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7 inmates dead, 17 injured in South Carolina prison fighting
7 inmates dead, 17 injured in South Carolina prison fighting

Seven inmates were killed and at least 17 others seriously injured as inmates were left to fight for more than seven hours before authorities regained control of a maximum-security prison.

Teacher victory: Kentucky lawmakers override budget veto
Teacher victory: Kentucky lawmakers override budget veto

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - With the chants of hundreds of teachers ringing in their ears, Kentucky lawmakers voted Friday to override the Republican governor's veto of a two-year state budget that increases public education spending with the help of a more than $480 million tax increase.

Indian lawmaker arrested over rape as protests mount
Indian lawmaker arrested over rape as protests mount

By Krishna N. Das and Rupam Jain NEW DELHI (Reuters) - A lawmaker from India's ruling party was arrested on Friday in connection with the rape of a teenager, police said, after days of protests by activists accusing authorities of failing to investigate the case and other attacks. The rallies, which echoed mass protests against sexual violence in 2012, have piled pressure on Prime Minister Narendra Modi who, hours earlier on Friday, had promised to take action. The BJP lawmaker, Kuldeep Singh Sengar from the legislature of the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, was arrested in connection with the rape case, senior state police officer Rahul Srivastav told Reuters.

Ohio teen crushed to death by van seat
Ohio teen crushed to death by van seat

Police in Cincinnati, Ohio are investigating the death of a 16-year-old boy who was crushed to death by the seat of his minivan while pleading for help from 911 operators. Diane Hodges reports.

3 Reasons Assad May Have Chosen Another Chemical-Weapon Attack
3 Reasons Assad May Have Chosen Another Chemical-Weapon Attack

At the same time the Trump administration is discussing military strike options and deliberating over the extent of the retaliation for the Assad regime's latest chemical-weapons attack in the Damascus suburb of Douma, the U.S. intelligence community is very likely at work trying to figure out why Bashar al-Assad would use his chemical arsenal at this point in the conflict. The attack, in addition to being barbaric and inhumane, was also puzzling.

Teen Dies in Freak Accident After Calling 911: 'Tell My Mom I Love Her'
Teen Dies in Freak Accident After Calling 911: 'Tell My Mom I Love Her'

He died mysteriously in his car.

Front Bench: Theresa May has approval to launch strikes on Syria, but Donald Trump's tweets aren't helping
Front Bench: Theresa May has approval to launch strikes on Syria, but Donald Trump's tweets aren't helping

 A sample of today's Front Bench morning politics email is below. If you like what you see, sign up here. Don't forget to vote in the poll and leave your reasoning in the comments below. The best responses will feature in this afternoon's Brexit Briefing. The Cabinet yesterday backed Theresa May's decision to join the United States and France in launching military strikes at Syria in retaliation for a suspected chemical weapons attack last Saturday. Military preparations are now fully underway and, while a final decision has not been made, any attack is expected to take place in the next three days. Please stop tweeting This is despite President Trump tweeting "Never said...

Cambridge Analytica
Cambridge Analytica's Abuse Shows Why Diversity In Tech Matters

Last week, while in West Virginia for a roundtable discussion, President

Analysis: Putin unlikely to leave strike on Syria unanswered
Analysis: Putin unlikely to leave strike on Syria unanswered

MOSCOW (AP) - Faced with the threat of a U.S. strike on Syria, Russian President Vladimir Putin has a dilemma: allow U.S. missiles to hit Moscow's ally without a response or risk a military clash with the United States.

Trump's Pick For Secretary of State Reversed Or Forgot All His Controversial Positions
Trump's Pick For Secretary of State Reversed Or Forgot All His Controversial Positions

WASHINGTON -- Secretary of state nominee Mike Pompeo is well-known for his

Ohio teen trapped in van's folding seat calls 911 before dying: 'Tell my mom I love her'
Ohio teen trapped in van's folding seat calls 911 before dying: 'Tell my mom I love her'

An Ohio teenager who became trapped in his van's folding seat made a

Trump's Deputy National Security Adviser To Leave White House
Trump's Deputy National Security Adviser To Leave White House

President Donald Trump's deputy national security adviser is leaving the White

You Can Now Get Those Trendy
You Can Now Get Those Trendy 'Bleeding' Veggie Burgers at White Castle

For White Castle fans craving a meatless burger

China's Xi presides over large-scale naval display in South China Sea

President Xi Jinping presided over the Chinese navy's largest-ever military display on Thursday, state media reported, the country's latest show of force in the disputed South China Sea. State broadcaster China Central Television showed footage of Xi boarding the destroyer Changsha before sailing to an unspecified location in the South China Sea and watching the procession, which involved more than 10,000 naval officers, 76 fighter jets, and a flotilla of 48 warships and submarines. Xi told the assembled troops that China's need for a world-leading naval force "has never been more pressing than today" and urged them to devote their unswerving loyalty to the party, before watching...

