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Van kills 10 and injures 15 in Toronto; driver in custody

Canada Van Hits Pedestrians

A rented van jumped onto a crowded Toronto sidewalk Monday, killing nine people and injuring 16...

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Today in History

Today in History Today is Tuesday, April 24, the 114th day of 2018. There are 251 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 24, 1800, Congress approved a bill establishing the Library of Congress. On this date: In 1792, Capt. Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle began composing “War...


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The Latest: Koreans reportedly among Canada van victims

APTOPIX Canada Van Hits Pedestrians

TORONTO (AP) — The Latest on the incident in which a van plowed down a Toronto sidewalk, killing and injuring several people (all times local): 2:10 p.m. A South Korean news agency says two Korean nationals were among 10 people killed when a van mounted a sidewalk and rammed into pedestrians in...


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Cambridge Analytica fights back on data scandal

Britain Facebook Privacy Scandal

LONDON (AP) — Cambridge Analytica unleashed its counterattack against claims that it misused data from millions of Facebook accounts, saying Tuesday it is the victim of misunderstandings and inaccurate reporting that portrays the company as the evil villain in a James Bond movie. Clarence Mitchell,...


World

Mummified body found in Iran could be father of last shah

Iran Mummy Mystery

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A mummified body discovered near the site of a former royal mausoleum in Iran may be the remains of Reza Shah Pahlavi, the founder of the Pahlavi dynasty and the father of the country’s last shah. The recent find of the gauze-wrapped body — and the speculation it...


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Toronto driver charged with 10 counts of 1st degree murder

Canada Van Hits Pedestrians-2

TORONTO (AP) — The 25-year-old suspect who plowed a van into a crowded Toronto sidewalk was ordered held Tuesday on 10 counts of murder and 13 of attempted murder as Canadian authorities and the public sought to make sense of one of the deadliest mass killings in the country’s modern history. Alek...


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The Latest: Dad says 'incompetency' led to school shooting

School Shooting-Florida-Commission

COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the commission investigating the Florida high school massacre (all times local): 1:45 p.m. A father whose daughter died in the Florida high school massacre said an investigative commission will discover the deaths could have been avoided it weren’t for...


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Investigators: School design contributed to massacre

School Shooting Florida

COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (AP) — Faulty classroom design and failures in the police radio and 911 systems contributed to the chaos and deaths during the recent Florida high school massacre, a commission investigating the shooting was told at its first meeting Tuesday. Broward Sheriff’s Office Detective...


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White golf course owners said 5 African-American women played too slow. Then they called

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Five African-American women say they were discriminated against at a Pennsylvania golf club when they were told they were taking too long on the course - and then the police were called. On Saturday morning, the women - who according to local media were experienced...


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Supreme Court: Corporations can't be sued under centuries-old law for overseas rights

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that foreign corporations cannot be sued under a centuries-old law for complicity in human rights atrocities that occur overseas. The 5-4 ruling split the court along ideological grounds, and was the second time the court...


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In fierce closing arguments, Bill Cosby's attorneys attack accuser's case and call her a

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. NORRISTOWN, Pa. - In a scathing closing argument Tuesday, one of Bill Cosby’s lead attorneys compared the cavalcade of sexual-assault accusations against the comedian to “witch hunts, lynching and McCarthyism.” The blistering remarks by Kathleen Bliss reached such a...


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