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Saraland Police Stand By Controversial Arrest Of Woman At Waffle House

Saraland Police Stand By Controversial Arrest Of Woman At Waffle HousePolice in Saraland, Alabama, said a disturbance at a Waffle House there very




POSTED APRIL 23, 2018 8:14 PM

In Donald Trump, Israelis hear echoes of an ancient emperor

In Donald Trump, Israelis hear echoes of an ancient emperorIsraelis cheered when President Trump said the U.S. recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Now prominent Israelis are comparing the American president to the ancient Persian emperor Cyrus the Great, a hero to Jews who authorized building the Second Temple — raising the possibility of building the Third Temple in Jerusalem.




POSTED APRIL 23, 2018 11:58 AM

Southwest airlines cancels dozens of flights for engine inspections after deadly midair explosion

Southwest airlines cancels dozens of flights for engine inspections after deadly midair explosionInspecting its 737 engines round-the-clock on Monday, Southwest canceled 3 percent of its total flights, inconveniencing several thousand passengers.




POSTED APRIL 23, 2018 11:52 AM

Pruitt Met With Lobbyist Linked To His Bargain Condo To Discuss EPA Activity

Pruitt Met With Lobbyist Linked To His Bargain Condo To Discuss EPA ActivityDespite initial denials to the contrary, a lobbyist linked to a bargain




POSTED APRIL 23, 2018 12:41 AM

Rural districts are the new frontier for women running for office

Rural districts are the new frontier for women running for officeEsther Roberts stands in her friend’s field in Somers, Wis., which sits directly across the road from the massive Foxconn development site in Pleasant Prarie, WIs. At the moment when Esther Roberts decided to run for elected office, she was standing far from her home in Somers, Wisc., amid a sea of pink hats at the March for Women in Washington, D.C., in January 2017. Roberts is typical of the thousands of women who have entered the political arena in the past 18 months in the wake of Donald Trump’s election.




POSTED APRIL 23, 2018 11:16 AM

N. Korean leader's 'bitter sorrow' after fatal China tourist crash

N. Korean leader's 'bitter sorrow' after fatal China tourist crashNorth Korea's leader Kim Jong Un visited China's embassy in Pyongyang to express his "bitter sorrow" after a bus crash killed dozens of Chinese tourists, state media reported early Tuesday. Thirty-two Chinese tourists and four North Koreans were killed when a bus plunged from a bridge in North Korea late Sunday, according to Chinese officials. In a rare admission of negative news from North Korea's tightly controlled propaganda network, the state-run KCNA news agency ran a report saying Kim met the Chinese ambassador early Monday and later visited crash survivors in hospital.




POSTED APRIL 23, 2018 6:37 PM

Mummified body of the Shah of Iran 'found in Tehran' construction site

Mummified body of the Shah of Iran 'found in Tehran' construction siteA construction worker in southern Tehran may have stumbled across the mummified body of Reza Shah Pahlavi, the Iranian ruler whose son was overthrown in the revolution of 1979.  Builders were carrying out construction work at a Shia shrine in Tehran when they found the body amid a pile of rubble.  Pahlavi was buried in a mausoleum nearby after his death in 1944 but the tomb was blown up by Iranian revolutionaries as they tried to erase all traces of the previous regime.  The shah’s body was never found in the ruins and has been missing for nearly 40 years.  Hassan Khalilabadi, the head of Tehran’s heritage committee, said it was “a possibility” that the corpse may be that of the former Iranian leader. “This will be examined by responsible bodies," he said. The body was reportedly found by construction workers Pahlavi was a military officer who overthrew the ruling Persian dynasty in 1921 and seized power for himself, first becoming the country’s prime minister and then its monarch.   He introduced widespread reforms and is credited by some as the founder of modern Iran. But he was forced from power in 1941 by British and Russian troops and abdicated in favour of his son.  Pahlavi went into exile and died in South Africa in 1944. His son, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, was overthrown during the Iranian revolution in 1979.  Reza Shah's body as it was buried in 1944 Pahlavi’s legacy is a taboo subject for Iran’s government. While his son is still deeply controversial, some Iranians think fondly of the older Pahlavi because of his modernisation programme and his expansion of some freedoms for women.    During the widespread protests in Iran in late 2017 and early 2018, many protesters shouted out Pahlavi’s name as a way of defying Iran’s revolutionary regime. “Reza Shah, bless your soul,” people cried. If the body found in Tehran is indeed that of Reza Shah Pahlavi, Iran’s current rulers may have a delicate task figuring out what to do with it.  Islamic custom demands that all bodies be treated with respect but Iranian authorities will also be wary of allowing it to become a rallying point for opposition groups.  A spokesman for the Shah Abdol Azim shrine said the body was not Pahlavi’s. "All the rumours on the social media that claim this mummified body belongs to Reza Shah are false and void of any truth,” he said.    Reza Shah Pahlavi took power in 1921 but was forced to abdicate in 1941 by the UK and the Soviet Union Pahlavi’s grandson, Reza Pahlavi, said in a statement that he was “closely following” the reports that his grandfather’s body had been found.  He warned Iran’s government “against any secrecy or lack of transparency” in its handling of the body.   Iranian authorities said the body had been reburied. It was not immediately clear what steps Iran planned to take to verify if the body did belong to Pahlavi.  A widely-shared photograph on social media appeared to show an Iranian construction work taking a selfie with the body after discovering it at the foot of his bulldozer.




POSTED APRIL 24, 2018 9:05 AM

Iran police's assault on woman over headscarf stirs debate

Iran police's assault on woman over headscarf stirs debateTEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A grainy video of female officers from Iran's morality police assaulting a young woman whose headscarf only loosely covered her hair has sparked a new public debate on the decades-long requirement for women in the Islamic Republic.




POSTED APRIL 23, 2018 8:56 AM

Second disturbing video of Syracuse frat brothers published

Second disturbing video of Syracuse frat brothers publishedA second disturbing video of Syracuse University fraternity members was published online over the weekend, as 18 students face possible expulsion for the videos showing them engaged in offensive behavior. Jericka Duncan reports.




POSTED APRIL 23, 2018 7:47 AM

Van plows down multiple pedestrians in Toronto

Van plows down multiple pedestrians in TorontoThe driver suspected of killing 10 people and injuring 15 others when he ploughed a rental van into pedestrians in Toronto will make his first court appearance on Tuesday when details of a motive for the attack were expected to emerge.




POSTED APRIL 23, 2018 4:30 PM

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