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Minneapolis chief resigns after shooting of Australian woman
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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis police Chief Janee Harteau says she is "willing to step aside to let a fresh set of leadership eyes" be in charge of the department, which has been criticized in the wake of last weekend's fatal police shooting of an unarmed Australian woman who had called
Qatar's ruler voices willingness to talk to solve Arab rift
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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Qatar's ruling emir said on Friday that his embattled Gulf nation remains open to dialogue with four Arab countries that have isolated it, but that any resolution to the crisis must respect his country's sovereignty. Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani made the
Spicer exits as Trump shakes up his beleaguered press team
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WASHINGTON (AP) — White House press secretary Sean Spicer abruptly resigned Friday over President Donald Trump's decision to tap a camera-ready financier to lead the beleaguered White House communications team. The departing spokesman said the president "could benefit from a clean slate" as he
Violence over Jerusalem holy site leads to 6 deaths
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JERUSALEM (AP) — Six people are dead after Israeli-Palestinian tensions over the Holy Land's most contested shrine boiled over into violence. Three Palestinians died in street clashes in Jerusalem and three Israelis in a stabbing attack at a West Bank settlement Friday. After nightfall, a
Parents of US reporter missing in Syria believe he is alive
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BEIRUT (AP) — The parents of an American journalist who has been missing in Syria for the past five years said on Thursday that they believe he is still alive — and that the U.S. and Syrian governments have assured them they are doing all they can to secure his safe release. The pair also
Chelsea strikes deal to sign Alvaro Morata from Real Madrid
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LONDON (AP) — Chelsea is set to strengthen its attacking options for its Premier League title defense by signing Alvaro Morata from Real Madrid. The London club says it has agreed terms with Madrid to sign the 24-year-old striker. The transfer will be completed after Morata's personal terms
On hot mic, Israeli PM raps 'crazy' EU, admits Syria strikes
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BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was caught Wednesday by a live microphone railing against the European Union's "crazy" insistence on resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as a precondition for closer ties. Netanyahu was meeting with leaders of Poland,
Saudis release woman in viral miniskirt video without charge
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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia announced Wednesday that a woman who was detained after wearing a miniskirt in a video that went viral has been released without charge. The decision not to press charges was a rare win for supporters of women's rights in Saudi Arabia, who
Brazil freezes accounts of ex-President Silva in graft case
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SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil's central bank has frozen four bank accounts belonging to ex-President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva due to his recent conviction on corruption charges, the federal judge overseeing the case said Wednesday. The assets in question amount to more than 600,000 Brazilian reals
Doctors: Sen. John McCain has brain tumor
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Arizona Sen. John McCain, the 2008 Republican presidential nominee with a well-known maverick streak that often vexes his GOP colleagues, has been diagnosed with a brain tumor, his office said in a statement Wednesday. The 80-year-old lawmaker has glioblastoma, an aggressive
Moon dust heading to auction after galactic court battle
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NEW YORK (AP) — A bag containing traces of moon dust is heading to auction — surrounded by some fallout from a galactic court battle. The collection bag, used by astronaut Neil Armstrong during the first manned mission to the moon in 1969, will be featured Thursday at a Sotheby's auction in
Cyberattack on Ukrainian clinics, pharmacies worries experts
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KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Dr. Lidiia Podkopaieva was about to click "send" on an order of new surgical instruments when her computer monitor suddenly went dark. She speed-dialed the clinic's technician but didn't even have time to tell him what was wrong. "We're under cyberattack," he told her.
China urges India withdrawal in standoff, stages drills
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BEIJING (AP) — China renewed a call for India to immediately withdraw its troops from disputed territory high in the Himalayan mountains, following a report that Chinese forces recently held live firing drills in the region. Foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang said that Indian forces had to
Report: Hundreds of boys abused at German choir school
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BERLIN (AP) — At least 547 members of a prestigious Catholic boys' choir in Germany were physically or sexually abused between 1945 and 1992, according to a report released Tuesday. Allegations involving the Domspatzen choir in Regensburg, which was run for 30 years by Emeritus Pope Benedict
Police: Notorious jewel thief arrested at Walmart
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ATLANTA (AP) — A notorious jewel thief with an illicit career spanning six decades has been caught stealing again, but she wasn't after sparkly gems this time, police near Atlanta say. Doris Payne, 86, was arrested at a Walmart store around 5 p.m. Monday and charged with shoplifting $86.22
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