Daily Archives: November 1, 2016

Testimony to begin in drifter’s death penalty retrial

A drifter who was sentenced to death in the carjack killings of two Massachusetts men will ask a new jury to spare his life at a retrial that’s set to get underway in Boston. Continue reading

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Nicaragua president’s running mate: his wife

On bright-pink billboards across the Nicaraguan capital, President Daniel Ortega looms triumphantly over motorists ahead of next Sunday’s vote, where he’s considered a shoo-in. Continue reading

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Nephews of Venezuela’s first lady face trial on drug charges

Two nephews of Venezuela’s first lady are set to go on trial on drug charges in New York City. Continue reading

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San Francisco calls on state to abolish cash bail for poor

San Francisco on Tuesday joined a growing nationwide call to abolish cash bail for poor defendants when it announced the city was dropping its opposition to a federal lawsuit. Continue reading

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All 33 miners trapped in China coal mine found dead, rescuers say

All 33 coal miners trapped underground in a gas explosion earlier this week have been found dead, state media reported Wednesday, as work safety officials vowed to punish those responsible. Continue reading

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Duterte eyes joint operations with Malaysia vs. Abu Sayyaf

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will discuss possible joint military and police operations with Malaysia to quell Abu Sayyaf militant kidnappings of sailors along the countries’ sea border, saying that the brazen attacks have paralyzed trade and c… Continue reading

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South Korea president reshuffles cabinet amid calls to resign over scandal

South Korea’s embattled president replaced her prime minister and two other top officials on Wednesday in a bid to restore public confidence amid a political scandal involving her longtime friend. Continue reading

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Volvo beefs up China strategy with new Geely plant

Volvo Cars and its Chinese owner say they’re beefing up the Swedish brand’s manufacturing presence in China by adding a third plant to make cars based on a new shared platform. Continue reading

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Vietnam seizes 446 kilograms of ivory smuggled from Nigeria

Vietnamese authorities have seized 446 kilograms (981 pounds) of ivory shipped from Nigeria after finding 3.5 tons at the same port last month. Continue reading

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New MH370 analysis suggests no one at controls during crash

A fresh analysis of the final moments of doomed Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 suggests no one was controlling the plane when it plunged into the ocean, according to a report released by investigators on Wednesday, as experts hunting for the aircraft gat… Continue reading

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Prosecutors in El Salvador search ex-president’s businesses

Prosecutors’ agents have searched businesses linked to former Salvadoran President Tony Saca, looking for evidence in a corruption case involving the alleged embezzlement of about $246 million during his 2004-2009 administration. Continue reading

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3-year-old killed at mom’s LA workplace; co-worker arrested

A man has been arrested on suspicion of fatally stabbing his co-worker’s 3-year-old daughter at their workplace in downtown Los Angeles. Continue reading

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California cabbie who aided terror group returned to Somalia

A California cabdriver convicted of funneling thousands of dollars to a terrorist organization in his home country of Somalia has been turned over to authorities in the African nation. Continue reading

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Ex-Marine admits in court to killing other Marine’s wife

A former Marine shocked the courtroom during his own murder trial, admitting to strangling the wife of another Marine and pushing her head-first down an abandoned mine shaft in the remote California desert. Continue reading

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Boy killed in Haiti amid protest over delay in hurricane aid

A teenage boy was fatally shot in Haiti on Tuesday amid protests over delays in aid distribution after a Category 4 hurricane pummeled the Caribbean country last month. Continue reading

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Ex-Baylor official says told to not put anything in writing

Baylor University’s former Title IX coordinator says a top school official told her to never put anything in writing after she sent him a memo detailing her concerns that her authority was still being compromised even after the university had indicated… Continue reading

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California sheriff’s deputy accidentally shot, killed by colleague

A 20-year veteran sheriff’s deputy in Central California was killed by a bullet in the chest from a colleague’s gun in what officials said Tuesday appeared to be “a tragic accidental shooting.” Continue reading

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North Dakota officials borrow $4M, slam feds on protest cost

North Dakota leaders agreed Tuesday to borrow another $4 million to cover the escalating costs of policing protests at the Dakota Access pipeline and slammed the federal government for not chipping in part of the funding. Continue reading

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Philadelphia commuters tackle evening rush as transit strike clogs roads

Commuters jumped on bikes, grabbed cabs and crammed into carpools as Philadelphia transit workers went on strike Tuesday after the city’s main transit agency and a union representing about 4,700 workers failed to reach a contract agreement. Continue reading

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Poker player cries as he admits massive debt collection scam

One of the nation’s top card players lost his poker face as he pleaded guilty in New York City in a $31 million debt collection scam. Continue reading

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