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May 13, 2017

Prisoner takes Illinois hospital worker hostage

Geneva spokesman Kevin Stahr says ambulances are on standby for anyone arriving at the hospital who need urgent care. Report an error Gengler says the emergency room has been cleared. Patients elsewhere in the hospital haven’t been evacuated, but authorities say no one else is being allowed on the hospital’s …

Belize double slay suspect out on bail

His young wife was not allowed to bring him a change of clothes or toothpaste, Bradley added. He was moved from jail to jail — apparently with the necessary permission. Canadian slain in Belize ‘very good friend,’ detained Ontario man says Meanwhile, cops appear stalled in the murder probe saying …

Pope admits to 2,000-case backlog in sex abuse cases

Pope Francis acknowledged Saturday that the Vatican has a 2,000-case backlog in processing clerical sex abuse cases and says criticism of the slow pace was justified. But he says more staff are being added and insists the Vatican is “on the right path.” He denied he had ever agreed to …

Trump may pick Comey’s replacement next week

Adam Lee, special agent in charge of the FBI’s Richmond, Virginia, office, was also interviewing Saturday afternoon. Sessions has faced questions over whether his involvement in Comey’s firing violates his pledge to recuse himself from investigations into Russian interference in the election. Some lawmakers have alleged the firing was an …

Nations grapple with huge cyberattack

A young cybersecurity researcher has been credited with helping to halt the ransomware’s spread by accidentally activating a so-called “kill switch” in the malicious software. National Security Agency for its own intelligence-gathering purposes. The NSA tools were stolen by hackers and dumped on the internet. The ransomware appeared to exploit …

Donald Trump to Liberty University graduates: Be an ‘outsider’

Still, Falwell, who endorsed Trump in January 2016 just before that year’s Iowa caucuses, praised Trump’s actions on issues that concern Christian conservatives. “I really don’t think any other president has done more for evangelicals and the faith community in four months than President Trump has,” Falwell told The Associated …

Finalists to design Trump’s border wall chosen

Trump says Comey should hope there are no ‘tapes’ of talks Report an error Change text size for the story (MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images) U.S. President Donald Trump. The agency says it should be impossible to scale without help and that it should be impenetrable to sledgehammers and battery-operated tools for …