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Magnitude-7.2 earthquake slams south, central Mexico
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MEXICO CITY (AP) — A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook south and central Mexico Friday, causing people to flee swaying buildings and office towers in the country's capital, where residents were still jittery after a deadly quake five months ago. Crowds gathered on Mexico City's central
FBI pressure increases with failure to avert school shooting
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The revelation that the FBI botched a potentially life-saving tip on the Florida school shooting suspect is a devastating blow to America's top law enforcement agency at a time when it is already under extraordinary political pressure. Even before the startling disclosure
'Putin's chef' among Russians indicted by Mueller
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MOSCOW (AP) — He's known as "Putin's chef" — a wealthy Russian businessman and restaurateur who gained favor with Vladimir Putin through his stomach. On Friday, Yevgeny Prigozhin — along with 12 other Russians and three Russian organizations — was charged by the U.S. government as part
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PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Nikolas Cruz jumped out of an Uber car and walked toward building 12 of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, carrying a black duffel bag and a black backpack. A man inside the school spotted Cruz and knew he was a former student, a troubled kid. He radioed a co-worker,
Florida teen charged with 17 murder counts in school attack
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PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — An orphaned 19-year-old with a troubled past and an AR-15 rifle was charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder Thursday morning after being questioned for hours by state and federal authorities following the deadliest school shooting in the U.S. in five years. Fourteen
UN gets report on what Palestinians say is Gaza catastrophe
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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations' Mideast envoy briefed the Security Council behind closed doors Wednesday at the request of Kuwait and Bolivia on what Palestinian Ambassador Riyad Mansour called the "catastrophic" humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip. Bolivian Ambassador Sacha
$30 billion pledged in Kuwait at summit to rebuild Iraq
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KUWAIT CITY (AP) — International donors pledged $30 billion to help rebuild Iraq after the war against the Islamic State group, Kuwait announced Wednesday, overcoming Western doubts and donor fatigue over Mideast crises to help the battle-ravaged nation. While falling short of an estimated
Parliament rejects call for firing of Australia's deputy PM
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CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's beleaguered deputy prime minister withstood a parliamentary vote Thursday that would have called for his firing after revelations of a relationship with a former staffer and a free-residence deal with a wealthy political donor. The opposition Labor Party
Israel military court trial closed for Palestinian protester
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OFER MILITARY BASE, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian protester Ahed Tamimi went on trial behind closed doors in an Israeli military court Tuesday for slapping and punching two Israeli soldiers — the opening of a high-profile case against the teen who is seen by some as a Joan of Arc-like heroine
Violence during Rio Carnival spotlights security woes
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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A series of muggings, armed robberies and confrontations during Rio de Janeiro's Carnival celebrations are underscoring the deteriorating security situation in the city. TV Globo on Wednesday showed videos of gunfire between rival drug gangs, teenagers punching tourists
South African President Zuma succumbs to pressure, resigns
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JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African President Jacob Zuma resigned on Wednesday in a televised address to the nation, ending a turbulent tenure marred by corruption scandals that sapped the popularity of the ruling African National Congress and hurt one of Africa's biggest economies. The
School shooting suspect made 'disturbing' social media posts
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PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The suspect in a deadly rampage at a Florida high school is a troubled teenager who posted disturbing material on social media before the shooting spree that killed at least 17 people, according to a law enforcement official and former schoolmates. Broward County Sheriff
Coalition ramps down air support in Iraq, shifts to training
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BALAD AIR BASE, Iraq (AP) — Now that Iraq has claimed victory over the Islamic State group after a bloody 3 1/2-year war, the U.S.-led coalition is decreasing air support in the country — the latest indication of the coalition's shrinking footprint amid a drawdown of U.S. forces announced
Netanyahu shrugs off police corruption claims, opposition
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JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday shrugged off police recommendations that he be charged with corruption, calling the allegations "biased, extreme, full of holes, like Swiss cheese" and vowed to remain in office. Speaking at a local government meeting in
Gunbattle between troops, militants in Indian Kashmir ends
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SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Government troops in Indian-controlled Kashmir killed two gunmen Tuesday, ending a daylong attack near a paramilitary camp, police said. S.P. Vaid, the top police official in the disputed region, said one soldier was also killed in the clash. Vaid said government