Apr. 11, 2018

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President Donald Trump said relations with Russia have never been worse and warned Moscow to "get ready" for a U.S. missile strike on Syria over a suspected chemical weapons attack.

Eurocontrol, an air traffic agency in Europe, asked airlines to apply caution on flights to the eastern Mediterranean region because of possible air strikes in Syria over the next 72 hours.

South Korea President Moon Jae-in said he expected a "big step" toward denuclearization of the peninsula during a unprecedented summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

House Speaker Paul Ryan won't seek re-election in November, according to people familiar with his plans, dealing a blow to congressional Republicans already facing a possible Democratic takeover of the House in the November elections and setting off a GOP leadership battle.

Governor Phil Murphy's $50 million pitch for free community college excludes most New Jersey households in favor of the poorest students, the majority of whom already receive government aid. His spending proposal offers little relief to those attending four-year schools in a state with the nation's fourth-priciest public-university system.

A key measure of U.S. inflation accelerated to the highest in a year as a drag from mobile-phone costs faded, bearing out the Federal Reserve's forecast for a pickup in price gains.

Trade talks between the world's biggest economies broke down last week after the Trump administration demanded that China curtail support for high-technology industries, a person familiar with the situation said, signaling that a resolution may be some ways off.

It's common now, in Venezuela, turning to veterinarians and pet stores because pharmacists rarely have the goods, and black-market peddlers charge exorbitant rates for items of questionable provenance. So people swallow antibiotics made for dogs and painkillers made for cats.

Bank of America Corp. plans to stop lending to companies that make assault-style guns used for non-military purposes.

Luxury homes aren't selling as fast as they used to. And their owners are paying a price for the slowness. Last year, 72 percent of the most-expensive properties in the U.S. took longer than 180 days to sell, a sharp jump from 2015, when 59 percent of homes lingered for that long.

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An Algerian military plane carrying soldiers and their families crashed soon after takeoff Wednesday into a field in northern Algeria, killing 257 people in what appeared to be the North African nations worst-ever plane crash.

The Broward County School Board on Tuesday said it wouldn't participate in a state program that allows certain staff members to carry firearms. That district includes Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, where 17 people were shot and killed in February.

President Donald Trump said on Monday he is not ruling out missile strikes against the government of President Bashar al-Assad in response to a suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria. If he does take military action, he'll be doing so without constitutionally required approval by Congress.

Theresa May has given her strongest signal yet that Britain would support President Donald Trump in military action against the Syrian regime as the two leaders resolved "not to allow the use of chemical weapons to continue".

The World Health Organization said around 500 people had been treated for "signs and symptoms consistent with exposure to toxic chemicals" after a suspected poison gas attack in a Syrian rebel enclave just before it fell.

Puerto Rico will receive $18.5 billion from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to help rebuild its battered housing stock and infrastructure after September's Hurricane Maria, the island's governor and HUD officials said on Tuesday.

Thousands of students across Bangladesh staged protests and sit-ins Monday after clashes at the country's top university left at least 100 people injured.

Australia and New Zealand warned China on Tuesday against building any military base in the South Pacific, following media reports that the Chinese have proposed a permanent stronghold in Vanuatu.

U.S. consumer prices rose 2.4 percent in March from a year earlier, the fastest annual pace in 12 months.

BBC

Protesters have put at least 16 corpses in front of the headquarters of the UN in the Central African Republic (CAR). They called for an end to violence, saying the corpses were of civilians killed on Tuesday in clashes between UN troops and armed groups in a neighborhood of the capital, Bangui.

More than 600,000 girls in Tanzania have started receiving vaccines to prevent cervical cancer. Girls aged between nine and 14 are being targeted to protect them from developing the illness at an early age.

Sudan President Omar al-Bashir has ordered the immediate release of all political prisoners in the country.

WND

A court will review a Michigan health club's policy - unwritten and largely withheld from consumers - to allow men into women's restrooms and locker rooms under a "judgment-free zone."

Women who begin a chemically induced abortion but then have second thoughts now have hope of saving their unborn children thanks to a new study showing a great success rate in reversing the early effects of abortafacients through hormone treatments, a discovery that could save some 30,000 babies per year.

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