Thursday, May 24, 2018
News Roundup

Wave of attacks across Iraq kills more than 100

baghdad

wave of attacks kills more than 100 across iraq

Insurgents in Iraq unleashed a relentless wave of attacks all day Thursday, killing at least 105 people and wounding many more in a show of force aimed at undermining the government's authority. The bomb and shooting attacks made for the country's deadliest day in more than three weeks, rattling nerves as families prepared to gather for a holiday weekend. Nearly 200 people have been killed across the country in August, showing that insurgents led by al-Qaida's Iraqi franchise remain a lethal force eight months after the last U.S. troops left.

islamabad, pakistan

22 Shiites killed in attack on bus

Taliban militants pulled 22 Shiites off buses and shot them dead at point-blank range in a remote northern mountain pass Thursday in the latest iteration of a pattern of attacks targeting religious minorities. At least a dozen militants stopped three buses carrying passengers on a rugged road from Rawalpindi to Astore. They checked passengers' identification, singled out the Shiites and killed them, police said. The victims were mostly young men returning to their villages to mark the end of Ramadan.

joliet, ill.

Pathologist: Wife of Peterson killed

A forensic pathologist who did a second autopsy on Drew Peterson's third wife years after she was found dead in her dry bathtub testified Thursday there's just one plausible explanation for her death: She was murdered. But under aggressive questioning by the defense, Dr. Larry Blum conceded that some of his well-respected counterparts disagreed and still maintained Kathleen Savio's death was an accident. Her 2004 death was reclassified as a homicide after Peterson's fourth wife, Stacy Peterson, vanished in 2007 and Blum did his new examination.

miami

Tropical Storm Gordon in Atlantic

Tropical Storm Gordon is strengthening over the Atlantic but is expected to move away from the United States. The storm formed early Thursday. Maximum sustained winds neared 50 mph. The National Hurricane Center says Gordon could be a hurricane by the weekend. Gordon was about 640 miles east of Bermuda and moving northeast at 16 mph.

new york

Ex-AP chairman Burl Osborne dies

Burl Osborne, former chairman of the board of the Associated Press and longtime Belo Corp. executive, has died at 75. Osborne died Wednesday at a Dallas hospital after a sudden illness, said his wife, Betty. Osborne was a member of the AP board 14 years, the last five as chairman. He worked 25 years at Belo, as editor and publisher of the Dallas Morning News, president of Belo's publishing division and a board member. He retired as publisher emeritus of the Morning News in 2007.

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