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June 20, 2018 9:27 PM South Sudan's warring leaders meet for 1st time since 2016

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) - South Sudan's warring leaders met face-to-face for the first time in almost two years Wednesday amid efforts to end a five-year civil war, shaking hands but making no public comments. South Sudan President Salva Kiir and opposition leader Riek Machar continued meeting into the night and were expected to continue discussions 5

June 20, 2018 4:37 PM New president: University of Oklahoma shouldering $1B debt

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The University of Oklahoma's incoming president says the school is losing $36 million a year as expenses continue to outpace revenue. The Oklahoman reports that Jim Gallogly met with the university's Board of Regents in Oklahoma City on Tuesday. He'll become the university's 14th president July 1. Gallogly says total debt is nearly 5

June 20, 2018 4:13 PM Trump postpones Thursday's annual congressional picnic

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump says he's postponing this week's picnic for members of Congress, saying the timing "doesn't feel right." The annual event for lawmakers and their families had been planned for Thursday night. He did not say when it would be rescheduled. Trump said Wednesday at the White House that "it doesn't feel right to have a picnic 5

June 20, 2018 1:17 PM Poppleton Road School retains coveted ‘good’ status from Ofsted

A HEADTEACHER has praised the hard work of her staff, pupils and governors after Ofsted said her York school continued to be ‘good’. Debbie Glover, head of Poppleton Road Primary School, spoke of her delight at the ‘extremely positive’ report provided by the education regulator following a short inspection earlier this year. “We retained our Good judgement 5

June 20, 2018 8:58 AM Toys R Us to SHUT DOWN all 44 stores across Australia after company racked up billions in debt

Toys R US is set to shut down all of its 44 Australian stores after racking up billions in debt. Some 700 employees will lose their jobs after administrators failed to find a buyer. All stock will be sold with the proceeds going towards paying workers' entitlements, along with the sale of assets. Customers can use gift cards in July 5 - but must spend 1

June 20, 2018 5:19 AM Heathrow expansion plans fail to meet Labour´s key tests

Labour’s leadership opposes plans for a third runway at Heathrow but will give its MPs a free vote on the proposals, the party has announced. Support for expansion was conditional on four tests being met but the Government blueprint falls short, shadow transport secretary Andy McDonald said. Labour has called on all parties to offer a free vote when the divisive 6

June 20, 2018 12:05 AM Met seizes record £94.6m haul from criminals

Money linked to an organised Chinese crime gang and millions in virtual currencies are included in the total. New figures show that Metropolitan Police investigators made effective use of legal measures known as confiscation orders, which allow cash to be taken after a conviction, with £55.5m coming from those alone. The Hatton Garden heist was one such case, with four of the men convicted 1

June 19, 2018 10:08 PM U2's Bono calls on US lawmakers to end family separations

Irish rocker and global activist Bono met with American lawmakers Tuesday, urging them to press President Donald Trump to abandon his "completely un-American" practice of separating families at the southern border with Mexico. Fresh off concerts in the Washington area this week, the U2 frontman met with Republicans and Democrats and addressed the plight

June 19, 2018 9:32 PM London police say short circuit caused minor subway blast

LONDON (AP) - A battery short circuit caused a small explosion at a London Underground station that injured five people Tuesday evening, authorities said. British Transport Police said the incident did not seem to be related to terrorism. "The scene has been examined by specialist officers," London Metropolitan Police said. "It appears at this stage

June 19, 2018 6:23 PM Boy, 16, drowned while swimming with friend on hottest day of year despite Prince William's efforts to save his life in air ambulance rescue mission

A teenage boy drowned while trying to swim back from an island in a river with his friend. Robbie Lea was found under almost 15ft of water in Lee Valley Park, after he had gone swimming with school mates on a sunny day in May last year. The Duke of Cambridge piloted an air ambulance to the scene as emergency services desperately searched for the 16-year-old 7