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Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka had demanded the sacking of Andrej Babis, the billionaire founder of the sprawling Agrofert conglomerate, accusing him of tax evasion and multiple conflicts of interes
PITTSBURGH - The sex assault case against Bill Cosby turns on serious questions about his actions with women behind closed doors, but the comedian and others unexpectedly fell into laughter ......
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii is suing auto manufacturers Ford, Nissan and Toyota over air bags that can spew shrapnel when they deploy. The complaint filed Wednesday says the manufacturers knew or should h
Manchester. – British security forces arrested three more suspects yesterday in connection with the Manchester concert bombing and sent hundreds of soldiers to secure key sites across the countr
Vatican City. – It could have caused a diplomatic incident, but a culinary quip from Pope Francis seemed to have gone down well with Donald Trump and his wife Melania. In one of the lighter mome
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Navy warship sailed within 12 nautical miles of an artificial island built up by China in the South China Sea, U.S. officials said on Wednesday, the first such challenge
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of Tibet's government in exile said on Wednesday it would be "logical" for Donald Trump to meet the Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, since the U.S. president h
BRASILIA (Reuters) - Protesters demanding the resignation of Brazilian President Michel Temer staged running battles with police and set fire to a ministry building in Brasilia on Wednesday, prompting
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Sri Lanka’s president met with the Australian prime minister on Thursday with fighting people-smuggling high on the agenda. President Maithripala Sirisena is making th
PHOENIX (AP) — Crews have started to dismantle some of the tents in a controversial outdoor jail complex in Phoenix that helped make former Sheriff Joe Arpaio a national law enforcement figure. One o
LAREDO, Texas (AP) — A welfare check by police to a house overgrown with weeds and other plants revealed the decomposing body of an elderly man — and a makeshift coffin containing remains officials be
In this week’s newsletter: a discussion about fiction and Lizzie Borden plus photos of Australia’s ‘stolen generation,’ and an appraisal of Roger Moore.
The German bank may be close to settling a U.S. Federal Reserve inquiry into how billions of dollars moved through the bank and out of Russia. The remaining question then will be how hard the U.S. Jus
HONOLULU (AP) — A National Park Service employee at the USS Arizona Memorial accepted gifts from tour operators in violation of ethics regulations, U.S. Department of Interior investigators said Wedn
MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) - Police scrambled to close down a network around the Manchester suicide bomber with arrests in Britain and Tripoli on Wednesday, as details about the investigation were
BOSTON (AP) — Tony Award-winning actor and musician Leslie Odom Jr., who starred in the Broadway phenomenon “Hamilton,” will be among the guest artists at Boston’s iconic July Fourt
Pope Francis gave President Trump a copy of his encyclical on preserving the environment. In a broader meeting, the Vatican’s secretary of state urged Mr. Trump not to pull out of the Paris accord.
The keepsakes that Pope Francis gave President Trump at their first face-to-face meeting appeared to underscore the divergent views of the world that the two leaders embody.
Rudd complained to the US Department of Homeland Security and other intelligence branches about leaks to US media of details of the probe into the deadly Monday attack and the bomber's identity that
The acting attorney who was fired by President Trump told a graduating law class that she could not honestly defend his restrictions on Muslim travelers.
SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) - A court in El Salvador on Wednesday sentenced seven members of a notorious criminal gang to 390 years in prison each for their part in a March 2016 massacre that shocked the c
Flying between the West African capitals of Freetown and Banjul should take about an hour. But as the BBC's Umaru Fofana found out, it can be quicker and easier to fly via Morocco or even Belgium.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The architect of House legislation that would repeal much of the Dodd-Frank law enacted after the financial crisis agreed Wednesday to make a key change to the bill, clearing the way
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Navy warship sailed within 12 nautical miles of an artificial island built up by China, U.S. officials said on Wednesday, the first such challenge to Beijing under U.S. P
Disney may arguably have had one of the most magical minds of all time, but even he based his creations off the real world.              
