April 28th, 2017

World News

Gunman pursued injured officer seeking cover, fired again

By Randall Chase, The Associated Press on April 27th, 2017

MIDDLETOWN, Del. – A man who killed a state trooper and then was shot to death Thursday after a lengthy standoff with police had been fond of guns since middle school, a former neighbour and classmate said. Burgon Sealy Jr., 26, was killed by law enforcement about 20 hours after he fatally shot the trooper, ... Read More »

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Israeli strikes inside Syria pick up tempo in proxy war

By Philip Issa And Zeina Karam, The Associated Press on April 27th, 2017

BEIRUT – Syria’s military said Israel struck a military installation southwest of Damascus International Airport before dawn Thursday, setting off a series of explosions and raising tensions further between the two neighbours. Apparently seeking to interrupt weapons transfers to the Hezbollah group in Lebanon, Israel has struck inside Syria with increasing frequency in recent weeks, ... Read More »

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From 0-100: Presidents’ first days come at varying speed

By Calvin Woodward, The Associated Press on April 27th, 2017

WASHINGTON – A president’s first 100 days can be a tire-squealing hustle from the starting line (Franklin Roosevelt), a triumph of style over substance (Jimmy Carter), a taste of what’s to come (Ronald Reagan) or an ambitious plan of action that gets rudely interrupted by world events (pick a president). Here’s a snapshot of the ... Read More »

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Suspect pursued injured officer seeking cover, fired again

By Randall Chase, The Associated Press on April 27th, 2017

MIDDLETOWN, Del. – A man who killed a state trooper and then was shot to death Thursday after a lengthy standoff with police had been fond of guns since middle school, a former neighbour and classmate said. Burgon Sealy Jr., 26, was killed by law enforcement about 20 hours after he fatally shot the trooper ... Read More »

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Tom Hanks going on ‘NFL moratorium’ over Raiders move

By The Associated Press on April 27th, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO – Tom Hanks says he’s going on a pro football “moratorium” for two years after his hometown Oakland Raiders leave for Las Vegas, but he didn’t explain what that entails. The NFL approved the Raiders’ plan to move last month. A $1.9 billion stadium is slated to be built for the team with ... Read More »

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After Damascus blasts, Israel intercepts ‘target’ from Syria

By Philip Issa, The Associated Press on April 27th, 2017

BEIRUT – An apparent Israeli missile attack on a Syrian military installation near Damascus International Airport shook the capital early on Thursday morning and raised tensions between the two hostile neighbours. After nightfall, the Israeli military deployed its Patriot missile defence system to intercept a projectile incoming from Syria above the Golan Heights. The military ... Read More »

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Posh public bathroom pops up in NYC with fresh flowers, art

By Verena Dobnik, The Associated Press on April 27th, 2017

NEW YORK – In a park amid New York City skyscrapers, a gem has emerged: a posh public bathroom that cost nearly $300,000. It has freshly delivered flowers, imported tiles, classical music and artwork. The free-of-charge facility was inspired by visits to the city’s priciest hotels. It’s open to everyone, even homeless New Yorkers. On ... Read More »

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Man charged with keeping neighbour in pit is held on $1M bond

By The Associated Press on April 27th, 2017

WILMINGTON, Ohio – An Ohio man accused of kidnapping a neighbour and keeping her trapped in a small pit has been ordered held on $1 million bond. A municipal court judge in Wilmington set bond Thursday for 45-year-old Dennis Dunn, who participated via video from jail. A public defender was appointed to represent Dunn, who ... Read More »

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Police: Trooper slaying suspect shot dead after standoff

By Randall Chase, The Associated Press on April 27th, 2017

MIDDLETOWN, Del. – A man suspected of fatally shooting a Delaware state trooper was shot and killed by officers after a 20-hour standoff at his home, state police said Thursday. The man, who has not been identified, walked out of the home about 9:15 a.m. He had been holed up there since the fatal shooting ... Read More »

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Lincoln Hills psychologist dismissed

By Cara Lombardo, The Associated Press on April 27th, 2017

MADISON, Wis. – A top psychologist at Wisconsin’s troubled youth prison was fired for allegedly ignoring the requests of dozens of inmates who asked for help, according to his termination letter from the Department of Corrections. He appealed the firing and the two sides agreed last week to characterize his departure as a resignation. Dr. ... Read More »

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