Nation/World

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...

National

Today in History

Today in History Today is Wednesday, April 25, the 115th day of 2018. There are 250 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 25, 1898, the United States Congress declared war on Spain; the 10-week conflict resulted in an American victory. On this date: In 404 B.C., the...


World

Prominent Indian guru gets a life sentence for raping a teenager

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. NEW DELHI - A court in India convicted a popular spiritual guru Wednesday of raping a teenager and sentenced him to life in prison. The court said Asumal Harpalani, known to his followers as Asaram Bapu, raped a 16-year-old girl at an ashram in the western city of...


World

Canada van victims include grandmother, avid volunteer

Canada Van Hits Pedestrians Victims

TORONTO (AP) — People who died when a van plowed down a Toronto sidewalk came from all walks of life, and from several countries. They included a grandmother who was an avid sports fan, and a woman who volunteered to build houses in the Dominican Republic. Several victims have not been identified....


National

Dallas mayor: 1 officer has died after Home Depot shooting

Police Officers Shot-Texas

DALLAS (AP) — A Dallas police officer died Wednesday after a shooting that wounded another officer and an employee at a home improvement store, the city’s mayor said. Mayor Mike Rawlings was presiding over a city council meeting when he announced the death of Rogelio Santander, a member of the...


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Police: Man killed deputy, stole his car and robbed store

Maine Deputy Killed

NORRIDGEWOCK, Maine (AP) — A Maine man killed a sheriff’s deputy, stole his cruiser and robbed a convenience store early Wednesday, triggering an intensive manhunt in a heavily wooded rural town in Maine, officials said. Somerset County Cpl. Sheriff Eugene Cole was killed at about 1:45 a.m. on U.S....


Business , National

US stocks mostly fall in wobbly trading as costs, rates rise

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NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are mostly lower Wednesday after a steep drop the day before as investors continued to worry that growing costs for critical materials along with rising interest rates will affect profit growth for companies. U.S. bond yields are rising again and setting four-year highs...


National

College basketball panels: Ban cheats, let players go pro

College Corruption Basketball-2

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Commission on College Basketball sharply directed the NCAA to take control of the sport, calling for sweeping reforms to separate pro and college tracks, permit players to return to school after going undrafted by the NBA and ban cheating coaches for life. The independent...


World

Westminster is rotting from within: British Parliament set to get a $5 billion

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. LONDON - The Palace of Westminster, with its cinematic Big Ben clock, set beside the River Thames, is a survivor - of epic fire, German bombs, sulfuric smog and bad plumbing. An eccentric masterwork of Victorian genius, its dual chambers for lords and commoners are...


World

Germans don skullcaps to protest anti-Semitism

Germany Antisemitism Demonstration

BERLIN (AP) — Germans of various faiths donned Jewish skullcaps and took to the streets Wednesday in several cities to protest an anti-Semitic attack in Berlin and express fears about growing hatred of Jews in the country. The kippa protest was triggered by the daytime assault last week of two...


National

Jury gets case after Cosby painted as predator, victim

Bill Cosby-12

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The jury in Bill Cosby’s sexual assault case began deliberating Wednesday in the first big celebrity trial of the #MeToo era, weighing charges that he drugged and molested a woman at his suburban Philadelphia home 14 years ago. The panel of seven men and five women got the...


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