• Shabaab gunmen attack beach restaurant in Mogadishu

    Shabaab jihadists attacked a beachfront restaurant in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Thursday, setting off a car bomb before exchanging fire with security forces, an AFP correspondent said. The Al-Qaeda-linked Shabaab group claimed responsibility for the attack through the website of their Andalus

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  • 28 sentenced to life for Argentine dictatorship crimes

    An Argentine court sentenced 28 people to life in prison Thursday for torturing and killing opponents of the country's 1976-1983 military regime at a secret detention center. Menendez, 89, was already serving 11 life sentences for human rights abuses committed at the infamous facility in the central

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  • LaGuardia travelers fear turbulence en route to new airport

    NEW YORK (AP) — There could be turbulence for travelers during the multibillion dollar renovation of New York's LaGuardia Airport.

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  • Chelsea Clinton to remain on family foundation board

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Chelsea Clinton would remain on the board of her family's foundation even if her mother is elected president, a spokeswoman said Thursday.

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  • NKorea missile test adds to 'Military First' celebration

    North Korea marked its "Military First" holiday on Thursday with mass dancing, outdoor concerts and boasts of a successful — and potentially game-changing — submarine-launched ballistic missile ...

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  • Russian convicted in masterminding global online theft ring

    SEATTLE (AP) — A federal jury convicted the son of a Russian lawmaker Thursday of hacking into U.S. businesses to steal credit card information and orchestrating an international online theft scheme that netted him millions of dollars.

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  • Climate change taking toll on American pika's Western lands

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Populations of a rabbit-like animal known as the American pika are vanishing in many mountainous areas of the West as climate change alters its habitat, according to findings released Thursday by the U.S. Geological Survey.

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  • World's first self-driving taxis debut in Singapore

    The world's first self-driving taxis are picking up passengers in Singapore. Select members of the public began hailing free rides Thursday through their smartphones in taxis operated by nuTonomy, an autonomous ...

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  • Iowa pipeline delay denied; 300 protest up north

    The Iowa Utilities Board denied Thursday a request by a group of landowners to halt construction of an oil pipeline beyond this week. The three-member board voted in a brief afternoon meeting against a ...

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  • Brazil's Senate begins Rousseff's impeachment trial

    By Anthony Boadle BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's Senate began the trial of suspended President Dilma Rousseff on Thursday after a lengthy impeachment process that has paralyzed the politics of Latin America's largest nation and is expected to culminate in her removal from office next week. Thursday

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  • Yellowstone tourists see smoke, detour but still the sights

    YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — Popular areas in Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks were welcoming tourists Thursday for the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, but a wildfire forced some people to drive a little farther than they expected to get to the festivities.

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  • The Latest: Kokomo EF3 tornado had peak wind of 152 mph

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on tornadoes that touched down in Indiana and Ohio (all times local):

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  • Air New Zealand flies to record profit

    Air New Zealand announced an operating windfall Friday, posting a record NZ$463 million (US338.01 million) after-tax profit, up 42 percent, as the country benefitted from a tourist boom. It was "the best result ever" in the 76-year history of the New Zealand national carrier, chief executive

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  • New Mexico: Brutal killing of girl detailed by authorities

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — On the day Victoria Martens was going to celebrate her 10th birthday, she was found dead in her family's apartment by Albuquerque police officers, her dismembered remains wrapped in a burning blanket.

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  • Aftershocks rattle Italian quake zone; toll rises to 250

    PESCARA DEL TRONTO, Italy (AP) — As the search for survivors ground on, Premier Matteo Renzi pledged new money and measures Thursday to rebuild quake-devastated central Italy amid mounting soul-searching over why the seismic-prone country has continually failed to ensure its buildings can withstand such

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  • Arizona sheriff's campaign questions contempt order timing

    PHOENIX (AP) — The campaign manager for metro Phoenix's longtime sheriff on Thursday questioned a federal judge's timing in asking prosecutors to pursue criminal contempt-of-court charges against the lawman 10 days before a primary election.

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  • Colombia's president rushing vote on deal with rebels

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia's president is moving quickly to hold a national referendum on a peace deal meant to end a half-century of bloody conflict with leftist rebels, delivering the final text of the deal to congress on Thursday and declaring a definitive cease-fire with the guerrillas.

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  • California: Protections imposed for endangered frogs, toads

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Two types of yellow-legged frogs, and a kind of toad found in Yosemite National Park, won extra protection Thursday when federal authorities declared nearly 3,000 square miles in California's Sierra Nevada mountains as critical habitat for the endangered animals.

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  • Gov sees flooded subdivision, city saved by sandbag wall

    LAKE ARTHUR, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards flew across south Louisiana Thursday, surveying flood damage from a helicopter and talking with people in a city that flooded and in one where a heroic effort by volunteers and others held floodwaters back.

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  • Iraq forces retake key town south of Mosul

    Iraqi forces on Thursday pushed the Islamic State group from Qayyarah, a northern town considered strategic for any future offensive against the jihadists' last stronghold of Mosul. Special forces, backed by US-led coalition air strikes, wrapped up a three-day operation to retake Qayyarah, a town

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  • European, US equities dip awaiting Fed

    US and European stocks slid Thursday in choppy trade as investors awaited a key speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen that many hope will shed light on the Fed's policy stance. With global economic growth in a slump and the US economy not expanding convincingly, investors are looking for

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  • 2 nuns found slain in Mississippi home, their vehicle gone

    DURANT, Miss. (AP) — Two nuns who worked as nurses and helped the poor in rural Mississippi were found slain in their home, and there were signs of a break-in and their vehicle was missing, officials said Thursday.

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  • Russian lawmaker's son convicted in U.S. for hacking scheme

    Roman Seleznev, also known as "Track2," was found guilty by a federal jury in Seattle on 38 of 40 counts including wire fraud and intentional damage to a protected computer following an eight day trial, prosecutors said. The conviction of Seleznev, of Vladivostok, followed a 10-year-long investigation

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  • The Latest: UN schedules meeting to discuss role in Colombia

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The Latest on Colombia's peace deal (all times local):

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  • Park Service marks centennial with new citizens, monument

    The National Park Service is celebrating its 100th birthday on Thursday with events across the U.S. including the creation of a giant, living version of its emblem in Washington, D.C., a naturalization ceremony on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon and an outdoor concert at Yellowstone National Park.

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