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San Diego schools sued over anti-Islamophobia campaign
San Diego schools sued over anti-Islamophobia campaign
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  • 2017-05-26 02:54:31Z

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Six parents have sued the San Diego school district, alleging that its anti-Islamophobia campaign favors Islam over other religions and grants special protections to Muslim students.

Hsu, Lewis share early lead at LPGA Volvik Championship
Hsu, Lewis share early lead at LPGA Volvik Championship
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  • 2017-05-26 02:53:08Z

What a difference a year makes for Taiwan's Hsu Wei-Ling, who fired a 65 on Thursday to grab a share of the lead with Stacy Lewis after the opening round of the Volvik Championship. Hsu's seven-under score equaled the second-best round of her LPGA Tour career and was an incredible 13-stroke

Japan inflation edges up in April as oil prices rebound
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  • 2017-05-26 02:47:34Z

TOKYO (AP) - Japan's core consumer price index climbed to a two-year high in April of 0.3 percent, as costs for energy rose.

LeBron James breaks Michael Jordan
LeBron James breaks Michael Jordan's playoff scoring record
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  • 2017-05-26 02:45:14Z

BOSTON (AP) - King James has another throne.

US diplomat: China tightened border controls with N. Korea
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  • 2017-05-26 02:42:57Z

BEIJING (AP) - The top U.S. diplomat for East Asia says Chinese officials have told Washington they have tightened border controls with North Korea as part of U.N. sanctions aimed at halting Pyongyang's nuclear and missile activities.

Spiraling violence a double-edged sword in Venezuela
Spiraling violence a double-edged sword in Venezuela
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  • 2017-05-26 02:42:25Z

A young man set ablaze by protesters in Caracas. Both the Venezuelan government and the opposition admit that violent protests that have gripped the country for nearly two months are out of control -- and analysts warn they could be a double-edged sword that might trigger even more unrest. "We

SKorea OKs civilian contact with NKorea in goodwill gesture
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  • 2017-05-26 02:28:38Z

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - South Korea has approved a civic group to contact North Korea over aid programs, the first such approval since North Korea's nuclear test in January 2016.

Crystal Palace
Crystal Palace 'talisman' Zaha signs five-year extension
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  • 2017-05-26 02:18:42Z

Crystal Palace "talisman" Wilfried Zaha has signed a five-year contract extension, the club said on Thursday, after they avoided relegation to ensure a fifth straight season in the Premier League. Zaha's new deal comes two days after manager Sam Allardyce, who guided Palace to the safety

LEADING OFF: deGrom seeks dry weather, Senzatela 7th win
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  • 2017-05-26 02:07:47Z

A look at what's happening all around the majors today:

U.S. warship drill meant to defy China
U.S. warship drill meant to defy China's claim over artificial island: officials
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  • 2017-05-26 01:58:43Z

By Idrees Ali and David Brunnstrom WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. warship carried out a "maneuvering drill" when it sailed within 12 nautical miles of an artificial island built up by China in the South China Sea, to show Beijing it was not entitled to a territorial sea around it, U.S. officials

U.S. South China Sea policy unchanged under Trump: State Department official
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  • 2017-05-26 01:58:08Z

BEIJING (Reuters) - Washington's policy on the South China Sea has not changed under President Donald Trump, a senior U.S. State Department official said on Friday. Speaking at a news briefing in Beijing, Acting Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Susan Thornton also said there

US fears nuclear arms race in Asia-Pacific: Australia
US fears nuclear arms race in Asia-Pacific: Australia
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  • 2017-05-26 01:45:06Z

Senior Trump administration officials fear a nuclear arms race in Asia-Pacific if an increasingly belligerent North Korea is not reined in, Australia's foreign minister said Friday after talks in New York. Pyongyang has launched a series of missiles this year, including a Hwasong-12 intermediate-range

Fly-half Cipriani aims to shrug off international woes
Fly-half Cipriani aims to shrug off international woes
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  • 2017-05-26 01:41:46Z

Danny Cipriani hopes to shrug off more international despair to help engineer Wasps' first Premiership title triumph in nine years at Twickenham on Saturday. The former U16 and U19 England star, who has 14 senior Test caps, insists: "It's been an exciting and challenging year and it would

Trump pushes aside Montenegro leader _ who calls it natural
Trump pushes aside Montenegro leader _ who calls it natural
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  • 2017-05-26 01:31:17Z

BRUSSELS (AP) - President Donald Trump's push to get in front of the pack at a NATO summit generated indignation in the Balkans and garnered attention on social media - but the man he shoved aside took it in stride.

