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Minnesota prosecutor to announce if Prince's death will lead to charges

Associated Press - Thu, 19/04/2018 - 16:01
Carver County Attorney Mark Metz will announce Thursday whether anyone will be charged in connection to Prince's death in April 2016.
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Robert DeNiro's offer for those participating in the #NationalSchoolWalkout

Associated Press - Thu, 19/04/2018 - 15:57
Friday is the day of the National School Walkout, an event organized by survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas shooting. At 10 a.m. in each time zone, participants are going to walk out of their classes and observe a moment of silence for school shooting victims.
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Gene therapy helps patients avoid blood transfusion

Associated Press - Thu, 19/04/2018 - 15:57
Memories of classical ballet performances dance in Wanda Sihanath's head when she thinks about her childhood in Elgin, Illinois. She remembers balancing at the barre to Beethoven and pirouetting to Vivaldi.
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Conservative candidate expected to win Paraguay presidency

Reuters - Thu, 19/04/2018 - 15:55
ASUNCION (Reuters) - The son of a key figure in Paraguay's 1954-1989 dictatorship is expected to easily win the presidency in Sunday's election, but his party is projected to lose seats in Congress, complicating his business-friendly legislative agenda.
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What to expect from Friday's massive National School Walkout

Associated Press - Thu, 19/04/2018 - 15:51
If you think students are done protesting gun violence, get ready for the National School Walkout.
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Marijuana's effects diminish 72 hours later

Associated Press - Thu, 19/04/2018 - 15:48
Marijuana is notorious for slowing certain cognitive functions such as learning, memory and attention span (maybe that's why they call it "dope"?). But new research in young people suggests that these cognitive effects, while significant, may not persist for very long, even among chronic users.
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Corker questions Trump 2020 bid

Associated Press - Thu, 19/04/2018 - 15:46
In an interview with CNN's Alisyn Camerota, Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) questions if President Trump will run for re-election in 2020 and says that he wants to see who else is running before deciding whether or not to back Trump.
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Former Navy fighter pilot praised for her 'nerves of steel' during emergency

Associated Press - Thu, 19/04/2018 - 15:46
Things looked grim aboard the Southwest Airlines flight, but you wouldn't have guessed it hearing the air of calm from the former Navy fighter pilot guiding the plane to safety.
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The new 4/20: Beyond legalizing it

Associated Press - Thu, 19/04/2018 - 15:38
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UK's May proposes ban on plastic straws, stirrers and cotton swabs

Associated Press - Thu, 19/04/2018 - 15:30
Plastic straws, drink stirrers and cotton swabs could be banned in England under plans proposed by the UK government to reduce plastic waste and protect the world's oceans.
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Boy asks pope if atheist father is in heaven

Associated Press - Thu, 19/04/2018 - 15:14
Pope Francis consoled a young boy who told him that his father didn't believe in God before he died. The boy asked the Pope if his father could still be in heaven.
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France's CGT urges broader anti-Macron protests, other unions keep their distance

Reuters - Thu, 19/04/2018 - 15:11
PARIS (Reuters) - France's far-left CGT labor union sought to broaden resistance to hard-hitting economic reforms on Thursday, urging employees across the public sector to join striking railway workers in their showdown with President Emmanuel Macron.
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GOP senator won't say if he backs Trump 2020 bid

Associated Press - Thu, 19/04/2018 - 15:07
In an interview with CNN's Chris Cuomo, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) got heated when asked if he would back President Trump in the 2020 election and decided not to answer, saying he is focused on supporting Trump's current agenda.
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Turkey's ruling party taunts opposition over early election

Reuters - Thu, 19/04/2018 - 14:56
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey's ruling AK Party taunted the main opposition party on Thursday to name a candidate to challenge Tayyip Erdogan for June elections which are expected to tighten the president's 15-year hold on power.
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Britain's lower house to debate EU customs union membership

Reuters - Thu, 19/04/2018 - 14:48
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's lower house of parliament will debate staying in a customs union with the European Union next week, stepping up pressure on Prime Minister Theresa May to change her Brexit blueprint.
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How Sofia Vergara passed husband's test

Associated Press - Thu, 19/04/2018 - 14:46
Actor Joe Manganiello describes how his wife, actress Sofia Vergara, downed a sandwich at one of his favorite restaurants in Pittsburgh.
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