March 26th, 2019

World News

Celebrity lawyer Geragos named in Avenatti extortion case

By Christopher Weber, The Associated Press on March 26th, 2019

LOS ANGELES – Attorney Mark Geragos has had a long career representing high-profile clients including Michael Jackson, Colin Kaepernick and Jussie Smollett. Now Geragos might need a defence attorney himself after being named in a case accusing lawyer Michael Avenatti of trying to extort Nike. Geragos is not charged with a crime but two people ... Read More »

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Israel, Gaza militants in 2nd day of cross-border fighting

By Josef Federman And Fares Akram, The Associated Press on March 25th, 2019

JERUSALEM – Israeli aircraft bombed targets across the Gaza Strip and Gaza militants fired rockets into Israel early Tuesday, the second day of cross-border fighting that erupted in the last stretch of a closely contested race for Israeli prime minister between the long-serving incumbent and an ex-army chief. The latest violence was triggered by a ... Read More »

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Judge suggests Hawaii man avoid favourite soda on probation

By The Associated Press on March 25th, 2019

WAILUKU, Hawaii – A Hawaii judge suggested a man not drink his favourite soda during four years of probation on a car theft conviction. Judge Rhonda Loo suggested in a Maui court last week that 21-year-old Christopher Montilliano Jr. refrain from drinking Pepsi while on probation because he lied to police during his arrest, The ... Read More »

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Key facts in the federal case against Michael Avenatti

By The Associated Press on March 25th, 2019

NEW YORK – Key facts in the federal case against celebrity attorney Michael Avenatti: WHO IS MICHAEL AVENATTI? Avenatti, 48, became a household name last year through his representation of Stormy Daniels, the porn actress who claims she had an affair with President Donald Trump years before he took office. Avenatti filed a lawsuit in ... Read More »

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New Mexico senator, conservationist won’t run again in 2020

By Morgan Lee, The Associated Press on March 25th, 2019

SANTA FE, N.M. – New Mexico Senator Tom Udall announced Monday he will not seek re-election in 2020, opening a secure Democratic seat to competition and ending a chapter in a Western political dynasty built on environmental conservation. The second-term senator and former congressman said he was confident he could run a strong campaign but ... Read More »

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The Latest: Parliament votes to consider Brexit alternatives

By The Associated Press on March 25th, 2019

LONDON – The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 10:15 p.m. British lawmakers are set to hold a series of votes on different options for Brexit in an attempt to break the country’s political deadlock. Lawmakers voted 329-302 to take control of Parliament’s timetable from the government starting Wednesday to hold votes on alternative Brexit ... Read More »

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Ethiopian Airlines says pilots got appropriate training

By Elias Meseret, The Associated Press on March 25th, 2019

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia – Ethiopian Airlines’ CEO says the pilots who flew the plane that crashed on March 10 had trained on “all appropriate simulators,” rejecting reports that they had not been adequately prepared to handle the new aircraft. Tewolde Gebremariam said in a statement Monday that the airline owns simulators to help pilots train ... Read More »

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Ex-Brazilian President Temer released from jail after 5 days

By Diane Jeantet And Mauricio Savarese, The Associated Press on March 25th, 2019

RIO DE JANEIRO – Former Brazilian President Michel Temer was released from jail on Monday, less than a week after he was arrested in the sprawling Car Wash corruption probe that has ensnared many of the country’s top politicians and business leaders. Temer, who will still face several corruption charges while free, left his cell ... Read More »

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Brazilian judge orders release of former president Temer

By The Associated Press on March 25th, 2019

RIO DE JANEIRO – A Rio de Janeiro federal judge has ordered the release of former President Michel Temer from jail. Judge Antonio Ivan Athie says in Monday’s ruling that there’s no need to jail Temer because he doesn’t pose a risk to the investigation into corruption charges against him. The 78-year-old ex-president and seven ... Read More »

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Kansas’ new Democratic governor vetoes GOP tax relief bill

By John Hanna, The Associated Press on March 25th, 2019

TOPEKA, Kan. – Kansas’ new Democratic governor on Monday vetoed a tax relief bill approved by the Republican-controlled Legislature, arguing it would repeat an infamous fiscal experiment that failed under a GOP predecessor. Gov. Laura Kelly signalled for weeks that she would reject Republican leaders’ top priority this year, a measure aimed at preventing individuals ... Read More »

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