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Nigerian lawmakers voted on Wednesday to invite President Muhammadu Buhari to the House of Representatives to discuss a spate of killings in central Nigeria. Hundreds of people have died in clashes this year between semi-nomadic herdsmen and settled farmers in central states, including 16 killed in an attack on a church in Benue on Tuesday. The violence has raised questions about the government's ability to maintain security in the country, putting pressure on Buhari less than a year before an election he wants to contest [nL8N1S18P7].
The Albany School District is awarding students, who posted racist photos on social media, hundreds of thousands of dollars. For the first time, parents of the students who were targeted in those racist posts confronted the school board about the settlement money.
It's the Macron administration's first state visit to the U.S.
PHOENIX (AP) - The Latest on Tuesday's special election for an Arizona congressional seat (all times local):
Folks online called out President Donald Trump over his contempt for the
Canadian police sought a motive Tuesday for a van attack on a bustling downtown Toronto street that left at least 10 pedestrians dead. It took place in broad daylight around 16 kilometers (10 miles) from a conference center hosting a meeting of G7 ministers, but officials said they had no evidence of a link to the event. "The actions definitely looked deliberate," Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders told journalists.
A monkey can't sue over copyright infringement of his selfies because he's not
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday strongly condemned airstrikes on a wedding in Yemen that killed dozens of people, including children, and called for an investigation. Yemen's Huthi rebels have blamed the Saudi-led coalition for the attack on the wedding in northern Hajjah province late Sunday. Guterres "strongly condemns the airstrikes on a wedding party in Hajjah and on civilian vehicles in Taez, where at least 50 civilians, including children, were reportedly killed and scores of others injured," said a UN statement.
Mexico's presidential candidates sparred feistily on the crime and corruption racking the country in their first debate Sunday, but achieved near-unanimity on one issue: attacking the leftist front-runner, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador. Most recent opinion polls give Lopez Obrador a double-digit lead heading into the July 1 election, putting the fiery former Mexico City mayor squarely in the sights of his four rivals as they held their first of three debates. Fending off attacks from all sides, Lopez Obrador -- widely known as "AMLO" -- at one point whipped out a chart with the latest poll numbers by way of rebuttal.
George Stephanopoulos reports the latest in politics on "This Week."
Greek president Prokopis Pavlopoulos on Sunday rejected the suggestion of a swap deal involving two Greek soldiers jailed in Turkey in exchange for Turkish soldiers wanted by Ankara over the 2016 failed coup. Pavlopoulos ruled out the potential swap after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday said his government would consider the Greek soldiers' case if Athens extradited the Turkish soldiers. "The exchange of the two Greek soldiers that are jailed with the eight Turkish soldiers that are in Greece is out of the question", said Pavlopoulos.
Indiana police investigate after volunteers believe they found a body while cleaning up their neighborhood for Earth Day.
Why bother personalizing your droptop supercar when McLaren can do it for you?
President Donald Trump is considering pardoning the late heavyweight champion
WASHINGTON (AP) - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif accused the U.S. government of arrogance and belligerence, saying that Washington needed "a change in attitude" before any meaningful negotiations can begin over several U.S. citizens being held prisoner in Iran.
Saudi Arabia's King Salman was not present in his palace in Riyadh on Saturday when security forces shot down a toy drone in the area, a senior Saudi official told Reuters. A spokesman for the Riyadh police said earlier that forces at a checkpoint in the Khozama district had identified the drone and "dealt with it according to their orders", without specifying if there were any injuries or damage.
Two unidentified men shot dead a Palestinian man in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday, Malaysian and Palestinian authorities reported, and Malaysia's Deputy Prime Minister said the suspects were believed to be linked to a foreign intelligence service. Kuala Lumpur police chief Mazlan Lazim said two men on a motorcycle fired 10 shots at the 35-year-old victim, killing him on the spot. When contacted later by Reuters, Mazlan declined to comment on reports that the victim was a member of the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas or had been targeted by hitmen.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan Saturday criticised Austria for planning to ban any possible campaigning for the June elections, saying that countries attempting to undermine his country's democratic struggle would "pay a price". Erdogan this week called snap elections for June 24, bringing the polls forward by a year and a half. Both Austria and the Netherlands have announced their governments would not look warmly to any possible campaigning on their soil by Turkish politicians.
What's not in the report is as important as what's in it.
Chemical weapons inspectors collected samples from Syria's Douma on Saturday, two weeks after a suspected gas attack there followed by retaliatory strikes by Western powers on the Syrian government's chemical facilities. The site visit, confirmed by the Organization of the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, would allow the agency to proceed with an independent investigation to determine what chemicals, if any, were used in the April 7 attack that medical workers said killed more than 40 people. Douma was the final target of the government's sweeping campaign to seize back control of the eastern Ghouta suburbs of Damascus from rebels after seven years of revolt. Militants gave...
Queen Elizabeth II marked her 92nd birthday on Saturday with traditional gun salutes and a Commonwealth-themed charity concert featuring Tom Jones, Kylie and Shaggy. Horse-drawn guns fired 41 times in Hyde Park and 62 times at the Tower of London, while at Windsor Castle, the band played "Happy Birthday" during the changing of the guard. In the evening, the monarch and her family were due to attend a concert with performers from around the Commonwealth, the 53-nation grouping which held its summit in London this week.
NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) - Myanmar police on Saturday evicted the family of a police officer who had testified a day earlier that he and others were ordered to entrap two Reuters news agency reporters facing charges that could get them up to 14 years in prison, the officer's wife said.
Missouri Governor Eric Greitens is facing a charge in connection to his alleged use of a donor list from his charity during the 2016 gubernatorial campaign.
An actress from the US TV series "Smallville" has been arrested on charges of sex trafficking for recruiting women to a purported self-help group in which they were forced to have sex with its leader, US prosecutors say. Allison Mack, 35, who was arrested Friday, recruited women for what described itself as a female mentorship group, US attorney Richard Donoghue said. The leader of the group was one Keith Raniere, also known as "Vanguard," it said.
For the weekend of April 21, Streamline recommends "Collateral" in the top
More than a thousand mourners are expected to attend the funeral of former first lady Barbara Bush on Saturday. Bush died at her home in Houston on Tuesday. Former President Bill Clinton and his wife, Hillary, and former President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, are among those expected to attend. Bianna Golodryga reports.
President Donald Trump's upcoming meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un
TRENTON, Fla. (AP) - A man who investigators say killed two sheriff's deputies in rural north Florida was a mystery figure in the small agricultural community rocked by the shooting.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The Palestinians said Friday they want the U.N. Human Rights Council to establish a commission to carry out an independent investigation of the Israeli military's killing and wounding of Palestinians during protests in Gaza.
The Federal Aviation Administration on Friday ordered emergency inspections of jet engines like the one that ruptured during a recent Southwest Airlines flight, leaving one passenger dead. In line with recommendations made earlier by engine maker CFM, the FAA ordered that all CFM56-7B engines that have performed 30,000 or more total accumulated flight cycles be inspected within 20 days. Each inspection of the engines, which power Boeing 737 aircraft, takes about four hours, according to CFM International, a joint venture between America's GE Aviation and France's Safran Aircraft Engines.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - A gunman carried a shotgun in a guitar case and opened fire Friday in a Florida high school, wounding one student before he was arrested on a day planned for a national classroom walkout to protest gun violence, authorities said.
The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Friday said consumers should not eat any romaine lettuce from Yuma, Ariz.-where much of the romaine on the market now is from. The agency's mo...
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - A Michigan couple had a little bit of fun naming their 14th son.
A recent salmonella outbreak connected to contaminated eggs has so far made 23 people sick and put six of them in the hospital, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Rose A...
The United States branded strategic rivals China and Russia "forces of instability" on Friday, grouping them with Iran and North Korea as countries whose rights abuses amount to a global threat. The charge was made by acting secretary of state John Sullivan as he launched Washington's annual global human rights report, which this year is focused on destabilizing abuses by state actors. Human rights groups were quick to criticize the report, saying President Donald Trump's Republican administration had stripped the document of reporting on assaults on sexual and reproductive rights to focus on state-driven abuses.
BERLIN (AP) - A small town in Germany's far east braced Friday for the arrival of hundreds of neo-Nazis planning to attend a music festival timed to coincide with Adolf Hitler's birthday.
TRENTON, Fla. (AP) - The Latest on the shooting deaths of two Florida sheriff's deputies on Thursday (all times local):
On 'Fox & Friends,' Fox News contributor and former House speaker talks about the former FBI director's media tour and Pompeo's secretary of state nomination.
A Minnesota woman suspected of killing her husband and another woman in southwest Florida was captured Thursday at a South Texas resort
AUBURN, Mich. (AP) - The Latest on Confederate flag demonstrations outside of a Michigan high school (all times local):
WASHINGTON -- The Senate on Thursday narrowly confirmed Rep. Jim Bridenstine
CLINTON, Mo. (AP) - A Missouri woman accused of dealing drugs from a home where an ex-convict fatally shot one police officer and wounded two others is now charged with first-degree murder and, if convicted, she could be sentenced to death or a life in prison.
Queen Elizabeth II for the first time just publicly announced support for her
The parents of two children who were murdered by their trusted nanny in 2012 hugged each of the jurors after their verdict Wednesday.
By Tom Ball and William James LONDON (Reuters) - Hundreds of noisy protesters greeted Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi when he arrived in London on Wednesday, demonstrating over a rising tide of sexual violence at home, including two particularly brutal rapes. Holding placards reading "Modi go home" and "we stand against Modi's agenda of hate and greed," they gathered outside Downing Street and parliament as Modi arrived for talks with Prime Minister Theresa May. Modi later responded at an event in front of thousands of Indian, saying the rape cases were "a matter of great concern", had brought "a shame" on the country and called for the perpetrators to be outed. Sexual violence...
NASA on Wednesday blasted off its newest planet-hunting spacecraft, TESS, a $337 million satellite that aims to scan 85 percent of the skies for cosmic bodies where life may exist. "Three, two, one and liftoff!" said NASA commentator Mike Curie as the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) soared into the cloudless, blue sky atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida at 6:51 pm (2251 GMT). The washing machine-sized spacecraft is built to search outside the solar system, scanning the nearest, brightest stars for signs of periodic dimming.
Family, friends and community leaders are mourning the death of a bank executive on a Southwest Airlines jet that blew an engine as she was flying home from a business trip to New York.
PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - The new White House economic adviser apologized Tuesday to U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley after suggesting she was suffering from "momentary confusion" when she announced over the weekend that new sanctions against Russia were imminent.
International investigators on Tuesday were awaiting the green light from a UN security team to begin work in a Syrian town hit by an alleged chemical attack, after delays and warnings by Western powers that crucial evidence had likely been removed. The suspected April 7 gas attack on Douma, near Damascus, reportedly left more than 40 people dead and was blamed by Western powers on the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. In response, the United States, France and Britain conducted missile strikes on Syrian military installations, but Paris admitted on Tuesday they were a matter of "honour" that had solved nothing.
The groups are launching a seven-figure campaign