Daily Archives: April 24, 2018

China says further steps ready to target Taiwan independence

China says it is prepared to take further steps to counter perceived moves by self-ruling Taiwan toward formal independence following recent war games aimed at intimidating the island’s leaders. Continue reading

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Afghan Taliban announces start of annual spring offensive

The Afghan Taliban has announced the start of their annual spring offensive. Continue reading

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Gunman wounds 2 Dallas police officers, store employee

Authorities say two Dallas police officers were escorting a man from a home improvement store when he shot them and a store employee. Continue reading

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Trump’s travel ban likely to be upheld, justices indicate

The Supreme Court is saving one of its biggest cases for last. Continue reading

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Fort Worth gang member to die for killing girl, grandmother

Attorneys for a condemned Texas prisoner asked the U.S. Supreme Court to halt his execution scheduled for Wednesday evening for killing a young girl and her grandmother in a gang-related shooting a decade ago that turned a child’s birthday party in For… Continue reading

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Video shows ex-Clinton aide in profanity-laced confrontation with cops

Police released a video Tuesday showing a former financial adviser to Hillary Clinton getting involved in a heated, profanity-laced confrontation with several officers. Continue reading

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Lax vetting on Trump nominees begins to frustrate senators

As President Donald Trump’s pick to lead Veterans Affairs skids to a halt, senators from both parties are voicing frustration that the White House is skipping crucial vetting of nominees and leaving lawmakers to clean up the mess. Continue reading

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NRA breaks 15-year fundraising record, according to filings

The National Rifle Association on Tuesday announced that its Political Victory Fund had a banner month in March, raising $2.4 million, which is $1.5 million more than it raised in March 2017. Continue reading

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More allegations emerge on VA pick as nomination falters

President Donald Trump is sending mixed signals about the future of his nominee to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs. Continue reading

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Canada van victims include grandmother, avid volunteer

An 80-year-old grandmother who loved Toronto sports teams nearly as much as her own family and a “brilliant” young woman who volunteered to build houses in the Dominican Republic were among the 10 people killed when a van plowed down a Toronto sidewalk. Continue reading

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Iranian official puts Trump on notice about nuclear deal

President Donald Trump and Iran’s top diplomat have traded sharp warnings, with Trump threatening “bigger problems” than ever if Tehran restarts its nuclear program. Continue reading

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‘Cocaine cowboy’ on the run 26 years set to be sentenced

A quarter century after he vanished, a man dubbed the last of Miami’s “cocaine cowboys” is being sentenced for a drug trafficking conviction. Continue reading

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Toronto van attack suspect may have felt anger against women

A chilling Facebook message posted before a van plowed onto a crowded Toronto sidewalk has raised the possibility the suspect in the attack nursed grudges against women and it is bringing back memories of a 1989 massacre of 14 women that remains one of… Continue reading

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US taxpayer money earmarked for Afghan reconstruction efforts could be easily lost says new oversight report

A new watchdog report claims that billions of dollars in donor contributions, including $3 billion from the U.S., to a trust fund created for the reconstruction efforts in Afghanistan may be lost due to mishandling by the World Bank. Continue reading

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Republican Debbie Lesko wins Arizona House special election

Republican candidate Debbie Lesko won a special election for a U.S. House seat in Arizona Tuesday night, to replace former Rep. Trent Franks, who resigned in December over sexual misconduct allegations. Continue reading

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The Latest: Dallas officers out of surgery, arrest made

The Latest on the shooting of two Dallas police officers and an employee of a home improvement store (all times local): 10:40 p.m. Two Dallas police officers and a home improvement store employee are out of surgery after being shot while escorting a ma… Continue reading

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In northern Myanmar, a forgotten conflict intensifies

The war between Myanmar’s army and ethnic Kachin rebels is intensifying in the country’s north. Continue reading

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Philippines gives Australian nun 30 days to leave country

The Philippines has cancelled an Australian nun’s missionary visa for engaging in political activity and has given her 30 days to leave the country. Continue reading

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Indonesia oil well fire kills 10 people, destroys houses

At least 10 people were burned to death after an apparently unregulated oil well in Indonesia’s Aceh province caught fire. Continue reading

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‘Person of interest’ in custody after 2 Dallas police officers shot, critically wounded, department says

A “person of interest” was in custody Tuesday night, hours after two officers with the Dallas Police Department and a civilian were shot, police said. Continue reading

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