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Convicted felon arrested after massive hunt for cop killer
A convicted felon was taken into custody Saturday following a massive overnight search in the fatal shooting of a veteran Virginia state trooper. Virginia State Police said Travis Ball, 27, was arrested at a residence in Heathsville in Northumberland County just after daybreak. Ball was wanted in the shooting death of Special Agent Michael T....
(Sat, 27 May 2017 12:16:39 -0400)

Duterte makes rape joke after ordering martial law
ILIGAN, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte made a joke about rape as he urged soldiers to use the powers of martial law to take control of a besieged city in the southern Philippines. In the speech Friday, Duterte said he will pay the consequences if any soldiers are accused of abuses. He said: “I will...
(Sat, 27 May 2017 11:47:47 -0400)

ISIS claims responsibility for fatal bus attack in Egypt
MINYA, Egypt — The Islamic State group on Saturday claimed responsibility for the attack on a bus carrying Christians on their way to a remote desert monastery south of the Egyptian capital, Cairo, which killed 29. Egypt responded to Friday’s attack by launching a series of airstrikes that targeted what it said were militant bases...
(Sat, 27 May 2017 11:04:51 -0400)

How to stop homegrown terrorists before they strike
Manchester suicide bomber Salman Abedi was on the radar of British authorities as a Muslim extremist, but they failed to stop him before he massacred girls at a pop concert. It’s a recurring problem on both sides of the pond. US authorities also keep missing “known wolves” who were under suspicion before they attacked. This...
(Sat, 27 May 2017 09:47:47 -0400)

Trump says decision on Paris climate deal coming next week
The US is the only G-7 nation that won’t commit to a worldwide agreement meant to fight global warming — but President Trump says he will decide the issue in the coming days. “I will make my final decision on the Paris Accord next week!” Trump tweeted from the G-7 summit in Italy at 8:17...
(Sat, 27 May 2017 08:59:18 -0400)

British Airways cancels flights out of Heathrow, Gatwick airports
British Airways has canceled all flights from London’s Heathrow and Gatwick airports as a global IT failure causes severe disruption for travelers. The airline says it has suffered a “major IT systems failure.” BA says terminals at Heathrow and Gatwick have become extremely congested and it is cancelling all flights from the airports until 6...
(Sat, 27 May 2017 08:50:14 -0400)

Driver faces hefty bill after plowing into fresh concrete
LINCOLN, Neb. — A driver could be facing a $10,000 bill after he plowed into newly poured concrete in Lincoln, Nebraska, and became stuck. The accident occurred Wednesday on a portion of a road repair project in the state capital. Police spokeswoman Angela Sands said Friday that police won’t cite the driver, 19-year-old Shadrach Yasiah....
(Sat, 27 May 2017 08:25:14 -0400)

Britain downgrades terrorism threat level to ‘severe’
MANCHESTER, England — Britain reduced its terrorism threat level a notch, from “critical” to “severe,” as authorities said major progress has been made in unravelling the plot behind the Manchester bombing. Prime Minister Theresa May said “a significant amount of police activity” and several arrests had led to the level being lowered. But she urged...
(Sat, 27 May 2017 07:54:50 -0400)

Trump claims money is pouring into NATO
Money is “pouring” into NATO, President Trump tweeted early Saturday ahead of his first G7 summit. “Many NATO countries have agreed to step up payments considerably, as they should. Money is beginning to pour in- NATO will be much stronger,” Trump wrote. It is unclear which countries Trump is referring to in the tweet, which...
(Sat, 27 May 2017 07:08:45 -0400)

Palestinian prisoners end 40-day hunger strike
JERUSALEM — Hundreds of hunger-striking Palestinian prisoners ended their 40-day fast on Saturday after reaching a compromise with Israel for additional family visits, Israeli and Palestinian officials said. Israel prison service spokeswoman Nicole Englander said the inmates declared an end to the strike Saturday morning. She said it came after Israel reached a deal with...
(Sat, 27 May 2017 06:03:33 -0400)

