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  • Woman accused of killing 6 children in fire to be re-tried

    Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:39:25 GMT

    BALTIMORE (AP) — A woman accused of intentionally setting a fire that killed six of her children more than two decades ago is going on trial in Maryland for a second time.

  • Police looking for patrolman who skipped out on his trial

    Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:35:27 GMT

    FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey authorities are looking for a police officer after he skipped out on his trial on charges that he helped gang members in police investigations.

  • After May Brexit opening, EU leaders ask: where's the beef?

    Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:05:13 GMT

    BRUSSELS (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May's show of goodwill at the European Union summit left the 27 other EU leaders with "thousands of questions" and eagerly awaiting a more detailed proposal on the future right of EU citizens to remain in a departed Britain.

  • The pain and gain of Brexit vote: British economy a year on

    Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:00:28 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — Few events outside of war can have quite as much potential impact on the economy of a country as Britain's decision a year ago to leave the European Union.

  • Khmer Rouge leaders deliver closing defense at trial

    Fri, 23 Jun 2017 10:39:55 GMT

    PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — As his trial for genocide ended, the former head of state of Cambodia's 1970s Khmer Rouge regime on Friday rejected the charges against him, saying the allegation was concocted by the country's traditional enemy, neighboring Vietnam.

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  • Laundry Pods Cause More Death to Adults (with Dementia) Than Kids

    2017-06-22T22:01:06Z

    Laundry pods, brightly-colored packets of detergent supposed to make washing clothes easier, can pose a significant poisoning risk to children. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates there were around 32,000 calls to poison help lines in 2015 for children ingesting candy-resembling laundry pods. But it turns out those......

  • Common Crimes Committed by Drug Addicts

    2017-06-22T22:00:52Z

    Drug addiction can be tragic, and can take a personal toll on addicts and their families. And when the addiction spills over into the criminal realm, it can impact their communities as well. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, almost a quarter of prisoners incarcerated on property and drug......

  • John Oliver Sued for Defamation by Litigious Coal Company

    2017-06-22T21:58:33Z

    When John Oliver committed 24 minutes of last week's Last Week Tonight episode to the coal industry in general and Murray Energy Corporation CEO Robert E. Murray in particular, he knew he was courting a lawsuit. "I'm going to need to be careful here," Oliver began, "because when we contacted......

  • Road Trip Laws for Gun Owners

    2017-06-22T21:57:45Z

    Summer is here, which means it's road trip time! And if packing up the car, truck, camper van, or RV includes packing a firearm, that means taking a little more care on the nation's highways and byways, legally at least. Gun control laws can vary significantly from state to state,......

  • Can a Lawyer Get Me a Better Plea Bargain?

    2017-06-22T19:00:58Z

    When it comes to the criminal justice system, most people accept the fact that a plea bargain is the only guaranteed way to avoid more serious consequences. Despite a person's innocence, accepting a deal is often the most expedient, and certainly the most certain, end to a scary situation.......

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  • Police: Man faces charges after stealing more than 500 signs

    Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:42:31 GMT

    AVON LAKE, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man is facing charges after police say he stole more than 500 signs, claiming they were an eyesore and a distraction to drivers.

  • Woman accused of killing 6 children in fire to be re-tried

    Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:39:25 GMT

    BALTIMORE (AP) — A woman accused of intentionally setting a fire that killed six of her children more than two decades ago is going on trial in Maryland for a second time.

  • Police looking for patrolman who skipped out on his trial

    Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:35:27 GMT

    FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey authorities are looking for a police officer after he skipped out on his trial on charges that he helped gang members in police investigations.

  • Case dismissed against man accused of drawing blood

    Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:31:45 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Authorities say they have dismissed their case against a 43-year-old Maryland man accused of paying people to draw their blood and storing it in large quantities in an abandoned warehouse in Washington.

  • Authorities charge man in mosque incident

    Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:25:03 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — British authorities have charged 47-year-old Darren Osborne with terrorism-related murder and attempted murder in connection with the van attack on a crowd of Muslim worshippers near two north London mosques.

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  • Italian farmers alarmed as dry spell prompts water rationing

    Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:41:44 GMT

    ROME (AP) — Italy's farm lobby is warning that agricultural production is plummeting nationwide because of prolonged heat and dry weather — and authorities are now rationing water and declaring a state of emergency in some areas.

  • Food aid dwindling in world's fastest-growing refugee crisis

    Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:35:35 GMT

    KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Food aid soon will run out for nearly a million South Sudanese sheltering in Uganda in what has become the world's fastest-growing refugee crisis, the United Nations refugee chief said Friday.

  • Serbia ruling party gathers support for proposed gay PM

    Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:32:09 GMT

    BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia's first openly gay and female prime minister is set to take office in the staunchly conservative country next week after ruling populists mustered majority support for her in Parliament.

  • Ending guessing game, Trump admits there are no Comey tapes

    Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:19:16 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Ending a month-long guessing game that he started with a cryptic tweet and that ensnared his administration in yet more controversy, President Donald Trump declared he never made and doesn't have recordings of his private conversations with ousted former FBI Director James Comey,

  • French minister in Calais amid tension over migrant arrivals

    Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:13:40 GMT

    PARIS (AP) — France's interior minister is paying a visit to the northern port city of Calais where migrants seeking to cross the English Channel to Britain are returning after thousands were moved out last fall.