March 24th, 2017

World News

Dog pulled from California fire revived after 20 minutes

By Amanda Lee Myers, The Associated Press on March 23rd, 2017

LOS ANGELES – California firefighters who spent 20 minutes performing mouth-to-snout resuscitation on a dog they rescued from a burning apartment are being hailed as heroes. The dog’s owner, 35-year-old Crystal Lamirande, had just returned to her Santa Monica apartment Tuesday when a neighbour yelled there was a fire. Lamirande frantically tried to save her ... Read More »

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The Latest: Dozens of French teenagers return to homeland

By The Associated Press on March 23rd, 2017

LONDON – The latest on the attack outside Britain’s Parliament (all times local): 11 p.m. Dozens of French teenagers have returned to their homeland after a traumatic school trip to London during which some of them witnessed the attack on Westminster Bridge. A plane chartered by their insurance company landed Thursday night at an airport ... Read More »

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London defiant as IS claims attack by British ex-con, 52

By Jill Lawless And Paisley Dodds, The Associated Press on March 23rd, 2017

LONDON – Authorities on Thursday identified a 52-year-old Briton as the man who mowed down pedestrians and stabbed a policeman to death outside Parliament in London, saying he had a long criminal record and once was investigated for extremism – but was not currently on a terrorism watch list. As millions of Londoners returned to ... Read More »

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The Latest: Man, 75, dies of wounds from London attack

By The Associated Press on March 23rd, 2017

LONDON – The latest on the attack outside Britain’s Parliament (all times local): 9:20 p.m. London police say a 75-year-old man injured in the attack on Westminster Bridge has died of his wounds. In a statement late Thursday, police said life support was withdrawn from the man and his family has been notified. The announcement ... Read More »

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NewsAlert: Another person dead in London attack: Police

By The Canadian Press on March 23rd, 2017

London police: 75-year-old victim of Westminster Bridge attack in London has died... Read More »

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US turns down Russia invitation to Afghan peace conference

By Matthew Pennington, The Associated Press on March 23rd, 2017

WASHINGTON – The United States won’t attend a multinational peace conference on Afghanistan next month in Russia, a State Department official said Thursday. The reasons: The U.S. wasn’t consulted before receiving the invitation and doesn’t know Russia’s objectives for the gathering. The official said that Washington wants to work with Moscow on regional efforts to ... Read More »

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Northern Ireland bids farewell to ex-IRA chief McGuinness

By Shawn Pogatchnik, The Associated Press on March 23rd, 2017

DUBLIN – Martin McGuinness, the Irish Republican Army chieftain who turned away from violence to forge bonds with Northern Ireland’s Protestants, was laid to rest Thursday in a cross-community service that illustrated the new alliances forged by the region’s slow-blooming peace process. Tens of thousands lined the streets of McGuinness’ native Bogside district of Londonderry ... Read More »

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Officials: Man in trafficking case forced tattoos on victims

By Kate Brumback, The Associated Press on March 23rd, 2017

ATLANTA – Prosecutors say a man accused of holding women against their will in a million-dollar home also forced them to get gang-related tattoos and took the money they made working at a strip club. Fulton County Magistrate Judge Jaslovelin Lall dismissed 11 of 14 charges against Kenndric Roberts on Thursday. She set a total ... Read More »

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Cardinal Keeler, who led Baltimore archdiocese, has died

By The Associated Press on March 23rd, 2017

CATONSVILLE, Md. – Cardinal William Keeler, who helped ease tensions between Catholics and Jews and headed the oldest Roman Catholic diocese in the U.S. for 18 years, died Thursday. He was 86. Archbishop William Lori announced in a statement that Keeler died at St. Martin’s Home for the Aged in Catonsville. No cause of death ... Read More »

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Border Patrol union takes centre stage under Trump

By Elliot Spagat, The Associated Press on March 23rd, 2017

SOLANA BEACH, Calif. – Once a week, union leaders representing U.S. Border Patrol agents host a radio show from a sleepy office park near San Diego, where studio walls are covered with an 8-by-12-foot American flag and portraits of President Donald Trump and Vice-President Mike Pence. For about an hour, the agents mix discussions about ... Read More »

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