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  • May verdict for ex-Chad dictator accused of war crimes

    1 hour, 32 minutes ago

    (AP) DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The judge presiding over the trial for Chad's former dictator Hissene Habre who faces charges of crimes against humanity, torture and war crimes during his rule has said a verdict will be given by May 30. ...

  • AP appoints Zeina Karam news director for Lebanon and Syria

    1 hour, 34 minutes ago

    (AP) CAIRO (AP) — The Associated Press has named Zeina Karam as its news director for Lebanon and Syria, a new position that consolidates leadership in video, text and photo coverage. The appointment was announced Thursday by Ian Phillips, AP's Middle ...

  • Brazil police arrest ex-president of construction company

    1 hour, 35 minutes ago

    (AP) SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian police have arrested the former president of construction giant Andrade Gutierrez for his suspected role in a bribery scandal involving the state-owned company that operates Brazil's two nuclear power plants. Police arrested Otavio Marques de ...

  • L'Oreal 2015 sales up across markets, net profit down

    1 hour, 39 minutes ago

    (AP) PARIS (AP) — Leading global cosmetics company L'Oreal saw its sales grow 12 percent last year, with increases across old and new markets despite difficulties in Brazil and global economic uncertainty. The Paris-based company reported Thursday that its net profit ...

  • Senators: Let female WWII pilots into Arlington Cemetery

    1 hour, 40 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Two dozen U.S. senators want the Army to reverse a policy change barring female World War II pilots from having their ashes placed at Arlington National Cemetery. The pilots are known as Women Airforce Service Pilots, or ...

  • Bundesliga go-ahead for video replay tests over 2 years

    1 hour, 47 minutes ago

    (AP) BERLIN (AP) — The German Football League (DFL) has given the go-ahead for the possible testing of video replays in the Bundesliga over a two-year pilot phase. The DFL says it will be lodging an application with FIFA to take ...

  • Cyprus president: peace talks headway on governance, economy

    1 hour, 54 minutes ago

    (AP) NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus' president says peace talks aimed at reunifying the ethnically divided country have made significant progress on how power will be shared with breakaway Turkish Cypriots and how the economy will function under a federation. Nicos ...

  • Sweden arrests man on suspicion of preparing terror crimes

    1 hour, 55 minutes ago

    (AP) STOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedish police say they have arrested a man in the Stockholm area on suspicion of preparing terror crimes. Fredrik Milder, a spokesman for the Swedish Security Service, said Thursday the man had been detained "on suspicion of ...

  • CDC ships Zika test for pregnant women; Puerto Rico at risk

    1 hour, 56 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The government is shipping Zika virus tests for pregnant women to health departments, as travelers try to tell if they returned with an infection that could put a developing baby at risk. But officials warn there could ...

  • Boeing stock plunges on report of SEC accounting probe

    1 hour, 56 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of the Boeing Co. plummeted Thursday morning after a report said the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating the aircraft manufacturer's accounting. Shares of the Chicago-based company fell more than 10 percent after Bloomberg ...

  • Colorado deputy dies after being shot while on duty

    1 hour, 59 minutes ago

    (AP) GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado sheriff's deputy shot while on duty has died after he was taken off life support. Mesa County Sheriff Matt Lewis announced the death of Deputy Derek Geer late Wednesday night. The sheriff's office ...

  • Ken Watanabe due to return to 'The King and I' on March 17

    2 hours, 1 minute ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Ken Watanabe will return to his royal robes on Broadway in "The King and I" starting March 17 after he recovers from stomach cancer treatment. Lincoln Center Theater said Thursday that the Tony- and Oscar-nominated actor ...

  • Open-source textbooks gain in push for college affordability

    2 hours, 4 minutes ago

    (AP) STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Universities and state governments are supporting open-source textbooks as a way to make college more affordable. The open textbooks are produced with publicly available material. They are issued to students for free or a small fraction ...

  • Celebrity chef Voltaggio settles lawsuit over overtime pay

    2 hours, 12 minutes ago

    (AP) BALTIMORE (AP) — A lawyer representing three former employees of celebrity chef Bryan Voltaggio says they're settling their federal lawsuit alleging wage violations. Baltimore attorney Benjamin Davis declined to discuss terms of the settlement revealed in a U.S. District Court ...

  • The Latest: Sheriff identifies 2 slain deputies

    2 hours, 13 minutes ago

    (AP) ABINGDON, Md. (AP) — The Latest on a gunman fatally shooting two sheriff's deputies and being killed in a shootout (all times local): 12 p.m. A Maryland sheriff is identifying two deputies slain by a gunman who was killed in ...

  • Poverty scholar among 9 winners of Israeli foundation prize

    2 hours, 17 minutes ago

    (AP) JERUSALEM (AP) — Leading poverty scholar Anthony Atkinson is among the winners of this year's Dan David Prize for scientific, technological and cultural accomplishments. The Dan David Foundation awards three $1 million prizes annually in three categories: past, present and ...

  • Jury: Smokers didn't prove Marlboros have defective design

    2 hours, 19 minutes ago

    (AP) BOSTON (AP) — A federal jury has rejected claims by a group of Massachusetts smokers who sued Philip Morris USA to try to force the cigarette maker to pay for lung cancer screenings. The jury in its verdict Wednesday found ...

  • FIFA candidates head to Miami to meet CONCACAF in crisis

    2 hours, 20 minutes ago

    (AP) The five FIFA presidential candidates meet in Miami on Friday with the election's most inscrutable voters who are deep in their own leadership race amid a financial crisis. Nothing is simple these days with scandal-rocked CONCACAF which has had three ...

  • Lawyer: Wife of man charged in hot SUV death wants divorce

    2 hours, 20 minutes ago

    (AP) MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — A lawyer says the wife of a Georgia man accused of intentionally leaving his toddler son to die in a hot SUV is seeking a divorce. Attorney Lawrence Zimmerman said in an emailed statement that Leanna ...

  • Zika virus has phones ringing at pest control, travel firms

    2 hours, 24 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Some small U.S. companies are getting an influx in calls — and in some cases, unexpected business— due to fears about the Zika virus. The virus often produces either no symptoms or mild ones like fever ...

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