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Boston's Price set to make season debut Monday at White Sox
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  • 2017-05-26 01:28:08Z

BOSTON (AP) - Red Sox pitcher David Price is set to make his season debut for Boston on Monday at the Chicago White Sox.

Indy 500 winners Castroneves, Kanaan face uncertain futures
Indy 500 winners Castroneves, Kanaan face uncertain futures
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  • 2017-05-25 23:51:45Z

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves watched from afar as NASCAR stars Jeff Gordon and Tony Stewart retired and Dale Earnhardt Jr. announced that he will step away after the season.

Day care worker charged with killing baby in recorded attack
Day care worker charged with killing baby in recorded attack

BALTIMORE (AP) - A day care worker in Maryland was captured on video "torturing" an 8-month-old girl who later died, authorities said Thursday. She has been charged with murder.

Top Republican demands apology for assault on reporter
Top Republican demands apology for assault on reporter

The top Republican in the US Congress demanded an apology Thursday from the party's candidate in a high-stakes election in Montana, who stands accused of assaulting a reporter on the eve of the vote. Greg Gianforte, a wealthy businessman who until recent weeks had been expected to comfortably win Thursday's contest, faces up to six months in county jail and a $500 fine if convicted of misdemeanor assault against a journalist from British newspaper The Guardian. The Wednesday clash, caught on an audio recording, has mushroomed into a major headache for Donald Trump's party on the day Montanans vote to replace a Republican who resigned to join the president's cabinet.

When hostility to media becomes assault
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  • 2017-05-25 21:03:03Z

Lots of politicians aren't happy to see reporters. Lots of politicians have demeaned reporters for partisan purposes over the years. It's been almost five decades since Vice President Spiro Agnew roused GOP voters by calling the media "nattering nabobs of negativism" (words penned, perhaps ironically, by future New York Times columnist William Safire).

Manchester leaks will not damage U.S.-U.K. intelligence relations: U.S. officials
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  • 2017-05-25 21:01:34Z

By John Walcott WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. intelligence officials said on Thursday they do not expect British Prime Minister Theresa May's concerns about U.S. officials' leaks on the Manchester suicide bombing to affect the closest intelligence partnership in the world. British police stopped

Paradise found
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  • 2017-05-25 21:00:03Z

It was 6 in the morning, and the only sound I could hear was the rhythmic dip ... dip ... dip of the heart-shaped paddle of our guide, Lasa, into the murky waters of Dal Lake in Kashmir. As a journalist, I was here to learn and write about that conflict.

Turkish Foreign Ministry rejects U.S. resolution condemning street brawl in Washington
Turkish Foreign Ministry rejects U.S. resolution condemning street brawl in Washington

Turkey's Foreign Ministry on Thursday rejected a resolution by senior U.S. lawmakers condemning a street brawl between protesters and Turkish security personnel outside the Turkish ambassador's residence in Washington. Spokesman Huseyin Muftuoglu said the resolution was voted and passed with "a one-sided resolution which distorts the facts" and added the incident, which took place during President Tayyip Erdogan's visit to meet President Donald Trump, was a result of negligence by U.S. authorities.

British police lift cordon after bomb squad called to Wigan
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  • 2017-05-25 20:47:07Z

LONDON (Reuters) - British police investigating the Manchester suicide bombing said they had lifted a cordon and allowed residents to return home on Thursday after bomb disposal experts were called to an address in the nearby town of Wigan. The bomb disposal units had earlier been called to the scene

Woman Talks 'Adrenaline Reaction' That Led Her to Jump on Hood of Car to Foil Carjacking
Woman Talks 'Adrenaline Reaction' That Led Her to Jump on Hood of Car to Foil Carjacking

Melissa Smith, 28, was not about to become a victim.

US patrol sends signal to Beijing's claims in South China Sea - but how strong?
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  • 2017-05-25 20:28:58Z

Fifteen years ago, when China and the 10-country Association of Southeast Asian Nations committed to establishing a code of conduct to govern actions in the South China Sea, the Paracel Islands were little more than a collection of rocks 138 miles off the coast of Vietnam. Last year, Beijing deployed anti-aircraft missiles to the archipelago. China's militarization of the South China Sea, a vast waterway through which more than $5 trillion in trade passes each year, faced sharp criticism from the Obama administration, which regularly ordered freedom-of-navigation patrols to challenge Beijing's territorial claims in the area.

