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Iraq says it carried out air raid against IS in Syria
Iraq says it carried out air raid against IS in Syria

The Iraqi air force on Thursday carried out a "deadly raid" against positions of the Islamic State group in neighbouring Syria, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's office said. Abadi ordered the strike against the jihadists "because of the danger they pose to Iraqi territory," a statement said. The US-led coalition fighting IS said the air strike targeted an area of eastern Syria's Deir Ezzor province near Hajin, around 50 kilometres (30 miles) from the border with Iraq.

The Latest: Southwest sought more time to inspect engines
The Latest: Southwest sought more time to inspect engines

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The Latest on the Southwest Airlines plane that made an emergency landing in Philadelphia (all times local):

No bail for alleged East Coast leader of violent MS-13 gang
No bail for alleged East Coast leader of violent MS-13 gang

NEW YORK (AP) - The alleged East Coast crime boss of the notorious street gang MS-13 was ordered held without bail on Thursday at his first court appearance on Long Island, where prosecutors accuse him of having a hand in a wave of violence.

Surf legend Laird Hamilton rescues people stuck in Hawaii floods
Surf legend Laird Hamilton rescues people stuck in Hawaii floods

A superstar surfer turned into a hero when he came to the rescue of several families who were stuck in Hawaii's flooding.

Police: Suspect in Vegas picnic shooting was casino dealer
Police: Suspect in Vegas picnic shooting was casino dealer

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A suspect in the fatal shooting of one casino executive and the wounding of another at a picnic held for a group of employees of a Las Vegas casino-resort had been a card dealer at the luxury property for 15 years, authorities said Tuesday.

Immunotherapy-first cancer treatment a 'game-changer', say scientists
Immunotherapy-first cancer treatment a 'game-changer', say scientists

Cancer patients should be given thorough immunotherapy before undergoing surgery to remove dangerous tumours, a new trial suggests. A study on lung cancer patients found that activating the immune system can prompt tumours into spreading friendly T-cells around the body, significantly reducing the chance of cancer returning after surgery. Scientists have hailed the new approach, called "cancer interception", a "game-changer" potentially capable of stopping the disease in its tracks. Teams are now setting out to trial the method on patients with blood, colon and ovarian cancers in what could be the start of a fundamental shift in treatment of the disease. Oncologists at Johns Hopkins...

Prince Harry reveals Meghan Markle will take on Commonwealth role
Prince Harry reveals Meghan Markle will take on Commonwealth role

Meghan Markle is to join her future husband in his work as youth ambassador to the Commonwealth, Prince Harry has revealed, as he says she is "hugely excited" to help young people's voices be heard. The Prince, delivering his first speech since being appointed as Commonwealth Youth Ambassador, said he was "incredibly grateful" that the "woman I am about to marry" will be joining him in his new job.  In a heartfelt speech that included tributes to both his grandmother, the Queen, and his father, the Prince of Wales, Harry told a room of Commonwealth youth representatives that he would strive to "listen" to their concerns and ideas. Adding that he is now planning his first year in the job,...

New U.S. sanctions will hurt Washington and Europe more than Russia: lawmaker
New U.S. sanctions will hurt Washington and Europe more than Russia: lawmaker

New U.S. sanctions against Moscow will be hard for Russia but do more damage to the United States and Europe, RIA news agency cited a senior Russian lawmaker as saying on Sunday. U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said earlier on Sunday that Washington was preparing new sanctions against Russia over its support for Syrian President Bashar-al Assad.

Opposition to immigrant sanctuary spreading in California
Opposition to immigrant sanctuary spreading in California

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - More local governments in California are resisting the state's efforts to resist the Trump administration's immigration crackdown, and political experts see politics at play as Republicans try to fire up voters in a state where the GOP has grown weak.

