World News (March 30, 2017)




LONDON (AP) – The British man who killed four people during a London rampage had made three trips to Saudi Arabia. He taught English there twice on a work visa and returned on a visa usually granted to those going on a religious pilgrimage.

More details about attacker Khalid Masood’s travels, confirmed by the Saudi Arabian embassy in Britain, emerged amid a massive British police effort to discover how a homegrown ex-con with a violent streak became radicalized and why he launched a deadly attack on Westminster Bridge. The embassy said he taught English in Saudi Arabia from November 2005 to November 2006 and again from April 2008 to April 2009, with legitimate work visas both times.



WASHINGTON (AP) – Former CIA Director James Woolsey has accused the Trump administration’s former National Security Adviser, Michael Flynn, of participating in a discussion with Turkish officials about possibly subverting the U.S. extradition process to remove a Turkish cleric from the United States.

The Wall Street Journal first reported Woolsey’s comments and posted a video interview with him earlier this week. A Flynn spokesman said that Woolsey’s claims are “false” and that “no such discussion occurred.” In the Journal interview, Woolsey says he walked into the middle of a discussion between Turkish officials and members of Flynn’s firm, Flynn Intel Group, late in the evening of Sept.



CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) – Governors of both parties had warned Congress for weeks that the Republican health care bill threatened to saddle their states with big costs and potentially leave millions of people without coverage, especially because of the cutbacks planned to Medicaid.

The bill’s withdrawal left in place the status quo under the Affordable Care Act. That was welcomed by several governors in the states that opted to expand Medicaid under former President Barack Obama’s law. The Medicaid expansion has provided coverage for 11 million people in the 31 states that accepted it. “I am pleased today’s vote has been held as this bill would drastically affect the Commonwealth’s ability to ensure essential care for thousands of people,” stated Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker.