Daily Archives: May 4, 2017

Record number of climbers to attempt scale Everest

A Nepalese official says Sherpa workers are fixing the final route to the summit of Mount Everest and the first climb of the season could be days away. Continue reading

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California students sue after being suspended for ‘liking’ racist posts

Four California high school students sued a school district after they were suspended over their responses to Instagram posts that included a black student and coach with nooses around their necks. Continue reading

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Amanpour to address graduates at Northeastern University

Northeastern University’s newest graduates will hear from journalist Christiane Amanpour. Continue reading

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Man accused of rape amid electronic monitoring to alter plea

An Ohio man who authorities say was on an electronic monitor in an abduction case when he had a 14-year-old girl dropped off at his home by taxi, held her captive for months and raped her in 2015 is scheduled to change his plea. Continue reading

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UN envoy in Philippines rebukes Duterte’s war on drugs

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Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman returns to court in drug case

Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman (wah-KEEN’ ehl CHAH-pho gooz-MAHN’) returns to a Brooklyn courtroom as his lawyers fight to relieve restrictive jail conditions. Continue reading

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US jobs data show some scars from recession finally healing

After a hiring slowdown in March, the U.S. job market is thought to have resumed solid growth in April, a trend that would help underpin an economic rebound after a weak start to the year. Continue reading

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China’s 1st large homemade passenger jet taking to the skies

China’s first large homemade passenger jetliner is due to make its maiden flight from Shanghai later Friday. Continue reading

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N. Korea again dominates S. Korea’s presidential election

For South Koreans living next door to a hostile, nuclear-armed state that regularly threatens their annihilation, their vote in Tuesday’s presidential election likely will be based in part on each candidate’s plan for how to handle North Korea. Continue reading

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10 Things to Know for Friday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday: 1. Continue reading

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Minnesota officer acquitted in punching of 14-year-old girl

A Minnesota police officer accused of punching a handcuffed 14-year-old girl in the face has been acquitted of assault. Continue reading

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Man accused in deadly Iowa jail escape agrees to extradition

A man accused of shooting two deputies, one fatally, while escaping from jail in western Iowa before being recaptured in Nebraska will head back to Iowa to face charges in the case. Continue reading

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Texas church bus crash: Truck driver swerved more than 50 times, report says

The driver in the pickup truck involved in a head-on collision with a church bus in Texas that killed 13 passengers swerved more than 50 times before the crash, according to a preliminary report released Thursday from the National Transportation Safety… Continue reading

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Woman says she was sexually assaulted during Penguins game

A woman says she was sexually assaulted in a bathroom during a Pittsburgh Penguins playoff hockey game. Continue reading

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No prison for plumber who assisted insider trading probe

A New York plumber won’t have to serve any prison time after admitting his role in an insider trading scheme that involved a former Barclays director. Continue reading

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Grisly mystery: Shoe with human foot inside found on dock

After a shoe with a human foot inside turned up on a dock in Charleston, South Carolina, investigators are trying to figure out whose it was and how it got there. Continue reading

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Minnesota man who killed fleeing intruder will avoid prison

A Minnesota homeowner who killed a fleeing intruder won’t go to prison and could stay out of jail under a plea deal. Continue reading

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Officials warn of floodwater risks in soaked Midwest states

Joseph Fiorilli is ready to go home, even though most everything he left behind when the flooded Meramec River inundated his eastern Missouri home will be a soggy, stinky mess. Continue reading

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Protesters line up in NYC, hoping for chance to boo Trump

A few hundred protesters lined up on the sidewalks Thursday along Manhattan’s West Side Highway, hoping for a chance to boo Donald Trump’s motorcade as he made his first trip back to New York since becoming president of the United States. Continue reading

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Pair of wild bald eagles settle in at Oregon Zoo

Visitors to the Oregon Zoo in Portland have noticed a new addition to the zoo perched among the tall Douglas firs in the park. Continue reading

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Ex-police officer convicted in fatal drunken-driving crash

A former New Jersey police officer has been convicted in a wrong-way drunken-driving crash in New York that killed a fellow officer and another man. Continue reading

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Multi-state crime suspect indicted for murder in Mississippi

A grand jury has indicted a man accused of leaving a trail of dead and wounded people and stolen cars in Mississippi, New Mexico and Kansas. Continue reading

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South Carolina woman accused of running over boyfriend tells cops, ‘I am not going to jail’

An Anderson County woman has been charged with murder after police say she hit and killed her live-in boyfriend with her car Tuesday evening. Continue reading

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Chicago shooting prompts push to better arm police officers

The shooting of two plainclothes officers with a high-powered rifle this week was a chilling reminder of something Chicago police have long said: They are outgunned by the city’s gangs. Continue reading

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Pricey painting slashed at Aspen art gallery as camera rolls

A man slashed a nearly $3 million wall-sized painting at an art gallery on Tuesday afternoon, the Aspen Police Department said. Continue reading

