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Blast destroys shop and home in English city, four taken to hospital
Blast destroys shop and home in English city, four taken to hospital
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  • 2018-02-25 21:56:06Z

By Andrew MacAskill LONDON (Reuters) - An explosion destroyed a convenience store and a home in the central English city of Leicester on Sunday, injuring at least four people, officials said. The city's fire department said it sent six fire engines after the reports of a large explosion and a building

Alabama's aborted execution was botched and bloody -lawyer
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  • 2018-02-25 21:36:38Z

On Thursday, Alabama tried to execute by lethal injection convicted murderer Doyle Hamm, 61, who has spent more than half his life on death row. After about 2-1/2 hours of trying, the state called it off because of issues with Hamm's veins it said could not be resolved before a death warrant expired at midnight.

Hawaiian Airlines Will Buy Boeing
Hawaiian Airlines Will Buy Boeing's 787-9 Dreamliner, and It Makes No Sense

In a perplexing move, Hawaiian Airlines plans to dump its order for six Airbus A330-800neos in favor of Boeing's 787-9 model.

Israeli navy kills Palestinian after boat breaches sailing limit, military says
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  • 2018-02-25 19:40:54Z

A Palestinian from the Gaza Strip died on Sunday after the Israeli navy fired on the boat he and two others were sailing in, a military spokeswoman said. The navy opened fire after the boat ignored warnings and strayed from a permitted fishing area in the northern Gaza Strip towards Israel, the spokeswoman

Isaiah Thomas on Cavaliers trade to Lakers: "They were in panic mode"
Isaiah Thomas on Cavaliers trade to Lakers: "They were in panic mode"

Isaiah Thomas, who was shipped to Los Angeles during Cleveland's very active trading deadline, didn't think the Cavs would give up on him so quickly.

Holiest church in Christianity closed in Israel tax dispute
Holiest church in Christianity closed in Israel tax dispute
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  • 2018-02-25 18:43:23Z

Christian leaders took the rare step on Sunday of closing Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulchre, built where tradition holds Jesus was buried, in protest at Israeli tax measures and a proposed property law. It was not clear how long the closure of the church, announced by Christian officials

Boeing to have 51 percent stake in venture with Embraer - paper
Boeing to have 51 percent stake in venture with Embraer - paper

Boeing Co (BA.N) will have a 51 percent stake in a joint company currently being negotiated with Brazilian aircraft maker Embraer (EMBR3.SA), O Globo newspaper columnist Lauro Jardim reported on Sunday. Boeing has agreed to a Brazilian government demand that the U.S. company have no more than a 51 percent

Michelle Obama Says Writing Her Memoir
Michelle Obama Says Writing Her Memoir 'Has Been a Deeply Personal Experience'

Former First Lady Michelle Obama's memoir "Becoming" will be released Nov. 13, she announced Sunday on Twitter. Writing BECOMING has been a deeply personal experience. According to Penguin Random House, the memoir will include her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing motherhood and work, through her time spent as first lady.

Nigeria says 110 girls unaccounted for after Boko Haram attack
Nigeria says 110 girls unaccounted for after Boko Haram attack
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  • 2018-02-25 18:23:22Z

By Felix Onuah ABUJA (Reuters) - One hundred and ten girls are missing after an attack on a school in northeast Nigeria by suspected Boko Haram insurgents, the information ministry said on Sunday, in what may be one of the largest abductions since the Chibok kidnappings of 2014. Boko Haram, whose name

Gun lobby pushes back on Trump
Gun lobby pushes back on Trump's gun plans after Florida shooting
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  • 2018-02-25 18:18:48Z

By Pete Schroeder and Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The National Rifle Association pushed back on Sunday against modest proposals by President Donald Trump and other Republicans to change U.S. gun laws in the wake of a school shooting in Florida that killed 17 students and staff. The powerful gun lobby group does not support Trump's proposals to raise the age limit for buying certain types of guns and to ban bump stocks that enable semi-automatic rifles to shoot hundreds of rounds a minute, a spokeswoman said on ABC's "This Week." "The NRA doesn't back any ban," Dana Loesch said.

Sheriff says only one deputy at fault in Florida school shooting
Sheriff says only one deputy at fault in Florida school shooting
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  • 2018-02-25 18:01:33Z

Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel also said his department acted properly in at least 16 of the 18 calls it received before the massacre, warning that Nikolas Cruz, the 19-year-old suspect, was dangerous. Israel rejected a call for his resignation from a state legislator and defended his department on the CNN program "State of the Union" on Sunday from criticism that deputies missed warning signs about Cruz, a former student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

Air Force Cancels $7B JSTARS Program Over Boeing, Northrop Objections
Air Force Cancels $7B JSTARS Program Over Boeing, Northrop Objections

The decision is somewhat of a win for Lockheed, which had the least to lose from a cancellation.

