WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Women’s March on Washington Saturday drew more than 500,000 people, according to city officials. The rally was held to promote the message of women’s equality and the defense of all citizens’ basic human and civil rights, which protesters fear may come under attack by a Trump Administration.
NICE, France (AP) — A Tunisian living in France drove a large truck through crowds celebrating Bastille Day along Nice's beachfront, killing at least 84 people, many of them children, according to police and hospital officials. The slaughter ended only after police killed the armed attacker in a hail of bullets.
PAMPLONA, Spain (AP) — An American was gored and five other runners were injured Wednesday in the next-to-last running of the bulls at Pamplona's San Fermin festival, officials said.
LONDON (AP) — David Cameron made his final appearance in Parliament as Britain's leader with dignity and humor Wednesday, turning the usually raucous prime minister's questions session into a time for praise, thanks, gentle ribbing, cheers — and a sprinkle of criticism.
BEIJING (AP) — China warned other countries Wednesday against threatening its security in the South China Sea after an international tribunal handed the Philippines a victory by saying Beijing had no legal basis for its expansive claims there.
AYNATA, Lebanon (AP) — In front-line villages of south Lebanon, the posters of Hezbollah members killed fighting Israel 10 years ago still stand, but have faded. Now rising up around them is a new generation of posters, bearing the faces of young fighters from the militant group killed in Syria.
DADAAB, Kenya (AP) — Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai was spending her 19th birthday on Tuesday visiting the world's largest refugee camp to draw attention to the global refugee crisis, especially as Dadaab camp faces pressure to close after a quarter-century.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — An international tribunal rejected China's extensive claims in the South China Sea in a landmark ruling Tuesday that also found it had aggravated the seething regional dispute and violated the Philippines' maritime rights by building up artificial islands that destroyed coral reefs and by disrupting oil explorations.
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister David Cameron chaired a farewell Cabinet meeting Tuesday as moving vans pulled up to his 10 Downing St. residence a day before he is replaced as leader following Britain's vote to leave the European Union.
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military says it struck several militant sites in Gaza early Saturday in response to a Palestinian rocket attack that hit a kindergarten in the Israeli border town of Sderot.No injuries were reported on either side but damage was caused to buildings. The exchange comes amid an escalation of violence in the West Bank following a pair of fatal attacks against Jewish settlers that has sparked Israel's largest military surge in two years.The military said airstrikes targeted four training sites run by Gaza's militant Hamas rulers. Late Friday, a rocket from Gaza struck an empty kindergarten, marking a rare successful hit of a civilian target in Israel. Rocket attacks have been sporadic since Israel and Hamas waged a 50-day war in the summer of 2014.Israeli military spokesman Lt. Col. Peter Lerner said the rocket attack was "a horrific reminder of the intentions of terrorist groups in the Gaza Strip to target communities, people, men, women and children.""Over the past two days Israeli civilians have witnessed and experienced the devastating effects of incitement-fueled terrorism based on hatred and radical beliefs," he said. "In our efforts to ensure stability, we continue to defend against those who put innocent lives in harm's way."On Friday, a Palestinian gunman ambushed a family traveling in a car in the southern West Bank, killing an Israeli man and wounding his wife and two teenage children. The previous day a Palestinian teen stabbed a 13-year-old Israeli-American girl to death as she slept in her bedroom in a West Bank settlement.The attacks prompted Israel to send hundreds of troops to the area and impose a closure on the Hebron district, where many of the recent attacks have originated. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel will reduce the amount of tax revenues it collects on behalf of the Palestinians each month, saying that some of the money was being given to families of attackers. His Cabinet will convene late Saturday to discuss further measures.Visiting the site of Friday's deadly shooting, Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Israel would be taking unprecedented steps to track down the killers of Miki Mark, a 48-year-old father of 10. Lieberman said the approval of 42 new housing units in the settlement of Kiryat Arba, where the 13-year-old girl was stabbed to death, would send a message that every attack would only strengthen Israeli settlements.Over the past nine months Palestinians have carried out dozens of stabbings, shootings and attacks using cars against civilians and security forces, killing 34 Israelis and two visiting Americans. Israeli troops as well as some armed civilians have killed about 200 Palestinians during this period, most said by Israel to be attackers.Israel says the violence is fueled by a Palestinian campaign of lies and incitement, compounded on social media sites that glorify attacks. Palestinians say it stems from frustration at nearly five decades of Israeli rule in territory they claim for a state.
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping urged the 88-million-strong Communist Party to embrace its Marxist roots on Friday as he delivered an emphatic call for ideological discipline and a vigorous defense of party rule.
HONG KONG (AP) — Tens of thousands of Hong Kongers took to the southern Chinese city's streets for an annual pro-democracy protest march Friday, as tensions persisted over the high-profile case of a bookseller secretly detained in the mainland.
LUCKNOW, India (AP) — Torrential rains triggered heavy floods and landslides that poured down hills in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand, killing at least 18 people by Friday and destroying dozens of homes, officials said.
Crime and Courts
WATERLOO — The sole survivor of Tuesday’s shootings on Virginia Street said she knew "sooner or later" accused murderer Emerson “John” Tohafjian would hunt down his former girlfriend, Lori McConnell, and kill her.
WATERLOO — Emotions — and animosity between family members — were evident as a local man was arraigned Friday afternoon for the deaths of two people on Virginia Street.
FORT DODGE - There is no doubt that the Benton Lady Bobcats (27-14) had to go through a gauntlet just to make it to the State Tournament as was evident by a pair of Regional road wins against top ten teams to mark a date on the calendar with the No.1 seed and the defending champion Knights of Davenport Assumption (36-3-1) Monday night at Rogers Park on Buena Vista University Diamond.
Business and Economy
OLEAN — Four Mile Brewing, 202 E. Green St., Olean, is holding its third annual Enchanted Mountains Brewfest from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday.
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