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Serving An Eviction Notice In Detroit Yields 2 Kids’ Bodies In Freezer – Chinatopix

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

(Photo : REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa) The body of two-and-a-half-year-old Palestinian girl Raghad Massoud, whom medics said was killed in an Israeli air strike, is seen inside an ice-cream freezer at Kuwaiti Hospital, which does not have a morgue, in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip August 4, 2014. A bailiff who visited a house in Detroit to serve an eviction notice instead discovered the…

Police: Wisconsin state trooper shot and killed – Kansas City Star

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Authorities say a Wisconsin state trooper was shot and killed in an exchange of gunfire with a person who matched the description of a bank robbery suspect. Police said the suspect also was killed. Fond du Lac Police Chief William Lamb said at a brief news conference late Tuesday that the Wisconsin State Patrol trooper was following the suspect’s vehicle about 5:30 p.m. when the incident occurred. Lamb said no…

German Airbus crashes in French Alps with 150 dead, black box found – Reuters

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

SEYNE-LES-ALPES, France (Reuters) – An Airbus operated by Lufthansa’s Germanwings budget airline crashed into a mountainside in the French Alps on Tuesday, killing all 150 people on board including 16 schoolchildren. Germanwings confirmed its flight 4U 9525 from Barcelona to Duesseldorf went down with 144 passengers and six crew on board. One of the plane’s black box recorders has been found at the crash site, about 100 km (65 miles)…

Cruz eyes insurance via Obamacare, a law he vows to scrap – San Jose Mercury News

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Click photo to enlarge Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, his wife Heidi, and their two daughters Catherine, 4, left, and Caroline, 6, right, wave on stage after he announced his campaign for president, Monday, March 23, 2015 at Liberty University, in Lynchburg, Va. Cruz, who announced his candidacy on twitter in the early morning hours, is the first major candidate to officially enter 2016 race for president. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) WASHINGTON…

Emotional Nicklaus awarded congressional gold medal – MiamiHerald.com

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Congress on Tuesday awarded its highest civilian honor to golfing great Jack Nicklaus, who accepted the gold medal with a few tears, humility and humor. In a ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda, the House and Senate leadership bestowed the award on Nicklaus, winner of 18 major championships that Speaker and avid golfer John Boehner called the “gold standard.” The 75-year-old Nicklaus recalled the hard work of his parents, praised his…

Middle East Updates / China urges Iran to reach nuclear deal with world powers – Haaretz

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

For Tuesday’s updates, click here Latest updates: 3:45 A.M. China urges Iran to reach nuclear deal with world powers A nuclear deal with Iran represents the trend of the times and is the will of the people, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told his Iranian counterpart, pushing Iran once again to reach an agreement with major world powers. “The Iran nuclear talks have reached the final sprint in the marathon,” Chinese…

Arizona Woman Cleared of Her Son’s Murder After 22 Years on Death Row – Gawker

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

On Monday, a judge formally dismissed the case against Debra Milke, who spent 22 years on death row after being convicted of conspiring to murder her 4-year-old son, The Associated Press reports. The case relied heavily on the work of a detective who has since been discredited. Prosecutors lost their final appeal last week. “I just wanted to start off by saying I had absolutely nothing to do with the…

The Latest: Spanish woman, baby among plane crash victims – Washington Post

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

9:45 p.m. (2045 GMT, 4:45 p.m. EDT) The mayor of the small Spanish town of Jaca in the Pyrenees mountains says that a woman originally from the town died in the crash along with her baby boy. Jaca Mayor Victor Barrio said Marina Bandres had been attending a funeral in Jaca for a relative and was taken to the Barcelona airport by her father. Bandres lived in Britain. Barrio did…

Lawmakers question report on Israel sharing secrets from Iran talks – Los Angeles Times

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Senior lawmakers cast doubt Tuesday on a report that Israel spied on nuclear negotiations between Iran and six world powers and shared its findings with members of Congress, a claim that comes as the international talks near a potential pivotal stage. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu opposes any such deal, saying it threatens his country’s existence. The Israeli government has tried to undermine the talks through a coordinated effort that…

Ted Cruz going on Obamacare – CNN

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

(CNN)Ted Cruz is going on Obamacare. The newly announced Republican presidential candidate told CNN’s Dana Bash on Tuesday that he will sign up for health care coverage through the Affordable Care Act — a law he has been on a crusade to kill. “We’ll be getting new health insurance and we’ll presumably do it through my job with the Senate, and so we’ll be on the federal exchange with millions…

