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Giant Chinese zodiac sculptures are turning heads in Boston

April
29
,
2016
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BOSTON — A dozen giant bronze animal heads representing the signs of the Chinese zodiac are stopping people in their tracks in downtown Boston and sparking conversations. "Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads," by contemporary Chinese artist and human...

Investigators look at overdose in Prince death

April
28
,
2016
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MINNEAPOLIS — Investigators are looking into whether Prince died from an overdose and whether a doctor was prescribing him drugs in the weeks before he was found dead at his home in suburban Minneapolis, a law enforcement official told The...

Police sniper shoots man who says he has bomb at TV station

April
28
,
2016
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BALTIMORE — A police sniper shot a man who walked into a TV station lobby wearing a full animal costume and surgical mask and displaying what appeared to be an explosive device on his chest, authorities said Thursday. The man was alive and...

South Korea: Suspected midrange North Korean missile crashes

April
28
,
2016
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SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — A suspected powerful intermediate-range North Korean missile crashed moments after liftoff Thursday, South Korea's Defence Ministry said, in what would be the second such embarrassing failure in recent weeks. The report...

Airstrikes, shelling kill at least 60 in Syria's Aleppo city

April
28
,
2016
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BEIRUT — A wave of airstrikes and shelling killed more than 60 people in less than 24 hours in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, monitors and activists said Thursday. The contested city is now one of the main battlegrounds of Syria's devastating...

Turkey: 15 detained in connection to suicide bombing

April
28
,
2016
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ANKARA, Turkey — Turkish authorities on Thursday detained 15 people in connection with a suicide bomb attack in the northwestern city of Bursa which wounded 13 people, Interior Minister Efkan Ala said. The female attacker blew herself up near an...

Migrants: UN secretary general critical of European curbs

April
28
,
2016
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VIENNA — Warning of "growing xenophobia," U.N. Secretary-General Ban ki-Moon on Thursday criticized increasing restrictions on safe haven for refugees in Europe, saying they tarnish commitments to international law. Ban did not name any country in...

Cruz makes VP pick as GOP race takes another unusual turn

April
28
,
2016
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WASHINGTON — An astonishing Republican presidential primary season has taken another unusual turn, with Texas Sen. Ted Cruz announcing Carly Fiorina as his running mate — even though he's mathematically unable to become the GOP nominee through...

Trump's mention of 'woman's card' draws backlash

April
28
,
2016
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ATLANTA — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's claim that Hillary Clinton is playing "the woman's card" has drawn intense backlash, from the Democratic front-runner herself as well as tens of thousands of critics on social media. "If...

Video shows British family getting attacked in Thailand

April
28
,
2016
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BANGKOK — A British couple and their son were savagely attacked during a family vacation in Thailand in the latest blow to the country's image as a welcoming tourist paradise. Police said Thursday they have arrested the four suspected attackers. A...