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Published: Tue, 24 Apr 2018 04:22:01 GMT2018-04-24T04:22:01Z

 



For the first time, Facebook spells out what it forbids

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 04:22:01 GMT2018-04-24T04:22:01Z

NEW YORK (AP) - If you've ever wondered exactly what sorts of things Facebook would like you not to do on its service, you're in luck. For the first time, the social network is publishing detailed guidelines to what does and doesn't belong on its service - 27 pages worth of them, in fact.



Spokesman: George HW Bush hospitalized with blood infection

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 19:27:05 GMT2018-04-23T19:27:05Z

HOUSTON (AP) - Former President George H.W. Bush has been hospitalized in Houston with an infection, just after attending the funeral of his wife, Barbara, a spokesman said Monday.



Senate to postpone confirmation hearing for Jackson to head VA, White House officials told

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 19:22:08 GMT2018-04-23T19:22:08Z

In addition to Jackson's lack of management experience, the former combat surgeon had come under fire for his glowing appraisal of Trump's health following his annual physical in January.



Waffle House slaying suspect arrested after massive manhunt

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 18:45:03 GMT2018-04-23T18:45:03Z

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The mentally unstable gunman suspected of killing four people in a late-night shooting at a Waffle House restaurant was arrested near his apartment Monday after hiding from police for more than a day, authorities said.



Van kills 10 and injures 15 in Toronto; driver in custody

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 18:27:03 GMT2018-04-23T18:27:03Z

TORONTO (AP) - A rented van plowed down a crowded Toronto sidewalk Monday, killing 10 people and injuring 15 before the driver fled and was quickly arrested in a confrontation with police, Canadian authorities said.



Michael Healy, 91, Army major general who led Green Berets in Vietnam

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 18:26:20 GMT2018-04-23T18:26:20Z

The details of nearly all his operations, which took him from Cold War Germany to lucrative oil fields in the Middle East, remain shrouded in secrecy. But his brilliance as a counterinsurgency expert was evident in a career that saw him become one of the first Green Berets to achieve the rank of a general.



Arrest of black woman at Waffle House sparks complaint

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 18:00:07 GMT2018-04-23T18:00:07Z

SARALAND, Ala. (AP) - Police and Waffle House corporate executives are defending police intervention at an Alabama restaurant where a black woman's arrest, captured on video, raised questions about mistreatment.



Court sides with human in copyright fight over monkey selfie

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 17:45:03 GMT2018-04-23T17:45:03Z

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A U.S. appeals court on Monday favored humans over animals in a novel copyright lawsuit filed over a series of entertaining selfies taken by a monkey with a toothy grin.



Minnesota woman suspected in 2 killings waives extradition

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 17:00:04 GMT2018-04-23T17:00:04Z

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) - It will be first come, first served for two states wanting to take custody of a Minnesota woman who is suspected in two killings, a Texas judge ruled Monday.



Waffle House shooter's guns were seized but then returned

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 15:56:53 GMT2018-04-23T15:56:53Z

Travis Reinking exhibited multiple warning signs that he was mentally unstable: He talked openly about delusions that he was being stalked by Taylor Swift. He insisted unknown people were making barking noises outside his home. He even went to the White House on a mission to talk to the president.



Hundred mourn New Mexico woman killed in Southwest flight

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 15:45:24 GMT2018-04-23T15:45:24Z

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Family and friends gathered Sunday to mourn an Albuquerque bank executive who died after the Southwest Airlines plane she was on blew an engine in midair.



Ruling reversed for some New Orleans-area flood victims

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 15:45:03 GMT2018-04-23T15:45:03Z

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A Washington appeals court has reversed a lower court ruling that held the federal government liable for some of the flooding that followed Hurricane Katrina and other major storms - a ruling that could have resulted in damage payments for residents and businesses of New Orleans' Lower 9th Ward and neighboring St. Bernard Parish.



New lynching memorial evokes terror of victims

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 15:36:17 GMT2018-04-23T15:36:17Z

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Visitors to the new National Memorial for Peace and Justice first glimpse them, eerily, in the distance: Brown rectangular slabs, 800 in all, inscribed with the names of more than 4,000 souls who lost their lives in lynchings between 1877 and 1950.



Prosecutors drop top charges in school shooting plot case

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 14:36:04 GMT2018-04-23T14:36:04Z

Prosecutors have dismissed the four most serious charges against a teenager accused of plotting to shoot up his former Vermont high school and cause mass casualties in a case that has led to new restrictions in the state's gun laws.



Saudi-led airstrike at Yemen wedding killed at least 20

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 14:18:06 GMT2018-04-23T14:18:06Z

SANAA, Yemen (AP) - An airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition hit a wedding party in northern Yemen, killing at least 20 people including the bride, health officials said Monday, as harrowing images emerged on social media of the deadly bombing, the third to hit Yemeni civilians since the weekend.



Researcher in Facebook data scandal apologizes

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 13:46:30 GMT2018-04-23T13:46:30Z

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The academic at the center of the Facebook data-misuse scandal apologized for his actions, but said he thought he did nothing wrong at the time.



Armenia's leader quits amid protests, saying 'I was wrong'

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 13:36:07 GMT2018-04-23T13:36:07Z

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) - Serzh Sargsyan, who ruled Armenia for 10 years, resigned Monday as prime minister after thousands of people poured into the streets to protest his political maneuvering to cling to power in this former Soviet republic.



Gunfire after arena football game leads to player's arrest

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 13:35:15 GMT2018-04-23T13:35:15Z

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) - A National Arena League football player is accused of firing a gun in an arena parking lot as players confronted each other after a game in Columbus, Georgia.



US won't ease sanctions without action by NKorea on nukes

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 13:29:19 GMT2018-04-23T13:29:19Z

WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House said Monday North Korea won't get sanctions relief until it takes "concrete action" toward denuclearization, the goal of President Donald Trump's planned summit with Kim Jong Un.



Prince charming: Kate gives birth to boy, home by suppertime

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 12:45:15 GMT2018-04-23T12:45:15Z

LONDON (AP) - Third time's a charm. The Duchess of Cambridge gave birth Monday morning to a new prince who is fifth in line to the British throne - and she was home by suppertime.