May 24, 2017

Father, brother of Manchester suspect arrested in Libya

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The father and a brother of alleged Manchester bomber Salman Abedi have been arrested in Tripoli, according to Libyan authorities. Ramadan Abedi, Salman's father, has claimed his son is innocent, telling the AP: "We don't believe in killing innocents. This is not us."

  • Earlier on Wednesday, Manchester police chief Ian Hopkins said four arrests had been made in connection with Monday's bombing at an Ariana Grande concert.
  • Hopkins said it's "very clear this is a network" and local authorities will continue to investigate other potential suspects linked to the suicide bomber.
  • Hopkins told reporters that he's confident all the families of victims have been contacted, per The Guardian.

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Coronavirus death toll tops 2,000

Data: The Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins, the CDC, and China's NHC; Note: China refers to mainland China and the Diamond Princess is the cruise ship offshore Yokohama, Japan. Map: Danielle Alberti/Axios

Some economists warn the stock market has been too "complacent" without factoring in the novel coronavirus as a valid risk, although the major averages were broadly lower midday Monday. Apple and Nvidia have issued earnings warnings and multiple conferences and sports events are being canceled or limited in size.

The big picture: COVID-19 has now killed at least 2,009 people and infected more than 75,000 others, mostly in mainland China. 328 American evacuees from the Diamond Princess are in quarantine at U.S. military bases after arriving from Japan, including 14 people who tested positive — making the total number of confirmed cases in the U.S. 29.

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Sanders requests recount of Iowa recanvass after results show shrunken margin

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Sen. Bernie Sanders said in a statement Tuesday night he will request a recount of the Iowa Democratic Party's recanvass results.

Where it stands: Both Buttigieg and Sanders requested partial recanvasses in Iowa last week after results were delayed and showed several errors following a software malfunction on caucus night.

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