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Kingpin gets life, twice

Sep 26, 2018 / 5:25 am

A court in Thailand gave a second life sentence Wednesday to a drug kingpin from Laos whose social connections to various celebrities were exposed by his...

Chinese man may be spy

Sep 25, 2018 / 9:54 pm

A Chinese citizen living in Chicago was arrested Tuesday for allegedly spying, including by helping with the recruitment of U.S. engineers, defence contractors...

Guilty plea in kids deaths

Sep 25, 2018 / 7:59 pm

A 20-year-old Texas mother whose two toddlers died after they were left for hours inside a hot vehicle has pleaded guilty. The Kerrville Daily Times reports...

Prez easy to topple: Trump

Sep 25, 2018 / 7:26 pm

President Donald Trump suggested on Tuesday that Venezuela's leader Nicolas Maduro could be easily toppled by a military coup and the U.S stepped up...

Cosby's jail for seniors

Sep 25, 2018 / 4:14 pm

Bill Cosby was to spend his first night behind bars at SCI Phoenix, a new 3,830-bed state prison in suburban Philadelphia. He was headed there Tuesday night...

The incriminating statement

Sep 25, 2018 / 3:54 pm

The judge who sentenced Bill Cosby to three to 10 years in prison for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman in 2004 cited the entertainer's own words as...

Cosby to do time

Sep 25, 2018 / 11:32 am

UPDATE: 11:30 a.m. His Hollywood career and good-guy image in ruins, an 81-year-old Bill Cosby was sentenced Tuesday to three to 10 years behind bars for...

Grizzly hunts blocked

Sep 25, 2018 / 11:05 am

A U.S. judge ordered federal protections restored for grizzly bears in the Northern Rocky Mountains on Monday, a move that blocks the first grizzly hunts...

Shoots neighbour, cop fired

Sep 25, 2018 / 10:47 am

A white Dallas police officer who fatally shot her black neighbour inside his own apartment was fired Monday, the same day the man was being buried in his...

NTSB probes close call

Sep 25, 2018 / 10:42 am

Video captured the moment that an Air Canada jet flew off course and just over four other jetliners filled with passengers late on a July night last year in San...

3D gun co. owner resigns

Sep 25, 2018 / 9:48 am

The owner of a Texas company that sells blueprints for making untraceable 3-D printed guns has resigned from the firm after being arrested on charges of having...

'Making a Murderer' sequel

Sep 25, 2018 / 8:19 am

A sequel to the popular "Making a Murderer" documentary series is set to premiere Oct. 19 on Netflix. The first "Making a Murderer"...

Ballpark worker's vile act

Sep 25, 2018 / 8:16 am

A 20-year-old food service worker at Comerica Park in Detroit has been charged after a video was posted online that appeared to show him spitting on a pizza...

Tour bus involved in fatal

Sep 25, 2018 / 6:27 am

Police say a tour bus carrying British singer Gary Numan struck and killed a 91-year-old man in Cleveland. Authorities say Numan's tour bus was making a...

Michael Kors ups glamour

Sep 25, 2018 / 5:17 am

Michael Kors is buying the Italian fashion house Gianni Versace in a deal worth more than $2 billion (1.83 billion euros), continuing its hard charge into the...

Cosby - predator or not?

Sep 24, 2018 / 11:39 am

Bill Cosby's sentencing hearing opened Monday with a debate over whether the 81-year-old comedian should be declared a "sexually violent predator"...

Bats causes flap at airport

Sep 24, 2018 / 8:17 am

Birds are a well-known hazard for airport operators, but Vienna airport officials have had to deal with different winged intruders: a swarm of bats. Airport...

Nobel sex scandal expands

Sep 24, 2018 / 5:20 am

The man at the centre of a sex abuse and financial crimes scandal that is tarnishing the academy awarding the Nobel Literature Prize was remanded in custody...

Russia aids Syria

Sep 24, 2018 / 5:17 am

Russia announced Monday it will supply Syria's government with more modern, S-300 missile defence systems after last week's downing of a Russian plane...