Germany expects to be consulted before any attack on Syria: foreign minister

Germany expects to be consulted before any Western allies conduct an attack on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces as the allies must be united on the matter, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Thursday. British ministers planned to gather on Thursday to discuss whether to join the United States and France in a possible military attack on Syria that threatens to bring Western and Russian forces into direct confrontation. Prime Minister Theresa May has cast the suspected use of poison gas in the formerly rebel-held town of Douma east of Damascus as a barbaric attack by Syrian government forces on civilians.

Israel comes to a halt to remember Holocaust victims
Israel comes to a halt to remember Holocaust victims

Israelis came to a halt throughout the country Thursday to observe two minutes of solemn silence as a siren blared, marking the annual remembrance of the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust. At a Wednesday night ceremony at Jerusalem's Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke of the murderous Nazi aggression that was not sufficiently challenged by Western powers, comparing it to Iran. "Today, too, there's an extremist regime that's threatening us, threatening the peace of the entire world," Netanyahu said of Iran.

Gaza journalist killed by Israel was detained, beaten by Hamas in 2015: IFJ
Gaza journalist killed by Israel was detained, beaten by Hamas in 2015: IFJ

A Palestinian reporter killed last week by Israeli fire was detained and beaten by Hamas security forces in 2015, a global journalist body said Wednesday, after Israel accused him of being a member of the Islamist group. Yasser Murtaja was shot dead during clashes on the Gaza border Friday while, witnesses said, wearing a press vest, leading to criticism of Israel's open-fire policy.

Mark Zuckerberg Says EU Users Have 'Different Sensibilities' On Data Protection
Mark Zuckerberg Says EU Users Have 'Different Sensibilities' On Data Protection

Next month, the European Union will enact strict new data protection laws

86 Incredible Layer Cakes
86 Incredible Layer Cakes

Actor T.J. Miller Accused Of Calling In Fake Bomb Threat
Actor T.J. Miller Accused Of Calling In Fake Bomb Threat

Actor T.J. Miller was arrested on Monday for allegedly calling in a fake bomb

Arizona court rejects lower in-state tuition for immigrants
Arizona court rejects lower in-state tuition for immigrants

PHOENIX (AP) - Arizona's three state universities and its largest community college district say they will raise tuition immediately for young immigrants granted deferred deportation status in the wake of a court ruling.

Senior Tories call on Theresa May to back Donald Trump's airstrikes in Syria
Senior Tories call on Theresa May to back Donald Trump's airstrikes in Syria

Theresa May is facing mounting pressure from senior Conservative MPs to support US-led airstrikes against the Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime. Tom Tugendhat, chairman of the foreign affairs committee, and Nick Boles, a former minister, have both urged Mrs May to back the strikes without seeking parliamentary approval. President Donald Trump promised on Monday that a "major decision" would be taken on Syria within the next two days, as a US navy destroyer appeared to be getting in position to attack. French President Emmanuel Macron, who spoke with Mr Trump on Sunday, has indicated France's support for the US. Mrs May is due to speak with Mr Trump on Tuesday. The...

Iran's Velayati says Israel to meet 'response' over air base: Mayadeen

The top adviser to Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei on Tuesday described a strike on a military air base in Syria as "Israel's crime" and said it would "not remain without response", the Lebanese al-Mayadeen channel reported. Ali Akbar Velayati was speaking on arrival in the Syrian capital Damascus, reported al-Mayadeen, which is well-connected in government-held parts of Syria. Syria, Iran and Russia have accused Israel of being behind the attack - something Israel has neither confirmed nor denied.

This Isn
This Isn't A Pay 'Gap,' It's A Freaking Black Hole

This year, big companies in the United Kingdom were forced to do something

Lou Dobbs Flips Out On Live TV, Urges Trump To 'Fire The SOB' Robert Mueller
Lou Dobbs Flips Out On Live TV, Urges Trump To 'Fire The SOB' Robert Mueller

Fox Business Network host Lou Dobbs, an unabashed supporter of President

Sen. Lindsey Graham on Cohen raid, US options in Syria
Sen. Lindsey Graham on Cohen raid, US options in Syria

Republican senator from South Carolina talks flashpoints on 'Fox News @ Night with Shannon Bream.'

