Monthly Archives: November 2016

Foreign governments warn citizens about Indonesia protest

Foreign governments are warning citizens in Indonesia to stay away from central Jakarta ahead of a huge rally against the capital’s minority Christian governor. Continue reading

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15 feared dead in explosives factory fire in India

Police say a fire has engulfed a factory manufacturing explosives in southern India and 15 workers are feared dead and another three injured. Continue reading

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Girl’s death reveals risks of obsolete Detroit power lines

The city of Detroit is being urged to remove miles of obsolete power lines that could fall from poles and turn deadly. Continue reading

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Gunman dead after shooting that killed Washington police officer

A Washington police officer died late Wednesday after being shot several times while responding to a domestic violence call, officials said, adding that the suspect was shot and killed hours later after a standoff. Continue reading

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Second fugitive California inmate captured after standoff

A second fugitive inmate who escaped last week from a county jail in California by rappelling down with a bedsheet was re-arrested Wednesday after a standoff with police that lasted more than seven hours. Continue reading

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California couple found guilty in counterfeit energy drink scheme

A Southern California couple has been convicted of plotting to sell millions of bottles of counterfeit 5-Hour Energy shots. Continue reading

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Court: Asylum not automatic for illegal immigrants who are former gang members

Immigrants in the United States illegally are not automatically eligible for asylum on the basis that they are former gang members who risk persecution if they return home, a federal appeals court panel ruled Wednesday. Continue reading

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Lawyers for 3-year-old’s killer ask Ohio board for mercy

Ohio’s parole board is hearing arguments for and against mercy for the first death row inmate scheduled for execution next year under a new process for putting condemned prisoners to death. Continue reading

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No justice in Veracruz, as journalist’s death is unsolved

The death of reporter Regina Martinez was almost too much for her colleagues to bear. Continue reading

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Ohio State knife attacker ‘nice guy’ but unknown to many

The Somali-born student who injured nearly a dozen people in a car-and-knife attack at Ohio State University showed few signs of bitterness despite what must have been a difficult early life and even danced onto the stage when he graduated from communi… Continue reading

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OPEC cuts will have a muted effect on consumers

OPEC’s decision to cut production gave an immediate boost to oil prices, but the impact on consumers and the U.S. economy is likely to be more modest and gradual. Continue reading

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Colombian congress ratifies peace deal; critics boycott vote

Congress formally ratified a revised peace agreement with Colombia’s biggest leftist rebel group, capping a torturous four years of negotiations, a stunning referendum rejection, last-minute compromises and two signing ceremonies. Continue reading

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Fidel Castro ashes complete first leg of cross-country trip

Fidel Castro’s ashes are completing the first leg of a more than 500-mile (800-kilometer) journey across Cuba, traveling in a flag-draped cedar coffin through small towns and cities where his rebel army fought its way to power nearly 60 years ago. Continue reading

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Brazil team honored as experts study possible fuel problem

Simultaneous tear-filled tributes were held at packed stadiums in Colombia and Brazil for the victims of this week’s air tragedy that claimed 71 lives when a chartered plane crashed while ferrying a scrappy, small-town soccer team to the finals of a pr… Continue reading

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Man who owned house where 6 died in fire to be sentenced

A Maine landlord who owned a building were six people died in a fire two years ago is scheduled to be sentenced for a misdemeanor code violation. Continue reading

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The Latest: 2nd California fugitive inmate recaptured

The Latest on the recapture of two inmates who escaped from a Northern California jail (all times local): 9:00 p.m. Continue reading

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China hikes tax on imported luxury cars

China’s Finance Ministry has imposed an additional 10 percent import tax on luxury cars in the communist government’s latest move to curb ostentatious spending. Continue reading

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West Papuans protest against Indonesian rule

West Papuan protesters faced off with police in the Indonesian capital on Thursday in a demonstration calling for the remote region’s independence. Continue reading

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The Latest: Tacoma officer shot multiple times in surgery

The Latest on an officer shot in Tacoma while responding to a domestic violence call (all times local): 7:15 p.m. Continue reading

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Officer shot multiple times outside Washington home, officials say

A police officer was shot multiple times Wednesday while responding to a domestic call at a home in East Tacoma, Washington, officials said. Continue reading

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