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US imposes new sanctions on Iran as tensions escalate

US imposes new sanctions on Iran as tensions escalate

Deb Riechmann and Ben Fox, Associated Press

May 8, 2019


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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump ordered new sanctions on Iran Wednesday, just days after the U.S. dispatched an aircraft carrier and B-52 bombers to the Persian Gulf over what it described as a new threat from Tehran. The sanctions target Iran's steel, aluminum, copper and iron sectors, whi...

1 dead, 8 hurt in Colorado school shooting, 2 in custody

1 dead, 8 hurt in Colorado school shooting, 2 in custody

Kathleen Foody and P. Solomon Banda, Associated Press

May 7, 2019


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HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. (AP) — Two students opened fire Tuesday inside a charter school in an affluent suburb of Denver not far from Columbine High School, killing a teenager, wounding eight and spreading terror before they were taken into custody, authorities said. Douglas County Sheriff Tony Sp...

Refusal to hand over Trump’s tax returns sets up legal fight

Refusal to hand over Trump’s tax returns sets up legal fight

Andrew Taylor and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press

May 7, 2019


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WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has made it official: The administration won't be turning President Donald Trump's tax returns over to the Democratic-controlled House. Mnuchin told Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal, D-Mass., in a Monday letter that the panel's request "lacks a legitimate legislative purpose" as ...

Sri Lanka struggles with fallout after deadly terror attacks

Sri Lanka struggles with fallout after deadly terror attacks

Brita Hunegs, Contributing Writer

May 6, 2019


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On the morning of Easter Sunday, April 21, 29-year-old Meredith Tanner unlocked the door of Prana Lounge, a yoga studio in Sri Lanka’s capital of Colombo. She went about her usual opening task: turning on the lights, lifting the blinds, practicing poses before clients arrived. Around 9 a.m., she hea...

Spanish elections: Socialists gain seats, still short of majority

Spanish elections: Socialists gain seats, still short of majority

Bella Michaels, Contributing Writer

May 6, 2019


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As predicted by a number of pre-election pollsters, Spain’s center-left Socialist Party, PSOE, emerged on Sunday, April 28 with 29 percent of the vote, failing to gain a majority,  and the nationalist Vox Party scored seats in the Spanish parliament — the first far-right party to do so since 1982. T...

2 Navy recruits dead after training at Lake County bootcamp

2 Navy recruits dead after training at Lake County bootcamp

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

May 6, 2019


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The U.S. Navy is grappling with a variety of internal problems of late, ranging from ex-SEAL commander Eddie Gallagher’s arrest for war crimes to two 2017 ship collisions that resulted in the deaths of 17 sailors — crashes deemed “avoidable” by the Navy itself. Now, the Navy is facing issues ...

Minneapolis to pay $20M to family of 911 caller slain by cop

Minneapolis to pay $20M to family of 911 caller slain by cop

Amy Forliti, Associated Press

May 3, 2019


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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis will pay $20 million to the family of an unarmed woman shot by a police officer after she called 911 to report a possible crime, city leaders announced Friday — a move that comes just three days after the former officer was convicted of murder. The settlement reached...

Barr skips House hearing; Pelosi accuses him of lying

Barr skips House hearing; Pelosi accuses him of lying

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press

May 2, 2019


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WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr skipped a House hearing Thursday on special counsel Robert Mueller's Trump-Russia report, escalating an already acrimonious battle between Democrats and President Donald Trump's Justice Department. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi suggested Barr had already...

Venezuela’s Maduro calls for military unity after clashes

Venezuela’s Maduro calls for military unity after clashes

Associated Press

May 2, 2019


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CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Flanked by uniformed commanders, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro on Thursday urged the armed forces to combat "traitors" as he sought to project strength after opposition leader Juan Guaidó called for a military uprising two days earlier. Speaking at Fort Tiuna, a...

2 dead, 4 injured in North Carolina campus shooting

2 dead, 4 injured in North Carolina campus shooting

Tom Foreman Jr. and Sarah Blake Morgan, Associated Press

April 30, 2019


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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A man armed with a pistol opened fire on students at a North Carolina university during the last day of classes Tuesday, killing two people and wounding four, police said. Officers who had gathered ahead of a campus concert raced over and disarmed the suspect. The shooting...

Deputy attorney general submits letter of resignation to Trump

Deputy attorney general submits letter of resignation to Trump

Eric Tucker and Michael Balsamo, Associated Press

April 30, 2019


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WASHINGTON (AP) — Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein submitted his resignation Monday after a two-year run defined by his appointment of a special counsel to investigate connections between President Donald Trump's campaign and Russia. His last day will be May 11, ending a tumultuous relationship...

After inconclusive vote, Spain’s political future still hazy

After inconclusive vote, Spain’s political future still hazy

Barry Hatton and Aritz Parra, Associated Press

April 29, 2019


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MADRID (AP) — Spain's political future is no clearer after its third election in four years, with experts saying Monday that it won't be anytime soon before the muddle is resolved. The incumbent prime minister, Pedro Sánchez, celebrated after his Socialist party won the most votes in Sunday's ballot....

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