February 27th, 2017

World News

Dylann Roof’s jurors worship at church where he massacred 9

By The Associated Press on February 27th, 2017

CHARLESTON, S.C. – The jurors who sentenced Dylann Roof to death for the racist massacre of nine black church members quietly visited the Charleston house of worship weeks later for a Sunday service. In a newspaper opinion piece, the 18 jurors and alternates said Emanuel AME pastor the Rev. Eric Manning identified them only as ... Read More »

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911 call: Bar shooting suspect said he’d killed ‘Iranians’

By The Associated Press on February 27th, 2017

OLATHE, Kan. – A bartender at the restaurant where a man was arrested last week for an apparently racially motivated bar shooting of two Indian men told a 911 dispatcher that the suspect admitted shooting two people, but described them as Iranian. A recording from Henry County, Missouri, 911 reveals that the bartender warned police ... Read More »

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Iranian baby with heart defect impacted by Trump doing well

By Kristena Hansen, The Associated Press on February 27th, 2017

PORTLAND, Ore. – Physicians say a 4-month-old Iranian girl with a rare heart condition who was affected by President Donald Trump’s travel ban is “out of the woods” and making good progress after her life-saving surgery. Fatemeh Reshad and her parents’ plans to enter the United States with a travel visa for the infant’s surgery ... Read More »

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Prison for 2 who threatened violence at black child’s party

By The Associated Press on February 27th, 2017

DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. – A Georgia judge sentenced two people to lengthy prison terms Monday for their role in the disruption of a black child’s birthday party with Confederate flags, racial slurs and armed threats. Jose Ismael Torres, 26, will spend 13 years in prison; Kayla Rae Norton, 25, is to serve six years, Atlanta news ... Read More »

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Appeals court won’t put Trump’s travel ban case on hold

By Martha Bellisle, The Associated Press on February 27th, 2017

SEATTLE – A federal appeals court on Monday denied a request from the U.S. Justice Department to put President Donald Trump’s travel ban case on hold until he issues a new executive order. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals did not give an explanation for its ruling but said it ... Read More »

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Cuomo orders probe into threats targeting Jewish centres

By The Associated Press on February 27th, 2017

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has ordered an investigation after the latest wave of bomb threats targeting Jewish community centres. Cuomo said Jewish centres in Tarrytown, Staten Island, New Rochelle and Plainview, Long Island were targeted with bomb threats on Monday. The JCC Association of North America says Jewish community centres and day schools in ... Read More »

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California dam spillway water shut off to clear debris

By The Associated Press on February 27th, 2017

OROVILLE, Calif. – California water authorities stopped the flow of water down the Oroville Dam’s crippled spillway Monday, allowing workers to start clearing out massive debris that’s blocking a hydroelectric plant from working. Water will not be released for the next five to seven days, in the hopes that workers can remove between 500,000 and ... Read More »

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Dancers dress as devil in popular Argentina carnival

By Alvaro Medina, The Associated Press on February 27th, 2017

UQUIA, Argentina – To the beat of drums, more than 300 people dressed as devils descend a sacred hill as one of the most singular Carnival events in South America begins. Members of the dance troupe created the costumes for nine days of performances that this year began Saturday. The annual Carnival in Uquia, in ... Read More »

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Ali Jr. says airport detention made him feel “violated”

By Bruce Schreiner, The Associated Press on February 27th, 2017

Muhammad Ali’s son said Monday he felt “violated” when immigration officials questioned him about his religion at a Florida airport. “I was just appalled,” Muhammad Ali Jr. told The Associated Press in a phone interview. “I’m a U.S. citizen and they’re asking me, what is my religion?” Ali Jr. and his mother, Khalilah Camacho Ali, ... Read More »

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Plan to repeal Obama health law shows GOP governors are torn

By Ben Nuckols, The Associated Press on February 27th, 2017

WASHINGTON – The nation’s governors don’t want people in their states to lose health coverage under a repeal of the Obama-era health care law, but even after a weekend of bipartisan meetings, they still don’t agree on the best approach to replace it. Governors attending the winter meeting of the National Governors’ Association met Monday ... Read More »

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