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Friends hail woman, 86, killed trying to stop attack as hero -

Friends hail woman, 86, killed trying to stop attack as heroNORTH HIGHLANDS, Calif. (AP) — A young man was identified Friday as the suspect in the sexual assault and beating death of an 86-year-old California woman remembered as a hero by investigators and neighbors after she used a walking stick to try to stop an attack on her friend.

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 22:43:25 -0400

Filipino troops kill notorious Abu Sayyaf kidnapper in clash -

Filipino troops kill notorious Abu Sayyaf kidnapper in clashMANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine marines have killed an Abu Sayyaf extremist commander and a notorious kidnapper who had sailed across the sea border into Malaysia to snatch tourists and sailors for ransom, the military chief said Saturday.

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 21:28:38 -0400

6.8-magnitude quake strikes the Philippines: USGS -

6.8-magnitude quake strikes the Philippines: USGSA 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck off the Philippines early Saturday, triggering a tsunami warning that was later lifted, Philippine and US authorities said. There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage from the quake, which shook the southern region of Mindanao just before dawn, Philippine officials said. It struck at a depth of 41 kilometres (25 miles) in Mindanao, more than 700 kilometres southeast of the capital Manila, at 4:23 am Saturday (2023 GMT Friday), the US Geological Service said.

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 19:24:23 -0400

Correction: Missing Children-Arkansas story -

Correction: Missing Children-Arkansas storyMENA, Ark. (AP) — In a story April 27 about two missing Arkansas children, The Associated Press, relying on information from the Polk County Sheriff's Office, reported erroneously the age of one of the children. Reilly James Scarbrough is 9, not 10.

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 18:05:46 -0400

Trump on his first 100 days in office: ‘I thought it would be easier’ -

Trump on his first 100 days in office: ‘I thought it would be easier’

As Trump's first one hundred days in office come to a close, Americans are reflecting on what the president and his administration have been able to accomplish since stepping into the White House. To call these first hundred days tumultuous would be an understatement, as Trump's attempt to repeal and replace Obamacare collapsed before it was even voted on and tensions with North Korea, Russia and even Canada have ratcheted up considerably. What does Trump think of all this?

"I loved my previous life. I had so many things going," Trump told Reuters in an interview this week. "This is more work than in my previous life. I thought it would be easier."

A shockingly candid admission from a man who willingly ran for the office of president, but not an especially surprising one, all things considered. Trump told his base that he would run the country like a business, but the American government doesn't operate like a business. Coming to an agreement with hundreds of representatives and senators is a world away from closing a real estate deal.

But as difficult as the fight over healthcare, tax reform and foreign policy have proven to be, Trump still appears to be more concerned with proving to the American people how popular he really is, despite the polls. In the middle of a discussion about Chinese President Xi Jinping, Reuters says that Trump paused to pass out "copies of what he said were the latest figures from the 2016 electoral map."

Why on earth a group of reporters would want to see an "updated" electoral map of an election that was decided nearly six months ago is beyond me, but Trump's insecurity knows no bounds.

Following the "clarification" regarding the 2016 electoral map, Trump told the reporters that he is still warming up to the fact that he has to have 24-hour protection from the Secret Service. As a public figure (and one who appreciated attention), he never had much privacy in the first place, but now he says he's in his "own little cocoon," and that he "really can't go anywhere" with all the protection.

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 16:08:39 -0400

The Latest: Ex-Chicago Public Schools CEO sentenced -

The Latest: Ex-Chicago Public Schools CEO sentencedCHICAGO (AP) — The Latest the sentencing of the former head of Chicago Public Schools (all times local):

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 15:53:44 -0400

NRA’s Wayne LaPierre calls academic and media elites ‘America’s greatest threat’ -

NRA’s Wayne LaPierre calls academic and media elites ‘America’s greatest threat’Executive vice president and CEO of the National Rifle Association Wayne LaPierre spoke ahead of President Trump at an NRA meeting and said academic and media elites are “America’s greatest domestic threats.”

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 14:55:00 -0400 |