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Arkansas girl found dead after mom, great-uncle killed

One of two missing Arkansas siblings was found dead in a wooded area on Friday near the creek where their mother's body was discovered and not far from where another relative was found dead, authorities said. Investigators are hopeful the other child is alive.

US Congress averts shutdown, passing stopgap spending bill
US Congress averts shutdown, passing stopgap spending bill

The US Congress easily passed a one-week stopgap spending bill Friday, assuring there is no embarrassing government shutdown on the 100th day of Donald Trump's presidency. With lawmakers mindful of the midnight deadline, the measure cleared the House of Representatives 382 to 30, with broad bipartisan support. Minutes later, the Senate approved it by a simple voice vote.

How Did Missing Illinois Toddler Die?
How Did Missing Illinois Toddler Die?

After 30 hours of intense search by authorities in Joliet Township, Will County, the missing 16-month old toddler was found stuffed in a couch at her mother's home Thursday.

4th Arkansas inmate executed in 8 days lurches on gurney
4th Arkansas inmate executed in 8 days lurches on gurney

VARNER, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas executed its fourth inmate in eight days Thursday night, wrapping up an accelerated schedule with a lethal injection that left the prisoner lurching and convulsing 20 times before he died.

43 Amazing Things To Do With Crescent Rolls
43 Amazing Things To Do With Crescent Rolls

Barack Obama has a powerful voice. He shouldn't use it for paid speeches | Jill Abramson
Barack Obama has a powerful voice. He shouldn't use it for paid speeches | Jill Abramson

A Wall Street firm will pay the former president $400,000 for a speech. It's still early, but so far Barack Obama's post-presidency has been a disappointment. On Monday - during his first public appearance since Trump's inauguration - Obama touched on income inequality.

Conservatives back latest U.S. healthcare bill, obstacles remain
Conservatives back latest U.S. healthcare bill, obstacles remain

By Susan Cornwell and Yasmeen Abutaleb WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The conservative House Freedom Caucus came out in support of a reworked U.S. healthcare overhaul bill even though it would not fully repeal Democratic former President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law, the group said in a statement on Wednesday. The group last month helped sink an effort to pass a Republican healthcare overhaul, called the American Health Care Act. "While the revised version still does not fully repeal Obamacare, we are prepared to support it to keep our promise to the American people to lower healthcare costs," the House Freedom Caucus said in a statement posted on the website of its chairman,...

Trump orders review of national monuments to allow development
Trump orders review of national monuments to allow development

By Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump has signed an executive order to allow national monument designations to be rescinded or reduce the size of sites as the administration pushes to open up more federal land to drilling, mining and other development. Trump's order is part of an effort to reverse many of the environmental protections implemented by his predecessor, Democratic President Barack Obama that Trump said were hobbling economic growth. Trump's agenda is being cheered by industry but enraging conservationists.

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Hungary's Orban fights back after EU case over Soros university

By Gabriela Baczynska BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union opened a legal case against Hungary on Wednesday over a threat to close a Budapest university founded by the liberal U.S. financier George Soros, an accusation the country's leader rejected as unfounded. The EU's executive Commission sent Budapest a formal notice, saying a new Hungarian higher education law violated academic freedom and democratic values, and gave it a month to respond. Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban gave an initial response shortly afterwards, rejecting accusations Budapest was threatening the Central European University (CEU) and dismissing the Hungarian-born Soros as a "financial speculator".

After two weeks with the Galaxy S8, I still think the iPhone 7 Plus is the world
After two weeks with the Galaxy S8, I still think the iPhone 7 Plus is the world's best phone

It's funny how months of leaks and rumors can paint what appears to be a complete picture of an upcoming smartphone. But then, once the device is finally announced, a different picture forms. All of the components and details that leak never quite seem to accurately portray the finished product, and this was exactly the case with Samsung's new Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. Months of leaks and rumors left precious few surprises when Samsung finally unveiled its new flagship phones last month, yet we were all still completely blown away. If you've read my in-depth Galaxy S8 review, then you know just how impressed I am with these new phones. And if you bought one yourself over the weekend,...

Senate Heads to White House for Briefing on North Korea, But U.S. Strategy Still At Sea
Senate Heads to White House for Briefing on North Korea, But U.S. Strategy Still At Sea

In an unusual move, the White House will host the entire Senate to update lawmakers on tensions with Pyongyang. But it's not clear where the Trump administration is headed.

