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How LA rose from the ashes of the riots 25 years ago.

John Martin, a retired ABC News national correspondent, is a public policy fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars in Washington, D.C.

- ABC News - US

North Korea's Latest Missile Never Even Made It Out of Korea.

Ryan Pickrell Security, Asia While Friday's launch may have failed, Kim Jong Un's record is 58 successes, 17 failures. North Korea launched a ballistic missile Friday, but the weapon failed. The South Korean military reported that the missile was fired from a site in the vicinity of Bukchang in Pyeongannam-do, South ...

- The National Interest - US

International, domestic tourism spend holds up in post-quake market.

Strong international spend is a heartening sign for post-quake tourism figures, Destination Marlborough says.

- Stuff - NZ

S. Korea says US reaffirms it will pay THAAD costs; joint drills wrap up.

South Korea said the United States had reaffirmed it would shoulder the cost of deploying the THAAD anti-missile system.

- GMA News - PH

Testosterone makes men less likely to question their impulses.

Testosterone makes men less likely to realize when they're wrong, a new study shows. The researchers found that men given doses of testosterone performed more poorly on a test designed to measure cognitive reflection than a group given a placebo.

- ScienceDaily - US

Reward offered in search for escaped inmate convicted in attempted murder of cop.

David M. Watson, 28, was sentenced to more than 100 years in prison.

- ABC News - US

Body of teen hiker who vanished with grandmother believed found.

The fate of a woman who went missing two weeks ago while on a Grand Canyon hike with her step-grandson remains an unknown while their family awaits the positive identification of a body found in the park and believed to be the 14-year-old boy.

- FOX News - US

Tony Blair Urges U.K. to Stay Centered, and Close to Europe.

Twenty years after his landslide election as prime minister, Mr. Blair says he will 'never give up' on the idea of remaining in the European Union.

- International NY Times - US

At least seven dead as twisters ravage Southern and Midwest states of US.

Missouri, Arkansas and Texas were worst hit by the storms.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Premier League: Chelsea faces stern Everton test, Tottenham host Arsenal in high-stakes derby.

Chelsea face their biggest challenge in their remaining five matches at Everton, who are on a run of eight successive home victories. The post Premier League: Chelsea faces stern Everton test, Tottenham host Arsenal in high-stakes derby appeared first on Firstpost.

- Firstpost - IN

Worried about North Korea? Spare a thought for Otto Warmbier's family.

Cindy Warmbier sent three huge Chinese-style lanterns up into the sky over Cincinnati, US on December 12 last year. "I love you, Otto", she said as they floated away, imagining that her son, turning 22 that day, might see them from wherever he was being held in North Korea. Then she sang him "Happy Birthday".

- Stuff - NZ

Q1 investment volume at €475 mln – BNP Paribas RE

A total of approximately €475 million was invested in commercial property in Poland in the first quarter of 2017, which marks a slight decrease upon the same period last year, according to the latest report by BNP Paribas Real Estate Poland. Transactions closed in the hotel property market accounted...

- Warsaw Business Journal - PL

Sharif sacks special adviser over Dawn leak

Islamabad, April 29 Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday approved the sacking of his Special Assistant on Foreign Affairs Tariq Fatemi due to his alleged role in "leaking" to Dawn newspaper vital information from a National Security meet alleging a confrontation between the civil and military leadership.A ...

- Sify - IN

Arkansas will face challenges replenishing execution supply

Arkansas will have a more difficult time obtaining additional lethal injection drugs after an unprecedented court challenge by a drug distributor and possible complications during at least one of the … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Man arrested in machete attack at Ky. college coffee shop, told Republican student 'you are safe'

A man armed with a machete asked about the political affiliations of people at a university coffee shop Friday morning before injuring two females in central Kentucky, a witness said. The assailant at Transylvania University was armed with a machete and knives and is thought to be a former student,...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

Comedian Hasan Minhaj roasts Donald Trump at White House Correspondents' dinner

This year's White House Correspondents' Association dinner was a far cry from its previous avatars as a glitzy affair.

- Stuff - NZ

NITI Aayog bats for moderate tax, less discretionary powers

NITI Aayog favours strengthening of special courts, time-bound disposal of cases and moderate taxation to effectively deal with generation of black money and corruption. The three-year draft action agenda, released by the Aayog, stresses on minimising discretionary powers of government officials.

