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One policeman killed, two injured in Paris shooting
- April 22, 2017

The two police officers injured in the attack are out of danger, Interior Ministry spokesman Pierre-Henry Brandet said. The UK Foreign Office said: "The British embassy is in contact with local authorities and urgently seeking further information following reports of a shooting incident on the Champs-Elysees in Paris". (more...)
Death penalty Arkansas executes first inmate since 1995
- April 22, 2017

Lee was convicted in 1995 in the murder of Debra Reese, 26, two years prior, reports CNN . Inmates' attorneys also failed in efforts to block the executions based on concerns about midazolam, which has been used in flawed executions in other states. (more...)
Labour has a real opportunity in this general election
- April 22, 2017

Asked how he would overcome the poor poll ratings, Corbyn pointed to how he overcame the odds to be elected Labour leader in the first place: "All I can say is, in 2015, nearly exactly two years ago, I was given 200/1 as an outside chance". (more...)
General Motors shuts down operations
- April 22, 2017

Reverol said Thursday that Paola Ramirez was killed on Wednesday by a member of Vente Venezuela , a party led by high-profile opposition leader Maria Corina Machado. On the same day when this facility was seized, anti-government protesters conflicted with the authorities in a nation that going through economic problems like triple-digit inflation and food shortages. (more...)
Arkansas Supreme Court Stays Injunction Blocking Arkansas From Using Execution Drugs Arkansas Supreme Court Stays Injunction Blocking Arkansas From Using Execution Drugs
- April 22, 2017

SOLOMON GRAVES: A lethal injection was administered at 11:44 p.m. But at a recent press conference at the governor's mansion, he actually said that that was his preference, to do these series of three double executions, that he thought it'd be better on the staff to get it all over and done with at once. (more...)
Donald Trump congratulates Turkish President Erdogan on controversial referendum victory Donald Trump congratulates Turkish President Erdogan on controversial referendum victory
- April 22, 2017

German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said such a move would be "synonymous with the end of the European dream" and mark the end of Turkey's long-running talks to join the EU. On Tuesday, Alev Korun, an Austrian member of the Council of Europe observer mission, also told ORF radio that irregularities could have changed the outcome of the plebiscite. (more...)
Local man believed to be 'coward' gunman in Paris attack
- April 22, 2017

A second suspect has turned himself in to the Belgian police, AFP reports . There is some confusion over Cheurfi's possible links to Islamic State. "In times such as these we have to demonstrate that France is united", he said. "What does seem clear is that Islamic State was planning something". (more...)
Guns, explosives found at Marseille flat in foiled pre-election attack Guns, explosives found at Marseille flat in foiled pre-election attack
- April 22, 2017

Police searched the house the suspects were held in and found explosive substances similar to highly volatile TATP as well as weapons. A man arrested in France over an "imminent and violent attack" ahead of the first round of France's presidential election was also wanted in Belgium, it has emerged. (more...)
New virtual reality ride features extreme heights, spiders New virtual reality ride features extreme heights, spiders
- April 22, 2017

It combines terrifying, real-life heights, with virtual reality. The exciting ride will immerse thrill-seekers in a mixed reality where they'll encounter a battle against giant mutant spiders. The "Drop of Doom" at Six Flags Great Adventure is spooking even the bravest rider. The final showdown with a spider the size of a van, teeth-gnashing and in full attack mode. (more...)
Authorities: Tennessee student, teacher found in California
- April 22, 2017

At a 3 p.m. press conference in Nashville, District Attorney Brent Cooper said, "There is more work to do to build a case for prosecution". A 15-year-old Tennessee girl who disappeared with her teacher more than a month ago was found safe in California and the teacher was arrested, authorities said Thursday. (more...)
Erdogan slams worldwide critics of referendum result Erdogan slams worldwide critics of referendum result
- April 22, 2017

A protester gestures and chants slogans during a march at the Kadikoy district in Istanbul . Similar queues were also reported in front of an election board office in Istanbul . Turkey's pro-Kurdish opposition HDP party has filed an appeal for the annulment of the referendum which will grant President Erdogan sweeping new powers, citing widespread violations. (more...)
How Trump's order on H-1B visas could affect Washington How Trump's order on H-1B visas could affect Washington
- April 22, 2017

Trump will also instruct the Department of Homeland Security to ensure that H-1B visas are not used to undercut United States workers and wages. The new order asks agencies to propose ideas to direct visas - which are now distributed by lottery - to the most skilled and highly paid applicants. (more...)
Chevron loses appeal against $260 million Australia tax bill Chevron loses appeal against $260 million Australia tax bill
- April 22, 2017

The dispute is over a credit facility created in 2003, which gave the Australian Chevron subsidiary around $2.5 billion of loans. The decision may also have implications for a much larger $42 billion Chevron loan now in place, which has a similar structure to the loan challenged in the court case. (more...)
GM says Venezuela has seized its car plant
- April 22, 2017

GM also announced, "immediate cessation of its operations in the country", blaming the Venezuelan government for "irreparable damage" to the company's 2,678 workers and 79 dealers in the country. In July of previous year, the government said it would take a factory belonging to Kimberly-Clark Corp. after the US personal care giant said it was no longer possible to manufacture in the crisis-wracked nation due to a lack of materials. (more...)
May's Conservatives lead in latest election YouGov poll May's Conservatives lead in latest election YouGov poll
- April 22, 2017

Britain is now gearing up for its third general election in seven years, which comes less than a year after the divisive referendum that decided the United Kingdom would withdraw from the EU. The issue presents problems for Labour. They voted 522 to 13 to authorise an early poll, with Mrs May easily securing the support of two-thirds of MPs required to dissolve the parliament and bring the election forward from the scheduled date of 2020. (more...)
Campaign begins as UK MPs vote for early election Campaign begins as UK MPs vote for early election
- April 22, 2017

MPs from across the political spectrum voted 522-13 for a return to the polls - well above the two-thirds majority required under British law. "There should be unity here in Westminster, but instead there is division", May said Tuesday, according to CNN . (more...)
Father of Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan dies; served in Congress Father of Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan dies; served in Congress
- April 22, 2017

The elder Hogan, 88, is a former USA congressman who represented Maryland's Fifth Congressional District from 1969 to 1975. The Baltimore Sun reported Thursday that Lawrence Hogan died at Anne Arundel Medical Center following complications from a stroke. (more...)
Paris Jackson shares a photo with godfather Macaulay Culkin Paris Jackson shares a photo with godfather Macaulay Culkin
- April 22, 2017

The pair embraced for a sweet pic, which Jackson captioned with a bunny emoji. Paris Jackson stormed onto the scene recently when she started her modeling career and made public appearances. "Model? nah i paint hipsters toenails for a living", she captioned two side-by-side photos of herself painting Culkin's toes with a dark polish. Culkin has also been seen on Jackson's Instagram Stories. (more...)
Jeremy Corbyn rules out backing second referendum on final Brexit deal
- April 22, 2017

Speaking at First Minister's Questions on Thursday, Sturgeon said: "The idea in this election that Labour is going to replace the Conservatives is frankly pie in the sky". On June 8, Britain will hold an election that will look, at first glance, much like any other British election. It's a rigged system set up by the wealth extractors for the wealth extractors. (more...)
Britain to head to the polls on 8 June
- April 22, 2017

Rather than Corbyn, the biggest challenge is likely to come from the Liberal Democrats, the pro-EU party that was nearly wiped out at the last election in 2015 after serving for five years in a coalition government led by May's predecessor. (more...)