Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Nation & World

She shared drug-smuggling vacation on social media. Now ‘Cocaine Babe’ is off to prison.

She shared drug-smuggling vacation on social media. Now ‘Cocaine Babe’ is off to prison.

A Canadian woman who tried to smuggle millions of dollars worth of cocaine into Australia has been convicted and sentenced to eight years behind bars.Melina Roberge, 24, was sentenced Wednesday after pleading guilty to smuggling 95 kilos (209 pounds)...
Published: 04/19/18
She calmly landed the Southwest flight and broke barriers as a fighter pilot

She calmly landed the Southwest flight and broke barriers as a fighter pilot

The pilot’s voice was calm yet focused as her plane descended with 149 people on board."Southwest 1380, we’re single engine," Capt. Tammie Jo Shults, a former fighter pilot with the U.S. Navy, said. "We have part of the aircraft missing so we’re goin...
Published: 04/18/18
Trump says U.S. wants meeting with Kim Jong Un to be ‘worldwide success’

Trump says U.S. wants meeting with Kim Jong Un to be ‘worldwide success’

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump says the United States will be doing "everything possible" to make an upcoming meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un a "worldwide success." The president said at a joint news conference with Japanese Prime M...
Published: 04/18/18
Pilot who landed damaged Southwest jet ‘just had to fly’

Pilot who landed damaged Southwest jet ‘just had to fly’

The pilot’s voice was calm yet focused as her plane descended with 149 people on board."Southwest 1380, we’re single engine," Capt. Tammie Jo Shults, a former fighter pilot with the U.S. Navy, said. "We have part of the aircraft missing so we’re goin...
Published: 04/18/18
Diaz-Canel will replace Raul Castro as leader of Cuba

Diaz-Canel will replace Raul Castro as leader of Cuba

HAVANA — Cuba on Wednesday selected 57-year-old First Vice President Miguel Mario Diaz-Canel Bermudez as sole candidate to succeed Raul Castro as president of Cuba, the centerpiece of an effort to ensure that the country’s single-party system outlast...
Published: 04/18/18
Island-wide blackout hits Puerto Rico; officials probe cause

Island-wide blackout hits Puerto Rico; officials probe cause

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — An island-wide blackout has hit Puerto Rico, which is struggling with an increasingly unstable power grid nearly seven months after Hurricane Maria hit the U.S. territory. Electric Power Authority spokeswoman Yohari Molina tel...
Published: 04/18/18

Presidents, first ladies praise Barbara Bush’s dedication

HOUSTON — Presidents, first ladies and many others who knew Barbara Bush are praising her devotion to the nation, her family and literacy. President Donald Trump said among Mrs. Bush’s greatest achievements "was recognizing the importance of literacy...
Published: 04/18/18
Grandma and Grandpa outdrinking the kids

Grandma and Grandpa outdrinking the kids

Experts on alcohol abuse have found one demographic group that’s drinking at an alarming rate. Not teenagers. Not college-age people. It’s baby boomers.For reasons not well understood, teenage and college-age Americans today are consuming alcohol at ...
Published: 04/17/18
Updated: 04/19/18
CIA Director Pompeo met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un over Easter weekend

CIA Director Pompeo met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un over Easter weekend

CIA Director Mike Pompeo made a top-secret visit to North Korea over Easter weekend as an envoy for President Donald Trump to meet with that country’s leader, Kim Jong Un, the Washington Post reports, citing two people with direct knowledge of the tr...
Published: 04/17/18
Barbara Bush, matriarch of American political dynasty, dies at 92

Barbara Bush, matriarch of American political dynasty, dies at 92

Barbara Bush, who was the wife of one president and the mother of another and whose embrace of her image as America’s warmhearted grandmother belied her influence and mettle, died April 17. She was 92.The office of her husband, former president Georg...
Published: 04/17/18