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May 24, 2018 - 8:38 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — An international security body says it is deploying 22 long-term and 350 short-term observers to monitor Turkey's June 24 snap presidential and parliamentary elections. The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe's Office for Democratic Institutions and Human...
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FILE - This May 7, 2018, satellite images provided by DigitalGlobe shows the nuclear test site in Punggye-ri, North Korea. North Korea has carried out what it says is the demolition of its nuclear test site in the presence of foreign journalists. The demolition happened Thursday at the site deep in the mountains of the North's sparsely populated northeast. The planned closing was previously announced by leader Kim Jong Un ahead of his planned summit with U.S. President Donald Trump next month. (Satellite Image ©2018 DigitalGlobe, a Maxar company via A, File)
May 24, 2018 - 8:38 am
PUNGGYE-RI, North Korea (AP) — Just weeks ahead of a planned summit with U.S. President Donald Trump, Kim Jong Un made good on his promise to demolish North Korea's nuclear test site, which was formally closed in a series of huge explosions Thursday as a group of foreign journalists looked on. The...
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May 24, 2018 - 8:36 am
LONDON (AP) — Lawmakers scrutinizing Britain's exit from the European Union say progress in trade talks with the bloc is "highly unsatisfactory," and that the country may have to stay in the tariff-free EU customs union for years after Brexit. The Exiting the European Union Committee says in a...
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May 24, 2018 - 8:30 am
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A lawyer who was part of the team that prosecuted Bill Cosby is taking a job with a Philadelphia-based law firm. But Stewart Ryan will continue to serve as a special prosecutor with the Montgomery County District Attorney's office until the comedian's sentencing is complete...
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May 24, 2018 - 8:25 am
LONDON (AP) — A jury in Winchester has found an army sergeant guilty of attempted murder of his wife by sabotaging her parachute and tampering with a gas valve at her home. Jurors convicted Army Sgt. Emile Cilliers, 38, on Thursday of two attempted murder charges and a third count of damaging the...
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European Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager speaks during a media conference on Gazprom at EU headquarters in Brussels on Thursday, May 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)
May 24, 2018 - 8:25 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Thursday imposed obligations on Russian state-owned energy giant Gazprom to improve the flow of gas at competitive prices in eastern EU nations, but did not fine the company. EU Antitrust Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said Gazprom will have to ease its hold...
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May 24, 2018 - 7:53 am
PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — One of the two Norman Rockwell paintings at the center of a Massachusetts museum's contentious decision to sell 40 works of art has been sold at auction for more than $8 million. "Blacksmith's Boy — Heel and Toe," also known as "Shaftsbury Blacksmith Shop," was sold by...
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FILE - In this July 17, 2014. file photo, people walk amongst the debris at the crash site of a passenger plane near the village of Grabovo, Ukraine. An international team of investigators says that detailed analysis of video images has established that the Buk missile that brought down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 nearly four years ago came from a Russia-based military unit. Wilbert Paulissen of the Dutch National Police said Thursday, May 24, 2018 that the missile was from the Russian military’s 53rd anti-aircraft missile brigade based in the Russian city of Kursk. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky, File)
May 24, 2018 - 7:53 am
BUNNIK, Netherlands (AP) — Detailed analysis of video and photos has unequivocally established that the Buk missile that brought down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine nearly four years ago came from a Russia-based military unit, an international team of investigators said Thursday...
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May 24, 2018 - 7:50 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A man who allegedly stole a car in Philadelphia with two young children inside has been captured. Authorities say the theft occurred around 9:45 p.m. Wednesday, when a 28-year-old woman left her car running while she briefly visited with a friend. Her children, ages 1 and 6,...
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FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 12, 2016, file photo, San Francisco 49ers safety Eric Reid (35) and quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) kneel during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams in Santa Clara, Calif. NFL owners have approved a new policy aimed at addressing the firestorm over national anthem protests, permitting players to stay in the locker room during the "The Star-Spangled Banner" but requiring them to stand if they come to the field. The decision was announced Wednesday, May 23, 2018, by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell during the league's spring meeting in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
May 24, 2018 - 7:48 am
ATLANTA (AP) — With its popularity threatened and critics stretching all the way to the White House, the NFL just wanted to get past the debate over taking a knee during the national anthem. Put the focus back on football. Instead, the league seemed to muddle the divisive issue even more with a new...
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