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WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. counterterrorism airstrike earlier this month in Afghanistan killed an al-Qaida leader responsible for a deadly hotel attack in Islamabad in 2008 and the 2009 attack on a bus carrying the Sri Lankan cricket team, the Pentagon said Saturday. In confirming the death of Qari Yasin, U.S. officials said Yasin was a senior terrorist figure from Balochistan, Pakistan, had ties to the group Tehrik-e Taliban and had plotted multiple al-Qaida terror attacks. The airstrike that led […]
FORESTVILLE — Deputies’ cars collided Friday night as they chased a man who had just shot and killed his brother. The Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office reports that Shaun Gallon, 38, used a rifle to kill his brother before police arrested him on suspicion of homicide. Deputies arrived around 7:15 p.m. at a home on River Road in Forestville where Gallon’s mother and the two brothers lived. The mother explained that her 36-year-old son, Shamus Gallon, had been shot by Shaun. Shaun […]
With demand outstripping supply of water, the Prime Minister’s Office is waking up to the possibility of water scarcity triggering social unrest.
A Fox News personality — whom President Trump had urged his supporters to watch Saturday night — called on House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) to step down, saying he had done a disservice to Trump by failing to pass a high-profile health-care bill this week. At the top of her show, Jeanine Pirro, host […]
SACRAMENTO — Hundreds attended a pro President Trump rally at McKinley Park Saturday and marched to Sutter’s Fort. “We’re doing this in honor of our veterans, our first responders, police department, firemen, you name it,” said Alicia Peterson, who leads the Northern California MAGA March, which stands for President Trump’s signature campaign slogan, Make American Great Again. “This is a nationwide event, all states at the same place at the same time.” Participants adapted to a shorter march to Sutter’s […]
LONDON (AP) — Tens of thousands protested Saturday under sunny skies in London against plans for Britain to withdraw from the European Union. The Unite for Europe march, which saw many people carrying bright blue EU flags, came just days before Britain is expected to begin its formal separation from the other 27 nations in the EU. The crowds observed a minute of silence at Parliament Square as a tribute to the four victims killed and dozens wounded in an […]
Boris Epshteyn, a special assistant to President Donald Trump who leads the White House’s television surrogate operations, is expected to leave the White House, potentially for a position outside the West Wing, two senior administration officials have told CNN. A senior administration official confirmed Epshteyn’s expected departure, saying, “We are exploring opportunities within the administration.” Epshteyn, who was a campaign surrogate himself, declined to comment when contacted by phone.
Warning: The above video contains violence and graphic language. HUNTINGTON BEACH (AP) — A scuffle broke out on a Southern California beach where supporters of President Donald Trump were marching when counter-protesters doused organizers with pepper spray, authorities said Saturday. The violence erupted when the march of about 2,000 people at Bolsa Chica State Beach reached a group of about 30 counter-protesters, some of whom began spraying the irritant, said Capt. Kevin Pearsall of the California State Parks Police. Three […]
NEW YORK — Foul play was suspected from the first moments the disabled boy’s body was discovered in the ashes of an upstate New York home. Jeffrey Franklin, a 16-year-old adopted child with special needs, did not perish in an early-morning blaze that appeared to have started in the wood stove that heated the house in the town of Guilford, about an hour and half southeast of Syracuse, investigators said. “Early on, almost immediately at the scene that night, some […]
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina man who wrapped electrical tape around a dog’s muzzle to stop her from barking has been sentenced to five years in prison. Media outlets report William Dodson’s sentence Friday represented the state’s maximum for animal cruelty. However, Dodson’s sentence for mistreating Caitlyn won’t extend his prison time. The 43-year-old North Charleston man was sentenced a day earlier in federal court to 15 years on a gun charge stemming from a traffic stop months […]
NEW YORK — Six years and two months after he lost both legs in combat in Afghanistan, Matias Ferreira has not only become one of the world’s first double amputee police officers, he’s done so in a major way. He was elected president of his police academy class that graduated Friday afternoon, after having been selected to be a platoon leader for the Suffolk County Police Academy class, one of the largest ever, and that’s just a small part of […]
RANCHO CUCAMONGA (AP) — Authorities learned a 6-year-old brought a gun to an elementary school outside Los Angeles, but parents of other students didn’t learn about it for nearly two weeks. The student’s grandmother found the firearm in his backpack earlier in March. The Sun newspaper reported that the child said he received it from another student in the Cucamonga School District, about 40 miles (64 kilometers) east of Los Angeles. The law enforcement investigation was interrupted by spring break, and […]