wisconsin teen pleads guilty to lesser charge in 2014 ‘slender man’ stabbing

The Associated Press

anissa weier, 15, pleaded guilty to attempted second-degree homicide as a party to a crime, with use of a deadly weapon. she and her co-defendant morgan geyser were 12 at the time of the attack, which they allegedly carried out to impress fictio

2017-08-21 12:42:59  

trump to outline u.s. strategy for afghanistan in national tv address

Darlene Superville - The Associated Press

the president offered no clues about whether he would send thousands more u.s. troops into afghanistan or exercise his authority as commander in chief to order that they be withdrawn from america’s longest war.

2017-08-21 11:22:16  

u.s. navy orders probe into pacific fleet as nations search for missing sailors after collision

Lolita C. Baldor Annabelle Liang - Annabelle Liang and Stephen W

the collision east of singapore between the uss john s. mccain and an oil tanker was the second involving a ship from the u.s. in two months.

2017-08-21 10:42:00  

nigeria’s president vows to step up its campaign against boko haram

Bashir Adigun - The Associated Press

in his monday address, president muhammadu buhari said his government is “going to reinforce and reinvigorate” the flight against islamic extremist rebels.

2017-08-21 10:19:43  

portland friends partly blinded by sun during eclipse warn of dangers: ‘20 seconds worth of burning’

Amy B Wang - The Washington Post

more than 50 years ago, both men, now 70, wish they had known about the long-term harm that afternoon would do to their eyesight.

2017-08-21 09:42:46  

university of texas removes robert e. lee, other confederate statues from campus

Jim Vertuno - The Associated Press

university of texas president said the statue of lee and two other confederate figures were moved from the main area of campus late sunday night.

2017-08-21 08:35:00  

u.k. promises to prosecute online hate crimes vigorously

Danica Kirka - The Associated Press

new guidelines issued monday outline a tough stance on cyber hate attacks on the basis of race, religion, disability, sexual orientation or transgender identity.

2017-08-21 08:03:36  

big ben falls silent for 4 years as it undergoes repairs

Jill Lawless - The Associated Press

the giant bell atop parliament’s clock tower rang out at noon, as it has almost every hour since 1859, before falling silent.

2017-08-21 07:51:39  

terrorism ruled out as motive for man who rammed van in to bus stops in france

Margaid Quioc - The Associated Press

“the terrorist motive is completely rejected,” said a french official, who spoke on condition of anonymity. the collisions in marseille killed one and inured another.

2017-08-21 07:08:00  

fugitive suspect in barcelona van attack shot dead, police confirm

Joseph Wilson, and Aritz Parra - The Associated Press

police say he wore what appeared to be an explosives belt when he was shot in subirats, 45 kilometres west of barcelona.

2017-08-21 06:46:00  

trump’s afghanistan speech kicks off post-bannon white house era

Ros Krasny - Bloomberg

details of the revised u.s. afghanistan policy were hashed out friday at camp david, the presidential retreat in maryland, where trump assembled his defence and national security teams for an hours-long meeting.

2017-08-20 10:58:06  

palestinian children from gaza visit jerusalem for the first time

Loveday Morris - The Washington Post

for the vast majority, it was their first trip outside the gaza strip, the largely blockaded enclave they call home. selfie sticks abounded as they visited and prayed at the al-aqsa mosque compound, the third-holiest site in islam.

2017-08-20 09:38:58  

white house aides worry trump could fuel racial scrutiny if he pardons arizona sheriff

NOAH WEILANDMAGGIE HABERMAN

of particular concern for some officials is the prospect that trump could be planning to announce a pardon for joe arpaio, the former sheriff of maricopa county, ariz., who became an avatar for hardline policies with his roundups of undocumented

2017-08-20 09:13:19  

why are so many french farmers killing themselves?

PAMÉLA ROUGERIE - The New York Times

the most recent statistics, made public in 2016 by france’s public health institute, show that 985 farmers killed themselves from 2007 to 2011 — a suicide rate 22 per cent higher than that of the general population. but even that number of suici

2017-08-20 08:54:00  

10 missing, 5 injured after uss john s. mccain collides with merchant vessel near singapore

Anna Fifield - The Washington Post

initial reports indicated that the destroyer sustained damage to its port side at the rear, but is currently sailing under its own power. rescue efforts are underway.

2017-08-20 08:46:54  

prosecutors say fatal chicago stabbing was part of ‘sexual fantasies’

Megan Crepeau, Matthew Walberg - Chicago Tribune

the former northwestern university professor and oxford university employee accused of fatally stabbing a 26-year-old man in a chicago high-rise last month had communicated for months about their “sexual fantasies” of killing someone and then ea

2017-08-20 07:37:41  

chris christie no longer seeking job radio station says he didn’t get

The Associated Press

new jersey gov. made numerous appearances as a fill-in host on the station and had a two-day on-air audition last month.

2017-08-20 06:30:20  

churches in philippines to ring bells over bloody drug crackdown

Jim Gomez - The Associated Press

more than 80 suspects were killed by police in metropolitan manila and nearby bulacan province in just three days.

2017-08-20 06:27:08  

republican john kasich urges trump to stop chaos at white house

Darlene Superville, Kevin Freking - The Associated Press

trump brought his national security team to the camp david presidential retreat in maryland on friday for a policy meeting on south asia.

2017-08-20 05:35:07  

26 puppies found inside hot van at new jersey parking lot

The Associated Press

officials say the bulldogs appeared to be dehydrated, but all survived. authorities won’t say if they will lay charges in the incident.

2017-08-20 04:48:34  

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