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Van kills 10 and injures 15 in Toronto; driver in custody

Canada Van Hits Pedestrians

A rented van jumped onto a crowded Toronto sidewalk Monday, killing nine people and injuring 16...

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Today in History

Today in History Today is Tuesday, April 24, the 114th day of 2018. There are 251 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 24, 1800, Congress approved a bill establishing the Library of Congress. On this date: In 1792, Capt. Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle began composing “War...


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Online post suggests rampage suspect may have resented women

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TORONTO (AP) — The suspect in the deadly van attack in Toronto posted a chilling Facebook message just minutes before plowing into a crowded city sidewalk, authorities said Tuesday, raising the possibility that he may have nursed grudges against women — a possible echo of a 1989 massacre of 14...


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Asian stocks slip following sell-off on Wall Street

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TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares dipped Wednesday, mirroring a sell-off on Wall Street on fears about slowing growth and falling company profits. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 slipped 0.6 percent to 22,135.07 in early trading. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng was down 1.1 percent to 30,298.60, and the...


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Man who disarmed Waffle House shooter hailed by lawmakers

APTOPIX Waffle House Shooting

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The man who snatched an AR-15 rifle away from a gunman at a Nashville restaurant told Tennessee lawmakers Tuesday he faced “the true test of a man,” drawing a standing ovation during his brief address. As the House hailed him as a hero, James Shaw Jr. said he acted to save...


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The Latest: Suspect faces new charges in shooting

Waffle House Shooting

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at Tennessee restaurant that left four dead (all times local): 8:35 p.m. The suspect in the deadly shooting at a Waffle House in Nashville faces five more charges. In a tweet, the Metro Nashville Police Department says Travis Reinking has now been...


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The Latest: Crowd gathers at memorial for van attack victims

APTOPIX Canada Van Hits Pedestrians

TORONTO (AP) — The latest on the incident in which a van plowed down a Toronto sidewalk, killing and injuring people (all times local): 9:30 p.m. A crowd has gathered after nightfall in Toronto’s North York community to pay their respects at a makeshift memorial to the victims of a van attack that...


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10 Things to Know for Wednesday

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday: 1. WHICH NOMINATION IS IN PERIL Details emerge over VA nominee Ronny Jackson’s alleged misconduct, ranging from repeated drunkenness to a toxic work environment, as he served as a top White...


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Waffle House gunman's troubles began years before attack

Waffle House Shooting

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Travis Reinking’s erratic behavior began years before police say he showed up without pants at a Waffle House restaurant and killed four people with an assault-style rifle. The onetime construction crane operator bounced between states and suffered from delusions, sometimes...


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Oregon officials knew of Hart family child-abuse allegations but did not intervene,

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Oregon child-welfare officials knew in July 2013 that Jennifer Hart - who last month drove her wife and six adopted children off a California cliff into the ocean - had already faced abuse allegations in another state, according to records from their investigation...


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Trump signals openness on 'new' Iran deal

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump signaled new willingness Tuesday to consider what visiting French President Emmanuel Macron called “a new deal with Iran” that would address shortcomings in the existing nuclear pact, even as he continued to criticize the...


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