NFL prospect denies rape report made to police; no charges
NFL prospect denies rape report made to police; no charges

CLEVELAND (AP) - An attorney for former Ohio State football star Gareon Conley says the player denies an accusation made in a police report that he sexually assaulted a woman. No charges have been filed.

The Latest: Le Pen sees French presidential vote
The Latest: Le Pen sees French presidential vote 'surprise'

PARIS (AP) - The latest on the French presidential runoff on May 7 (all times local):

8 Popular Part-Time Jobs for Retirees

Many people continue to work after age 65, but they often prefer a part-time role. Some retirees work in low-wage jobs, likely because they need the money or appreciate some other aspect of the job, such as schedule flexibility. Here are the eight most commonly held jobs among people age 65 and older, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Ancient people left a frightening message for us, and scientists just found it
Ancient people left a frightening message for us, and scientists just found it

10,000 years from now (assuming humans haven't been wiped out by a plague, space rock, or our own destructive tendencies), it'll probably be fairly easy for the average person to research what life was like in 2017. For us here today, finding out what life was like in 11,000BC is much more challenging, but by studying ancient stone carvings and pairing the somewhat confusing messages with archeological data, researchers believe they've discovered concrete evidence of an apocalyptic event that may have altered the future of mankind: a comet strike. The study, performed by a team of researchers from the University of Edinburgh (PDF), suggests that a potentially cataclysmic comet strike...

McDonald's braces for the apocalypse with chic new uniforms
McDonald's braces for the apocalypse with chic new uniforms

Hey - if the world's going to end, McDonald's at least wants its employees to look good. The fast food chain has officially chosen some dark, dismal, soul sucking new employee uniforms that really just scream: "Ba da ba ba bah, we're doomed!"  SEE ALSO: Instagram bait: Why Starbucks put a unicorn meme on its menu According to a press release, McDonald's is collaborating with designers Waraire Boswell and Bindu Rivas to develop the new collections, which are set to appear behind counters in the U.S. in April. The new, more modern uniforms are grey and black and were reportedly created based on feedback from employees and customers. "Our new collections...

Seven twists in France
Seven twists in France's rollercoaster election

The first round of France's presidential election came after a rollercoaster campaign with multiple twists and turns. Centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right Marine Le Pen emerged as the two leading candidates set to contest a May 7 run-off vote, according to initial projections. The first came in November when 63-year-old former premier Francois Fillon pulled off a come-from-behind victory in the right-wing primary, defying pollsters who had for months predicted a win for Alain Juppe, 71.

China, Philippines argue over defense chief's island visit

MANILA, Philippines (AP) - China has protested the visit by Manila's defense and military chiefs to a disputed island in the South China Sea, but the Philippine government maintained Saturday that it owns the territory where Filipino troops and villagers have lived for decades.

Excerpts from AP interview with President Donald Trump
Excerpts from AP interview with President Donald Trump

Excerpts from The Associated Press interview conducted Friday with President Donald Trump, with editing for clarity and brevity:

Europe
Europe's largest wooden church restored in Poland

Europe's largest wooden church has recovered its original splendour after three years of restoration work, the coordinator of the project in southern Poland said Friday. A UNESCO World Heritage site, the Lutheran Church of Peace in Swidnica was built in the mid-17th century and can hold up to 7,500 people. "It's a great day for our church and for the entire little protestant community in Swidnica which wouldn't have been able to finance the work by itself," coordinator Bozena Pytel told AFP.

U.S. Will Keep Fighting Lord
U.S. Will Keep Fighting Lord's Resistance Army After All

The Trump team is discovering that U.S. security commitments are really, really sticky.

U.N. chief, Trump meet at White House amid U.S. funding cut threat
U.N. chief, Trump meet at White House amid U.S. funding cut threat

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres met with U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House on Friday for the first time since both took office earlier this year and amid a U.S. push to cut funding to the world body and its agencies. Guterres met with Trump's national security adviser, H.R. McMaster, and then "had an opportunity to meet with President Trump," U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said.

U.S. Defense Secretary Mattis to talk Islamic State, Syria in Middle East
U.S. Defense Secretary Mattis to talk Islamic State, Syria in Middle East

By Idrees Ali WASHINGTON (Reuters) - On his first trip as U.S defense secretary to parts of the Middle East and Africa, Jim Mattis will focus on the fight against Islamic State and articulating President Donald Trump's policy toward Syria, officials and experts say. One of the main questions from allies about Syria is whether Washington has formulated a strategy to prevent areas seized from militants from collapsing into ethnic and sectarian feuds or succumbing to a new generation of extremism, as parts of Iraq and Afghanistan have done since the U.S. invaded them. U.S.-backed forces are fighting to retake the Islamic State strongholds of Mosul in Iraq and Raqqa in Syria, and questions...