All in the family? NATO newcomers Trump and Macron a study in contrasts.
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  • 2017-05-25 19:59:06Z

The "family photo" of leaders attending the NATO meeting in the Belgian capital Thursday included an unusually large number of first-timers to the transatlantic alliance's premier stage. Among the newcomers pictured in the traditional summit souvenir was the president of tiny Montenegro, whose country only acceded to NATO membership in April. Recommended: How much do you know about NATO?

Congress ends effort to kill limits on debit card fees
Congress ends effort to kill limits on debit card fees

By Pete Schroeder Washington (Reuters) - Banks were regrouping on Thursday, a day after being handed a large defeat in the U.S. House, where Republicans sided with retailers in agreeing to preserve limits on debit card fees. The financial industry insisted it was not done fighting to remove limits on the fees. "We are glad this fight is over, and are happy with our victory," said Austen Jensen with the Retail Industry Leaders Association.

Venezuela military defends protests role, backs Maduro congress
Venezuela military defends protests role, backs Maduro congress

By Andrew Cawthorne CARACAS (Reuters) - Decried by protesters as "murderers" defending a dictator, Venezuela's military insisted on Thursday it was not taking sides in the national political turmoil, though it did back socialist President Nicolas Maduro's controversial plan for a new congress. The armed forces' National Guard unit has played a pivotal role in two months of unrest rocking Venezuela, often blocking marches and using teargas and water cannons to fight youths hurling stones and Molotov cocktails. At least 57 people have been killed, including one National Guard member and two policemen.

Pit Bull Formerly on Euthanasia List Now a Top K9 Agent With Police Department
Pit Bull Formerly on Euthanasia List Now a Top K9 Agent With Police Department

"All he needed was a chance," cops said.

Not a little list: EU draws up Brexit bill
Not a little list: EU draws up Brexit bill

By Jan Strupczewski BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union will next month demand Britain agree to pay a fixed percentage of the EU's outstanding obligations on the day it leaves the bloc, in defiance of a British rejection of that logic as "preposterous". A draft EU negotiating paper, seen by Reuters, that will be put to London when Brexit talks begin following a national election in Britain on June 8 makes clear that suggestions from Prime Minister Theresa May's government that the Union might end up owing rather than getting money cut no ice in Brussels. The paper on principles of the financial settlement that the EU wants from London on departure in March 2019 sets no figure, and...

Macron unshaken by Trump power grip
Macron unshaken by Trump power grip

Diplomacy can be a white-knuckle ride at times, but French President Emmanuel Macron refused to be shaken when he found himself in an unexpected standoff with US counterpart Donald Trump Thursday. Former reality TV star Trump is known to make visitors flinch with a strong handshake that he often combines with a wrench of the arm to leave his victim off balance. As the world cameras watched, Macron held on tight to Trump's notorious power grip as the two men sat next to each other, the Frenchman's mouth clenched and eyes firmly fixed at the tycoon's squinted stare.

U.S. spacecraft finds cyclones, ammonia river on Jupiter
U.S. spacecraft finds cyclones, ammonia river on Jupiter

The cyclones were discovered as the Juno spacecraft made the first of at least 12 planned close encounters with Jupiter, which scientists believe set the stage for the development of Earth and other planets in the solar system. Juno found cyclones as big as 870 miles (1,400 km) in diameter swirling over Jupiter's north and south poles, the research published in this week's issue of the journal Science shows. The spacecraft also detected an ammonia belt extending from the top of the atmosphere to hundreds of miles into Juno's interior, as far down as Juno's instruments can see.

Exclusive: Signs of more trouble in Ivory Coast as hidden hand saves mutineers
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  • 2017-05-25 18:10:01Z

By Joe Bavier and Ange Aboa ABIDJAN (Reuters) - When a rag-tag group of soldiers launched a mutiny in Ivory Coast earlier this month, it looked like they were doomed. A column of elite troops quickly descended to put the mutiny down. According to one of the mutiny leaders, the caller, whose identity

House speaker calls Erdogan visit violence
House speaker calls Erdogan visit violence 'indefensible'

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Speaker Paul Ryan said Thursday that the violence against peaceful protesters by bodyguards for Turkey's president was "completely indefensible," as members of Congress pressed the Trump administration for a more forceful U.S. response.

'Don't look back in anger': Manchester's musical message to the world
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  • 2017-05-25 17:55:45Z

The now poignant words of legendary Manchester Britpop band Oasis rang out in a flower-filled square on Thursday, as a grieving crowd broke out in song after a minute's silence to remember the 22 people killed in Monday's suicide bombing. One man's cry of "We love Manchester!"

