Nation/World

Awww: 10 days old, she makes Senate history in her pink cap

Senate Babies-2

Tiny Maile Pearl made Senate history Thursday without making a sound.

World

Myanmar policeman testifies arrested reporters were set up

Myanmar Journalists

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A Myanmar police officer testified Friday that he and several colleagues were ordered to entrap two reporters working for the Reuters news agency, dealing a major blow to the government’s case against the journalists under the colonial-era Official Secrets Act. Wa Lone and...


National

Why these extraordinary sea hunting people in Asia can dive hundreds of feet on a single

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Before diving as deep as 230 feet under the sea, the Bajau people put on a pair of wooden goggles. They pick up a set of weights. Then, they take one very big breath. And they hold it for five minutes or longer. Commonly called Sea Nomads, the indigenous Bajau people...


National

Correction: Four Dead-Fire story

LAKE OZARK, Mo. (AP) — In a story April 19 about a deadly Missouri fire, The Associated Press relying on information from fire officials misspelled one of the victims’ names. The 8-year-old boy killed is Cason Otto, not Carson. A corrected version of the story is below: 4 brothers left alone at...


National

Couple pleads not guilty to beating death of 2-year-old son

BEREA, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky couple has pleaded not guilty to bludgeoning the woman’s 2-year-old son to death. Seara Clements and William Butler have been charged with murder for Tristan’s Feb. 14 death. News outlets report Tristan was severely bruised and died from severe head trauma. The Richmond...


World

Gaza border clashes resume between Palestinian protesters and Israeli forces

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - At least two Palestinians were killed and dozens injured Friday as Israeli forces tried to disperse mass demonstrations along the border zone with the Gaza Strip for a fourth consecutive week, officials in Gaza said. Israeli troops fired tear...


National

Karolyis to NBC: 'No way' they knew about doctor's behavior

Karolyis Doctor Abuse

NEW YORK (AP) — Former USA Gymnastics women’s national team coordinator Martha Karolyi and husband Bela tell NBC they were unaware of the abusive behavior by a former national team doctor now serving decades in prison. Martha Karolyi led the national team for 15 years before retiring after the 2016...


National

The Latest: Israeli defense minister shrugs off video threat

Palestinians Israel

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Latest on the crisis along the Israel-Gaza border (all times local): 5:05 p.m. Israel’s Defense Minister has shrugged off threats by Gaza militants who released a video clip showing army officers through the cross-hairs of a Palestinian sniper. Avigdor Lieberman was...


Business , National

Tech companies help pull US stocks lower in early trade

Financial Markets Wall Street

The major U.S. stock indexes fell in early trading Friday, adding to the market’s modest losses a day earlier. Technology stocks accounted for a big slice of the slide. Energy companies also fell along with the price of crude oil. Banks rose as bond yields headed higher. KEEPING SCORE: The S&P 500...


World

First clues emerge about Cuba's future under new president

Cuba Transition

HAVANA (AP) — Miguel Diaz-Canel has been the presumptive next president of Cuba since 2013, when Raul Castro named the laconic former provincial official to the important post of first vice president and lauded him as “neither a novice nor an improviser,” high praise in a system dedicated to...


National

1 injured, suspect in custody in Florida school shooting

OCALA , Fla. (AP) — One student shot another in the ankle at a Florida high school and a suspect is in custody, authorities said Friday. The Ocala Star-Banner reports the shooting happened Friday morning at Forest High School, which was put on lockdown. The injured student was taken to a local...


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