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  • Cambodian court jails activist over melee at premier's house

    Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:58:24 GMT

    PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — A Cambodian court has sentenced a prominent land rights activist to 2 1/2 years in prison on charges of committing violence at a protest she helped lead outside of Prime Minister Hun Sen's residence three years ago.

  • Israel names conservative judges to Supreme Court

    Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:51:52 GMT

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's justice minister says new conservative judges named to the supreme court will make right-wing Israelis trust the court, which has long been accused of liberal bias.

  • Albania opposition boycotts parliament

    Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:48:47 GMT

    TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania's main opposition Democratic party has boycotted parliament in their street protest calling for free and fair elections.

  • Romania: 1,300 officials prosecuted for graft last year

    Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:43:33 GMT

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Nearly 1,300 officials were sent to trial last year in Romania in corruption cases with damages amounting to 260 million euros ($273 million), the country's chief anti-corruption prosecutor said Thursday

  • In Denmark, first blasphemy charge since 1971

    Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:40:12 GMT

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Danish prosecutor says a 42-year-old man in northern Denmark has been charged with blasphemy for allegedly burning the Quran and posting a video of it on Facebook.

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  • WA Supreme Court: Florist Who Denied Service to Same-Sex Couple Violated Civil Rights Laws

    2017-02-22T22:57:38Z

    The story has become so common, it's hard to even distinguish the cases: same-sex couple goes to wedding vendor; vendor refuses service based on religious beliefs; same-sex couple sues for discrimination; and a court rules in favor of same-sex couple. This time is was the Washington State Supreme Court, ruling......

  • DUI Stops: What Not to Do During Field Sobriety Tests

    2017-02-22T22:57:13Z

    If you've been pulled over by police, you're probably already pretty worried. And if officers suspect you've been drinking and driving and ask you to perform some roadside sobriety tests, that anxiety can skyrocket. Whether you're sober and want to prove it to the police or if you've been drinking......

  • Can the National Guard Serve as Immigration Enforcement?

    2017-02-22T20:58:55Z

    Along with the new executive branch's hard-line anti-immigration stance, legal questions have arisen as to how far the federal government can go in their efforts to enforce immigration laws. One such recently raised question is whether the National Guard can be used to enforce immigration laws and deportations. The......

  • Uber Settles Class Action Claim of Stealing Driver Tips

    2017-02-22T19:14:58Z

    Last week, a class action settlement between Uber and the company's riders was approved by the federal district court in San Francisco. The ride share company was facing class action claims for deceiving riders about tipping drivers. The settlement refunds to riders all tip monies purportedly wrongly taken by......

  • Pedestrian Hit by a Car: What to Do After the Accident

    2017-02-22T19:11:55Z

    When a pedestrian or cyclist gets hit by a car, it is a frightening experience. Cars are large, heavy objects that, even at low speeds, can cause severe injuries to individuals. After a car accident with a pedestrian, it is important for the pedestrian to take a few steps......

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  • Paris teens block schools, protesting police violence

    Thu, 23 Feb 2017 11:21:44 GMT

    PARIS (AP) — Paris teenagers have blockaded 16 city high schools with burning garbage cans and makeshift barricades to protest the alleged rape of a young black man with a police baton and other police abuse.

  • Protests erupt after off-duty LA officer clashes with teens

    Thu, 23 Feb 2017 11:13:48 GMT

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Dozens of people, including children, were arrested early Thursday after clashing with Southern California police outside a home where a Los Angeles policeman fired a single round during an off-duty tussle with a 13-year-old boy.

  • Albania opposition boycotts parliament

    Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:48:47 GMT

    TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania's main opposition Democratic party has boycotted parliament in their street protest calling for free and fair elections.

  • Romania: 1,300 officials prosecuted for graft last year

    Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:43:33 GMT

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Nearly 1,300 officials were sent to trial last year in Romania in corruption cases with damages amounting to 260 million euros ($273 million), the country's chief anti-corruption prosecutor said Thursday

  • Philippine court orders arrest of president's leading critic

    Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:38:02 GMT

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine court has issued an arrest warrant on drug charges for a senator and former top human rights official who is one of the most vocal critics of President Rodrigo Duterte and his deadly crackdown on illegal drugs.

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  • UN-sponsored Syria talks resume in Geneva after 10 months

    Thu, 23 Feb 2017 11:13:07 GMT

    GENEVA (AP) — Syrian peace talks under the auspices of the United Nations resumed in Geneva on Thursday, 10 months after falling apart over escalating bloodshed in the war-torn country.

  • US-backed Iraqi forces enter Mosul airport, military base

    Thu, 23 Feb 2017 11:04:12 GMT

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Backed by the U.S.-led international coalition, Iraqi forces fought their way Thursday into a sprawling military base outside of Mosul and onto the grounds of the city's airport, taking control of the runway amid fierce exchanges of fire with Islamic State militants.

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    Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:58:53 GMT

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

  • Cambodian court jails activist over melee at premier's house

    Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:58:24 GMT

    PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — A Cambodian court has sentenced a prominent land rights activist to 2 1/2 years in prison on charges of committing violence at a protest she helped lead outside of Prime Minister Hun Sen's residence three years ago.

  • Israel names conservative judges to Supreme Court

    Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:51:52 GMT

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's justice minister says new conservative judges named to the supreme court will make right-wing Israelis trust the court, which has long been accused of liberal bias.