April 29th, 2017

World News

Washington DBs popular in 2nd round, Mixon to Bengals

By Barry Wilner, The Associated Press on April 28th, 2017

PHILADELPHIA – The most popular group in the second round of the NFL draft was nearly 3,000 miles away from Philadelphia: the Washington Huskies secondary. Three members – cornerbacks Kevin King and Sidney Jones, safety Budda Baker – were taken in the first 11 picks Friday night. None of those choices drew the attention that ... Read More »

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Venezuelan formally notifies OAS it will leave amid protests

By Fabiola Sanchez And Luis Alonso Lugo, The Associated Press on April 28th, 2017

CARACAS, Venezuela – Venezuelan formally notified the Organization of American States on Friday of its intention to leave the regional body amid sometimes violent protests at home and international calls for its government to hold delayed elections and release prisoners. Venezuelan interim ambassador Carmen Velasquez submitted a letter announcing the move in Washington to OAS ... Read More »

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Friends hail woman, 86, killed trying to stop attack as hero

By Don Thompson, The Associated Press on April 28th, 2017

NORTH HIGHLANDS, Calif. – A young man was identified Friday as the suspect in the sexual assault and beating death of an 86-year-old California woman remembered as a hero by investigators and neighbours after she used a walking stick to try to stop an attack on her friend. Neven Glen Butler, 18, was arrested the ... Read More »

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Grand Canyon: Found body likely teenage boy from Tennessee

By The Associated Press on April 28th, 2017

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. – The Grand Canyon National Park says that a body that was found on Friday is likely of a 14-year-old hiker who went missing nearly two weeks ago while in the bottom of the canyon during a family trip. Jackson Standefer of Chattanooga, Tennessee, was crossing a creek on April ... Read More »

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Friends hail slain 86-year-old California woman as hero

By Don Thompson, The Associated Press on April 28th, 2017

NORTH HIGHLANDS, Calif. – A young man was identified Friday as the suspect in the sexual assault and beating death of an 86-year-old California woman. She was remembered as a hero by investigators and neighbours after she used a walking stick to try to stop the alleged assailant from attacking her friend. Neven Glen Butler, ... Read More »

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Seoul: N. Korea fails in missile test-fire near its capital

By The Associated Press on April 28th, 2017

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of – North Korea test-fired a mid-range ballistic missile from the western part of its country Saturday, but the launch apparently failed, South Korea and the United States said Saturday. The test will be condemned by outsiders as yet another step in the North’s push for a nuclear-tipped missile that can strike ... Read More »

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Seoul: North Korea test-fires missile from western region

By The Associated Press on April 28th, 2017

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of – South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff says North Korea has test-fired a missile from the western part of its country. There were no other immediate details Saturday morning, including what type of missile was used. North Korea routinely test-fires a variety of ballistic missiles, despite United Nations prohibitions, as part ... Read More »

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Robots, high-tech tools join battle against invasive species

By Seth Borenstein, The Associated Press on April 28th, 2017

WASHINGTON – A robot zaps and vacuums up venomous lionfish in Bermuda. A helicopter pelts Guam’s trees with poison-baited dead mice to fight the voracious brown tree snake. A special boat with giant winglike nets stuns and catches Asian carp in the U.S. Midwest. In the fight against alien animals that invade and overrun native ... Read More »

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Congress settles for stopgap to avoid government shutdown

By Erica Werner And Alan Fram, The Associated Press on April 28th, 2017

WASHINGTON – Congress took the easy way out to keep the government open on the eve of Donald Trump’s 100th day in office, passing a weeklong stop-gap spending bill Friday that amounted to more of a defeat for the president than a victory. Lawmakers cleared the measure easily with just hours to spare before the ... Read More »

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In Egypt, pope brings a message of peace amid crackdown

By Nicole Winfield And Hamza Hendawi, The Associated Press on April 28th, 2017

CAIRO – Pope Francis demanded that Egypt’s Muslim leaders teach a rejection of violence in God’s name during a delicate visit Friday to the Arab world’s most populous country, and he strongly backed its uncompromising crackdown on political Islam and militancy. Brushing off security concerns after a series of attacks by Islamic militants on Egypt’s ... Read More »

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