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California judge has issued an arrest warrant for the founder of Bikram yoga, who’s been ordered to hand over proceeds from his global fitness business to satisfy a $6.8 mil
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Less than two weeks before Election Day, federal agents descended on a hotel lobby to meet a Louisiana private investigator they believed had illegally tried to obtain Donald
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Jurors have sided with a California research university in its dispute with a renowned plant scientist credited with developing tasty strawberries as a professor there. Jurors in
BRASILIA (Reuters) - Protesters demanding the resignation of Brazilian President Michel Temer staged running battles with police and set fire to a ministry building in Brasilia on Wednesday, prompting
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — South Sudan is experiencing significant military action and a last push to position combatant forces because the rainy season has arrived and roads will soon become unpassable fo
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The family of Alton Sterling is demanding the immediate firing of the two officers involved in the man’s death. In a letter Wednesday to Baton Rouge Mayor-President Sharon Wes
PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) - The eagerly anticipated results of an autopsy of former Haitian President Rene Preval showed the leader died last month after a heart irregularity cut off his ability to bre
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A reporter said the Republican candidate for Montana’s sole congressional seat body-slammed him Wednesday, the day before the polls close in the nationally watched special
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Voters will head to the polls Thursday to decide who will fill Montana’s only U.S. House seat amid uncertainty in Washington over President Donald Trump’s agenda and
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Officials say eight California prison guards and seven inmates were taken to hospitals after a fight between two inmates quickly raged out of control. Correctional officers fired
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Eight California prison guards and seven inmates were taken to hospitals after a fight between two inmates quickly raged out of control Wednesday and required live ammunitio
Travellers at some U.S. airports are being asked to place electronic devices bigger than a cellphone in separate bins so that they can be examined more closely. The Transportation Security Administra
CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt has banned 21 websites, including the main website of Qatar-based al Jazeera television, for "supporting terrorism", state news agency MENA and security sources said on Wednesd
FLANDREAU, S.D. - A South Dakota jury on Wednesday cleared a consultant of drug charges after he helped an American Indian tribe grow marijuana for a pot resort that the ...
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - A Maryland defence lawyer and a man acting as his interpreter have been charged with trying to intimidate a rape victim, by raising the possibility of deportation ...
Olivia Campbell’s family asked police not to knock on their door with bad news after the Manchester bomb attack. If the news about the missing 15-year-old wasn’t good, they wanted to be told in a
PORTLAND, Ore. - A Western snowy plover chick that hatched on an Oregon beach this spring is the first of its species to emerge successfully in that area in more ...
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — An alligator farm set up by Florida wildlife officials uncovered illegal alligator hunts and the sale of about 10,000 illegally harvested alligator eggs. The Florida Fish and
CANNES, France (AP) — “Sorry, we just really girled-out on you,” Kirsten Dunst says with Sofia Coppola and Elle Fanning by her side. Dunst is apologizing for a tangent in conversation abo
MIAMI (AP) — Police in Florida have managed to arrest the Joker without Batman’s help following reports of a green-haired man with tattoos on his face pointing a gun at traffic. A Miami-Dade po
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The parents of a Chechen man who was fatally shot while being questioned in Florida about a Boston Marathon bombing suspect in 2013 have sued four law enforcement agents for wron
Donald Trump arrived in Brussels as thousands of demonstrators took to the streets and the Belgian prime minister said he spoke with the US president "without taboos".
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Knox County Sheriff’s Office deputies shot and killed a man after he reportedly fired shots at a neighbor and into the sky. The Knoxville News Sentinel reports (http://bi
CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt has banned 21 websites including the main website of Qatar-based al Jazeera television for "supporting terrorism", local media and security sources said on Wednesday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Housing Secretary Ben Carson wants to change the name of the sprawling federal agency he leads. Carson says he’s has “a plan for eventually changing the name from Housing
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Members of the Writers Guild of America have overwhelmingly approved a new three-year contract with television and film producers. The guild announced Wednesday that the new agreeme
CINCINNATI (AP) — A man accused of spray painting swastikas and the phrase “white power” on a biracial couple’s Cincinnati home has been indicted on federal hate crime charges. Prose
MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) - Police made arrests in Manchester and Tripoli on Wednesday as the investigation into a suicide bomber who killed 22 people at a concert venue packed with children focus
TAYLOR, Mich. (AP) — A suburban Detroit police chief says her department will investigate the arrest of a man who was pulled from his car after an officer shattered a window on the vehicle. The Americ
Donald Trump vowed Wednesday to use his US presidency to promote global peace after meeting Pope Francis, before heading into a high-stakes summit of the world's biggest military alliance
BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Brazil’s president ordered federal troops to restore order in the country’s capital Wednesday after some ministries were evacuated during clashes between police an
NEW YORK (AP) — Sean Hannity says a media watchdog is guilty of “liberal fascism” for targeting advertisers on his Fox News Channel show. One company announced Wednesday that it would no
The father and the younger brother of the suicide bomber who killed 22 people at a concert venue in Manchester have been arrested in Tripoli, a spokesman for a local counter-terrorism force said on We
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia hospital says its staff has successfully delivered sextuplets and the three boys and three girls are thriving. VCU Medical Center in Richmond announced the births in a
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Though a judge deemed her mentally unfit to stand trial fourteen months ago, Jennifer Lampkin is still sitting in an Austin jail cell because there are no free spots for her at th
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