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April 27 2017


London Police Make Arrest After Knife Incident In Whitehall, Reports Say

London’s Metropolitan Police arrested a 27-year-old unidentified man whom they say was carrying knives in a bag near Britain’s Parliament on suspicion of planning terrorist acts, The Associated Press reported Thursday. A European security official familiar with the individual and speaking on condition of anonymity said the suspect was known to British security agencies and was thought to have been inspired by the Islamic State group. Working in a police counterterrorism operation, officials said the discovery of the knives suggested an attack may have been close to happening, the AP reported. The suspect was stopped and detained “as part of an ongoing operation” by the force’s...

Passenger Who Was Dragged Off Flight Settles With United

A Kentucky doctor who was dragged off a United flight after he refused to give up his seat to employees of a partner airline has reached a settlement with United for an undisclosed amount, his lawyers announced Thursday, The Associated Press reported. David Dao's legal team said in a brief statement that the agreement includes a provision that the amount will remain confidential. Lawyer Thomas Demetrio praised United CEO Oscar Munoz in a statement.Munoz "said he was going to do the right thing, and he has. In addition, United has taken full responsibility for what happened ... without attempting to blame others, including the city of Chicago." – Thomas Demetrio Cellphone video of the April 9...
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Southwest Airlines: We won't overbook anymore (Julia Horowitz/CNNMoney)

Julia Horowitz / CNNMoney:
Southwest Airlines: We won't overbook anymore  —  Here's why airlines overbook  —  Southwest really doesn't want a United situation on its hands.  —  CEO Gary Kelly announced Thursday that Southwest (LUV) will no longer overbook its flights, ending a practice that sometimes leaves paying passengers without a seat.


The new health-care bill may be little more than an exercise in blame-shifting (Paul Kane/Washington Post)

Paul Kane / Washington Post:
The new health-care bill may be little more than an exercise in blame-shifting  —  The renewed push by House Republicans to pass legislation replacing parts of the Affordable Care Act might just be a game of political hot potato, with no one sure who will end up holding the object when the legislative music stops.

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North Korea puts out new video showing the White House in crosshairs and carriers exploding (Anna Fifield/Washington Post)

Anna Fifield / Washington Post:
North Korea puts out new video showing the White House in crosshairs and carriers exploding  —  SEOUL — A North Korean propaganda outlet released a video clip on Thursday showing a simulated attack on the White House and declaring that “the enemy to be destroyed is in our sights.”


Warren 'troubled' by $400,000 Wall Street speaking fee for Obama (Victoria McGrane GLOBE/BostonGlobe.com)

Victoria McGrane GLOBE / BostonGlobe.com:
Warren ‘troubled’ by $400,000 Wall Street speaking fee for Obama  —  WASHINGTON — Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren gently criticized former president Barack Obama Thursday for his decision to accept $400,000 from a Wall Street firm to speak at a health care conference this fall.


Neandertal and Denisovan DNA from Pleistocene sediments (Science)

Neandertal and Denisovan DNA from Pleistocene sediments  —  1Department of Evolutionary Genetics, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Deutscher Platz 6, 04103 Leipzig, Germany.  —  2Research Group for Ancient Genomics and Evolution, Department of Molecular Biology …

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After Damascus blasts, Israel intercepts 'target' from Syria

An apparent Israeli missile attack on a Syrian military installation near Damascus International Airport shook the capital early on Thursday morning and raised tensions between the two hostile neighbours. ......
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Russian spy ship collides with freighter, sinks in Black Sea (Young GOPers/CBS News)

Young GOPers / CBS News:
Russian spy ship collides with freighter, sinks in Black Sea  —  MOSCOW — A Russian naval reconnaissance ship sunk in the Black Sea Thursday after colliding with a freighter near the Turkish coast.  —  The Russian Defense Ministry said the collision occurred about 25 miles northwest …


IRS raids offices of 'prosperity gospel' preacher Benny Hinn (Jack Jenkins/ThinkProgress)

Jack Jenkins / ThinkProgress:
IRS raids offices of ‘prosperity gospel’ preacher Benny Hinn  —  Hinn was also the subject of a 2007 Senate investigation.  —  IRS agents have been raiding the offices of famed televangelist and “prosperity gospel” preacher Benny Hinn for nearly two days, raising questions about whether a tax-evasion investigation is underway.

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