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Mexico leftist opens up 22 point lead in presidency race -poll
Mexico leftist opens up 22 point lead in presidency race -poll

By Miguel Gutierrez MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has extended his lead in the race to win the July 1 presidential election, opening up a gap of 22 percentage points, a poll by newspaper Reforma showed on Wednesday. The April 12-15 voter poll showed Lopez Obrador winning 48 percent, a jump of six points from a February survey by Reforma. Running third was Jose Antonio Meade, candidate of the ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), whose backing remained steady at 18 percent, the poll showed.

Woman killed after jet engine fails on New York-Dallas flight
Woman killed after jet engine fails on New York-Dallas flight

Catastrophic engine failure on a Southwest Airlines flight from New York to Dallas killed a mother-of-two and forced an emergency landing Tuesday, the first fatal incident in US commercial aviation for nearly a decade. The Boeing 737-700 took off without incident but minutes into the flight, passengers heard an explosion in the left engine, which sent shrapnel flying through the window, shattering the glass and leading oxygen masks to drop, witnesses said. "We believe there were parts coming out of this engine," Robert Sumwalt, chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board, told a news conference, confirming engine failure but no fire.

Bill to protect special counsel is scuttled by McConnell
Bill to protect special counsel is scuttled by McConnell

WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has thwarted a bipartisan effort to protect special counsel Robert Mueller's job, saying he will not hold a floor vote on the legislation even if it is approved next week in the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Republicans Befuddled By Trump
Republicans Befuddled By Trump's Abrupt Reversal On New Russia Sanctions

WASHINGTON ― President Donald Trump's sudden decision not to impose tough new

Passenger dies after Southwest plane with shattered window makes emergency landing in Philadelphia
Passenger dies after Southwest plane with shattered window makes emergency landing in Philadelphia

A Southwest Airlines flight heading from New York's LaGuardia Airport to

Beyoncé's Mom Was Afraid White People Wouldn't 'Get' Coachella Performance
Beyoncé's Mom Was Afraid White People Wouldn't 'Get' Coachella Performance

Beyonce's mom says she "stands corrected" after her daughter's history-making

May, Macron face lawmakers angry over Syria strikes
May, Macron face lawmakers angry over Syria strikes

British Prime Minister Theresa May and French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday faced anger from lawmakers for conducting air strikes with the United States in Syria in both leaders' first major military actions since coming to power. May said lawmakers were right to hold her to account for her actions, after the premier proceeded with the strikes without prior parliamentary approval. Opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn called for new legislation to stop governments launching military action without lawmakers' backing in most circumstances.

Bollywood hero Khan now Prisoner 106 in fight for bail
Bollywood hero Khan now Prisoner 106 in fight for bail

Bollywood superstar Salman Khan, now Prisoner 106, will have to spend at least another night in jail as he fights a five-year prison term for killing endangered wildlife. Khan, one of the world's highest paid actors, was imprisoned Thursday after a court convicted him for killing rare antelopes known as black bucks on a hunting trip while shooting a movie in 1998. Basically the eyewitness is not reliable ... the trial court has convicted Salman on the basis of basically just one eyewitness," Mahesh Bora, a lawyer for Khan, told reporters in Jodhpur, in the northwestern state of Rajasthan.

Russia rails against Britain at UN, denies Skripal role
Russia rails against Britain at UN, denies Skripal role

Russia unleashed a blistering war of words against Britain and the United States at the UN Security Council on Thursday, again denying it was responsible for poisoning a former double agent in England. Couldn't you come up with a better fake story?" Russian Ambassador to the UN, Vassily Nebenzia, told the council. Sergei Skripal, a former double agent, and his daughter Yulia were found in a critical condition on a public bench in the English city of Salisbury on March 4.

Sinister Apple phone prank just won Twitter, Easter, and April Fool's Day
Sinister Apple phone prank just won Twitter, Easter, and April Fool's Day

This year Easter occurred on April 1, turning Easter baskets and bunny suits into the perfect opportunity for parents to prank their kids.  We've already covered a few possible pranks for this bizarre crossover holiday, but comedian and apparent dad-joker Joe Heenan executed one of the meanest pranks yet.  SEE ALSO: Find out which Easter candy is the most popular - or polarizing - in your state #AprilFoolsDayTold my son I got him an Apple phone for Easter pic.twitter.com/6oMO9mPWC3 - joe heenan (@joeheenan) April 1, 2018 Creating the ultimate dad joke/prank, Heenan gave his excited son an Apple iPhone box, which was disappointingly filled with a literal apple.  The Apple phone pun...

Trump claims 'caravans' of migrants in Mexico mean US 'is being stolen'
Trump claims 'caravans' of migrants in Mexico mean US 'is being stolen'

"Mexico has the absolute power not to let these large 'Caravans' of people enter their country," the president tweeted. "They must stop them at their Northern Border, which they can do because their border laws work, not allow them to pass through into our country, which has no effective border laws.

