NEWS CENTRAL HEADLINES – APRIL 19 2016

April 19, 2016

 

 

(CNN)     TERRORIST ATTACK IN KABUL

Over 300 people affected by an explosion in Kabul this morning. A Taliban suicide bomber detonated a parked bus in the Afghan capital, while a second attacker opened fire in a nearby building. 28 people have died and over 300 people were wounded. CNN’s Nick Walsh says there could be more. The Taliban declared the start of a spring offensive last week, according to CNN. John Nicholson, commander of NATO forces in Afghanistan, says the attack is a sign of weakness, stating that the insurgents are “unable to meet Afghan forces on the battlefield and must result to terrorist attacks.”

 

(FOX)     COLORADO DISTRICT ARMS SECURITY

According to Fox News, a Colorado School District is arming its security force with 10 semiautomatic rifles. Douglas County’s Rich Payne bought the Bushmaster rifles for $12,300. The guns will reportedly stay locked in patrol vehicles and not be stored on school grounds. Payne says the armed security officers will train side-by-side with the local sheriff’s office. The purchase was noted discussed or voted on in the district, according to the Denver Post.

 

(CNN)     BEN & JERRY ARRESTED IN PROTEST

Co-founders of Vermont’s favorite ice cream, Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield were arrested at the U.S. capitol Monday. They were processed and released for unlawful protesting alongside 300 others in the “Democracy Awakening” movement, which wants to protect voting rights get big money out of politics. The ice cream creation team has endorsed Bernie Sanders for the 2016 election, releasing a specialty flavor called “Bernie’s Yearning.” The two gave samples of the flavor in New York two weeks ago.

 

(FOX)     FLOODING IN HOUSTON

Flooding in Houston has left six dead with nearly 20 inches of rain water. The area is notorious for spring time flooding in years past, with Texas A&M University saying it’s the “No. 1 city to be injured or die in a flood.” The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning extending through Wednesday morning, according to Fox News. Mayor Sylvester Turner asks residents to stay home.

 

(CNN)     TRUMP SLIPS UP OVER 9/11

Donald Trump made a verbal slip in his speech in Buffalo, New York on Monday. In advocacy for New York and in remembrance of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, he referred to them as 7/11 – the nationwide slurpy-selling convenience store. Though he did not correct himself, Trump is expected to win a large majority of New York delegates in today’s Super Tuesday primary. A slip on even the most sensitive of subjects doesn’t seem to stop the GOP candidate. We will update you with Super Tuesday analysis and results tomorrow, here on News Central.

 

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