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Author: 0 Isaiah Thomas to play Game 2, then fly to sister's funeral

Understandably, Thomas has not talked to the media since his sister's death. "I think it just speaks to who he is as a person and how he comes out here and just fights each and every night, even when adversity is against him", Celtics forward Jae Crowder said, via ESPN's Chris Forsberg .

Global News 8-year-old killed in school shooting had survived heart surgery
Author: 0 8-year-old killed in school shooting had survived heart surgery

An 8-year-old boy shot and killed along with his teacher in a San Bernardino special-education classroom was born with a genetic condition and had survived heart surgery, a school official said. Jonathan Martinez had Williams syndrome , a rare disorder characterized by learning delays, mild-to-moderate intellectual disabilities and heart problems, according to Dale Marsden, superintendent of the San Bernardino City Unified School District.

Global News Small plane crashes next to Lisbon-area supermarket; 5 dead
Author: 0 Small plane crashes next to Lisbon-area supermarket; 5 dead

The dead were the Swiss pilot, three French passengers on the plane and a Portuguese truck driver, emergency services operational commander Miguel Cruz told The Associated Press. Footage taken of the aftermath of the incident shows plumes of black smoke engulfing the area. Around 50 firefighters and emergency workers are now leading an evacuation of the area as they assess the extent of the damage.

Author: 0 Trump signs law giving states more say in Planned Parenthood funding

Mr Trump, who has signed several laws with a flourish in front of cameras but did this one behind closed doors on Thursday, had in the past appeared to approve of Planned Parenthood, but not its abortion services. "And that's exactly what we do and we do it better than anyone", said Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. "Trump's actions are creating very real and damaging consequences for millions of women and their families, inflicting direct harm on already ...

Global News North Korea Launched A Missile But It Exploded Almost Immediately
Author: 0 North Korea Launched A Missile But It Exploded Almost Immediately

On a visit to South Korea, he is set to discuss ways to deal with Pyongyang amid speculation that leader Kim Jong-un could order a new nuclear test. The White House has said U.S. While the North did not conduct a nuclear test, the specter of a potential test and an escalated US response has trailed Pence as he undertakes his Asian tour.

Global News Sean Spicer: Hitler Comment 'Inexcusable and Reprehensible'
Author: 0 Sean Spicer: Hitler Comment 'Inexcusable and Reprehensible'

Mr Spicer faced calls to quit over his comments, which came a day after the start of Jewish holiday Passover. Journalists and politicians in Washington are abuzz about whether Spicer's job is in on the line - whether he has become too much of a liability to continue as press secretary.

Global News Detroit police officers responding to burglary injured in shooting
Author: 0 Detroit police officers responding to burglary injured in shooting

Detroit police say two officers have been wounded in the shooting while responding to a reported burglary. Police detained the shooter, his 14-year-old brother and mother. The shooting occurred around 11:45 p.m.in the 20500 block of Lesure Street when police responded to a burglary call. The two officers were responding to attempted break-ins at the home when a shot was sacked through a window.

Author: 0 Kenyans sweep titles at Boston Marathon

Kirui finished with in two hours nine minutes and 37 seconds after holding off a challenge by American Galen Rupp in the race's final stretch down Boylston Street, the site of the deadly 2013 bombing attack. A few miles into the run, Semple chased down Switzer and attempted to take away her official race number. Tailwinds expected to help runners were indeed out in force Monday, though temperatures were warm enough to play a role in the race's outcome.

Global News Canadian Defence Minister begins week-long visit to India
Author: 0 Canadian Defence Minister begins week-long visit to India

Punjab Congress today hit out at those standing up in support of Canadian Defence Minister Harjit Singh Sajjan, saying there was enough "documentary and circumstantial evidence on record" to prove Sajjan's "Khalistani leanings". The Khalistan movement was a Sikh nationalist movement active in 1970s through to 1990s that sought to create a Sikh homeland, Khalistan, in the Punjab region of India and Pakistan.

