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TOKYO (Reuters) - The head of a Japanese school at the heart of a political scandal received a donation of 1 million yen ($8,980) from Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's wife in 2015, he told parliament in s
SYDNEY (AP) — Australian police have made an arrest in the mysterious disappearance of a toddler from a beach nearly 50 years ago, charging a man with the 3-year-old girl’s slaying in a case th
WASHINGTON (AP) — Scrambling to nail down votes for the House health care bill, Republicans are considering ways to ease federal requirements that insurers cover such basic services as prescription d
DETROIT (AP) — During Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch’s Senate confirmation hearings, one case came up repeatedly: A truck driver was fired for leaving his trailer of meat on the side of an
Cities around the world illuminated — and dimmed — landmark buildings Wednesday night to show solidarity with London after a deadly terrorist attack in the heart of the city. An attacker plowed th
At a conclave with foreign leaders, the new secretary of state also discussed progress in the fight against the militants, and urged diplomats to do more.
SAN FRANCISCO - California is courting a "very significant risk" if a damaged spillway on the nation's tallest dam is not operational by the next rainy season, and the state's plan for the work leaves
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — About 50 farmers and activists opposed to a cement factory in Indonesia’s Central Java province have encased their feet in concrete during a dayslong protest in Jakart
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada on Wednesday became the first state to approve the Equal Rights Amendment decades after the deadline to enshrine in the U.S. Constitution that women and men are equal
WASHINGTON - Assured of support from majority Republicans, Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch wrapped up two days of Senate questioning Wednesday to glowing GOP reviews but complaints from frustrated
TOKYO - North Korea has a criticism of U.S. President Donald Trump he probably wasn't expecting: He's too much like Barack Obama. North Korea's state media, which regularly vilified Obama in the stro
As Pope Francis leaned forward to give Estella Westrick a kiss on the cheek as he greeted the faithful on St. Peter’s Square, the 3-year-old caused a sensation by reaching up and yanking his white sku
KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) — An iguana caused quite a racket during a professional tennis match at the Miami Open, perching atop a scoreboard and then scurrying across the court. The rather large reptil
The U.S. Secret Service says a woman who tried to climb over the White House fence was found dangling from it by her shoelaces. The agency says in a statement that Uniformed Division Officers saw the
WASHINGTON (AP) — The conservative Koch network is promising to spend millions of dollars to defeat the health care overhaul backed by President Donald Trump and top House Republicans. The network
TripAdvisor released the winners of its 2017 Travelers' Choice awards for destinations. Here's a look at the top 5 internationally and within the U.S.             
LONDON (Reuters) - Five people were killed and about 40 injured in London on Wednesday after a car plowed into pedestrians and a suspected Islamist-inspired attacker stabbed a policeman close to Brita
NEW YORK (AP) — A Philadelphia-based actor-playwright and a former border patrol agent are among this year’s 10 winners of $50,000 Whiting Awards for emerging artists. The recipients were annou
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations says the $864 million U.N. humanitarian appeal for Somalia where a worsening drought threatens millions of people with famine is only 31 percent funded. U.N.
Joshua Wong, leader of the 2014 pro-democracy movement, said China squelches political freedom.              
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Preliminary findings by a panel of experts investigating problems at a damaged Northern California dam complex sketch an array of concerns about its condition, and whether repair
HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii lawmaker who says she was pressured to give up her leadership post at the statehouse after criticizing President Donald Trump is leaving the Republican Party. Rep. Beth Fukum
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pennsylvania karate instructor who was jailed after he was accused of molesting students is now charged with trying to solicit the murder of the alleged victims in the case. Alleg
NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors say a defendant’s murder conviction in a retrial over the disappearance and death of 6-year-old Etan Patz (AY’-tahn payts) in 1979 was the result of methodical
Britain will not change its terrorism threat level despite an attack in London on Wednesday which left three people and the assailant dead, Prime Minister Theresa May said.
WAINWRIGHT, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio sheriff says deputies have found a family living with a Vietnam veteran’s decomposing body and stealing his benefits. Investigators say they think the 71-year-ol
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana senators scrapped a proposal Wednesday that would’ve mandated time for public prayer during assemblies, sports competitions and other school events, amid questions a
Communications of Donald Trump's transition officials — possibly including the incoming president himself — may have been scooped up in legal surveil
Communications of Donald Trump's transition officials — possibly including the incoming president himself — may have been scooped up in legal surveil
The aid agency needs $300 million to deliver assistance to five million people in Yemen, Somalia and northeast Nigeria as well as areas of South Sudan.
