Daily Archives: May 15, 2018

For Chicago teen activists, survival is the No. 1 goal

Jaheim Wilson was 16 when he was shot and killed in April in Chicago and just a few months older than his cousin Alexis Willis. Continue reading

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Bangladesh Supreme Court upholds bail for opposition leader

Bangladesh’s Supreme Court has upheld a High Court’s decision to grant bail to opposition leader and former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia, who was jailed for five years on a corruption conviction. Continue reading

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Timeline of recent events on the Korean peninsula

After a few months of rapprochement, North Korea abruptly called off scheduled high-level talks with South Korea on Wednesday and warned the U.S. that a planned summit with President Donald Trump could be at risk. Continue reading

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Inmate to be executed for San Antonio lovers’ lane killing

A Texas inmate scheduled to be executed Wednesday evening has insisted he wasn’t involved in a San Antonio “lovers’ lane” killing more than 14 years ago that sent him to death row. Continue reading

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GOP pushes for speedy confirmation vote for CIA nominee

President Donald Trump’s pick to be the next CIA director appears headed for confirmation as Gina Haspel picks up Democratic support and is expected to get a nod from the Senate intelligence committee. Continue reading

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Oregon state Rep. Buehler wins GOP primary for governor

Oregon state Rep. Knute Buehler has won the GOP gubernatorial primary, besting a crowded field vying to compete against incumbent Democrat Kate Brown in November. Continue reading

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China says military exercises intended to threaten Taiwan

China says military exercises around Taiwan are intended as a direct threat to the self-governing island’s government over moves Beijing sees as cementing its independence from the mainland. Continue reading

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Man pleads guilty to killing 4, but cousin rejects plea deal

Two cousins charged in the deaths of four young men found buried on a suburban Philadelphia farm are expected to resolve their criminal case without a trial. Continue reading

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Trump-backed nominees win US Senate primaries in Pennsylvania, Nebraska

Pennsylvania could send at least three women Congress next year, breaking the all-male hold on the 18-member U.S. House delegation. Continue reading

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FOX NEWS FIRST: North Korea threatening to pull out of summit over nukes, drills; ‘Red’ alert over Hawaii volcano

Plus, Trump-backed candidates win Tuesday primaries Continue reading

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In Nicaragua, Daniel Ortega bends to Catholic Church

On a recent Sunday, Managua’s auxiliary Roman Catholic Bishop Silvio Baez talked to those gathered for Mass about love and its many forms. Continue reading

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Hawaii volcano eruption intensifies, triggering ‘red’ warning

Hawaii residents are facing the highest volcanic activity alert after officials warned Tuesday that the Big Island’s Kilauea volcano is growing more explosive — as a massive ash cloud grows in the sky. Continue reading

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Official: Government troops push back Taliban from west city

An Afghan official says government forces have pushed back the Taliban from a western city. Continue reading

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Malaysia’s reformist icon Anwar freed, given royal pardon

Malaysia’s reformist icon Anwar Ibrahim has been freed from custody after receiving a royal pardon, paving the way for a political comeback following his alliance’s stunning election victory. Continue reading

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1 dead, 3 hurt in Southern California building explosion

An explosion rocked a Southern California medical office building Tuesday, killing a woman and injuring three other people, authorities said. Continue reading

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Man in custody for vandalism of Israeli flag in Philadelphia

A man accused of splattering red paint on an Israeli flag in Philadelphia has been taken into custody. Continue reading

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Guatemala: New details given in graft probe of president

Investigators in Guatemala have revealed new details of a probe against President Jimmy Morales relating to purported illicit campaign financing. Continue reading

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Australia upholds Nauru decision to reject 3 refugee claims

Australia’s highest court on Wednesday rejected the refugee claims of two Pakistani and a Nepalese asylum seeker because they could find somewhere safe in their homelands to live. Continue reading

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Barletta, Trump backer, wins GOP nod to take on Sen. Casey

Pennsylvania U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta is projected to defeat state Rep. Jim Christiana in Tuesday’s Republican primary to determine who will face incumbent Democratic Sen. Bob Casey in November. Continue reading

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Ortega to attend opening of Nicaragua’s national dialogue

Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega and his powerful vice president and first lady, Rosario Murillo, say they will attend the opening of a national dialogue Wednesday that follows weeks of protests that have left dozens dead and weakened their Sandinist… Continue reading

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