Author: 0 Gordhan Won't Quit South Africa Parliament Before Zuma Vote

In his first public remarks about Thursday's midnight reshuffle, Zuma on Tuesday also urged his cabinet to reach out and reassure global investors following the dismissal of former finance minister Pravin Gordhan. Opposition parties have intensified their efforts to unseat President Zuma, pressuring the ruling party to recall him. Mr Gordhan had campaigned for budget discipline and against corruption, but Zuma's allies accused him of thwarting the president's desire to enact radical policies ...

Global News Lib Dems urge removal of British citizenship from wife of Bashar Assad
Author: 0 Lib Dems urge removal of British citizenship from wife of Bashar Assad

MPs have called for the London-born wife of President Bashar al-Assad to be stripped of her British citizenship after details emerged of her role at the heart of the Syrian regime's propaganda operation. "This is a barbarous regime, yet Asma al-Assad has continued to use her global profile to defend it, even after the chemical weapons atrocity". Asma al-Assad, 41, has used her social media accounts to attack the critics of her husband's government.

Author: 0 Melissa McCarthy returns as "Easter Bunny" Spicer on SNL

Spicer shocked the White House press corps and others during a briefing on April 11 while discussing President Trump's decision to launch air strikes on Syria in response to President Bashar al-Assad's use of chemical weapons on Syrian civilians.

Global News Border apprehensions continue to fall under Trump
Author: 0 Border apprehensions continue to fall under Trump

That's the case for Pat Bell of River Bend, a Trump supporter who never backed the president's border wall and may hire a lawyer to fight his administration. After the fencing was installed, Colburn said, attacks from Mexican "border bandits" who would attack migrants dropped from more than 200 to zero. "But while this recent decline in illegal migration is good news, we must ensure that the security of our southern border remains a priority to protect the nation from terrorists and ...

Author: 0 North Korea fails to launch missile

North Korea has celebrated the 105th anniversary of the birthday of Kim Il-sung, its founding president, with an huge military parade - and an escalation of rhetoric. What appeared to be new long-range ballistic missiles were on display in the parade. North Korean then fired the missile at a lofted angle for testing purposes.

Global News AG Sessions outlines Justice Department crackdown on illegal immigration
Author: 0 AG Sessions outlines Justice Department crackdown on illegal immigration

Sessions was speaking first of transnational gangs like MS-13 and worldwide cartels. To celebrate the DOJ's draconian new guidance, Sessions took a trip to the border town of Nogales, Arizona. John Sandweg , the former acting director and acting general counsel of Immigration and Customs Enforcement from 2013 to 2014, says the administration may be biting off more than it can chew.

Author: 0 More than 1000 register to run for presidency in Iran

Some think more people register under moderate or reformist governments as they are less repressive. Many wonder why he would risk a run for the presidency if, as speculated, he is being considered as a possible future supreme leader. A third prominent contender is the former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad . In relevant remarks in February, Lieutenant Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Brigadier General Hossein Salami underlined that the U.S.

Global News Kids scramble for 3000 colored eggs at Ashland's Easter hunt
Author: 0 Kids scramble for 3000 colored eggs at Ashland's Easter hunt

The hunt was over in a minute or two, and kids sat down on the grass to see what was inside of their eggs. "We did good, we got- they got like $2 apiece and lots of candy", explained Kyle. Of course, we graduated to plastic eggs with candy treats inside of them for obvious practical reasons. But what exactly does Easter eggs have to do with Resurrection Sunday? "It's nice that we have all the community to donate", Downing said.

Author: 0 Mourinho explains how United stopped Chelsea

They showed more desire, more ambition, more motivation to win. "In this case the fault is of the coach". "It was the same tactics as when we went to Stamford Bridge in the cup". We gave them problems when they had the ball because we controlled very well and we gave them problems when we recovered the ball because we were really sharp and fast and aggressive in our transitions.

Global News Pence in South Korea: North 'Would Do Well Not to Test' Trump
Author: 0 Pence in South Korea: North 'Would Do Well Not to Test' Trump

The statements from the North Korean envoys came after US Vice President Mike Pence told Pyongyang not to test US resolve following the failed missile test . "Once Supreme Commander Kim Jong-un issues the order, they will charge with resolve to thrust a sword through the enemy's heart like lighting", a North Korean broadcaster said.

