April 19th, 2018

World News

Trump says Syria attack ‘very soon or not so soon at all!’

By Robert Burns And Catherine Lucey, The Associated Press on April 12th, 2018

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump said Thursday that an attack on Syria could take place “very soon or not so soon at all,” arguing he had never signalled the timing of retaliation for a suspected chemical weapons attack that he had suggested was imminent a day earlier. On Capitol Hill, Democrats grilled Defence Secretary Jim ... Read More »

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Pompeo vows to boost State Dept, confirms Mueller interview

By Josh Lederman And Matthew Lee, The Associated Press on April 12th, 2018

WASHINGTON – Mike Pompeo, the congressman-turned-CIA director who’s now been chosen to be secretary of state, promised Thursday to make the State Department as central to national security decisions as the intelligence agency. In a separate issue that’s relevant to international diplomacy as well as President Donald Trump’s presidency, he confirmed he’s been interviewed by ... Read More »

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Tiger reported running through streets of New York – or not

By The Associated Press on April 12th, 2018

NEW YORK – A false report of a tiger in the streets of New York has caused a social media frenzy. WNBC says the New York Police Department got a call around 8:30 a.m. Thursday about a tiger in Harlem. People on Twitter described a notification from the Citizen app that said police were responding ... Read More »

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Vermont bistro owner offers gift for return of cutout

By The Associated Press on April 12th, 2018

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. – A Vermont restaurant owner is offering a $100 gift certificate to the person who returns a life-size cardboard cutout of himself that was stolen from an airport. Bob Conlon said Wednesday he has no idea why anyone would want to steal the advertisement for Leunig’s Bistro. WCAX-TV reports Conlon would like ... Read More »

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Pompeo vows to make State Department as central as the CIA

By Josh Lederman And Matthew Lee, The Associated Press on April 12th, 2018

WASHINGTON – Mike Pompeo, the former congressman-turned-CIA director chosen to be secretary of state vowed Thursday to make the State Department as central to national security decisions as the CIA, drawing a sharp contrast with his ousted predecessor, Rex Tillerson. In his Senate confirmation hearing, Pompeo lamented the “demoralizing” vacancies at the top echelons of ... Read More »

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McCarthy, Scalise are likely contenders for House speaker

By Alan Fram, The Associated Press on April 12th, 2018

WASHINGTON – Some say it’s a fight between West and South. Or a test of who can woo conservatives. Or who would be the better fundraiser and communicator for a divided party struggling to protect its House majority. But one thing is clear: If the showdown between California Rep. Kevin McCarthy and Louisiana Rep. Steve ... Read More »

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Pompeo cites Russian aggression, says diplomacy must go on

By Josh Lederman And Matthew Lee, The Associated Press on April 12th, 2018

WASHINGTON – Mike Pompeo, the hard-charging CIA director picked to be the next secretary of state, will tell the Senate on Thursday that years of soft U.S. policy toward Russia are “now over.” Drawing a sharp contrast with predecessor Rex Tillerson, Pompeo will vow to promote democracy and human rights while ending “demoralizing” vacancies at ... Read More »

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Gaza’s hospitals taxed by wounded from Israeli fire

By Fares Akram, The Associated Press on April 12th, 2018

GAZA, Palestinian Territory – Raed Jadallah belonged to an exclusive club – a small band of surfers who escaped the claustrophobia of blockaded Gaza by riding the waves of the Mediterranean. Now he’s immobile, a metal fixation device clamped to his left leg after an Israeli bullet fractured his femur in two places. The 25-year-old ... Read More »

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Caught on video: 4 women fight in Chik-fil-A drive-thru

By The Associated Press on April 12th, 2018

ATLANTA – No one was seriously hurt in a fight involving four women in a Chik-fil-A drive-thru, but another customer who recorded the fracas says it really got crazy when one of them pointed a handgun at another’s head. The cellphone video shows the women leaving their cars at the drive-thru window Wednesday morning. Shouting ... Read More »

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Carter to Trump: shun military action, keep country at peace

By Bill Barrow, The Associated Press on April 12th, 2018

ATLANTA – Expressing pride in his own record of peace, former President Jimmy Carter warned that President Donald Trump should steer clear of any military action involving Syria or other world hot spots and avoid a nuclear attack at all costs. “I pray that he would keep our country at peace and not exaggerate or ... Read More »

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