Colombia arrests ex-FARC negotiator, says could be extradited to US
Colombia arrests ex-FARC negotiator, says could be extradited to US

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said Monday that his forces have arrested a former peace negotiator for the FARC, the ex-rebel-group-turned-political-party, and that he could be extradited to the United States to face drug charges. The suspect, identified as Jesus Santrich, was arrested on Monday in Colombia on drug trafficking charges, Santos said in a message issued by his government. The landmark peace deal between the FARC and Santos's government was signed in November 2016, putting an end to a half century of conflict.

Monsanto shares jump on report of US approval of Bayer deal
Monsanto shares jump on report of US approval of Bayer deal

Shares of agricultural giant Monsanto surged Monday following a report that the US Justice Department would approve its acquisition by Bayer, the last major hurdle facing the deal. Near 1900 GM, Monsanto was up 6.5 percent at $125.47 after The Wall Street Journal reported US antitrust regulators would greenlight the mega-deal after the companies agreed to sell additional assets. US officials are requiring Germany's Bayer to divest additional seed and seed-treatment assets and adjust its digital agriculture business, The Journal reported, citing people familiar with the situation.

Global stock markets live in hope of China-US trade deal
Global stock markets live in hope of China-US trade deal

World markets were mostly firmer Monday, with Wall Street leading the way, as fears about a China-US trade war were tempered by hopes the two sides will be able to come to an understanding, dealers said. The "consensus is back to believing there will be no trade war," said Jasper Lawler, head of research at LCG. Most Asian and European equities exchanges rebounded somewhat, as trade war fears gave way to moderate investor optimism, or at least a wait-and-see stance.

The President Is Right: It Is Time to Leave Syria
The President Is Right: It Is Time to Leave Syria

Not every problem in the world, even in the Middle East, is America's responsibility. The latest apparent chemical weapons attack by the Syrian government triggered predictable demands that Washington act. Trump might be president, but when he announced that he wanted to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria, his officials reacted with horror.

'Black Panther' Sinks 'Titanic' At Box Office; Twitter Goes Full Steam Ahead
'Black Panther' Sinks 'Titanic' At Box Office; Twitter Goes Full Steam Ahead

"Black Panther" has officially sailed passed "Titanic" to become third in the

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle want people to donate to charity rather than sending wedding gifts
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle want people to donate to charity rather than sending wedding gifts

Kensington Palace have announced that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle would prefer for people to donate to charity to mark their wedding, rather than sending gifts. SEE ALSO: The acting roles of Meghan Markle before her royal engagement The announcement was made Monday, and the couple have listed seven charities in particular which encompass the issues they care about. Prince Harry & Ms. Meghan Markle are incredibly grateful for the goodwill they have received since their engagement, & have asked that anyone who might wish to mark the occasion of their wedding considers giving to charity, instead of sending a gift. https://t.co/lzfrRmoeUv pic.twitter.com/nxrTZtIKBY - Kensington Palace...

Conservative Pollster Sounds The Alarm: GOP Could Lose Both House And Senate
Conservative Pollster Sounds The Alarm: GOP Could Lose Both House And Senate

A conservative pollster has some bad news for the GOP: President Donald

UK govt to launch crime blitz as violence spikes
UK govt to launch crime blitz as violence spikes

British Home Secretary Amber Rudd will vow on Monday to do "whatever it takes" to curb crime as she unveils a new multi-million pound response to a surge in violence in London and elsewhere. The new initiative, backed by £40 million (46 million euros, $56 million) in funding, aims to steer young people away from crime and tackle violent drug-dealing gangs, according to Britain's interior ministry. "As a government we will never stand by while acid is thrown or knives wielded," Rudd will say in a speech in London.

Rep. Joe Crowley on Democrats
Rep. Joe Crowley on Democrats' strategy to win the House

Chair of the House Democratic Caucus discusses the possibility of a 'blue wave' in November's midterms.

Saudi Arabia's Mohammed bin Salman to meet Emmanuel Macron in France
Saudi Arabia's Mohammed bin Salman to meet Emmanuel Macron in France

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is due to arrive in France on Sunday, where his host President Emmanuel Macron is under pressure to halt lucrative weapons sales to the oil-rich kingdom because of its bombing campaign in Yemen. The two-day official visit comes after the prince's weeks-long tour of the United States, Britain and Egypt, where the prince has courted business leaders and signed a host of multimillion dollar deals. The prince's agenda for the visit to France has not been made public - apart from his dinner with Mr Macron on Tuesday - and there was speculation as to whether he would stay in a chateau he owns that has been dubbed the "world's most...

