April 30th, 2016

World News

Officials: At least 21 dead in Baghdad car bomb

By Susannah George, The Associated Press on April 30th, 2016

BAGHDAD – A car-bombing Saturday in southeastern Baghdad killed at least 21 people wounded at least 42 others, according to police and hospital officials. The attack targeted Shiite pilgrims walking to Baghdad’s holy Kadhimiyah shrine, according to local police officials at the scene. But other Iraqi security officials say the attack targeted an open-air market. ... Read More »

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Police confirm 7 dead in building collapse in Kenyan capital

By Tom Odula, The Associated Press on April 30th, 2016

NAIROBI, Kenya – Seven people were killed and at least 121 others were injured in the collapse of a residential building in Nairobi during heavy rains, Kenyan officials said Saturday. The Kenya Red Cross said a search team managed to pull three children and an adult from the remains of the six-story building in the ... Read More »

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Officials: At least 17 dead in Baghdad car bomb

By Susannah George, The Associated Press on April 30th, 2016

BAGHDAD – Police and hospital officials say at least 17 are dead and 35 wounded in a Baghdad car bomb targeting civilians in the city’s southeast. Local police officials at the scene said the attack targeted Shiite pilgrims walking to Baghdad’s holy Kadhimiyah shrine, but other Iraqi security officials say the attack targeted an open-air ... Read More »

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Ex-priest gets 20-40 years in prison for sexual assault

By The Associated Press on April 29th, 2016

JACKSON, Mich. – Victims confronted a former Roman Catholic priest in court Friday as he was sentenced to at least 20 years in prison for sexually abusing students at a Michigan high school in the 1980s. A judge heard more than two hours of testimony from six men who described in detail how James Rapp ... Read More »

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Trump making case to GOP insiders amid chaotic rally scene

By Michael R. Blood And Nicholas Riccardi, The Associated Press on April 29th, 2016

BURLINGAME, Calif. – Donald Trump took his outsider campaign to the inner sanctum of California’s Republican party on Friday, making his case directly to the GOP’s state party convention even as angry demonstrators shadowed him outside in a possible harbinger of the controversy he will bring as the nominating process shifts toward the nation’s most ... Read More »

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UN says N. Korea accusations vs US troops ‘unsubstantiated’

By Hyung-Jin Kim, The Associated Press on April 29th, 2016

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of – The American-led U.N. command at the Demilitarized Zone dividing the two Koreas has dismissed as unsubstantiated accusations from North Korea that U.S. troops tried to provoke its frontline troops with “disgusting acts.” A North Korean military statement Friday warned U.S. soldiers to stop what it called “hooliganism” at the inter-Korean ... Read More »

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Colorado woman gets 100 years for cutting baby from womb

By Donna Bryson, The Associated Press on April 29th, 2016

BOULDER, Colo. – A judge on Friday sentenced a Colorado woman to 100 years in prison for cutting a nearly 8-month-old fetus from a stranger’s womb. A jury convicted Dynel Lane, 36, in February of attempting to kill Michelle Wilkins in 2015. Lane also was convicted of assault and unlawful termination of a pregnancy after ... Read More »

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Charge reduced for mall Easter bunny in brawl with kid’s dad

By The Associated Press on April 29th, 2016

JERSEY CITY, N.J. – A New Jersey mall Easter bunny who got into a scuffle with a father last month has had a criminal charge against him downgraded. NJ.com reports (http://bit.ly/21jO9eB ) a Hudson County judge Wednesday downgraded the aggravated assault charge against Kassim Charles to the disorderly persons offence of simple assault. The case ... Read More »

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Rowdy Trump protests portend explosive California primary

By Michael R. Blood And Gillian Flaccus, The Associated Press on April 29th, 2016

BURLINGAME, Calif. – Hundreds of rowdy protesters broke through barricades and threw eggs at police Friday outside a hotel where Donald Trump addressed the state’s Republican convention. Several Trump supporters said they were roughed up but no serious injuries were reported. The protest just outside San Francisco occurred a day after anti-Trump protesters took to ... Read More »

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33 lions rescued from South American circuses head to Africa

By The Associated Press on April 29th, 2016

LIMA, Peru – Thirty-three lions rescued from circuses in Peru and Colombia are heading back to their homeland to live out the rest of their lives in a private sanctuary in South Africa. The largest-ever airlift of lions was organized by Animal Defenders International. The Los Angeles-based group has for years worked with lawmakers in ... Read More »

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16 blamed for mistakes in deadly US attack on Afghan clinic

By Robert Burns, The Associated Press on April 29th, 2016

WASHINGTON – Human error, violations of combat rules and untimely equipment failures led to the mistaken U.S. aerial attack on a charity-run hospital in Afghanistan last fall that killed 42 people, a senior American general said Friday. Investigators called the attack a “disproportional response to a threat that didn’t exist.” Sixteen military members were given ... Read More »

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