Daily Archives: April 1, 2018

DC police investigate after body found in water at Cherry Blossom Festival

Police is investigating a death of a man after a man’s body was rescued from the Tidal Basin Saturday in Washington, D.C. as masses gathered for the annual Cherry Blossom Festival. Continue reading

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‘This was like a war’: Witnesses remember day MLK was shot

Clara Ester’s eyes were fixed on the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. as he stood on the concrete balcony of the Lorraine Motel. Continue reading

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Same-sex marriage supporter easily wins Costa Rica elections

Voters gave a resounding no to an upstart evangelical pastor who rose to political prominence by campaigning against same-sex marriage, allowing Costa Rica’s governing party to win an easy presidential victory. Continue reading

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Mexico candidate fights ruling party’s tarnished image

Jose Antonio Meade’s race for Mexico’s presidency so far has looked more like a slog through mud — a struggle to free himself from the scandal-stained reputation of the governing Institutional Revolutionary Party that chose the seemingly apolitical eco… Continue reading

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Malala Yousafzai ending 1st visit to Pakistan since shooting

Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai is ending her first visit to Pakistan since being shot in 2012 by Taliban militants trying to kill her for promoting girls’ education. Continue reading

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The Latest: Ruling party candidate new Costa Rica president

The latest on Costa Rica’s presidential runoff election (all times local): 8:30 p.m. Electoral officials in Costa Rica say the governing party’s candidate has won a presidential runoff election in which same-sex marriage was a big issue. Continue reading

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Prosecutor: Gunshots, not drug overdose, killed Maine woman

The trial of a Maine man charged with killing his wife and burying her in a shallow grave is due to get underway. Continue reading

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Chinese space station Tiangong-1 re-enters atmosphere, largely burns up

A defunct Chinese space lab has re-entered Earth’s atmosphere and mostly burned up, authorities in Beijing said late Sunday. Continue reading

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Notre Dame buzzer-beater stuns Mississippi State in NCAA women’s title game

Arike Ogunbowale did it again. Continue reading

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Tampa police kill Georgia murder suspect after gun battle, chase

Police say a suspect wanted for murder out of Georgia is dead after he led officers on a chase and gun battle through Tampa Sunday afternoon. Continue reading

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Chinese space station Tiangong-1 projected to land off Brazil coast

China’s out-of-control, defunct space station is hurtling toward Earth and currently expected to enter the atmosphere sometime in the next 24 hours. Continue reading

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Harper Lee letters offer candid takes on religion, family

Around the same time “To Kill a Mockingbird” made Harper Lee a best-selling author and Pulitzer Prize winner, she was still fighting for creative control. Continue reading

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Defunct Chinese space lab forecast to re-enter in Atlantic

Chinese space authorities say the defunct Tiangong 1 space station is expected to re-enter the Earth’s atmosphere soon. Continue reading

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Notre Dame tops Mississippi State with buzzer-beater to win NCAA women’s basketball title

Notre Dame came out on top in the NCAA women’s basketball championship Sunday night in dramatic fashion against Mississippi State, with a buzzer-beater 3-point shot from Arike Ogunbowale. Continue reading

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Google snubbed Easter with no doodle for 18th year in a row, Christians say

For the 18th year in a row, Google has no doodle to celebrate Easter, and Christians are angry on this holy day. Continue reading

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Kentucky couple to remarry 50 years after they divorced

Harold Holland, 83, and Lillian Barnes, 78, are planning to marry later this month — after earlier getting a divorce in 1968, the Lexington Herald-Leader reports. Continue reading

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NJ man, 20, shot ‘execution-style’ over PlayStation, reports say

A New Jersey man has been arrested and accused of kidnapping and murdering a man trying to buy a PlayStation video game console that was advertised online, according to multiple reports. Continue reading

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India hotel collapse kills 10 people; 10 others pulled from rubble alive

A four-story rickety hotel building collapsed in central India, killing at least 10 people and injuring another three, police said Sunday. Continue reading

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NYPD cops help deliver Easter baby in car

With two NYPD cops playing the role of bunny, an Upper East Side couple got a very special delivery in their Easter basket Sunday morning — a bundle of joy. Continue reading

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Hunt for spring breaker who vanished in Gulf of Mexico off Dauphin Island intensifies: ‘Island lives matter’

The search a Wisconsin teen who disappeared last week after getting pulled underwater in a rip current in the Gulf of Mexico — while on a spring break vacation with his family — intensified over the weekend, as locals pledged they wouldn’t give up. Continue reading

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