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Published: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 19:45:20 GMT2017-03-28T19:45:20Z

 



Woman arrested after 3 die in shooting, but not for shooting

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 19:45:20 GMT2017-03-28T19:45:20Z

A woman believed to have driven three men to an Oklahoma home where they were shot to death during a suspected home invasion has been arrested on murder and burglary warrants but the homeowner's son who shot them has not been arrested while police investigate whether he acted in self-defense under the state's "Stand Your Ground" law.



Judge sides with Florida governor in removal of prosecutor

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 18:00:12 GMT2017-03-28T18:00:12Z

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Florida's governor has the right to remove a state attorney from a case after the prosecutor said she would not seek the death penalty, a judge said Tuesday as he denied a request to delay proceedings.



Russia general claims US-led coalition hit dam in Syria

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 17:36:14 GMT2017-03-28T17:36:14Z

MOSCOW (AP) - A senior Russian general on Tuesday accused the U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State of targeting Syria's infrastructure - including a key dam - in territory held by the Sunni extremist group.



ACLU asks Ohio city to stop charging drug overdose survivors

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 17:00:19 GMT2017-03-28T17:00:19Z

WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio community is endangering drug addicts by criminally charging people revived by an overdose antidote, which could discourage calls for help, the American Civil Liberties Union said Tuesday.



Spiders could theoretically eat every human on Earth in one year

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 16:55:11 GMT2017-03-28T16:55:11Z




Congo finds 2 Caucasian bodies in area where UN experts lost

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 16:54:10 GMT2017-03-28T16:54:10Z

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) - Three bodies, including those of a male and female Caucasian, have been found in Congo's Central Kasai province, the government said Tuesday, and are suspected to be those of U.N. experts who disappeared there two weeks ago with colleagues.



'Carlos the Jackal' sentenced to life for 1974 attack

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 15:45:11 GMT2017-03-28T15:45:11Z

PARIS (AP) - A French court on Tuesday convicted the man known as "Carlos the Jackal," once the world's most-wanted fugitive, of a deadly 1974 attack on a Paris shopping arcade and sentenced him to life in prison for the third time.



German police: Thieves stole huge gold coin with wheelbarrow

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 14:59:41 GMT2017-03-28T14:59:41Z

BERLIN (AP) - Berlin police say suspects used a wheelbarrow to make off with a 100-kilogram (221-pound) gold coin worth millions.



Illegally harvested lobsters donated to homeless veterans

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 14:43:47 GMT2017-03-28T14:43:47Z

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) - Environmental authorities in Massachusetts are donating lobsters seized from an illegal harvest to homeless veterans.



16 injured after chemical spray in California shopping mall

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 14:42:00 GMT2017-03-28T14:42:00Z

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Authorities say at least 16 people were injured after someone released pepper spray or a similar chemical inside a San Francisco shopping mall.



Student in US illegally gets backlash for posting tax return

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 14:40:07 GMT2017-03-28T14:40:07Z

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - An Arizona college student who is living in the country illegally is receiving backlash after posting a picture of her tax return on Facebook.



Complaints as UK paper focuses on leaders' legs, not policy

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 14:39:30 GMT2017-03-28T14:39:30Z

LONDON (AP) - Britain's Daily Mail tabloid has sparked complaints with a front page photograph focusing on the legs of Prime Minister Theresa May and Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.



James Polk: The dead president who never rests in peace

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 13:11:52 GMT2017-03-28T13:11:52Z




Smurfette is shunned in Israeli ultra-Orthodox city

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 12:16:47 GMT2017-03-28T12:16:47Z

BNEI BRAK, Israel (AP) - Israel's pious ultra-Orthodox Jewish community has long chafed at public displays of women, whether the images are of female public figures or ordinary women.



Court cuts sentence of UK marine who killed injured militant

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 11:00:26 GMT2017-03-28T11:00:26Z

LONDON (AP) - A British court on Tuesday shortened the sentence of a Royal Marine convicted of killing a wounded Taliban fighter in Afghanistan, meaning he will likely be released from prison within weeks.



Yacht captain found guilty in fatal boat crash

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 10:51:49 GMT2017-03-28T10:51:49Z

CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) - The New Jersey captain of a 60-foot yacht that was involved in a fatal boat crash off the coast of Rhode Island has been found guilty of violating three Coast Guard navigation rules.



Report: China's man-made S.China Sea islands nearly complete

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 10:47:26 GMT2017-03-28T10:47:26Z

BEIJING (AP) - A report from a U.S. think tank says China has nearly completed construction work on three man-made islands in the South China Sea, giving it the ability to deploy combat aircraft and other military assets to the disputed region.



Powerful cyclone slams into Australia's tropical northeast

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 10:47:26 GMT2017-03-28T10:47:26Z

TOWNSVILLE, Australia (AP) - A powerful cyclone packing winds of up to 260 kilometers (160 miles) per hour roared across Australia's tropical northeast on Tuesday, uprooting trees, tearing down fences and knocking out power to thousands, officials said.



North Korean airline starts new route to China

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 10:45:21 GMT2017-03-28T10:45:21Z

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) - North Korea's national airline has started a new flight service to Dandong in China, bringing the total of its regularly scheduled international destinations to five.



Slovak parliament to vote on controversial pardons

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 10:45:21 GMT2017-03-28T10:45:21Z

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) - Lawmakers in Slovakia on Tuesday began debating a proposal to annul pardons by former authoritarian Prime Minister Vladimir Meciar that bar investigations into the kidnapping of the son of late President Michal Kovac, Meciar's political archrival.