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1. Colorado drought-free statewude with heavy mountain snowpack19:35[−]
A heavy mountain...

2. Arkansas newspaper gambles on free iPads as the future19:35[−]
HOPE, Ark. (AP) ? Over a lunch of hamburger steaks, mashed potatoes and green beans, Walter Hussman delivered his pitch to the dozen or so attendees of the Hope, Arkansas, Rotary Club meeting. He promised that if they keep paying their current rate of $36 a month for subscription to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette newspaper, even though it will no longer be printed daily or delivered to their door, they'll get a free iPad to view a digital version. The daily digital replica of the state's largest newspaper accessible will be accessed with an easy-to-use app they can download on the tablet that the newspaper is distributing to subscribers. Hussman, the newspaper's publisher, said Wednesday that...

3. U.S. airstrike kills 3 IS fighters in northern Somalia19:35[−]
MOGADISHU, May 25 (Xinhua) -- The United States military said on Saturday that it killed three Islamic State (IS) fighters in Somalia's Puntland region...

4. Family of woman mauled by lion pushes for new regulations19:35[−]
BURLINGTON, N.C. (AP) ? Alex Black came face to face with an escaped lion when she was just 10 days into her unpaid internship at a private animal sanctuary. The 22-year-old had been preparing deer meat to feed the big cats, and suddenly found herself alone, staring down the lion in a place where it could have reached visitors, according to her aunt, Virginia Black. "Rather than panic and run away, she tried to keep him calm, keeping his focus on her and trying to distract him with the deer," Black wrote in a letter to North Carolina's lawmakers. "It is possible she saved other lives that day," Black wrote, but she lost her own. The lion pounced, pulling her back through an open gate into...

5. New evidence links Colombia army chief to civilian slayings19:35[−]
New evidence has emerged...

6. 4 Yemenis killed in landmine explosion19:35[−]
ADEN, Yemen, May 25 (Xinhua) -- Four people were killed Saturday in a landmine explosion in Yemen's Red Sea port city of Mocha, a security official told Xinhua. "A landmine laid previously by the Houthi fighters exploded as a civilian...

7. 1st LD: Iranian FM in Baghdad on official visit for talks with Iraqi leaders19:35[−]
BAGHDAD, May 25 (Xinhua) -- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad...

8. Mike Pence to address diverse graduating West Point cadets19:35[−]
WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) ? Vice President Mike Pence is set to address what's being billed as the most diverse...

9. Monaco Grand Prix qualifying: Charles Leclerc fumes at Ferrari after Q1 blunder19:34[−]
Lewis Hamilton secured pole for the Monaco Grand Prix but it was a woeful performance for rivals Ferrari ......

10. First picture of Brit who died on Mount Everest during his 'ultimate challenge'19:34[−]
Robin Fisher, who lived in Birmingham, became the 10th person to die on Mount Everest - the world's highest peak - this season ......

11. Hawaii woman missing for 2 weeks rescued from Maui forest19:34[−]
A Hawaii woman has been found alive in a forest on Maui island after going missing more than two weeks ago...

12. Hate makes a comeback in the Pacific Northwest19:34[−]
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) ? Nearly two decades after the Aryan Nations' Idaho compound was demolished, far-right extremists are maintaining a presence in the Pacific Northwest. White nationalism has been on the rise across the U.S., but it has particular resonance along the Idaho-Washington border, where the Aryans espoused hate and violence for years. The neo-Nazi group was based near Hayden Lake, Idaho, starting in the 1970s, and eventually was bankrupted in a lawsuit brought by local activists and the Southern Poverty Law Center. Its compound was seized, and supporters dispersed. But a series of incidents in recent weeks show far-right sentiments never really left the conservative region. In...

13. UN court: Russia must free detained Ukraine ships, sailors19:33[−]
BERLIN (AP) — A U.N. maritime tribunal ruled Saturday that Russia must immediately release three Ukrainian naval vessels captured by Russia in November and free 24 detained sailors. ......

14. Pope: Abortion is never OK, equates it to 'hiring a hitman'19:33[−]
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis says abortion can never be condoned, even when the fetus is gravely sick or malformed. He is urging doctors and priests to support families to carry such pregnancies to term. ......

15. German official cautions on wearing Jewish skullcaps19:33[−]
BERLIN (AP) — The German government's top official against anti-Semitism says he wouldn't advise Jews to wear skullcaps in parts of the country. ......

16. Health Secretary Hancock joins race to succeed UK's May19:33[−]
LONDON (AP) — The race to succeed British Prime Minister Theresa May hasn't officially begun — but the field of contenders is quickly growing. ......

17. Trump arrives in Japan on state visit, will be first world leader to meet new ...19:33[−]
TOKYO (AP) — Trump arrives in Japan on state visit, will be first world leader to meet new Emperor Naruhito. ......

18. Sudanese protesters call for strike amid divisions with army19:33[−]
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan's protest leaders have set a date for next week's two-day general strike in a bid to press the ruling military council to transfer power to a civilian-led authority. ......

