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  • Tribunal orders Chad ex-ruler to pay millions to victims

    Fri, 29 Jul 2016 13:15:42 GMT

    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The tribunal that found Chad's ex-dictator Hissene Habre guilty and sentenced him to life imprisonment in May for crimes against humanity, war crimes, torture and sex crimes has awarded reparation payments to more than 4,700 complainants.

  • FBI: Fugitive arrested nearly 40 years after Florida killing

    Fri, 29 Jul 2016 13:13:04 GMT

    GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Nearly 40 years after the crime, a fugitive wanted on a murder charge has been arrested for his part in what authorities say was a 1977 plot to assassinate a local official in Florida.

  • The Latest: UK judge sends 2 people-smugglers to prison

    Fri, 29 Jul 2016 12:59:18 GMT

    GENEVA (AP) — The Latest on Europe's response to mass migration (all times local):

  • After charges dropped, mystery of Levy's death unresolved

    Fri, 29 Jul 2016 12:43:45 GMT

    In the weeks and months before the Sept. 11 attacks, the disappearance of Washington intern Chandra Levy was the biggest story in the U.S. Speculation swirled about her relationship with a California congressman, Gary Condit.

  • 3 jailed over Ireland's biggest ever accounting fraud

    Fri, 29 Jul 2016 12:40:39 GMT

    DUBLIN (AP) — Three former senior bankers were sent to prison Friday for their roles in concealing the loss of billions in deposits at the defunct Anglo Irish Bank, the biggest accounting fraud in Irish corporate history.

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  • State-by-State Open Carry Laws in the U.S.

    2016-07-29T13:00:56Z

    Between varying state laws and the seemingly continuous legal challenges, it can be hard to keep track of which open carry gun laws apply in which states (and to which guns). Lucky for us, Thomson Reuters put together a handy interactive map displaying which states allow open carry, which restrict......

  • How Not to Write a Cease and Desist Letter

    2016-07-29T12:59:24Z

    Small business owners are protective of their brand. And there is the natural tendency to lash out at anything -- fake online reviews, defamatory comments, or intellectual property theft -- that threatens the integrity of that brand. Heck, even Donald Trump (or more accurately, especially Donald Trump) goes after those......

  • How J&J Offered $1.3M to Silence a Talcum Powder Victim

    2016-07-29T12:58:41Z

    Talcum powder used to seem soft and sweet and clean and was associated with good things, like newborn babies. But today the powder, which has made its way into countless cosmetic and other products, is associated with ovarian cancer. Now, women all over the country are suing Johnson and Johnson,......

  • Legal Issues With a Tiny House

    2016-07-28T21:57:58Z

    Families are getting smaller; rental rates are skyrocketing; hipsters are headed back to the land (sort of). Hence, you have the tiny house movement, a whole lot of people trying to live within very little spaces. And whether you see the desire to live simply inside of 500 square feet......

  • What to Consider When Hiring a Security Guard

    2016-07-28T20:14:50Z

    It is time to hire some muscle, or you think it might be. But you have never done such a thing and are not even sure what exactly you need to know. In fact, you may not even know how to go about finding a security guard that is......

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  • The Latest: Police: San Diego officers shot in traffic stop

    Fri, 29 Jul 2016 13:39:25 GMT

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Latest on the shooting of two police officers in San Diego. (all times local):

  • Police: Lower-caste Indian couple killed over meager debt

    Fri, 29 Jul 2016 13:38:44 GMT

    LUCKNOW, India (AP) — Police arrested a shopkeeper for axing to death a couple from a lower caste for not promptly paying a meager debt of 15 rupees (22 cents) for groceries, an official said Friday.

  • Police: Girl, 14, slits teen's throat in hope of 1st kill

    Fri, 29 Jul 2016 13:25:23 GMT

    HUDSON, Wis. (AP) — A 14-year-old northwestern Wisconsin girl who told police she was a psychopath looking for her first kill is accused of cycling to the home of her brother's girlfriend, beating the girl and slitting her throat.

  • Tribunal orders Chad ex-ruler to pay millions to victims

    Fri, 29 Jul 2016 13:15:42 GMT

    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The tribunal that found Chad's ex-dictator Hissene Habre guilty and sentenced him to life imprisonment in May for crimes against humanity, war crimes, torture and sex crimes has awarded reparation payments to more than 4,700 complainants.

  • FBI: Fugitive arrested nearly 40 years after Florida killing

    Fri, 29 Jul 2016 13:13:04 GMT

    GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Nearly 40 years after the crime, a fugitive wanted on a murder charge has been arrested for his part in what authorities say was a 1977 plot to assassinate a local official in Florida.

Political News

  • Governor: 4 Zika cases likely came from Florida mosquitoes

    Fri, 29 Jul 2016 13:47:45 GMT

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Florida's governor says the state has concluded that four mysterious Zika infections likely came from mosquitoes in the Miami area.

  • Governor: Florida could have 1st cases of Zika contracted from local mosquitoes

    Fri, 29 Jul 2016 13:45:55 GMT

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Governor: Florida could have 1st cases of Zika contracted from local mosquitoes.

  • The Latest: Trump camp: Clinton speech "fantasy universe"

    Fri, 29 Jul 2016 13:44:42 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the 2016 presidential race after the Democratic and Republican nominating conventions (all times EDT):

  • Clinton to nation: It's a 'moment of reckoning'

    Fri, 29 Jul 2016 13:41:51 GMT

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Hillary Clinton capped a four-day convention celebration with a plea for national unity and tolerance. Now, one of the most divisive and distrusted figures in American politics must convince voters that she, rather than Republican rival Donald Trump, can bring a deeply divided nation together.

  • US GDP grows a weak 1.2 percent in second quarter

    Fri, 29 Jul 2016 13:38:51 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Growth in the U.S. economy was sluggish again in the spring, dashing expectations for a robust rebound after a tough winter. Stronger consumer spending was offset by weakness in housing construction and a big slowdown in the pace that businesses restocked store shelves.