Month of Ramadan fasting for many Muslims begins Monday

People buy dates, a favorite food for Muslims’ fasting month of Ramadan, at a wholesale market in Karachi, Sunday, May 5, 2019. Muslims across the world will be observing Ramadan, when they refrain from eating, drinking and smoking from dawn to dusk. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan) Fareed Khan People buy dates, a favorite food for the Muslims’ fasting month of Ramadan, at a wholesale market in Karachi, Sunday, May 5, 2019. Muslims across the world will be observing Ramadan, when they refrain from eating, drinking and smoking from dawn to dusk. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan) Fareed Khan …read more Source:: Deseret News – U.S. & World News       

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How increasing the minimum wage could reduce suicides

In this Nov. 20, 2014, file photo, supporters of legislation that will raise the minimum wage in Illinois rally outside the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield Ill. Seth Perlman, AP Activists at cheer during a rally after the New York Wage Board endorsed a proposal to set a $15 minimum wage for workers at fast-food restaurants with 30 or more locations, Wednesday, July 22, 2015, in New York. Mary Altaffer, AP In this April 29, 2013, file photo, Lyle Cafe owner Barbara Johnson calls for an increase in …read more Source:: Deseret News – U.S. & World News       

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Self-improvement guru set to face ‘sex slave’ accusers

FILE- In this April 8, 2019 file photo, actress Allison Mack leaves Brooklyn federal court in New York after pleading guilty to racketeering charges in a case involving a cult-like group based in upstate New York called NXIVM. Some speculate that Mack may take the witness stand to testify against Keith Raniere, the group’s one-time leader who is facing federal charges of forming a secret society within his organization that forced women to have sex with him. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File) Mark Lennihan FILE – In this Jan. 28, 2019 file photo, Lauren Salzman leaves Brooklyn federal court in New York. Salzman could be one of the former members of… Read More

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Another body found at Illinois factory; death toll reaches 3

Debris can be seen as emergency personnel and others search and clear the scene of an explosion and fire at AB Specialty Silicones chemical plant Saturday, May 4, 2019, in Waukegan, Ill. An explosion and fire at an Illinois silicone factory was believed to have killed three people, authorities said Saturday, as they recovered the body of one victim while suspending the search for the other two. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune via AP) Erin Hooley Emergency personnel work at the scene of an explosion at AB Specialty Silicones on Sunset Ave. and Northwestern Ave. on the border between Gurnee, Ill., and Waukegan. The explosion happened Friday night. (John Starks/Daily Herald via… Read More

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At least 40 dead in Russian plane’s fiery emergency landing

The Sukhoi SSJ-100 aircraft of Aeroflot Airlines, center, is seen after an emergency landing in Sheremetyevo airport in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, May 5, 2019. The plane belonging to Russian national carrier Aeroflot landed in flames at the airport. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko) Alexander Zemlianichenko This image taken from video provided by Instagram user @artempetrovich, shows the SSJ-100 aircraft of Aeroflot Airlines on fire during an emergency landing in Sheremetyevo airport in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, May 5, 2019. (@artempetrovich via AP) AP In this image provided by Riccardo Dalla Francesca …read more Source:: Deseret News – U.S. & World News       

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This wealthy California couple pleads guilty in college admissions scandal

In this April 3, 2019 file photo, Bruce Isackson departs federal court in Boston after facing charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. In a court filing Monday, April 8, 2019, Isackson agreed to plead guilty in the cheating scam. Since dozens of wealthy parents and coaches at elite universities were arrested in March, two parents, including Isackson, and two coaches have agreed to cooperate with authorities. Michael Dwyer, AP SALT LAKE CITY — A wealthy California couple has pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges related to the college admissions scandal, USA Today reports. The couple reportedly paid …read more Source:: Deseret News – U.S. & World News       

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Israel steps up strikes as Gaza rocket attacks intensify

Smoke rises from an explosion after an Israeli airstrike in Gaza City, Sunday, May 5, 2019. The Israeli military said Sunday it had responded to 450 rockets fired from Gaza with over 250 airstrikes against the besieged Palestinian enclave. Hatem Moussa, Associated Press JERUSALEM — Gaza militants fired hundreds of rockets into southern Israel on Sunday, killing at least four Israelis and bringing life to a standstill across the region in the bloodiest fighting since a 2014 war. As Israel pounded Gaza with airstrikes, the Palestinian death toll rose to 23, including two pregnant women and two babies. The …read more Source:: Deseret News – U.S. & World News       

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Russia: Airport says landing started plane fire with 13 dead

The Sukhoi SSJ-100 aircraft of Aeroflot Airlines, center, is seen after an emergency landing in Sheremetyevo airport in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, May 5, 2019. The plane belonging to Russian national carrier Aeroflot landed in flames at the airport. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko) Alexander Zemlianichenko This image taken from video provided by Instagram user @artempetrovich, shows the SSJ-100 aircraft of Aeroflot Airlines on fire during an emergency landing in Sheremetyevo airport in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, May 5, 2019. (@artempetrovich via AP) AP In this image provided by Riccardo Dalla Francesca …read more Source:: Deseret News – U.S. & World News       

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