Magnitude 6.1 quake hits northern Chile: USGS

(Reuters) – A 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck northern Chile, 144 km (90 miles) southeast of Calama, at a depth of 188 km, the United States Geological Survey said on Saturday.

North Korea flaunts missiles, other weaponry at parade

The parade, the annual highlight of North Korea’s most important holiday, came amid growing international worries that North Korea may be preparing for its sixth nuclear test or a major missile launch, such as its first flight test of an ICBM capable of reaching US shores.

Train stuck in tunnel nearly 3 hours, then stun gun sparks stampede

A train with about 1,200 passengers became stuck in a tunnel between New York and New Jersey for nearly three hours on Friday, and the chaotic scene escalated to pandemonium when Amtrak police used a stun gun to subdue a disruptive man in a station, sparking a stampede.

Train stuck in tunnel in US, then stun gun sparks stampede

A train with about 1,200 passengers became stuck in a tunnel between New York and New Jersey for nearly three hours on Friday. A New Jersey Transit spokeswoman said the train finally reached New York’s Penn Station in the early evening.

Arkansas' multiple execution plan unravels after rulings

Arkansas’ plan to execute eight men by the end of the month appeared to be unraveling on Friday, with a judge blocking a lethal injection drug use and the state’s highest court granting a stay to one of the first inmates who had been scheduled for execution.

Train stuck in tunnel 3 hours, then stun gun sparks stampede

NEW YORK (AP) — A train with about 1,200 passengers became stuck in a tunnel between New York and New Jersey for nearly three hours on Friday, and the chaotic scene escalated to pandemonium when Amtrak police used a stun gun to subdue a disruptive man in a station, sparking a stampede.

Ukraine's anti-graft fight targets telecoms

Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko announced Thursday that a Kiev court had “frozen” the shares of tycoon Rinat Akhmetov in the Ukrtelecom company and its subsidiary TriMob.

White House decides to keep visitor records secret

White House officials argued that the decision to keep the logs secret is in line with what previous administrations have done, except for President Barack Obama’s, and that continuing Obama’s practice of voluntarily releasing the records could interfere with policy development.

Violence flares at Australian refugee facility in PNG

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Violence has flared at an Australian asylum-seeker detention center in Papua New Guinea (PNG), and shots were fired when local people tried to break into the center after an argument got out of hand, media and a rights group reported on Saturday.

Tanzania gunmen kill 8 police in restive region

“President John Pombe Magufuli is surprised and very sorry to learn of the news of the death of eight police officers killed last night by armed people,” Tanzania’s presidency said in a statement.

Facebook shareholders propose reports on 'fake news', pay equality

(Reuters) – Shareholders have proposed that Facebook Inc prepare a report on the threat to democracy and free speech from so-called fake news spread on the social media forum, and the dangers it may pose to the company itself, according to a proxy filing made on Friday.

Why MS-13 is more dangerous than ISIS

Their penchant for violence, sadism, ability to infiltrate the border and their reach within the US are just a few reasons the Central American street gang could be considered more dangerous than ISIS #Tucker

Arkansas' multiple execution plan unravels after rulings

Arkansas’ already compromised plan to execute eight men by the end of the month fell apart further Friday, with a judge blocking the use of a lethal injection drug and the state’s highest court granting a stay to one of the first inmates who had been scheduled to die.

Voter fraud in Kansas

State announces first conviction by a non-US citizen; ‘The O’Reilly Factor’ with the latest

N. Korean official: Ready for war if Trump wants it

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — President Donald Trump’s tweets are adding fuel to a “vicious cycle” of tensions on the Korean Peninsula, North Korea’s vice foreign minister told The Associated Press in an exclusive interview Friday. The official added that if the U.S. shows any sign of “reckless” military aggression, Pyongyang is ready to launch…

Pope blasts migrant suffering in Easter prayer

Pope Francis deplored the suffering of migrants, victims of racism and persecuted Christians as some 20,000 worshippers gathered at Rome’s Colosseum to hear his Good Friday prayer. “Shame for all the images of devastation, destruction and shipwrecks which have become ordinary in our lives,” Francis said in an apparent reference to Mediterranean migrant disasters that…

North Korea Tensions

Lifezette Political Editor Jon Conradi says President Trump’s decision to not label China a currency manipulator ‘seems to have already paid dividends.’

The iPhone of cars? Apple enters self-driving car race

Apple will be vying against 29 other companies that already have California permits to test self-driving cars. The list includes major automakers, including Ford, General Motors, BMW, Volkswagen and Tesla, as well as one of its biggest rivals in technology, Google, whose testing of self-driving cars has been spun off into an affiliate called Waymo.

On Good Friday, Pope speaks of shame for Church and humanity

ROME (Reuters) – Pope Francis, presiding at a Good Friday service, asked God for forgiveness for scandals in the Catholic Church and for the “shame” of humanity becoming inured to daily scenes of bombed cities and drowning migrants.

On Good Friday, Pope speaks of shame for Church and humanity

ROME (Reuters) – Pope Francis, presiding at a Good Friday service, asked God for forgiveness for scandals in the Catholic Church and for the “shame” of humanity becoming inured to daily scenes of bombed cities and drowning migrants.

The iPhone of cars? Apple enters self-driving car race

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple is joining the fiercely competitive race to design self-driving cars, raising the possibility that a company that has already re-shaped culture with its iPhone may try to transform transportation, too.

California and Trump's Feds Headed to Major Clash on Immigration

A Department of Homeland Security memo shows mass deportation is planned but off to a slow start. The federal government and bastions of opposition to President Trump’s anti-immigrant police state are on a slow-motion collision course. An 18-page memo by the Department of Homeland Security describes how the DHS and the Department of Justice are…