Daily Archives: May 3, 2018

PLO convention affirms Abbas, 83, as unchallenged leader

The PLO has affirmed 83-year-old Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas as its unchallenged leader in a carefully staged four-day event. Continue reading

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HSBC says quarterly profit dips, plans $2B share buyback

Global bank HSBC says pretax profits dipped in the latest quarter because of higher operating costs. Continue reading

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Handcuffed man tries to flee courthouse, nosedives over balcony

Security camera footage from a Utah courthouse shows a defendant in handcuffs running out of a courtroom, flipping over a second-floor railing and falling to the ground below. Continue reading

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80-year-old gunman kills 1, wounds 1 in California attack

An 80-year-old man shot two people, killing one, at a Northern California apartment complex and later turned the gun on himself, authorities said Thursday. Continue reading

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House chaplain regains job after challenging Ryan

The embattled chaplain of the U.S. House of Representatives has won his job back just hours after sending a scalding letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan that accused a top Ryan staff aide of telling him “something like ‘maybe it’s time that we had a Chap… Continue reading

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‘Old white guys’ weren’t hired, so restaurant chain to pay $3M in age bias settlement

A national restaurant chain that allegedly wanted only “fresh” employees and rejected “old white guys” has settled an age discrimination class action lawsuit to the tune of nearly $3 million, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said Wednes… Continue reading

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The Latest: USGS: No way to predict duration of eruption

The Latest on eruption of Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano (all times local): 6:05 p.m. Hawaii County is expanding its evacuation order in response to the eruption of Kilauea volcano. Continue reading

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The Latest: Kansas approves adoption bill seen as anti-LGBT

The Latest on bills in Oklahoma and Kansas to protect faith-based adoption agencies that won’t place children in LGBT homes (all times local): 11:02 p.m. Kansas lawmakers are close to joining their counterparts in Oklahoma in passing legislation to gra… Continue reading

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US employers expected to have added solid 190K jobs in April

U.S. jobseekers likely enjoyed April after slogging through a so-so March. Continue reading

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Mounting economic chaos leaves many Venezuelans in the dark

A month-long blackout in Jennifer Naranjo’s neighborhood in the Venezuelan port city of Maracaibo leaves her anxious. Continue reading

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Hawaii volcano shoots lava into sky; evacuations ordered

Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano is releasing red lava into a residential subdivision, prompting the county to order mandatory evacuations. Continue reading

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The Latest: Teen blames race discrimination in campus ordeal

The Latest on the ordeal of two Native American teens who were pulled from a Colorado State University admissions tour by police (all times local): 8:50 p.m. Continue reading

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Fatal shooting causes pandemonium in Tennessee mall

A fatal shooting set off pandemonium inside a mall in Nashville, Tennessee, provoking an outsized police response in the city where a gunman killed several people at a Waffle House less than two weeks ago. Continue reading

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Greitens impeachment to be considered in special session, Missouri lawmakers say

Missouri lawmakers on Thursday announced they’re calling a special session to order to discuss the possible impeachment of Gov. Eric Greitens. Continue reading

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Once seen as reformer, Malaysia leader faces legitimacy test

In 2013 elections, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak’s face and reformist message were front and center. Continue reading

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Latest: Lawyer: Polanski ‘blindsided’ by academy expulsion

The Latest on the expulsion of Bill Cosby and Roman Polanski from the organization that puts on the Oscars (all times local): 6:55 p.m. Roman Polanski’s attorney says the director was blindsided by a decision to expel him from the organization that bes… Continue reading

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El Salvador OKs initiative to fight violence against women

El Salvador’s government has approved an initiative presented by women’s rights groups for a national alert over gender-based violence. Continue reading

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Michael Caputo says Mueller team knows more about Trump campaign than anyone who worked there

Republican consultant and former Trump campaign aide Michael Caputo told Fox News’ “The Story” Thursday night that Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his team “know more about the campaign than any one person does who worked there.” Continue reading

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Don Blankenship hits McConnell’s ‘China family’ in new ad as Trump Jr. tells voters to ‘reject’ him

West Virginia Republican Senate candidate Don Blankenship has attacked Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell over his “China family” in the latest use of racially charged language by the former Massey Energy CEO. Continue reading

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Utah teen unexpectedly delivers aunt’s baby, report says

A 16-year-old girl in Utah reportedly delivered her aunt’s baby girl over the weekend, only a few days after being taught about child birth in high school. Continue reading

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