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'Hallelujah': Slain nursing student's family praises verdict

Top Stories - Sat, 09/23/2017 - 14:00

SAVANNAH, Tenn. (AP) — It was a prayer circle 6 ½ years in the making.


Protesters against Turkey's president Erdogan again beaten up on US soil

Top Stories - Sat, 09/23/2017 - 13:26

Violence broke out at a New York hotel when protesters disrupted a speech by Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. As Mr Erdogan addressed supporters in Turkish at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Times Square, one man shouted in English “You’re a terrorist, get out of my country” before being struck and dragged away. Protesters were seen being hit and pushed by men in suits, thought to be the president’s bodyguards, his supporters or hotel security, before being thrown out of the venue.


India at UN calls Pakistan 'export factory for terror'

Top Stories - Sat, 09/23/2017 - 12:39

India's foreign minister took a swipe at Pakistan Saturday, telling the United Nations that its neighbor had given the world "terrorists" while India was producing top-notch doctors and engineers. "Why is it today India is a recognized IT superpower in the world, and Pakistan is recognized only as the pre-eminent export factory for terror?" Sushma Swaraj told the General Assembly. Swaraj offered a response to an address earlier in the week by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi who at the UN podium accused India of "massive and indiscriminate force" in Kashmir.


Congo president says whoever killed U.N. experts will be punished

Top Stories - Sat, 09/23/2017 - 12:23

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Congolese President Joseph Kabila told the annual gathering of world leaders at the United Nations on Saturday that he would ensure those responsible for killing two U.N. investigators earlier this year would be punished. Michael Sharp, an American who was coordinator of an independent sanctions monitoring group, and Zaida Catalan, a Swede, were killed in central Congo on March 12 while carrying out investigations for a report to the U.N. Security Council. "We are determined to ensure that light is shed on the exact circumstances of this crime and to ensure that this horrendous act ... will not remain unpunished," Kabila said.


Companies Look to Bridge U.S. ‘Middle Skills’ Gap

Top Stories - Sat, 09/23/2017 - 12:16

Companies like Toyota, Boeing, General Motors and Dow Chemical are all starting or expanding specialized job training programs to bridge the gap in technical skills for "middle skills jobs."


Dog Hoards Money So She Can Pay For Treats Herself

Top Stories - Sat, 09/23/2017 - 12:06

Holly the dog doesn’t beg for treats — she pays for them.


Inside Relief Flight to Hurricane Battered St. Thomas

Top Stories - Sat, 09/23/2017 - 12:03

NBC News got rare access inside a U.S. military relief flight supplying food, water and even a mobile air traffic control tower to St. Thomas — an island devastated by Hurricane Irma and hit again by Maria, delaying critical relief efforts.


Kylie Jenner Gives BFF Jordyn Woods a Mercedes-Benz for Her Birthday Amid Pregnancy News

Top Stories - Sat, 09/23/2017 - 11:52

Kylie Jenner may be pregnant with her first child, but on Friday it was all about her BFF Jordyn Woods


Saudi Arabia marks national day with fireworks, concerts

Top Stories - Sat, 09/23/2017 - 11:36

With iconic buildings bathed in green light and planned cultural shows, concerts and fireworks, Saudi Arabia geared up to celebrate the anniversary of the founding of the kingdom on Saturday. Car stereos blared patriotic songs as citizens began racing through the streets of the capital Riyadh at midnight in cars bedecked with the national flag to mark the annual event in the kingdom, founded in the 1930s. The national day celebration coincides with a crucial time for Saudi Arabia, which is in a battle for regional influence with arch-rival Iran, bogged down in a controversial military intervention in neighbouring Yemen and at loggerheads with fellow US Gulf ally Qatar.


Woman Charged After Allegedly Leaving Baby in Hot Car While She Shopped

Top Stories - Sat, 09/23/2017 - 10:55

She said she had to go make a return, according to authorities.


Last flight home for icon of 'German Autumn' of terror

Top Stories - Sat, 09/23/2017 - 10:37

Forty years ago next month, German anti-terror commandos stormed a Lufthansa jet in Somalia, shot its Palestinian hijackers and freed 90 hostages, a climax in a bloody era of far-left militancy. The 1977 Mogadishu raid became a symbol of the "German Autumn" when the state was at war with the "urban guerrillas" of the Red Army Faction (RAF), also known as the Baader-Meinhof gang, and their international allies. On Saturday, the storied old Boeing 737 "Landshut", having quietly rusted away in Brazil for almost a decade, finally came home, destined to serve as a memorial to that turbulent era.


Parents of Accused Teen: Boy’s Hanging Was Accidental

Top Stories - Sat, 09/23/2017 - 09:09

Rhianna Larkin and Eric Sullivan tell Newsweek the hanging of an 8-year-old biracial boy in New Hampshire was a tragic mistake, not a hate crime.


These 7 Wild Creatures Were Found Deep In The Pacific

Top Stories - Sat, 09/23/2017 - 09:00

NOAA has been conducting years of deep sea exploration in the Pacific, researchers have found some pretty wild creatures.


Video Shows California Police Officer Shooting Man Multiple Times Outside 7-Eleven

Top Stories - Sat, 09/23/2017 - 08:26

Huntington Beach police officer was captured on a video struggling with a suspect and then shooting him multiple times in a convenience store parking lot.


Is Now the Time to Launch a Preemptive Military Strike on North Korea?

Top Stories - Sat, 09/23/2017 - 07:57

Polls indicate that a majority of the American population is supportive of military action against North Korea. As tensions with North Korea rise to dangerous levels, there are voices in the Congress starting to call for a preemptive military strike on the regime in Pyongyang. Indeed, polls indicate that a majority of the American population is supportive of military action against North Korea.


Police Shootings Are Killing Latinos

Top Stories - Sat, 09/23/2017 - 07:50

Latinos involved in police shootings have been widely underrepresented in the past few years.


Marriott refuses to cancel conference booking by anti-Muslim hate group

Top Stories - Sat, 09/23/2017 - 06:50

The Marriot hotel group are refusing to cancel an event organised by one of the largest anti-Muslim groups in America. ACT for America was launched as a response to the 9/11 attacks and it has been accused of existing “to advance anti-Muslim legislation and spread hate speech,” according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. The group, which claims to have 750,000 members and 1,000 volunteer groups, is holding its national two-day conference on 2 October in Arlington, Virginia, at the Marriott Crystal Gateway hotel.


Red faces as Russia's Kalashnikov monument shows Nazi gun

Top Stories - Sat, 09/23/2017 - 06:48

Workers in Moscow have erased the illustration of a gun from a freshly-inaugurated monument of Mikhail Kalashnikov, inventor of the legendary AK-47 assault rifle, after it was found that the drawing was of a Nazi weapon. The sculptor, Salavat Shtsherbakoff, has acknowledged his mistake," the state-supported Russian Military History Society, which backed the monument, told TASS news agency Friday. The erroneous drawing was of an StG44 -- for Sturmgewehr (Storm Rifle), a name reputedly conferred by Hitler himself.


Arkansas schoolteacher loses job and faces criminal charges after 'seducing' four of her students

Top Stories - Sat, 09/23/2017 - 06:12

A US teacher faces one count of first-degree sexual assault after allegedly having sex with four of her students, including two which took place in her apartment on the same day, according to police. Prosecutors said that the single charge was filed as only one of the students was under 18 years of age at the time of the alleged incidents. The investigation into the schoolteacher started when parents accused the 25-year-old of having sexual relations with several students at Marked Tree High School, where Goline taught.


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