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Mental exam focus of hearing in Colorado clinic shooting

April
28
,
2016
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The man who acknowledges killing three people at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic will return to court for a discussion of his mental health. Thursday's hearing will focus on whether 57-year-old Robert Dear is...

Funerals to be held in days ahead for 8 killed in rural Ohio

April
28
,
2016
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PIKETON, Ohio — Grieving family members will gather for funeral services in the days ahead to remember eight of their own who were killed in what authorities are calling a "cold-blooded, calculated massacre" in rural Ohio. A visitation was held...

Gangster's girlfriend faces more prison time for contempt

April
28
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2016
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BOSTON — Prosecutors will ask a judge to sentence the longtime girlfriend of Boston gangster James "Whitey" Bulger to three more years in prison for refusing to testify about whether anyone else helped Bulger after he fled the city. Catherine...

VW to spend up to $8.8 billion on diesel buybacks, fixes

April
28
,
2016
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FRANKFURT — Volkswagen said Thursday it had set aside 7.8 billion euros ($8.8 billion) to buy back or fix diesel-powered cars that had been rigged to cheat in emissions tests. The sum is part of 16.2 billion euros the company deducted from last...

Revered Chinese monk is mummified and covered in gold leaf

April
28
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2016
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BEIJING — A revered Buddhist monk in China has been mummified and covered in gold leaf, a practice reserved for holy men in some areas with strong Buddhist traditions. The monk, Fu Hou, died in 2012 at age 94 after spending most of his life at the...

Russia launches 1st rocket from new space facility

April
28
,
2016
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MOSCOW — Russia on Thursday successfully launched the first rocket from its new space facility after a last-minute delay the day before. The Soyuz 2.1a booster blasted off from the Vostochny Cosmodrome in the Russian Far Easter in the early hours...

Prince's sister says musician had no known will.

April
26
,
2016
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MINNEAPOLIS — Prince's sister says the superstar musician had no known will and filed paperwork Tuesday asking a Minneapolis court appoint a special administrator to oversee his estate. Tyka Nelson, Prince's only surviving full sibling, said in...

Philippine troops hunt extremists who beheaded Canadian

April
26
,
2016
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MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine military came under increased pressure Tuesday to rescue more than 20 foreign hostages after their Muslim extremist captors beheaded a Canadian man, but troops face a dilemma in how to succeed and also ensure...

Indonesia to hold regional talks after kidnappings at sea

April
26
,
2016
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JAKARTA, Indonesia — Indonesia's president said Tuesday that his government will host talks with Malaysia and the Philippines this week to boost maritime security following the kidnappings at sea of Indonesians by suspected Abu Sayyaf militants....

French TV station airs purported Paris suicide bombing

April
26
,
2016
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PARIS — French television has broadcast what it says is a video taken from inside the Paris restaurant where jihadi Brahim Abdeslam blew himself up on Nov. 13, killing himself and wounding several others. The footage broadcast by France's M6 on...