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Palestinian leader Abbas in hospital for third time in a week: officials
Palestinian leader Abbas in hospital for third time in a week: officials
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  • 2018-05-20 11:42:43Z

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has been hospitalized in a West Bank hospital, a Palestinian official said on Sunday, providing no further details on his condition. It was the third time Abbas, 82, had been hospitalized in a week.

Support for repealing Irish abortion laws rises days from vote
Support for repealing Irish abortion laws rises days from vote
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  • 2018-05-20 11:18:49Z

Irish voters who favor liberalizing the country's abortion laws increased their lead in two opinion polls published on Sunday, reversing a trend that suggested the race had begun to tighten ahead of the final days of campaigning. If the referendum is carried, parliament will then be enabled to set

Spurned advances provoked Texas school shooting, victim
Spurned advances provoked Texas school shooting, victim's mother says
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  • 2018-05-20 10:45:25Z

A teenaged boy who shot and killed eight students and two teachers in Texas had been spurned by one of his victims after making aggressive advances, her mother told the Los Angeles Times. Sadie Rodriguez, the mother of Shana Fisher, 16, told the newspaper that her daughter rejected four months of aggressive advances from accused shooter Dimitrios Pagourtzis, 17, at the Santa Fe high school. If true, it would be the second school shooting in recent months driven by such rejection.

Cleric Sadr meets Iraq PM Abadi, hinting at coalition
Cleric Sadr meets Iraq PM Abadi, hinting at coalition
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  • 2018-05-20 07:43:02Z

By Raya Jalabi BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi met with Moqtada al-Sadr on Saturday, less than 24 hours after the Shi'ite cleric's bloc was declared winner of Iraq's parliamentary election, the clearest sign yet they could work together to form a coalition. "

Kamaru Usman:
Kamaru Usman: 'I Think I Should Fight for the Belt Next'

Kamaru Usman believes he was tested on Saturday night and passed with flying colors, so much so that he believes that he is ready to fight Tyron Woodley for the UFC welterweight championship. Usman was originally slated to face Santiago Ponzinibbio at UFC Fight Night 129 in Santiago, Chile, but an injury

Hawaii reports first serious injury from volcano as lava threatens escape routes
Hawaii reports first serious injury from volcano as lava threatens escape routes
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  • 2018-05-20 05:03:27Z

By Terray Sylvester PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) - A stream of lava threatened to block a key Hawaii highway on Saturday that serves as an escape route for coastal residents, while the first known serious injury was reported from fresh explosive eruptions from the Kilauea volcano. "A homeowner on Noni Farms Road who was sitting on a third-floor balcony got hit with lava spatter," said Janet Snyder, a spokesperson for the Office of the Mayor, County of Hawaii. "It hit him on the shin and shattered everything there down on his leg," she said, adding that lava spatters "can weigh as much as a refrigerator and even small pieces of spatter can kill." No other information was immediately available.

Tatiana Suarez Rolls Over Alexa Grasso with Quickfire Submission at UFC Chile
Tatiana Suarez Rolls Over Alexa Grasso with Quickfire Submission at UFC Chile

Tatiana Suarez showed why she is not only undefeated, but was a heavy favorite over a higher ranked fighter at UFC Fight Night 129 on Saturday in Santiago, Chile. Suarez emerged in the Octagon from Season 23 of The Ultimate Fighter, where she ran through JJ Aldrich, Kate Jackson, and Amanda Cooper, submitting

Cougar Kills Mountain Biker In Washington, Injures Companion
Cougar Kills Mountain Biker In Washington, Injures Companion

A cougar attacked two mountain bikers in Washington Saturday morning, killing

Duterte Says Philippines Won
Duterte Says Philippines Won't Oppose China on Sea Activity

Philippine's President Rodrigo Duterte reiterated that he would not provoke China into a war following reports that the Chinese military landed long-range bombers on an airport in the South China Sea. "You know they have the planes, not stationed in Spratly but near the provinces facing -- Chinese provinces

Handbag and jewelry haul puts Malaysia
Handbag and jewelry haul puts Malaysia's former first lady in spotlight
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  • 2018-05-20 02:34:30Z

By A. Ananthalakshmi and Emily Chow KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - In early 2015, as Malaysians were protesting over government plans to introduce a consumption tax, the then first lady was complaining about the rising costs of her hairdresser. Rosmah Mansor lamented in a speech at a public forum on the