- Times Of India - IN

Apple offers feedback on California's proposed driverless testing rule changes

Apple has offered feedback to the California Department of Motor Vehicles concerning its proposed new rule changes regarding autonomous vehicle testing on state roads. The formal feedback provided by Apple is relatively short and to the point, contained in a letter submitted to the DMV and embedded below, signed by Apple ...

- TechCrunch - US

Furore over Holocaust comments hits Marine Le Pen's election bid

Marine Le Pen`s bid to defy the odds and win the French presidency risked a setback on Friday when the man named interim head of her National Front party stood down to defend himself against charges that he shares the views of Holocaust deniers. 

- Zee News - IN

This 'Twin Peaks' teaser is exactly what you'd expect from David Lynch

The latest teaser for Showtime's Twin Peaks revival definitely lives up to its description. The promo takes us to some of the show's most iconic locations , the sheriff's department, RR cafe, and Bang Bang Bar, to name a few , but there's no sign of Kyle MacLachlan's FBI Agent Dale Cooper, or any of the other old ...

- Mashable! - US

Manchester United held at home by Swansea after Sigurdsson strike

MANCHESTER UNITED 1 SWANSEA CITY 1 Manchester United's hopes of a top four finish suffered a blow today as relegation-threatened Swansea City came back for a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford. The result left United in fifth place behind Manchester City on goal difference. City occupy the final Champions League qualification spot ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Uzbekistan's athlete: Rhythmic gymnastics gives incredible emotions

- Today.Az - AZ

What's one to do when those robbers break-in

I have thought and rethought about what I would do if thugs broke the door to a house I was sleeping in

- Daily Monitor - UG

These Are Not Normal Times: Obama Has A Moral Obligation to Call Out Trump

Silence in the face of recklessness is inexcusable. That may be a harsh assessment, but it's not an inaccurate one. In light of the savage damage Donald Trump is doing to our democracy, our institutions and our atmosphere, the man Trump replaced as President has a duty, as both a former President and a citizen,...

- washingtonmonthly.com - US

Wood Partners on College Park blaze: 'We recognize the disruption caused by this unfortunate event'

Wood Partners issued its first statement late Tuesday since a massive fire tore through its 275-unit Fuse 47 apartment project in College Park, Md. "We recognize the disruption caused by this unfortunate event, and we sincerely apologize to all those impacted," said Atlanta-based Wood Partners' CEO Joe Keough. "Safety is ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

Artificial Womb Provides Hope for Premature Babies

Every year, an estimated 15 million babies are born prematurely. It's believed 1 million children die around the world each year of complications of pre-term birth. Researchers at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia may have developed a technology that could change that outlook. VOA's Kevin Enochs reports.

- Voice of America - US

Germany says reviving G-8 with Russia 'not up for debate'

The German government says there are no plans to invite Russia to return to the club of leading industrialized nations.

- FOX News - US

'Wait your turn': The incredibly complicated process behind legal immigration to the US

Americans often ask why unauthorized immigrants living in the United States didn't find some way to obtain lawful status. "Get in line" is a command often repeated, as it's assumed that if aspiring immigrants wait long enough or try hard enough, they can lawfully reside in the country. The sentiment has been echoed by both ...

- Business Insider - US

Trump responds to North Korea missile launch

President Trump is taking to Twitter to respond to North Korea's latest missile launch. CBS News correspondent Adriana Diaz joined CBSN to discuss how this test affects U.S. negotiations with North Korea's neighbors.


Beware of tea: the cuppa has started wars and ruined lives

. . . and it once led F Scott Fitzgerald to humiliate himself. A drink sustains me – one that steams companionably as I write. It is hot, amber and fragranced differently from any wine; nor does it have wine's capacity to soften and blur. I've never understood how the great drunks of literature, Ernest Hemingway, F ...

- New Statesman - UK

The Canada150 Quiz Countdown trivia test: Day 89!

What is the largest island in Lake Erie? If you know, you could win today's prize! The post The Canada150 Quiz Countdown trivia test: Day 89! appeared first on Macleans.ca.

- Macleans.ca - CA

Conan O'Brien's theory on VR: Even if it's not about sex, it needs to be about sex, sex, sex

"I assume I'll be having sex today." Those are the first words out of Conan O'Brien's mouth upon being presented with an opportunity to try the new virtual reality game Wilson's Heart on Oculus Rift. Of course, the game has nothing to do with sex, but O'Brien's theory is that VR is headed in one direction: sex. Therefore, ...

- Mashable! - US

Police hold 4 over kidnapping of Cypriot-Norwegian girl

A Greek Cypriot court on Friday remanded four men in custody over the kidnapping of a four-year-old girl believed to have been whisked away to breakaway northern Cyprus, police said.

