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Teen in 'Jihad Jane' case to be sentenced on U.S. terror charges

Thursday, 17 April 2014 07:15
By Daniel Kelley PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Thursday is set to decide the prison sentence for Mohammad Hassan Khalid, a Pakistani immigrant high school student who pleaded guilty to providing assistance to al Qaeda. Khalid, now 20, is the youngest person ever charged with terrorism-related crimes in the United States. He was arrested in 2011 on charges including providing material support for terrorists for working with a U.S.
A year after marathon bombs, Boston hospitals apply lessons learned
Thursday, 17 April 2014 07:15
By Svea Herbst-Bayliss BOSTON (Reuters) - The homemade bombs that ripped through the crowd at the finish line of last year's Boston Marathon, killing three people and injuring 264, showcased the city's medical talent but also taught valuable lessons in responding to a mass disaster. By all accounts, Boston's hospitals performed well after the attacks on April 15, 2013. While many of the wounded lost limbs and a large amount of blood, all who made…
FREE SPEECH ISSUE? School issues suspensionsfor Confederate flag display
Thursday, 17 April 2014 07:15
FILE: Jan. 9, 2008: A Confederate flag waves over the grounds of the South Carolina state capitol in Columbia.Reuters Two Long Island high school students have been suspended indefinitely for allegedly bringing a Confederate flag to a sporting event. Brother Gary Cregan, the principal at St. Anthony's High School in South Huntington, told WCBS-TV the boys walked into the after-hours sporting event with the flag draped around their shoulders.
3 dead in clash at Ukraine army base
Thursday, 17 April 2014 07:15
April 16, 2014: A local resident holds an Orthodox icon in front of an armored vehicle and soldiers of the Ukrainian Army, as they are blocked by people on their way to the town of Kramatorsk. Pro-Russian insurgents commandeered six Ukrainian armored vehicles along with their crews and hoisted Russian flags over them Wednesday, dampening the central government's hopes of re-establishing control over restive eastern Ukraine. (AP Photo/Manu Brabo) Ukraine's Interior Minister said Thursday that…
Will jet lawsuits hold up?
Thursday, 17 April 2014 06:00
In late March, just over two weeks after Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappeared en route to Beijing, a Chicago law firm claiming to represent the families of passengers took the first step toward a potential multimillion dollar lawsuit against the carrier and the jet's manufacturer, a move that drew withering criticism from veteran aviation attorneys and stern condemnation from a Cook County judge. The judge tossed out court action by the firm, Ribbeck Law Chartered,…
Putin: My troops did help
Thursday, 17 April 2014 06:00
President Vladimir Putin admitted Thursday that Russian troops had been active in supporting separatist forces in Crimea. Although Russia's Black Sea fleet had been stationed on the peninsula for decades, Putin's comments were the first confirmation that Moscow's troops had backed up the so-called "self-defense forces" in the region. "The dangers to the Russian-speaking population in Crimea were very real," Putin said in a televised call-in broadcast nationwide. "We had never planned any annexations, we…
Parents spar over charter school debate
Thursday, 17 April 2014 06:00
NEW YORK — When Ginette Hernandez’s five-year-old son switched schools in November, she felt a palpable sense of relief. Her son, who has speech, behavior and developmental issues, had been struggling in his public school in central Harlem. Not quite potty-trained, the boy had accidents, and teachers didn’t have the time or training to clean him up. It seemed like every time her son had a meltdown, Hernandez got a panicked call at work. Things…
At least 3 killed in attack at military base in Ukraine as crisis talks start
Thursday, 17 April 2014 06:00
April 16, 2014: A local resident holds an Orthodox icon in front of an armored vehicle and soldiers of the Ukrainian Army, as they are blocked by people on their way to the town of Kramatorsk. Pro-Russian insurgents commandeered six Ukrainian armored vehicles along with their crews and hoisted Russian flags over them Wednesday, dampening the central government's hopes of re-establishing control over restive eastern Ukraine. (AP Photo/Manu Brabo) Ukraine's Interior Minister said Thursday that…
FERRY DISASTER Hope dims for nearly 300 on sunken S. Korean ship
Thursday, 17 April 2014 06:00
The search for nearly 300 passengers still missing after a ferry sank off the southern coast of South Korea was hampered Thursday by strong currents, rain and bad visibility, as rescue crews said the possibility of finding survivors was slim. Nine people, including five students and two teachers, were confirmed dead, but many expect a sharp jump in that number because of the long period of time the missing have now spent either trapped in…
Video: Economy of easter eggs
Thursday, 17 April 2014 05:00
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