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Hunt for missing Malaysian plane likely to end in June

Top Stories - Sat, 03/03/2018 - 19:30

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 by a U.S. company will likely end in June, a Malaysian official said, as families of passengers marked the fourth anniversary of the plane's disappearance with renewed hope that the world's biggest aviation mystery will be solved.

VIDEO: Man buried in snow rescued after avalanche at California ski resort

Top Stories - Sat, 03/03/2018 - 18:13

An avalanche crashed down on five people Friday at a Sierra Nevada ski resort, which fully buried at least one man who was rescued out.

Ohio inmate whose execution halted dies of natural causes

Top Stories - Sat, 03/03/2018 - 16:26

CLEVELAND (AP) — A twice-convicted murderer whose execution in November had to be halted when a usable vein couldn't be found to administer execution drugs died Saturday morning of natural causes, a spokeswoman for the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction said.

Avalanche kills two Spanish skiers in French Pyrenees

Top Stories - Sat, 03/03/2018 - 16:22

PARIS (Reuters) - An avalanche in the French Pyrenees swept away five Spanish skiers on Saturday, killing two, local authorities said. The avalanche hit near the Aragnouet-Bielsa tunnel linking France to Spain. Three of the skiers managed to extract themselves from the snow and were unharmed. One skier was killed at the scene and the other died after being evacuated to hospital in the city of Toulouse. On Friday, an avalanche in the French Alps killed four people.. Their guide escaped unharmed and was questioned by police on Friday evening. He was released on Saturday. ...

FBI director makes historic visit to Navajo Nation

Top Stories - Sat, 03/03/2018 - 15:30

GALLUP, N.M. (AP) — FBI Director Christopher Wray met with tribal officials of the largest Indian reservation in the U.S. this week, becoming the first head of the federal law enforcement agency to visit the Navajo Nation.

Fractured Ethiopia parliament endorses emergency decree

Top Stories - Sat, 03/03/2018 - 15:28

Ethiopia's parliament approved a nationwide state of emergency on Friday despite unusual opposition from some lawmakers, in the latest sign of fractures within the all-powerful ruling coalition. The council of ministers made the emergency declaration last month, one day after Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn's surprise resignation amid a growing political crisis and divisions in the ruling party. The six-month decree, which required approval from two-thirds of lawmakers, has been condemned by several of Ethiopia's allies including the United States and the European Union.

Prominent Bangladeshi writer, teacher stabbed during lecture

Top Stories - Sat, 03/03/2018 - 15:04

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — An unidentified young man stabbed a prominent teacher, writer and promoter of secular values at a university in a northeastern city in Bangladesh on Saturday, police said.

Turkey tightens its grip on Syrian Kurdish enclave

Top Stories - Sat, 03/03/2018 - 13:40

MARSAWA, SYRIA (AP) — Turkey's prime minister said Saturday that Turkish troops have captured a strategic village in the Kurdish-held enclave in northwestern Syria, tightening its grip on Kurdish militia in the sixth week of its offensive on the area.

Roy Moore Is Now Asking For Money On Facebook To Defend Himself

Top Stories - Sat, 03/03/2018 - 12:46

Former Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore has asked supporters for financial assistance to defend against a defamation lawsuit brought by an Alabama woman who accused him of sexually abusing her when she was 14 years old. In a Facebook post this week, Moore said his “resources have been depleted” and he has “struggled to make ends meet” due to legal fees and expenses. “I now face another vicious attack from lawyers in Washington D. C. and San Francisco who have hired one of the biggest firms in Birmingham Alabama to bring another legal action against me and ensure that I never fight again,” he wrote in the lengthy screed.

Iraq adopts 2018 budget, slashing allocations for Kurds

Top Stories - Sat, 03/03/2018 - 12:35

Iraq's parliament on Saturday adopted an $88.5 billion budget for 2018, with Kurdish lawmakers boycotting the vote to protest against a cut in the amount allocated to their autonomous region. The budget is based on projected oil exports of 3.9 million barrels per day, including 250,000 bpd produced in the Kurdistan autonomous region of northern Iraq, at a price of $46 per barrel. Kurdish lawmakers boycotted the vote because it reduced Kurdistan's part of the national budget from 17 percent to 12.6 percent.