- Zee News - IN

Massive landslide kills 24 in Kyrgystan's Osh

Disaster struck in isolated village killing 24 people, including nine children, after they'd been warned to evacuate.

- Al Jazeera - QA

U.S. Military Member Killed Near Mosul, Second Of Ongoing Campaign

The Pentagon says a U.S. military member has died after being wounded by a roadside bomb near the Iraqi city of Mosul.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Darwin woman almost killed by faulty Takata airbag subjected to worldwide recall

An Australian woman is fighting for life after becoming the first local victim of a global airbag recall crisis that has left drivers with gruesome injuries.

- The Sydney Morning Herald - AU

Over half of people consider terrorism a threat in Ireland, says survey

A new survey shows more than half of the people in Ireland consider terrorism a threat here.

- BreakingNews.ie - IE

Everton 0-0 Chelsea, Middlesbrough 1-0 Manchester City: Premier League - LIVE

Blues look to re-establish seven-point lead while City can go third at struggling Middlesbrough.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Qualcomm lowers Q3 guidance as Apple holds back payments

Apple has told Qualcomm it will not pay license fees until the licensing dispute between the two companies is resolved. Apple sued the company in January and asked for USD 1 billion back in fees, saying it overpaid for using Qualcomm's technology due to the chipmaker abusing dominant market position. Qualcomm filed a ...

- Telecompaper - NL

Israel unveils monument to fallen soldiers ahead of Memorial Day

, The Israeli Defense Ministry unveiled a new memorial in Jerusalem to the 23,000 fallen Israeli soldiers. The site, revealed just days before Israel's Memorial Day, Yom Hazikaron, will be marked on Sunday evening. It is located in Mount Herzl national cemetery and next to the country's Holocaust memorial and museum. ...

- JTA - US

Flower Shop Owner Accused Of Stealing Plants From Cemetery

You might walk past a grave and see a beautiful bouquet of flowers and think Those would look good in my living room,' but you don't follow through on the impulse for free flora. However, one florist has been accused of repeatedly stealing plants and flowers from local grave sites. Police in Pequannock Township, NJ, say ...

- The Consumerist - US

First Lady Dedicates 'Healing' Garden At DC Children's Hospital

WASHINGTON — First lady Melania Trump has dedicated a new garden for patients at one of America's leading children's hospitals. Patients will be able to feel the sun, breathe fresh air and see the Washington Monument from the new rooftop garden at Children's National Medical Center. Mrs. Trump quietly visited the ...

- TPM News - US

Data management startup Rubrik confirms $180M round at a $1.3B valuation

Rubrik, a startup that provides data backup and recovery services for enterprises across both cloud and on-premises environments, has closed a $180 million round of funding that values the company at $1.3 billion. The news confirms a report we ran earlier this week noting that the company was raising between ...

- TechCrunch - US

EU endorses tough stance on Brexit

European Union leaders endorsed a stiff set of divorce terms for Britain at a summit on Saturday.Meeting for the first time since British Prime Minister Theresa May formally triggered a two-year ...

- The Hindu - IN

Motorcyclist dies in Co Tipperary road crash

A motorcyclist has died following a collision with a 4x4 vehicle in Tipperary.

- RTE - IE

Best of the Week: 'Unbreakable' Sequel Greenlit, Jeff Goldblum Joins 'Jurassic World 2' and More

The Important News Superhero Movie Sequels:UnbreakablesequelGlasswill arrive in 2019. Jurassic World: Jeff Goldblum will be back as Ian Malcolm inJurassic World 2. Marvel Cinematic Universe:Brie LarsonsaidCaptain Marvelis everything she cares about. Star Wars: Sam Esmail might write the solo Obi-Wan spinoff.Star ...

- Movies.com - US

August presidential election is going to be emotional, hard and bitterly fought

Mr Odinga remains the most voluble and caustic critic of Jubilee government as corrupt.

- Daily Nation - KE

What's on the April 29 ballot in the New Orleans area?

Polls open today at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.

- Times-Picayune - US

An industry to nurture

The English language teaching sector – which is faced with lacklustre growth in numbers and falling profits - has commissioned consultancy and advisory firm Deloitte to conduct an international analysis of Malta's competition. The sector – as with the cruise liner business – was, for many years, seen as complementary ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Turkish authorities block access to Wikipedia

The country has become notorious for temporarily blocking access to popular sites, including Facebook and Twitter The post Turkish authorities block access to Wikipedia appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK