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Convicted in art heist

Feb 20, 2017 / 7:04 am

An agile thief nicknamed "spiderman," an antiques dealer and an art expert have been sentenced to prison and ordered to pay the city of Paris for...

Trump tests relations

Feb 20, 2017 / 6:50 am

After President Donald Trump's raucous first month in office, Europeans have reacted with demonstrations, counter-barbs and sheer angst that a century of...

Iran tests 'advanced' rockets

Feb 20, 2017 / 6:37 am

Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard has launched several sophisticated rockets during military exercises, Iranian media reported on Monday. The semi-official...

Strike closes Acropolis

Feb 20, 2017 / 6:27 am

The Acropolis and other ancient sites in Greece are closed to the public after state guards called a 24-hour strike over a pay and contract dispute with the...

Beware door-to-door cows

Feb 20, 2017 / 6:25 am

Police in a Connecticut town are reminding people to not open their doors to "any unfamiliar cattle" after a pair of cows escaped from their pen and...

L.A. world's most clogged

Feb 20, 2017 / 6:02 am

When it comes to getting stuck in traffic on the way to and from work, Los Angeles leads the world. Drivers in the car-crazy California metropolis spent 104...

Revised ban targets same

Feb 20, 2017 / 5:52 am

A draft of President Donald Trump's revised immigration ban targets the same seven countries listed in his original executive order and exempts travellers...

Detain and deport

Feb 20, 2017 / 5:49 am

The Homeland Security Department has drafted sweeping new guidelines aimed at aggressively detaining and deporting immigrants living in the U.S. illegally,...

Taking work to Florida

Feb 19, 2017 / 7:09 pm

President Donald Trump brought more contenders for national security adviser to his Palm Beach club for in-person interviews Sunday, hoping to fill the job in...

Flood fears in North Cali

Feb 19, 2017 / 6:28 pm

The first outer rain bands from a powerful Pacific storm headed to Northern California on Sunday brought light rain and wind and renewed warnings of possible...

Hitler's phone for $243,000

Feb 19, 2017 / 5:58 pm

A telephone owned by Adolf Hitler has sold at auction for $243,000. Andreas Kornfeld of Alexander Historical Auctions in Maryland says the phone sold Sunday...

Canada's new Syria role

Feb 19, 2017 / 2:28 pm

Canadian military aircraft are once again over the skies of Syria, helping to identify targets in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant...

Ex-PM serenades Trump

Feb 19, 2017 / 1:03 pm

Former prime minister Brian Mulroney apparently sang to U.S. President Donald Trump at the Mar-a-Lago in Florida Saturday night. A video posted on social media...

Facebook adds job feature

Feb 19, 2017 / 11:48 am

Facebook now has the option to apply for jobs directly on their social media platform and it might mean you should take another look at your own account....

N California warned again

Feb 19, 2017 / 10:27 am

Residents returning to homes damaged by flooding should be prepared to evacuate again as yet another powerful Pacific storm takes aim at Northern California,...

1 killed in pipeline leak

Feb 19, 2017 / 10:06 am

Saudi oil giant Saudi Aramco says one person has been killed and three others injured as a result of an oil pipeline leak in the east of the kingdom. The...

SpaceX launches rocket

Feb 19, 2017 / 9:58 am

A SpaceX rocket soared from NASA's long-idled moonshot pad Sunday, sending up space station supplies from the exact spot where astronauts embarked on the...

Pence visits Dachau

Feb 19, 2017 / 9:46 am

U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence paid a sombre visit to the site of the Dachau concentration camp on Sunday, walking along the grounds where tens of thousands of...

Somalia bombing kills 34

Feb 19, 2017 / 8:10 am

The death toll from a car bomb at a marketplace in Somalia's capital has risen to 34 with 52 injured, said a police officer. Many of the dead were carried...

Saudi oil leak kills 1

Feb 19, 2017 / 7:34 am

Saudi oil giant Saudi Aramco says one person has been killed and three others injured as a result of an oil pipeline leak in the east of the kingdom. The...

Iraqis launch major attack

Feb 19, 2017 / 7:29 am

U.S.-backed Iraqi forces launched a large-scale military operation on Sunday to dislodge Islamic State militants from the western half of Mosul, the latest...

Blind cleric dies in prison

Feb 19, 2017 / 4:58 am

Omar Abdel-Rahman, the so-called Blind Sheik convicted of plotting terror attacks in New York City in the decade before 9-11 and spiritual guide to a generation...

Trump rallies supporters

Feb 19, 2017 / 4:55 am

Just four weeks into his administration, President Donald Trump appeared at a campaign rally that mirrored the months leading up to Election Day, complete with...