Author: 0 Search widens for Facebook murder suspect

Police in Erie, Pennsylvania, said they had been notified of a ping detected from Stephens' cellphone on the east side of Erie County. Stephens said in Facebook comments that he had killed 15 people in Cleveland, but Williams said there was no evidence that he had killed anyone other than Godwin.

Global News Teenage surfer dies after shark attack off West Australian coast
Author: 0 Teenage surfer dies after shark attack off West Australian coast

Trump supporters and opponents clash at protest At least 14 people were arrested after opponents of President Donald Trump and supporters clashed at a march in California. Patrols are being organized for the area to commence on Tuesday morning. There were two fatal attacks in Western Australia previous year and shark activity had been reported in the area recently.

Global News Trump defends about-face on labeling China a currency manipulator
Author: 0 Trump defends about-face on labeling China a currency manipulator

He also stressed that each party should facilitate a condition which is advantageous to solving the tensions peacefully. Such phrases, trotted out after every North Korean provocation or missile test, have been shorn of meaning and indicate China is still playing on the idea that North Korea is someone else's problem.

Global News Russian investigators question new suspect over metro bombing
Author: 0 Russian investigators question new suspect over metro bombing

Russian authorities detained one of the suspected organizers of the St. Petersburg metro terrorist attack two weeks ago, TASS, the Russian government-owned news agency, reported Monday. Both cities have large populations of migrant workers from the former Soviet republics of Central Asia. Law enforcement officials have been trying to determine Jalilov's motives, whether he had been radicalized by Islamic extremists, and whether anyone else assisted him in the planning of the bombing.

Global News State executions in Pakistan decreased by 73pc in 2016
Author: 0 State executions in Pakistan decreased by 73pc in 2016

Executions in Iran fell by more than 40 percent compared to 2015 - especially significant because Iran accounted for more than half of all known executions previous year. This is the lowest number recorded since 1973. The figures, however, remain unknown due to extreme state secrecy. The Asia-Pacific figure does not include the executions carried out in China .

Author: 0 Champions League: Atletico Madrid beat Leicester 1-0 in first leg

Griezmann scored the only goal - a disputed penalty following a foul outside the box - as Atletico won 1-0 in the first leg of the Champions League quarter-final. "He's trained yesterday, not all with the squad, but I have said before it will be 50-50 for Atletico Madrid ". Leicester has a flawless home record in its debut campaign in the Champions League , with four victories and only one goal conceded.

Author: 0 Russia, US agree to investigate Syria chemical attack

The two foreign ministers also said they had agreed on creating a "unified, stable Syria" and on the need to defeat Islamic State in the region. The strike has set off a fierce disagreement between the USA and Russia , Syria's main ally in the region in its ongoing civil war.

Global News Russia warns US against unilateral strike on North Korea
Author: 0 Russia warns US against unilateral strike on North Korea

Pence also said that the "era of patience" with North Korea is over. A North Korean soldier takes photographs as U.S. Vice President Mike Pence (not pictured) arrives at the truce village of Panmunjom, South Korea , on Sunday. The rocket launch is seen by South Korea and the U.S.as a disguised test of a banned ballistic missile technology. For its part, North Korea is believed to be preparing to conduct a sixth nuclear test any day now.

Author: 0 Iran's Rouhani condemns U.S. attack on Syria, chides Gulf Arabs

Nothing " is off the table at this point ", she added. Syria agreed to remove its chemical weapons stockpile in 2013 when the USA threatened military action after hundreds of people were killed in a sarin chemical attack on a Damascus suburb.

Author: 0 Iranian president calls for probe of chemical attack in Syria

What happens next will determine whether this is seen as a blip in a failed United States policy toward Syria, or the beginning of a much needed course correction. Nigel Farage, the pro-Brexit leader, aligned himself with Trump during last year's campaign, spoke at his rallies and was among the first to meet with him after his election.

