Muslims thankful for support after rant, deadly attack

By GILLIAN FLACCUS PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Muslims in Portland, Oregon, thanked the community for its support and said they were raising money for the families of two men who were killed when they came to the defense of two young women — one wearing a hijab — who were targeted by an anti-Muslim rant. “I am very thankful as a Muslim, I am very thankful as a Portlander … that we stand together here as one,” Muhammad A. Najieb, an imam at the Muslim Community Center, said Saturday. The two young women “could have been the victims, but three heroes jumped in and supported them,” he said. A fundraising… Read More

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North Korea Launches a Missile Into the Sea of Japan

North Korea fired a ballistic missile on Monday morning local time that landed within the waters of Japan’s economic zone, according to South Korean officials. It is the latest in a series of test that defy international laws and that have escalated tensions. The launch came from the country’s east coast, near the town of Wonsan, and was fired shortly before 7:30 a.m. It’s believed to be a scud-class ballistic missile that flew about 280 miles before it crashed into the ocean. North Korea has tested dozens of similar tests in the past year, as well as two nuclear tests. North Korea has a stockpile of ballistic missiles, originally developed… Read More

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‘I ain’t fit to live’: Police say Mississippi gunman kills 8

BROOKHAVEN, Miss. — A man who got into an argument with his estranged wife over their children was arrested Sunday in a house-to-house shooting rampage in rural Mississippi that left eight people dead, including his mother-in-law and a sheriff’s deputy. “I ain’t fit to live, not after what I done,” a handcuffed Willie Corey Godbolt, 35, told The Clarion-Ledger (http://on.thec-l.com/2rbQIq5 ). The gunfire erupted Saturday night at a home in Bogue Chitto after the deputy arrived in response to a domestic disturbance call, and spread to two houses in nearby Brookhaven, about 70 miles (110 kilometers) south of Jackson. The dead included two boys, investigators said. Godbolt was hospitalized in… Read More

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Trump’s Trip Was a Catastrophe for U.S.-Europe Relations

Seven years after the end of the Second World War, on the 10th of March 1952, the governments of the United States, the United Kingdom, France, and the newly established Federal Republic of Germany received an astounding note from the Soviet Union. The Soviet Union offered to withdraw the troops that then occupied eastern Germany and to end its rule over the occupied zone. Germany would be reunited under a constitution that allowed the country freedom to choose its own social system. Germany would even be allowed to rebuild its military, and all Germans except those convicted of war crimes would regain their political rights. In return, the Allied troops… Read More

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‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ tops box office, ‘Baywatch’ sinks

LOS ANGELES — It was smooth sailing to the top spot at the box office for “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales,” but the waters were choppier for the Dwayne Johnson comedy “Baywatch.” Studio estimates on Sunday say the fifth installment of the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise commandeered $62.2 million in its first three days in theaters. The Johnny Depp-starrer is projected to take in $76.6 million over the four-day holiday weekend. It was the second-lowest domestic opening for the nearly $4 billion franchise, but the latest film, which cost a reported $230 million to produce, has massive international appeal. Its four-day global total is expected… Read More

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8 dead in shooting rampage in Mississippi; suspect arrested

By KEVIN McGILL BROOKHAVEN, Miss. (AP) — A man who got into an argument with his estranged wife over their children was arrested in a house-to-house shooting rampage in rural Mississippi that left eight people dead, including a sheriff’s deputy. “I ain’t fit to live, not after what I done,” a handcuffed Willie Corey Godbolt, 35, told The Clarion-Ledger (http://on.thec-l.com/2rbQIq5 ). The shootings took place at three homes Saturday night — two in Brookhaven and one in Bogue Chitto — about 70 miles (110 kilometers) south of Jackson, after authorities got a call about a domestic dispute, the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation said. The dead included two boys, investigators said.… Read More

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Kushner ties to Russia questioned as Trump blasts media lies

WASHINGTON — Congressional Democrats on Sunday demanded to hear directly from top White House adviser Jared Kushner over allegations of proposed secret back-channel communications with Russia, saying the security clearance of President Donald Trump’s son-in-law may need to be revoked. Trump, having returned from a nine-day overseas trip, immediately railed against administration leaks in a flurry of tweets as “fabricated lies.” A key Trump campaign figure possibly seeking secret communications with a country that intelligence experts say intervened in the 2016 U.S. presidential election is “obviously very concerning,” said Rep. Adam Schiff of California, the top Democrat on the House intelligence committee. Schiff said the government needed to “get to… Read More

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Muslims thankful for support after rant, deadly attack

PORTLAND, Ore. — Muslims in Portland, Oregon, thanked the community for its support and said they were raising money for the families of two men who were killed when they came to the defense of two young women — one wearing a hijab — who were targeted by an anti-Muslim rant. “I am very thankful as a Muslim, I am very thankful as a Portlander … that we stand together here as one,” Muhammad A. Najieb, an imam at the Muslim Community Center, said Saturday. He said the two young women “could have been the victims, but three heroes jumped in and supported them.” Najieb said a fundraising page launched… Read More

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US official mulling greatly expanded airplane laptop ban

WASHINGTON — Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said Sunday he’s considering banning laptops from the passenger cabins of all international flights to and from the United States. That would dramatically expand a ban announced in March that affects about 50 flights per day from 10 cities, mostly in the Middle East. The current ban was put in place because of concerns about terrorist attacks. The ban prevents travelers from bringing laptops, tablets and certain other devices on board with them in their carry-on bags. All electronics bigger than a smartphone must be checked in. Kelly was asked on “Fox News Sunday” whether he would expand the ban to cover laptops… Read More

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8 dead in shooting rampage in Mississippi; suspect arrested

BROOKHAVEN, Miss. — A man who apparently got into a dispute with his wife and in-laws was arrested in a house-to-house shooting rampage in rural Mississippi that left eight people dead, including a sheriff’s deputy. “I ain’t fit to live, not after what I done,” a handcuffed Willie Corey Godbolt, 35, told The Clarion-Ledger (http://on.thec-l.com/2rbQIq5 ). The shootings took place at three homes Saturday night — two in Brookhaven and one in Bogue Chitto — about 70 miles (110 kilometers) south of Jackson, Mississippi Bureau of Investigation spokesman Warren Strain said. Strain said charges had yet to be filed and it was too soon to say what the motive was.… Read More

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