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  1. Nursing assistant accused of breaking leg of 98-year-old

    05.26 / 12:50 seattletimes.com SeattleTimes-World
    NEWNAN, Ga. (AP) — Authorities in Georgia say a nursing assistant intentionally broke the leg of a 98-year-old woman, who later died during surgery. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports (http://on-ajc.com/2qVSfzT ) that 43-year-old Hakim Ogunkele was arrested Thursday after authorities determined he broke Edna Warren’s leg. Georgia Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Nelly Miles says Ogunkele was […
  2. Egypt: Gunmen attack Christians, killing at least 24

    05.26 / 10:57 seattletimes.com SeattleTimes-World
    CAIRO (AP) — Gunmen opened fire on a bus carrying Coptic Christians south of the Egyptian capital on Friday, killing 24 people and wounding 25, officials said. The attack happened while the bus was traveling on the road to the St. Samuel Monastery in the Minya governorate, about 220 kilometers (140 miles) south of Cairo, […
  3. UK police arrest 9th man in concert bombing investigation

    05.26 / 07:16 seattletimes.com SeattleTimes-World
    MANCHESTER, England (AP) — British police investigating the Manchester Arena bombing have arrested a ninth man while continuing to search addresses associated with the bomber who killed 22 concert-goers. Eight other men are in custody in connection with Monday’s atrocity, with police and security agencies working to prevent further attacks. Authorities are chasing possible links […
  4. Bangladesh removes Lady Justice statue from court complex

    05.26 / 06:17 seattletimes.com SeattleTimes-World
    NEW DELHI (AP) — A sculptor says authorities in Bangladesh have removed a Lady Justice statue from the Supreme Court premises as Islamist hardliners have been pressing for months, terming it anti-Islamic. The statue of a woman holding a scale and sword in her hands was installed in December outside the court building. The sculpture […
  5. Trump budget dismays families hit by opioid addiction crisis

    05.26 / 05:20 seattletimes.com SeattleTimes-World
    NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump’s budget proposal weakens insurance coverage for drug addiction treatment and cuts back funding for research and prevention programs. Some see that as a betrayal of those who trusted his campaign pledge to make the opioid epidemic a top priority. Those most frustrated include parents of those lost to […
  6. Sri Lankan sex ring in Haiti reveals cracks in UN system

    05.26 / 04:16 seattletimes.com SeattleTimes-World
    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — An AP investigation has found that the U.N. deployed thousands of Sri Lankan peacekeepers despite concerns over the country’s human rights record. Sri Lanka refuses to allow independent investigations into alleged civil war atrocities. It only recently said it investigated fewer than two dozen of the 134 peacekeepers implicated in […
  7. Facing anxious European leaders, Trump goes on offensive

    05.26 / 04:16 seattletimes.com SeattleTimes-World
    TAORMINA, Italy (AP) — President Donald Trump has faced a much cooler reception in Europe than the welcome he received in the Middle East. The leaders of Saudi Arabia and Israel seemed in competition to outdo the other with the warmth of their welcomes. Not so in Europe as Trump met with other NATO leaders […
  8. Ohio judge to hear arguments on police trial evidence

    05.26 / 04:16 seattletimes.com SeattleTimes-World
    CINCINNATI (AP) — The judge in the murder retrial of a white Ohio police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black motorist is set to hear arguments on evidence issues. Jury selection in the Ray Tensing case will resume next week after attorneys review questionnaires filled out by prospective jurors who reported Thursday. Motions pending […
  9. Mexico’s ruling party faces more hurdles to maintain power

    05.26 / 04:16 seattletimes.com SeattleTimes-World
    ECATEPEC, Mexico (AP) — At a recent political rally in this crime-ridden Mexico City suburb, next year’s presidential election was discussed as much as the upcoming June 4 vote for governor in the country’s most populous state. The banner stretched across the stage carried the face of Delfina Gomez, a teacher-turned-politician with the leftist Morena […
  10. South Dakota teen with cancer gets OK to walk at graduation

    05.25 / 21:49 seattletimes.com SeattleTimes-World
    RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — School officials in Rapid City, South Dakota, have changed their minds and agreed to let a teen with brain cancer walk with her peers at graduation. Officials had originally said that 17-year-old Central High student Meredith Erck could not participate in Sunday’s ceremony because she is six credits short of […
  11. Woman drops lawsuit over assault at 50 Cent’s mansion

    05.25 / 20:44 seattletimes.com SeattleTimes-World
    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A woman who said she was assaulted at rapper 50 Cent’s Connecticut mansion in 2009 has dropped a lawsuit against him and his G-Unit Film & Television production company. Court records show Vasti Ortiz withdrew the lawsuit in Hartford Superior Court on Wednesday. There was no settlement or payout. Her lawyer […
  12. FBI misses deadline to turn over Comey memos on Trump

    05.25 / 19:43 seattletimes.com SeattleTimes-World
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI says it needs more time to consider a request by Congress to turn over memos and other documents related to meetings between former FBI Director James Comey and President Donald Trump. House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz had asked for the material by Wednesday. On Thursday, the FBI sent a […
  13. 3 federal prison guards charged with sex abuse of inmates

    05.25 / 18:42 seattletimes.com SeattleTimes-World
    NEW YORK (AP) — Three male federal prison guards in New York City have been arrested on charges they sexually abused female prisoners in Brooklyn. Prosecutors are seeking their detention without bail because of the seriousness of the charges. Prosecutors say one of the men, Carlos Richard Martinez, could face life in prison if he […
  14. Teen pilot killed, passenger hurt in Wisconsin plane crash

    05.25 / 17:33 seattletimes.com SeattleTimes-World
    MILWAUKEE (AP) — A teenage pilot was killed and his passenger was seriously injured when a single-engine plane crashed into a river near a small northwestern Wisconsin community still recovering from last week’s deadly and destructive tornado. Owen Knutson, 17, died at the scene of the crash Wednesday evening, according to Barron County Sheriff Chris […
  15. AP Analysis: Rouhani’s hardest challenge may be Iran’s hopes

    05.25 / 17:33 seattletimes.com SeattleTimes-World
    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — For Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, winning re-election may have been the easy part. His wide-margin victory over a hard-line rival shows a majority of Iranian voters prefer his promises of greater liberalization at home and deeper engagement with the world. It is a win that brings hope to Iran’s reform-minded urbanites […
  16. Lawsuit alleges GM cheated on diesel pickup truck emissions

    05.25 / 16:32 seattletimes.com SeattleTimes-World
    DETROIT (AP) — Shares of General Motors are down more than 2 percent Thursday after a lawsuit alleged that its diesel pickup trucks cheat on emissions tests. The lawsuit filed in Detroit federal court says the pickups with Duramax diesel engines have three devices on them that are rigged to allow more pollution on the […
  17. Propane leak in rail car leads to evacuations in New Jersey

    05.25 / 16:32 seattletimes.com SeattleTimes-World
    LOGAN TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Propane is leaking from a rail car in an industrial park in New Jersey, sending a plume of gas into the air and leading to evacuations. Gloucester County spokeswoman Debra Sellitto says a valve stem on top of the tanker car failed and started leaking Thursday in Pureland Industrial Park […