January 21st, 2017

World News

Israel troops shoot dead knife-wielding Palestinian attacker

By The Associated Press on January 10th, 2017

JERUSALEM – The Israeli military says troops have shot dead a Palestinian attacker who tried to stab soldiers in the West Bank. It says Israeli forces were on an arrest raid in the Fara Refugee Camp Tuesday when the Palestinian charged toward them with a knife. The troops shot him after he ignored warnings to ... Read More »

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Suspect in attack on US official sent out of Mexico

By Christopher Sherman And Michael Balsamo, The Associated Press on January 9th, 2017

MEXICO CITY – The U.S. citizen arrested by Mexican authorities in connection with last week’s shooting of a U.S. consular official in Guadalajara has been sent out of Mexico, the federal Attorney General’s Office said late Monday. Its statement did not reveal where the suspect was sent, saying only that he was repatriated in co-ordination ... Read More »

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New Jersey driver hurt when dumbbell smashes into windshield

By The Associated Press on January 9th, 2017

OLDMANS TOWNSHIP, N.J. – New Jersey State Police say a 50-pound dumbbell crashed through the windshield of an SUV, injuring the driver. Troopers are trying to determine where the dumbbell came from when it crashed through the vehicle’s windshield at about 7:30 a.m. Monday as 75-year-old Jack DeCarlo, of Hamilton Township, Mercer County, was driving ... Read More »

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Trump unfiltered: Tweets reveal his interests, insecurities

By Lisa Lerer, The Associated Press on January 9th, 2017

WASHINGTON – His message came at the start of one of the busiest weeks of Donald Trump’s transition to the White House. It’s a week when he and his team are preparing eight Cabinet picks for confirmation hearings, finalizing appointments and gearing up for his first news conference as president-elect. But at 6:29 a.m. on ... Read More »

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Texas man pleads guilty to fraud in lottery scandal case

By The Associated Press on January 9th, 2017

DES MOINES, Iowa – A Texas businessman has pleaded guilty to fraud and admitted to helping lottery computer technician Eddie Tipton cash jackpots in a multi-state number-fixing scheme that netted $2 million. Robert Rhodes pleaded guilty in a Des Moines courtroom Monday. Iowa prosecutors will seek two years of probation. Rhodes says he helped Tipton ... Read More »

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GOP hesitancy grows on health law repeal without substitute

By Alan Fram, The Associated Press on January 9th, 2017

WASHINGTON – Growing numbers of Republicans showed discomfort Monday over obliterating President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul without having a replacement to show voters. Hoping to capitalize on the jitters, Democrats staged an evening Senate talk-a-thon to condemn the GOP push. With Donald Trump just 12 days from entering the White House, Republicans have positioned ... Read More »

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Popular suspension bridge fails in Colombia, killing 7

By The Associated Press on January 9th, 2017

BOGOTA – A suspension bridge popular with tourists in a rural area of central Colombia has failed, killing at least seven people and injuring 14 more. The bridge near the city of Villavicencio is a major tourist attraction. Authorities say it may have turned upside down Monday due to overload during a busy three-day holiday ... Read More »

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Swedish minister hopes Trump backs UN chief on averting wars

By The Associated Press on January 9th, 2017

Sweden’s foreign minister says she hopes U.S. President-elect Donald Trump will support a strong United Nations and new Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ focus on preventing potential conflicts from turning into costly wars. Margot Wallstrom said in an interview Monday with The Associated Press that once Trump takes office on Jan. 20, he should be judged by ... Read More »

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Electrical problems identified in fatal chairlift accident

By Thomas Peipert, The Associated Press on January 9th, 2017

DENVER – Electrical problems caused a chairlift at a small Colorado ski resort to hit a support tower and topple a Texas woman about 25 feet to her death, state investigators said Monday. According to a report by the Colorado Passenger Tramway Safety Board, problems with the chairlift’s electrical drive/control system “contributed to a rare ... Read More »

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Fans mourn death of California’s famous ‘drive-thru’ sequoia

By Amanda Lee Myers And Rich Pedroncelli, The Associated Press on January 9th, 2017

ARNOLD, Calif. – Joyce Brown was 12 when her parents first took her to visit the “drive-thru tree,” a giant sequoia in California famous for a car-sized hole carved into the base of its trunk. Brown thought she had entered a land of giants as she walked underneath and around the ancient 100-foot-tall tree, which ... Read More »

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