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‘It may be Pocahontas’: Trump attacks Warren as potential 2020 rival

President Donald Trump insulted Sen. Elizabeth Warren by calling her “Pocahontas” again during a speech at the National Rifle Association’s (NRA) annual meeting in Atlanta.
Apr 30, 2017 |

Military plane crashes in Cuba killing all eight on board

A military airplane crashed into a mountain in Cuba's north-western region of Artemisa on Saturday morning, killing all eight personnel on board, the Ministry of Revolutionary Armed Forces said. The aircraft, a twin-engined turboprop Antonov AN-26, had taken off at 6:38 a.m. (0638 ET) from Playa Baracoa, just outside Havana, and crashed into the...
Apr 30, 2017 |

Pope Francis pleads for 'holy' peace during Egypt visit

Pope Francis pleaded for peace in a visit to Egypt on Friday as he attended a service in solidarity with the embattled Coptic minority at a church bombed by the Islamic State group. Last December, the Saint Peter and Saint Paul church was itself targeted by a suicide bomber in an attack that killed 29 people. Francis had earlier met President...
Apr 30, 2017 |

Delta Airlines Pilot Hits Passenger

“We became aware of this incident and a video last week and immediately removed the pilot from duty while we completed a thorough investigation,” a spokesperson said.
Apr 30, 2017 |

A rise in critical skills for sharing news online

A new survey by Harvard University finds more than two-thirds of young Americans disapprove of President Trump’s use of Twitter. The implication is that Millennials prefer news from the White House to be filtered through other sources, not a president’s social media platform. Most Americans rely on social media to check daily headlines.
Apr 30, 2017 |

Being president isn’t so easy, and other things Trump has learned in first 100 days

It is the not the first time the former reality show host has expressed surprise at the difficulty of the job, the size of the government or the vastness of the country.
Apr 30, 2017 |

Correction: Missing Children-Arkansas story

MENA, 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.
Apr 30, 2017 |

AG Sessions vows to 'hammer' MS-13 street gang

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions pledged federal resources to crack down on the New York gang.
Apr 30, 2017 |

NRA’s LaPierre: Greatest U.S. ‘domestic threats’ are political, academic and media elites

National Rifle Association leader Wayne LaPierre urged gun owners to stand up to “academic elites, political elites and media elites” at the annual convention.
Apr 30, 2017 |

Spicer projects confidence after Mnuchin wouldn’t guarantee middle-class tax cut under new plan

White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Thursday that Americans should be concerned about how the administration’s new tax plan would affect them, not how it would benefit the Trump family. Spicer made the comments during a press briefing where he was asked whether it was fair for Americans to question how the proposed tax plan would...
Apr 29, 2017 |

EU to mull post-Brexit membership for 'united Ireland': sources

EU leaders are expected at a summit this weekend to back automatic membership for Northern Ireland after Brexit if it ever reunifies with Ireland, sources said on Friday. Ireland will ask the 27 European Union leaders to endorse a text on the issue when they meet on Saturday without Britain to adopt guidelines for Brexit negotiations. While the...
Apr 29, 2017 |

Sanders calls Obama’s $400K Wall Street speaking fee ‘unfortunate’

Though he praised the former president, Sanders also repeated criticisms from his campaign about the influence of Wall Street over Washington.
Apr 29, 2017 |

Trump signs spending bill to avert government shutdown — for one week

The House passed a continuing resolution, or "CR," giving Congress until next Friday to hammer out a spending deal for the rest of the fiscal year.
Apr 29, 2017 |

Turkey arrests American and Briton entering from Syria

ISTANBUL (AP) — An American and a British man, allegedly members of the Islamic State group, were arrested in Turkey after crossing the border from Syria and handing themselves over to the authorities, officials said Friday.
Apr 29, 2017 |

Eight of the Weirdest Gifts Foreign Dignitaries Gave the President

From ping pong tables to crocodile insurance, a rundown of the strangest gifts foreign leaders gave the leader of the free world.
Apr 29, 2017 |

Elizabeth Thomas Gets Counseling After Being Found

Elizabeth Thomas was found April 20 in Northern California along with 50-year-old Tad Cummins, who is suspected of kidnapping her.
Apr 29, 2017 |

US foreign aid cuts: what could impact be?

When President Donald Trump’s budget director, Mick Mulvaney, presented the outlines of the new US administration’s first budget last month, he made no bones about its purpose. “This is a hard power budget. It is not a soft power budget,” he told reporters, referring to Mr. Trump’s preference for military firepower over the influence he might...
Apr 29, 2017 |

Google activates company's first servers in Cuba

On Thursday, Google activated a line of caching servers in Cuba, becoming the first foreign company with the ability to provide online content in the country. The new servers will help speed up internet access for the small percentage of Cuba's population that are internet users, and could lay a groundwork for future web expansion in the isolated...
Apr 29, 2017 |

John Kasich raises 'taking out' top North Korean leaders

With that bold assertion, Gov. John Kasich (R) of Ohio raised a controversial argument for American action aimed at neutralizing the North Korean nuclear threat. “An ability to remove a number of the top people, and have a more benign leadership there that understands what’s at risk, I think is perhaps doable,” Governor Kasich told reporters...
Apr 29, 2017 |

Diner tour: Appalachian voters talk pickles and politics

At the popular local eateries the Monitor visited, the fare ranged from smoky brisket and “frickles” (fried pickles) to fresh blueberry muffins and raspberry hot chocolate. By 7:30 a.m. Saturday morning, Wilma Eldridge has already made 27 pies. “It’s regular home cooking,” says Ms. Eldridge, in her small wood-paneled dining area.
Apr 29, 2017 |

A rise in critical skills for sharing news online

A new survey by Harvard University finds more than two-thirds of young Americans disapprove of President Trump’s use of Twitter. The implication is that Millennials prefer news from the White... Read More

Diner tour: Appalachian voters talk pickles and politics

At the popular local eateries the Monitor visited, the fare ranged from smoky brisket and “frickles” (fried pickles) to fresh blueberry muffins and raspberry hot chocolate. By 7:30 a.m. Saturday... Read More

John Kasich raises 'taking out' top North Korean leaders

With that bold assertion, Gov. John Kasich (R) of Ohio raised a controversial argument for American action aimed at neutralizing the North Korean nuclear threat. “An ability to remove a number of... Read More