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Trump renews criticism of Comey 'lies' amid interview, book release
Sun, 15 Apr 2018 09:44:16 -0400 - President Donald Trump blasted former FBI Director James Comey's assertion investigation of Hillary Clinto emails were based assumption she would win election.

Ohtani on mound for Angels again vs. Royals
Sun, 15 Apr 2018 09:18:19 -0400 - KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- It is Sunday, so it must be Shohei Ohtani time in the Los Angeles Angels rotation.

Surprising Pirates seek series win vs. Marlins
Sun, 15 Apr 2018 09:15:18 -0400 - The Pittsburgh Pirates, who continue to be one of the surprise teams in the first month of the season, can keep a streak of sorts alive with a win Sunday over the host Miami Marlins.

Golden Knights expect determined Kings in Game 3
Sun, 15 Apr 2018 09:13:31 -0400 - LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Kings are facing a must-win scenario in Game 3 of their first-round Stanley Cup Playoffs series against the Vegas Golden Knights at Staples Center on Sunday night.

Israel: 'Longest and deepest' Gaza tunnel destroyed
Sun, 15 Apr 2018 08:50:03 -0400 - Israel's Army said Sunday it detected and destroyed the "longest and deepest" built by Hamas from the Gaza Strip into Israeli territory this past weekend.

North Korean media spotlighting Kim Jong Un's wife Ri Sol-ju
Sun, 15 Apr 2018 03:34:54 -0400 - North Korean media appears to be attempting to raise the profile of Ri Sol-ju, the wife of regime leader Kim Jong Un.

Fine dust levels soar in South Korea
Sun, 15 Apr 2018 03:17:57 -0400 - South Korea's weather authorities have advised the public to refrain from going outside due to air pollution.

On This Day: Boston Marathon bombing kills 3
Sun, 15 Apr 2018 03:00:07 -0400 - On April 15, 2013, two pressure-cooker bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing three people and injuring more than 260.

UPI Almanac for Sunday, April 15, 2018
Sun, 15 Apr 2018 03:00:07 -0400 - On April 15, 2013, two pressure-cooker bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing three people and injuring more than 260.

Famous birthdays for April 15: Emma Watson, Chris Stapleton
Sun, 15 Apr 2018 03:00:07 -0400 - Actor Emma Watson turns 28 and country singer Chris Stapleton turns 40, among the famous birthdays for April 15.

Chinese official meets Kim Jong Un, ahead of inter-Korean summit
Sun, 15 Apr 2018 02:19:29 -0400 - A high-ranking Beijing official met North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, whilst leading a group of Chinese performers to Pyongyang.

South Korea's ruling party members hit with online comment rigging allegations
Sun, 15 Apr 2018 02:11:47 -0400 - South Korea's opposition lawmakers have called for a thorough investigation on the liberal Democratic Party's alleged involvement in rigging online comments.

Surprising Jazz open playoffs against Thunder
Sat, 14 Apr 2018 23:26:40 -0400 - OKLAHOMA CITY -- After losing Gordon Hayward to the Boston Celtics in the offseason, it looked like it would be a long shot for the Utah Jazz to make the playoffs.

White-hot Red Sox look to keep struggling O's down
Sat, 14 Apr 2018 23:24:52 -0400 - BOSTON -- The Boston Red Sox are off to the best start in their 118-year history.

Yankees, Tigers will try to play two after washout
Sat, 14 Apr 2018 23:22:36 -0400 - The New York Yankees haven't gotten their biggest bats going. Yet their powerful lineup is already setting home run records.

Rockets face determined T-Wolves to open playoffs
Sat, 14 Apr 2018 23:17:06 -0400 - HOUSTON -- First things first: The Minnesota Timberwolves are not merely happy to be in the playoffs for the first time since 2004, despite the prevailing narrative regarding their presence.

Celtics brace for Freak show, Bucks
Sat, 14 Apr 2018 23:13:23 -0400 - BOSTON -- Celtics coach Brad Stevens has a simple way of defending The Freak as Boston opens its first-round playoff series against the Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday at TD Garden.

Wild wait for grounded Jets
Sat, 14 Apr 2018 23:10:02 -0400 - SAINT PAUL, Minn. -- The Winnipeg Whiteout -- that tradition which has Jets fans celebrating the region's often inclement winter weather by wearing white to playoff games -- seemed like a good idea, especially as raucous home crowds helped spur the Jets to a 2-0 lead in their best-of-seven first round playoff series with the Minnesota Wild.