LONDON (Reuters) - The number or people who died in an attack close to Britain's parliament on Wednesday has risen to five after the death of a third member of the public, police said.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge has ruled a man accused of killing a flamingo at Busch Gardens must undergo in-home competency training before the animal cruelty case against him can continue. The
AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. - The landmark Cadet Chapel at the Air Force Academy will close for up to four years starting next summer for major restoration work. The academy said Wednesday the project i
A disturbing trend of terrorism requires little organization, manpower or technological know-how.              
The Turkish president’s comments were in response to European countries’ barring rallies in support of a referendum in which Turks will decide whether to expand his powers.
An attacker mowed down pedestrians on Westminster Bridge with a car and stabbed a police officer near Parliament before being shot dead. A previous version of the video misidentified the attacker's ge
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - A judge rejected opponents' latest attempt to stall California's $64 billion high-speed rail project Wednesday, but will consider their arguments before the state issues voter-app
Theresa May's thoughts are with those killed and injured in an attack close to parliament and the British prime minister is being kept updated with developments
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-led Senate voted Wednesday to block an Obama-era rule that critics said would have led to more citations for workplace safety record-keeping violations. Senators vote
TOKYO (Reuters) - The head of a Japanese nationalist school at the heart of a swirling political scandal gives sworn testimony in parliament on Thursday, the latest twist in a crisis that is chipping
DETROIT (AP) — A woman captured last year while living under an alias in Wisconsin was convicted Wednesday of kidnapping a Detroit-area college student in 2000. Kim Johns was accused of kidnapping he
The scheduled roll call vote for the bill backed by President Donald Trump is a crucial first test of whether Republicans are willing to defy the White House and face the wrath of a president who has
N'DJAMENA (Reuters) - French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen pledged on Wednesday to break with her country's decades-old relationship with Africa known as "Francafrique" and abolish th
MONTREAL (Reuters) - The United Nation's aviation agency on Wednesday urged regulators to weigh security and safety, after the United States and Britain imposed restrictions on several carry-on electr
LONDON. – A police officer has been stabbed in the Houses of Parliament in central London, in what police are treating as a terrorist incident. The attacker, who was shot by police officers, is
MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday said he trusted China would not build anything on a disputed South China Sea shoal because he was given its "word of honor" and Beij
The case of a 15-year-old Chicago girl who authorities say was raped while around 40 people watched on Facebook raises questions that have come up before in other attacks: What's the obligation of b
ATLANTA (AP) — A 19-year-old candidate seeking a council seat in a newly formed city in Georgia is headed to a runoff election next month. News outlets report that Mary-Pat Hector, a sophomore at Spe
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg agreed with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday to look for a date that would allow all NATO allies to attend a meeting of
At least a dozen people were injured and four reported dead in London on Wednesday after a car crashed into pedestrians near the British parliament and an assailant stabbed a policeman in what police
At least a dozen people were injured and four reported dead in London on Wednesday after a car crashed into pedestrians near the British parliament and an assailant stabbed a policeman in what police
BOISE, Idaho — An Idaho man who experts say was coerced into a false murder confession is now free after spending half his life behind bars. An eastern Idaho judge released Christopher Tapp on Wednes
LONG BEACH, Calif. - Shelby the seal is now a senior citizen of Southern California's Aquarium of the Pacific. Children and adults wished Shelby a happy 21st birthday Wednesday and she was served a "
RICHMOND, Va. - Does it matter whether a prayer opening a government meeting is led by local clergy or an elected official? That's a question a federal appeals court is wrestling with in a unique cas
WASHINGTON - Declaring the Islamic State group's destruction its top Middle East priority, the Trump administration on Wednesday urged coalition partners to contribute more to forces who are retaking
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — A discovery involving a rare California frog has researchers hopping for joy. Nine egg masses from the California red-legged frog were discovered on March 14 in a creek i
Judges on Wednesday sentenced former Congolese vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba to a year in jail and fined him 300,000 euros for bribing witnesses during his war crimes trial in an unprecedented case
Judges on Wednesday sentenced former Congolese vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba to a year in jail and fined him 300,000 euros for bribing witnesses during his war crimes trial in an unprecedented case
California is courting a "very significant risk" if a damaged spillway on the nation's tallest dam is not operational by the next rainy season, and the state's plan leaves no time for any delays, a t
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A team of experts is warning of a “very significant risk” if the main spillway of a California dam is not operational again by the next rainy season. The warning is c
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