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Ukrainian presidential elections, round two: Volodymyr Zelenskiy vs. Petro Poroshenko

Ukrainian presidential elections, round two: Volodymyr Zelenskiy vs. Petro Poroshenko

Angelina Korniyenko and Brian Pearlman, Contributing Writer and Nation & World Editor

April 20, 2019


Filed under Nation & World, Showcase

Ukrainians are set to elect a new president in second-round elections Sunday, in what will be a battle between billionaire incumbent Petro Poroshenko and comedian-actor Volodymyr Zelenskiy. Zelenskiy is best known for his satirical television series “Servant of the People,” in which plays an ordinary citi...

Yellow vest anger burns in France, fueled by Notre Dame fire

Yellow vest anger burns in France, fueled by Notre Dame fire

Angela Charlton and Michel Euler, Associated Press

April 20, 2019


Filed under Nation & World

PARIS (AP) — French yellow vest protesters set fires Saturday along a march through Paris to drive home their message to a government they believe is ignoring the poor: that rebuilding the fire-ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral isn't the only problem France needs to solve. Like the high-visibility vests...

Trump tried to seize control of Mueller probe, report says

Trump tried to seize control of Mueller probe, report says

Nancy Benac, Chad Day, Eric Tucker and Michael Balsamo, Associated Press

April 18, 2019


Filed under Nation & World

WASHINGTON (AP) — Public at last, special counsel Robert Mueller's report revealed to a waiting nation Thursday that President Donald Trump tried to seize control of the Russia probe and force Mueller's removal to stop him from investigating potential obstruction of justice by the president. ...

Young woman ‘infatuated’ with Columbine is found dead

Young woman ‘infatuated’ with Columbine is found dead

Kathleen Foody and Colleen Slevin, Associated Press

April 17, 2019


Filed under Nation & World

LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) — A young Florida woman who authorities say was so "infatuated" with the Columbine school shooting they feared she was planning an attack in Colorado just days ahead of the 20th anniversary was found dead Wednesday in an apparent suicide after a nearly 24-hour manhunt. Jefferson...

Catastrophic fire engulfs Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris

Catastrophic fire engulfs Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris

Lori Hinnant, Associated Press

April 15, 2019


Filed under Nation & World

PARIS (AP) — A massive fire engulfed the roof of Notre Dame Cathedral in the heart of the French capital Monday, toppling its spire and sending thick plumes of smoke high into the blue sky as tourists and Parisians looked on aghast from the streets below. A spokesman said the entire wooden frame...

Netanyahu wins, quashes hopes for new beginning

Netanyahu wins, quashes hopes for new beginning

Brita Hunegs, Contributing Writer

April 15, 2019


Filed under Nation & World

Israelis went to bed Tuesday night wondering if the reign of their four-term Prime Minister might be falling into slumber, too. But by the time the sun rose on Wednesday, it was clear that Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu was, once again, rising with it. The Prime Minister’s main opponent was Benny ...

M87 black hole photo a first-of-its-kind scientific milestone

M87 black hole photo a first-of-its-kind scientific milestone

Brian Pearlman, Nation & World Editor

April 15, 2019


Filed under Nation & World

It’s a revelation that has all but confirmed Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity at extremely strong gravitational scales and provided the first direct visual proof of a striking cosmological phenomenon. The April 10 announcement that scientists had created the first-ever image of a black hole — in ...

‘Unwanted touching’ allegations unlikely to sink Biden

‘Unwanted touching’ allegations unlikely to sink Biden

Cole Bursch, Contributing Writer

April 15, 2019


Filed under Nation & World

Former Vice President Joe Biden has been accused of sexual harassment or unwanted physical contact by seven women in the past month. The allegations come before he has officially announced whether he will enter a crowded group of Democrats already running for the party’s nomination in 2020. Biden is u...

Trump ‘strongly looking’ at releasing migrants in Dem cities

Trump ‘strongly looking’ at releasing migrants in Dem cities

Jill Colvin and Colleen Long, Associated Press

April 13, 2019


Filed under Nation & World

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday he is strongly considering releasing "Illegal Immigrants" into Democratic strongholds to punish congressional foes for inaction on the border— just hours after White House and Homeland Security officials insisted the idea had been rejected as fast...

Judge convicts WikiLeaks founder of breaching bail

Judge convicts WikiLeaks founder of breaching bail

Associated Press

April 11, 2019


Filed under Nation & World

LONDON (AP) – Ecuador's president says his government withdrew asylum status for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange almost seven years after he sought refuge in Ecuador's embassy in London, citing "repeated violations of international conventions and daily-life protocols." Lenin Moreno announced the...

Loughlin, husband and 14 parents face new charge in college admissions scam

Loughlin, husband and 14 parents face new charge in college admissions scam

Alanna Durkin Richer, Associated Press

April 9, 2019


Filed under Nation & World

BOSTON (AP) — "Full House" star Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, and 14 other parents were hit Tuesday with a new money laundering charge in the sweeping college admissions bribery scheme. The move comes a day after fellow actress Felicity Huffman, 12 other parents and a ...

Homeland Security secretary resigns, shake-up in department speeds ahead

Homeland Security secretary resigns, shake-up in department speeds ahead

Colleen Long and Jill Colvin, Associated Press

April 8, 2019


Filed under Nation & World

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and White House allies pushing for a harder line on immigration sped their campaign Monday to clean house at the Department of Homeland Security, pushing ahead with a mission far wider than the departure of Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen. L. Francis Cissna, the...

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