April 22nd, 2018

World News

Girls jump, drop from balcony to escape dance studio fire

By The Associated Press on April 10th, 2018

EDGEWATER, N.J. – More than a dozen girls fled a second-story dance studio onto a balcony as a roaring fire engulfed their building, some dropping or jumping to the pavement as bystanders tried to rescue them with ladders. The rescue efforts were captured in a video that shows the screaming children either falling into the ... Read More »

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For HBCU marching bands, the show’s the thing

By Jonathan Landrum Jr., The Associated Press on April 10th, 2018

ATLANTA – Marching bands at historically black colleges and universities are known for their high-energy routines, but they’re more than a halftime show. Their popularity has spread through pop culture, music and film. More than 62,000 people came to watch eight HBCU bands at the 16th annual Honda Battle of the Bands Invitational Showcase in ... Read More »

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Trump cancels Latin America trip to focus on Syria

By Robert Burns, Zeke Miller And Matthew Lee, The Associated Press on April 10th, 2018

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump on Tuesday cancelled plans to travel to South America this week, choosing to stay in the United States to manage the U.S. response to Syria’s apparent chemical weapons attack on civilians. White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Tuesday that Trump will not attend the 8th Summit of the Americas ... Read More »

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Yulia Skripal, poisoned daughter of ex-spy, out of hospital

By Gregory Katz, The Associated Press on April 10th, 2018

LONDON – The spy saga that has gripped much of Britain since March took a positive turn Tuesday as nerve agent victim Yulia Skripal was released from the hospital, more than a month after she was poisoned with a military-grade nerve agent. Her father Sergei remains hospitalized after the poisoning, which Britain says took place ... Read More »

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Seth Meyers’ wife gives birth in lobby of their building

By The Associated Press on April 10th, 2018

NEW YORK – Seth Myers says his new son was born in the lobby of their apartment building. The “Late Night with Seth Meyers” host told his audience Monday about the birth of his second child. Myers said he figured he had plenty of time when his wife, Alexi Ashe, went into labour Sunday. But ... Read More »

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Trump, May, Obamas not on guest list for royal wedding

By Gregory Katz, The Associated Press on April 10th, 2018

LONDON – It will be friends and family, rather than politicians and world leaders, at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding next month. Kensington Palace says “it has been decided that an official list of political leaders – both U.K. and international – is not required” for the wedding. That means U.S. President Donald Trump ... Read More »

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Stocks rise as China’s president eases trade fight fears

By Marley Jay, The Associated Press on April 10th, 2018

NEW YORK – Stocks are rising sharply on Wall Street Tuesday after Chinese President Xi Jinping said Beijing would reduce tariffs on imported cars and improve intellectual property protection, steps that could ease tensions with the U.S. Lower tariffs could mean better sales for U.S. car companies, while banks could also gain entry into the ... Read More »

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Chemical weapons watchdog to send inspectors to Syria

By Bassem Mroue, The Associated Press on April 10th, 2018

BEIRUT – The international chemical weapons watchdog said Tuesday it will send a fact-finding mission to the Syrian town where a suspected gas attack took place over the weekend, after receiving a request from the Syrian government and its Russian backers to investigate the allegations. In a statement, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical ... Read More »

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Sudan’s president orders release of all political prisoners

By The Associated Press on April 10th, 2018

CAIRO – Sudan’s state news agency says President Omar al-Bashir has ordered the release of all political prisoners, effective immediately, as part of national dialogue efforts. The report carried by SUNA on Tuesday did not say how many individuals would be released, but said the move came in the spirit of “reconciliation, national harmony and ... Read More »

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Dems: No evidence of credible threats against EPA’s Pruitt

By Michael Biesecker, The Associated Press on April 10th, 2018

WASHINGTON – Senate Democrats have obtained internal Environmental Protection Agency documents they say show no evidence of specific, credible, physical threats against Administrator Scott Pruitt. That’s despite claims of an “unprecedented” number of death threats to justify his security spending. Democrats on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee said Tuesday they reviewed confidential security ... Read More »

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