Trump Jr. met with Mueller witness during campaign
Trump Jr. met with Mueller witness during campaign

WASHINGTON (AP) - Donald Trump Jr. met during the 2016 campaign with a private military contractor and an adviser to Middle Eastern leaders, both of whom have since become a focus of investigators working for special counsel Robert Mueller, a lawyer for President Donald Trump's eldest son said Saturday

Erdogan to hold controversial election rally in Bosnia
Erdogan to hold controversial election rally in Bosnia
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  • 2018-05-20 02:11:03Z

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will hold an election rally in Sarajevo Sunday for expatriate Turks, an event that has stirred controversy in Bosnia. Sarajevo was chosen for the rally after several European Union countries, including Germany, banned such rallies in the campaign for last year&

Cougar kills U.S. mountain biker, mauls another, later shot
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  • 2018-05-20 01:52:19Z

The mountain bikers were riding together down a remote, backwoods trail at 11 a.m. (2 p.m. ET) in an area near North Bend, Washington state, around 30 miles (48 km) east of Seattle, when the two men encountered the animal. Cougars are the fourth largest cat species worldwide, with adult females weighing up to 141 pounds (64 kgs) and males weighing as much as 220 pounds (100 kgs).

North Korea-linked hackers targeted defectors with Android spyware
North Korea-linked hackers targeted defectors with Android spyware

When Android malware slips into the Google Play Store, it's usually there to

Texas school shooter 'nonemotional,' lawyer says as motive sought
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  • 2018-05-20 01:10:51Z

By Erwin Seba SANTA FE, Texas (Reuters) - The 17-year-old student charged with killing 10 people when he opened fire in an art class at his Houston-area high school appeared "weirdly nonemotional" on the morning after the rampage, one of his lawyers said on Saturday. The teenager, identified by law enforcement as Dimitrios Pagourtzis, has been charged with capital murder and is being held without bail in Santa Fe, Texas, where authorities said he went on a shooting spree shortly before 8 a.m. CDT on Friday. One of those in critical condition was one of the two school resource officers who engaged the shooter before his surrender.

Europe, China, Russia discussing new deal for Iran: newspaper
Europe, China, Russia discussing new deal for Iran: newspaper
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  • 2018-05-20 01:05:51Z

Diplomats from Europe, China and Russia are discussing a new accord to offer Iran financial aid to curb its ballistic missile development and meddling in the region, in the hope of salvaging its 2015 nuclear deal, a German newspaper reported on Sunday. The officials will meet in Vienna in the coming

In deadly school shooting, a confession but motive a mystery
In deadly school shooting, a confession but motive a mystery

The mother of one of the 10 people killed at a Texas high school said her daughter recently rejected the romantic advances of the 17-year-old charged in the shootings, a possible motive for the violent ...

Gunman blasted through door, lingered for almost 30 minutes
Gunman blasted through door, lingered for almost 30 minutes

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) - The suspect in the Texas school shooting began his attack by firing a shotgun through an art classroom door, shattering a glass pane and sending panicked students to the entryway to block him from getting inside, witnesses said.

AT&T
AT&T's Dash-like smart button doesn't need WiFi

AT&T has launched a new product called LTE-M button, which allows users to

Texas victims include smiling Pakistani girl, fill-in teacher with two jobs
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  • 2018-05-19 23:43:04Z

Among the fatalities at Santa Fe High School were a Pakistani exchange student and a substitute teacher trying to make ends meet for her family. A 17-year-old Pakistani with a bright smile, Sheikh was proud to be studying in the United States as an exchange student. The experience was organized through YES, a program funded by the U.S. State Department which provides scholarships for students from countries with significant Muslim populations to spend one academic year in the United States.

Apple clamps down on calling apps in China to obey local laws
Apple clamps down on calling apps in China to obey local laws

China has been giving Apple grief over more than VPN apps, it seems. The

Hawaii lava flow engulfs more homes as ash plume ascends
Hawaii lava flow engulfs more homes as ash plume ascends
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  • 2018-05-19 22:21:27Z

By Terray Sylvester PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) - New, fast-moving lava poured from the flank of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano on Saturday, destroying four more homes on the Big Island after a second explosive eruption shot a nearly two-mile-high (10,000 foot) ash plume from the crater. Molten rock from two huge cracks formed a single channel and traveled 1,000 feet in under an hour, twice the speed of previous flows of older lava that have torn through homes, roads and tropical forest for over two weeks, the County of Hawaii's Civil Defense Agency said. The new lava, which is flowing east underground from the sinking lava lake at Kilauea's summit, is expected to create more voluminous flows...

