Van kills 10 and injures 15 in Toronto; driver in custody

Canada Van Hits Pedestrians

A rented van jumped onto a crowded Toronto sidewalk Monday, killing nine people and injuring 16...


Today in History

Today in History Today is Thursday, April 26, the 116th day of 2018. There are 249 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 26, 1937, German and Italian warplanes raided the Basque town of Guernica during the Spanish Civil War; estimates of the number of people killed vary from...


Bill Cosby convicted of drugging and molesting a woman

Bill Cosby

Bill Cosby has been convicted of drugging and molesting a woman


More kids have autism, better diagnosis may be the reason

Autism Rates

NEW YORK (AP) — The government estimates that autism is becoming more common, but it’s only a small increase and some experts think it can be largely explained by better diagnosing of minority children. About 1 in 59 U.S. children were identified as having autism in 2014, according to a Thursday...


Teachers in Arizona, Colorado rally to protest funding, pay

Teacher Protests

PHOENIX (AP) — A wave of red-clad teachers was poised to flood the Arizona state Capitol on Thursday for an unprecedented walkout that closed most of the state’s public schools, part of an educator uprising that’s also bubbled up in Colorado. Around 30,000 to 50,000 teachers and their supporters...


Kim Jong Un walks south to meet his rival: Can they deal?

South Korea Koreas Summit-3

GOYANG, South Korea (AP) — There will be plenty to gawk at Friday when North Korean leader Kim Jong Un walks south across the world’s most heavily armed border and stands face-to-face with South Korean President Moon Jae-in. Two men who seemed on the verge of war months ago will take a pleasant...


Accused serial rapist and killer undetected working as cop

California Serial Killer

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Joseph DeAngelo’s six-year career as a cop came swiftly to an end after being busted for shoplifting a can of dog repellant and a hammer from a Pay N’ Save store in a Sacramento suburb in 1979. Authorities are now wondering if the items he snatched were intended as tools...


Israel: 9 teenagers die in flash floods; 1 still missing

JERUSALEM (AP) — Flash floods killed nine Israeli teenagers who were hiking south of the Dead Sea on Thursday, Israel’s rescue service said. The casualties were all 18 years old. Israeli media said eight of the fatalities were female and one was male. Police said another hiker is still missing....


Colleges are using consultants to manipulate student loan default rates, GAO says

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Fearing they could lose access to federal student loans and grants, colleges and universities hire consultants to keep student loan defaults in check. But these advisers too often encourage borrowers to temporarily postpone payments, rather than enroll in plans that...


Koch network has an unlikely spokesman in new ad: Chuck Schumer

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Unless they’re being attacked, it’s rare for the political network backed by the conservative billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch to feature a Democrat like New York Sen. Chuck Schumer in one of their political advertising campaigns. But in a new effort to show greater...


10 teenagers swept away by flash flood in Israel's desert

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. JERUSALEM - A flash flood struck a group of 25 teenagers hiking in Israel’s southern desert Thursday, sweeping 10 of them to their deaths as an unseasonal storm hit the region, Israel’s police said in a statement. Nine of the teenagers’ bodies were recovered,...

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