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Former Indian PM Vajpayee dies after illness at age 93

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Former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, a Hindu nationalist who set off a nuclear arms race with rival Pakistan but later reached across the border to begin a groundbreaking peace process, died on Thursday after a prolonged…

Italy lowers confirmed death toll to 38 in Genoa bridge collapse


The death toll from the collapse of a highway bridge in the Italian city of Genoa that is already confirmed to have claimed 39 lives will certainly rise, a senior official said Thursday.

Record-breaking fire tornado killed California firefighter


In the history of California wildfires there has never been anything like it: A churning tornado filled with fire, the size of three football fields.

GOP buys ticket to Canada for governor who said U.S. 'was never that great'


Republicans have bought a bus ticket to Canada for Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who said America 'was never that great.'

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Calgary Zoo peacock dies after flying into golf cart windshield


One of the peacocks that often roam freely on the Calgary Zoo grounds has died after it flew into the windshield of a moving zoo golf cart.


Public visitation today for Fredericton constables killed in shooting

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Hundreds of mourners are expected to attend a public visitation Thursday for two Fredericton police constables described as "two of the most positive people anyone had ever met."


Here's what U.S. news outlets are saying in response to Trump's attacks on free press

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More than 300 U.S. news outlets, large and small, have answered The Boston Globe’s call to publish editorials defending their work against attacks by President Donald Trump. Here’s what they’re saying.

Colorado man arrested after pregnant wife, 2 children vanish


The body was found of a pregnant Colorado woman whose husband was arrested in the disappearance of her and her two young daughters, and investigators were trying to recover what they believe are the remains of the girls, authorities said…


Man trapped in mud with parrot on shoulder rescued by firefighters


Firefighters had to rescue a southwestern Illinois man from deep mud after he became stuck while trying to reach his pet parrot.


Judge orders women to begin defence in Kim Jong Nam's murder

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Two women on trial for the brazen assassination of the North Korean leader's half brother were told Thursday to make their defence after the judge found evidence of a "well-planned conspiracy," extending their murder trial until next year.


Catholic Church sex abuse victims call for full reckoning


Six Roman Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania joined the list this week of those around the U.S. that have been forced to face the ugly truth about child-molesting priests in their ranks.


Judge calls defence in Kim Jong Nam killing trial


Two Southeast Asian women on trial for the brazen assassination of the North Korean leader's half brother were told to begin their defence Thursday, extending the trial for several more months.

Murder trial to start for Texas officer who shot and killed teen in car


A murder trial for a former Texas police officer who killed a black teenager highlights the heightened role video evidence plays in high-profile police shootings that have stirred discourse and triggered protests nationwide over issues of…


Survivors describe terror of Italy bridge collapse

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A survivor of the Italian bridge collapse has described the highway falling out from under him. Another described trying to abruptly flip her car into reverse, and then grabbing her 3-year-old son and dashing to safety.


Georgia police find dead baby in vehicle during traffic stop


The Georgia Bureau of Investigations is trying to determine how a 10-month-old baby died after she was found in the back seat of a car that a man was driving.


U.S. newsrooms to Trump: We're not enemies of the people

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Newspapers from Maine to Hawaii pushed back against U.S. President Donald Trump's attacks on "fake news" Thursday with a co-ordinated series of editorials speaking up for a free and vigorous press.


Key ruling due for women on trial in Kim Jong Nam killing

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Two Southeast Asian women on trial for the brazen assassination of the North Korean leader's half brother arrived at a Malaysian court Thursday to hear a judge's decision on whether to call them to enter their defence or acquit them of…

Colorado baker: No cake for gender transition celebration


A Colorado baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple on religious grounds -- a stance partially upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court -- has sued the state over its opposition to his refusal to bake a cake celebrating a gender…

Missing hiker found on Mount St. Helens ate berries, bees


An Ohio man who was missing on Mount St. Helens was found Wednesday on a flank of the peak nearly a week after he set out on a day hike and survived by eating berries and bees, authorities and the man's relatives said.


Shark attack off Cape Cod leaves swimmer with puncture wounds


A man swimming off Cape Cod was attacked by a shark on Wednesday and was airlifted to a hospital. It was the first shark attack on a human at the popular summer tourist destination since 2012.

Wednesday, Aug 15

Catholic church helped priest get Disney job despite sexual abuse allegation


A sweeping grand jury report into child sexual abuse in Roman Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania said church officials gave a former priest a positive reference to work at Disney World, even though they'd fielded at least one allegation…

Boat carrying students sinks while crossing Nile River; 22 dead

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Sudan's state news agency says a boat sank while crossing the Nile River, killing at least 21 students and a woman.

U.S., Mexico to announce new plans on cartels


Top U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration officials will unveil new plans to combat Mexican drug cartels Wednesday in Chicago alongside members of the Mexican government and federal police, DEA officials told The Associated Press.

Transgender nominee Christine Hallquist wins historic U.S. nomination


A former Vermont utility executive on Tuesday became the first transgender candidate from a major political party to be nominated for governor, and she'll face the Republican incumbent, who survived a bitter backlash from his base over gun…

Tuesday, Aug 14

Trump lashes out at Omarosa, calls her 'that dog'


U.S. President Donald Trump escalated his messy clash with former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman on Tuesday, referring to the longtime colleague, who had been the top African-American in his White House, as "that dog!"

Swedish leader voices anger after dozens of cars are burned

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Masked youths torched dozens of cars overnight in Sweden and threw rocks at police, prompting an angry response from the prime minister, who denounced an 'extremely organized' night of vandalism.

Anti-China forces are behind Uighur crackdown criticism, Beijing says


China blamed "anti-China forces" on Tuesday for the growing criticism of Beijing's policies in a far western region where large groups of ethnic Uighurs are being detained in internment camps.

Australian archbishop gets house detention for child sex abuse coverup


The most senior Roman Catholic cleric convicted of covering up child sex abuse was ordered by an Australian court Tuesday to serve his 1-year sentence in home detention rather than jail.

Monday, Aug 13

14-year-old boy uses legal quirk to run for Vermont governor


A 14-year-old is running to be governor of Vermont, because his state's constitution doesn't say anything about a minimum age to hold the office.

Friendly tone belied desperate acts of Seattle plane thief


Authorities have recovered the flight data recorder from a plane taken by an airline worker who performed dangerous loops before crashing into an island in Washington's Puget Sound.

Rival Korea leaders to meet in Pyongyang in September

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The rival Koreas announced Monday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in will meet in Pyongyang sometime in September, while their envoys also discussed Pyongyang's nuclear disarmament efforts and…

Omarosa releases more audio of Trump, trades insults with president

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U.S. President Donald Trump and former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman faced off Monday in a messy clash that involved an explosive tell-all book, secret recordings and plenty of insults -- reviving their roles as reality show boss and…

Sunday, Aug 12

Omarosa says she secretly taped her firing, plays audio

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Former U.S. presidential adviser Omarosa Manigault Newman says she secretly taped her firing by White House chief of staff John Kelly in the Situation Room.

Blast in northern Syria kills at least 36; cause unclear


An explosion in northern Syria killed at least 36 people Sunday and wounded many others, but the cause of the blast wasn't immediately known, opposition activists said.

10 hospitalized after shots fired at U.K. Caribbean carnival

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Ten people, including two children, were injured early Sunday morning when shots were fired after a Caribbean carnival in the northern English city of Manchester.

Rain pouring, Trump rages on Twitter and hangs with bikers

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As rain dumped on his New Jersey golf club Saturday, U.S. President Donald Trump lashed out at his Justice Department on Twitter before welcoming members of a "Bikers for Trump" fan group to the manicured grounds.