The Sweet Gift Meghan Markle Gave her Bridesmaids
The Sweet Gift Meghan Markle Gave her Bridesmaids

She also surprised her close friends with keepsakes.

Donald Trump Misspelled Melania
Donald Trump Misspelled Melania's Name While Congratulating Her, and It's the 'Covfefe' of 2018

After Melania Trump returned home from the hospital, Donald Trump congratulated Melanie on her recovery

Not all GOP candidates want Trump to stump
Not all GOP candidates want Trump to stump

NEW YORK (AP) - He is the Republican Party's most powerful political weapon. Yet as the GOP fights to defend its delicate House and Senate majorities, President Donald Trump is not welcome everywhere.

Inside the evening reception: First dance, Meghan's speech and all the gossip
Inside the evening reception: First dance, Meghan's speech and all the gossip

Prince Harry proved he was the perfect gentleman as he opened the door of a vintage car to let his bride step in, as he drove her to their private evening reception last night. Ms Markle wore a sleek Stella McCartney dress with a halter neck, showing off her shoulders and back with her hair up in a chic bun. The dress was described as a "bespoke lily white high neck gown made of silk crepe", with satin shoes from Aquazurra with soles painted in baby blue: her "something blue". Her hair had been styled by George Northwood especially for the more relaxed evening.  The couple travelled from Windsor Castle to Frogmore House in a silver blue Jaguar E-Type Concept Zero. The number plate was E19...

Meghan Markle Wore Prince
Meghan Markle Wore Prince's Diana's Aqua Ring

And it was a gift from Harry ????????????

Halep downs Sharapova to set up Rome final rematch with Svitolina
Halep downs Sharapova to set up Rome final rematch with Svitolina

Simona Halep profited from a miserable day on serve for Maria Sharapova to reach the Italian Open final with a 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 defeat of the five-time Grand Slam winner on Saturday. The Romanian world number one will bid for the title on Sunday against Elina Svitolina in a repeat of last year's final

Santa Fe Shooting: Teacher Killed Left One Last Note For Her Family
Santa Fe Shooting: Teacher Killed Left One Last Note For Her Family

They have since framed the heartbreaking note.

Meghan Markle
Meghan Markle's evening reception dress showed a lot more skin

Prince Harry was dressed in black tie, and the royal bride had changed into a sexy white halter dress by designer Stella McCartney.

Day to Night! Comparing Meghan Markle
Day to Night! Comparing Meghan Markle's First and Second Wedding Dresses

Comparing Meghan Markle's First and Second Wedding Dresses

NASA
NASA's planet-hunting TESS spacecraft snaps its first photo

TESS, NASA's new exoplanet-hunting spacecraft, has captured its first image

Trump welcomes wife home in tweet that misspells her name
Trump welcomes wife home in tweet that misspells her name

Melania Trump returned to the White House in "high spirits" on Saturday following a weeklong hospitalization for kidney treatment, a lengthy stay that raised questions about whether the first lady's condition may have been more complicated than first revealed. "Great to have our incredible

Royal Wedding Flashback! See Kate Middleton
Royal Wedding Flashback! See Kate Middleton's 2011 Reception Dress Next to Meghan Markle's

Kate Middleton's 2011 Reception Dress Next to Meghan Markle's

Parents Arrested After Five-Year-Old`s Body Found In Sacramento Storage Unit
Parents Arrested After Five-Year-Old`s Body Found In Sacramento Storage Unit

Police say five-year-old Cali Anderson died in the last two weeks, and her father and step-mother rented a car to take the child`s body from Reno to a Sacramento storage unit.

Kate Middleton Has Worn Her Royal Wedding Outfit Twice Before
Kate Middleton Has Worn Her Royal Wedding Outfit Twice Before

Royals re-wear outfits too!

BREAKING: Meghan Markle Debuts Her Second Jaw-Dropping Wedding Dress!
BREAKING: Meghan Markle Debuts Her Second Jaw-Dropping Wedding Dress!

*Low whistle* Read More...

