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April 27, 2017 - 9:14 am
TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Latvia on Thursday paid tribute to Mikhail Baryshnikov by granting citizenship to the ballet dancer, choreographer and actor who was born in the Baltic nation when it was part of the Soviet Union and later became a U.S. citizen. The unanimous decision by lawmakers was made...
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In this Wednesday, April 26, 2017 photo, police investigate at the scene after a Delaware state trooper was shot and killed in the parking lot of a WaWa convenience store near Bear, Del. A man suspected of the shooting and killing the trooper remained barricaded early Thursday inside his house, where he fired shots at officers as they tried to negotiate a peaceful surrender, police said. (William Bretzger/The Wilmington News-Journal via AP)
April 27, 2017 - 9:14 am
MIDDLETOWN, Del. (AP) — Officers came under fire again early Thursday outside a home where the suspect in the fatal shooting of a Delaware state trooper remained holed up. Delaware State Police said in a statement that officers were fired at about 4 a.m. at the home in Middleton. Police say...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017, file photo, washers and dryers appear on display for sale at a J.C. Penney store in Pittsburgh. Orders for long-lasting manufactured goods posted only a modest gain in March 2017 as a key category that tracks business investment plans remained weak. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
April 27, 2017 - 9:14 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Orders for long-lasting manufactured goods posted only a modest gain in March as a key category that tracks business investment plans remained weak. The Commerce Department says orders for durable goods rose a slight 0.7 percent in March, the weakest showing since a 0.9 percent...
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President of the European Central Bank Mario Draghi is on his way to a news conference in Frankfurt, Germany, Thursday, April 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
April 27, 2017 - 9:14 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The European Central Bank kept its stimulus program and interest rates unchanged Thursday even though it conceded that the economic recovery in the 19-country is becoming stronger. Though a raft of economic indicators in recent weeks have pointed to a strengthening...
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FILE - In this Monday May 30, 2016 file photo, Chad's former dictator Hissene Habre raises his hand during court proceedings in Dakar, Senegal. An appeals court in Senegal has upheld the life sentence for former Chad dictator Hissene Habre on war crimes charges. The court also ruled Thursday April 27, 2017 on an appeal by the more than 4,000 victims that a trust fund be set up to manage reparations awarded to them. Habre has been ordered to pay millions of dollars in compensation. (AP Photo/Carley Petesch, File)
April 27, 2017 - 9:13 am
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — An appeals court in Senegal upheld the life sentence of former Chad dictator Hissene Habre on war crimes and crimes against humanity charges, bringing to an end a landmark trial. The court also ruled Thursday that millions of dollars of compensation awarded to more than 4,000...
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Ivanka Trump, daughter and adviser of U.S. President Donald Trump, arrives for a dinner after she participated in the W20 Summit in Berlin Tuesday, April 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, pool)
April 27, 2017 - 9:13 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News host Jesse Watters says he enjoys Ivanka Trump's voice and wasn't making a joke "about anything else" when he mentioned that he liked the way she held a microphone. Watters made the comment while hosting "The Five" on Fox News Channel on Tuesday. He criticized people booing...
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FILE - In this file photo taken on Friday, April 2, 1999, Russian Navy reconnaissance frigate Liman leaves from the Russian Black Sea fleet's base at Sevastopol, Crimean peninsula. Russia's Defense Ministry reported Thursday April 27, 2017, that the Liman naval reconnaissance ship has collided with another ship about 40 kilometers (25 miles) northwest of the Bosphorus Strait, and is in danger of sinking in the Black Sea. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky, FILE)
April 27, 2017 - 9:07 am
MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian naval reconnaissance ship sank Thursday after colliding with a freighter off Istanbul, but all crew members were rescued, the Defense Ministry said. Turkey's coastal safety authority said all 78 personnel from the Russian frigate Liman were safe, as were all crew aboard the...
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FILE- In this file photo taken on Friday, April 2, 1999, Russian Navy reconnaissance frigate Liman leaves from the Black Sea fleet's base at Sevastopol, Crimean peninsula. Russia's Defense Ministry reported Thursday April 27, 2017, that the Liman naval reconnaissance ship has collided with another ship about 40 kilometers (25 miles) northwest of the Bosphorus Strait, and is in danger of sinking in the Black Sea. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky, FILE)
April 27, 2017 - 8:26 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — The Latest on Russia navy ship damaged near Istanbul (all times local): 3:10 p.m. Turkey's coastal safety authority says that a Russian navy reconnaissance ship has sunk off Istanbul after colliding with a freighter. All of the Russian sailors are safe. Authorities say that all 78...
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April 27, 2017 - 8:23 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — The Latest on Russia navy ship damaged near Istanbul (all times local): 3:10 p.m. Turkey's coast safety authority says that a Russian navy reconnaissance ship has sunk off Istanbul after colliding with a freighter. All of the Russian sailors are safe. Authorities say that all 78...
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President Donald Trump signs the Education Federalism Executive Order during a federalism event with governors in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, April 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
April 27, 2017 - 8:20 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said he has told the leaders of Mexico and Canada that he will not pull out of the North American Free Trade Agreement at this time, but could still withdraw if he concludes a renegotiated pact is not "a fair deal for all." Trump tweeted early Thursday that...
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