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Close race in Bulgaria vote
Close race in Bulgaria vote

Bulgarian voters went to the polls Sunday in a tightly fought election pitting Socialists seen as closer to Russia against two-time centre-right premier Boyko Borisov, who is seeking another comeback. Opinion polls ahead of the vote in the European Union's poorest country, where the average monthly salary is just 500 euros ($540) and corruption is rife, also indicated a strong showing by nationalists. A close result is expected between the karate-kicking Borisov's enthusiastically pro-European Union GERB party and the Socialist Party (BSP), newly led by the energetic Kornelia Ninova.

Malaysia Could Soon Analyze Its Own Black Boxes
Malaysia Could Soon Analyze Its Own Black Boxes

Deputy Transport Minister Datuk Ab Aziz Kaprawi announced Thursday that Malaysia intended to create a laboratory with the capability to analyze flight recorders.

Ex-guerrilla leader vows to keep fight for East Timor unity

DILI, East Timor (AP) - A former guerrilla fighter vowed Saturday to keep peace and unity as East Timor's new president, delivering a victory speech after the final tally showed he was on course to win the election.

Weary flyers shrug as Middle East laptop ban takes off
Weary flyers shrug as Middle East laptop ban takes off

A controversial ban on carry-on laptops and tablets on flights from the Middle East to the United States and Britain went into effect Saturday -- with less fanfare and frustration than expected. At Dubai International, one of the world's busiest hubs, flag carrier Emirates dispatched staff to guide passengers through one of the most intense travel weekends of the year.

Sacramento man arrested in killing of 2 adults, 2 juveniles
Sacramento man arrested in killing of 2 adults, 2 juveniles

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Police arrested a 56-year-old man who works for the state Friday on suspicion that he killed two adults and two children in a quiet Northern California neighborhood.

Israel ignores U.N. demand for end to settlement building: U.N.
Israel ignores U.N. demand for end to settlement building: U.N.

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Israel has ignored a demand by the United Nations Security Council to halt settlement building and some Palestinian groups are continuing to incite violence against Jews, U.N. Middle East envoy Nickolay Mladenov told the 15-member body on Friday. It was Mladenov's first report on the implementation a Dec. 23 resolution adopted by the council with 14 votes in favor and a U.S. abstention. Then President-elect Donald Trump and Israel had urged Washington to wield its veto.

Russia, Turkey, Iran must hold talks to stop Syria violence: U.N.

By Stephanie Nebehay and Tom Miles GENEVA (Reuters) - Russia, Iran and Turkey need to convene more Syrian ceasefire talks as soon as possible to bring the situation on the ground under control, U.N. Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura said on Friday. De Mistura is mediating political talks in Geneva, while a separate series of talks in the Kazakh capital Astana - arranged by Russia, Iran and Turkey - are supposed to guarantee the ceasefire.

Trump campaign chair offers to talk to House panel on Russia
Trump campaign chair offers to talk to House panel on Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump's former campaign manager, a key figure in investigations into the Trump campaign's ties to Russia, has volunteered to be interviewed by lawmakers as part of an increasingly partisan House probe of the Kremlin's alleged meddling in the 2016 election.

Serbia says no to NATO on alliance
Serbia says no to NATO on alliance's airstrikes anniversary

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) - Serbia's prime minister pledged on Friday that the Balkan country will never join NATO or any other military alliance as Serbia marked the 18th anniversary of the start of NATO airstrikes that stopped its crackdown in Kosovo.

Hate Messages Flood Maryland High School After Alleged Rape
Hate Messages Flood Maryland High School After Alleged Rape

Around 500 emails and 200 hate-based phone calls have been received by Rockville High School and the Montgomery County Public School District following the alleged rape of a 14-year-old girl.

Parents accused in kid
Parents accused in kid's shooting death investigated in 2014

PHOENIX (AP) - Child-welfare officials investigated an Arizona couple accused of murder in their 9-year-old son's shooting death after she gave birth to a child who had been exposed to methadone and heroin.

Husband Accidentally Donates Wifes Wedding Dress to Goodwill
Husband Accidentally Donates Wifes Wedding Dress to Goodwill

After Natalie Gelbert discovered her husband had accidentally donated her wedding dress to Goodwill, she posted a plea on Facebook to have it returned, which has been shared over 21,000 times.

Joe Manchin questions President Trump
Joe Manchin questions President Trump's credibility and filibustering Gorsuch

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., spoke to Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric about the growing number of his Democratic colleagues calling for a filibuster of Judge Neil Gorsuch's nomination to the Supreme Court. He said, "We should have an up or down vote." Manchin, who sits on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, also discussed the latest in the investigation into the Trump campaign's ties to Russia, along with the president's comments to Time magazine on his credibility.

