Friday, April 22, 2016

12:46 PM 4/22/2016 - Headlines Review: Shooter reportedly on the loose after 7 killed in southern Ohio | Fox News | Report: US Suicides Up Significantly Since 1999 | U.S. split deepens over Putin's intentions in Syria civil war | Reuters | US weighing military force against Russia? | Fox News Video

Shooter reportedly on the loose after 7 killed in southern Ohio | Fox News | 

Report: US Suicides Up Significantly Since 1999 |
U.S. split deepens over Putin's intentions in Syria civil war | Reuters |
US weighing military force against Russia? | Fox News Video


The Russian reassertion of military backing has prompted some U.S. officials to warn that a failure to respond would be seen by Moscow as a fresh sign of American timidity. That, they say, could encourage Russia to escalate challenges to U.S. and allied militaries through more provocative Russian air and naval maneuvers.

They also contend that a U.S. failure to respond would further damage Washington’s relations with Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states seeking to oust Assad, and with Turkey, which has been firing artillery at Islamic State targets in Syria.

The answer, they argue, is stepped-up U.S. support for moderate Syrian rebel factions with more anti-tank missiles and grenade launchers sent through third countries.

However, other officials, including National Security Advisor Susan Rice, have vetoed any significant escalation of U.S. involvement in Syria, the officials said.

“Rice is the fly in the ointment,” said a person familiar with the internal debate.

Obama himself has long been reluctant to deepen U.S. involvement in the war, saying last October that Washington would not get drawn into a "proxy war" with Moscow. His administration has focused more on pressing the fight against the militant Islamic State group, which controls a swathe of northeastern Syria.

Prince, Grammy Awards

US Suicides up 25%

Report: Third of Suicides in US Are Among Middle-Aged Whites - ABC News
U.S. suicide rates up, especially for women - CNN.com

Obama in UK

Barack Obama visit: Stick with EU, US president urges UK - BBC News
The Latest: Queen greets Obamas at castle in low-key fashion - The Washington Post
London Mayor Boris Johnson Slams President Obama's 'Brexit' Position - ABC News
Anger as London mayor tells 'part-Kenyan' Obama to butt out - TheUnion local.com | TheUnion.com
Obama and Cameron confront ISIS amid political furor - CNNPolitics.com
Obama's royal holiday: Lunch with the queen, dinner with princes - LA Times
Boris Johnson’s Essay on Obama and Churchill Touches Nerve Online - NYTimes.com
Queen Elizabeth II Hosts President Barack Obama & Michelle Obama for Lunch After Her 90th Birthday | E! Online Mobile

Accidents

'Multiple people found dead' at home in Ohio - BBC News
Multiple fatalities at Ohio, media reports say seven dead | Reuters
Multiple victims in rural shootings east of Cincinnati
Girl, 16, Dies After Fight in a High School Restroom in Delaware - NYTimes.com
Girl dies after fight at Delaware high school - CNN.com
Police bust minivan filled with over 300 pounds of pot | Fox News Video

FBI pays 1.4M for Apple Hack

FBI pays highest ever fee to hack iPhone of San Bernardino shooter | News | DW.COM | 22.04.2016
FBI Paid More Than $1 Million for Help Hacking San Bernardino Shooter's iPhone - ABC News
FBI paid over $1M to unlock San Bernardino attacker's iPhone | Fox News Video

Europe

Migrant flow from Turkey to Greece picking up again: IOM | Reuters
Brussels bomber Laachraoui 'guarded IS Syria hostages' - BBC News
ISIS Ex-Hostages Identify Brussels Suicide Bomber as Captor - NYTimes.com
Former al-Qaida hostage recounts bitter return to France - The Washington Post
Hear someone insult Erdogan? Report it to us, says Turkish consulate in the Netherlands. - The Washington Post

Elections

Donald Trump 'promises to change image' - BBC News
Is Clinton's tone towards Sanders softening? | Fox News Video

Middle East

Islamic State mines kill dozens of civilians returning to Ramadi | Reuters
Deadly airstrikes hit Syria′s Aleppo as ceasefire unravels | News | DW.COM | 22.04.2016
Syrian peace talks limp on to next week with opposition absent | Reuters
Frozen Life in Wartime Syria - NYTimes.com
Turkish streets 'turned into battlefields' - CNN.com

Russia

No chance of NATO expansion for years, U.S. ambassador says | Reuters
Belarus Criminalizes Participation In Military Operations Abroad
Russia Elects Retired Police Chief as Human Rights Ombudsman

Prince

Prince's Autopsy Begins to Determine Cause of Death - ABC News
Prince Found Dead: Singer and Pop Icon Was 57 | E! Online Mobile
Inside Prince's Private World: The Man Behind the Legend From Those Who Knew Him | E! Online Mobile
TMZ reports Prince may have overdosed days before death | Fox News Video
A Timeline of Prince's Final Days - ABC News
The Private Life of Music Legend Prince - ABC News

Other News

The Latest: Illinois Judge Dismisses 1957 Murder Case - ABC News
Why Bankrupt Oil Companies Are Still Pumping | TIME
Drone whistleblowers step out of the shadows - Le Monde diplomatique - English edition
Video of Army airborne drop shows Humvees falling from sky - The Washington Post
Brazil president ducks scandal talk, impeachment at UN - The Washington Post
Mexico explores regulating opium to fight drug violence | Reuters
Sears to Close 78 Stores This Summer - ABC News
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