May 26th, 2017

World News

Indonesia arrests 3 suspects in bombings that killed police

By The Associated Press on May 26th, 2017

JAKARTA, Indonesia – Police in Indonesia say three suspected Islamic militants have been arrested for their alleged involvement in the two suicide bombings that killed three police officers and injured 11 other people in the capital. West Java police spokesman Yusri Yunus says the suspects were captured early Friday in three places in Bandung, the ... Read More »

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Was Montana’s wild House race a Trump test? Not so much

By Bobby Caina Calvan And Nicholas Riccardi, The Associated Press on May 26th, 2017

BOZEMAN, Mont. – Greg Gianforte spent the day of his greatest political victory out of sight, avoiding questions about the assault charge filed against him on the eve of a congressional race that some cast as a referendum on Donald Trump’s presidency. In the end, though, the Republican emerged Thursday night as Montana’s new congressman, ... Read More »

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Italian fashion designer Laura Biagiotti dies at 73

By The Associated Press on May 26th, 2017

ROME – Laura Biagiotti’s daughter says the Italian fashion designer has died after suffering a heart attack. She was 73. Lavinia Biagiotti announced her mother’s death on Twitter on Friday morning. Biagiotti suffered a heart attack Wednesday evening at her estate outside of Rome. Doctors were able to resuscitate her but not before serious brain ... Read More »

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Philippines official: Terror suspect still in besieged city

By Jim Gomez And Teresa Cerojano, The Associated Press on May 26th, 2017

ILIGAN, Philippines – The Philippine military chief says top terror suspect Isnilon Hapilon is still hiding in the besieged city of Marawi in the country’s south. Gen. Eduardo Ano told The Associated Press on Friday that militants are trying to find a way to extricate Hapilon. Philippine troops backed by armoured vehicles and rocket-firing helicopters ... Read More »

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Alabama executes man for 1982 murder-for-hire

By Kim Chandler, The Associated Press on May 25th, 2017

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – A man once called the “Houdini” of Alabama’s death row for escaping seven past execution dates through legal challenges was put to death early Friday for a 1982 murder-for-hire shooting. Tommy Arthur, 75, was pronounced dead at 12:15 a.m. CDT Friday at a southwest Alabama prison after a lethal injection, authorities said. ... Read More »

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Philippines says foreigners among IS-linked gunmen in south

By Jim Gomez And Teresa Cerojano, The Associated Press on May 25th, 2017

ILIGAN, Philippines – Foreign fighters are among the militants linked to the Islamic State group who are battling government troops in the southern Philippines, an official said Friday. Solicitor General Jose Calida said Indonesians and Malaysians are fighting alongside the gunmen who attacked Marawi, a city of some 200,000 people on Mindanao island. “What is ... Read More »

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Gianforte apologizes to reporter after winning US House race

By Bobby Caina Calvan, The Associated Press on May 25th, 2017

BOZEMAN, Mont. – Republican multimillionaire Greg Gianforte won Montana’s only U.S. House seat on Thursday despite being charged a day earlier with assault after witnesses said he grabbed a reporter by the neck and threw him to the ground. Gianforte, a technology entrepreneur, defeated Democrat Rob Quist to continue the GOP’s two-decade stronghold on the ... Read More »

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A sister uses her gifts to send messages to fallen soldier

By Martha Irvine, The Associated Press on May 25th, 2017

NEENAH, Wis. – She begins each time by sharpening her tools, with the sound of metal on metal echoing through the sunlit old house she calls both home and workshop. Making a violin is a methodical art. For Sonja St. John, that structure is a necessity – and the routine, in many ways, a saving ... Read More »

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Gianforte wins US House race day after charged with assault

By Bobby Caina Calvan, The Associated Press on May 25th, 2017

BOZEMAN, Mont. – Republican multimillionaire Greg Gianforte won Montana’s only U.S. House seat on Thursday despite being charged a day earlier with assault after witnesses said he grabbed a reporter by the neck and threw him to the ground. Gianforte, a technology entrepreneur, defeated Democrat Rob Quist to continue the GOP’s two-decade stronghold on the ... Read More »

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Supreme Court says Alabama execution can proceed

By Kim Chandler, The Associated Press on May 25th, 2017

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The U.S. Supreme Court ruled late Thursday that Alabama can proceed with the execution of Tommy Arthur, an inmate once nicknamed the “Houdini” of death row after escaping seven prior execution dates postponed. Arthur, 75, was convicted in the 1982 murder-for-hire slaying of Troy Wicker. Arthur’s lawyers made multiple last-ditch appeals, both ... Read More »

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