Death toll rises to 359 in Sri Lanka bombings, more arrested

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The death toll from the Easter suicide bombings in Sri Lanka rose to 359 and more suspects have been arrested, police said Wednesday. The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility and released images that purported to show the seven bombers who blew themselves up at three churches and three hotels […]
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Tuesday’s election results: Lake Washington voters approving $120M levy to address school overcrowding

If approved, the capital projects levy would pay for new classrooms at five schools, expanded common areas and gym space at Lake Washington High School, adding exterior cameras at all elementary schools and remodeling entryways for greater security.
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Grand Canyon Visitor Becomes Second Person This Month to Die by Falling Over the Edge

Four people have now died in Grand Canyon National Park this yea
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ISIS claims Sri Lanka attacks; official says bombings were retaliation for Christchurch assault on Muslims

The Islamic State claimed responsibility for bombings at churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday that killed 359 and injured 500.
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Jussie Smollett News: Osundairo brothers file defamation lawsuit against 'Empire' actor's attorneys

The two brothers who Chicago police said were involved in an allegedly staged attack on "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett have filed a federal defamation lawsuit against his attorneys.
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Kim Jong Un arrives in Russia ahead of summit with Putin

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has arrived in Russia ahead of his planned summit with Vladimir Putin, Russian state news agency TASS reported Wednesday.
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Britney Spears checked in with her fans on Instagram and had a reassuring message

"All is well," and Britney Spears will be back soon. That's what the singer told her fans Tuesday night.
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Britney Spears checked in with her fans on Instagram and had a reassuring message for us all

"All is well," and Britney Spears will be back soon. That's what the singer told her fans Tuesday night.
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Chris Cuomo: Trump should consider his own criticism

CNN's Chris Cuomo responds to President Donald Trump's Twitter attack against the media, namely a tweet that criticized the anchor's show.
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Nuggets' evolution hits overdrive as Denver pushes Spurs to the brink

In Game 4, the Denver Nuggets trailed the San Antonio Spurs 34-22 in the first quarter and looked in imminent danger of digging a 3-1 series hole. Since then, they've outscored the Spurs by 44 points over the course of seven series-shifting stanzas that could redefine their entire season. The Nuggets rallied in that Game 4 in San Antonio for a 117-103 win to save the series on Saturday.
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Death Toll From Sri Lanka Bombings Rises To 359

Eighteen suspects were arrested overnight, raising the total detained to 58.
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Death Toll Rises To 359 In Sri Lanka Bombings

Police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara also said Wednesday morning that 18 suspects were arrested overnight.
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Egypt Approves New Muscle for el-Sisi, Its Strongman Leader

Voters approve constitutional amendments giving President el-Sisi new powers, reversing gains of the Arab Spring and allowing him to rule until 2030.
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Tories mull rule change to challenge Theresa May

Under current party rules, MPs cannot mount a fresh challenge against Theresa May until December.
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She Was Fired After Raising Questions About a DNA Test. Now She’s Getting $1 Million.

Marina Stajic, an official at the Office of Chief Medical Examiner in New York City, raised concerns that the test could lead to wrongful convictions. Her bosses were livid.
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Japan apologizes to those forcibly sterilized, vows redress

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s government has apologized to tens of thousands of victims forcibly sterilized under a now-defunct Eugenics Protection Law and promised to pay compensation. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga says he is offering “sincere remorse and heartfelt apology” to the victims. Japan’s parliament enacted legislation earlier Wednesday to provide redress measures, including 3.2 […]
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Damian Lillard buries the long three

Dame went off in the first half of Game 5, dropping 34 points vs. the Thunder.
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Federal judge in Oregon to block new Trump abortion policy

The states say the rule change, due to take effect May 3, is a transparent attack on Planned Parenthood and a violation of the Affordable Care Act.            [Author: Associated Press]
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Hong Kong sentences protest leaders to up to 16 months in prison for roles in 2014 pro-democracy movement

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong sentences protest leaders to up to 16 months in prison for roles in 2014 pro-democracy movement.
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Newly Released Sketch of Delphi Suspect Was Drawn Days After Murders, Source Says

The newly released sketch in the deaths of two Delphi girls isn`t actually new at all, it was drawn just days after the murders in 2017.
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Jacinda Ardern leads effort to curb online extremism

New Zealand and France will host a summit aimed at curbing the use of social media to promote terrorism.
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Gays? Palestinians? Speaking Your Mind Can Spell Trouble on the City Council

Two New York City councilmen lost their committee seats after making remarks about gays and Palestinians that some found offensive.
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State Rep. Andy McKean, who has served in both Iowa's Senate and House chambers, identified with the Republican Party for 35 years before the announcement

The Iowa Legislature's longest-serving Republican announced Tuesday that because of President Donald Trump, he will be joining the Democratic Party, calling Trump "a poor example for the nation and particularly for our children."
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In a series full of questions, Maple Leafs' Babcock short on answers

Mike Babcock has done a lot of good things as head coach in the National Hockey League and elsewhere. A second Game 7 loss in as many years against the Boston Bruins on Tuesday night only added to Babcock's (perhaps notorious) inability to push Toronto into the deep waters of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. How does Auston Matthews play just 15:18 of five-on-five time (18:48 total) in a game where the Bruins led 2-0 after the first period?
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Russell Westbrook swats it away from Meyers Leonard

Russell Westbrook flies in from behind to swat Meyers Leonard's shot.
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China: New draft PRC Foreign Investment Law emphasizes national treatment - R&P China Lawyers

The Ministry of Commerce published a new cornerstone for foreign investment in China: the PRC Foreign Investment Law.
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On a Day of Funerals in Sri Lanka, Religious Tension Builds

Amid mass burials for the more than 350 victims of Sunday’s suicide attacks in Sri Lanka, grief began to harden into anger.
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Canada’s Stanley Cup drought reaches 26 years

TORONTO (AP) — Many current NHL players were either not yet born or too young to remember the last time a Canadian team hoisted the Stanley Cup. The drought now stands at 26 years after all three Canadian teams were eliminated in the opening round of the 2018-19 playoffs. The Boston Bruins defeated Toronto 5-1 […]
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Disney Heiress Escalates Attack on Company’s Pay Practices

In an opinion column, Abigail Disney railed against what she calls the “naked indecency’’ of the practices. Disney disputed her assertions.
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