Coach Tyronn Lue says not to expect LeBron James to have "rest" games
Coach Tyronn Lue says not to expect LeBron James to have "rest" games

"I told you I want to play every game." -LeBron James

Box Office:
Box Office: 'Black Panther' Rules With $108 Million in Second Weekend

Disney-Marvel's "Black Panther"is dominating the box office with an astounding $108 million at 4,020 North American locations - the second-highest second weekend ever behind "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." "Black Panther," starring Chadwick Boseman, has now grossed $400 million domestically in its first 10 days. Only "The Force Awakens" has reached that milestone faster. It's […]

Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott Step Out Together After New Mom Shows Off Her
Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott Step Out Together After New Mom Shows Off Her 'Push Present'

Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott Show Off 'Push Present'

Iran says Damascus suburbs assault to continue as fighting rages
Iran says Damascus suburbs assault to continue as fighting rages
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  • 2018-02-25 15:50:48Z

Iran said pro-Damascus forces would press ahead with attacks on an insurgent enclave near the Syrian capital, as ground fighting raged on there in defiance of a U.N. resolution demanding a 30-day truce across the country. Turkey, too, said its military operations in another theater of war in the north of Syria would not be affected by the unanimous Security Council vote demanding the truce to allow for aid access and medical evacuations. Anti-government rebels said they clashed with pro-government forces near Damascus on Sunday, as rescuers and residents said warplanes struck some towns in the eastern Ghouta pocket.

Silicon Valley is so expensive that even Facebook and Apple employees can
Silicon Valley is so expensive that even Facebook and Apple employees can't afford to live near the office

Silicon Valley's housing crisis is serious. A new report from Open Listings reveals that workers at five major tech companies, including Apple, Facebook, and Google, would have to spend over 28% of their salary to pay a monthly mortgage on a home near work. Software engineers at Apple have it worst

Kylie Jenner Got a Ferrari LaFerrari From Travis Scott
Kylie Jenner Got a Ferrari LaFerrari From Travis Scott

Just a casual $1.4 million present.

Iraq court sentences 16 Turkish women to death for joining IS
Iraq court sentences 16 Turkish women to death for joining IS
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  • 2018-02-25 14:47:38Z

By Ahmed Rasheed BAGHDAD (Reuters) - An Iraqi court has sentenced 16 Turkish women to death by hanging for joining Islamic State, a judiciary spokesman said on Sunday. Iraq is conducting the trials of hundreds of foreign women who have been detained, with hundreds of their children, since August by

Syrian Kurdish leader arrested in Prague at Turkey
Syrian Kurdish leader arrested in Prague at Turkey's request
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  • 2018-02-25 14:21:50Z

BEIRUT/ANKARA (Reuters) - The main Syrian Kurdish political party said on Sunday that one of its leaders had been arrested in Prague at the behest of Turkey, where a court has charged him with sedition. Saleh Muslim, a top Kurdish politician, has "full citizenship rights" as a Syrian national

France has foiled two Islamist attacks this year: minister
France has foiled two Islamist attacks this year: minister
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  • 2018-02-25 13:46:37Z

French security forces have foiled two planned attacks so far this year as Islamic State militants set their sights on domestic targets in response to the group's military setbacks in Iraq and Syria, Interior Minister Gerard Collomb said on Sunday. Another suspect had been targeting troops on anti-terrorism

Political end to Olympics: NKorea offers talks with US
Political end to Olympics: NKorea offers talks with US

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) - The overtly political 2018 Winter Olympics closed Sunday night very much as they began, with humanity's finest athletes marching exuberantly across the world stage as three nations with decades of war and suspicion among them shared a VIP box - and a potential path

2 lions saved from Mideast wars head to South Africa refuge
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  • 2018-02-25 12:51:57Z

SOUF, Jordan (AP) - Two African lions rescued from war zones in Iraq and Syria are heading to a permanent home in South Africa, after resting in Jordan where they recuperated from physical and psychological trauma.

Sridevi, Bollywood leading lady of
Sridevi, Bollywood leading lady of '80s and '90s, dies at 54
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  • 2018-02-25 12:44:10Z

NEW DELHI (AP) - Sridevi, Bollywood's leading lady of the 1980s and '90s who redefined stardom for actresses in India, has died at age 54.

