Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is claiming victory in a controversial referendum that gives him sweeping powers
by ending the current parliamentary system. (The office of the president was meant to be an impartial one.) The referendum also means Erdogan could stay in office until 2029. But it passed only narrowly and there are accusations of voting irregularities
, voter intimidation and biased media coverage. So opponents will take to the streets today to protest.
The search has widened to five states for a man who police say killed someone in Ohio and then posted the video on Facebook
. Steve Stephens is accused of killing a 74-year-old man outside of Cleveland. Stephens is considered armed and dangerous. He told his mother he was shooting people at random because he was mad at his girlfriend.
3. North Korea
Vice President Mike Pence is warning North Korea not to test the resolve of the US
or the strength of the military. He says the "era of strategic patience is over" and the US will stop any attack that might come from the North. The regime tried to test fire a missile over the weekend, but officials think it blew up right after launch
4. White House
Tomorrow is Tax Day, so thousands of Americans thought it was a good time over the weekend to remind us
that Donald Trump still hasn't released his tax returns. The White House reaction? Trump's win proves people don't care. The marches were mostly peaceful, except in Berkeley
. Meanwhile, the 2020 election is a ways off, but the White House is already busy raising cash
for Trump's re-election campaign.
5. Arkansas executions
The state's plan to kill eight inmates in 10 days is off for now. A federal judge blocked the executions
, saying the prisoners will probably succeed in proving the state's proposed method of execution -- lethal injection -- is unconstitutional. Arkansas has appealed. The state says it wants to execute the inmates before its supply of lethal injections drugs expires.
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Ex-South Korean President Park Geun-hye was indicted this morning on abuse of power and bribery charges
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We all feel like honorary aunts and uncles, now that April the giraffe has finally given birth
to her bundle of joy.
It opens doors, detonates bombs and cuts metal, among other things. Now Doctor Who's sonic screwdriver is in the dictionary
"The Fate of the Furious" had the biggest global opening in movie history
, guaranteeing there will be a few more flicks in this over-the-top
Getting a loan is always stressful, but not if you grow cheese in Italy. There's a bank there that will accept parmesan as collateral
End of an era
The last person known to be born in the 19th century
has died at age 117. Emma Morano was born in November 1899.
QUOTE OF THE DAY
"Losing my mum at the age of 12 and therefore shutting down all of my emotions for the last 20 years has had a quite serious effect"
Prince Harry, who said he sought counseling four years ago
to deal with the death of his mother, Princess Diana.
AND FINALLY ...
Count them up
Ever wondered how many times Keanu Reeves says "whoa" in his movies? No? Well, here's the answer anyway. (Click to view