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Paris prosecutors probe 'suicide' taunts targeting police at protest

Paris prosecutors probe 'suicide' taunts targeting police at protestParis prosecutors have launched an investigation after French anti-government protesters in the latest of a series of demonstrations shouted slogans mocking police over a spate of recent suicides in the force, judicial sources said Sunday. The "yellow vest" protesters took to the streets of Paris Saturday for the 23rd weekend to protest against the policies of President Emmanuel Macron, again clashing with police in a tense standoff. France's national police force has been troubled by a worrying increase in suicides within its numbers this year, with 28 officers taking their lives so far in 2019.




POSTED APRIL 21, 2019 11:14 AM

Giuliani: Nothing wrong with Trump camp taking Russian help

Giuliani: Nothing wrong with Trump camp taking Russian helpWASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani insisted Sunday there was "nothing wrong" with the president's 2016 campaign taking information from the Russians, as House Democrats pledged stepped-up investigations into campaign misconduct and possible crimes of obstruction detailed in special counsel Robert Mueller's report .




POSTED APRIL 21, 2019 5:17 PM

UPDATE 1-Doves, heartbreak and hope on 20th anniversary of Columbine High massacre

UPDATE 1-Doves, heartbreak and hope on 20th anniversary of Columbine High massacreAddressing hundreds of people gathered at Saturday's service in a park next to the school, Dawn Anna, mother of slain student Lauren Townsend, spoke on behalf of all the families of the victims about their sense of loss. Patrick Ireland, whose fall out of a school library window into the arms of firefighters, which became one of the iconic images of the massacre, spoke of his long physical and emotional recovery. Betty Shoels, the aunt of murdered student Isaiah Shoels, said her 18-year-old nephew was a fun-loving athlete who was always smiling, despite feeling out of place as one of the school's few African-American students.




POSTED APRIL 20, 2019 7:55 PM

World Leaders Respond to the Easter Sunday Bombings in Sri Lanka That Killed at Least 200 People

World Leaders Respond to the Easter Sunday Bombings in Sri Lanka That Killed at Least 200 PeopleAt least 207 people have been killed and 450 more wounded




POSTED APRIL 21, 2019 11:11 AM

South Carolina 5th-grader in school fight died of natural causes; no charges will be filed

South Carolina 5th-grader in school fight died of natural causes; no charges will be filedOfficials said the 10-year-old died from a preexisting condition called arteriovenous malformation, and there was no evidence trauma led to her death.




POSTED APRIL 19, 2019 10:25 PM

Tiger attacks Kansas zoo keeper after 'error' brought two together

Tiger attacks Kansas zoo keeper after 'error' brought two togetherThe zoo keeper was alert and awake when she was rushed to a hospital, where she was listed in stable condition, city of Topeka spokeswoman Molly Hadfield said by phone. The victim, the primary tiger keeper at the Topeka Zoo and Conservation Center, was in the predator's outdoor habitat when she was attacked, zoo director Brendan Wiley said at a news conference. Somehow, the 7-year-old male tiger named Sanjiv entered the habitat, which is never supposed to happen when a person is present, Wiley said.




POSTED APRIL 20, 2019 3:26 PM

How the U.S. Navy Sank Imperial Japan's Top Secret Aircraft Carrier

How the U.S. Navy Sank Imperial Japan's Top Secret Aircraft Carrier“No doubt he intends to act as a decoy at some point to lure away our screening destroyers. That accomplished, his comrades can approach Shinano unopposed. We must guard against any such ploy,” grumbled the thoughtful skipper.The first torpedo struck farthest aft. Over the next 30 seconds three more warheads detonated against the massive aircraft carrier’s hull, working their way forward. The explosions and instant flooding immediately killed scores of men, many asleep in their bunks.As tons of seawater cascaded into the wounded colossus, men below deck could see the extent of the damage, were seized with panic, and stampeded topside. The missiles had hit 10 feet below the water line, and on the bridge and upper levels the commander and his officers were not yet aware of how sorely they were hurt. Many had survived earlier torpedo attacks, and aboard less formidable vessels than this one. Even as their gargantuan ship began to list, they remained optimistic.“Expressing the Flavor of an Ancient Samurai”




POSTED APRIL 19, 2019 10:00 PM

Israeli election may have dimmed hopes for 2-state solution

Israeli election may have dimmed hopes for 2-state solutionJERUSALEM (AP) — Is the two-state solution for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict dead?