Thousands of
Thousands of 'No' supporters protest Turkey vote in Istanbul

Thousands of supporters of the 'No' campaign in the referendum on granting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan greater powers took to the streets of Istanbul late Monday to protest alleged poll violations. At least 1,000 protesters thronged Besiktas on the European side of the city while on the Asian side around 2,000 demonstrators marched through Kadikoy, another staunchly secular and anti-Erdogan neighbourhood, AFP correspondents said. The main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) and the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) said they would challenge the results from most ballot boxes due to alleged violations.

3 Reasons Not to Fear Retirement

Many people are scared of retirement and worry about what life will be like without a paycheck. Preparing for retirement can at times seem like a daunting task. If you've managed to find and keep a job, get married and raise a couple of kids or buy and maintain a house for 40 years, then retirement should not seem like the impossible goal that some people believe it is.

2020 Trump Re-Election Effort Funneling Funds To President's Properties
2020 Trump Re-Election Effort Funneling Funds To President's Properties

The president's 2020 re-election committees have run up a $500,000 tab to Trump-owned hotels, golf clubs and restaurants so far this year.

New Model 3 photos give us our best look yet at Tesla
New Model 3 photos give us our best look yet at Tesla's $35,000 EV

Over the past few weeks, we've seen an increasing number of Model 3 spy shots make their way online. And whereas many of the earlier Model 3 sightings were either blurry or taken on a backlot near Tesla headquarters, more recent sightings have provided us with increasingly crisper looks at what Tesla's upcoming Model 3 will look like. While we more or less have a good idea as to what the Model 3 design will bring to the table, Tesla has promised to offer up a final reveal in July where we'll be able to feast our eyes upon the final design. And while we shouldn't expect to see any drastic changes, there are a few aspects to the Model 3 design -- such as the trunk -- that have undergone...

Trump changes policies and abandons campaign pledges
Trump changes policies and abandons campaign pledges

ABC News' Amna Nawaz and Rick Klein discuss President Trump's recent flip-flopping on key policy issues and campaign promises.

The New Lincoln Navigator Is Gigantic
The New Lincoln Navigator Is Gigantic

Lincoln's 'first class family traveller' comes with 450 horsepower, 500 lb.-ft. of torque, a 10-speed automatic and a driving mode called 'excite.'

Despite goals and win, Ronaldo still wanted more
Despite goals and win, Ronaldo still wanted more

MADRID (AP) - Not even a pair of goals and an away victory over Bayern Munich in the Champions League were enough to keep Cristiano Ronaldo happy.

The Supreme Leader
The Supreme Leader's Apprentice Is Running for President

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has everything going for him in his re-election bid - except the backing of the country's most powerful person.

Janet Jackson 'Wanted More Freedom': Report
Janet Jackson 'Wanted More Freedom': Report

"Even before the baby was born, they clashed and butted heads a lot," an insider said.

Charlie Murphy Posts Cryptic Last Tweet Before Death
Charlie Murphy Posts Cryptic Last Tweet Before Death

Murphy took to Twitter just hours before he died of leukemia at the age of 57.

'Fate Of The Furious' Star Beat Out Pitbull For Lead Role

Celestino Cornielle's journey to join the "Fast and Furious" franchise was over 10 years in the making.

Bill O
Bill O'Reilly Compares BLM Protesters To Nazis

This isn't the first time Fox News' host Bill O'Reilly has compared the Black Lives Matter movement to the Nazis.

The Foldable Galaxy X Is Coming (with a Catch)
The Foldable Galaxy X Is Coming (with a Catch)

Samsung is moving one step closer to that long-rumored foldable smartphone, according to a new report. Samsung will begin testing a dual-screen smartphone "soon" that comes with two organic light-emitting diode (OLED) panels, Korea's The Investor is reporting, citing sources. The handset will come with a hinge in the middle and allow you to fold the smartphone to open and close it and interact with the two screens.

How to Get Rid of Bed Bugs at Home
How to Get Rid of Bed Bugs at Home

Two insecticides commonly used to kill bed bugs are becoming less effective against them, according to a study published today in the Journal of Economic Entomology. In the past 15 years, there h...

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Trump's military strikes in Syria complicated by Iran's role

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump's decision to launch missiles into Syria risked raising tensions with Iran, a key backer of Syrian President Bashar Assad in a conflict with dangerously blurry battle lines.