US calls for additional sanctions on Venezuela
US calls for additional sanctions on Venezuela

US Vice President Mike Pence on Friday called for more sanctions on Venezuela to isolate President Nicolas Maduro and his administration, overshadowing the opening of a summit in Peru with Latin American leaders. Pence urged the extra measures as he met with Venezuelan opposition figures in Lima who called for more sanctions and "intervention" in their crisis-hit country. Maduro was not invited to take part in the summit, which began on Friday but was overshadowed by Pence's calls for sanctions and US-led strikes in Syria, which caused the vice president to abruptly leave the opening ceremony.

UK jets fire at Syrian base in
UK jets fire at Syrian base in 'limited and targeted strike'

British jets fired missiles at a Syrian military base suspected of holding chemical weapons ingredients on Saturday in Britain's first military action against President Bashar al-Assad's regime. Prime Minister Theresa May said the "limited and targeted strike" was part of joint action with France and the United States in response to Syria's latest alleged chemical weapons atrocity. "There is no practicable alternative to the use of force to degrade and deter the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian regime," May said in a televised statement.

Woman who drove off Mendocino County cliff in SUV with family was drunk, officials say
Woman who drove off Mendocino County cliff in SUV with family was drunk, officials say

Officials say a woman who drove off a Mendocino County cliff last month in an SUV carrying her wife and children was drunk.

Chibok schoolgirls frustrated despite escaping Boko Haram
Chibok schoolgirls frustrated despite escaping Boko Haram

On April 14, 2014, Saraya Amos and 56 of her classmates staged a daring escape from Boko Haram jihadists who raided their secondary school in Chibok, northeast Nigeria. Most of the 106 who have been found or freed as a result of government negotiations with Boko Haram are now studying at the private American University of Nigeria in Yola, Adamawa state.

Russia accuses Britain of staging Syria chemical weapons attack
Russia accuses Britain of staging Syria chemical weapons attack

Russia's defence ministry has accused Britain of staging the chemical weapons attack that killed more than 40 people in the Syrian town of Douma on Saturday.   Maj Gen Igor Konashenkov, a military spokesman, said the Russian Army had "proof that testifies to the direct participation of Britain in the organising of this provocation in Eastern Ghouta." Speaking at a briefing in Moscow on Friday, he claimed that Britain ordered the White Helmets, the volunteer rescue service who act as first responders in rebel-held areas, to fake the suspected Sarin and chlorine gas attack.  Dozens of civilians including women and children were killed in the chemical weapons attack in Douma....

Sinclair Takes A Swipe At CNN With Misleading 'Fake News' Video
Sinclair Takes A Swipe At CNN With Misleading 'Fake News' Video

As critics continue to accuse Sinclair Broadcast Group of bias toward

Mark Zuckerberg's Testimony Is Bringing Out the Internet's Best Facebook Jokes
Mark Zuckerberg's Testimony Is Bringing Out the Internet's Best Facebook Jokes

The Facebook CEO is facing a two-day Congressional inquisition

GOP Senator: It Would Be 'Suicide' For Trump If He Fires Mueller
GOP Senator: It Would Be 'Suicide' For Trump If He Fires Mueller

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) warned Tuesday that there would be dire

Madeleine Albright Sounds The Alarm On Fascism And Donald Trump
Madeleine Albright Sounds The Alarm On Fascism And Donald Trump

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright warns of the growing risk of

Meghan Markle's Royal Wedding Bouquet Will Pay Tribute to Princess Diana
Meghan Markle's Royal Wedding Bouquet Will Pay Tribute to Princess Diana

The bride-to-be also plans to donate the couple's wedding flowers to charity after their upcoming nuptials

Studies link legal marijuana with fewer opioid prescriptions
Studies link legal marijuana with fewer opioid prescriptions

NEW YORK (AP) - Can legalizing marijuana fight the problem of opioid addiction and fatal overdoses? Two new studies in the debate suggest it may.

Hart Family's 100-Foot Plunge Off California Cliff Was Likely Intentional, Authorities Say
Hart Family's 100-Foot Plunge Off California Cliff Was Likely Intentional, Authorities Say

The Hart family crash investigation has taken a shocking turn.