Imprisoned nurse said to have killed dozens of children in 1980s
DALLAS — A Texas nurse who is in prison for the 1982 killing of a toddler has been charged with murder in the death of an infant a year earlier, and authorities said Friday that they think she may have killed up to 60 young children around that time. Genene Jones, 66, is serving concurrent...
(Sat, 27 May 2017 05:42:49 -0400)

John Glenn’s remains ‘not disrespected in any way’: mortuary chief
DOVER, Del. — As Air Force officials investigate allegations that inspectors were invited to view the remains of astronaut and former U.S. Sen. John Glenn at Dover Air Force Base, a military mortuary chief said that Glenn’s remains were treated with “impeccable care.” “He was not disrespected in any way, shape or form,” William Zwicharowski...
(Sat, 27 May 2017 05:23:53 -0400)

Phoenix Comicon bans prop weapons after armed man is arrested
PHOENIX — Jack Young showed up at Phoenix Comicon on Friday dressed as the villain from “Sleeping Beauty,” complete with black horns, large feathery wings and green paint. He also brought a black walking stick. It was no longer allowed at Comicon. Comicon imposed drastic security measures Friday after authorities said a man came to...
(Sat, 27 May 2017 05:09:44 -0400)

Man harassing women on train ‘viciously’ killed two who confronted him
Two men were stabbed to death in Portland on Friday when they tried to stop their attacker from harassing two women because they appeared to be Muslim, police said. The incident unfolded on a commuter train hours before the start of Ramadan, Islam’s holy month, when most of the world’s 1.6 billion Muslims observe a...
(Sat, 27 May 2017 01:16:23 -0400)

Witness in De Blasio probe defaults on Brooklyn shopping mall
A Mayor de Blasio donor and the government’s key witness in several city corruption probes defaulted on a Brooklyn shopping mall he bought two years ago — thanks to his newfound status as a convicted felon, sources told The Post. Real-estate-investor-turned-government snitch Jona Rechnitz was sued in Brooklyn state court over his failure to pay...
(Fri, 26 May 2017 23:58:59 -0400)

Manchester bomber phoned brother before deadly attack
Manchester suicide bomber Salman Abedi spoke with his younger brother by phone 15 minutes before the deadly attack, it emerged Friday — as authorities said they’ve arrested a “large part of the network.” Hashim Abedi told investigators in Tripoli, Libya — where he and his father Ramadan were arrested Tuesday — that he was aware...
(Fri, 26 May 2017 23:57:33 -0400)

Trump’s climate change stance is ‘evolving’
President Trump’s stance on climate change is “evolving” after meeting with European leaders who are making a last-ditch attempt to get him to stay in the Paris climate accord, a top White House official said Friday. “He feels much more knowledgeable on the topic today,” chief economic adviser Gary Cohn said at the two-day G-7...
(Fri, 26 May 2017 23:48:33 -0400)

Why these Greek villagers live longer lives
There’s a reason why people living in isolated Greek villages can eat saturated fats and still live long, healthy lives — they have special genes that protect their tickers, according to a new study. Residents of Mylopotamos — a municipality in northern Crete comprised of several villages — are known for their long lives, despite...
(Fri, 26 May 2017 23:45:39 -0400)

Zbigniew Brzezinski, advisor to Carter and Mika’s dad, dies at 89
WASHINGTON — Zbigniew Brzezinski, the national security advisor to President Jimmy Carter, has died. He was 89. His death was announced on social media Friday night by his daughter, MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski. She called him “the most inspiring, loving and devoted father any girl could ever have.” Brzezinski helped topple economic barriers between the...
(Fri, 26 May 2017 23:23:22 -0400)

Men who forced gator to chug beer will face criminal charges
Binge drinking bites back for this baby alligator — who was force-fed cheap beer by two heartless South Carolina men. The unnamed jerks — who bragged about the mean stunt on social media — will face criminal charges, the local news station WYFF4 reported Friday. In a photo posted on SnapChat, one of the lame-brained...
(Fri, 26 May 2017 22:49:49 -0400)