Metal object in fatal police shooting was a welding torch
Metal object in fatal police shooting was a welding torch

NEW YORK (AP) - Witnesses who called New York City police to report that a man was menacing people with a gun before police killed him were terrified but also uncertain whether the object the man had really was a gun, 911 transcripts released Friday show.

Trump Resists Mounting Pressure To Fire Scandal-Struck EPA Chief Scott Pruitt
Trump Resists Mounting Pressure To Fire Scandal-Struck EPA Chief Scott Pruitt

President Donald Trump signaled his support for Scott Pruitt on Friday,

Mattis on Syria:
Mattis on Syria: 'We'll work all this out'

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Friday that the military is talking with Kurdish partners and others in Syria to resolve questions over US support once the United States eventually withdraws from the war-torn country. President Donald Trump last week said he wants the US presence in Syria to end "very soon." On Wednesday the White House vowed the US mission would come to a "rapid end," without actually setting a timeline. A key issue is the fate of the thousands of Syrian Kurds that for years have been fighting the Islamic State group with US training, equipment and air support.

Police: Mom used kitchen knife to decapitate 7-year-old son

SWEDEN, N.Y. (AP) - A woman used a "large-bladed kitchen knife" to sever the head of her 7-year-old son 10 days after she was released from a hospital mental health unit, authorities said Friday.

Trey Gowdy's Job Is Important. Why Isn't He Doing It?
Trey Gowdy's Job Is Important. Why Isn't He Doing It?

If you follow the activities of Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.), you could be

3 Things to Watch in the Housing Market This Spring

Spring is a popular time for homebuying and selling, but you may be wondering if you should sit this season out. After all, inventory is dropping, mortgage interest rates are rising and the recent tax cut has negatively impacted some of the housing market. On the other hand, if you're concerned that interest rates and sale prices will go even higher, you might decide that now is the perfect time to buy a house.

Honda Brings Neo Cafe CB300R to US Shores
Honda Brings Neo Cafe CB300R to US Shores

Honda Brings Neo Cafe CB300R to US Shores After a year of solid sales overseas, Honda opts to bring its entry level Neo Sport Cafe bike to North America Last year at EICMA , Honda pulled the cover off what the company is calling its "Neo-Sports Cafe" range

Israeli fire kills 16-year-old boy as '10,000 riot' in fresh Gaza protests
Israeli fire kills 16-year-old boy as '10,000 riot' in fresh Gaza protests

Israeli fire has killed six people - including a 16-year-old boy - in the second mass protest in a week along Gaza's volatile border, as Palestinians torched piles of tires to create a smoke screen to block the view of snipers. Friday's death brought to 25 the number of Palestinians killed by Israeli fire over the past week, including 18 protesters. Gaza health officials said 150 people were hospitalized Friday, but did not provide details on injuries. Friday's march was the second in what Gaza's Hamas rulers said would be several weeks of protests against a decade-old border blockade of the territory. Israel has accused the Islamic militant group of using the protests...

Facebook apologises after Myanmar groups blast Zuckerberg
Facebook apologises after Myanmar groups blast Zuckerberg

Facebook apologised on Friday to Myanmar civil society groups who took issue with Mark Zuckerberg's defence of the platform's record on curbing hate speech roiling the country. Facebook has been battered by allegations that posts on its site have helped fuel communal bloodshed in Myanmar, a mainly Buddhist country accused of waging an ethnic cleansing campaign against Rohingya Muslims. On Thursday six Myanmar organisations published an open letter criticising an interview Zuckerberg gave with news site Vox this week.

NYC police defend fatal shooting with video, 911 transcripts
NYC police defend fatal shooting with video, 911 transcripts

NEW YORK (AP) - Police seeking to quell simmering anger over their shooting of a mentally disturbed black man on a New York City street released a montage of security videos Thursday that showed him minutes earlier thrusting a metal object that looked like a gun into the faces of several people - including a woman holding the hand of her child.

Philippines shuts off its most popular island
Philippines shuts off its most popular island

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte approved a tourist ban in the country's most famous island, Boracay, for six months from April 26. Michelle Hennessy reports.

Manhunt on for Phoenix man in girlfriend
Manhunt on for Phoenix man in girlfriend's San Diego killing

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The mother of a Phoenix woman killed in San Diego pleaded for the public's help Tuesday to find her daughter's boyfriend, a former Marine charged with murder in the case.

Anti-Semitism Is Rising, But Trump Won
Anti-Semitism Is Rising, But Trump Won't Fill A State Department Job To Fight It

A State Department position designed specifically to focus on anti-Semitism

Trump Offers Support To EPA Chief Scott Pruitt Amid Ethics Scandal
Trump Offers Support To EPA Chief Scott Pruitt Amid Ethics Scandal

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt may be facing

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