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The Mueller report becomes public Thursday. Here are six things to look for.

The Mueller report becomes public Thursday. Here are six things to look for.Special counsel Robert Mueller's report is the product of an investigation that spanned two years and left many unanswered questions.




POSTED APRIL 18, 2019 9:14 AM

10 Things to Know for Today

10 Things to Know for TodayYour daily look at late breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:




POSTED APRIL 18, 2019 6:45 AM

Thousands of Peruvians say goodbye to ex-president following suicide

Thousands of Peruvians say goodbye to ex-president following suicideGarcia shot himself in the head on Wednesday to avoid arrest in connection with alleged bribes from Brazilian builder Odebrecht, in the most dramatic turn yet in Latin America's largest graft scandal. Friends, allies and leaders across the political spectrum paid homage to Garcia at the headquarters of his APRA party, one of Latin America's oldest political parties, and one which twice helped usher Garcia to the presidency. Vizcarra ordered flags to be flown at half mast at the country's Congress and other public buildings to honor the ex-President and former lawmaker.




POSTED APRIL 18, 2019 4:16 PM

Bereft Catholics to be greeted by 'ephemeral wooden' Notre-Dame in front of the charred original

Bereft Catholics to be greeted by 'ephemeral wooden' Notre-Dame in front of the charred originalCatholics and tourists who can no longer approach Notre-Dame after Monday’s devastating fire will be consoled by an “ephemeral cathedral” made of wood until the stricken cathedral reopens, its chief priest has announced. Notre-Dame’s 12 million annual visitors will still be able to marvel at Europe’s most visited historic building from the outside, but Monseigneur Patrick Chauvet said for the faithful something more was needed. “We mustn’t say ‘the cathedral is closed for five years’ and that’s it,” he told CSNews TV. The prospect led him to ask the question: “Can I not build an ephemeral cathedral on the esplanade (in front of Notre Dame)?” Anne Hidalgo, the mayor of Paris, has backed the idea, he said. The wooden “cathedral” will host priests who will be able to address the crowds during reconstruction works, which President Emmanuel Macron said wanted to be complete within five years. As experts continued to assess the damage to the building, which lost its roof and “forest” of ancient wooden beams, along with its famed spire, President Macron led a day of tribute to the Paris firefighters who saved the Gothic edifice from collapse and rescued its treasures from the flames. They were to be awarded a special gold medal for “bravery and devotion”. Later, Paris town hall will stage a ceremony in the firefighters’ honour, with a Bach concert, two giant banners and readings from Victor Hugo’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame. More than 400 firefighters took part in the nine-hour fight to save the 12th-century cathedral.  Despite a delay reportedly due to a computer glitch in the fire alarm sending security agents to the wrong part of the cathedral, its iconic towers, rose windows, huge organ and artworks were saved thanks to the quick and valiant work of Paris firemen. The building was only minutes from burning to the ground in a "chain-reaction collapse", said Jose Vaz de Matos, a fire expert with France's culture ministry. Miraculously, no one was killed in the fire, which occurred during a Mass. “The worst has been avoided,” said Franck Riester, the culture minister. But he warned that there was still a risk of collapse of three weak spots. “The main structure is out of danger but three areas remain fragile,” he told BFM TV. While the upper level and northern gable had been secured overnight, the western gable between the two bell towers remains “extremely weakened”, he warned. Another weak spot is the corner of the southern belfry, where the intense heat from the fire had turned the stone “crumbly”. The vault is also not out of danger. “Scaffolding will be installed to remove the debris from the vault because if it rains, water will gather and weigh down on it,” he said. With around €900 million (£780m) already donated to rebuild the cathedral from around the world, officials warned that fraudsters are taking advantage of the Notre-Dame fire to fool well-wishers into handing over cash. The French Heritage Foundation, which has so far collected more than €13 million from individual donors, said: "A number of scams have been flagged to us both in France and abroad.” It urged people to donate only to official sites.




POSTED APRIL 18, 2019 12:55 PM

Assad urges progress on Idlib deal ahead of Syria talks

Assad urges progress on Idlib deal ahead of Syria talksSyrian President Bashar al-Assad on Friday called for progress on a stalled buffer zone deal around jihadist-dominated Idlib region ahead of fresh talks aimed at ending his country's eight-year war. Assad met envoy Alexander Lavrentiev from key ally Russia in Damascus to discuss the negotiations due April 25-26 in Kazakhstan. Iran and Russia are the major supporters of the Syrian regime, and along with rebel backer Turkey have sponsored repeated rounds of talks in the Central Asian nation.




POSTED APRIL 19, 2019 6:31 PM

The Latest: Portugal confirms 29 Germans killed on Madeira

The Latest: Portugal confirms 29 Germans killed on MadeiraLISBON, Portugal (AP) — The Latest on the deadly bus crash on Portuguese island of Madeira (all times local):




POSTED APRIL 18, 2019 8:10 AM

How to Get Rid of Lawn Weeds

How to Get Rid of Lawn WeedsUnless you stop them, weeds are going to grow in your lawn. Here's what you need to do.




POSTED APRIL 19, 2019 8:30 AM

Don't Wait to Book Summer Air Travel | 737 Max

Don't Wait to Book Summer Air Travel | 737 Max737 Max Fallout: Don't Wait to Book Summer Air Travel If you’re thinking of taking a summer vacation but haven’t yet booked your airline tickets, here’s one bit of advice: This is not the year t...




POSTED APRIL 18, 2019 12:17 PM

Driver with STAYUMBL license plate, notorious for cutting people off around Durham, charged in incident with bus

Driver with STAYUMBL license plate, notorious for cutting people off around Durham, charged in incident with busThe STAYUMBL license plate is notorious on the road and social media. Folks say the driver behind the wheel will speed up, cut people off and then slam on her brakes, sometimes causing a crash.




POSTED APRIL 19, 2019 8:15 AM

What the Mueller report on the Russia investigation says about Vice President Mike Pence

What the Mueller report on the Russia investigation says about Vice President Mike PenceSpecial counsel Robert Mueller's report provides new details about Michael Flynn's firing after lying to Vice President Mike Pence.




POSTED APRIL 19, 2019 2:38 PM

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