19. The Latest: Slovak far-right could reach European Parliament19:33[−]
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on the European Parliament elections taking place Saturday (all times local): ......

20. The Latest: Trump's sumo trophy will stand nearly 5 feet19:33[−]
TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's state visit to Japan (all times local): ......

21. Egypt frees ex-diplomat who called for referendum19:33[−]
CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian rights lawyer says a former diplomat who called for a referendum on Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi's government has been released from jail. ......

22. Malta rescues 216 migrants from 2 boats in Mediterranean Sea19:33[−]
VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — Maltese authorities say they have rescued 216 migrants aboard two dinghies in distress in the Mediterranean Sea near Malta. ......

23. UN maritime tribunal rules that Russia must release seized Ukrainian naval ships, free 24 detained sailors19:33[−]
BERLIN (AP) — UN maritime tribunal rules that Russia must release seized Ukrainian naval ships, free 24 detained sailors. ......

24. US ambassador raises concerns during rare Tibet visit19:33[−]
BEIJING (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to China urged Beijing to engage in substantive dialogue with exiled Tibetan Buddhist leader the Dalai Lama during a visit to the Himalayan region over the past week, the U.S. Embassy said Saturday. ......

25. Lithuania presidential hopefuls: tone down Russia rhetoric19:33[−]
VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — The two contestants in Lithuania's runoff election for a new president have one thing in common: They want to maintain the strict tone toward neighboring Russia while easing sometimes harsh rhetoric. ......

26. 'Huge' challenges as Ramaphosa takes oath in South Africa19:33[−]
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Saturday urged the country to pursue "an extraordinary feat of human endeavor" as he was sworn in for a five-year term with a delicate fight against government corruption ahead ......

27. Police hunt suspect after explosion in French city of Lyon19:33[−]
PARIS (AP) — French police are hunting a suspect following an explosion that wounded 13 people in a busy pedestrian street Friday in the city of Lyon. ......

28. No claim made for Lyon bomb, says French anti-terrorism prosecutor19:31[−]
French police continued a search for a suspected suitcase bomber on Saturday after an explosion in the central city of Lyon that injured 13 people on Friday, officials said. Pascale Davies reports. ......

29. Real estate title firm's lapse exposes data in 885M files19:31[−]
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) " A security lapse at a major real estate title company exposed the bank account numbers and other sensitive information contained in 885 million files.First American Financial confirmed the problem Friday after it was reported by the blog Krebs On Security . A flaw in an internet application allowed anyone with a web browser to see the confidential data until First American blocked all outside access Friday. It's unclear if any of the exposed information was ......

30. Both parties say abortion bans give Dems a political weapon19:31[−]
WASHINGTON (AP) " A flood of laws banning abortions in Republican-run states has handed Democrats a political weapon heading into next year's elections, helping them paint the GOP as extreme and court centrist voters who could decide congressional races in swing states, members of both parties say.The Alabama law outlawing virtually all abortions, even in cases of rape or incest, is the strictest so far. Besides animating Democrats, the law has prompted President Donald Trump, other ......

31. Ireland's Greens surge in European, local elections: TV exit poll19:31[−]
Support for Ireland's Green Party surged in European and local elections, an exit poll showed on Saturday, putting it in line to take its first seats in the European Parliament for 20 years and make the biggest gains in county and city councils. ......

32. Pope: Abortion is never OK, equates it to "hiring a hitman"19:31[−]
VATICAN CITY (AP) " Pope Francis said Saturday that abortion can never be condoned, even when the fetus is gravely sick or likely to die, and urged doctors and priests to support families to carry such pregnancies to term.Speaking to a Vatican-sponsored anti-abortion conference, Francis said the opposition to abortion isn't a religious issue but a human one."Is it licit to throw away a life to resolve a problem?" he asked. "Is it licit to hire a hitman to resolve a problem? ......

33. Hamilton dedicates Monaco GP pole to friend and mentor Lauda19:31[−]
MONACO — Lewis Hamilton beat his Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas to take pole position for the Monaco Grand Prix on Saturday, while Ferrari slipped down the grid after another error-strewn performance. Hamilton shouted "Yes, yes, yes!" after his second pole of the season ended Bottas' bid for a fourth straight pole. Hamilton beat the Finnish driver's time on his last lap and dedicated his record-extending 85th pole to Niki Lauda. "This one's for Niki," Hamilton said. Lauda, Hamilton's friend and mentor, died on Monday at the age of 70 less than one year after a lung transplant. There will be a special ceremony held in Lauda's honor shortly before Sunday's race. Lauda, a...

34. U.N. pushes Myanmar over Rohingya19:31[−]
AFP-JijiYANGON (AFP-Jiji) — Myanmar must “show results” to convince Rohingya refugees to return, the U.N.’s High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi said Friday at the end of his first visit to Myanmar since the crackdown against Rohingya Muslims in 2017. A brutal military campaign in western Rakhine State forced some 740,000 Rohingya over the border into Bangladesh. Around 1 million Rohingya now languish...