Global News UK Foreign Secretary Calls Assad 'Arch-Terrorist,' Urges Russia To End Support
Author: 0 UK Foreign Secretary Calls Assad 'Arch-Terrorist,' Urges Russia To End Support

Russian Federation called for global inspectors to visit Idlib, where the USA accused Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad of carrying out a deadly chemical weapons attack against his own citizens. The Group of Seven industrialized nations, including Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the USA, collectively agreed that Bashar Assad must leave control of the country and held his regime responsible for the attack in a meeting in Italy.

Author: 0 North Korea's Latest Missile Firing was a Dud

A national security official traveling with Pence told the reporters accompanying him that that the United States monitored the missile launch closely and that it failed after about five seconds. US and South Korean soldiers, foreground, and North Korean soldiers, background, stand guard in the truce village of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) in Paju, South Korea.

Author: 0 North Korean missile test fails, say USA and South Korea

Asked about North Korea this past week, he told reporters: " North Korea is a problem ". "He is making a big mistake", the US President said. South Korea's military also detected the failed launch. China on Friday warned North Korea, its ally, and the United States to de-escalate tensions before the situation in the peninsula reached "an irreversible and unmanageable stage".

Author: 0 Scene Shifts to Toronto for Game 3 on Monday

The problem is they don't have anything tangible to show for it and enter Saturday night's Game 2 looking to rebound after a 3-2 overtime loss. Nearly half the first frame was special teams play with six minors called, including embellishment on Ovechkin, who finished with nine shots.

Global News Russia Relations May Be At An 'All-Time Low'
Author: 0 Russia Relations May Be At An 'All-Time Low'

Boris Johnson has urged Russian Federation to stop "acting as a lifeline for Assad's murderous regime" in Syria and instead to "live up to its responsibilities as a global power". "Who saw those facts we don't know". Trump, meanwhile, told Fox Business News that the USA had no plans to become more deeply involved in Syria and only did so because of last week's deadly chemical weapons attack that killed dozens.

Author: 0 Head of Police Board Says Consent Decree Now 'Unlikely'

The Justice Department has asked for a 90-day delay on this consent decree. A Chicago pastor and retired police officer, Richard Wooten, said activists would hold Emanuel and other city officials accountable to push reforms despite the Sessions order.

Global News North Korea displays new long range, submarine based missiles on anniversary
Author: 0 North Korea displays new long range, submarine based missiles on anniversary

South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff says that North Korea has attempted to launch a missile from an eastern coastal city, but the launch appeared to end in failure. Founder Kim Il Sung's birthday is usually commemorated by displays of military fanfare and the nation's ordnance. The scope of the new missile surprised some weapons experts on Saturday, including one who spoke to The Wall Street Journal , referring to it as a "frankenmissile", consisting of elements of two other ...

Author: 0 Pence warns NKorea not to mistake US resolve

Speaking at the DMZ, Pence said the U.S. "has always sought peace through strength and my message here today. standing with courageous soldiers from the Republic of Korea is a message of resolve". and North Korea over the rogue state's nuclear weapons programme continued as Washington warned the crisis was coming to a head. Along with the deployment of the USA aircraft carrier and other vessels into waters off the Korean Peninsula, thousands of US and South Korean troops, tanks and other ...

Global News Chinese, US officials exchange views on Korean Peninsula situation
Author: 0 Chinese, US officials exchange views on Korean Peninsula situation

An global consensus that includes China has now emerged that North Korea's "threatening behavior" can not go on, the USA national security adviser said Sunday. Vice President Mike Pence was due in South Korea for talks on the North's increasingly defiant arms programme. "We work very closely with South Korea, and I think in the process [it has] brought the USA and South Korea together".

Global News North Korea flaunts long-range missiles in birthday parade
Author: 0 North Korea flaunts long-range missiles in birthday parade

The brazen grandstanding came amid growing worldwide worries that North Korea may be preparing for its sixth nuclear test or a major missile launch. (KRT via AP). A USA military official, who requested anonymity to discuss planning, said the United States doesn't intend to use military force against North Korea in response to either a nuclear test or a missile launch.