Police close off London's Westminster Bridge over unattended vehicle
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  • 2017-05-25 17:51:08Z

Officers initially blocked vehicles and pedestrians from the crossing, then let pedestrians through again soon after. "Officers are in attendance," a police spokesman said. Britain is currently on its highest alert level of critical meaning an attack by militants might be imminent following

2016 Ford Mustang GT
2016 Ford Mustang GT

The Mustang GT quickly gained supporters for its sinister presence and a design penned with just the right amount of retro.

How Trump and Europe rebonded
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  • 2017-05-25 17:30:14Z

During his first official trip to Europe this week, President Trump was politely asked to back the defining glue of the Continent and the transatlantic partnership. Both the European Union and NATO - the core of what is called "the West" - have enough issues without the uncertainties of Mr. Trump's "America First" theme of the past year. Both the EU and NATO are too often defined by what they are against, such as Russian aggression, trade protectionism, terrorism, and anti-democratic forces.

BMW Concept 8-series: Eight Is Greater than Six
BMW Concept 8-series: Eight Is Greater than Six

This shapely coupe concept previews the replacement for the 6-series.

US deaths from Alzheimer
US deaths from Alzheimer's soar 55 percent since 1999

Deaths from Alzheimer's in America have soared 55 percent since 1999, as the burden of this fatal form of dementia grows and the population ages, a federal health report said Thursday. The study in the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report spanned 1999 to 2014. Experts say the data shows more caregivers are needed, along with more resources to help people suffering from Alzheimer's disease, the sixth leading cause of death in the United States.

Trump, at NATO, vows unwavering fight against terrorism
Trump, at NATO, vows unwavering fight against terrorism
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  • 2017-05-25 16:37:42Z

U.S. President Donald Trump told fellow NATO leaders on Thursday that the United States would never stop fighting terrorism, calling the Manchester attacks "savage" and "barbaric". While he also accused low-spending members of the alliance of owing "massive amounts of money&

The Latest: 31 militants killed in besieged Philippine city
The Latest: 31 militants killed in besieged Philippine city

MARAWI, Philippines (AP) - The Latest on the siege of a southern Philippine city by militants linked to the Islamic State group (all times local):

Billy Cosby Breaks His Silence as Final Juror Picked in His Sexual Assault Trial
Billy Cosby Breaks His Silence as Final Juror Picked in His Sexual Assault Trial

Opening arguments are set to begin June 5.

Manchester Bomber Caught on Surveillance Shopping Days Before Attack
Manchester Bomber Caught on Surveillance Shopping Days Before Attack

His younger brother Hashem was planning another attack, according to authorities.

The Latest:
The Latest: 'The Mummy' premiere scrapped after UK attack
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  • 2017-05-25 15:08:10Z

MANCHESTER, England (AP) - The Latest on the investigation into the Manchester concert bombing (all times local):

UK police find
UK police find 'significant' evidence; May slams US on leaks
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  • 2017-05-25 15:01:22Z

MANCHESTER, England (AP) - Home searches across Manchester and beyond have uncovered important items in a fast-moving investigation into the concert bombing that left 22 people dead, Manchester's police chief said Thursday as a diplomatic spat escalated over U.S. leaks about the investigation to

Gaza's Hamas rulers put to death 3 accused of killing member
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  • 2017-05-25 14:59:56Z

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - Hamas said Thursday it put to death three men it had accused of killing a senior member of the militant Islamic group that rules Gaza in March.

Salman Abedi: young man thirsting for revenge
Salman Abedi: young man thirsting for revenge
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  • 2017-05-25 14:53:51Z

Manchester suicide bomber Salman Abedi was a British-born university dropout with Libyan jihadi links who, according to his sister, may have sought revenge for the deaths of Muslim children. Abedi was named by British authorities the day after he detonated a bomb packed with nuts and screws at the Manchester

Earthquake strikes Philippines, agency says major damage unlikely
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  • 2017-05-25 14:53:13Z

An earthquake was felt in the Philippine capital Manila on Thursday, Reuters witnesses and the country's seismology agency said. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) said a in Tweet to expect aftershocks, but major damage was unlikely. It said the quake was magnitude

China condemns US after warship sails near South China Sea reef
China condemns US after warship sails near South China Sea reef
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  • 2017-05-25 14:52:14Z

China on Thursday accused the United States of trespassing after a US warship sailed near a reef claimed by Beijing in the South China Sea, the first such operation by President Donald Trump's administration in the disputed waterway. The row comes during a period of warming relations between the

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