April 20th, 2018

World News

Tennessee man gets 6 years for death at Trace Adkins concert

By The Associated Press on April 6th, 2018

HUNTSVILLE, Tenn. – A Tennessee man will serve six years in the death of an Indiana man who was dragged, then run over by an SUV. The Knoxville News Sentinel reports a judge declined to give 45-year-old Billy Jason Carson a probationary sentence Thursday. Carson had entered an Alford plea to vehicular homicide and aggravated-assault ... Read More »

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‘Eyes and ears’: Past Guard border deployments offer clues

By Elliot Spagat, The Associated Press on April 6th, 2018

SAN DIEGO – The U.S. National Guard faces a vastly different environment than it did on its last two deployments to the border with Mexico, with far fewer illegal crossings and more Central Americans than Mexicans coming. Still, its role is shaping up much the same: moving more Border Patrol agents from behind-the-scenes jobs to ... Read More »

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7 killed by Israeli fire, scores hurt in Gaza border protest

By Fares Akram, The Associated Press on April 6th, 2018

KHUZA’A, Palestinian Territory – Israeli troops killed seven men Friday in the second mass protest in as many weeks along Gaza’s volatile border, as Palestinians torched piles of tires to create a smoke screen to block the view of snipers. Friday’s deaths brought to 29 the number of Palestinians killed by Israeli fire over the ... Read More »

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Arrest looming, Brazil’s ex-President ‘Lula’ hunkers down

By Mauricio Savarese And Peter Prengaman, The Associated Press on April 6th, 2018

SAO BERNARDO DO CAMPO, Brazil – With a looming deadline to turn himself into authorities, former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Friday hunkered down with supporters at a metallurgical union that was the spiritual birthplace of his rise to power. The once wildly popular leader, who rose from poverty to lead Latin ... Read More »

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6 killed by Israeli fire, dozens hurt in Gaza border protest

By Fares Akram, The Associated Press on April 6th, 2018

KHUZA’A, Palestinian Territory – Israeli troops killed six men Friday in the second mass protest in as many weeks along Gaza’s volatile border, as Palestinians torched piles of tires to create a smoke screen to block the view of snipers. Friday’s deaths brought to 28 the number of Palestinians killed by Israeli fire over the ... Read More »

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CDC worker’s disappearance partially solved after body found

By Ben Nadler, The Associated Press on April 6th, 2018

ATLANTA – Authorities have partially solved the mysterious disappearance of a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention employee with the discovery of his body. But they may never know how he drowned in a river not far from his home. Fishermen found Timothy Cunningham’s body on Tuesday partially submerged in water and mud on the ... Read More »

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Moose stomps man’s foot in Alaska after he kicks her

By The Associated Press on April 6th, 2018

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – A man was injured north of Anchorage after a moose that he had just kicked stomped his foot in return, state officials said. KTVA-TV reported the man escaped major injuries in the encounter Thursday with the moose and her calf. “It sounds like the moose were on a trail and in this ... Read More »

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Hospital says ex-spy improves, no longer on ‘critical’ list

By Jill Lawless And Nataliya Vasilyeva, The Associated Press on April 6th, 2018

LONDON – The former Russian spy who was left fighting for his life after exposure to a rare nerve agent is no longer in critical condition, a British health official said Friday, a month after the mysterious poisoning in a quiet English city triggered a diplomatic crisis between Moscow and the West. Sergei Skripal and ... Read More »

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5 killed by Israeli fire, dozens hurt in Gaza border protest

By Fares Akram, The Associated Press on April 6th, 2018

KHUZA’A, Palestinian Territory – Israeli troops killed five men Friday in the second mass protest in as many weeks along Gaza’s volatile border, as Palestinians torched piles of tires to create a smoke screen to block the view of snipers. Friday’s deaths brought to 27 the number of Palestinians killed by Israeli fire over the ... Read More »

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4 killed by Israeli fire, dozens hurt in Gaza border protest

By Fares Akram, The Associated Press on April 6th, 2018

KHUZA’A, Palestinian Territory – Israeli troops killed four men Friday in the second mass protest in a week along Gaza’s volatile border, as Palestinians torched piles of tires to create a smoke screen to block the view of snipers. Friday’s deaths brought to 26 the number of Palestinians killed by Israeli fire over the past ... Read More »

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