35. Security forces mistakenly kill 6 civilians in Afghanistan19:31[−]
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN — An Afghan security forces raid against Taliban fighters in eastern Nangarhar province mistakenly killed at least six civilians, including a woman and two children, provincial officials said Saturday. Attahullah Khogyani, the provincial governor's spokesman, said 10 insurgents were also killed in the Friday night attack in Sherzad district. The civilians' vehicle was exiting the area right after the raid and security forces thought that Taliban fighters were trying to escape, so they opened fire...

36. All eyes on skies as rain threatens Indianapolis 50019:31[−]
INDIANAPOLIS — The day before the Indianapolis 500 dawned sunny, bright and otherwise perfect. If only it were race day. The forecast for Sunday calls for an 80 to 90 percent chance of rain, with thunderstorms expected throughout the day. That means a lot of uncomfortable waiting for IndyCar drivers and teams, track and series officials, broadcast partner NBC and about 250,000 fans. "I would just tell everyone to remember: This is Indiana," Indianapolis Motor Speedway President Doug Boles said Saturday, alluding to the state's unpredictable...

37. The Latest: Trump arrives in Japan for state visit19:30[−]
TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's state visit to Japan (all times local): 5:55 p.m. President Donald Trump is heading to a dinner with business leaders at the U.S. ambassador's residence in Tokyo after a brief airport welcome. Trump and first lady Melania Trump were greeted by Japan's minister of foreign affairs, the U.S. ambassador to Japan and other officials Saturday at Tokyo's Haneda Airport. Trump was busy tweeting as Air Force One neared Japan for the four-day visit. He declared the...

38. Trump arrives in Tokyo for state visit, golf and sumo19:30[−]
TOKYO (AP) — President Donald Trump needled Japan over the U.S.-Japan trade imbalance as he kicked off a state visit to the country Saturday that's been tailor-made to his whims and ego. Speaking at a reception with several dozen Japanese and American business leaders at the U.S. ambassador's residence in Tokyo shortly after his arrival, Trump said the U.S. and Japan "are hard at work" negotiating a new bilateral trade agreement that he said would benefit both countries. "I would say that Japan has had a substantial edge for many, many years, but that's OK," Trump told the group, joking that, "Maybe that's why you like me so much." The comments underscored the competing dynamics of a state...

39. Heavy flooding in Afghanistan kills 24 people in 2 days19:30[−]
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Heavy flooding in Afghanistan killed at least 24 people and injured 11 others in the past 48 hours as a new wave of heavy rains swept...

40. 'Revolution' in Poland as nation confronts priestly abuse19:30[−]
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — One victim spoke out, and then another, and another. A statue of a pedophile priest was toppled in Gdansk, put back by his supporters, and finally dismantled for good. A feature film about clerical abuse was a box office hit. Poland thought it had started confronting the problem of clerical abuse and its cover-up by church authorities. Then a bombshell came: A documentary with victim testimony so harrowing it has forced an unprecedented reckoning with pedophile priests in one of Europe's most deeply Catholic societies. Poland's bishops acknowledged this week they face a crisis and made a rare admission that they have failed to protect the young. It's also a crisis for...

41. PHOTO GALLERY: A selection of pictures from the past week19:30[−]
Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors...

42. DP World and Hindustan Infralog to acquire a 76 per cent stake of KRIL19:28[−]
Dubai Hindustan Infralog, a joint venture between DP World and the National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF), said Thursday that it had completed its acquisition of a 76 per cent stake in KRIBHCO Infrastructure, an integrated multi-modal logistics...

43. Afghanistan: 13 people die due to flash floods in Ghor19:28[−]
Apart from the deaths, over 100 houses were destroyed due to the heavy downpour which has lashed the province since Thursday, reports Xinhua. ......

44. EU vote faces new covert digital threats: report19:27[−]
New players are exploiting internet lawlessness to disrupt democracy at this week's European elections, says a new report that points a finger at far-right populists and cyber mil... ......

45. 2nd day of 11th European Aerobic Gymnastics Championships kicks off in Baku [PHOTO]19:27[−]
2nd day of 11th European Aerobic Gymnastics Championships kicks off in Baku [PHOTO]... ......

46. Massive Landslide Blocks Jammu-Srinagar National Highway19:27[−]
Massive Landslide Blocks Jammu-Srinagar National Highway... ......

47. Competitions as part of Day 2 of European Aerobic Gymnastics Championships in Baku continue (PHOTO)19:27[−]
Competitions as part of Day 2 of European Aerobic Gymnastics Championships in Baku continue (PHOTO)... ......

48. Azerbaijani team reaches finals of European Aerobic Gymnastics Championships in aerobic dance program19:27[−]
Azerbaijani team reaches finals of European Aerobic Gymnastics Championships in aerobic dance program... ......

49. Kurunegala doctor arrested over assets, other allegations19:27[−]
Kurunegala doctor arrested over assets, other allegations... ......

50. Joy & delight at European Aerobic Gymnastics Championships in Baku (PHOTO)19:27[−]
Joy & delight at European Aerobic Gymnastics Championships in Baku (PHOTO)... ......


 
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