James Woods bashes Twitter

Sep 23, 2018 / 5:31 pm

Actor James Woods has been locked out of his Twitter account over a tweet he sent out months ago that was found to be in violation of Twitter's rules. The...

Markle wore something blue

Sep 23, 2018 / 4:30 pm

It's an old tradition that a bride should have something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue on her wedding day, and the Duchess of...

Cocaine found in bananas

Sep 23, 2018 / 9:22 am

Authorities say bananas donated to a Texas prison turned out to have nearly $18 million worth of cocaine hidden inside the boxes. The Texas Department of...

Simon wraps up tour

Sep 23, 2018 / 7:22 am

Paul Simon ended his final concert tour under a moonlit sky on home turf Saturday, telling an audience in a Queens, N.Y. park that their cheers "mean more...

Vatican, China make deal

Sep 22, 2018 / 2:34 pm

The Vatican and China said Saturday they had signed a "provisional agreement" over the appointment of bishops, a breakthrough on an issue that stymied...

Trapped for two days

Sep 22, 2018 / 7:14 am

A survivor has been found inside a capsized Tanzanian ferry two days after the disaster on Lake Victoria, an official said Saturday, while coffins arrived for...

Mmmmmm, beer

Sep 22, 2018 / 7:13 am

The first keg has been tapped and the beer is flowing as the 185th Oktoberfest gets underway in Munich. Mayor Dieter Reiter inserted the tap in the first keg on...

Gunmen attack Iran parade

Sep 22, 2018 / 7:11 am

Gunmen disguised as soldiers attacked an annual Iranian military parade Saturday in the country's oil-rich southwest, killing at least 25 people and...

Toxic spill due to floodwater

Sep 21, 2018 / 12:35 pm

Florence's floodwaters breached a dam holding back a large reservoir at a Wilmington power plant Friday, and coal ash from an adjacent dump could be flowing...

Trump tape denier

Sep 21, 2018 / 11:58 am

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is denying a report in The New York Times that he suggested last year he secretly record President Donald Trump in the...

Mentally ill but still legal

Sep 21, 2018 / 11:49 am

The woman who killed three people and wounded others before shooting herself to death at a Maryland drugstore warehouse had been diagnosed with a mental illness...

New evacuations ordered

Sep 21, 2018 / 10:48 am

A new round of evacuations was ordered in South Carolina as the trillions of gallons of water dumped by Hurricane Florence meanders to the sea, raising river...

Trump drops gloves

Sep 21, 2018 / 8:18 am

Abandoning his previous restraint, President Donald Trump challenged the credibility of the woman accusing his Supreme Court nominee of sexual assault on...

'Life is beautiful' in Vegas

Sep 21, 2018 / 8:16 am

Thousands of music fans are expected this weekend in downtown Las Vegas for a sixth-year outdoor festival covering some 18 city blocks. Police promise tight...

Captain Cook's wreck close

Sep 21, 2018 / 6:50 am

Researchers say they've identified a site off the coast of Rhode Island where they think the ship that 18th-century explorer Capt. James Cook used to sail...

Priest challenges celibacy

Sep 21, 2018 / 5:45 am

A priest in the conservative Roman Catholic stronghold of Slovakia has challenged the church's celibacy rules, voicing his dissent at a time when clerical...

Fuzzy memory or lies?

Sep 21, 2018 / 5:38 am

She says he sexually assaulted her; he denies it. Is somebody deliberately lying? Not necessarily. Experts say that because of how memory works, it's...

Trump stumps in Vegas

Sep 21, 2018 / 5:22 am

His own political fortunes intrinsically linked to his party holding control of Congress, President Donald Trump on Thursday offered full-throated support for...

Want a straw? Just ask

Sep 21, 2018 / 5:18 am

If you want a straw with your drink or a soda with a kids' meal at a California restaurant, you'll need to ask for them starting next year. A law signed...

'Game of Thrones' town full

Sep 21, 2018 / 5:14 am

Marc van Bloemen has lived in the old town of Dubrovnik, a Croatian citadel widely praised as the jewel of the Adriatic, for decades, since he was a child. He...

