Sunday, February 18, 2018
News Roundup

Details on death in Afghanistan

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details on death in afghanistan

An Army nurse showed no alarm or discomfort before collapsing during a Skype video chat with his wife, who saw a bullet hole in a closet behind him, his family said Sunday.

Capt. Bruce Kevin Clark's family released a statement describing what Susan Orellana-Clark saw in the video feed recording her husband's death on April 30 in Tarin Kowt, Afghanistan. It's not clear how the bullet hole got in the closet.

"Clark was suddenly knocked forward," the statement from the soldier's family said. "The closet behind him had a bullet hole in it. The other individuals, including a member of the military, who rushed to the home of CPT Clark's wife also saw the hole and agreed it was a bullet hole."

U.S. officials in Afghanistan referred questions to the Pentagon, which has said the death remains under investigation.

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Paul wins delegates in Nevada, Maine

Despite former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's overwhelming victory in Nevada's Republican caucuses, Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, has won a majority of the state's delegates to the party's national convention in Tampa.

Thanks to organized Paul supporters, 22 of the 25 Nevada delegates up for grabs over the weekend will be Paul supporters. (The other three are automatic delegates.) Romney took 50 percent of caucusgoers in February; Paul took 19 percent.

Paul supporters also won a majority of delegates in Maine, where Romney narrowly won the nonbinding caucus. Paul took all 15 of the state's at-large delegates. Romney's campaign is expected to contest the results.

SYRIA

Turkish leader says Assad regime weaker

President Bashar Assad's grip on Syria is getting weaker by the day and "victory is close," Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Sunday in an address to thousands of cheering Syrians who fled a brutal crackdown for a refugee camp in Turkey.

Erdogan's address came a day before Syria was to hold parliament elections, which the opposition has dismissed.

LOUISVILLE, Ky.

Death at Derby track is called murder

A Guatemalan immigrant was found dead in a barn at Churchill Downs on Sunday morning just hours after the Kentucky Derby was run. The police said the man had been murdered.

The immigrant, Adan F. Perez, 48, was working and living in the stables, said Jo-Ann Farmer, chief deputy coroner for Jefferson County. She said he was identified Sunday afternoon by his 19-year-old son, who also worked there.

Elsewhere

Egypt: The Islamist-dominated Parliament on Sunday approved a ban on the country's next president from sending civilians for trial by military tribunals, but preserving that power for the military itself. Deposed President Hosni Mubarak used the military tribunals to refer opponents.

Japan: A tornado tore through Tsukuba city northeast of Tokyo on Sunday, killing one person, injuring dozens and destroying scores of houses.

San Francisco: Shane Bauer and Sarah Shourd, who were detained and accused of spying after hiking near the Iraq-Iran border three years ago, got married in Northern California, a family friend said Sunday.

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