July 21st, 2018

World News

Tickets on sale for newspaper shooting benefit concert

By The Associated Press on July 20th, 2018

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Tickets are now on sale for a benefit concert that honours the victims of a shooting at a Maryland newspaper last month. WMAR-TV reports Good Charlotte will be headlining the July 28 concert titled “Annapolis Rising: A Benefit for the Capital Gazette and Free Press & First Responders.” Other performers include Dublin ... Read More »

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Paper problem has Long Island Rail Road tickets saying 2019

By The Associated Press on July 20th, 2018

MASSAPEQUA, N.Y. – It’s back to the future on the Long Island Rail Road. The nation’s largest commuter train system said Friday it’s printing next month’s tickets on paper marked for 2016 and 2019 due to a problem with its usual supply. Riders who get monthly tickets by mail will see a big “19” instead ... Read More »

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White House rejects Putin idea for Ukraine referendum

By Zeke Miller And Ken Thomas, The Associated Press on July 20th, 2018

WASHINGTON – The White House rejected on Friday a Vladimir Putin-backed effort to hold a referendum in eastern Ukraine on the region’s future, distancing itself from the idea in the aftermath of President Donald Trump’s controversial summit with the Russian leader. Russia’s ambassador to the U.S., Anatoly Antonov, said the two leaders had discussed the ... Read More »

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Guatemalan pleads guilty in crash that killed Colts player

By The Associated Press on July 20th, 2018

INDIANAPOLIS – A Guatemalan man living illegally in the U.S. has pleaded guilty to driving drunk when he killed Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson and his Uber driver. WRTV reports Manuel Orrego-Savala pleaded guilty Friday to two counts of operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content of .15 or more, causing death. Orrego-Savala ... Read More »

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Honduran baby who appeared in US court is back in dad’s arms

By Julie Watson, The Associated Press on July 20th, 2018

SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras – A year-old boy who became a poster child for the U.S. policy of separating immigrants and their children was back in the arms of his parents Friday, five months after he was taken from his father at the U.S. border. Johan Bueso Montecinos arrived in San Pedro Sula and was ... Read More »

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Jury convicts man in slaying of University of Texas student

By The Associated Press on July 20th, 2018

AUSTIN, Texas – Jurors have convicted a man in the 2016 death of a student who was sexually assaulted strangled on the University of Texas campus. Twenty-year-old Meechaiel Criner was found guilty of capital murder Friday in the death of 18-year-old Haruka Weiser. Weiser was a freshman dance major from Portland, Oregon. She was walking ... Read More »

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Branson mourns for 17 killed in sinking of packed duck boat

By Margaret Stafford, The Associated Press on July 20th, 2018

BRANSON, Mo. – The country-and-western tourist town of Branson, Missouri, mourned Friday for more than a dozen sightseers who were killed when a duck boat capsized and sank in stormy weather in the deadliest such accident in almost two decades. Divers found four more bodies in Table Rock Lake, bringing the death toll to 17, ... Read More »

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Israeli soldier killed by Palestinian fire near Gaza

By Ian Deitch, The Associated Press on July 20th, 2018

JERUSALEM – Israel pummeled Hamas targets in Gaza killing four Palestinians, mostly Hamas operatives, on Friday in a series of airstrikes after gunmen killed an Israeli soldier near the border, officials said. The military said a “terrorist squad” fired at troops and one soldier was severely injured and later died of his wounds. He was ... Read More »

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Trump was taped talking of paying for Playboy model’s story

By Eric Tucker And Jennifer Peltz, The Associated Press on July 20th, 2018

NEW YORK – President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer secretly recorded Trump discussing a potential payment for a former Playboy model’s account of having an affair with him, people familiar with an investigation into the attorney said Friday. The payment was never made, according to Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani, who said the recording shows Trump ... Read More »

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Crisis for Macron as security aide is detained for beating

By Elaine Ganley, The Associated Press on July 20th, 2018

PARIS – French investigators on Friday detained for questioning one of President Emmanuel Macron’s top security aides who was caught on camera beating a protester in May, sparking a major political crisis for the French leader. The presidential Elysee Palace said Friday it’s now taking steps to fire Alexandre Benalla, who was identified earlier this ... Read More »

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Ohio killer spared after extent of childhood abuse revealed

By Andrew Welsh-Huggins, The Associated Press on July 20th, 2018

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio Gov. John Kasich on Friday spared a condemned killer whose sentence was challenged after a juror came forward and said information about the extent of the inmate’s tough childhood wasn’t properly presented at trial. The Republican governor commuted the sentence of death row inmate Raymond Tibbetts to life without the possibility ... Read More »

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