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The Latest: Spain's ruling Socialist Party wins election

Top Stories - Sun, 04/28/2019 - 23:09

MADRID (AP) — The latest on the Spanish national election (all times local):


Here's the biggest news you missed this weekend

Top Stories - Sun, 04/28/2019 - 18:08

Corey Ballentine, "Avengers: Endgame" and more of the weekend's top news.


New York Archdiocese releases list of 120 priests accused of child sexual abuse

Top Stories - Sun, 04/28/2019 - 16:41

The list released by the New York Archdiocese includes 120 men, none of them in active ministry now.


The Latest: Tenn. police increase death toll at 2 homes to 7

Top Stories - Sun, 04/28/2019 - 16:34

WESTMORELAND, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on the deaths of multiple victims at two homes in rural Tennessee (all times local):


The Latest: Pence says Lugar was 'leader on the world stage'

Top Stories - Sun, 04/28/2019 - 16:19

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the death of former Sen. Richard Lugar (all times local):


UPDATE 1-Gunmen kidnap Canadian, Scottish oil workers from Nigerian oil rig

Top Stories - Sun, 04/28/2019 - 16:11

Gunman kidnapped three oil workers from Canada, Scotland and Nigeria at a rig in Nigeria's Delta region on Saturday, officials said - the second abduction in the area in less than a week. The attackers raided the rig owned by Niger Delta Petroleum Resources in Ogbele, Rivers State at around 8 a.m. (0700 GMT), the spokesman for the area's military operations, Major Ibrahim Abubakar, said. The Niger Delta produces the bulk of Nigeria's crude.


REFILE-No clear majority in Spain's election with 50 pct of votes counted

Top Stories - Sun, 04/28/2019 - 15:53

Neither the rightist or the leftist political bloc in Spain was holding a clear majority in Sunday's national election, according to a tally of results from the interior ministry with 50 percent of votes counted. The partial results, which in past Spanish elections have not always accurately reflected the final outcome, suggested neither bloc would be able to form a government on its own, and would need to ally with smaller regional parties to prevent a deadlocked parliament.


What's next for the NRA? Subpoenas, investigations and leadership turmoil

Top Stories - Sun, 04/28/2019 - 15:43

The New York Attorney General's Office announced that it would be opening an investigation into the NRA's tax-exempt status.


Rep. Clyburn slams Trump's praise for Robert E. Lee: 'The president is now glorifying a loser'

Top Stories - Sun, 04/28/2019 - 15:10

“Robert E. Lee was a slave owner and a brutal slave master. Robert E. Lee was a loser.”


What we know about the California synagogue shooting

Top Stories - Sun, 04/28/2019 - 14:43

Officials are still investigating a Passover shooting at a California synagogue that left one dead and three injured.


Russia's Vladimir Putin blasts U.S. sentencing of Maria Butina as a 'travesty of justice'

Top Stories - Sun, 04/28/2019 - 13:40

Gun-rights activist Maria Butina was sentenced to 18 months in prison on Friday for her role in a Russian effort to infiltrate U.S. politics.


FAA considered grounding some Boeing 737 Max planes last year: source

Top Stories - Sun, 04/28/2019 - 13:21

US regulators considered grounding some Boeing 737 MAX planes last year after learning belatedly of a problem with a system that is now the main suspect in two deadly crashes, a source close to the matter said. Investigators in the Lion Air crash in October and the Ethiopia Airlines disaster in March have zeroed in on the planes' anti-stall system, the Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System, or MCAS. Last year, before the Lion crash, inspectors with the Federal Aviation Administration discovered that the manufacturer had de-activated a signal designed to advise the cockpit crew of a malfunctioning of the MCAS system, the source said.


Trump Off Sounds in Interview With Mark Levin: ‘Lot of Good People’ in Charlottesville

Top Stories - Sun, 04/28/2019 - 12:28

REUTERS/Yara NardiAbout an hour into a wide ranging radio interview on Friday with conservative radio personality Mark Levin, President Donald Trump took a stab at explaining exactly what he meant when he said there were “very fine people on both sides” of the neo-Nazi march that ended in the death 32-year-old counter-protester Heather Heyer, in Charlottesville in 2017. Levin, having hashed over the Mueller report with the president ad nauseam, had one last topic while he still had the president on the line. “Bernie Sanders believes terrorists should be able to vote,” Levin said as a way of introduction into the topic. “Joe Biden has announced the other day that he wants to run and he’s got a history of actually supporting segregation back in the 70s. He starts attacking you for Charlottesville.”Levin then makes it clear that he has gone back through the audio tapes of the president’s comments in which he said that there were “some very fine people” on both sides of the issue. “You never said anything positive about neo-nazis and klansmen, but they continue to push that line, don’t they?” Levin asked.“That’s a terrible thing that they keep bringing up,” the president responded. “And I actually said, two different ways. And I actually said it every way you can say it. But I said you had bad people in both groups and I said you had good people in both groups.”Levin then prompted the president, “And by groups you mean protestors, not the Klan and neo-nazis?”The president then said that absolutely yes, that’s just what he meant.“If you remember, that started over the statue of probably the greatest general in the history of our country in terms of strategic brilliance,” he said. “If you go to generals, a lot of generals I work with many of them, think that strategically and in many ways Robert E. Lee was the greatest general they have in Charlottesville where I have a big property, where I have a big house, the John Kluge estate.”“You know will you go and you look at this incredible–what was–incredible statue of Robert E. Lee on a horse and many of those people were from University of Virginia. They were from all around the neighborhood, the area,” he said. “They just wanted to protest the fact that they want to take down the statue of Robert E. Lee now there were a lot of good people in that group and they were protesting the taking down of statues.”Levin did not fact check the president or clarify that there were no University of Virginia protesters carrying tiki torches that day who were not part of the Unite the Right neo-nazi movement or those protesting the march. Read more at The Daily Beast.