Woman known as Roe dies

Feb 19, 2017 / 4:54 am

Norma McCorvey, whose legal challenge under the pseudonym "Jane Roe" led to the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark decision that legalized abortion but...

Liberating Mosul

Feb 18, 2017 / 9:58 pm

Iraqi forces have launched an operation to retake the western half of Mosul from the Islamic State group. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced the...

Running in their undies

Feb 18, 2017 / 4:09 pm

Some joggers weren't joking when they said they were going out for a "brief run." In briefs, boxers, bras and bloomers, they ran three-quarters of...

California rain eases

Feb 18, 2017 / 2:29 pm

A huge Pacific storm that parked itself over Southern California and unloaded, ravaging roads, opening sinkholes and leading to the deaths of at least three...

Protesting police abuse

Feb 18, 2017 / 11:50 am

Paris police sprayed tear gas at bottle-throwing demonstrators on the margins of a rally Saturday meant to support a young black man who was allegedly raped...

Sinkhole swallows two cars

Feb 18, 2017 / 8:09 am

Two vehicles fell into a sinkhole on a Los Angeles street Friday night, after heavy rains continue to ravage the city. Firefighters attended Laurel Canyon...

Weird crystal cave life

Feb 18, 2017 / 8:07 am

In a Mexican cave system so beautiful and hot that it is called both fairyland and hell, scientists have discovered life trapped in crystals that could be...

Man injured by shark

Feb 17, 2017 / 8:58 pm

A man was critically injured when he was attacked by a shark on Saturday while spear fishing on Australia's Great Barrier Reef, an official said. The...

Two dead in storm

Feb 17, 2017 / 6:16 pm

A powerful Pacific storm blew into Southern and Central California on Friday with wind-driven heavy rains that downed power lines and electrocuted a man, killed...

Shootout in Oakland

Feb 17, 2017 / 2:20 pm

Officials say a gunman who fired numerous shots Friday morning in east Oakland near the zoo has been disarmed and is in police custody. Officers were called to...

Rethinking Brexit

Feb 17, 2017 / 8:02 am

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair launched a campaign Friday to persuade the U.K. to rethink its decision to leave the European Union, saying those who...

Round up immigrants?

Feb 17, 2017 / 7:36 am

The Trump administration is considering a proposal to mobilize as many as 100,000 National Guard troops to round up unauthorized immigrants, including millions...

The salt of the earth

Feb 17, 2017 / 7:01 am

Deep below upstate New York's farm country, workers in ghostly tunnels are praying for snow. Fiercer winters mean better business, longer hours and fatter...

Migrants force way in

Feb 17, 2017 / 6:45 am

Almost 500 migrants forced their way into Spanish territory in North Africa early Friday by breaking through gates in the 20-foot fence that separates Morocco...

Powerful storm pelts Cali

Feb 17, 2017 / 6:37 am

A powerful storm hit California with the first in a new series of rainstorms moving across the northern half of the state while the south awaited a rains that...

Bombing at shrine kills 88

Feb 17, 2017 / 6:35 am

Pakistani forces killed and arrested dozens of suspects in sweeping raids as the death toll from a massive suicide bombing by the Islamic State group that...

Reactor worse than thought

Feb 17, 2017 / 6:32 am

Robot probes sent to one of Japan's wrecked Fukushima nuclear reactors have suggested worse-than-anticipated challenges for the plant's ongoing cleanup....

Boy doll a 'mind killer'

Feb 17, 2017 / 6:26 am

A North Carolina pastor is angry that the maker of the American Girl doll collection is selling a boy version of its pricey dolls. The Asheville Citizen-Times...

Toddler dies from beating

Feb 17, 2017 / 6:22 am

A hospitalized 21-month-old Georgia boy has died days after authorities say his father beat him and his three-year-old sister. News outlets reports that Shomari...

Trump's jaw-dropper

Feb 16, 2017 / 4:26 pm

Donald Trump held his first lengthy press conference as U.S. president and it was the stuff of political legend. There were jaw-dropping moments. Nuggets of...

Trump revising travel ban

Feb 16, 2017 / 11:56 am

UPDATED: 11:55 p.m. President Donald Trump's administration said in court documents on Thursday it does not want a larger appellate panel to review a ruling...

Pet squirrel stops burglary

Feb 16, 2017 / 11:22 am

A pet squirrel named Joey prevented a burglary attempt in Idaho last week by scratching the teen suspect when he tried to break into a gun safe, police said....

'Day Without Immigrants'

Feb 16, 2017 / 11:18 am

UPDATED: 11:20 p.m. The heart of Philadelphia's Italian Market was uncommonly quiet. Fine restaurants in the nation's capital and New York closed for...