Coats of Indiana won’t seek re-election in 2016 – Chicago Tribune

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

WASHINGTON — Sen. Dan Coats, R-Ind., said Tuesday he won’t seek re-election in 2016. “I have concluded that the time has come to pass this demanding job to the next generation of leaders,” Coats said in an emailed statement. Coats, 71, served four terms in the House before moving to the Senate and serving from 1989 to 1999. He then became U.S. ambassador to Germany and returned to the Senate…

Cancer experts laud Angelina Jolie’s decision to remove ovaries – Reuters

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

(Reuters) – Two years after a double mastectomy, actress Angelina Jolie has had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed to avoid the risk of ovarian cancer, a move cancer experts described as courageous and influential. The movie director and philanthropist, who is the wife of actor Brad Pitt and the mother of six children, said in an op-ed column in the New York Times on Tuesday that she had the…

No survivors expected after plane carrying 150 crashes in French Alps – Fox News

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

European aviation officials offered no clues early Tuesday afternoon as to what caused a Dusseldorf-bound passenger plane carrying 150 people to suddenly lose altitude before crashing into rugged and remote terrain in the French Alps hours earlier, likely killing all aboard. Search teams arriving at the mile-wide crash site in the Alpes de Haute Provence region, about 65 miles north of Nice, found no survivors, and investigators were awaiting recovery…

Ted Cruz: Principled political prodigy or smug unyielding know-it-all? – Washington Post

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Beneath Cruz’s mesmerizing speaking style — midnight-smooth delivery, never ruffled, even as he drops lacerating lines about the evils of Obamacare — and his unthreatening appearance — suits, slicked-back black hair, baby-faced complexion — how the senator would govern remains unclear. Is he a rigidly uncompromising originalist or, as Cruz argues more like Ronald Reagan, who preached conservative populism but governed as a dealmaker? Although his father often proudly introduces…

Israel Denies Report It Spied On Washington To Derail Iran Nuclear Talks – VICE News

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Israeli officials are denying reports that the country’s intelligence service spied on closed-door talks in a bid to derail ongoing nuclear negotiations between Washington, Iran, and four other world powers known as the P5+1. According to a Monday night report in the Wall Street Journal citing current and former US officials, Israel obtained information on the P5+1 talks via eavesdropping and leaks from European officials. Israel used the intelligence to…

Why Angelina Jolie Chose to Have Her Ovaries Removed – TIME

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Matt Sayles—Invision/AP “This surgery decision is more straightforward than the decision to have the breasts removed.” In an op-ed in the New York Times, Angelina Jolie Pitt announced that she recently had surgery to remove her ovaries and fallopian tubes. The procedure put her into menopause at age 39, and she will take replacement hormones for another decade or so. “It is not easy to make these decisions,” she writes….

Secret Service Comes Under Fire From House Oversight Panel – Wall Street Journal

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

WASHINGTON—The Secret Service came under renewed criticism on Tuesday, when a lawmaker alleged a woman was able to drop an object she claimed was a bomb just outside the White House earlier this month, then avoid capture for three days. That object, which turned out to be harmless, was under investigation when two senior agents drove onto the scene on the evening of March 4 and nudged aside a barricade…

Israel ‘spied on US-Iran nuclear talks and leaked details to Congress’ – Telegraph.co.uk

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Many Republicans are opposed to such an accord. “It is one thing for the US and Israel to spy on each other. It is another thing for Israel to steal US secrets and play them back to US legislators to undermine US diplomacy,” the Wall Street Journal quoted a senior US official briefed on the matter as saying. US intelligence agencies spying on Israel discovered the operation when they intercepted…

How to decide when to announce you’re running for president – CBS News

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

With Texas Sen. Ted Cruz formally announcing his bid for the White House Monday, the 2016 contest is now underway, and the declarations will roll out over the next few months, some sooner, some later. The question of when to announce may be related to what these soon-to-be candidates do for their day jobs. The senators Cruz is the first of a group of four Republican senators – the others…

Tunisia attack: Bardo museum reopening delayed to Sunday – BBC News

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The reopening of Tunisia’s Bardo museum following the attack that killed at least 22 people has been delayed until Sunday. The museum was due to reopen on Tuesday morning but there will now only be a symbolic ceremony. Security concerns appear to have halted the reopening, according to the BBC’s Rana Jawad. The reopening, less than a week after the attacks, was intended to show the gunmen “haven’t achieved their…