<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - news >> us-world]]> http://gazette.com/rss/news/us-world Thu, 25 May 2017 01:07:16 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[APNewsBreak: University of New Mexico spending under review]]> http://gazette.com/apnewsbreak-university-of-new-mexico-spending-under-review/article/feed/463815?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/apnewsbreak-university-of-new-mexico-spending-under-review/article/feed/463815?custom_click=rss

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The spending of public money by the University of New Mexico's athletic department on a 2015 golf trip to Scotland that included the athletic director, other employees and boosters is being reviewed by the state Auditor's Office, the agency confirmed Wednesday.

The review comes as the state's universities and colleges are being forced to consider tuition increases and other cuts as New Mexico grapples with a budget crisis.

Athletic director Paul Krebs is drawing criticism as more details about the international junket emerge following a series of public records requests filed by journalists, some of which netted documents with large swaths of information that had been blacked out.

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]]> Wed, 24 May 2017 13:17:29 -0600 <![CDATA[Egyptian opposition leader freed, referred to trial.]]> http://gazette.com/egyptian-opposition-leader-freed-referred-to-trial./article/feed/463860?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/egyptian-opposition-leader-freed-referred-to-trial./article/feed/463860?custom_click=rss

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian prosecutors on Wednesday released on bail an opposition leader widely expected to run against President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi in next year's elections, but they referred him to trial over the highly unusual charge of offending public morals for allegedly making an obscene finger gesture.

Amnesty International called on Egyptian authorities to drop the "absurd" charge against Khaled Ali, saying his arrest and prosecution were politically motivated.

"The presidential elections are not scheduled to take place until 2018, yet the Egyptian authorities seem intent on pre-emptively crushing any potential rivals to maintain their grip on power," Najia Bounaim of the London-based advocacy group said in a statem

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]]> Wed, 24 May 2017 13:14:18 -0600 <![CDATA[France Cannes 2017 The Beguiled Red Carpet]]> http://gazette.com/france-cannes-2017-the-beguiled-red-carpet/article/feed/463834?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/france-cannes-2017-the-beguiled-red-carpet/article/feed/463834?custom_click=rss Actress Kirsten Dunst, second from left, cries as she poses with Elle Fanning, left, director Sofia Coppola second from right and actress Angourie Rice for photographers upon arrival at the screening of the film The Beguiled at the 70th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Wednesday, May 24, 2017.

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<![CDATA[Ecuador Presidential Inauguration]]> http://gazette.com/ecuador-presidential-inauguration/article/feed/463842?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/ecuador-presidential-inauguration/article/feed/463842?custom_click=rss Ecuador's incoming President Lenin Moreno receives the presidential sash from outgoing President Rafael Correa, left, at the swearing in ceremony in the National Assembly, in Quito, Ecuador, Wednesday, May 24, 2017.

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<![CDATA[Britain Libya]]> http://gazette.com/britain-libya/article/feed/463861?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/britain-libya/article/feed/463861?custom_click=rss In this Wednesday, May 24, 2017 photo, Hashim Ramadan Abedi appears inside the Tripoli-based Special Deterrent anti-terrorism force unit after his arrest on Tuesday for alleged links to the Islamic State extremist group. Abedi is the brother of Salman Abedi, who has been identified as the man behind the bombing that killed 22 people and wounded scores at an Ariana Grande concert Monday night in Manchester. The Special Deterrent Force says that Hashim confessed both he and his brother were a part of the Islamic State group and that Hashim had been aware of the details of the attack.

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<![CDATA[Belgium Trump]]> http://gazette.com/belgium-trump/article/feed/463777?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/belgium-trump/article/feed/463777?custom_click=rss Children hold banners as protesters gather during a demonstration in the center of Brussels on Wednesday, May 24, 2017. Demonstrators marched in Brussels ahead of a visit of US President Donald Trump and a NATO heads of state summit which will take place on Thursday.

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Wed, 24 May 2017 13:11:59 -0600
<![CDATA[Britain Concert Blast]]> http://gazette.com/britain-concert-blast/article/feed/463340?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/britain-concert-blast/article/feed/463340?custom_click=rss A woman looks at the floral tributes and messages left for the victims of the concert blast, during a vigil at St Ann's Square in central Manchester, England, Wednesday, May 24, 2017. British police say officers investigating the Manchester Arena concert blast have arrested a fifth suspect, and are assessing a package the suspect was carrying. Greater Manchester Police said the suspect was detained in Wigan, a town to the west of Manchester.

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<![CDATA[The Latest: Libya force: Bomb suspect, brother had IS links]]> http://gazette.com/the-latest-libya-force-bomb-suspect-brother-had-is-links/article/feed/463714?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/the-latest-libya-force-bomb-suspect-brother-had-is-links/article/feed/463714?custom_click=rss

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the bombing at a pop concert in Manchester that left 22 people dead

(all times local):

6:55 p.m.

A Libyan anti-terror force that arrested the brother of the alleged Manchester bomber says he had links to the Islamic State extremist group and was aware of his brother's plans.

The Special Deterrent anti-terror force said in a statement on its Facebook page that the arrest took place in Tripoli as Hashim Abedi was receiving cash transferred from his brother, Salman.

British authorities have identified 22-year-old Salman Abedi as the suspected bomber in the attack at Manchester arena on Monday night.

The force's statement says: "The brother was aware of all the details of the

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]]> Wed, 24 May 2017 13:11:03 -0600 <![CDATA[Bear trying to get doughnuts tears off Colorado car bumper]]> http://gazette.com/bear-trying-to-get-doughnuts-tears-off-colorado-car-bumper/article/feed/463665?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/bear-trying-to-get-doughnuts-tears-off-colorado-car-bumper/article/feed/463665?custom_click=rss STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A bear with a sweet tooth ripped off the bumper of a car used to deliver doughnuts in Colorado then tried to claw its way through the trunk to get inside.