Israel envoy damage control

Feb 16, 2017 / 10:42 am

The combative attorney President Donald Trump picked as his ambassador to Israel sought to repair the damage from past attacks on political opponents, telling...

Super fan gets super date

Feb 16, 2017 / 10:12 am

Eugenie Bouchard is not one to welch on a bet. Her date with random Twitter fan is why you never bet against Tom Brady Bouchard, from Westmount, Que., went on a...

A seat for the Tea Party

Feb 16, 2017 / 10:01 am

The Senate on Thursday confirmed President Donald Trump's pick to run the White House budget office, giving the Republicans' tea party wing a voice in...

Flower power for gay couple

Feb 16, 2017 / 8:42 am

The Washington Supreme Court has unanimously ruled that a florist who refused to provide services for a same-sex wedding broke the state's...

Rebels present at Oscars

Feb 16, 2017 / 7:38 am

Stars of "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" are heading to the Academy Awards. Oscar telecast producers announced Thursday that Felicity Jones and Riz...

Wildfire's advance halted

Feb 16, 2017 / 6:21 am

Firefighters in New Zealand's second-largest city were able to halt a wildfire's advance on suburban homes Thursday after it burned down 11 houses in...

Pushed into the spotlight

Feb 16, 2017 / 6:09 am

Lawyers for 23-year-old Daniel Ramirez Medina say he was asleep in a suburban Seattle house last week when immigration agents showed up to arrest his father,...

Cleaning up protest camp

Feb 16, 2017 / 6:04 am

Federal and state officials announced plans Wednesday to accelerate cleanup at a camp in southern North Dakota that has housed hundreds and sometimes thousands...

Carfentanil added to the list

Feb 15, 2017 / 6:49 pm

China is adding carfentanil and three related synthetic opioids to its list of controlled substances effective March 1, China's National Narcotics Control...

Rush to drain reservoir

Feb 15, 2017 / 4:20 pm

Officials raced to drain more water from a lake behind battered Oroville Dam as new storms began rolling into Northern California on Wednesday and tested the...

Russia rumours dog Trump

Feb 15, 2017 / 2:31 pm

President Donald Trump blamed intelligence officials and the media Wednesday for what he called the "very, very unfair" treatment of his ousted...

Bodies are missing girls

Feb 15, 2017 / 1:27 pm

Two bodies found along a northern Indiana stream are those of two 13-year-old girls who went missing Monday and their deaths are being investigated as...

Drivers behaving badly

Feb 15, 2017 / 12:27 pm

Young drivers aren't alone in behaving badly on U.S. roads, a trend that could be contributing to a spike in highway deaths. Well over half of drivers in...

Natives have the right: Pope

Feb 15, 2017 / 12:23 pm

Pope Francis insisted Wednesday that indigenous groups must give prior consent to any economic activity affecting their ancestral lands, a view that conflicts...

Russian missile worries

Feb 15, 2017 / 12:21 pm

NATO's chief says the military alliance would be concerned if reports that Russia has violated a Cold War-era treaty by deploying a cruise missile prove...

Israel's NFL fumble

Feb 15, 2017 / 12:12 pm

It was supposed to be a feel-good visit by a group of professional football players to give a boost to image-conscious Israel. But in an embarrassing fumble by...

Yahoo: a security warning

Feb 15, 2017 / 10:40 am

Yahoo is warning users of potentially malicious activity on their accounts between 2015 and 2016. It's the latest development in the internet company's...

Sports Illustrated cover out

Feb 15, 2017 / 9:29 am

Kate Upton is so nice she's made the Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover thrice. Upton has become only the fourth woman to grace the cover three times. This...

Trump kept Pence in dark

Feb 15, 2017 / 7:45 am

Just six days into his presidency, Donald Trump was informed his national security adviser had misled his vice-president about contacts with Russia. Trump kept...

Fires scorch New Zealand

Feb 15, 2017 / 6:34 am

Hundreds of people in New Zealand's second-largest city were evacuated from their homes Wednesday as wildfires burned down several houses and threatened to...

India launches 100 satellites

Feb 15, 2017 / 6:31 am

India's space agency said it successfully launched more than 100 foreign nano satellites into orbit Wednesday aboard a single rocket. The Indian Space...

America's top dog

Feb 15, 2017 / 6:26 am

Quite a rally for Rumor — a commanding comeback for German shepherds, too. Rumour was crowned America's top dog Tuesday night when, a year after a...

Harrison Ford's close call

Feb 15, 2017 / 6:20 am

Actor Harrison Ford had a potentially serious run-in with an airliner at a Southern California airport, NBC-TV reported. Ford, 74, was told to land his...

