Monthly Archives: May 2016

North Korea sends envoy to China amid downturn in relations

North Korea has sent an envoy to Beijing to brief Chinese officials on recent political developments amid a downturn in relations between the formerly close communist neighbors. Continue reading

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Mormon Church accused of turning blind eye to child abuse in foster care program

The Mormon Church has been hit with another lawsuit saying that it did nothing to protect children in a church-run foster program from sexual abuse. Continue reading

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Meat-wielding ‘extremists’ start mass brawl at Georgia vegan cafe

A vegan cafe in the former Soviet republic of Georgia says it was attacked over the weekend by neo-Nazi “extremists” who threw meat into patrons’ meals and started a mass brawl. Continue reading

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Woman’s body tied to cinder block found in Pennsylvania pond

Authorities said Tuesday that a woman’s body was found tied to a cinder block in a popular swimming and fishing hole outside Philadelphia. Continue reading

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Police investigate parents of boy rescued from gorilla

Police said Tuesday they are investigating the case of the 3-year-old boy who fell into the gorilla enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo and had to be rescued by a team that shot the 400-pound animal to death. Continue reading

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Former Oklahoma volunteer deputy gets 4 years in jail for shooting unarmed man

A former Oklahoma volunteer sheriff’s deputy who said he mistook his handgun for his stun gun when he fatally shot an unarmed suspect last year was sentenced Tuesday to four years in prison. Continue reading

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Wanted Taiwanese fugitive killed in car crash in Southern California

A former tycoon who was one of Taiwan’s most wanted fugitives was in the middle of a decade-long fight to stay in the United States when he was killed in a California car accident, federal court records show. Continue reading

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At least 2 dead and nearly 60 others hospitalized after Florida music festival

At least two people died and about 57 were hospitalized after attending a music festival in Florida over the weekend, authorities said Tuesday. Continue reading

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Aussie sentenced to life for drug trafficking in Vietnam

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A court in southern Vietnam has sentenced an Australian man to life in prison for drug trafficking. Continue reading

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Beijing investigates death in police custody of new father

Beijing prosecutors say they will investigate the death in police custody of an environmentalist and new father detained on suspicion of visiting prostitutes. Continue reading

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Chinese manufacturing surveys show lingering weakness

China’s factory activity was feeble last month, according to two surveys released Wednesday, indicating that official efforts to reverse a downturn in the world’s second-biggest economy are struggling. Continue reading

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Next Philippine VP helped beat dictator and son years apart

Leni Robredo was a college student three decades ago when she rose with multitudes of Filipinos in a largely peaceful revolt that ousted Ferdinand Marcos as the world watched in awe. Continue reading

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Adelson settles lawsuit with ex-head of China casino unit

Billionaire Sheldon Adelson’s casino company is settling a long-running lawsuit with the former head of its Chinese arm. Continue reading

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Thousands march in Peru to oppose Fujimori before election

Thousands joined in marches across Peru on Tuesday to oppose the presidential candidacy of Keiko Fujimori just days before her runoff contest against another pro-business conservative, Pedro Kuczynski. Continue reading

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4 dead, 10 hurt in South Korean construction explosion

Four people died and 10 others were injured after an explosion at a subway construction site on Wednesday near the South Korean capital of Seoul. Continue reading

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Oregon students get bottled water; lead found at 2 schools

A third-party, independent investigation will be conducted after high amounts of lead were found in water sources at two schools, which led the district to close all water fountains, Portland Public Schools Superintendent Carole Smith said Tuesday. Continue reading

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Canadian charged with torture, mutilation in killing partner

A Canadian man pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges of torturing, mutilating and killing a girlfriend whose bloodless body was found in their Southern California apartment. Continue reading

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Mormon Church hit with second lawsuit saying children abused

The Mormon Church has been hit with another lawsuit saying that it did nothing to protect children in a church-run foster program from sexual abuse. Continue reading

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Former Virginia Tech president, T. Marshall Hahn Jr., dies

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Swollen river feeds flooding near Houston as residents flee

Residents of some rural southeastern Texas counties were bracing for more flooding along a river that has reached a record-high. Continue reading

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