Trump Defends Conservative Media Company After It Orders Anchors To Bash 'Biased' News
Trump Defends Conservative Media Company After It Orders Anchors To Bash 'Biased' News

President Donald Trump on Monday defended Sinclair Broadcasting Group amid

Kashmir shut by strike, security day after deadly fighting
Kashmir shut by strike, security day after deadly fighting

SRINAGAR, India (AP) - A security clampdown and a strike sponsored by separatists fighting against Indian rule shut down most of Indian-administered Kashmir on Monday, a day after deadly protests and fierce fighting killed 16 combatants and four civilians.

Howard students demand change amid embezzlement scandal
Howard students demand change amid embezzlement scandal

Student protesters at Howard University are entering their fifth straight day occupying the school's administrative building. It started after an anonymous blog post alleged that nearly a million dollars in financial aid money was misused. Jan Crawford reports.

India
India's lower-caste Dalits lead nationwide protests against court judgment

By Suchitra Mohanty NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Protesters led by India's lower-caste Dalit community on Monday set fire to police posts and blocked railway tracks as they opposed a Supreme Court ruling that bars immediate arrest of individuals accused of discriminating against them, media said. Dalits are at the bottom of India's ancient caste hierarchy and form about a quarter of the population. Some protesters carried banners demanding a nationwide shutdown, while others held placards saying the judgment was diluting the law.

Japan
Japan's business mood sours for first time in two years, upbeat on capex

By Leika Kihara and Tetsushi Kajimoto TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese business sentiment worsened for the first time in two years in the three months to March, a closely watched central bank survey showed on Monday, as rising raw materials and labor costs weigh on an otherwise steady economic recovery. A strong yen and simmering fears of a trade war, triggered by U.S. President Donald Trump's move to impose tariffs on Chinese goods, could further undermine corporate morale if threats of retaliation escalate, analysts say. "Yen gains since late January have eroded manufacturers' sentiment but solid global economic fundamentals helped offset the pain.

Environment chief Pruitt under more pressure after condo reports: lawmakers
Environment chief Pruitt under more pressure after condo reports: lawmakers

By Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt may not survive long in his job after reports that he paid below market rate to live in a condo owned by a lobbyist who deals with issues overseen by his agency, lawmakers and a former Trump official said in television interviews on Sunday. On Friday, ABC News and Bloomberg News reported that during Pruitt's first six months in Washington last year, he made a deal to pay about $50 a night - less than a third the price of similar properties - to rent a room in a Capitol Hill neighborhood condo building co-owned by energy industry lobbyist Steven Hart and his wife. Christie was for a short...

Al Shabaab attacks African Union base in Somalia - military

Islamist insurgents battled for hours on Sunday with African Union troops after exploding a car bomb outside their base, Somali police, military and the militants said. Al Shabaab militants attacked the African Union (AU) peacekeepers' base in the town Bulamarer, 130 kilometres southwest of the capital Mogadishu, around 9 a.m. local time, residents from the area told Reuters. Since withdrawing from Mogadishu in 2011, the al Qaeda-linked group has lost control of most of Somalia's cities and towns.

Tesla says Autopilot was on during deadly Mountain View crash
Tesla says Autopilot was on during deadly Mountain View crash

There was a major announcement from Tesla Friday evening about last week's crash in Mountain View that killed an engineer from Apple. The company confirms the autopilot "was" engaged when the Model X slammed into a collapsed safety barrier.

Tesla says Autopilot was on during deadly Mountain View crash
Tesla says Autopilot was on during deadly Mountain View crash

There was a major announcement from Tesla Friday evening about last week's crash in Mountain View that killed an engineer from Apple. The company confirms the autopilot "was" engaged when the Model X slammed into a collapsed safety barrier.

For North Korean leaders, a train unlike any other
For North Korean leaders, a train unlike any other

TOKYO (AP) - When North Korea's leaders need to travel, they've got a train that's unlike any other.

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