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Mueller report says Trump tried to seize control of Russia probe and oust special counsel

via The Japan Times    Apr 19, 2019

U.S. Attorney General William Barr, flanked by Acting Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General Edward O'Callaghan and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, speaks at a news conference in Washington on Thursday to discuss Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential race. | REUTERS

Public at last, special counsel Robert Mueller’s report revealed to a waiting nation Thursday that U.S. President Donald Trump had tried to seize control of ...

Trump tried to seize control of Robert Mueller probe but counsel Don McGahn balked: report

via The Japan Times    Apr 19, 2019

White House Counsel Don McGahn listens during the confirmation hearing for U.S. Supreme Court nominee judge Brett Kavanaugh on Capitol Hill in Washington in 2018. | REUTERS

Public at last, special counsel Robert Mueller’s report revealed to a waiting nation Thursday that President Donald Trump had tried to seize control of the ...

Widows, ace guide to climb Everest to honor Sherpas killed in 2014 avalanche disaster

via The Japan Times    Apr 19, 2019

Record-holding Sherpa guide Kami Rita checks oxygen cylinders and other supplies needed for climbing Mount Everest, in Kathmandu April 4. Five years after one of the deadliest disasters on Mount Everest, three people from Nepal's ethnic Sherpa community, including Rita, are preparing an ascent to raise awareness about the Nepalese mountain guides who make it possible for hundreds of foreign climbers to scale the mountain and survive. | AP

Five years after one of the deadliest disasters on Mount Everest, three people from Nepal’s ethnic Sherpa community are preparing an ascent to raise awareness ...

U.N.’s Libya envoy warns Tripoli fight could spark ‘widening conflagration’

via The Japan Times    Apr 19, 2019

Forces loyal to Libya's Government of National Accord (GNA) gesture Thursday after taking control of the area of al-Aziziyah, located some 40 km south of the Libyan capital Tripoli, following fierce clashes with forces loyal to strongman Khalifa Haftar. Libya's unity government issued an arrest warrant for strongman Haftar for allegedly ordering deadly airstrikes against civilian areas. | AFP-JIJI

The U.N.’s Libya envoy warned Thursday of “a widening conflagration” in the North African country, saying international divisions had encouraged strongman Khalifa Haftar to launch...

New York City defends measles vaccination order in court after parents sue

via The Japan Times    Apr 19, 2019

A Jewish man and two woman push strollers as they cross a street in a Jewish quarter in Williamsburg Brooklyn in New York City April 9. The origins of the measles outbreak in the United States are not a mystery. Persons infected with the virus brought it to the United States from Israel and Ukraine and passed it on to members of their tight-knit communities, many of whom had not been vaccinated. | AFP-JIJI

New York City’s Department of Health defended its mandatory measles vaccination order in a state court on Thursday after a group of anonymous Brooklyn parents ...

Runaway Saudi sisters get help offer from Georgia

via The Japan Times    Apr 19, 2019

Two Saudi sisters who fled their country and appealed for international protection earlier this week saying their lives would be at risk if they were ...

Police: NYC cathedral suspect had booked a flight to Italy, was also arrested at New Jersey church

via The Japan Times    Apr 19, 2019

Marc Lamparello, 37, is escorted out of a police precinct in New York Thursday. Police say Lamparello was arrested after entering St. Patrick's Cathedral Wednesday night in New York with two cans of gasoline, lighter fluid and butane lighters. Lamparello is facing charges including attempted arson and reckless endangerment. | AP

A college teacher arrested after entering St. Patrick’s Cathedral carrying two cans of gasoline, lighter fluid and butane lighters had also been arrested at a ...

Colorado schools reopen as FBI examines suicide teen suspect’s past

via The Japan Times    Apr 19, 2019

Members of an Alpine Rescue Team carry out the body of 18-year-old Sol Pais near Echo Lake Campground in Arapaho National Forest Wednesday in Idaho Springs, Colorado. The young Florida woman who authorities say was so

The suicide of a Florida teenager who authorities say was obsessed with the Columbine shooting and may have planned to carry out her own attack ...

Canadian sentenced to life in prison for near-fatal Michigan airport attack

via The Japan Times    Apr 19, 2019

A Canadian man convicted of terrorism for nearly killing an airport police officer in Michigan was sentenced Thursday to life in prison.U.S. prosecutors said Amor ...

London climate-change protesters to disrupt Heathrow Airport

via The Japan Times    Apr 19, 2019

Protesters block traffic on London's Oxford Circus Thursday. The group Extinction Rebellion is calling for a week of civil disobedience against what it says is the failure to tackle the causes of climate change. | AP

Environmental protesters who have blocked London roads and bridges for more than three days said Thursday they plan to take their civil disobedience campaign to ...

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