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SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Another lawsuit has been filed against a man accused of killing seven people in South Carolina. Local news outlets report the mother of Chris Sherbert has sued Todd Kohlhepp,
A boat carrying an unknown number of refugees and migrants sank off Greece's Lesbos island early on Monday and five bodies have been recovered on a shore north of the island, the Athens News Agency re
International media pored over the results of France's closely watched first round of its presidential election Sunday, with mainstream newspapers flocking to back centrist Emmanuel Macron against fa
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BERNARDS, N.J. (AP) — An imposing white oak tree that has watched over a New Jersey community and a church for hundreds of years is about to come down, leaving residents with a sense of loss as they
NEW YORK (AP) — Sean Hannity says accusations of sexual harassment from a former Fox News contributor are “100% false and a complete fabrication.” Debbie Schlussel tells Tulsa, Oklahoma,
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, isn’t ruling out a U.S. strike against North Korea if Pyongyang tests another nuclear missile. Haley spoke on several t
The measure follows an initial round of sanctions announced last week, Canada's first against Syria and its president, Bashar al-Assad, since 2014, when a conservative government was in office in Ott
Police said Monday they arrested more than 100 people after election night unrest in Paris, with protesters hurling bottles at security forces, torching cars and smashing shop windows
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PATNA, India (AP) — Maoist rebels killed at least 12 Indian paramilitary soldiers and injured six others in an attack Monday in their stronghold in central India, police said. The rebels fired from h
PATNA, India (AP) — Police say Maoist rebels have killed 11 Indian paramilitary soldiers and injured seven others in an attack in central India. Police officer Jitendra Shukla said the Maoists fired
CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court has upheld death sentences against 20 suspected Islamists convicted of murder in the deaths of 15 people, including 11 police, during an attack on a police station in 2
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Thousands of people from around the world, many of them young Israelis, have gathered at the former Nazi German death camp of Auschwitz to pay homage to the millions who perishe
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A migrant boat sank overnight in the eastern Aegean Sea between Greece and Turkey, leaving at least 16 people dead, including two children, Greek authorities said Monday. Two wo
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