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  • Dad fatally stabbed in random attack as daughter sat in lap at restaurant

    April 21, 2018 2:35 AM 10

    Jamal Jackson, 49, was charged with premeditated, first-degree murder in the death of 35-year-old Anthony Mele. “He was just sitting there with his daughter in his lap,” Simon said. “You’re not supposed to die that way.” Mele’s loved ones started a GoFundMe page to help raise money for a funeral and to support his wife and daughter. “Anthony was a wonderful

  • Indonesian fishermen rescue Rohingya Muslims fleeing Burma

    April 21, 2018 2:07 AM 9

    Officials were interviewing the refugees, and villagers had donated clothes and food, said Hidayatullah from the local civic group Rapid Response Action. Hidayatullah, who uses one name, said fisherman went to the aid of the Rohingya after seeing the boat at about 2 p.m. Its sail wasn’t working, he said. Burma’s persecution of its Rohingya Muslim minority

  • Paris student protesters removed from occupied building

    April 20, 2018 8:28 PM 7

    The occupation was ignited by a new system of admissions would allow universities to rank applicants based on their own criteria. French high school graduates are guaranteed free university access regardless of their grades. Paris 1 University President Georges Haddad said no students were injured during the eviction operation. He told reporters he felt “great

  • Judge sets May 24 for Michael Cohen’s next court appearance

    April 20, 2018 5:33 PM 7

    NEW YORK — A New York judge has set May 24 for the next court appearance by U.S. President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, as he fights to limit what criminal prosecutors can see from raids on his home and office. The April 9 raids enraged Trump, who called them an “attack on the country.” Prosecutors have disclosed that they’re looking

  • Commonwealth leaders approve Prince Charles to succeed Queen

    April 20, 2018 5:25 PM 6

    Decision comes despite calls for the role to be rotated around organization's 53 member states Prince Charles was approved to succeed Queen Elizabeth as head of the Commonwealth at a Friday meeting of the group's heads of government in the British town of Windsor. "We recognize the role of the Queen in championing the Commonwealth and its peoples," the Commonwealth

  • Canada's main stock index edges higher in late-morning trading

    April 20, 2018 4:42 PM 4

    The telecommunications sector and financial stocks offset losses in the energy sector as Canada's main stock index edged higher in late-morning trading. The S&P/TSX composite index was up 9.80 points to 15,464.22, after 90 minutes of trading. In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was down 124.27 points to 24,540.62. The S&P 500 index was down 8.53 points

  • Hungarian scientist exposed to Ebola, WHO says

    April 20, 2018 4:14 PM 4

    Hungarian officials asked WHO for help after a scientist had an 'accidental exposure' to Ebola The World Health Organization says it has co-ordinated shipment of an experimental Ebola vaccine and drugs to treat a laboratory scientist in Hungary who was exposed to the potentially deadly disease earlier this month. The U.N. health agency said in an emailed

  • Hundreds of mourners line up to pay final respects to former first lady Barbara Bush

    April 20, 2018 3:53 PM 5

    Bush’s body will lie in repose from noon to midnight Friday at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Houston. The former first lady died Tuesday at her Houston home. She was 92. HOUSTON — A spray of flowers covered the closed silver casket of former first lady Barbara Bush in the sanctuary of a Houston church as hundreds of mourners began arriving Friday

  • Prince Charles reportedly to lead Commonwealth

    April 20, 2018 2:00 PM 7

    LONDON — British media say Commonwealth leaders have agreed that Prince Charles should succeed his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, as head of the 53-nation group. The BBC, Sky News and others say Commonwealth heads of government, holding a private retreat Friday at Windsor Castle, have agreed that Charles should be the next leader of the group. The queen

  • Dormant volcano in Japan erupts after 250 years

    April 20, 2018 1:17 PM 6

    TOKYO—A volcano in southern Japan has erupted for the first time in 250 years, and authorities set up a no-go zone around the mountain. Mount Io spewed smoke and ash high into the sky Thursday in its first eruption since 1768. Japan’s Meteorological Agency on Friday expanded a no-go zone to the entire mountain from previously just around the volcano’s