China agrees to import more from U.S, no sign of $200 billion number
China agrees to import more from U.S, no sign of $200 billion number

China has agreed to take measures to boost imports from the United States to reduce America's trade deficit, the two countries said on Saturday, although without mentioning the $200 billion target the White House had touted earlier. Beijing and Washington agreed they would keep on talking about

How Princess Diana Was Honored At The Royal Wedding
How Princess Diana Was Honored At The Royal Wedding

Prince Harry's Saturday wedding to Meghan Markle was full of subtle tributes

Halep downs Sharapova to set up Rome final rematch with Svitolina
Halep downs Sharapova to set up Rome final rematch with Svitolina

Simona Halep profited from a miserable day on serve for Maria Sharapova to reach the Italian Open final with a 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 defeat of the five-time Grand Slam winner on Saturday. The Romanian world number one will bid for the title on Sunday against Elina Svitolina in a repeat of last year's final

Meghan Markle
Meghan Markle's Reception Hair Is So Different

Her hair is still up, but it looks totally different.

Warriors
Warriors' biggest issue is not Steph Curry's shooting woes

The subjects being discussed are his health, his defense, his shooting and, of course, his newest signature shoe. The Rockets may secretly wish the Warriors would participate and spend all four days between Games 2 and 3 placing Priority One emphasis on all things Steph. The Warriors know the "Curry problem" is a red herring that, like cheese to rats, never fails to attract.

New Starbucks policy: No purchase needed to sit in cafes
New Starbucks policy: No purchase needed to sit in cafes

Starbucks announced a new policy Saturday that allows anyone to sit in its cafes or use its restrooms, even if they don't buy anything. The new policy comes five weeks after two black men who hadn't bought anything were arrested at a Philadelphia Starbucks. Company executives have said its

The best memes from the Royal Wedding
The best memes from the Royal Wedding

You know what a Royal Wedding means? Royal memes. Prince Harry and Megan Markle wed on Saturday, drawing attention from across the globe. And when all eyes are drawn to a single event, there will be memes. Oh, there will be memes. SEE ALSO: Lifetime just released a movie about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in honor of their upcoming wedding Of course, attire was a natural place to poke some fun. I love the internet. ???? #RoyalWedding pic.twitter.com/3GHKRobOSi - J!M ☜═㋡ (◣﹏◢) (@JMOxQ__) May 19, 2018 Pippa Middleton received a ton of attention for her dress, which looked an awful lot like that $.99 can of Arizona Green Tea Pippa's dress looks like the Arizona iced tea can...

The Latest: Lava flow from fissure destroys 4 homes
The Latest: Lava flow from fissure destroys 4 homes
  • World
  • 2018-05-19 17:57:02Z

VOLCANO, Hawaii (AP) - The Latest on the eruption of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano (all times local):

Super idea: tennis channel pushing Italian Open development
Super idea: tennis channel pushing Italian Open development

Even without Roger Federer and Serena Williams, the Italian Open is setting records for crowd attendance. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Italian Tennis Federation's TV channel, SuperTennis. The channel, which operates 24 hours per day broadcasting tournaments worldwide year-round to

Meghan Markle
Meghan Markle's Father, Thomas, Issues A Statement About The Royal Wedding

Thomas Markle wasn't at the royal wedding Saturday to walk his daughter Meghan

Novak Djokovic produces best performance of the year but is outlasted by Rafael Nadal in Rome 
Novak Djokovic produces best performance of the year but is outlasted by Rafael Nadal in Rome 

With fears growing that this year's French Open could turn into a procession, Novak Djokovic issued a warning on Saturday that Rafael Nadal may not have things all his own way in Paris. Djokovic was ultimately outlasted in a pulsating Italian Open semi-final 7-6, 6-3, but after two years of struggle

Nadal beats angry Djokovic to reach 10th Rome Masters final
Nadal beats angry Djokovic to reach 10th Rome Masters final

Rafael Nadal closed in on an eighth Rome Masters title as he dismissed old rival Novak Djokovic 7-6 (7/4), 6-3 on Saturday to reach the final for a record-extending 10th time. The last-four success will give the Spanish top seed added confidence ahead of the French Open, where he has won a record 10

Houston Police Chief Says He's Sick Of Inaction On Gun Control
Houston Police Chief Says He's Sick Of Inaction On Gun Control

Following another school shooting, this one leaving 10 dead and 13 injured in

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