January 23rd, 2018

World News

Salvadorans fear their country not prepared for returnees

By Marcos Aleman, The Associated Press on January 9th, 2018

SANTA TECLA, El Salvador – Being deported to an El Salvador he hadn’t seen in more than three decades was a trauma Hugo Castro recalls clearly. The 51-year-old said Monday that his country must begin preparing now to receive the nearly 200,000 Salvadorans who may have to return following the Trump administration’s decision to lift ... Read More »

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Case against Palestinian teen spotlights her activist family

By Karin Laub And Mohammed Daraghmeh, The Associated Press on January 9th, 2018

Israel’s hard-charging prosecution of a 16-year-old Palestinian girl who slapped and kicked two Israeli soldiers has trained a spotlight on her activist family and its role in what Palestinians call “popular resistance,” the near-weekly protests against Israeli occupation staged in several West Bank villages. The case of Ahed Tamimi has come to embody rival, grievance-filled ... Read More »

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Customs seizes $55K in counterfeit Air Jordans at airport

By The Associated Press on January 9th, 2018

CHANTILLY, Va. – Customs officers at Dulles International Airport in Virginia have seized nearly $55,000 worth of counterfeit Air Jordan shoes. U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Monday that 400 pairs of the counterfeit Nikes arrived at the airport last month, destined for an address in Alexandria, Virginia. Officers suspected the shoes, which arrived from ... Read More »

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Christie set to deliver his final state of the state address

By The Associated Press on January 9th, 2018

TRENTON, N.J. – New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is set to deliver his final state of the state address. The Republican governor will address the Democratic-led Legislature on Tuesday afternoon at the Statehouse. Christie will be turning over state government control to Democratic Gov.-elect Phil Murphy, who takes office on Jan. 16. Christie’s two terms ... Read More »

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Neo-Nazi group leader scheduled for federal court sentencing

By Tamara Lush And Michael Kunzelman, The Associated Press on January 9th, 2018

TAMPA, Fla. – Prosecutors are seeking a maximum 11-year sentence for a neo-Nazi group leader who stockpiled explosive material in the Florida apartment where a friend killed their two roommates, calling him an unrepentant ideologue who poses a serious danger once he gets out. The sentencing of Brandon Russell, 22, is scheduled for 9 a.m. ... Read More »

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California storm follows fires, bringing new round of danger

By Andrew Dalton, The Associated Press on January 9th, 2018

LOS ANGELES – The same Californians who had to flee from huge wildfires in recent months now have to handle hard rains that bring another type of danger. Storms dumped rain and increased the risk of mudslides in fire-ravaged communities. Northern California was hit hardest Monday evening, while Southern California was bracing for the worst ... Read More »

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Supreme Court hearing 2 vehicle search cases

By Jessica Gresko, The Associated Press on January 9th, 2018

WASHINGTON – Terrence Byrd was driving his fiancee’s rental car on a Pennsylvania highway when a state trooper pulled him over for an alleged minor traffic violation. He acted nervously during the stop, at one point telling troopers he had a marijuana cigarette in the car, and officers eventually asked to search the vehicle. But ... Read More »

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Mattis reveals himself in storytelling moments with troops

By Robert Burns, The Associated Press on January 9th, 2018

WASHINGTON – On a summer morning in a desolate corner of Iraq’s western desert, Jim Mattis learned he’d narrowly evaded an assassination attempt. A Sunni Arab man had been caught planting a bomb on a road shortly before Mattis and his small team of Marines passed by. Told the captured insurgent spoke English, Mattis decided ... Read More »

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Indiana girl, 8, dies after being shot in eye with BB gun

By The Associated Press on January 9th, 2018

GRABILL, Ind. – Authorities say an 8-year-old girl has died after a younger child accidentally her shot in the eye with a BB gun in northeastern Indiana. The girl was taken to a hospital in critical condition on Thursday after being wounded at a home in Grabill, 140 miles (225 kilometres) northeast of Indianapolis. An ... Read More »

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Former ‘cocaine cowboy’ pilot on trial in auto fraud case

By Curt Anderson, The Associated Press on January 9th, 2018

MIAMI – A pilot who flew loads of drugs for Colombian cartels during Miami’s “cocaine cowboys” era is going on trial in an auto fraud case. Jury selection begins Tuesday in the case of 72-year-old Mickey Munday, who has become well known through his open bragging about his past in interviews, social media posts and ... Read More »

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