April 26th, 2017

World News

Suspect charged with 3 counts of murder in Fresno rampage

By The Associated Press on April 26th, 2017

FRESNO, Calif. – The black suspect in a racially motivated shooting rampage in Fresno was charged Wednesday with three counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of white men he targeted randomly on the street, prosecutors said. The charges come just over a week after Kori Ali Muhammad was charged with killing a white motel ... Read More »

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Trump team softens war talk, vows other pressure on NKorea

By Matthew Pennington And Vivian Salama, The Associated Press on April 26th, 2017

WASHINGTON – The Trump administration told lawmakers Wednesday it will apply economic and diplomatic pressure on North Korea to dismantle its nuclear weapons program, as an extraordinary White House briefing served to tamp down talk of military action against an unpredictable and increasingly dangerous U.S. adversary. President Donald Trump welcomed Republican and Democratic senators before ... Read More »

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Senate race ahead for suspended Alabama chief justice Moore

By By Kim Chandler, The Associated Press on April 26th, 2017

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Suspended Alabama Chief Justice and gay marriage opponent Roy Moore announced Wednesday he is running for the U.S. Senate seat previously held by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The fiery Republican jurist, who was suspended from the bench on accusations that he urged defiance of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision allowing gays ... Read More »

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Dispute over health payments defused, spending bill on track

By Andrew Taylor, The Associated Press on April 26th, 2017

WASHINGTON – The White House and congressional Democrats on Wednesday defused a tense standoff over payments for the working poor under the health care law, keeping a massive government spending bill on track just days ahead of a shutdown deadline. President Donald Trump on Wednesday backed away from a threat to immediately withhold payments to ... Read More »

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US test launches unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile

By The Associated Press on April 26th, 2017

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – An unarmed Minuteman 3 intercontinental ballistic missile was launched from California early Wednesday in a test of the weapon system that is part of the U.S. nuclear force. The missile blasted off from a silo at 12:03 a.m. from Vandenberg Air Force Base and delivered a single re-entry vehicle ... Read More »

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Jury to weigh life, death for trooper ambush killer

By Michael Rubinkam, The Associated Press on April 26th, 2017

MILFORD, Pa. – A gunman who ambushed two Pennsylvania troopers at their barracks showed “wickedness of heart” and deserves to die, a prosecutor told jurors Wednesday. The man’s lawyers said he grew up in a dysfunctional home and asked for mercy. Jurors began deliberations to decide whether Eric Frein will be sentenced to death or ... Read More »

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Here’s what could be next for Trump’s sanctuary cities order

By Sudhin Thanawala And Eric Tucker, The Associated Press on April 26th, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO – President Donald Trump is lashing out at a judge’s ruling blocking his attempt to strip funds from “sanctuary cities” that don’t co-operate with U.S. immigration authorities, calling it “ridiculous” and vowing to take the case to the U.S. Supreme Court. It was the third Trump executive order on immigration to be thwarted ... Read More »

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Cosby, daughter, lawyer speak out as sex assault trial looms

By Maryclaire Dale, The Associated Press on April 26th, 2017

PHILADELPHIA – Bill Cosby and his delegates are speaking out in select media interviews a month before jury selection starts in his Pennsylvania sex assault trial. Cosby tells a black news service that he is working on new material and hopes to resume his career. The 79-year-old comedian has made few, if any, public remarks ... Read More »

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Suspended Alabama chief justice Moore declares US Senate bid

By By Kim Chandler, The Associated Press on April 26th, 2017

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Suspended Alabama Chief Justice and gay marriage opponent Roy Moore announced Wednesday he is running for the U.S. Senate seat previously held by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The fiery Republican jurist, who was suspended from the bench on accusations that he urged defiance of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision allowing gays ... Read More »

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Hard-line Iranian candidate says US should fear Iran

By The Associated Press on April 26th, 2017

TEHRAN, Iran – A hard-line candidate in Iran’s upcoming presidential election says the United States should be made to fear Iran so that it will back off on sanctions and threats. Ebrahim Raisi told a state TV talk show Wednesday that “today Americans are afraid of the word ‘Iran,'” saying: “This is the solution. The ... Read More »

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