10 Things to Know for Today

World 04/24/19, 05:20

Your daily look at late breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. SRI LANKA EASTER BOMBINGS DEATH TOLL RISES TO 359 The country's leaders vowed to overhaul the security apparatus amid a series of intelligence lapses before the attacks. 2. CRUCIAL SUMMIT IN FAR-EASTERN RUSSIA North Korean ...

Ambassador: US had no prior knowledge of Sri Lanka threat

World 04/24/19, 02:56

The U.S. had no prior knowledge of the Easter bombings in Sri Lanka that killed over 350 people, the American ambassador said Wednesday, despite local claims that foreign officials had been warned an attack was looming.As the investigation into Sunday's Islamic State-claimed attack continues, FBI agents and U.S. military personnel ...

Update: FBI assisting in Sri Lanka bomb investigation

World 04/24/19, 00:51

The Latest on the Easter attacks in Sri Lanka (all times local): 10:15 a.m. The U.S. Embassy in Sri Lanka says the FBI is on the ground in the country to help assist its investigation into the Easter suicide bombings that killed 359 people. The embassy said it was part of the support ...

UN: Pro-government forces kill more Afghans than insurgents

World 04/23/19, 23:13

Afghan and international forces had killed more civilians than insurgents in the first three months of the year, the U.N. announced Wednesday, the first time the deaths caused by the government and its allies exceeded their enemies.Still it was insurgents who were responsible for the majority of dead and wounded ...

Death toll rises to 359 in Sri Lanka bombings, more arrested

World 04/23/19, 22:44

The death toll from the Easter suicide bombings in Sri Lanka rose to 359 and more suspects have been arrested, police said Wednesday.The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility and released images that purported to show the seven bombers who blew themselves up at three churches and three hotels Sunday ...

Update: Sri Lanka: Bombings retaliation for Christchurch

World 04/23/19, 04:23

The Latest on the Easter attacks in Sri Lanka (all times local): 2:40 p.m. Sri Lanka's minister of defense says the Easter Sunday bombings were "carried out in retaliation" for attacks on mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, on March 15. People pray during a nationwide three-minutes silence as a tribute to Easter Sunday ...

Sri Lanka bombing victims were from at least 12 countries

World 04/23/19, 00:20

More than 300 people were killed in bombings of churches and hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday. Sri Lankan authorities say at least 31 foreigners died in the attacks.Some details on the victims:___Mourners grieve at the burial of three members of the same family victims of Easter Sunday bomb ...

Sri Lanka arrests 40 suspects after bombings, toll up to 310

World 04/22/19, 23:10

As a state of emergency took effect Tuesday giving the Sri Lankan military war-time powers, police arrested 40 suspects, including the driver of a van allegedly used by suicide bombers involved in deadly Easter bombings and the owner of a house where some of them lived, officials said.Sri Lanka's president ...

Sri Lanka, like world, again sees scourge of suicide bombing

World 04/22/19, 22:20

The deadly Easter attacks in Sri Lanka are a bloody echo of decades past in the South Asian island nation, when militants inspired by attacks in the Lebanese civil war helped develop the suicide bomb vest.Government ministers have said seven Sri Lankans from a little-known local group carried out the ...

Sri Lanka bombing victims were from at least 12 countries

Europe 04/22/19, 19:38

At least 290 people were killed in bombings of churches and hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday.Sri Lankan authorities say at least 31 foreigners died in the attacks. Some details on the victims:SRI LANKA: The vast majority of the victims were Sri Lankan, many from the island nation's Christian ...

Update: Trump pledges support for Sri Lanka

Politics 04/22/19, 10:29

The Latest on explosions in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday (all times local): 8:30 p.m. President Donald Trump has called the prime minister of Sri Lanka to express condolences for Easter attacks that killed nearly 300 people. Sri Lankans gather outside St. Anthony's Shrine a day after series of blasts in Colombo, Sri ...

Photos: Bombings turn Easter into tragedy in Sri Lanka

World 04/22/19, 06:57

Coordinated bombings turned Easter Sunday festivities into a national tragedy in Sri Lanka, killing at least 290 people and wounding more than 500 others. The nine blasts mainly targeted churches and luxury hotels in the country's deadliest violence since its civil war ended a decade ago.The blasts destroyed ceilings and ...

A Catholic town at the center of Sri Lanka’s deadly attacks

World 04/22/19, 05:53

The seaside Sri Lankan fishing town of Negombo has long been called "Little Rome," a reference to its abundance of churches and its place at the center of the country's small Catholic community.But it was also known for its tolerance. Negombo's Angurukaramulla Temple is a well-known stop for Buddhist pilgrims. ...

Sri Lanka blocks social media after Easter Sunday bombings

World 04/22/19, 00:23

Sri Lankan authorities flicked the off switch on most social media after Easter Sunday attacks on churches and hotels killed hundreds of people, a dramatic reaction that reflects accumulated distrust in the capability of American internet companies to control harmful content.The block on social media including Facebook and its WhatsApp ...

Panicked at first, Sri Lankans anxious over what’s to come

World 04/21/19, 21:45

Bhanuka Harischandra was running a little late for his meeting Sunday. As a car carrying him pulled into the back entrance of the luxury Shangri-La Hotel in Sri Lanka's capital of Colombo, he realized something was wrong. People were telling him not to come in, it wasn't safe. Still, the car pulled ...

A look at sites hit by Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka

World 04/21/19, 20:59

The Easter Sunday bombings were Sri Lanka's deadliest violence since the country's civil war ended a decade ago. The nine blasts hit mainly churches and luxury hotels in Colombo, the capital. A look at the sites targeted: ___ CHURCHES Sri Lankan Army soldiers secure the area around St. Anthony Shrine after a blast ...

Sri Lanka blocks social media after Easter Sunday bombings

World 04/21/19, 20:29

Sri Lankan authorities blocked most social media after Easter Sunday attacks killed more than 200 people, with officials saying the temporary move was meant to curtail the spread of false information and ease tensions. The NetBlocks observatory said it detected an intentional blackout of popular services including Facebook, YouTube, WhatsApp, Instagram, ...

Update: Oklahoma City bombing Survivor Tree DNA lives on

Science 04/19/19, 15:46

The Latest on efforts to sustain a tree symbolizing hope following the Oklahoma City bombing (all times local):3:30 p.m.Science and technology are helping Oklahoma City to sustain the DNA of a tree symbolizing hope 24 years after the deadliest act of domestic terrorism on U.S. soil.Mark Bays, right, a forester ...

Oklahoma City bombing ‘Survivor Tree’ DNA to live on

Science 04/18/19, 23:13

Oklahoma City is using science and technology to sustain the DNA and spirit of a tree symbolizing hope 24 years after the deadliest act of domestic terrorism on U.S. soil.As part of an annual remembrance of the April 19, 1995, Oklahoma City bombing, civic leaders on Friday plan to transplant ...

Former federal prosecutor to lead state’s Boren case

U.S. 04/17/19, 11:38

A former U.S. attorney who prosecuted the Oklahoma City bombing case has been appointed to oversee a grand jury investigation into former University of Oklahoma President David Boren.The Oklahoma attorney general's office confirmed Wednesday that Pat Ryan was appointed special counsel to a multicounty grand jury unit after Attorney General ...

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