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Steven Bochco, creator of ‘Hill Street Blues,’ dies at 74

April 2, 2018 11:06 AM

LOS ANGELES, April 2: Steven Bochco, a writer and producer known for creating the groundbreaking police drama “Hill Street Blues,” died Sunday. He was 74. A family spokesman says Bochco died in his sleep after a battle with cancer.

4-story hotel collapses in central India, killing 10

April 1, 2018 17:39 PM

NEW DELHI, April 1:  A four-story rickety hotel building collapsed in central India, killing at least 10 people and injuring three, police said Sunday.

UN leader calls for investigation into deadly Gaza clashes

March 31, 2018 14:28 PM

UNITED NATIONS, Mar 31: U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called Friday for an independent investigation into deadly clashes in Gaza between Palestinians and Israeli troops, while Security Council members urged restraint on both sides.

Nobel Prize winner Malala visits her Pakistan hometown

March 31, 2018 10:37 AM

PAKISTAN, Mar 31: Pakistan’s Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai on Saturday arrived in her hometown of Mingora for the first time since a Taliban militant shot her there in 2012 for advocating girls’ education.

7 Palestinians killed by Israel fire on Gaza border

March 30, 2018 20:30 PM

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip, March 30: Large crowds of flag-waving Palestinian protesters marched toward the Gaza border fence with Israel on Friday, some of them throwing stones and drawing Israeli fire that officials said killed at least six people.

Trump warns he may freeze SKorea trade deal for NKorea talks

March 30, 2018 08:22 AM

RICHFIELD, March 30: President Donald Trump on Thursday threatened to hold up the trade agreement his administration finalized this week with South Korea in an effort to gain more leverage in potential talks with North Korea.

Stephen Reinhardt, liberal circuit court judge, dies at 87

March 30, 2018 07:59 AM

LOS ANGELES, March 30: Judge Stephen Reinhardt, a liberal stalwart on the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals for nearly four decades, died Thursday in Southern California. He was 87.

Thai beach from DiCaprio movie gets breather from tourists

March 29, 2018 14:12 PM

BANGKOK, March 29: The daily hordes of tourists have exhausted the Thai beach made famous by the Leonardo DiCaprio movie.

Rival Koreas begin high-level talks meant to set up summit

March 29, 2018 09:39 AM

PAJU, March 29: High-level officials from North and South Korea began talks at a border village Thursday to prepare for an April summit between their leaders amid a global diplomatic push to resolve the standoff over the North’s nuclear program.

Malala Yousafzai in Pakistan for 1st time since she was shot

March 29, 2018 09:25 AM

ISLAMABAD, March 29: Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai has returned to Pakistan for the first time she was shot in 2012 by militants angered at her championing of education for girls.

Kim, Xi portray strong ties after NKorea leader’s China trip

March 28, 2018 16:08 PM

BEIJING, March 28: With smiles and firm handshakes, North Korea and China used a surprise summit this week to show that despite recent tensions, Pyongyang still has a powerful backer and Beijing will not be sidelined in discussions about the fate of its unpredictable neighbor.

Selfie medicine: Phone apps push people to take their pills

March 28, 2018 14:59 PM

SEATTLE, March 28:  Take two tablets and a selfie? Your doctor’s orders may one day include a smartphone video to make sure you took your medicine.

Train’s arrival in Beijing raises speculation of Kim visit

March 27, 2018 16:04 PM

BEIJING, Mar 27: Speculation about a visit to Beijing by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un or another high-level Pyongyang official was running high Tuesday amid talk of preparations for a meeting between the North’s reclusive leader and President Donald Trump

Train's arrival in Beijing raises speculation of Kim visit

March 27, 2018 12:03 PM

BEIJING, Mar 27: The arrival of a special train in Beijing and unusually heavy security at a guesthouse where prominent North Koreans have stayed in the past have raised speculation that Kim Jong Un is making his first visit to China as the North's leader.

US stocks rally; Dow surges 669, clawing back lost ground

March 27, 2018 09:44 AM

March 27: News that the U.S. and China are open to negotiating to avert a trade war put investors in a buying mood Monday, giving the market its best day in more than two years and erasing about half of its huge losses last week.

US expels 60 Russian diplomats, shutters Seattle consulate

March 26, 2018 20:04 PM

WASHINGTON, March 26: The Trump administration expelled 60 Russian diplomats on Monday and ordered Russia’s consulate in Seattle to close, as the United States and European nations sought to jointly punish Moscow for its alleged role in poisoning an ex-spy in Britain.

Egyptians vote, with President el-Sissi certain winner

March 26, 2018 16:10 PM

CAIRO, March 26: Polls opened on Monday in Egypt’s presidential election with the outcome — a second, four-year term for President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi — a foregone conclusion in a vote critics see as a sign the country is sliding back to the authoritarian rule that had prevailed since the 1950s.

Russian shopping mall fire kills 53; more missing (Update)

March 26, 2018 14:31 PM

MOSCOW, March 26: At least 53 people have died and more are missing in a fire at a shopping mall in a Siberian city, officials said on Monday.

Porn star says she was warned to keep silent about Trump

March 26, 2018 14:03 PM

WASHINGTON, March 26:  Adult film star Stormy Daniels says she was threatened to keep silent about an alleged sexual encounter with Donald Trump in 2006, telling her story in a highly anticipated interview with CBS’ “60 Minutes” broadcast Sunday.

Russian shopping mall fire kills at least 48, report says (update)

March 26, 2018 12:44 PM

MOSCOW, March 26: A fire at a shopping mall in a Siberian city killed at least 48 people, Russian officials said Monday.