Ukraine says
Ukraine says 'state terrorism' by Moscow behind murder of Russian ex-MP

Kiev police chief Andriy Kryshchenko confirmed in televised comments that "the identity of the dead man has been established" as former Communist lawmaker Denis Voronenkov. Police were weighing the possibility that Voronenkov was targeted in a contract killing "considering the identity of the victim, his activities and how the crime was carried out," Kryshchenko said. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko blamed Russia for what he said was a "cunning murder", saying Voronenkov's killing was an "act of state terrorism", his spokesman Svyatoslav Tsegolko wrote on Facebook.

Japan PM Abe accused of giving cash to nationalistic school
Japan PM Abe accused of giving cash to nationalistic school

TOKYO (AP) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe donated 1 million yen ($9,000) through his wife to a school run by a group of ultranationalist educators, the group's leader told Parliament on Thursday, while also suggesting there was "political influence" in a land-buying scandal involving the school.

Jewish youth arrested in Israel over anti-Semitic threats abroad
Jewish youth arrested in Israel over anti-Semitic threats abroad

A Jewish youth was arrested in Israel on Thursday on suspicion of making dozens of anti-Semitic threats in countries around the world, police said. Police spokeswoman Luba Samri said the suspect was "a resident of the south (of Israel) from the Jewish community". "The investigation began in several countries at the same time, in which dozens of threatening calls were received at public places, events, synagogues and community buildings that caused panic and disrupted events and activities in various organisations," a police statement said.

France
France's Le Pen to visit Moscow on Friday

MOSCOW/PARIS (Reuters) - French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen will visit Russia on Friday, a country whose leader she admires and which has been at the center of allegations of interference in the French election campaign via media outlets. A spokesman for the National Front leader confirmed the trip to Moscow after Russian news agencies reported an invitation from Leonid Slutsky, head of the parliamentary foreign affairs committee, to meet Russian lawmakers. "I confirm the visit to Moscow", said a Le Pen spokesman by text message.

Intelligence committee chair reignites wiretapping scandal
Intelligence committee chair reignites wiretapping scandal

President Trump says he feels "somewhat vindicated" on his wiretap claim after Congressman David Dunes said intelligence agencies may have picked up some private communications from his transition team.

Turkey summons Russian envoy after soldier shot from Kurdish-held Syria

Turkey summoned the Russian charge d'affaires to convey its unease after a Turkish soldier was killed by sniper fire from a part of Kurdish-held Syria where Russian forces are active, Turkey's foreign ministry spokesman said on Thursday. The Turkish military fired into the northwestern Syrian border region of Afrin on Wednesday, an area controlled by the Kurdish YPG militia, after the soldier was killed by cross-border fire. The YPG said Russian forces headed to the area.

Hawaii Republican resigns from party after criticizing Trump
Hawaii Republican resigns from party after criticizing Trump

HONOLULU (AP) - A Hawaii lawmaker who says she was pressured to give up her leadership post at the statehouse after criticizing President Donald Trump resigned Wednesday from the Republican Party.

House Intel Cmte. Creates Confusion As Chairman Releases New Trump Details
House Intel Cmte. Creates Confusion As Chairman Releases New Trump Details

House Intel Committee Chairman Devin Nunes made revelations concerning "incidentally collected" intelligence related to the Trump campaign, triggering confusion about why he revealed the information.

The Latest: Mayor: Sword killing
The Latest: Mayor: Sword killing 'unspeakable human tragedy'

NEW YORK (AP) - The Latest on the sword attack death of a black man in what police say was a racially motivated killing (all times local):

U.S. Senate takes up broadband privacy repeal

By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Wednesday took up a measure to repeal regulations adopted by the Obama administration requiring internet service providers to do more to protect customers' privacy than websites like Alphabet Inc's Google or Facebook Inc . The Senate began debate on Wednesday evening under a provision that allows Congress to repeal recently approved federal regulations. Under the rules approved by the Federal Communications Commission in October under then-President Barack Obama, internet providers would need to obtain consumer consent before using precise geolocation, financial information, health information, children's information and...

911 call: Mom tried to resuscitate unresponsive twin babies

LINDENWOLD, N.J. (AP) - The mother of twin baby girls who were found dead in an apartment can be heard screaming on a 911 call that they "are not breathing and both are purple."

Trump Wishes Persians A Happy Nowruz
Trump Wishes Persians A Happy Nowruz

The six-day holiday between March 18 and 24, is widely known for the ritual of participants jumping over bonfires as a symbol of "rebirth, rejuvenation and reconciliation' for the New Year and the arrival of springtime.

