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  • London terror attacker identified as 52-year-old Khalid Masood

    LONDON — Police investigating the deadliest London terror attack in 12 years named the perpetrator Thursday as a 52-year-old British man, Khalid Masood. Prime Minister Theresa May earlier revealed that Masood was once linked to violent extremism but was regarded as a “peripheral figure.” She also told Parliament he was thought to be inspired by Islamist ideology. Police arrested eight people in raids around Britain, as an ISIS-affiliated news agency claimed that the extremist group was behind Wednesday’s outrage. Three […]

  • Member of Parliament tried to save officer killed in London terror attack

    There was an unexpected face among the first responders to Wednesday’s attack near the House of Parliament in London. Tobias Ellwood, a Conservative Member of Parliament, was seen tending to a man lying outside of Westminster Palace. Surrounded by a throng of police officers and emergency personnel, Ellwood was seen crouching on the cobblestone street applying pressure to the bare, bloodied torso of the victim. The man the politician was trying to save was a police officer who died, a […]

  • ISIS claims London terror attack; attacker was British-born

    LONDON — Police investigating the deadliest London terror attack in 12 years have arrested eight people in raids around Britain, as an ISIS-affiliated news agency claimed that the extremist group was behind the outrage. Prime Minister Theresa May revealed the perpetrator was British born and once linked to violent extremism, as she addressed Parliament a day after it was locked down when the assailant breached its perimeter. May said the attacker had been investigated by security services but was regarded […]

  • GOP to vote on health care bill today

    WASHINGTON  — It’s D-Day for Republicans in their epic quest to kill Obamacare. The House is expected to hold a cliffhanger vote on a repeal bill Thursday as acrimony among GOP lawmakers threatens to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory on an objective that has motivated conservative voters for years. The vote heralds a moment of massive political significance, especially for President Donald Trump, who is desperate for a win after a torrid first two months in power and […]

  • 4 killed, including police officer, in ‘shooting incident’ in Wisconsin

    Three civilians and a police officer were killed Wednesday in a “shooting incident” in northern Wisconsin, Everest Metropolitan Police Chief Wally Sparks said. Police said the shootings occurred at three locations in the Wausau area. The officer, from the Everest Metropolitan Police Department in Schofield, was killed in the line of duty, Sparks said. The name of the officer was not released. “This was one suspect, at this point in time. He has been taken into custody,” Sparks said at […]

  • Police: 5 dead including attacker in London terror incident; 40 injured

    LONDON –Four people were killed and scores injured when an attacker plowed a car through crowds in central London before attempting to storm the Houses of Parliament in what police believe was an act of Islamist-inspired terrorism. Police indicated they knew the identity of the assailant, who fatally stabbed unarmed police officer Keith Palmer, a 15-year-veteran, on the grounds of Parliament after ramming a car onto the crowded sidewalks nearby. Armed officers shot the attacker dead. It was the first […]

  • House Intel chairman: Trump’s personal communications may have been collected

    WASHINGTON — House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes said Wednesday that President Donald Trump’s personal communications may have been picked up by investigators through “incidental collection.” Nunes said at a news conference he discovered the potential surveillance of Trump himself while reviewing intelligence reports, but said it was not related to Russia. “This is a normal, incidental collection, based on what I could collect,” Nunes said. “This appears to be all legally collected foreign intelligence under” the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. […]

  • Johns Hopkins has first black female neurosurgeon resident

    BALTIMORE, Md. — In the 30 years that Johns Hopkins School of Medicine’s neurosurgical department has accepted residents, there has never been a black woman in the ranks. Now, Nancy Abu-Bonsrah is making history. The prestigious program accepts just two to five residents, and is ranked second in the country. Among its most notable alumni: Dr. Ben Carson, who is now the United States secretary of Housing and Urban Development. “I am very much interested in providing medical care in […]

  • VIDEO: 3-year-old girl meets Pope, then steals his hat

    ROME — It’s 3-year-old Estella Westrick’s first afternoon in Rome and she’s already causing a stir. When her family took her to meet the Pope after his Wednesday audience, she tried to steal his skullcap! Video shows a Vatican aide, known as a Papal Gentleman, lifting Estella to meet the Pope. As the Pope plants a kiss on Estella, she reaches for his zucchetto and plucks it off his head. “Right before she went up she was a little nervous,” […]

  • ‘The Gong Show’ host Chuck Barris dies at 87

    PALISADES, N.Y. — Chuck Barris, best known as host of the TV series “The Gong Show” and creator of “The Dating Game” and “The Newlywed Game,” died Tuesday. He was 87. He passed away at his home in Palisades, New York, from natural causes, according to publicist Paul Shefrin. As host of “The Gong Show,” Barris introduced amateur performers to three celebrity judges, who could put a stop to terrible performances by striking the gong. Much like on “American Idol,” […]