Growing protests in California over Stephon Clark shooting
Growing protests in California over Stephon Clark shooting

There are growing protests in Sacramento, California, over the fatal shooting of Stephon Clark. An autopsy released Friday shows officers shot him in the back. On Saturday, protesters returned to the streets. CBS News correspondent Danielle Nottingham reports.

Syrian army command says it has regained most of eastern Ghouta

By Suleiman Al-Khalidi AMMAN (Reuters) - The Syrian army command said on Saturday it had regained most of the towns and villages in eastern Ghouta and was pressing its military operations in the last rebel bastion of Douma. In a televised statement, the Syrian army spokesman said the weeks-long military campaign had now brought security to the Syrian capital, Damascus, and also secured its main links to other parts of the country, stretching north and all the way to the Iraqi border to the east. Footage on state television showed top army commanders entering by the same route the rebel convoys had used to leave.

Waymo Joins Forces With Jaguar With I-Pace
Waymo Joins Forces With Jaguar With I-Pace

The firm has unveiled plans to launch a self-driving ride-hailing service.

Vladimir Putin faces rare public protests as he blames 'criminal negligence' for deadly mall fire
Vladimir Putin faces rare public protests as he blames 'criminal negligence' for deadly mall fire

Vladimir Putin has blamed "criminal negligence" for the high death toll in a fire that killed at least 64 people - including 41 children - as angry relatives of the dead held a protest outside the charred remains of a mall in Siberia. The Russian President on Tuesday visited the Winter Cherry shopping centre in the city of Kemerovo on Tuesday, two days after one of the most deadly blazes in Russia over the past century. In a meeting with ministers, Mr Putin hit out at "slovenliness" after investigators said fire exits had been illegally blocked and the fire alarm system had not functioned properly. Forty-one children were among a total of 64 people killed in the fire,...

Kansas Water Park Co-Owner Arrested in Connection with 10-Year-Old`s Water Slide Death
Kansas Water Park Co-Owner Arrested in Connection with 10-Year-Old`s Water Slide Death

The co-owner of Schlitterbahn was arrested Monday in Texas in connection to the death of a 10-year-old boy on a water slide, officials say.

Kosovo police fire tear gas at Serb protesters, detain Serbian official
Kosovo police fire tear gas at Serb protesters, detain Serbian official

By Fatos Bytyci and Aleksandar Vasovic PRISTINA/BELGRADE (Reuters) - Kosovo police fired tear gas on Monday to scatter hundreds of nationalist Serb protesters outside a round-table meeting on improving relations between Belgrade and Pristina, and briefly detained a hardline Serbian government official. The round table was part of a dialogue towards normalisation Serbia is conducting with Kosovo, its former province that went to war against repressive Serbian rule in the late 1990s, to help fulfil conditions for European Union membership.

Top North Korean official apparently in China: reports
Top North Korean official apparently in China: reports

Japanese media reported on Monday that a train possibly carrying a high-level official from North Korea has arrived in Beijing, sparking speculation that the country's leader, Kim Jong Un, may have been aboard. The Kyodo news agency, citing unidentified sources close to the matter, said the visit -- if confirmed that it was a North Korean official -- would likely be to improve ties between North Korea and China. Kim has not conducted an official trip abroad since taking power in 2011 and relations between China and North Korea are frosty as Beijing has backed UN sanctions to punish Pyongyang for its nuclear and missile tests.

Moscow says on diplomat expulsions: we will react

Russia's Foreign Ministry said on Monday it would respond to the decision by a large number of Western states to expel Russian diplomats, and accused their governments of blindly following their British ally into confrontation with Moscow. The ministry said in a statement that it viewed the expulsions, ordered in response to the poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal in the English city of Salisbury, as an unfriendly act and a provocative gesture. Britain has blamed Russia for the poisoning of Skripal and his daughter Yulia, a charge Moscow denies.

Taiwan scrambles jets as China's air force holds drill near island

Taiwan sent aircraft on Monday to shadow China air force fighter jets as they flew through the Bashi Channel to the south of the island, its defense ministry said, the latest such incident to add to tension between Taipei and Beijing. China sent an unspecified number of Xian H-6 bombers, Su-30 fighter jets and Y-8 transport aircraft over the waterway on their way to the West Pacific Ocean, the Taiwan ministry said. Taiwan on March 21 sent ships and aircraft to shadow a Chinese aircraft carrier group that sailed through the narrow Taiwan Strait.

Syrian rebels exit second pocket of eastern Ghouta
Syrian rebels exit second pocket of eastern Ghouta

BEIRUT (AP) - Hundreds of Syrian rebels and civilians were bused out of a second pocket of the besieged eastern Ghouta suburbs of Damascus on Sunday after rebels agreed to leave several towns and villages after years of siege and weeks of heavy bombardment.