POSTED APRIL 21, 2019 2:13 AM

Pastor apologises for asking students to spit on and cut him in Easter demonstration

Pastor apologises for asking students to spit on and cut him in Easter demonstrationA US church has been forced to apologise after a part-time associate pastor urged children to spit on, slap, and even cut him with a steak knife.The preacher at Impact City Church in Ohio, named Jaddeus Dempsey, was leading an after-school activity intended to explain “the very important topic of crucifixion”.Mr Dempsey said the exercise was his idea alone and that no one else knew about his plans.One of the students who took part, aged 12, said: “I thought it was very weird and awkward.“I took part because I thought it was OK because it was coming from an adult.”“The reactions are appropriate,” said the lead pastor, Justin Ross, speaking of the harsh response the church had received. “Many of you were disgusted, many of you were hurt by this, many of you were very confused.” Mr Ross noted the activity was inappropriate, but he also said the “intent was honourable”.Mr Ross added: “[Jesus] chose to allow them to spit on him and beat him and crucify him in order to take the payment of our debt that we call sin.”“So Jaddeus, in an effort to share that message of love through the gospel and the story of Jesus’ crucifixion, he shared this illustration and tried to share some of the pain that Jesus took on that day.”In his apology, Mr Dempsey said: “I am so sorry for misrepresenting the community, the church, the parents, the students and anybody that I hurt,” said Dempsey. “It was not my intention. My intention was just to show them how much Jesus loves them and I love them.”The local sheriff’s office has opened an investigation into the incident, as has the church’s board of directors.




POSTED APRIL 20, 2019 1:17 PM

IS claims deadly attack on Afghan ministry

IS claims deadly attack on Afghan ministryThe Islamic State group Sunday claimed responsibility for an attack that killed 10 people and trapped around 2,000 for hours inside the communications ministry in the Afghan capital the previous day. Four IS jihadists detonated explosives near the ministry, then entered and "battled Afghan security forces with machine guns and hand grenades for numerous hours", the group said in a statement on its social media channels. The attack in central Kabul killed seven civilians and three members of the security forces, the interior ministry said on Sunday, in a new toll after three people died of their wounds.




POSTED APRIL 21, 2019 9:36 AM

FOX News

BuzzFeed News editor takes heat for suggesting Trump would be more outraged if Sri Lanka victims were white
A BuzzFeed News world editor faced backlash Sunday for taking a swipe at President Trump while tweeting an article about the attacks in Sri Lanka on Easter.

POSTED APRIL 21, 2019 10:14 PM
Coast Guard offloads seized drugs worth $62.5M
The U.S. Coast Guard is offloading marijuana and cocaine with an estimated street value of $62.5 million dollars at The agency said in a news release that the drugs seized in international waters in the Eastern Pacific Ocean will arrive in Fort Lauderdale Thursday morning on the Coast Guard Cutter Bear, which is based in Portsmouth, Virginia.

POSTED APRIL 21, 2019 10:09 PM
Sri Lanka blocks social media after deadly attacks
A group that monitors internet censorship says Sri Lankan authorities have blocked most social media services in the country following the Easter Sunday attacks that killed more than 200 people.

POSTED APRIL 21, 2019 9:57 PM
North Macedonia police say 58 migrants found in stopped van
Police say officers patrolling a main highway in North Macedonia found 58 migrants packed into a van and detained three men on suspicion of smuggling migrants.

POSTED APRIL 21, 2019 9:30 PM
Police kill suspect at North Carolina shopping center
North Carolina investigators are conducting a probe into the fatal shooting of a man by a police officer in the state's capital city, authorities said Sunday.

POSTED APRIL 21, 2019 9:23 PM
Northern Ireland police free 2 men held in reporter's death
Two teenagers who were arrested in the shooting death of a 29-year-old journalist in Northern Ireland have been released from police custody without being charged.

POSTED APRIL 21, 2019 9:22 PM
Fugitive arrested 16 years after killing Florida retirees in drunken-driving crash on Easter
A fugitive on the run since 2008 has been captured by authorities in Costa Rica, 16 years after he drove drunk and killed a retired married couple on Easter Sunday in Miami in 2003.

POSTED APRIL 21, 2019 9:11 PM
Florida deputy on restricted duty after seen forcefully restraining pepper-sprayed HS student, hitting him in head
A Florida sheriff's deputy was placed on restricted duty after cellphone video showed him banging the head of a pepper-sprayed high school student against the ground.

POSTED APRIL 21, 2019 8:59 PM
Colorado dog reunited with Florida family after 2017 theft
A dog found abandoned in Colorado has been returned to its family, nearly two years after it was stolen in Florida as a puppy.

POSTED APRIL 21, 2019 8:42 PM
British, Nigerian nationals shot dead in central Nigeria
Police and the British High Commission say a British woman and a Nigerian citizen have been shot dead in north-central Nigeria.

POSTED APRIL 21, 2019 8:36 PM

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