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Lower unemployment rate reflects increase of 800 local jobs

Employment in the professional and business services industry recorded the largest private industry gain over the month with 13,200 jobs added. One area of concern, the report shows, is a decline of 200 jobs in construction, which is also one of the few employment sectors which is also lower than it was past year at the same time.



Trump greets Egyptian-American freed from Egyptian detention

Hijazi had been detained in Egypt on child abuse charges, though the validity of those charges was heavily questioned by human rights workers. Hijazi, who is a dual citizen of the US and Egypt, ran an orphanage for children in Egypt with her husband.



Voting begins in French presidential election

With Le Pen wanting France to leave the European Union and Macron wanting even closer co-operation among the bloc's 28 nations, Sunday's outcome means the May 7 runoff will have undertones of a referendum on France's European Union membership.



Inside the isolated cabin where Elizabeth Thomas and Tad Cummins were found

Lopey said teacher Tad Cummins took the girl to the commune at Black Bear Ranch in northern California but "didn't get along" with the residents and wound up leaving. The Associated Press is not naming the girl or her family members because she is an alleged victim of a sex crime. Michael "Monk" O'Hare, who owns the property, told The Tennessean he was out of town the night Barry contacted authorities and that he was shocked when Barry and a neighbor told him they thought it was Cummins in ...


NKorea detains US citizen, the 3rd American being held there

NKorea detains US citizen, the 3rd American being held there

North Korea in the past has taken Americans hostage and used them as bargaining chips in negotiations with the United States. South Korea's Yonhap News Agency , citing unnamed sources, reported that a former Korean-American professor was arrested in North Korea on Friday at Pyongyang's worldwide airport while trying to exit the country.



Trump Stumbles into Putin's Syrian Backyard

Both Syria and Russian Federation have denied that forces loyal to the Assad regime carried out the toxic gas attack in the town of Khan Sheikhoun on 4 April. The result: not only no warm up in relations between the two superpowers, but, as Tillerson put it, "a low level of trust between our countries", a relation that "the world's two foremost nuclear powers can not have".