Plan would allow drug testing for some food stamp recipients

FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2018, file photo, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks in Madison, Wis. The Trump administration is considering a plan that would allow states to require certain food stamp recipients to undergo drug testing, handing a win to conservatives who’ve long sought ways to curb safety net program. Walker sued the USDA in 2015 for blocking the state from drug testing adults applying for food stamps. A federal judge tossed the suit in 2016, but Walker renewed his request for permission later that year, after Donald Trump had won the presidency but before he took office.(AP Photo/Scott Bauer, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is considering a plan that would allow states to require certain food stamp recipients to undergo drug testing, handing a win to conservatives who’ve long sought ways to curb the safety net program.

Report: Missouri Gov. Greitens slapped, grabbed woman

FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2018, file photo, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens listens to a question during an interview in his office at the Missouri Capitol in Jefferson City, Mo., where he discussed having an extramarital affair in 2015 before taking office. His political future faces a big test Wednesday, April 11 when a special legislative committee issues an investigative report related to the affair. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens calls it an “entirely consensual relationship.” But the woman with whom he has acknowledged having an affair says Greitens spanked, slapped, grabbed and shoved her during a series of sexual encounters that at times left her crying and afraid.

U.S., Russia trade rhetoric, edge toward showdown over Syria

FILE - This file Dec. 12, 2017 file photo, Russian President Vladimir Putin addresses the troops at the Hemeimeem air base in Syria. With the Middle East on edge and many fearing inadvertent triggering of regional war, it is easy to forget that two weeks ago Trump shocked advisers in declaring an intention to withdraw troops from Syria. Now, apparently angered by a suspected chemical attack, Trump is threatening imminent military strikes against the Syrian government forces he blames and rattling a saber at Syria’s patron Russia. (Mikhail Klimentyev/Pool Photo via AP, File)

MOSCOW (AP) — When the U.S. fired Tomahawk missiles at a Syrian airfield a year ago after a chemical weapons attack, the Pentagon gave Moscow advance warning to get its personnel out of harm’s way.

Gaza’s hospitals taxed by wounded from Israeli fire

In this Monday, April 9, 2018 photo, Raed Jadallah, a Palestinian 25-year-old surfer, lies on a bed as his father, mother and brothers visit him, at the Shifa hospital in Gaza. Jadallah is among the nearly 1,300 people that Palestinian health officials said have been shot and wounded by Israeli soldiers during mass border protests over the past two weeks. The casualty figures are at the heart of an intensifying debate over the military's open-fire orders. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Raed Jadallah belonged to an exclusive club — a small band of surfers who escaped the claustrophobia of blockaded Gaza by riding the waves of the Mediterranean. Now he’s immobile, a metal fixation device clamped to his left leg after an Israeli bullet fractured his femur in two places.

Prosecutor: Minors at risk of forced labor at Brazil church

Church leader Juarez de Souza Oliveira, right, linked to the U.S. based Word of Faith Fellowship, leaves the labor court after a hearing, in which prosecutors alleged that the church "reduced people to a condition analogous to slavery," in Franco da Rocha, in the greater Sao Paulo area, Brazil, Wednesday, April 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

FRANCO DA ROCHA, Brazil (AP) — Minors remain at risk and are being forced to work against their will by a Brazilian church with ties to the U.S.-based Word of Faith Fellowship, a senior labor prosecutor said Wednesday after the initial hearing in a civil suit seeking the dissolution of the local church and the school it runs.

Death toll in hockey team bus crash in Canada rises to 16

A woman pays her respects at a makeshift memorial at the intersection of Friday's fatal bus crash near Tisdale, Saskatchewan, Monday, April, 9, 2018. A bus carrying the Humboldt Broncos hockey team crashed with a truck, en route to Nipawin for a game Friday night, killing 15 and sending over a dozen more to a hospital. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)

SASKATOON, Saskatchewan (AP) — The death toll in a bus crash involving a junior hockey team rose to 16 on Wednesday as a woman who worked as trainer for the team died.

Nobel board slams turmoil at Swedish literature prize group

FILE - In this Monday, April 3, 2017 file photo, King Carl Gustaf of Sweden speaks during a meeting with Brazilian and Swedish businessmen, in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Sweden's king on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 the resignation of three members from the Swedish Academy awarding the Nobel Literature Prize is "deeply unfortunate and risk seriously damaging" the body's "important activities." (AP Photo/Andre Penner, file)

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Nobel Foundation Board has sharply criticized the Swedish Academy, which chooses the Nobel Literature Prize winner each year, saying the group has damaged its own reputation and is threatening to tarnish the reputation of the Nobel Prize itself.

Zuckerberg testimony reveals lawmaker confusion on Facebook

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg arrives to testify before a House Energy and Commerce hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, April 11, 2018, about the use of Facebook data to target American voters in the 2016 election and data privacy. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg acknowledged Wednesday that regulation of social media companies is “inevitable” and disclosed that his own personal information has been compromised by malicious outsiders. But after two days of congressional testimony, what seemed clear was how little Congress seems to know about Facebook, much less what to do about it.

Crash kills 257 in Algeria’s deadliest aviation disaster

In this image dated Wednesday, April 11, 2018, and released by Algerian TV agency Ennahar TV, shows firefighters and civil security officer at the scene of a fatal military plane crash at Boufarik military airbase, near the Algerian capital, Algiers. An Algerian military plane carrying soldiers and their families crashed soon after takeoff Wednesday into a field in northern Algeria, killing 257 people in what appeared to be the North African nation's worst-ever plane crash. (Ennahar TV via AP)

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — A hulking military transport plane crashed just after takeoff in Algeria Wednesday, killing 257 people in the worst aviation disaster in the North African nation’s history and plunging the country into mourning.

Ryan won’t seek re-election as GOP worries about midterms

U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan’s office announced Wednesday that he will not seek re-election. In this March 27 photo, Ryan addresses media at the Czech Republic’s Parliament in Prague, Czech Republic. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan will not run for re-election, his office announced Wednesday, injecting another layer of uncertainty as Republicans face worries over losing their majority in the fall.



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