Daily Archives: May 14, 2018

Doth toll rises to at least 58 in Gaza border protests as embassy opens in Jerusalem

At least 58 people were killed, including a baby who died from tear gas inhalation, during a chaotic scene at the Gaza border where Palestinians protested the U.S. Embassy opening in Jerusalem on Monday, the Gaza Health Ministry said. Continue reading

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Nicaraguan students enraged at repression turn on government

Alvaro Gomez was 17 when he volunteered to take up arms to defend President Daniel Ortega’s Sandinista revolution against U.S.-backed Contra rebels in the 1980s. Continue reading

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UN Security Council set to discuss Gaza after a deadly day

The U.N. Security Council plans to meet Tuesday to discuss violence along the border between Israel and the Gaza Strip, following the deadliest day there since a 2014 war. Continue reading

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Democratic rep’s bill would give ‘poor’ pols crashing in their offices cheap housing

A Democratic congressman wants to create affordable housing in Washington, DC — for members of the House. Continue reading

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Senate intelligence committee sets key vote on CIA director nominee Gina Haspel

CIA director nominee Gina Haspel, who would be the first woman to lead the spy agency, is expected to pass a key committee vote that  congressional source told Reuters is now set for Wednesday. Continue reading

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New York mom arrested after daughter, 1, overdosed on prescription painkillers: report

A New York mother was arrested Monday night in connection to the death of her 1-year-old child who overdosed on prescription painkillers last year, according to police. Continue reading

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Koreas to hold fresh meeting on carrying out summit vows

The two Koreas have agreed to a high-level meeting to discuss setting up military and Red Cross talks aimed at reducing border tension and restarting reunions between families separated by the Korean War. Continue reading

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Malaysia’s jailed opposition icon to make spectacular return

Malaysia’s historic change of government paves the way for an extraordinary comeback for jailed opposition icon Anwar Ibrahim, who played a key role in helping to secure the election victory and has become a prime minister in waiting. Continue reading

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Australia upgrades airport security after alleged bomb plot

The Australian government has announced an upgrade in airport security around the country and an increase in police powers in response to an alleged attempt to smuggle an improvised explosive device aboard an Etihad Airways flight out of Sydney last year. Continue reading

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Missing dogs stranded near Hawaii lava flow are rescued after 10 harrowing days

Two dogs who were missing for 10 days in the chaos of volcano evacuations in Hawaii were pulled to safety on Sunday morning —after the animals were “surrounded by lava,” rescuers said. Continue reading

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Phoenix couple accused of disturbing sex acts with 7-year-old girl

A horrific crime involving a young girl has landed a man and woman in Arizona in jail. Continue reading

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Greitens’ displayed ambition, from childhood through career

From childhood onward, Eric Greitens has been ambitious. Continue reading

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Michigan boy, 3, embarrasses parents by turning proposal video into ‘peeposal’

Kevin Przytula’s proposal to his girlfriend, Allyssa Anter, was seemingly perfect — until their son got the urge to pee. Continue reading

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Costa Rican court issues decision on gender identity

Costa Rica’s supreme electoral court has approved a resolution that will allow people to change the name they are registered with to go with their gender identity. Continue reading

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Virginia police officer shoots naked man on interstate

Police say a Virginia police officer shot a naked man on an interstate during rush hour. Continue reading

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McConnell visits McCain in Arizona, describes chat on the back porch

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell praised ailing Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., as a “genuine American hero” Monday in describing a weekend visit the Kentucky Republican paid to McCain and his wife at their Arizona home over the weekend. Continue reading

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School districts increasingly hiring foreign teachers to fill shortages

As debate over low teacher salaries makes its way across the country – there have been statewide protests in at least four states the past two months – this little-known U.S. program for foreign teachers is growing. Continue reading

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Academics protest ‘media harassment’ against Junot Diaz

Author Rebecca Walker and some two dozen educators from Harvard, Stanford and other schools are protesting what they call a “media-harassment campaign” against Junot Diaz. Continue reading

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Man pleads guilty in fatal shooting of 4-year-old nephew

An Indiana man has pleaded guilty to reckless homicide in connection with the fatal shooting of his 4-year-old nephew. Continue reading

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Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir sets big Cabinet reshuffle

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has ordered a major Cabinet reshuffle, including seven ministers of state and eight regional governors. Continue reading

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