisconsin say an officer and three other people were killed in what apparently began as ... Read More »

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Hawaii Republican resigns from party after criticizing Trump

By Cathy Bussewitz, The Associated Press on March 22nd, 2017

HONOLULU – A Hawaii lawmaker who says she was pressured to give up her leadership post at the statehouse after criticizing President Donald Trump resigned Wednesday from the Republican Party. Rep. Beth Fukumoto said members of the GOP refused to oppose racism and sexism including a suggestion by Trump to create a Muslim registry during ... Read More »

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Australian police arrest man in toddler’s 1970 disappearance

By The Associated Press on March 22nd, 2017

SYDNEY, Australia – Australian police have made an arrest in the mysterious disappearance of a toddler from a beach nearly 50 years ago, charging a man with the 3-year-old girl’s slaying in a case that has baffled officials for decades. A 63-year-old man who was once considered a person of interest in the 1970 disappearance ... Read More »

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Police: Parents delay help for wounded boy to scrub evidence

By Jacques Billeaud And Paul Davenport, The Associated Press on March 22nd, 2017

PHOENIX – The parents of a 9-year-old boy who was shot in the head in their Phoenix home put off calling 911 as they cleaned up evidence in multiple rooms of the house, police said Wednesday in calling it a case that “shocks your conscience.” Wendy Lavarnia told police that her 2-year-old son found a ... Read More »

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Steady fall in suicides offers glimmer of hope in Japan

By Ken Moritsugu And Mari Yamaguchi, The Associated Press on March 22nd, 2017

TOKYO – Fewer Japanese are taking their own lives, a positive sign in a country with one of the world’s highest suicide rates. The Health Ministry said Thursday that 21,897 people committed suicide in 2016, down from more than 30,000 in 2011 and the lowest number since 1994. Of those, 15,121 were male and 6,776 ... Read More »

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Trucker: ‘Surreal’ to be topic of Supreme Court nomination

By Jeff Karoub, The Associated Press on March 22nd, 2017

DETROIT – During Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch’s Senate confirmation hearings, one case came up repeatedly: A truck driver was fired for leaving his trailer of meat on the side of an Illinois road after breaking down on a frigid night in 2009, fearing he’d freeze to death. The federal appeals court judge last year ... Read More »

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California may face ‘significant risk’ from dam

By Ellen Knickmeyer, The Associated Press on March 22nd, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO – California is courting a “very significant risk” if a damaged spillway on the nation’s tallest dam is not operational by the next rainy season, and the state’s plan for the work leaves no time for any delays, a team of safety experts has warned in a report obtained Wednesday by The Associated ... Read More »

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