Christians shutter famous Jerusalem church to protest taxes
Christians shutter famous Jerusalem church to protest taxes

JERUSALEM (AP) - The leaders of the major Christian sects in Jerusalem closed the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, built on the traditional site of Jesus' crucifixion and resurrection, for several hours on Sunday to protest an Israeli plan to tax their properties.

Church leaders shut Jerusalem
Church leaders shut Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulchre in land, tax protest
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  • 2018-02-25 12:13:51Z

By Ori Lewis JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Church leaders in Jerusalem shut the Church of the Holy Sepulchre on Sunday in protest at a new Israeli tax policy and a proposed land expropriation law which they called a "systematic and unprecedented attack against Christians in the Holy Land". Roman

Greek anarchist group smashes windows at Novartis office in Athens
Greek anarchist group smashes windows at Novartis office in Athens

Greek self-proclaimed anarchists threw paint and smashed windows at the entrance of the Athens headquarters of Swiss drugmaker Novartis on Sunday, police said. About 30 people were involved in the attack at 0515 local time (0315 GMT), a police official said. In a statement published on the Internet, the Rouvikonas group said the attack was linked to a probe into allegations of bribery by the drugmaker to doctors and public officials.

Rohingya exodus still growing, six months into crisis
Rohingya exodus still growing, six months into crisis

Hundreds of desperate Rohingya Muslims are still pouring over the Myanmar border into Bangladesh every week, bringing harrowing accounts of torture and murder, six months after a military crackdown sparked the massive refugee crisis. One of the recent arrivals, Nur Mohammad, said his village in Myanmar's Rakhine state was surrounded by Buddhist vigilantes for days before they were allowed to leave. Thirty-year-old Enayetullah was among the 200 Rohingya who crossed the Naf river into Bangladesh on Friday.

Florida shooting a result of
Florida shooting a result of 'abdication of duty': NRA

NRA national spokesperson Dana Loesch tells ABC News' George Stephanopoulos the focus in the aftermath of the Parkland shooting should be local and FBI authorities.

China paves way for Xi Jinping to extend rule beyond 2 terms
China paves way for Xi Jinping to extend rule beyond 2 terms

BEIJING (AP) - China's ruling Communist Party has proposed scrapping term limits for the country's president, the official news agency said Sunday, appearing to lay the groundwork for party leader Xi Jinping to rule as president beyond 2023.

GoBee Bike throws in the towel in France
GoBee Bike throws in the towel in France

Bike-sharing startup GoBee Bike is giving up and shutting down in all French cities where it operates.

The Latest: Russians top Germany in overtime for hockey gold
The Latest: Russians top Germany in overtime for hockey gold
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  • 2018-02-25 07:08:56Z

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) - The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local):

Olympics: Ice Hockey - Russians, Germans head to overtime in gold medal game

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Germany and the Olympic Athletes from Russia team are headed to overtime in the final of the Olympic men's ice hockey competition at the Pyeongchang Winter Games. The score was tied at 3-3 after the regulation three periods on Sunday. (Reporting by Dan Burns)

Samuel L. Jackson Shreds 'Mothaf***a' Donald Trump Over Armed Teachers Idea
Samuel L. Jackson Shreds 'Mothaf***a' Donald Trump Over Armed Teachers Idea

Hollywood actor Samuel L. Jackson has torn apart President Donald Trump's idea to arm some teachers in a bid to prevent school shootings.

Russian team beats Germany 4-3 in overtime to win Olympic gold medal in men's hockey

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) -- Russian team beats Germany 4-3 in overtime to win Olympic gold medal in men's hockey.

Bollywood superstar Sridevi dies aged 54
Bollywood superstar Sridevi dies aged 54

Bollywood superstar Sridevi Kapoor, one of the biggest names in Hindi cinema, has died after suffering a heart attack in Dubai, her former manager said Sunday. The shock death of the beloved Indian star aged 54, who reportedly passed away while attending her nephew's wedding in the emirate late Saturday night, prompted an outpouring of grief among fans and fellow Bollywood actors. Born Shree Amma Yanger Ayappan in southern Tamil Nadu state, Sridevi made her acting debut aged just four, and went on have a career spanning over four decades.

