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Scientist gets time served for theft of military documents

A scientist who pleaded guilty to taking sensitive documents from a Connecticut military contractor to his native China has been sentenced to the 2 ½ years in prison he has … Click to Continue »

US envoy urges global action on worsening Venezuela crisis

U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley on Thursday urged the international community to take action to deal with the worsening crisis in Venezuela where she said "people are starving while their government … Click to Continue »

The Latest: Tusk holds out hope that Brexit can be reversed

The Latest on the European Union summit (all times local): 11:20 a.m. European Council President Donald Tusk says that he still holds out hope that Brexit can be reversed even … Click to Continue »

The Latest: London fire: Tests show 'combustible' cladding

The Latest on the London high-rise fire (all times local): 10 a.m. British Prime Minister Theresa May says initial tests on other high-rise buildings after the London fire tragedy have … Click to Continue »

Unarmed man shot by police officer sues for over $30 million

An unarmed man who was shot in the stomach outside a New Jersey police station is suing the city for over $30 million in damages. The lawsuit says Paterson resident … Click to Continue »

Philippines, neighbors to jointly fight militants amid siege

The Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia plan to closely cooperate to halt the flow of militants, weapons, funds and extremist propaganda across their borders as they expressed alarm over recent attacks … Click to Continue »

South African court rules in secret ballot case against Zuma

South Africa's highest court says it is up to the speaker of parliament to decide whether a vote of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma can be done by secret … Click to Continue »

Illinois legislators to meet for 2nd day of budget session

Illinois legislators are set to meet for the second day of a special session aimed at forcing a budget compromise in the state's two-year impasse. Lawmakers have to come to … Click to Continue »

Man charged after threatening Ohio congressman

An Ohio man has been charged with threatening to "assault, kidnap or murder a United States official" after leaving several threatening voicemail messages with Republican U.S. Rep. Steve Stivers' office. … Click to Continue »

Small explosion near NATO facility in Turkey; no injuries

A small blast at a graveyard adjacent to the grounds of a NATO military facility in western Turkey damaged the installation's perimeter walls on Thursday but caused no injuries, Turkish … Click to Continue »

Judge to weigh solitary confinement, pepper spray at prison

A federal judge is set to hear evidence in a case seeking to halt the use of solitary confinement, pepper spray and the shackling of inmates at Wisconsin's troubled youth … Click to Continue »

German Parliament remembers former Chancellor Helmut Kohl

Germany's Parliament has honored former Chancellor Helmut Kohl in a special memorial session, remembering him as the architect of German reunification but also not without flaws. Parliament President Norbert Lammert … Click to Continue »

Topless protest planned in West Virginia's capital city

A topless protest is planned in West Virginia's capital city despite the mayor's request to reschedule. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports nearly 200 people have RSVP'd for "Free the Nip Top … Click to Continue »

Census: US growing older and more racially diverse

The United States is growing older and more ethnically diverse, a trend that could put strains on government programs from Medicare to education, the Census Bureau reported Thursday. Every ethnic … Click to Continue »

Census: Latino growth fastest in exurbs of Orlando, Tampa

Florida's Latino population grew fastest last year in counties in the exurbs of Orlando and Tampa, according to U.S. Census figures released Thursday. The new figures also showed strong Latino … Click to Continue »

Greek municipal workers' strike hinders rubbish collection

Greek municipal workers are holding a 24-hour strike to press for better employment status, in the latest of a series of protests that have hindered trash collection in major cities. … Click to Continue »

Syria: France's Macron no sees no clear successor for Assad

President Emmanuel Macron says France is no longer pushing for the departure of Syrian President Bashar Assad, a shift in French policy throughout the Syrian war. Macron said in an … Click to Continue »

France to present new security bill amid extremist threats

French President Emmanuel Macron's new government is presenting a security bill to beef up police powers amid sustained extremist threats to Europe. Macron insists the bill being discussed in Thursday's … Click to Continue »

Wall Street Journal fires correspondent over ethics conflict

The Wall Street Journal on Wednesday fired its highly regarded chief foreign affairs correspondent after evidence emerged of his involvement in prospective commercial deals — including one involving arms sales … Click to Continue »

London fire: Local administrator resigns amid criticism

The local administrator in the west London community devastated by a high-rise apartment fire has resigned after government officials criticized the speed of the response to the devastating blaze that … Click to Continue »

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