Flyers hope to ride newfound momentum vs. Penguins
Sat, 14 Apr 2018 22:57:04 -0400 - Like the goalie-masked character in the endless series of slasher films, the Philadelphia Flyers rose from the dead to even their best-of-seven series against the Pittsburgh Penguins with a 5-1 victory on Friday the 13th.

Browns WR Landry signs $75 million extension
Sat, 14 Apr 2018 22:54:32 -0400 - Wide receiver Jarvis Landry signed a five-year contract extension with the Cleveland Browns worth $75.5 million.

Alabama QB Tagovailoa may miss spring game
Sat, 14 Apr 2018 22:36:12 -0400 - Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa did not participate in the team's second spring scrimmage Saturday because of a setback to his injured throwing hand.

Nationals try to salvage split with Rockies
Sat, 14 Apr 2018 22:33:56 -0400 - WASHINGTON -- After scuffling through the first two games, the Washington Nationals can salvage a split of their four-game series against the Colorado Rockies on Sunday.

Cardinals seek sweep of struggling Reds
Sat, 14 Apr 2018 22:26:58 -0400 - The St. Louis Cardinals were seeking some traction with their offense and their pitching staff going in a four-game weekend series against the NL Central rival Cincinnati Reds.

All eyes on sky as Indians-Jays could be rained out again
Sat, 14 Apr 2018 22:07:07 -0400 - CLEVELAND -- After rain led to the postponement of Saturday's Cleveland Indians-Toronto Blue Jays matchup, the two teams are scheduled to play Sunday afternoon, but that game could be in jeopardy as well.

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World News (Reuters)

Allies keep Syria options open as Britain says no strikes planned
Sun, 15 Apr 2018 09:18:49 -0400 - LONDON/DAMASCUS (Reuters) - Western powers have no plans for further missile strikes on Syria but will assess their options if Damascus uses chemical weapons again, Britain's foreign minister said on Sunday as debate raged over the legality and effectiveness of the raids.

Despite Trump's 'Mission accomplished', question raised over U.S. Syria strategy
Sun, 15 Apr 2018 06:57:48 -0400 - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Just over a year ago U.S. President Donald Trump ordered a missile strike against the Syrian government for a chemical weapons attack against its own people.

Israel to free 200 African migrants awaiting deportation
Sun, 15 Apr 2018 07:31:12 -0400 - JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel will release about 200 jailed African migrants in the absence of a final deal to deport them and thousands more Eritrean and Sudanese men who entered the country illegally, the Interior Ministry said on Sunday.

Pakistani soldiers killed in attack at Afghanistan border
Sun, 15 Apr 2018 08:58:09 -0400 - PARACHINAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - Two Pakistani soldiers were killed in cross-border fire from Afghanistan while working on a fence intended to cover nearly all of the disputed 2,500km border separating the countries, the Pakistani military said on Sunday.

Canada's Trudeau set for emergency summit on pipeline crisis
Sun, 15 Apr 2018 09:34:40 -0400 - OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will on Sunday try to tackle an escalating dispute over a oil pipeline project that threatens to undermine his political and economic agenda.

German president warns against demonising Russia
Sun, 15 Apr 2018 09:30:13 -0400 - BERLIN (Reuters) - German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier has warned against demonising Russia and said Germany had a particular role to play in maintaining dialogue with Moscow, given its history.

Demonstrators flood Barcelona in support of jailed separatist leaders
Sun, 15 Apr 2018 09:32:09 -0400 - BARCELONA (Reuters) - Hundreds of thousands of Catalan independence supporters flooded the streets of Barcelona on Sunday calling for the release of jailed separatist leaders after a supreme court ruling frustrated their latest attempt to elect a regional leader. Around 350,000 demonstrators clogged several main city arteries waving flags and wearing yellow in support of separatist leaders jailed for their role in the region's banned drive to split from Spain last year.

Japan PM Abe's rating falls in media poll amid scandal woes
Sun, 15 Apr 2018 06:52:04 -0400 - TOKYO (Reuters) - Support for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, plagued by accusations of cronyism and cover-ups, fell to 26.7 percent in a survey by private broadcaster Nippon TV released on Sunday, the lowest since he took office in December 2012.

Merkel looks at ways to tackle Germany's east/west disparities
Sun, 15 Apr 2018 07:29:39 -0400 - BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday said government subsidies were needed to address lingering disparities in the quality of life in the states of former Communist East Germany and West Germany 28 years after unification.

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World News (BBC)

Syria air strikes: US still 'locked and loaded' for new chemical attacks
Sun, 15 Apr 2018 11:24:44 GMT - President Trump vows to repeat Saturday's strikes on Syria if it carries out new chemical attacks.