Trump feels "somewhat" vindicated after Nunes
Trump feels "somewhat" vindicated after Nunes' announcement

On March 22, President Trump said that he felt "somewhat" vindicated after Rep. Devin Nunes, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, stated that the communications of Trump transition officials may have been "monitored" as part of an "incidental collection."

Nunes Bypasses Dems, Gives Info to Trump
Nunes Bypasses Dems, Gives Info to Trump

Our panel of experts weighs in on how House Intel Chair Rep. Devin Nunes got the information he revealed. Lawrence talks to former NSA General Counsel Rajesh De, former House Intel. Staffer Mieke Eoyang, and New York Times reporter Matthew Rosenberg.

This photo of a caseless Jet Black iPhone 7 Plus will haunt your dreams
This photo of a caseless Jet Black iPhone 7 Plus will haunt your dreams

Following Tuesday's announcements, Apple has now introduced not one or two but three new colors to its flagship iPhone lineup for this generation. The most recent is a deep red that matches earlier special-edition Product Red devices. But before that, Apple added two fresh colors to its catalog when it first released the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus back in September. The first was a matte black that replaces Apple's space gray color with a stealth black color, and the second was a color unlike anything we've ever seen before. Dubbed "Jet Black," the glossy, mirror finish instantly became the most desirable new iPhone color available, and it remains the most attractive option out...

Latest North Korean Missile Test Ends in Failure
Latest North Korean Missile Test Ends in Failure

The missile "appears to have exploded within seconds of launch."

EU
EU's Moscovici admits pricey suit gifts

Top EU economics official Pierre Moscovici confirmed Wednesday he received expensive suits as gifts from the same shop as embattled French presidential candidate Francois Fillon. Moscovici, a former French finance minister who is now the European Commissioner for economic affairs, was reacting to revelations in the Canard Enchaine newspaper that he had received the suits from a childhood friend, a wealthy wine merchant. Investigators came across records of the Moscovici gifts when searching the posh Parisian tailor Arnys connected to the Fillon case, Le Canard Enchaine reported.

Paul Manafort Colluded With Russians: Report
Paul Manafort Colluded With Russians: Report

Paul Manafort, Trump's former campaign chairman, allegedly worked with Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska, a close ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Nine US deaths linked to breast implant-associated cancer
Nine US deaths linked to breast implant-associated cancer

Nine women are believed to have died in the United States from a rare cancer linked to breast implants, US health officials said Tuesday, with more than 350 cases of the disease recorded nationwide. A possible association between breast implants and anaplastic large-cell lymphoma (ALCL) was first identified in 2011 but at the time few cases had been recorded. Now the US Food and Drug Administration says it has received 359 reports of ALCL linked to implants, including nine fatalities.

Afghanistan Calls For More US Troops
Afghanistan Calls For More US Troops

The country's top diplomat said Kabul needed additional forces to help the government tackle security threats posed by the Taliban and the Islamic State group.

After Delay From Trump Administration, Bumble Bee Finally Listed As Endangered Species
After Delay From Trump Administration, Bumble Bee Finally Listed As Endangered Species

The rusty patched bumblebee officially became the first bee species to be listed as endangered in the continental U.S. on Tuesday after a delay caused by an executive order from President Donald Trump.

Gorsuch calls same-sex marriage "settled law"
Gorsuch calls same-sex marriage "settled law"

When asked how his views of marriage equality have changed since the 2004 election, Neil Gorsuch says if he were to start speaking about his personal views, it would "send a misleading signal to the American people." He says the issue is "absolutely settled law."

What Does Yogi Adityanath Mean for Indian Politics?
What Does Yogi Adityanath Mean for Indian Politics?

BJP won India's biggest state. Then they put a Hindu nationalist in power.

Eyes on Main Street, Wilson Outdoor Photo Festival
Eyes on Main Street, Wilson Outdoor Photo Festival

The third edition of Eyes on Main Street, Wilson Outdoor Photo Festival opens April 8, 2017 in Wilson, N.C. Nash Street, the main street of Wilson, will be transformed into a vibrant gallery of large-scale photographs and for 100 days, 100 photographs will be displayed on 100 storefront windows, spanning six city blocks.

Here
Here's every single new product Apple announced today

It's been an exceedingly busy morning for Apple. As anticipated, the company earlier today released a range of new devices and accessories; and while the rumored 10.5-inch iPad didn't make an appearance, there's still a whole a lot to like about everything Apple introduced just a few short hours ago. To help you make sense out of everything, we've put together a short but sweet list which highlights every new item that hit Apple's online store earlier this morning. Whether you're curious about the company's new iPad models or the company's new video editing app, we've got you covered. New iPad First up, Apple announced a brand new 9.7-inch iPad that will replace the venerable iPad Air 2....

