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This photo provided by the Broward County Jail shows Nikolas Cruz. Authorities say Cruz, a former student opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, killing more than a dozen people and injuring several. (Broward County Jail via AP)
February 18, 2018 - 8:53 am
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The evidence against the Florida school shooting suspect is so overwhelming, the only question left for the courts if he is convicted is whether he will be sentenced to death or spend the rest of his life in prison. The fate of 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz, who faces 17...
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FILE - In this Sunday, July 18, 2018 file photo, Governor of the Bank of Latvia Ilmars Rimsevics speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Riga, Latvia. Latvia's state broadcaster said Saturday Feb. 18, 2018, that the national anti-corruption agency raided the office and a property of the head of the country's central bank, Ilmars Rimsevics. (AP Photo/Roman Koksarov, File)
February 18, 2018 - 8:52 am
LONDON (AP) — Latvia's top banking official and key member of the European Central Bank was detained Sunday after being questioned for hours by anti-corruption authorities amid accusations of bribery and money laundering in the nation's financial system. Latvian state TV showed Ilmars Rimsevics...
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A Russian supporter waves a flag before the preliminary round of the men's hockey game between the team from Russia and the United States at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
February 18, 2018 - 8:40 am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — The Russian delegation at the Pyeongchang Olympics has announced that one of its athletes has failed a drug test. Two Russian state news agencies cited Konstantin Vybornov, spokesman for the "Olympic Athletes from Russia" team, as saying the delegation received an...
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Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa, center, leaves after paying his respects to the family of Morgan Tsvangirai, in Harare, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018. Zimbabwe's veteran opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai, aged 65, died Wednesday bringing an end to his long campaign to lead the country. Tsvangirai is set to be buried at his rural home in Buhera on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
February 18, 2018 - 8:27 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's president Sunday visited the home of deceased opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai to pay condolences to his family and to urge unity as power struggles within the opposition have heightened tensions. President Emmerson Mnangagwa pledged that his government will...
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Noriaki Kasai, of Japan, soars through the air during qualification for the men's large hill individual ski jumping competition at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Friday, Feb. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
February 18, 2018 - 8:25 am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 10:15 p.m. Japanese veteran Noriaki Kasai has qualified for the men's team large hill ski jumping final at the Olympics. After failing to qualify for the large hill final on Saturday, there was some concern...
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Flight from Tehran to the city of Yasuj.
February 18, 2018 - 7:31 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on the crash of an Iranian passenger plane in southern Iran (all times local): 4 p.m. The German government has expressed sorrow over reports that an Iranian passenger plane has crashed in southern Iran, killing all 66 people on board — 60 passengers and six crew...
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February 18, 2018 - 7:28 am
LONDON (AP) — The widower of a slain British legislator has stepped down from two charities set up in her memory after allegations of sexual misconduct in the past were reported. Brendan Cox said late Saturday night he had acted inappropriately and would leave his positions at the Jo Cox Foundation...
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FILE - In this Thursday Jan. 18, 2018 file photo, Britain's Prince Harry talks to Meghan Markle as they watch a dance performance by Jukebox Collective in the banqueting hall during a visit to Cardiff Castle, Wales. With Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's May 19 wedding fast approaching, the fashion and bridal worlds are abuzz with talk of who the bride will pick to design her dress and what kind of look she would go for. (Ben Birchall/Pool via AP, File)
February 18, 2018 - 6:58 am
LONDON (AP) — Where does one shop for a wedding gown set to be the dress of the year — an outfit chic enough for a fashion-loving bride but suitable for a church so regal it's the burial place of monarchs? Everyone at London Fashion Week — and elsewhere — is dying to know. With only three months to...
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A demonstrator carries a poster reading: 'We Love War' as they protest against the Security Conference, MSC, in Munich, Germany, Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. (Sebastian Gabriel/dpa via AP)
February 18, 2018 - 6:40 am
MUNICH (AP) — The Latest from the Munich Security Conference (all times local): 12:30 p.m. Lebanese Defense Minister Yaacoub Sarraf says his country is prepared to defend itself if Israel launches strikes on its territory. The comments came Sunday after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu...
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FILE- In this June 7, 2017, file photo, former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a conference in Athens. Biden is tiptoeing toward a potential run in 2020, even broaching the possibility during a recent gathering of longtime foreign policy aides. Huddled his newly opened office steps from the U.S. Capitol, Biden opened a planning meeting for his new diplomacy center by addressing the elephant in the room. He said he was keeping his 2020 options open, considering it a real possibility. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris, File)
February 18, 2018 - 6:01 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden is tiptoeing toward a potential presidential run in 2020, even broaching the possibility during a recent gathering of longtime foreign policy aides. Huddled in his newly opened office steps from the U.S. Capitol, Biden began a planning meeting for...
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