London attack: 5 dead, 40 injured in ‘terrorist’ incident on Westminster Bridge
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:48:05 -0400
Five people were killed and 40 others injured after an attacker plowed a car into a crowd of people on Westminster Bridge in London on Wednesday afternoon in what U.K. officials are investigating as an act of terrorism. British police are treating the incident as terrorism. London Mayor Sadiq Khan released a video statement condemning the attack.
Before Trump, Manafort Paid to Help Putin: AP
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 21:53:29 -0400
Jeff Horowitz, reporter for the Associated Press, talks with Rachel Maddow about the AP's scoop that Paul Manafort, before he was Donald Trump's campaign manager, was paid millions by a Russian oligarch to serve the interests of Vladimir Putin in the U.S.
Jewish youth arrested in Israel over anti-Semitic threats abroad
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 09:48:58 -0400
A Jewish youth was arrested in Israel on Thursday on suspicion of making dozens of anti-Semitic threats in countries around the world, police said. Police spokeswoman Luba Samri said the suspect was "a resident of the south (of Israel) from the Jewish community". "The investigation began in several countries at the same time, in which dozens of threatening calls were received at public places, events, synagogues and community buildings that caused panic and disrupted events and activities in various organisations," a police statement said.
Turkey says fires into Kurdish-held Syria after soldier killed by sniper
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:04:28 -0400
By Tulay Karadeniz and Tom Perry ANKARA/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Turkey fired into Kurdish-controlled Syria on Wednesday after saying one of its soldiers was killed by a sniper from across the border, risking deeper conflict with a Kurdish militia backed by the United States and building ties to Russia. The Turkish military said the soldier was killed in the Turkish province of Hatay, across the border from Syria's Afrin, which is controlled by the Kurdish YPG militia.
911 call: Mom tried to resuscitate unresponsive twin babies
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 17:33:54 -0400
LINDENWOLD, N.J. (AP) — The mother of twin baby girls who were found dead in an apartment can be heard screaming on a 911 call that they "are not breathing and both are purple."
4 Killed Including A Police Officer In Wisconsin
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 23:32:24 -0400
Police confirmed that the suspect was taken into custody. However, they did not release the names of the people involved and killed during the shootings in Wisconsin.
U.N. agency worried about forced return of Nigerian refugees from Cameroon
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 07:42:45 -0400
The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Tuesday it is concerned about Cameroon forcing thousands of refugees to return to northeast Nigeria, an area struggling with insurgency and facing a potential famine. UNHCR teams in Nigeria have heard and documented accounts of Cameroonian troops returning refugees against their will, despite an agreement between the two countries that any such returns should be voluntary. Babar Baloch, UNHCR spokesman, told a press briefing the agency was "particularly concerned" that more than 2,600 refugees, many of whom had fled militant group Boko Haram, had been sent back to Nigerian border villages since the start of the year.
Correction: Oil Pipeline story
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 10:52:32 -0400
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — In a story March 22 about protecting pipelines from sabotage, The Associated Press misidentified a professor at Mount Royal University in Calgary, Alberta, as Kerry Sundberg. His name is Kelly Sundberg.
Can you tally up world progress?
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 17:28:54 -0400
When the cold war ended a quarter century ago, and with it the division of the world into two “camps,” the United Nations decided to start measuring the progress of humanity as a whole. The hope behind such alternative indicators is that an attempt to measure something might help reveal what causes it or could push it along.
Spicer says GOP health care bill will pass: ‘If you want to see Obamacare repealed and replaced, this is the vote’
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 15:34:00 -0400
During his daily press briefing on March 22, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said multiple times that he believes the GOP's health care bill will pass on Thursday when it comes up for a vote in the House. Spicer added, “If you want to see Obamacare repealed and replaced, this is the vote,” and “If you’re waiting for your chance, this is it.”