April 21st, 2018

World News

Indonesian fishermen rescue Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar

By Zik Maulana, The Associated Press on April 20th, 2018

BIREUEN, Indonesia – Indonesian fishermen rescued 76 Rohingya Muslims stranded off the coast of Aceh on Friday, authorities said, in the latest attempt by members of the persecuted ethnic group to flee Myanmar by sea. Tthe group of eight children, 25 women and 43 men was brought ashore in their wooden boat Friday afternoon. It ... Read More »

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Natalie Portman addresses snub of ‘Jewish Nobel,’ backlash

By Ian Deitch, The Associated Press on April 20th, 2018

JERUSALEM – Actress Natalie Portman has snubbed a prestigious prize known as the “Jewish Nobel,” saying she did not want her attendance to be seen as an endorsement of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Portman was to have received the award in Israel in June and said in a statement issued early Saturday that her ... Read More »

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North Korea says it has suspended nuclear, missile testing

By Kim Tong-Hyung, The Associated Press on April 20th, 2018

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of – North Korea said Saturday it has suspended nuclear and long-range missile tests and plans to close its nuclear test site. The North’s official Korean Central News Agency said the country is making the move to shift its national focus and improve its economy. The North also vowed to actively engage ... Read More »

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Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens charged over charity donor list

By Jim Salter, The Associated Press on April 20th, 2018

St. Louis prosecutors on Friday charged Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens with a felony for his use of a charity donor list for his 2016 political campaign, adding to the first-term governor’s legal woes. The charge of tampering with computer data is in addition to an earlier charge alleging Greitens took and transmitted a nonconsensual photo ... Read More »

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North Korea says it will suspend nuclear and missile testing

By The Associated Press on April 20th, 2018

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of – North Korea says it has suspended nuclear and long-range missile tests and plans to close its nuclear test site. The North’s official Korean Central News Agency said the suspension of nuclear and ICBM tests went into effect Saturday. The country says it’s making the move to shift its national focus ... Read More »

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Investigation says Prince was isolated, addicted and in pain

By Amy Forliti, The Associated Press on April 20th, 2018

MINNEAPOLIS – After Prince had to be revived from a drug overdose a week before his death, one friend told the musical superstar that he needed to stop taking painkillers. But Prince said he couldn’t – his hands hurt so much that if he quit, he’d have to stop performing. “This piano tour I think ... Read More »

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Official: Shotgun in guitar case was used in school shooting

By Curt Anderson, The Associated Press on April 20th, 2018

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – A gunman who carried a shotgun in a guitar case opened fire Friday in a Florida high school, wounding one student before he was arrested on a day planned for a national classroom walkout to protest gun violence, authorities said. It happened at Forest High School, which was put on lockdown, ... Read More »

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Trump lawyer told to file statement to slow porn star’s suit

By Brian Melley And Michael Balsamo, The Associated Press on April 20th, 2018

LOS ANGELES – President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer must declare in writing that his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination is jeopardized unless there’s a delay in legal proceedings in a lawsuit filed by porn actress Stormy Daniels, a federal judge said Friday. Judge S. James Otero said at a hearing in Los Angeles that it ... Read More »

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1 shot, wounded at Florida school; suspect in custody

By Curt Anderson, The Associated Press on April 20th, 2018

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Panic and fear gripped another Florida school Friday when a gunman who carried a shotgun in a guitar case opened fire, wounding one student before he was taken into custody on a day planned for a national classroom walkout to protest gun violence, authorities said. It happened Friday morning at Forest ... Read More »

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Leak crackdown talk yields rare Comey, Trump agreement

By Mary Clare Jalonick, Eric Tucker And Chad Day, The Associated Press on April 20th, 2018

WASHINGTON – James Comey and President Donald Trump seem to disagree on most everything, but the ex-FBI director’s memos show consensus on at least one thing: the need to hunt down leakers. The two men bonded over the idea of a proposed leak crackdown, even sharing a chuckle over a crude joke involving jailed journalists, ... Read More »

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