Moose Watch Cafe owner Kim Robertson said she and her husband discovered the bumper-less car after they awoke Monday in Steamboat Springs.

They initially thought it had been struck by another vehicle. Then they saw the telltale claw and paw marks.

"That car just constantly smells like a rolling bakery," she said. "It's like Winnie the Pooh with honey."

There were no doughnuts at the time in the Ford Focus, but there were some sweet-smelling aprons.

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]]> Wed, 24 May 2017 13:05:42 -0600 <![CDATA[UK criticizes US leaks about concert bombing]]> http://gazette.com/uk-criticizes-us-leaks-about-concert-bombing/article/feed/463862?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/uk-criticizes-us-leaks-about-concert-bombing/article/feed/463862?custom_click=rss

LONDON (AP) — Britain's home secretary criticized U.S. officials on Wednesday for leaking sensitive information about the inquiry into the extremist attack that killed 22 people at a Manchester concert arena.

Amber Rudd told Sky News that U.S. officials provided information to the news media that Britain preferred to keep confidential for reasons of operational security. Britain has raised its official terror threat to "critical" — meaning it is likely an attack is imminent — and is trying to uncover a suspected extremist network before it strikes again.

Rudd said the "element of surprise" in the police and security service measures could be compromised by information being released too quickly. Rudd said she had compla

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]]> Wed, 24 May 2017 13:04:34 -0600 <![CDATA[Egypt Ramadan]]> http://gazette.com/egypt-ramadan/article/feed/460448?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/egypt-ramadan/article/feed/460448?custom_click=rss A woman carries a load of dates as she leaves the date market in Cairo Wednesday, May 24, 2017. Muslims throughout the world are preparing to celebrate Ramadan, the holiest month in the Islamic calendar, refraining from eating, drinking, smoking and sex from sunrise to sunset.

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<![CDATA[Israel Jerusalem Day]]> http://gazette.com/israel-jerusalem-day/article/feed/463824?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/israel-jerusalem-day/article/feed/463824?custom_click=rss Israelis wave national flags outside the Old City's Damascus Gate in Jerusalem Wednesday, May 24, 2017, during Jerusalem Day which marks the 50th anniversary of Israel's capture of the city's eastern half from Jordanian control during the Six-Day War in 1967.

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<![CDATA[Poland Politics]]> http://gazette.com/poland-politics/article/feed/461457?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/poland-politics/article/feed/461457?custom_click=rss Polish Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz, speaks during a parliamentary debate on a vote to dismiss him, in Warsaw, Poland, Wednesday, May 24, 2017. The vote failed.

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<![CDATA[Rescuers say 34 migrant bodies pulled from sea off Libya]]> http://gazette.com/rescuers-say-34-migrant-bodies-pulled-from-sea-off-libya/article/feed/463716?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/rescuers-say-34-migrant-bodies-pulled-from-sea-off-libya/article/feed/463716?custom_click=rss ROME (AP) — The bodies of at least 34 migrants, many of them young children, were recovered from the sea off Libya after some 200 migrants tumbled into rough waters when their overcrowded smugglers' boat capsized Wednesday, the Italian coast guard said.

"Many of the bodies are small toddlers," tweeted Chris Catambrone of the non-profit group MOAS, which was helping in the rescue effort.

MOAS tweeted photos showing survivors in orange life vests bobbing in Mediterranean waters as they awaited rescue.

"The immediate intervention of the coast guard boat Fiorillo and the MOAS boat Phoenix permitted the rescue of the majority of the migrants who had fallen into the water," the Italian coast guard said in a statement Wednes

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]]> Wed, 24 May 2017 12:46:39 -0600 <![CDATA[Suspected suicide bomb in Jakarta kills policeman, injures 9]]> http://gazette.com/suspected-suicide-bomb-in-jakarta-kills-policeman-injures-9/article/feed/463836?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/suspected-suicide-bomb-in-jakarta-kills-policeman-injures-9/article/feed/463836?custom_click=rss

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A suspected suicide bombing near a bus terminal in Indonesia's capital Wednesday night killed a policeman and injured nine other people, including four officers, police said.

Vice National Police Chief Syafruddin, who uses one name, said an initial investigation showed there were two explosions and a suspected suicide bomber had also died.

"Tonight, to Indonesian citizens and all of us who are here at the scene, I express very deep concern. There have been bomb explosions at the Kampung Melayu bus terminal and for now they are believed to have been a suicide bombing," he said.

He said the officers had been guarding a parade by a group of local people.

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]]> Wed, 24 May 2017 12:42:35 -0600 <![CDATA[Tragedy on Everest: 3 climbers die, including one American, and 1 missing]]> http://gazette.com/tragedy-on-everest-3-climbers-die-including-one-american-and-1-missing/article/1603578?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/tragedy-on-everest-3-climbers-die-including-one-american-and-1-missing/article/1603578?custom_click=rss

KATHMANDU — Three Mount Everest climbers died and a fourth was missing as high winds eased and opened fleeting windows of good weather for teams to push toward the top of the world’s tallest peak, authorities said Sunday.

Roland Yearwood, a doctor from Alabama who returned to Everest after surviving the earthquake-triggered avalanche in 2015, died not far from the summit on the Nepal side early Sunday, according to Nepal tourism officials and his trekking company.

Slovak mountaineer Vladimir Strba also died Sunday, and search operations continued for an Indian climber who was separated from his guide on Saturday.



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