Month: April 2019

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Joel Carillet/iStock(NEW YORK) — ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi appeared to be featured in a rare new video released Monday – only his second ever – to show he is alive by speaking about the recent fall of his group’s stronghold in Baghouz, Syria, as well as praising the pre-Easter Sri Lanka terrorist bombings. In […]

Victoria Jones – WPA Pool/Getty Images(LONDON) — Queen Elizabeth II skipped the traditional gifts of pottery or lace for an eighth wedding anniversary and instead gave Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, a special honor. Kate was appointed by the queen a Dame Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order on Monday, which also happens to […]

Andrew Mepham/iStock(LONDON) — Firefighters in England battled a blaze that broke out in the forest that inspired the Hundred Acre Wood, the setting for the Winnie the Pooh books. Fire crews from several departments worked in “arduous conditions” Sunday night to put out the fire in Ashdown Forest in East Sussex, Hannah Scott-Youldon, assistant director […]

Carl Court/Getty Images(COLOMBO, Sri Lanka) — Sri Lanka has barred face veils in the wake of the Easter bombings that killed hundreds of people at churches and high-end hotels. Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena said that all kinds of face coverings, which are worn by some Muslim women, would be prohibited starting Monday — eight […]

DOMINIC LIPINSKI/AFP/Getty Images(LONDON) — Prince Harry was spotted at the London Marathon Sunday, another sign that the wait continues for the birth of his first child with Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex. Meghan is due to give birth any day now. Buckingham Palace has said it will release a statement when she goes into labor. […]

darrensp/iStock(LONDON) — A new policy intended to get victims of crime in the United Kingdom to hand over their mobile phones has been met with condemnation from digital privacy and women’s groups. Victims of crime will now be issued a “digital evidence extraction” form and be expected to share their phone with police in cases […]

zudin/iStock(NEW YORK) — The Navy admiral in charge of the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay has been fired for an unspecified “loss of confidence in his ability to command.” “Commander, U.S. Southern Command, U.S. Navy Adm. Craig Faller, relieved U.S. Navy Rear Adm. John Ring, commander, Joint Task Force – Guantanamo, April 27, due to […]

33ft/iStock(NEW YORK) — The hunt to identify a gunman who wounded New York Giants’ draft pick Corey Ballentine and killed his friend and college teammate at a Kansas house party intensified Monday with police asking for the public’s help in catching the killer. The shooting in Topeka occurred early Sunday morning, just hours after 23-year-old […]

Positive Coaching Alliance (HURTSBORO, Ala.) — Basketball coach Charlean Crowell spent decades focused on building her community beyond athletics. Now, her dedication and impact is being recognized by a coaching organization with a never-before-given honor. Forty years ago, Crowell founded the Lower Russell County Youth Club in Hurtsboro, Alabama, which has provided stability as well […]

Phil Ellsworth / ESPN Images(NEW YORK) — After 19 seasons in the NFL, Sebastian Janikowski is hanging up his cleats. The 41-year-old kicker told ESPN he is retiring from the sport on Sunday. “It was a good run,” Janikowski said, adding that his body could no longer take the physical demands of kicking. Janikowski spent […]

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