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  • Police announce 3 more arrests in connection with deadly concert bombing

    MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Police in Manchester say they have arrested three more men in connection with the suicide bombing at an Ariana Grande concert that killed 22 people. Police made the arrests south of the city, where a day earlier a 23-year-old man was also arrested and a number of homes were searched. GMP statement – Three men arrested — G M Police (@gmpolice) May 24, 2017 Police are trying to establish if bomber Salman Abedi acted alone or […]

  • President Trump, Pope Francis meet in Vatican City: ‘We can use peace’

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — President Donald Trump and Pope Francis, two leaders with contrasting styles and differing worldviews, met at the Vatican City on Wednesday, setting aside their previous clashes to broadcast a tone of peace for an audience around the globe. Trump, midway through his grueling nine-day maiden international journey, called upon the pontiff at the Vatican early Wednesday where the two had a private 30-minute meeting laden with religious symbolism and ancient protocol. The president, accompanied by his […]

  • Indy 500 pole sitter Scott Dixon has mixed emotions after armed robbery at Taco Bell drive-thru

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The whole plan had been to celebrate Scott Dixon’s pole-winning run for the Indianapolis 500 at a downtown Italian restaurant. But the restaurant was closed by the time Dixon had completed his media obligations Sunday night. “Really only the next choice was to get fast food,” Dixon told The Associated Press in a telephone interview Tuesday. So Dixon and friend Dario Franchitti headed to Taco Bell, where Dixon planned to order his usual Cheesy Gordita Crunch, subbing […]

  • UPDATE: Suspected suicide bomber identified after Manchester attack, ISIS claims responsibility

    MANCHESTER, England —The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility Tuesday for the suicide attack at an Ariana Grande show that left 22 people dead as young concertgoers fled. British Prime Minister Theresa May called it a “callous terrorist attack.” British authorities have identified the suspect as Salman Abedi, U.S. officials say. With regards to last night’s incident at the Manchester arena, we can confirm we have arrested a 23-year-old man in South Manchester. — G M Police (@gmpolice) May 23, 2017 […]

  • Manchester shopping center evacuated hours after bombing at Ariana Grande concert

    Police have evacuated a large shopping center in Manchester, England. Police declined to comment on media reports that they have arrested a man there. July McKenzie, who was shopping when the Arndale shopping center, said: “We were just in the shop and could hear people screaming and security guards telling everybody to get out.” Some people left the scene in tears, while others waited outside the mall. The Arndale center was rebuilt after an IRA bombing in 1996. The incident […]

  • South Korea fires shots at North Korea after object crosses border

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea fired warning shots Tuesday at an unidentified object flying south from rival North Korea, its military said. Local media said it may have been a North Korean drone. South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement that the South Korean military bolstered its air surveillance and broadcast a warning to North Korea in response to the object. It provided no other details. South Korea’s Yonhap news agency, without citing a source, […]

  • Former MotoGP racer Nicky Hayden dies following bicycle crash

    CESENA, Italy — American motorcycle racer Nicky Hayden died, the Maurizio Bufalini Hospital announced on Monday, five days after he was hit by a car while training on his bicycle. Hayden was 35. Last week, the hospital announced Hayden had severe cerebral damage and multiple traumatic injuries. “The medical team has verified the death of the patient Nicholas Patrick Hayden, who has been undergoing care since last Wednesday May 17 in the intensive care unit of the Bufalini Hospital in […]

  • Michael Flynn invokes 5th Amendment, citing ‘public frenzy’

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, invoked his constitutional right against self-incrimination on Monday and declined to hand over documents sought under subpoena by a Senate panel investigating Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election. In a letter to the Senate intelligence committee, Flynn’s attorneys justified the decision by citing an “escalating public frenzy against him” and saying the Justice Department’s recent appointment of a special counsel has created a legally dangerous environment for him to […]

  • Stray bullet kills 7-year-old Louisville boy eating snack at kitchen table

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Police in Kentucky say a stray bullet fired during an outdoor fight traveled through the window of a nearby home, killing a 7-year-old who was eating a bedtime snack at his kitchen table. Louisville Metro Police spokeswoman Lt. Emily McKinley says it appears a fight broke out Sunday night among a group of people in a yard near the boy’s home and someone pulled a gun and began firing. The coroner’s office said in a statement Monday […]

  • President Trump’s budget proposal includes huge cuts to food stamps

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s budget would drive millions of people off of food stamps, part of a new wave of spending cut proposals that already are getting panned by lawmakers in both parties on Capitol Hill. Trump’s blueprint for the 2018 budget year comes out Tuesday. It includes a wave of cuts to benefit programs such as Medicaid, federal employee pensions, welfare benefits and farm subsidies. All told, according to people familiar with the plan, Trump’s budget includes $1.7 […]