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Published: Tue, 16 May 2017 04:18:10 GMT2017-05-16T04:18:10Z

 



Man holding human head stabs store clerk; mother found dead

Tue, 16 May 2017 04:18:10 GMT2017-05-16T04:18:10Z

ESTACADA, Ore. (AP) - A man killed his mother on Mother's Day at a rural Oregon home, then showed up at a grocery store in a nearby town carrying a decapitated human head and began stabbing a checkout clerk before being subdued, authorities said Monday.



Senate moderates hold bipartisan health care talks

Tue, 16 May 2017 01:09:07 GMT2017-05-16T01:09:07Z

WASHINGTON (AP) - Moderate senators from both parties met Monday to explore whether they can work on bipartisan legislation overhauling the nation's health care system.



NJ Republican: "Classified intelligence is classified for a reason"

Tue, 16 May 2017 00:49:33 GMT2017-05-16T00:49:33Z




North Korea: New long-range missile can carry heavy nuke

Tue, 16 May 2017 00:00:08 GMT2017-05-16T00:00:08Z

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korea on Monday boasted it successfully launched a new type of "medium long-range" ballistic rocket that can carry a heavy nuclear warhead, an escalation of its nuclear program that the U.N. Security Council warned could bring new sanctions on Pyongyang.



America is swimming in uncharted waters after Trump's blabbing

Mon, 15 May 2017 23:58:46 GMT2017-05-15T23:58:46Z

It's hardly a shock that America's insecure narcissist in the White House spilled top-secret information to his Russian pals. The real question is what are the Republicans on Capitol Hill going to do about a president who's not up to the job?



Huge cyberattack ebbs as investigators work to find culprits

Mon, 15 May 2017 23:36:06 GMT2017-05-15T23:36:06Z

NEW YORK (AP) - The global cyberattack that took computer files hostage appeared to slow on Monday as authorities worked to catch the extortionists behind it - a difficult task that involves searching for digital clues and following the money.



Analysis: On campaign trail, Trump was very worried about revealing secrets

Mon, 15 May 2017 22:26:12 GMT2017-05-15T22:26:12Z

Donald Trump is president today in large part because of voters’ concerns about protecting classified material.



Supreme Court's Roberts: 'Uncertainty' sinks voter ID appeal

Mon, 15 May 2017 21:45:34 GMT2017-05-15T21:45:34Z

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - The Supreme Court shut the door Monday on North Carolina Republicans' effort to revive a state law that mandated voter identification and scaled back early voting, provisions that a lower court said improperly targeted minority voters.



Busy day for French president: Names PM, meets with Merkel

Mon, 15 May 2017 20:36:10 GMT2017-05-15T20:36:10Z

BERLIN (AP) - French President Emmanuel Macron hit the ground running Monday on his first full day in office by naming a prime minister from the center-right and then flying to Germany, where he and Chancellor Angela Merkel pledged to work together to undertake European reforms.



Syrian activists: Airstrikes on IS-held areas kill dozens

Mon, 15 May 2017 18:54:25 GMT2017-05-15T18:54:25Z

BEIRUT (AP) - Air raids on an Islamic State-held village and town in Syria have killed at least 32 civilians over the past two days, activists said Monday, underscoring the risk for hundreds of thousands of residents trapped in areas under the militant group's control ahead of the looming battle for Raqqa.



Syria is using crematorium to hide executions, State Dept. says

Mon, 15 May 2017 18:45:22 GMT2017-05-15T18:45:22Z

The Syrian government has constructed and is using a crematorium inside its notorious Sednaya military prison outside Damascus to clandestinely dispose of thousands of prisoners it continues to execute inside the facility.



Demonization of Soros recalls old anti-Semitic conspiracies

Mon, 15 May 2017 17:00:12 GMT2017-05-15T17:00:12Z

WARSAW, Poland (AP) - In most nations, having a billionaire financier and philanthropist would be a source of great pride, a person many elected officials would want to cozy up to.



Man thanks iPhone's Siri for saving his life in explosion

Mon, 15 May 2017 16:27:09 GMT2017-05-15T16:27:09Z

WILMOT, N.H. (AP) - A New Hampshire man who was injured in a house explosion is thanking Siri for saving his life.



Baltimore's soaring homicide rate: 'This is a killing field'

Mon, 15 May 2017 13:55:31 GMT2017-05-15T13:55:31Z

The stunning pace of killings this year has made Baltimore’s homicide rate per capita one of the highest in the country — surpassing even Chicago and New Orleans.



Famine 'not fake news': WFP head laments media's Trump focus

Mon, 15 May 2017 13:27:04 GMT2017-05-15T13:27:04Z

GENEVA (AP) - The former South Carolina governor who now heads the U.N.'s World Food Program says the media's focus on President Donald Trump is taking away attention from the risk of famine in Africa and the Middle East.



Scientists identify 50-foot creature that washed up on an Indonesian beach

Mon, 15 May 2017 13:13:18 GMT2017-05-15T13:13:18Z

A giant sea creature, possibly with tusks, washed up on a beach in Indonesia last week, freaking out people on the island of Seram and launching a global guessing game to determine what, exactly, it used to be.



Russia, Saudi Arabia back extension of oil output cuts

Mon, 15 May 2017 11:18:06 GMT2017-05-15T11:18:06Z

MOSCOW (AP) - Russia and Saudi Arabia said Monday they want to extend oil production cuts through the first quarter of 2018, in a move the two major producers say would support the market price.



The new Vegas namaste: Yoga on a Ferris wheel, near dolphins

Mon, 15 May 2017 11:14:38 GMT2017-05-15T11:14:38Z

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Surrounded by imposing Las Vegas hotel-casinos in the foreground and desert mountains in the background, the group breathed deeply and loudly as an instructor guided them through their poses: upward dog, downward dog, lord of the dance.



Ugandan troops face sexual abuse charges in central Africa

Mon, 15 May 2017 11:09:05 GMT2017-05-15T11:09:05Z

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) - Ugandan soldiers in Central African Republic have sexually exploited or abused at least 13 women and girls since 2015, including at least one rape, Human Rights Watch said Monday.



Schools face vexing test: Which kids will sexually attack?

Mon, 15 May 2017 10:51:08 GMT2017-05-15T10:51:08Z

The children who sexually assault other children may be the popular jocks, the loners or anyone in between. There is no typical attacker, no way for schools to predict who might inflict that kind of torment on a classmate.