Shooting suspect takes life

Sep 20, 2018 / 1:01 pm

UPDATE 1 p.m. An employee at a Rite Aid warehouse opened fire at work Thursday, killing three people before taking her own life, authorities said. Several other...

Attack leaves three dead

Sep 20, 2018 / 9:46 am

Continental Gold Inc. says three workers were killed and several others were injured after a residence in Colombia that housed exploration geologists and...

Sky up for auction

Sep 20, 2018 / 7:57 am

Comcast and 21st Century Fox will settle their battle for control of broadcaster Sky through a rare auction designed to put an end to months of offers and...

Meghan Markle and mom

Sep 20, 2018 / 7:53 am

Meghan Markle was joined by her mother Thursday to launch a cookbook aimed at raising money for the victims of London's Grenfell Tower fire. Markle, who...

Plants, but no pants?

Sep 20, 2018 / 7:45 am

Being in touch with nature is one thing. But gardening au naturel is quite another for some neighbours of a Florida man who's been doing yard work in the...

NFL stock fraudster guilty

Sep 20, 2018 / 7:42 am

The former investment bank analyst who fed confidential stock tips to NFL player Mychal Kendricks has pleaded guilty to securities fraud. Damilare Sonoiki, who...

Russia reinstated

Sep 20, 2018 / 7:40 am

The World Anti-Doping Agency reinstated Russia on Thursday despite a wave of protests, ending the nearly three-year suspension of the country's drug-testing...

New landslide kills 21

Sep 20, 2018 / 6:29 am

A massive landslide buried dozens of homes near a central Philippine mountain Thursday, killing at least 21 people and sending rescuers scrambling to find...

1 death during Florence

Sep 20, 2018 / 5:43 am

Hurricane Florence was blowing across eastern North Carolina hours before making landfall, and Bennie Lee Sutton's hunting beagles were howling in their...

'Ramblin' Man' stable

Sep 20, 2018 / 5:35 am

Allman Brothers Band guitarist Dickey Betts is in "critical but stable" condition after slipping and cracking his head while playing with the family...

2nd shark attack in 2 days

Sep 20, 2018 / 5:24 am

A girl was attacked by a shark at the same Great Barrier Reef island in Australia on Thursday as a woman who was mauled a day earlier. The 12-year-old was...

Bye bye bugs?

Sep 20, 2018 / 5:20 am

A staple of summer — swarms of bugs — seems to be a thing of the past. And that's got scientists worried. Pesky mosquitoes, disease-carrying...

Kavanaugh accuser credible

Sep 20, 2018 / 5:19 am

Democratic Senate candidate Phil Bredesen said that the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault "has a very credible...

Man opens fire at his office

Sep 19, 2018 / 4:19 pm

A heavily armed man opened fire on his co-workers at a Wisconsin software company Wednesday, seriously wounding three people before being fatally shot by police...

Frustration in Carolinas

Sep 19, 2018 / 2:02 pm

Exhaustion and frustration are building in the Carolinas as thousands of people wait to go home days after Hurricane Florence unleashed epic floods blamed for...

Monsanto wants case tossed

Sep 19, 2018 / 11:21 am

Agribusiness company Monsanto has asked a San Francisco judge to throw out a jury's $289 million award to a former school groundskeeper who said the...

Topless photo fine upheld

Sep 19, 2018 / 8:55 am

A French court of appeals has upheld a ruling Wednesday that two directors of French celebrity magazine Closer should be fined a maximum 45,000 euros ($52,500)...

Doc and date deny rapes

Sep 19, 2018 / 7:29 am

Defence lawyers say a California surgeon and his girlfriend deny allegations they preyed on two intoxicated women, drugging and raping them. The Orange County...

'Field of Dreams' vandal

Sep 19, 2018 / 6:43 am

A man accused of driving onto and damaging the eastern Iowa baseball field made famous by the 1989 movie "Field of Dreams" has changed his plea to...

3 hurt in hate crime

Sep 19, 2018 / 6:41 am

British police are investigating a possible hate crime after a car hit pedestrians near a Muslim community centre, injuring three people. Police were called...

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