April 19th, 2018

World News

Shooter fires through restaurant window, kills 2 deputies

By The Associated Press on April 19th, 2018

TRENTON, Fla. – Authorities say someone fired through the window of a restaurant and fatally shot two Florida deputies. An Alachua County Sheriff’s Office news release says the Gilchrist County sheriff’s deputies were killed Thursday afternoon in Trenton. The release says the deputies were at the Ace China restaurant when the shooter walked up to ... Read More »

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Authorities say 2 deputies have been killed in Florida

By The Associated Press on April 19th, 2018

TRENTON, Fla. – Authorities say two Florida deputies have been killed. Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi released a statement Thursday evening confirming the deaths of two Gilchrist County deputies. The sheriff’s office hasn’t released any details about how the deputies were killed, but said on Twitter that the department has “suffered a terrible tragedy.” The ... Read More »

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Rudy Giuliani to join Trump legal team in Russia probe

By Chad Day, The Associated Press on April 19th, 2018

WASHINGTON – Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani is joining the legal team defending President Donald Trump in the special counsel’s Russia investigation. That’s according to a statement from Trump personal attorney Jay Sekulow. The addition of Giuliani adds an experienced litigator and former U.S. attorney in Manhattan. Trump has struggled to add lawyers ... Read More »

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Stuntman pinned under SUV driven by Sizemore settles lawsuit

By The Associated Press on April 19th, 2018

LOS ANGELES – A stuntman who was pinned beneath an SUV driven by Tom Sizemore on a TV production has settled a lawsuit with the actor and Paramount Pictures. Court papers show a notice of settlement was filed March 29. No terms were disclosed. City News Service reported the settlement Thursday. De Castro alleged Sizemore ... Read More »

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Raul Castro retires as Cuban president, outlines future

By Michael Weissenstein And Andrea Rodriguez, The Associated Press on April 19th, 2018

HAVANA – Raul Castro stepped down as president of Cuba on Thursday, handing power to a 57-year-old successor he said would hold power until 2031, a plan that would place the state the Castro brothers founded and ruled for six decades in the hands of a Communist Party official who remains little known to most ... Read More »

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Police say teen who searched for missing pal was his killer

By Michael Balsamo, The Associated Press on April 19th, 2018

LOS ANGELES – A 16-year-old who was part of a search party looking for a missing high school sports star led the group to discover the boy’s body but investigators suspect he was the person who fatally stabbed his longtime friend and left his body in bushes near a riverbed, Los Angeles County sheriff’s detectives ... Read More »

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Tall sailing ships herald New Orleans’ 300th anniversary

By Kevin McGill, The Associated Press on April 19th, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – Old-style, tall-masted sailing ships resembling vessels in a pirate movie eased up to the New Orleans riverfront Thursday as part of the city’s 300th anniversary celebration. The billowing sails of one ship could be seen as it approached from a distance. But, the vessels had sails furled as they rounded a sharp ... Read More »

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’60 Minutes’ report details progression of Alzheimer’s

By The Associated Press on April 19th, 2018

NEW YORK – Filmed over 10 years, a “60 Minutes” report this weekend shows in startling detail the progression that Alzheimer’s disease takes on a patient. CBS medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook began interviewing Mike and Carol Daly of Staten Island, New York, in 2008 shortly after she learned of her diagnosis. She was mildly ... Read More »

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Trump’s divisive pick to run NASA wins narrow confirmation

By By Seth Borenstein, The Associated Press on April 19th, 2018

WASHINGTON – The Senate has narrowly confirmed President Donald Trump’s choice of a tea party congressman to run NASA. It’s an unprecedented party-line vote for the head of the normally nonpartisan space agency. The vote was 50-49 to confirm Oklahoma Republican James Bridenstine, a Navy Reserve pilot. Bridenstine will be NASA’s 13th administrator. Of his ... Read More »

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Syrian rebels give up Damascus area town to government

By Philip Issa, The Associated Press on April 19th, 2018

BEIRUT – The Syrian government took control of a town northeast of Damascus on Thursday after rebels evacuated to north Syria – the latest in a string of handovers by rebels to the government. Residents in the town of Dumayr welcomed security forces into their town in a triumphant show for the cameras of the ... Read More »

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