IOC keeps Russia doping ban for Olympic closing ceremony
IOC keeps Russia doping ban for Olympic closing ceremony

Russian athletes will not be able to march behind their flag at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics closing ceremony later Sunday after the IOC voted unanimously to keep the country's ban for mass doping. Russia was formally banned in December from taking part in the 2018 Olympics following revelations

UN backs Syria ceasefire as death toll in rebel enclave tops 500
UN backs Syria ceasefire as death toll in rebel enclave tops 500

The UN Security Council has unanimously demanded a 30-day ceasefire in Syria, as new air strikes on the rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta took the civilian death toll from seven days of bombing to more than 500. After the council vote on Saturday, Syrian warplanes backed by Russian air power launched new raids on a town in Eastern Ghouta, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

Text of declassified Dems memo about FBI
Text of declassified Dems memo about FBI's Russia probe

House Democrats on Saturday released a formerly classified memo regarding the early stages of the FBI's investigation into the Trump campaign and Russia. After weeks of discussions with the Justice Department, Democrats on the House intelligence committee released the memo that counters GOP allegations

Mexican President Cancels Trip To Washington After Heated Call With Donald Trump
Mexican President Cancels Trip To Washington After Heated Call With Donald Trump

The president of Mexico halted upcoming plans to visit the White House after a reportedly tense phone conversation with President Donald Trump, according to the Washington Post.

Donald Trump Fundraises Off Parkland Shooting Tragedy, Touts His 'Safer Schools'
Donald Trump Fundraises Off Parkland Shooting Tragedy, Touts His 'Safer Schools'

A Donald Trump and Mike Pence "weekly newsletter" laments the horror of the Parkland school shooting that killed 17 people, then ends with a "contribute" button so people can give money ... to Trump and Pence.

Who ran the Olympics? Volunteer corps of mostly young women
Who ran the Olympics? Volunteer corps of mostly young women
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  • 2018-02-25 03:53:55Z

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) - She had always rooted only for Koreans. That was her home team and she believed they, exclusively, deserved her cheers.

IOC upholds doping ban; Russians can
IOC upholds doping ban; Russians can't march under own flag

The International Olympic Committee on Sunday upheld the ban of Russia from the Pyeongchang Winter Games because of doping, denying the 168 athletes competing here as ''Olympic Athletes from Russia'' the right to march in the closing ceremony under their country's flag. The IOC'

Trump on Dems
Trump on Dems' memo: 'Total political and legal bust'

Democratic lawmakers released a partially-redacted rebuttal Saturday of a controversial Republican memo alleging bias and abuse of power in the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election. The Democrats' document -- which President Donald Trump dubbed a "political

Bank of America takes aim at gun-making clients
Bank of America takes aim at gun-making clients
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  • 2018-02-25 01:56:34Z

Bank of America, the second-biggest U.S. bank by assets, said its request to makers of the military-style weapons was in line with those taken by other financial industry companies to help prevent deadly gun rampages. "An immediate step we're taking is to engage the limited number of clients

Venezuela
Venezuela's Maduro says to recover 70 percent of oil output decline

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro promised on Saturday to recover 70 percent of the country's lost oil production in the first half of 2018. "I can tell you, the unprecedented injustices led to an important fall of a million barrels of oil," Maduro said in an interview with state television

Manafort asks U.S. court for release to attend New York funeral
Manafort asks U.S. court for release to attend New York funeral
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  • 2018-02-25 01:30:44Z

In a filing in federal court in Washington, Manafort said his father-in-law died on Saturday and that he would like to travel from his Virginia home to Long Island, New York, to attend the wake, funeral and burial services. Manafort has been charged with conspiring to launder money, lying on his tax returns and failing to register as a foreign agent for lobbying work for a pro-Russian political party in Ukraine, among other charges.

Brett Moffitt takes advantage of Kyle Busch
Brett Moffitt takes advantage of Kyle Busch's woes to win Atlanta Truck race

Brett Moffitt earns his second career Truck win and gives Hattori Racing Enterprises its first in the series.

NRA hits back at 'cowardice' of companies cutting ties with gun lobby as backlash grows
NRA hits back at 'cowardice' of companies cutting ties with gun lobby as backlash grows

The NRA has lashed out at companies which have severed ties with the gun lobby, branding it as "political and civic cowardice". Delta and United airlines joined a wave of companies ending their association with the National Rifle Association as the backlash against the powerful gun lobby group spreads in the wake of the Florida school massacre. The exodus of corporate names, ranging from a major insurer to car rental brands and a household moving company, began after the NRA launched a counter-offensive against a student-led campaign for tighter US gun laws. In a statement on Saturday, the NRA accused companies of "a shameful display of political and civic cowardice." Let it be...

List takes 1-shot lead at Honda Classic with Woods 7 back
List takes 1-shot lead at Honda Classic with Woods 7 back
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  • 2018-02-25 00:31:35Z

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) - Luke List can understand why he might be overlooked in the Honda Classic, even with a shot at his first PGA Tour victory.

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