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Why a 'cashless' society wouldn't work in the US: Readers sound off

From cashless societies to Medicare for All to extending the support provided to the Notre-Dame Cathedral, our readers sound off on recent headlines.            [Author: USA TODAY]

At least 5 dead after days of powerful storms in parts of the US

The powerful storms that ripped through parts of the United States last week killed at least five people in Mississippi, Florida and Alabama, officials said.

US ambassador’s Passover wishes in Polish met with anger

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to Poland wished Jews a happy Passover in Polish, and the reaction has been a wave of angry comments on Twitter. Ambassador Georgette Mosbacher also wished Poles a happy Easter on Sunday. But by then, she was accused of offending the country with her Passover tweet and reminded […]
Tags: Nation

US bitcoin trader and girlfriend could face death penalty over Thai 'seastead'

An American bitcoin trader and his girlfriend could face the death penalty after they were accused of threatening Thailand's sovereignty by building and living in a "sea home" off the coast of Phuket.

BlackBerry's marginally upgraded, red-accented KEY2 is out today (engadget)

The BlackBerry KEY2 Red Edition lands in the US today with double the storage out of the box (128GB). More of a stop-gap than a sequel, the handset also packs Hub+ software improvements and refreshed versions of the BlackBerry Hub and BlackBerry Cale... [Author: Saqib Shah]
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Ilhan Omar: Somali Americans vow to stand up to Trump attacks

After being accused of endangering one of the city’s US representatives, the president visited Minneapolis. Activists were there to meet himProtesters support Minnesota representative Ilhan Omar, outside an event attended by Donald Trump this week. Photograph: Kerem Yucel/AFP/Getty ImagesAs she stood in a crowd of protesters, helping hold a long “Stand with Ilhan” sign outside the trucking company in Burnsville where Donald Trump was about to speak, Habon Abdulle could not help but be swept up i...

North Korea slams US calls for de-nuclearisation progress as "nonsense"

A second summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un appear to bear little fruit, and now North Korea is kicking back against the US once again [Author: Joori Roh, Sam Rkaina]
Tags: World news, Joori Roh, Sam Rkaina

The FBI detains a member of an armed militia detaining migrants at the US-Mexico border

The FBI has arrested a member of an armed militia that had detained hundreds of migrants at the border this week, the New Mexico attorney general's office said Saturday.

Stephens pulls US even with Swiss in FedCup after Keys upset

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Sloane Stephens beat Timea Bacsinzsky after Viktorija Golubic upset Madison Keys in straight sets Saturday, leaving the United States and Switzerland tied 1-1 in their Fed Cup World Group playoff. Stephens, the No. 8 player in the world, won 6-4, 6-3 on the hard court inside Freeman Coliseum. Her win for […]
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US arrests 'member of border militia' in New Mexico

The arrest comes days after a video emerged of armed men detaining migrants in the desert.

American founder of Liberia charity resigns in wake of rape allegations

Katie Meyler announces More Than Me departure on FacebookFormer staffer was reported to have assaulted school studentsAn American woman who established a charity to help vulnerable girls in Liberia has resigned, six months after taking a leave of absence in the wake of allegations that a local staffer raped several girls in the charity’s care. Related: Liberia launches investigation into alleged rapes at US-backed school Continue reading...
Tags: Liberia, Africa, World news, Rape and sexual assault, Charities, US news

Agent Orange: US to clean up toxic Vietnam War air base

The operation, unveiled more than four decades after the end of the Vietnam War, will cost $183m.

Pastor apologises for asking students to spit on and cut him in Easter demonstration

A US church has been forced to apologise after a part-time associate pastor urged children to spit on, slap, and even cut him with a steak knife.The preacher at Impact City Church in Ohio, named Jaddeus Dempsey, was leading an after-school activity intended to explain “the very important topic of crucifixion”.Mr Dempsey said the exercise was his idea alone and that no one else knew about his plans.One of the students who took part, aged 12, said: “I thought it was very weird and awkward.“I took ...

North Korea: US Marine arrested in connection with ‘violent raid’ of embassy in Madrid, sources say

A former US Marine who was allegedly involved in a raid of the North Korean embassy in Madrid has been arrested, according to sources familiar with the case.Christopher Ahn was arrested on Thursday in connection with the incident, when a group of at least 10 people stormed into the embassy, restrained and physically beat some personnel and held them hostage for hours in February.Spanish investigators have said the group stole computers and hard drives before fleeing to the United States, where t...

Team Trump plots revenge on Mueller amid calls to 'investigate the investigators'

Donald Trump and his allies are attempting to turn his two-year Russia investigation saga into a political boost for the 2020 presidential election in the wake of the Mueller report.  The president’s Justice Department is looking into the inquiry’s origins to see if US intelligence over-stepped the line, cheered on by supporters who want to “investigate the investigators”.  The Trump re-election campaign is fundraising off the report, attempting to raise $1 million with emails titled “EXONERATED...

