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Saturday, March 24, 2018


Suspect livestreams shootout with Los Angeles police

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A homicide suspect livestreamed on Facebook as he traded gunfire with police, eventually shooting a Los Angeles SWAT officer before a police round struck him, a law enforcement official said. The official was not authorized to discuss an ongoing investigation and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity. Both

Kansas says prison incident resolved; lawmakers worried

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — An unspecified number of inmates refused to return to their cells for at least several hours Thursday at Kansas' second-largest prison, and legislators said they're concerned that short staffing and an increasing prisoner population led to the problem. The state Department of Corrections reported that all inmates had returned to their

House GOP backs bills to crack down on illegal immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — Warning of threats to public safety and national security, the Republican-led House on Thursday approved two bills to crack down on illegal immigration, a key priority for President Donald Trump. One bill would strip federal dollars from self-proclaimed "sanctuary" cities that shield residents from federal immigration authorities, while a separate measure would

More CEOs seek repeal of North Carolina law

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The names of than 100 corporate executives from some of the nation's biggest employers are on a letter calling for the repeal of North Carolina's law limiting bathroom options for transgender people and prohibiting local anti-discrimination measures. Human Rights Campaign and Equality North Carolina announced the growing list on Thursday after


The Latest: German parliament approves same-sex marriage

BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on German vote on same-sex marriage (all times local): 9:20 a.m. German lawmakers have voted to legalize same-sex marriage in a snap vote only days after Chancellor Angela Merkel changed her longstanding position. Lawmakers voted 393 for legalizing "marriage for everybody" and 226 against with 4 abstentions. Merkel herself voted

A look at Philippine leader's stormy first year in power

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — It's been a remarkably turbulent first year for Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, whose war on drugs has left thousands of suspects dead and prompted critics to call his rule a "human rights calamity." One accused him of crimes against humanity before the International Criminal Court. A former state prosecutor, Duterte denies

German parliament paves way for same-sex marriage

BERLIN (AP) — German lawmakers have agreed to put the legalization of same-sex marriage to a vote in parliament's last session before its summer break, paving the way for the likely passage of the law. Bringing the measure to a vote in Friday's session, the last before September elections, was fast-tracked after Chancellor Angela Merkel

Feds will now target relatives who smuggled in children

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Trump administration plans to arrest parents and other relatives who authorities believe smuggled their children into the United States, a move immigrant advocates said would send a wave of fear through vulnerable communities. A new "surge initiative" aims to dismantle human smuggling operations, including identifying and arresting the adult sponsors

US approves 1st arms sale to Taiwan under Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department has approved arms sales to Taiwan worth a total of $1.4 billion, the first such deal with the self-governing island since President Donald Trump took office, officials said Thursday. The sale will anger China, which regards Taiwan as part of its territory. It comes at a delicate time for

Maasai tribesmen spear 2 lions in Kenya

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Maasai tribesmen on Thursday speared two lions that strayed out of Nairobi National Park in Kenya, killing at least one, said a conservationist with contacts in the community where the incident happened. The spearing occurred one day after wildlife officials shot and killed another lion that had wandered out of the

Foundation defends award to Palestinian teacher

JERUSALEM (AP) — The U.K.-based foundation that awarded a Palestinian schoolteacher a $1 million prize for preaching nonviolence is sticking by its choice following revelations that the woman's husband participated in an attack that killed six Israelis three decades ago. Earlier this month, the Varkey Foundation awarded Hanan al-Hroub its Global Teacher Prize. In its


Travel ban takes effect but less chaos expected

WASHINGTON (AP) — A scaled-back version of President Donald Trump's travel ban took effect Thursday evening, stripped of provisions that brought protests and chaos at airports worldwide in January yet still likely to generate a new round of court fights. The new rules, the product of months of legal wrangling, aren't so much an outright

Forecasters warn of tornado threat after 7 hurt in Oklahoma

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Forecasters warned of possible tornadoes as thunderstorms rolled across parts of the South on Thursday, a day after at least seven people were injured when severe storms spawned multiple tornado touchdowns in northeastern Oklahoma. Hail and damaging winds were moving across the lower Mississippi River Valley, and the National Weather Service

Officials: US mulls new rules on dollars to help Iran

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration may soon tell foreign governments and banks they can start using the dollar in some instances to facilitate business with Iran, officials told The Associated Press, describing an arcane tweak to U.S. financial rules that could prove significant for Tehran's sanctions-battered economy. While no decision is final, U.S. officials

7 hurt, homes, businesses damaged after tornado in Oklahoma

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — At least seven people were injured after severe storms spawned multiple tornado touchdowns in northeastern Oklahoma, damaging homes and businesses, authorities said. National Weather Service meteorologist Amy Jankowski said a tornado touched down and lifted up numerous times Wednesday night as it swept through the northern Tulsa and Owasso areas. About

A guide to the Final Four in Houston

March Madness lived up to its billing with all those upsets, crazy finishes and memorable performances. Now that the calendar has turned to April, it's time for the main event: North Carolina, Oklahoma, Villanova and Syracuse in the Final Four. Houston, here they come – and it figures to be quite a show. To get

10 Things to Know for Thursday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday: 1. TRUMP'S ABORTION COMMENTS SPARK UPROAR The candidate tries to take back his remarks that if abortions are banned, women who get them should receive "some form of punishment." 2. AFTER BRUSSELS, LEADERS TACKLING THREAT OF NUCLEAR TERROR

No charges for 2 Minneapolis officers in fatal shooting

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Two white police officers involved in the fatal shooting of a black man last fall will not face criminal charges, a prosecutor announced Wednesday in a decision that drew outrage from community members who said the move showed the legal system is rigged against African-Americans. Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said his

Hopkins begins nation's first HIV-positive organ transplants

WASHINGTON (AP) — Surgeons in Baltimore for the first time have transplanted organs between an HIV-positive donor and HIV-positive recipients. It's a long-awaited new option for patients with the AIDS virus whose kidneys or livers also are failing. Johns Hopkins University announced Wednesday that both recipients are recovering well after one received a kidney and

Medical community is fighting a new germ: celebrities

NEW YORK (AP) — When celebrity and science collide, harmful side effects may occur. The latest case happened last weekend when the Tribeca Film Festival pulled a documentary from its program by a discredited former doctor whose research into the connection between vaccines and autism has been debunked. After festival co-founder Robert De Niro initially