Opening statements set for Boston bombing trial

BOSTON — One is a self-employed housepainter. Another works for a local water department. There’s a mother of four who has twin boys in the eighth grade; a registered nurse who bought...
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Exclusive: Spy freed by U.S. awaits ‘next order’ from Castro

HAVANA — In the depths of his 16-year odyssey through the U.S. prison system, convicted Cuban spy Gerardo Hernandez was transferred to an underground cell at Lompoc Federal Correctional...
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Congress averts Homeland Security shutdown

Washington (AFP) – Feuding US lawmakers narrowly avoided a Department of Homeland Security shutdown at the 11th hour, but funded the agency only until March 6, forcing Congress...
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‘Jihadi John’ suspect in IS beheading videos is identified

By Michael Holden and Stephen Addison LONDON (Reuters) – The “Jihadi John” masked fighter who fronted Islamic State beheading videos is Mohammed...
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VA secretary apologizes for misstating military record

WASHINGTON (AP) — Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald apologized Monday for misstating that he served in the military’s special forces. McDonald made the erroneous claim...
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Ferry sinks in central Bangladesh, killing at least 48

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A river ferry carrying up to 140 passengers capsized in central Bangladesh on Sunday after being hit by a cargo vessel, killing at least 48 people, officials...
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Police: Victim knew suspect in Vegas road-rage killing

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police took an important step toward solving the mystery surrounding the road-rage killing of a Las Vegas mother outside her home, arresting a teenage neighbor who...
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Twitter under pressure to act more aggressively against terrorists

Twitter, the social media giant, is facing mounting questions from members of Congress and outside groups over the abuse of its network by Islamic State terrorists to spread propaganda...
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Ex-prostitutes drop civil action against DSK in pimping trial

Paris (AFP) – Two ex-prostitutes on Monday dropped a civil suit against former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn who is standing trial for pimping in France, their lawyer...
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Police: 1 dead in shooting at Copenhagen free speech event

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A gunman fired on a cafe in Copenhagen as it hosted a free speech event Saturday, killing one man, Danish police said. The event was organized by Swedish...
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