Nation/World

Van kills 10 and injures 15 in Toronto; driver in custody

Canada Van Hits Pedestrians

A rented van jumped onto a crowded Toronto sidewalk Monday, killing nine people and injuring 16...

National

Today in History

Today in History Today is Tuesday, April 24, the 114th day of 2018. There are 251 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 24, 1800, Congress approved a bill establishing the Library of Congress. On this date: In 1792, Capt. Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle began composing “War...


Business , National

Sell-off in industrial, tech stocks sends Dow down 400

Financial Markets Wall Street

NEW YORK (AP) — After a strong start, U.S. stocks abruptly sold off Tuesday after machinery maker Caterpillar said it doesn’t expect to top its first-quarter profit for the rest of the year. The Dow Jones industrial average plunged as much as 619 points as investors feared that rising oil prices...


National

Police: Co-worker called Waffle House suspect 'paranoid'

APTOPIX Waffle House Shooting

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The suspect in Sunday’s killings at a Tennessee Waffle House once lived in Colorado, where police say a co-worker described him as being paranoid and delusional at times. The co-worker also told a detective the man was infatuated with Taylor Swift and claimed to be a...


World

The Latest: Police officer says most victims of attack women

APTOPIX Canada Van Hits Pedestrians

TORONTO (AP) — The Latest on the incident in which a van plowed down a Toronto sidewalk, killing and injuring several people (all times local): 4:30 p.m. A Toronto police official says that women make up most of the victims of the deadly van attack but it’s not yet known if they were deliberately...


World

Toronto van attack suspect was student, ex-military recruit

Canada Van Hits Pedestrians

TORONTO (AP) — Details have begun to emerge about Alek Minassian, who was charged Tuesday with 10 counts of first-degree murder and 13 of attempted murder for driving a van into a crowded sidewalk in Toronto. Here is a look at the 25-year-old suspect in one of the worst mass killings in Canada’s...


World

Suspect in Toronto van rampage charged with 10 murder counts

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. TORONTO - A 25-year-old suspect accused of mowing down pedestrians with a van in a busy Toronto shopping district was ordered held Tuesday on 10 counts of first-degree murder - one for each of the victims in an attack whose motives remain unclear. Authorities said...


National

The Latest: Sheriff says Waffle House suspect 'compliant'

Waffle House Shooting

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at Tennessee restaurant that left four dead (all times local): 2:55 p.m. A Tennessee sheriff says the suspect in the slayings of four people at a Nashville Waffle House is cooperating with authorities and being evaluated for physical and mental...


National

Prosecutor says Cosby used good-guy rep to harm women

Bill Cosby-9

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The jury in Bill Cosby’s sexual assault retrial was poised to begin deliberating Tuesday after prosecutors portrayed the 80-year-old former TV star as a serial predator who drugged and molested a woman 14 years ago. The defense called Cosby’s accuser a “pathological liar”...


National

FDA cracks down on sales of Juul, other e-cigarettes to youth

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday announced a nationwide undercover “blitz” to crack down on the sale of e-cigarettes - particularly the hugely popular Juul products - to children and teenagers by regular and online retailers. The effort started...


National

The Latest: Coach denies sexual abuse, affiliation with MSU

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on Michigan State University ties to a Chicago-area coach accused of sexual abuse (all times local): 1:00 p.m. A lawyer for a prominent Chicago-area volleyball coach accused of raping six underage girls he trained says his client has never sexually abused anyone and that...


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