U.S., Russian crew lands after six-month stay on space station
U.S., Russian crew lands after six-month stay on space station

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - A U.S. astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts made a parachute landing in Kazakhstan on Monday, wrapping up a nearly six-month mission aboard the International Space Station, a NASA TV broadcast showed. The Russian Soyuz capsule, which left the station shortly before 4 a.m. EDT, touched down southeast of Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan, at 7:20 a.m. EDT. Seated in the capsule were returning station commander Shane Kimbrough of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and cosmonauts Sergey Ryzhikov and Andrey Borisenko from Russian space agency Roscosmos.

Utah doctor convicted of killing wife in bathtub dies

DRAPER, Utah (AP) - A doctor in prison for drugging his beauty queen wife and leaving her to die in a bathtub has passed away, authorities said.

Tom Friedman on Syria:
Tom Friedman on Syria: 'Where's Trump's Twitter feed when we need it?'

Pulitzer Prize winning New York Times columnist Tom Friedman weighs in on President Donald Trump's foreign policy.

Russia
Russia's Lavrov and U.S. Tillerson spoke by phone about situation in Syria

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson spoke by phone on Saturday about the situation in Syria after the U.S. strikes on a Syrian air base, the Russian ministry said in a statement. Lavrov pointed out that "an attack on a country whose government fights terrorism only plays into the hands of extremists, creates additional threats to regional and global security," the Russian ministry said. It said Lavrov and his U.S. counterpart agreed to continue discussions on Syria in person.

Palm Sunday Church Bombing In Egypt Kills Dozens
Palm Sunday Church Bombing In Egypt Kills Dozens

The blast occurred on Coptic Christian Palm Sunday, a Christian feast commemorating the entry of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem.

Assad allies vow to keep battling
Assad allies vow to keep battling 'terrorism' in Syria

The Russian and Iranian army chiefs vowed Saturday to keep battling "terrorists" in Syria, a day after a US missile onslaught on a Syrian airbase following a suspected chemical weapons attack. General Valery Gerasimov and Major General Mohammad Bagheri spoke by phone and "condemned the American operation against a Syrian airbase which is an aggression against an independent country", Iran's state news agency IRNA said. Russia and Iran are Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's closest allies, and label all opponents of his regime as "terrorists".

DR Congo president names new PM under power-sharing deal
DR Congo president names new PM under power-sharing deal

President Joseph Kabila on Friday named an opposition leader as prime minister for the Democratic Republic of Congo, honouring a pledge made as part of a stalled power-sharing deal agreed in December. Bruno Tshibala, a spokesman for the "Rassemblement" (Unity) coalition of parties opposed to Kabila's rule, will replace Samy Badibanga, who resigned as prime minister earlier Friday. Tshisekedi was to have led the transitional watchdog overseeing the power-sharing accord, but his death in February threw the Unity grouping into turmoil.

Additional security for DeVos may cost up to $7.8 million
Additional security for DeVos may cost up to $7.8 million

WASHINGTON (AP) - Government officials said Friday that Education Secretary Betsy DeVos requires additional security detail due to a threat to her safety and that it may cost up to $7.8 million through September to protect her.

Comeback king or washed-up? Damien Hirst
Comeback king or washed-up? Damien Hirst's new Venice show divides

Damien Hirst is back, and the art world does not know what to make of the latest grandiose exhibition from the crown prince of contemporary art. Open to the public from Sunday, "Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable," plunges visitors into a fantasy universe raised from the depths of the Indian Ocean that has been ten years in the making. Depending on which critic you listen to, the vast exhibition spread across the Palazzo Grassi and the Punta della Dogana halls of Venice's old customs house, the monumental new collection is either a spellbinding return to form, or a career-ending artistic shipwreck.

SitRep: Trump
SitRep: Trump's War; Russia Angry Over U.S. Strike In Syria; Russian Frigate Headed For Syria

Footage Of Damaged Airfield Emerges; What Does It Mean For U.S. Troops On The Ground?; Moscow To Improve Syrian Air Defenses; And Lots More

The Latest: Senate vote on Gorsuch expected midday Friday
The Latest: Senate vote on Gorsuch expected midday Friday

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on the Senate debate on Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch (all times local):

Prosecutor to Hernandez jury:
Prosecutor to Hernandez jury: 'You know who the killer is'

BOSTON (AP) - Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez "took pleasure" in gunning down two men in 2012 because he felt disrespected after one of them accidentally spilled his drink at a nightclub, a prosecutor said Thursday during closing arguments at Hernandez's double-murder trial.

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