Surgeon maimed patients

Feb 15, 2017 / 6:07 am

A Texas jury has found a neurosurgeon guilty Tuesday of maiming patients who had turned to him for surgery to resolve debilitating injuries. The verdict of the...

Relief as evacuated go home

Feb 15, 2017 / 6:02 am

At churches, fairgrounds and other makeshift shelters, thousands of Californians packed what belongings they had into garbage bags and suitcases to return home...

Wash-BC bullet train?

Feb 14, 2017 / 6:18 pm

Ultra high-speed ground transportation could soon connect Vancouver, Portland and Seattle. Washington state Governor Jay Inslee has proposed a 2017 to 2019...

Sued over bumblebee

Feb 14, 2017 / 4:17 pm

An environmental group is suing the Trump administration for delaying an endangered-species designation for the rusty patched bumblebee. The Natural Resources...

Evac lifted in California

Feb 14, 2017 / 3:39 pm

Authorities lifted an evacuation order Tuesday for nearly 200,000 California residents who live below the nation's tallest dam after declaring that the risk...

Bought terror attack guns

Feb 14, 2017 / 3:31 pm

A man accused of buying high-powered rifles used in the San Bernardino terror attack has agreed to plead guilty to federal criminal charges, court documents...

Chained, raped daily

Feb 14, 2017 / 1:54 pm

A South Carolina woman who spent two months chained inside a large metal container says her captor raped her daily and warned that if she ran or tried to hurt...

Crews rush to repair dam

Feb 14, 2017 / 1:44 pm

Crews working around the clock atop a crippled California dam reported progress Tuesday in repairing the damaged spillway and reducing the water level by at...

Trump's weird handshake

Feb 14, 2017 / 1:34 pm

When is a handshake more than a handshake? Any time it involves the unpredictable U.S. President Donald Trump, who has turned the simple social convention into...

Cat makes 950-km trek

Feb 14, 2017 / 11:31 am

Six months after her cat ran away, a woman in the Netherlands is looking forward to a reunion — in an Austrian village 950 kilometres away. Austrian state...

Cockroach named after QB

Feb 14, 2017 / 10:23 am

More than a week after the Falcons fell victim to the biggest comeback in Super Bowl history, an Atlanta zoo has named a cockroach after Patriots quarterback...

N.K. leader's brother slain

Feb 14, 2017 / 8:01 am

Kim Jong Nam, the older brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, was attacked at Kuala Lumpur's airport and died on the way to a hospital, a senior...

Search called off for boat

Feb 14, 2017 / 6:14 am

The search has been called off for the six veteran fishermen aboard a crabbing boat missing in the icy, turbulent Bering Sea. The fishing vessel Destination...

8 dead in coal mine blast

Feb 14, 2017 / 6:09 am

A coal mine explosion Tuesday in central China has left eight people dead and three injured, state media reported. The blast occurred at about 1:30 a.m. at the...

Trump security adviser quits

Feb 14, 2017 / 6:06 am

President Donald Trump's embattled national security adviser Michael Flynn resigned late Monday night, following reports that he had misled Vice-President...

Judge denies pipeline halt

Feb 14, 2017 / 6:00 am

A federal judge on Monday refused to stop construction on the last stretch of the Dakota Access pipeline, which is progressing much faster than expected and...

Worries dismissed years ago

Feb 14, 2017 / 5:56 am

Environmental activists and local government officials warned more than a decade ago about the risk of catastrophic flooding below a major Northern California...

Nudes in Playboy again

Feb 13, 2017 / 10:06 pm

Naked women are back in Playboy magazine, ending a year-old ban on the nudity that made the magazine famous. Playboy celebrated the reversal on Twitter and...

7 hurt in Disneyland fire

Feb 13, 2017 / 9:54 pm

A fire broke out in Disneyland's main parking structure Monday that burned eight cars and caused seven people to be treated for smoke inhalation,...

Deadly avalanche in Alps

Feb 13, 2017 / 8:58 am

At least four skiers were killed in an avalanche Monday in the French Alps near the resort of Tignes, and rescuers say they are trying to dig out five others...

Fires tear across Australia

Feb 13, 2017 / 8:52 am

Several homes were destroyed and two firefighters injured by huge wildfires that tore across Australia's most populous state over the weekend, officials...

Bird flu fears close markets

Feb 13, 2017 / 8:37 am

Several Chinese cities have shut down their poultry markets in the wake of a bird flu outbreak that has killed at least two dozen people this year across China....

Rembrandt theft foiled

Feb 13, 2017 / 8:09 am

Police say three witnesses helped nab a man who they say tried to steal five paintings from a Boston art gallery, including etchings by Pablo Picasso and...

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