US authorities arrest man linked to N.Korea embassy raid

US authorities have arrested a former marine in connection with a mysterious February raid on North Korea’s embassy in Spain during which masked assailants roughed-up staff and stole computers, the Washington Post reported Saturday. Citing two sources familiar with the case, the Post said federal authorities arrested Christopher Ahn, a former US Marine and member of a group dedicated to the overthrow of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. A dissident organisation known as the Cheollima Civil Defe...

Roman Polanski sues the Academy after being kicked out of the Oscars 'without warning'

Roman Polanski is suing the Academy after being kicked out of the Oscars organisation. The Chinatown director was ejected from the Academy along with Bill Cosby in 2018. A lawyer for the long-time fugitive filmmaker said that he was expelled "without warning" and with no chance to respond. Polanski's lawyer filed a writ at the Los Angeles Superior Court and will pursue legal action against the film institution on grounds that the famed director's expulsion was unfair. But the Academy res...

Mexican troops question American soldiers on US side of border

Two US soldiers were questioned by Mexican troops earlier this month while conducting a surveillance operation on the US side of the southern border, two US defense officials tell CNN.

The ACLU calls militia's border seizures kidnapping

A militia group near the US-Mexico border detained hundreds of people this week, New Mexico's attorney general told CNN.

Pompeo says US will take 'tough action' on Russian meddling

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo vowed Friday the United States would keep taking "tough action" on Russia after Special Counsel Robert Mueller revealed widespread attempts by Moscow to help elect President Donald Trump. A day after Mueller's 400-page report was released publicly, Pompeo said that the Trump administration had raised interference in the 2016 election during each meeting with Russia.

Pompeo dismisses NKorea's rejection of him as US negotiator

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday rejected a North Korean demand that he be replaced as President Donald Trump's top negotiator, as the United States and Japan vowed to continue to enforce tough sanctions on North Korea until it dismantles its nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs.

This Good Friday, remember the Christians who aren't allowed to take refuge in the US

This Good Friday and through the year, we must be advocate for those who are powerless in the face of torture and persecution because of their faith.            [Author: Opinion contributor]
Tags: News, US, Opinion contributor

Canada avalanche: Three elite climbers believed killed in Rockies

The three, from the US and Europe, are believed to have died scaling a mountain in the Rockies.
Tags: Europe, News, US, Canada, Rockies

Trump ordered Michael Flynn to find Clinton’s emails during campaign, Mueller report finds

Donald Trump ordered the man who would later serve briefly as his national security adviser, Michael Flynn, to find thousands of missing emails from Hillary Clinton’s computer server at the height of the 2016 presidential campaign, the special counsel’s report revealed on Thursday.The episode is among the closest that investigators came to uncovering an instance in which Mr Trump himself appeared to use whatever means necessary to locate the messages.However, it stops short of saying he encourag...

'Whimsical, uninformed': French ambassador's parting verdict on Trump

Gérard Araud compares regime to court of Louis XIV and warns UK over post-Brexit tradeThe outgoing French ambassador to the US has compared the Trump administration to the court of King Louis XIV, filled with courtiers trying to interpret the caprices of a “whimsical, unpredictable, uninformed” leader.Gérard Araud, who retires on Friday after a 37-year career that included some of the top jobs in French diplomacy, said Donald Trump’s unpredictability and his single-minded transactional interpret...
Tags: Europe, UK, France, US, World news, US foreign policy, US news, Donald Trump, Trump, Louis XIV, King Louis XIV, Gerard Araud, Trump Administration

National Enquirer sold to US magazine distributor

The tabloid has been embroiled in recent high-profile scandals involving Donald Trump and Jeff Bezos.
Tags: News, US, National Enquirer, Donald Trump

Canadian man gets life sentence for stabbing officer in terror attack at Flint airport

Amor Ftouhi, a Canadian man, was sentenced to life in prison for stabbing a police officer in the neck at the Flint, Michigan, airport in 2017 while yelling "Allahu Akbar," the US attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan announced Thursday.
Tags: US, Cnn, Michigan, Flint Michigan, Flint, Amor Ftouhi

'How the Columbine school shooting changed my life'

Twenty years on from the school shooting that shocked the US, those who survived are still deeply impacted.
Tags: News, US, Columbine

US appeals court rejects Trump administration lawsuit, upholds most of California's sanctuary laws

A federal appeals court upheld California's sanctuary state law, ruling it does not interfere with the enforcement of federal immigration laws.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, California, US, Usa Today, Trump

Bharara: Mueller likely didn't subpoena Trump in order to end probe well before 2020 election

Preet Bharara, the former US attorney from the Southern District of New York, said Thursday special counsel Robert Mueller likely didn't subpoena President Donald Trump for in-person testimony in order to end his probe well before the 2020 election.
Tags: US, Cnn, Donald Trump, Trump, Preet Bharara, Mueller, Southern District of New York, Robert Mueller

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