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Britain's Queen Elizabeth II celebrates 93rd birthday

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LONDON -- Britain's longest-serving monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, turned 93 on Sunday.

The queen, who has ruled Britain for more than 67 years, joined a church service at the royal St George's Chapel inside Windsor Castle on her birthday, which this year coincides with Easter Sunday.

The queen, who was wearing a mint-green coat and matching hat...Read more

Lawyer files $5 million claim, saying L.A. City Hall rat problem caused her illness

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LOS ANGELES – A Los Angeles city attorney who says a City Hall rat infestation caused her to contract flea-borne typhus has filed a $5 million legal claim, saying Mayor Eric Garcetti and other elected officials allowed trash outside her office to become a threat to public health.

Deputy City Attorney Elizabeth Greenwood said in her claim that...Read more

Easter carnage threatens to unleash more violence in Sri Lanka

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COLOMBO, Sri Lanka -- The deadly blasts that shattered years of relative calm in Sri Lanka risk dragging the island nation back to the days of violent political instability with a series of unprecedented attacks on Christian minorities and foreign tourists.

More than 160 people including as many as 30 foreigners were killed in a series of ...Read more

Measles outbreak tests health workers already stretched thin by wildfire

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Northern California health workers are scrambling to control a growing measles outbreak centered on a region that is still reeling from the most destructive wildfire in state history.

In November, the Camp fire decimated the town of Paradise, killed 85 people and left behind billions of dollars in damage. Butte County, about 90 miles north of ...Read more

At least 50 killed in multiple explosions in Sri Lanka

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COLOMBO, Sri Lanka -- At least 50 people were killed and more than 200 were injured in six explosions in Sri Lanka on Sunday, police said.

Three of the explosions took place in Catholic churches where Easter services were underway while three other explosions were reported in five star hotels, according to police.

The explosions took place ...Read more

Pelosi pressured as progressives demand impeachment post-Mueller

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WASHINGTON -- Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report threatens to drive a wedge between a vocal faction of progressive Democrats who want President Donald Trump impeached and party leaders who have repeatedly warned about the political risks.

Mueller identified at least 10 instances of potential obstruction of justice by the president, fanning...Read more

California top cop Becerra won't quit 'essential' war on Trump

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SAN FRANCISCO -- California, with its track record as the most litigious state against President Donald Trump's agenda, still has plenty of momentum, according to its attorney general, who is digging in on everything from climate change to immigration.

Xavier Becerra has compiled an 18-3 case record in lawsuits challenging Trump, with dozens ...Read more

Five years later: Some fear Orange County jail snitch scandal will go unpunished

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SANTA ANA, Calif. -- Nearly five years have passed since a lawyer representing the man who slaughtered eight people inside a Seal Beach salon first raised questions about the way investigators used informants inside Orange County's jails.

The accusation -- that sheriff's deputies planted a prolific snitch in the cell of confessed killer Scott ...Read more

Doyle McManus: Ten questions Congress should ask Robert Mueller (and how he might respond)

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WASHINGTON -- Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III was supposed to provide clear answers to two questions: Did Donald Trump collude with Russia in his 2016 presidential campaign? And as president did he try to obstruct the investigations that ensued?

On collusion, the special counsel found that the Trump campaign welcomed Russia's offer to ...Read more

Columbine High School shooting anniversary observed with vigils and memorials

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A series of commemorative events to mark the 20th anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting concluded Saturday with a ceremony paying tribute to the victims and highlighting the ongoing strength of the suburban Denver community.

Hundreds of residents sat in chairs or on the grass during the two-hour program in which several speakers ...Read more

Paris archbishop celebrates Easter away from Notre Dame

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PARIS -- Notre Dame cathedral in Paris was dark and empty on Saturday night, a day when in previous years it filled with crowds for the Easter Vigil mass.

With the cathedral damaged and roofless after Monday night's fire, Archbishop of Paris Michel Aupetit instead celebrated the vigil at the church of Saint-Sulpice, about a half mile away on ...Read more

Littleton marks 20th anniversary of Columbine massacre

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WASHINGTON -- Twenty years after 13 people were killed in a shooting at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colo., residents of the Denver suburb gathered on Saturday to remember the victims.

Mandy Cooke, a survivor of the massacre and now a teacher at the school, said the day of April 20, 1999 had "changed everything."

"Being Columbine ...Read more

LA County Sheriff's Department 'ignored red flags' about team that stopped Latino drivers, report says

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LOS ANGELES -- A Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department team that pulled over thousands of motorists on the 5 Freeway in search of drugs "had a constitutionally troubling impact on Latino drivers," the county inspector general's office concluded in a widely anticipated report.

In a rebuke of the Sheriff's Department released Friday, the county...Read more

Report: Top Conservative to tell British PM May to quit

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LONDON -- A top member of British Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative party will in the next few days tell her to quit by June or face a renewed attempt by lawmakers to oust her, the Sunday Times has reported.

Graham Brady, chairman of the influential 1922 Committee, is to tell May that 70% of Conservative parliamentarians want her to ...Read more

Baby found in back of car next to 275 pounds of marijuana, border patrol agents say

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Border patrol agents found a baby sitting in the backseat of a car next to 275 pounds of marijuana in south Texas, according to charging documents.

On April 12, a person in Brownsville called border patrol, saying a large amount of narcotics were just loaded into a white Ford Escape. An agent pulled over the car in which Ashley Renee Resendiz, ...Read more

Some Democrats return Omar campaign donations

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MINNEAPOLIS -- While embattled Minnesota U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar fends off attacks from President Donald Trump, two fellow Democrats, including a fellow House freshman, have declined political contributions from her campaign.

The campaign of Rep. Lucy McBath of Georgia told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that she was not accepting a $2,000 ...Read more

Hit-and-run victim had been wrongfully convicted of murder in Australia

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LOS ANGELES -- Andrew Mallard got another chance at life after the highest court in Australia tossed out his murder conviction in 2005, ultimately allowing him to go free after more than a decade in prison.

That life ended this week in Hollywood, when Mallard was killed by a hit-and-run driver.

Police said Mallard, 56, was struck by a driver ...Read more

Former NC Gov. McCrory says man beat his car with tree limb while driving in Charlotte

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A man attacked former N.C. Gov. Pat McCrory's car with a tree limb in Charlotte, McCrory shared Thursday on his WBT radio show.

McCrory said he was turning at the intersection of Selwyn Avenue and Runnymede Lane Wednesday afternoon when he stopped to let a man walk through the crosswalk.

"He turned toward me and he starting ...Read more

Police investigating rare triple homicide in upscale Glendale neighborhood

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LOS ANGELES -- Glendale police continued to try to unravel the mystery of three men fatally shot in an upscale hillside neighborhood as officials identified the victims.

The bodies of 36-year-old Deandre Tyronne Sims, 35-year-old Christian Marty Moukam and 50-year-old Leon Gough II were discovered early Thursday after police received a call ...Read more

Parents of missing boy have stopped helping; father leaves home with police Saturday afternoon

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CRYSTAL LAKE, Ill. -- As Crystal Lake, Ill., police continued to search for 5-year-old Andrew "AJ" Freund two days after he was reported missing, authorities say the boy's parents have stopped cooperating with them.

Investigators are following up on "hundreds of tips," Crystal Lake police Chief Jim Black said Saturday. "This is still an ongoing...Read more


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