'View' hosts welcome Joe Biden with open arms, Meghan McCain brings him to tears

Top Stories - Sun, 04/28/2019 - 12:23

Meghan McCain reminded Joe Biden of his last visit, when he comforted her amid her father John McCain's battle with brain cancer.


House panel to interview ex-White House security clearance chief

Top Stories - Sun, 04/28/2019 - 11:58

The Democratic chairman of a congressional committee has put off holding a former White House security clearance chief in contempt until after the panel interviews him about decisions made on some of President Donald Trump's advisers. The House Oversight and Government Reform committee voted last week to subpoena Carl Kline over whistleblower allegations that the Trump administration inappropriately reversed career officials’ decisions to deny some advisers security clearances. Congressional sources said the aides included Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump and son-in-law Jared Kushner.


Afghan peace deal hinges on ceasefire by Taliban: U.S. peace envoy

Top Stories - Sun, 04/28/2019 - 10:57

Any peace agreement with the Afghan Taliban would depend on the declaration of a permanent ceasefire and a commitment to end the country's long war, the U.S. special envoy for peace in Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad said on Sunday. In an interview with Afghanistan's largest private television station, Tolo News, Khalilzad said the Taliban's demands were focused on the withdrawal of U.S. forces from the country. No agreement will be done if we don't see a permanent ceasefire and a commitment to end the war," said Khalilzad.


U.S. Agreed to Pay North Korea for Warmbier But Didn’t, Bolton Says

Top Stories - Sun, 04/28/2019 - 10:36

“That’s what I am told,” Bolton told correspondent Chris Wallace on “Fox News Sunday” when asked whether the U.S. had signed the agreement, which would have occurred before Bolton joined the Trump administration in 2018. “No money was paid.


Why Rear Passengers May Be Hurt More in Crashes, and What IIHS Wants Carmakers to Do about It

Top Stories - Sun, 04/28/2019 - 10:31

Rear passengers in frontal collisions can fare worse than those in the front seats, according to a new study.


Four dead in suspected Boko Haram attack in Cameroon

Top Stories - Sun, 04/28/2019 - 10:18

Yaoundé (AFP) - Jihadists from Nigeria's Boko Haram killed at least four people and badly wounded four others in an attack on Kofia, a Cameroonian island on Lake Chad, an official source told AFP on Sunday. Kofia island is in the far north of Cameroon near the border with Chad. "Cameroon and Chadian forces" were pursuing the assailants, the source said.


Jordan Peterson accuses Cambridge University of being 'unprofessional' after he found out from Twitter that he was stripped of fellowship

Top Stories - Sun, 04/28/2019 - 09:23

The controversial professor Jordan Peterson has said Cambridge University is "unprofessional" after he found out the institution had stripped him of a fellowship via Twitter. Dr Peterson, who will be speaking at a sold-out show at the Hammersmith Apollo next month, said he felt "sorrow" and "shock" over the decision, which came as Cambridge academics lambasted the university for inviting him. Many have dismissed the views of the Canadian psychologist, who has hundreds of thousands of fans and styles himself as the "professor against political correctness". He has argued for enforced monogamy, pushed the view that men are victims of gender discrimination, and said that the idea of white privilege is a “Marxist lie.” The professor has also come under fire for posing in a photograph next to a man in a shirt with the slogan "proud Islamaphobe". However, he has said the university was wrong to strip him of his visiting fellowship, telling the Sunday Times magazine: "It was unprofessional in a way that is almost incomprehensible to me. I can't believe how it was handled." The professor added that the decision it reflects the general attitude of universities and their "continual, quasi-Marxist assault" on the "foundational ideas of our culture." He also defended sacked government advisor Roger Scruton, who was relieved of his position on the Building Better Building Beautiful Commission over remarks he made about Islamophobia and the Chinese government. Dr Peterson said Mr Scruton was "witch-hunted" out of his position, adding: "It's not surprising, this kind of thing happens all the time now. "People make mistakes, they're taken out of context. If the rule is going to be that if you have ever said anything that could be interpreted as offensive by the minority, no matter how small - I don't mean ethnic, I mean minority of people - you are no longer fit for public office or public discussion or anything of significance, then how the hell are you going to escape that?"


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