News archive from 6 April 2017, page 19

Man born in Germany deemed threat, deported to Nigeria

BERLIN –  Germany has deported an alleged Islamic extremist deemed dangerous by authorities to Nigeria. The dpa news agency reports that the 22-year-old man, who was born in Germany and who hadn't committed a crime, arrived in Lagos Thursday. The...

 

Attempted Homewood kidnapping, sex assault part of bizarre plan; 58-year-old man indicted

The attempted abduction of a woman in the parking lot of a Homewood grocery store more than 13 months ago was part of a twisted fantasy of a man who has now been indicted on three felonies in connection with the crime. Authorities say 58-year-old...

 

Ecuador's president-elect warns Assange to avoid politics

QUITO, Ecuador –  Wikileaks founder Julian Assange may have narrowly escaped eviction from Ecuador's embassy in London but he has some work to do building trust with his new host. President-elect Lenin Moreno on Thursday reminded Assange that as a...

 

Man in serious condition during shooting at Montgomery apartment complex

A man is in serious condition after a shooting occurred Thursday at a Montgomery apartment complex, Montgomery police said. The shooting happened around 2:30 p.m. at The Crossings at Carmichael located in the 5600 block of Carmichael Road. The victim...

 

Children's former principal fondly describes family that perished in Glendale house fire

CLOSESkip in SkipxEmbed xShare Four people were killed in a house fire in Glendale early Wednesday morning where neighbors say a single mother lived with her three children, according to public-safety officials. A charred home in Glendale stood with...

 

UN trafficking expert to visit Cuba for 1st time in 10 years

HAVANA –  The U.N. is sending an independent expert to Cuba for the first time in a decade to evaluate the island's human trafficking situation. Special Rapporteur Maria Grazia Giammarinaro is scheduled to arrive on April 10. She said Thursday that...

 

Survivors of Syria chemical attack grapple with fallout

BEIRUT –  Three days after it was engulfed in toxic gas, the northern Syrian town of Khan Sheikhoun is a place of ghostly desolation, its streets empty and its mourning tents packed with weeping survivors. More than 80 people were killed in the attack...

 
Twitter files lawsuit over US government attempt to identify users behind anti-Trump account

Twitter files lawsuit over US government attempt to identify users behind anti-Trump account

Twitter has filed a lawsuit against the U.S government over an attempt to reveal the identities of the users behind the @ALT_USCIS account, which has been critical of President Trump’s administration. A “rogue” government account, @ALT_USCIS describes...

 

Utility EDF delays closing France's oldest nuclear plant

PARIS –  French utility giant EDF has delayed plans to shut down France's oldest nuclear plant, despite pressure from the French government, neighboring Germany and environmental activists. The board of state-run Electricite de France voted in January...

 

Puerto Rico faces federal lawsuit over transgender rights

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico –  An LGBT rights group has filed a federal lawsuit demanding that Puerto Rico let transgender people correct the gender listed on their birth certificates. Lambda Legal says the territory's birth certificate policy is at odds...

 
House rejects ban on state funds for redistricting appeal

House rejects ban on state funds for redistricting appeal

AUSTIN -- House Democrats unsuccessfully tried to cripple Attorney General Ken Paxton's efforts to defend the state in a redistricting lawsuit filed by civil rights groups which argue the Texas Legislature intentionally discriminated against black and...

Chron, 18:25 in Politics
 

Mesa evicts World War II aviation non-profit from Falcon Field hangar

CLOSESkip in SkipxEmbed xShare The Wings of Flight Foundation is being evicted from its hangar at Falcon Field in Mesa to make room for another tenant. Michael Chow/azcentral.com On any given day, three to six historic planes sit in...

 

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