Trump Says 'Many Lawyers Want To Represent Me' Even As Legal Team Shrinks
Trump Says 'Many Lawyers Want To Represent Me' Even As Legal Team Shrinks

President Donald Trump on Sunday lashed out at suggestions that he was having

2 firefighters killed, 3 injured trying to reach fatal wreck

PRATT, W.Va. (AP) - Two West Virginia firefighters were killed and three others were injured when a volunteer fire department's truck flipped while responding to a call about a highway accident that also had three fatalities, authorities said Saturday night.

Donald Trump Sticks With Ban On Most Transgender Troops
Donald Trump Sticks With Ban On Most Transgender Troops

President Donald Trump announced Friday that he's sticking to his ban on

Lockheed's Long-Range Anti-Ship Missile Looks Like a Killer. And China Should Be Afraid.
Lockheed's Long-Range Anti-Ship Missile Looks Like a Killer. And China Should Be Afraid.

LRASM is a DARPA and navy-funded program meant to provide the U.S. Navy and Air Force with an offensive antisurface weapon (OASuW) to counter the growing threats from antiaccess/area-denial (A2/AD) doctrines. The United States has conducted its sixth successful test of a new long-range antiship missile. On March 19, Lockheed Martin released a press statement saying that the U.S. Air Force had successfully tested Lockheed's Long-Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM) off the coast of California.

Russian envoy to UK pens letter to cop sick from nerve agent
Russian envoy to UK pens letter to cop sick from nerve agent

The Russian ambassador to Britain wrote Friday to a policeman exposed to a nerve agent during the poisoning of a former Russian spy in southwest England, insisting on Moscow's innocence and thanking him for his bravery. Alexander Yakovenko told Detective Sergeant Nick Bailey, who was released from hospital Thursday following two weeks of treatment, that he hoped the officer, as well as targeted ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter, "get well soon". "I would like to express my sincere gratitude to you for your bravery when reacting to the assault on two Russian nationals," he wrote.

The Latest: FBI says air base crash has no known terror link

ROSEVILLE, Calif. (AP) - The Latest on a crash and death at Travis Air Force Base (all times local):

UN official: No aid for controversial Venezuela election
UN official: No aid for controversial Venezuela election

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - A United Nations official said Friday the multilateral organization will not provide any electoral assistance for Venezuela's upcoming presidential vote, an election that has been denounced as rigged by opposition leaders and many foreign governments.

Elon Musk Pulls Tesla, SpaceX Facebook Pages In Nod To #DeleteFacebook
Elon Musk Pulls Tesla, SpaceX Facebook Pages In Nod To #DeleteFacebook

Elon Musk has joined the #DeleteFacebook movement, and we can safely assume

Facebook, Cambridge Analytica Share A Liking For Beta Tests In The Developing World
Facebook, Cambridge Analytica Share A Liking For Beta Tests In The Developing World

WASHINGTON ― Before the scandal broke over their improper use of Facebook user

Emma Gonzalez: 'One Of The Biggest Threats' To Teens Today 'Is Being Shot'
Emma Gonzalez: 'One Of The Biggest Threats' To Teens Today 'Is Being Shot'

Emma Gonzalez is not budging in her fight against gun violence.

US charges Iranians in massive hacking scheme
US charges Iranians in massive hacking scheme

Ten Iranians were also hit with sanctions along with an Iranian company, the Mabna Institute, which engaged in computer hacking on behalf of Iran's Revolutionary Guards, the US Treasury Department said. The two founders of the Mabna Institute, Gholamreza Rafatnejad, 38, and Ehsan Mohammadi, 37, were among the nine Iranians indicted in New York and whose assets are subject to US seizure.

Surveillance video shows deadly shooting unfold in SF
Surveillance video shows deadly shooting unfold in SF

A San Francisco shooting left five people injured, including an officer, and a suspect dead Wednesday afternoon. It happened inside a barber shop in the city's Crocker-Amazon neighborhood.

John Bolton Appointed As Trump's National Security Adviser
John Bolton Appointed As Trump's National Security Adviser

President Donald Trump said Thursday that he will appoint John Bolton, former

Shootout wounds 1 officer, 5 others in San Francisco
Shootout wounds 1 officer, 5 others in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A shootout that sent schoolchildren and pedestrians running for cover in San Francisco wounded one officer, the suspected gunman and four others, including a minor, police said.

Deputy Suspended For Sleeping On The Job At Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School
Deputy Suspended For Sleeping On The Job At Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

A deputy was suspended this week after he was found sleeping during the time

A judge asks basic questions about climate change. We answer them
A judge asks basic questions about climate change. We answer them

California is a hotbed of climate change activism, so it perhaps wasn't a surprise to see the cities of San Francisco and Oakland sue the world's largest oil companies last year for allegedly knowing about the dire consequences of global warming while seeking to downplay or deny it. The judge, who previously learned coding techniques for a Silicon Valley lawsuit, has set out a list of questions for a climate change "tutorial" on the floor of the courtroom on Wednesday. What caused the various ice ages (including the "little ice age" and prolonged cool periods) and what caused the ice to melt?

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