Australia bushfire threatens Sydney suburbs homes
Sun, 15 Apr 2018 08:40:09 GMT - Hundreds of firefighters are tackling the blaze as residents are told to seek shelter.

Israel destroys 'longest and deepest' Gaza tunnel
Sun, 15 Apr 2018 11:48:54 GMT - The tunnel was heading towards an Israeli community near the Gaza border, Israel's military says.

Rohingya crisis: Myanmar says first refugee family returns
Sun, 15 Apr 2018 05:11:15 GMT - Despite a UN warning, Myanmar says a family of five refugees has returned to Rakhine state.

Italian film-maker Vittorio Taviani dies
Sun, 15 Apr 2018 12:37:36 GMT - Alongside his brother, Vittorio Taviani became one of Italy's best-known directors over decades.

Somaliland poet jailed for Somalia reunification poetry
Sun, 15 Apr 2018 13:09:03 GMT - Pressure groups in Somaliland say poet Nacima Qorane's basic human rights have been violated.

Beyonce reunites Destiny's Child at Coachella
Sun, 15 Apr 2018 10:39:37 GMT - The girl band performed together for the first time since 2015 during Beyonce's set at the US festival

Mali militants attack bases disguised as UN peacekeepers
Sun, 15 Apr 2018 01:21:58 GMT - One genuine UN peacekeeper is dead and many French soldiers are wounded after the attack.

Hungary: Thousands march in anti-Orban demo in Budapest
Sat, 14 Apr 2018 19:55:23 GMT - Organisers say 100,000 protesters marched against Viktor Orban's recently re-elected government.

David Buckel: US lawyer sets himself on fire in climate protest
Sun, 15 Apr 2018 07:15:15 GMT - David Buckel, known for his work for LGBT people, died after setting himself on fire in New York.

Syria air strikes: Why now and will they work?
Sat, 14 Apr 2018 20:46:17 GMT - Experts explain why the US, Britain and France have chosen to launch air strikes in Syria and how effective this will be.

Syria air strikes: 12 hours in two minutes
Sat, 14 Apr 2018 14:59:11 GMT - How the US, UK and France attack on suspected chemical weapons facilities unfolded.

Syria air strikes: Eyewitness describes moment missiles struck
Sat, 14 Apr 2018 11:04:21 GMT - CBS reporter Seth Doane in Damascus, Syria, describes the moment the air strikes started.

Officer treated for overdose after inhaling unknown powder
Fri, 13 Apr 2018 21:23:40 GMT - An Ohio officer was treated for an overdose after he inhaled an unknown powder during an arrest.

ICYMI: A huge robot and presenter in the pool
Sun, 15 Apr 2018 07:04:47 GMT - Some stories you might have blinked and missed this week.

Police video shows YouTube shooter asleep in car before attack
Sat, 14 Apr 2018 21:42:43 GMT - California police release bodycam footage from an encounter with YouTube shooter Nasim Aghdam.

Syria air strikes: Footage shows before and after
Sat, 14 Apr 2018 14:32:28 GMT - Footage shows missiles striking a military research facility in Damascus, and the apparent aftermath.

Egyptians gear up for Ramadan with Mo Salah lanterns
Fri, 13 Apr 2018 20:46:14 GMT - Egyptians gear up for Ramadan with Mo Salah lanterns.

Iceland to play its first cricket international
Thu, 12 Apr 2018 11:39:19 GMT - National team to come to England for a double-header against Switzerland.

North Korea error opens door to fake Twitter account
Thu, 12 Apr 2018 10:20:49 GMT - Typographical error on state-run website means users can click through to anti-regime messages.

Syria air strikes: Were they legal?
Sat, 14 Apr 2018 15:02:41 GMT - Legal justifications can be made, but do they stack up? Law Professor Marc Weller looks at the arguments.

Week in pictures: 7 - 13 April 2018
Fri, 13 Apr 2018 23:17:30 GMT - A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.

The hidden secrets of India's world record-breaking 'fairy cave'
Sat, 14 Apr 2018 23:52:09 GMT - The BBC's Soutik Biswas gets a glimpse of the world's longest sandstone cave in north-eastern India.

Families caught in Trump's refugee clampdown
Sat, 14 Apr 2018 23:53:20 GMT - Historically, the US has led the world in welcoming refugees - but that's changing under Trump.

Coffee: Who grows, drinks and pays the most?
Fri, 13 Apr 2018 20:48:59 GMT - Coffee in five charts: How coffee drinking varies around the world.

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