Citing Terror Threats, U.S. Bans Carry-On Electronic Devices From Middle East and North Africa Flights
Citing Terror Threats, U.S. Bans Carry-On Electronic Devices From Middle East and North Africa Flights

Though the Department of Homeland Security did not reference a specific credible threat.

Turkey scraps rallies in Germany before vote as row rages
Turkey scraps rallies in Germany before vote as row rages

Turkey on Tuesday scrapped all future campaign appearances by its politicians in Germany ahead of April's referendum on expanding President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's powers, amid a heated diplomatic row. The sudden decision came after three weeks of furious exchanges between Turkey and the European Union over the pro-Erdogan rallies which were banned in some of the bloc's member states. Turkish ministers eager to tap into 1.4 million voters in Germany have sought to campaign in Europe's most populous country to whip up support for a "yes" vote in the April 16 referendum on scrapping the prime minister's post and creating a executive presidency.

Apple unveils updated iPad with lowest-ever price
Apple unveils updated iPad with lowest-ever price

Apple Inc unveiled an updated version of its iPad tablet with a brighter screen on Tuesday, available to order from Friday and with a $329 starting price that is the lowest ever for a full-sized tablet from Apple. Apple also said its smaller iPhone SE model will be available in 32 and 128 gigabyte (GB) versions, replacing the 16 GB and 64 GB models. Apple is widely expected to unveil an update to its flagship iPhone this fall that might have new features such as wireless charging, 3-D facial recognition and a curved display.

SitRep: FBI Investigating Trump Moscow Ties, Demolishes Wiretap Claim; Tillerson Skips NATO for Putin Meeting; Iraqi PM Says More U.S. Help Coming
SitRep: FBI Investigating Trump Moscow Ties, Demolishes Wiretap Claim; Tillerson Skips NATO for Putin Meeting; Iraqi PM Says More U.S. Help Coming

North Korea's Uranium; Counter-ISIS Meeting in DC This Week; And Lots More

iPad Pro Launch Rumor Causes Apple Stocks To Surge
iPad Pro Launch Rumor Causes Apple Stocks To Surge

iPad Pro 2 models were earlier expected to launch on April 4, complementing Apple's spaceship campus launch.

Hot new kitchen gadgets
Hot new kitchen gadgets

Giz Wiz Dick Debartolo takes us through the latest and greatest kitchen tech.

All personal electronics bigger than a cellphone prohibited from certain US-bound flights
All personal electronics bigger than a cellphone prohibited from certain US-bound flights

Passengers on US-bound flights from 10 Middle-Eastern airports will not be allowed any electronics bigger than a cellphone on the plane, according to an emergency security amendment being rolled out by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today. Under the order, portable electronics such as laptops, tablets, e-readers, portable DVD players (which apparently still exist to the extent they concern the TSA), and cameras. Those items can still be taken as checked baggage, although restrictions on checked lithium-ion batteries from the FAA could make that challenging. The restrictions only apply to direct US-bound flights from those countries, not connections through other...

2017 already marked by climate extremes: UN
2017 already marked by climate extremes: UN

Extreme weather and climate conditions, including Arctic "heatwaves", are continuing this year, after 2016 topped the global temperature charts and saw shrinking sea ice and surging sea levels. The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) warned Tuesday that the drastic shifts seen in the global climate system that resulted in a range of alarming records last year appear to be continuing unabated. "We are now in truly unchartered territory," David Carlson, head of the World Climate Research Programme, said in a release from the WMO.

Lucky escape for S.Sudan plane crash survivors
Lucky escape for S.Sudan plane crash survivors

All passengers and crew survived a plane crash in South Sudan on Monday in which the jet hit a fire truck on the runway before bursting into flames. "There is no one who died," Bona Gaudensio, information minister in the northwestern state of Wau where the accident happened, said on Tuesday. Wau is a regional capital with a busy airport used by the United Nations and aid agencies as well as private and commercial planes.

Meet Neil Gorsuch
Meet Neil Gorsuch's Wife, Marie Louise

They have two daughters named Emma and Belinda and live in a 3,600-square-foot house in Colorado.

Comey says
Comey says 'no information' to support Trump wiretap claim

During Monday's House Intelligence Committee hearing, FBI Director James Comey said he had "no information" to support President Trump's tweets that he had been wiretapped by President Obama.

Tennessee teacher accused of kidnapping 15-year-old student
Tennessee teacher accused of kidnapping 15-year-old student

Bryan Llenas shares latest details of the ongoing search for the girl and the suspect

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