Marcador de la jornada 29 de la Premier League

Top Stories - Sat, 03/03/2018 - 12:16

Marcador de la vigésima novena jornada de la Premier League:

Bronze stars for an elite team of Air Force surgeons

Top Stories - Sat, 03/03/2018 - 11:13

Members of the Air Force Special Operations Surgical Team can set up an operating room on the battlefield in just 15 minutes. Their skills are tested in Syria as they treat civilians, many of them children.

Parkland: Brother of Nikolas Cruz says he 'regrets' bullying Florida shooting suspect

Top Stories - Sat, 03/03/2018 - 11:08

Nikolas Cruz, 19, was targeted by Zachary Cruz because of resentment over his status as the “favoured” child in the family, it is claimed. Zachary, now 18, admitted to investigators from Palm Beach and Broward Counties that it was something he “now regrets ever doing”, according to a report seen by CNN. The report states that Zachary wishes he had been nicer to his brother.

Trump’s tariff proposal brings threats of retaliation, fears of potential job losses

Top Stories - Sat, 03/03/2018 - 11:05

After President Trump proposed tariffs on important steel and aluminum, Europe has threatened its own taxes on some U.S. products, with experts warning there could be negative consequences for American workers.

At least eight dead after Nor’easter slams east coast

Top Stories - Sat, 03/03/2018 - 10:55

Massachusetts is under a state of emergency, with residents along the coast battling cold, wind and flooding, and more than a million across the Northeast are without power.

Populists, far-right eye gains in Italian election

Top Stories - Sat, 03/03/2018 - 10:35

Rival parties held their final rallies on Friday as no campaigning was allowed on Saturday, at the end of a bitter race marred by clashes between far-right and anti-fascist activists. The result could end up in a draw between the anti-establishment Five Star Movement, three-time prime minister Silvio Berlusconi's right-wing coalition and the ruling centre-left Democratic Party. One of the most remarkable features of the election has been the return to the political limelight of the 81-year-old Berlusconi despite a career overshadowed by sex scandals and legal woes.

U.N. halts aid work in northeast Nigeria town after humanitarian workers killed

Top Stories - Sat, 03/03/2018 - 10:19

The United Nations has suspended aid work helping tens of thousands of people in northeastern Nigeria after an attack by suspected Boko Haram militants left three humanitarian workers dead and at least three others missing, possibly kidnapped. The suspension of aid work in the town of Rann, which hosts a camp for 55,000 people displaced by the Islamist Boko Haram insurgency, was announced late on Friday in a statement from the spokesman for the UN Secretary-General. "At the time of the attack, over 40 humanitarian workers were in Rann," said the UN statement.

Vatican indicts ex-bank head, says embezzlement loss is $62M

Top Stories - Sat, 03/03/2018 - 10:13

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Vatican prosecutors have indicted the former president of the Vatican bank and his lawyer on embezzlement charges, holding them responsible for losses of more than 50 million euros ($62 million) from real estate sales.

Bomb-sniffing dogs mistreated by US Army after returning from service in Afghanistan

Top Stories - Sat, 03/03/2018 - 09:42

Bomb-sniffing dogs were mistreated by the US Army after returning from duty in Afghanistan, according to an official report. Several dogs had to be rescued by the soldiers they served with during Operation Enduring Freedom. The Army allowed one dog described as having canine PTSD and another which may have received bite training to go to families with children.

BlackRock: Investment giant threatens to pull funds from gunmakers after Florida high school shooting

Top Stories - Sat, 03/03/2018 - 08:55

BlackRock, the world’s largest money manager, will offer its clients the ability to opt out of investing in gun manufacturers in the wake of the deadly Florida high school shooting. The firm, which manages close to $6 trillion (£4.3 trillion) in assets, said on Friday the attack had “driven home the terrible toll from gun violence in America”. BlackRock said its clients will also be offered the opportunity to avoid investing in gun makers.


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