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Tennessee school yearbook photo with Nazi costumes prompts apology

A Tennessee school district is under fire from parents after a photo of two students dressed as Nazis ended up in a yearbook. Continue reading

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UN chief: parties to conflict suspected of sexual violence

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says 46 parties to conflict are “credibly suspected” of committing rape or other forms of sexual violence in 2016 including seven designated as “terrorist groups” for links with the Islamic State extremist group and a… Continue reading

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US moves 100 troops from Germany to Poland

The U.S. military in Europe says a tactical headquarters and 100 troops have relocated to Poland from Germany to enhance the command of U.S. rotational forces recently deployed to the region. Continue reading

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Ex-‘cocaine cowboy’ pilot, 7 others charged with auto fraud

A former pilot for Colombia’s Medellin cartel during Miami’s “cocaine cowboy” years has been indicted along with seven others from Florida and Missouri in a complex automobile fraud scheme. Continue reading

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Lion terrified by bursting bubble in viral UK video

A lion in England was frightened by bubbles. Continue reading

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AP FACT CHECK: Trump and his Bible-ban story

Pitching religious free expression, President Donald Trump accused the former Obama administration Thursday of banning patients at a military hospital from receiving religious items from visitors. Continue reading

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California dog rescued after 15-foot fall into storm drain

California crews rescued a dog that fell 15 feet into a storm drain. Continue reading

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Tad Cummins, accused in Tennessee teen’s kidnapping, moved from California jail

A Tennessee educator who was charged with kidnapping his former student is being extradited from a California jail to Tennessee. Continue reading

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‘Cheeky’ UK toddler locked in car smiles at rescuers

A hilarious photo captured the moment a toddler locked in a car smiled as firefighters worked to get him out. Continue reading

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Daily newspaper columnist who defended NRA quits after suspension

A conservative columnist who was suspended by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch after she defended the National Rifle Association from comparisons to ISIS fired back with her resignation and a series of targeted tweets. Continue reading

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Pittsburgh crime lab ex-employee accused of stealing drugs

A former crime lab employee in Pittsburgh allegedly stole and used drugs flagged as evidence, the Allegheny County Police Department said. Continue reading

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8 in Brazil sentenced for planning attack ahead of Rio 2016

A judge in Brazil has sentenced eight men to prison sentences for declaring allegiance to the Islamic State group online and planning an attack in the run up to the 2016 Summer Olympics. Continue reading

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Earthly visitor breaks into alien welcome center; steals TV

A man trying to attract extraterrestrials to South Carolina says an earthly visitor broke into his alien welcome center and stole a flat-screen TV. Continue reading

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Cocaine found in 5 greyhounds following Florida races

Florida officials have revoked a racing greyhound trainer’s license after five dogs tested positive for cocaine in their systems. Continue reading

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Arkansas moves to recovery mode after record flooding

Arkansas in recovery mode after record flooding By Willie James Inman Parts of Arkansas were hit hard by severe flooding on Wednesday forcing hundreds to evacuate. Continue reading

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Jordan army news site: Blast in Syria border camp kills 4

A news website linked to Jordan’s military says an explosion went off in the market area of makeshift camp on the border with Syria, killing four people and wounding several others. Continue reading

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Facebook, Twitter, Google sued over San Bernardino attack

Family members of San Bernardino terror attack victims are suing Facebook, Google and Twitter, accusing the companies of providing platforms to aid terrorists. Continue reading

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3 soldiers arrested in shooting death of Somalia minister

Police in Somalia say three soldiers have been arrested in connection with the killing of a government minister near the presidential palace. Continue reading

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Tattooed fitness model accused of robberies is arrested

A tattooed fitness enthusiast and model accused of a string of robberies in Connecticut has been arrested in California. Continue reading

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Star Wars Day: Stormtrooper costume prompts evacuation at Wisconsin high school

A student wearing a Stormtrooper mask and costume from the movie “Star Wars” prompted an evacuation at Ashwaubenon High School Thursday morning, May 4th. Continue reading

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The Latest: District attorney complained about cop’s conduct

The Latest on the shooting of a 15-year-old black teen by a white police officer in suburban Dallas (all times local): 2:20 p.m. Continue reading

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Saudi king’s new order loosens guardianship rules on women

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has issued a directive to government offices that allows women greater access to government services without the consent of a male relative. Continue reading

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1 killed, 16 injured in Las Vegas crash involving school bus

At least one person died and 16 others were hospitalized after a crash involving a school bus and another vehicle in northeast Las Vegas on Thursday. Continue reading

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Flying Trump to Mar-a-Lago twice cost at least $1.2 million

A pair of President Donald Trump’s recent weekend trips to his Mar-a-Lago resort cost taxpayers more than $1.2 million, new documents released by a conservative group show. Continue reading

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Texas cop accused of trying to fake his own death arrested

A Texas police officer who is accused of trying to fake his own death and fleeing to Mexico was arrested Wednesday, police said. Continue reading

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