April 28th, 2017

World News

Street sales and parties; the Dutch mark king’s birthday

By The Associated Press on April 27th, 2017

THE HAGUE, Netherlands – The Netherlands is marking the 50th birthday of King Willem-Alexander with orange-clad citizens holding parties and street sales throughout the country. The monarch and his family were spending King’s Day in the city of Tilburg, where thousands of people – many wearing inflatable orange crowns – lined the streets to catch ... Read More »

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Syrian media: Israel attacked installation near Damascus

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

BEIRUT – Syrian state media blamed Israel on Thursday for an early morning missile attack on a military installation near the Damascus International Airport that shook the capital from the force of the blasts. Israeli Minister of Intelligence Yisrael Katz would not comment directly on the incident but said any similar strike would be in ... Read More »

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2 police wounded in shooting on French island of Reunion

By The Associated Press on April 27th, 2017

PARIS – Officials say a man suspected of links to radical Islam shot two police officers on the French island of Reunion in an incident under investigation by national counterterrorism prosecutors. The regional administration for the Indian Ocean island said in a statement that the two officers from a special national police intervention force were ... Read More »

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Mnuchin: Trump has released plenty of financial info

By Julie Bykowicz And Jill Colvin, The Associated Press on April 27th, 2017

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump “has no intention” of releasing his tax returns to the public, says Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, asserting Americans have “plenty of information” about the president’s financial matters. For decades, presidents have released their tax returns. But Trump has so far refused, saying that he would share the tax documents only ... Read More »

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Suspect barricaded in home after Delaware officer killed

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

MIDDLETOWN, Del. – A man suspected of shooting and killing a Delaware state trooper outside a convenience store remained barricaded early Thursday inside his house, where he fired shots at officers as they tried to negotiate a peaceful surrender, police said. Cpl. Stephen J. Ballard, 32, was shot several times about 12:10 p.m. Wednesday after ... Read More »

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Texas House OKs ‘sanctuary city’ ban with tough jail penalty

By Will Weissert, The Associated Press on April 27th, 2017

AUSTIN, Texas – The Texas House has approved a strict ban on “sanctuary cities” in the country’s second-largest state, seeking to empower police to enforce federal immigration law against anyone they detain and threatening to jail police chiefs and sheriffs who refuse to do so. Thursday’s 93-54 vote followed 15-plus hours of emotional debate, much ... Read More »

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French court refuses to extradite Kosovo ex-prime minister

By The Associated Press on April 27th, 2017

PARIS – A French court has refused to extradite a former Kosovo prime minister to Serbia to face war crimes charges. The court in the northeastern town of Colmar says Ramush Haradinaj was released after Thursday’s decision. It did not give a reason for the refusal, and it is unclear whether Serbian representatives will appeal ... Read More »

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Coulter’s Berkeley speech cancelled, police prep for violence

By Jocelyn Gecker, The Associated Press on April 27th, 2017

BERKELEY, Calif. – Conservative pundit Ann Coulter says that while her speech at the University of California, Berkeley was cancelled, she may still show up to say hello to her supporters. Police and university officials say they’re bracing for trouble Thursday whether or not she decides to show. They say intelligence and online chatter by ... Read More »

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Jefferson Muzzle ‘awards’ take aim at free-speech offenders

By Sarah Rankin, The Associated Press on April 26th, 2017

RICHMOND, Va. – A Tennessee sheriff accused of deleting atheists’ comments on a county Facebook page, a school chief who dismissed a teacher who stepped on the American flag in class, and the U.S. Senate for a bill targeting speech on college campuses are among the winners of the Jefferson Muzzles – satiric awards bestowed ... Read More »

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Ohio man charged with kidnapping neighbour to be in court

By The Associated Press on April 26th, 2017

WILMINGTON, Ohio – Police say an Ohio man accused of kidnapping a neighbour and keeping her trapped in a small pit is to appear in court on a charge of kidnapping. Blanchester police say 45-year-old Dennis Dunn is scheduled for a hearing Thursday in Clinton County Municipal Court in Wilmington. Dunn was arrested Wednesday after ... Read More »

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