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Malaysia says search for missing plane to end in June

March 3, 2018 16:58 PM

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 3: A Malaysian official said Saturday that the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 by a U.S. company will likely end in June, as families of passengers marked the fourth anniversary of the plane’s disappearance with renewed hope that the world’s biggest aviation mystery will be solved.

Nor’easter hits East Coast, grounds flights and halts trains

March 3, 2018 12:47 PM

BOSTON, March 3: A nor’easter pounded the Atlantic coast with hurricane-force winds and sideways rain and snow Friday, flooding streets, grounding flights, stopping trains and leaving 1.6 million customers without power from North Carolina to Maine. At least five people were killed by falling trees or branches.

$275K going to family of each person slain in Vegas shooting

March 3, 2018 11:16 AM

LAS VEGAS, March 3: A $31.5 million victims’ fund that started as a GoFundMe effort announced plans Friday to pay $275,000 to the families of each of the 58 people killed in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

Explosions rock Burkina Faso capital in extremist attack

March 2, 2018 19:05 PM

OUAGADOUGOU, Mar 2: Gunfire and explosions rocked Burkina Faso’s capital early Friday in what the police said was a suspected attack by Islamic extremists.

28-year-old student tries to derail next German government

March 2, 2018 15:57 PM

BERLIN, Mar 2:  The young rebel behind a political campaign that could cause turmoil across Europe looks like a typical German university student — he’s usually in sneakers, jeans and a hoodie, has soft features, short blond hair and an overall polite demeanor.

Putin vows to focus on improving Russian living standards

March 1, 2018 16:39 PM

MOSCOW, Mar 1: President Vladimir Putin set a slew of ambitious economic goals, vowing to boost living standards, improve health care and education and build modern infrastructure in a state-of-the-nation address Thursday.

Woman accused of poisoning her look-alike with a cheesecake, tranquilizer-laced cheesecake

March 1, 2018 10:05 AM

NEW YORK, March 1:  A Russian native was charged with poisoning a look-alike with a tranquilizer-laced cheesecake and then stealing her passport, cash and other property after trying to make it look like a suicide attempt, authorities said Wednesday.

Teacher barricades himself in class, fires gun; no one hurt

March 1, 2018 08:58 AM

ATLANTA, March 1: A social studies teacher barricaded himself inside a classroom at a Georgia high school on Wednesday and fired a handgun, sending students running outside or hunkering down in darkened gym locker rooms, authorities said.

Walmart sets age of 21 to buy firearms, ammunition

March 1, 2018 08:51 AM

NEW YORK, March 1: Walmart announced Wednesday that it will no longer sell firearms and ammunition to people younger than 21 and would also remove items resembling assault-style rifles from its website.

Long kryptonite to superheroes, the Oscars begin to relent

February 28, 2018 09:19 AM

NEW YORK, Feb 28: Aside from the posthumous Oscar for Heath Ledger (“The Dark Knight”) and best-animated film for “The Incredibles,” no superhero film has ever penetrated the top categories of the Academy Awards.

Papua New Guinea quake killed at least 15, governor says

February 28, 2018 07:18 AM

WELLINGTON, Feb 28: The governor of the central Papua New Guinea region hit by an earthquake this week says at least 15 people were killed and the toll may rise.

Russia-ordered ‘pause’ goes into effect east of Damascus

February 27, 2018 15:56 PM

BEIRUT, Feb 27:  A Russia-ordered “humanitarian pause” has gone into effect to allow civilians to leave a rebel-held enclave near Damascus, giving a brief respite to the residents of the besieged area that has been under intense attack by the Syrian government for weeks.

SKorean prosecutors demand 30 years for ex-president Park

February 27, 2018 14:12 PM

SEOUL, South Korea, Feb 27:  Prosecutors on Tuesday demanded a 30-year prison term for former South Korean President Park Geun-hye for alleged bribery, abuse of power and other crimes in a landmark corruption case that marked a stunning fall from grace for the country’s first female leader and conservative icon.

Bill Cosby’s daughter Ensa, 44, dies in Massachusetts

February 27, 2018 08:22 AM

BOSTON, Feb 27: Bill Cosby’s 44-year-old daughter Ensa Cosby died in Massachusetts from kidney disease, a spokesman for the comedian said Monday.

Second weekend for ‘Black Panther’ is one of the best ever

February 26, 2018 12:01 PM

NEW YORK, Feb 26: “Black Panther” scored one of the best second weekends ever with an estimated $108 million in ticket sales, putting it on track to rank among the highest-grossing blockbusters ever.

Michelle Obama to release memoir in November

February 26, 2018 11:48 AM

NEW YORK, Feb 26: Michelle Obama’s memoir, one of the most highly anticipated books in recent years, is coming out Nov. 13.

5 dead after tornado, flooding from central US storms

February 26, 2018 06:11 AM

CHARLESTON, Feb 26: The death toll rose to at least five on Sunday after severe thunderstorms swept through the central U.S., spawning a tornado that flattened homes, gale force winds and widespread flooding from the Upper Midwest to Appalachia.

Farewell, Korea: First of 3 straight Asian Olympics ends

February 25, 2018 16:05 PM

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea, Feb 25: Humanity’s most extraordinary feats of winter athletic prowess unfolded, revealing the expected triumphs but also stars most unlikely — from favorites like Mikaela Shiffrin, Shaun White and Lindsey Vonn to sudden surprise legends like Czech skier-snowboarder Ester Ledecka and the medal-grabbing “Garlic Girls,” South Korea’s hometown curling favorites.

North Korean delegation arrives for Olympics closing show

February 25, 2018 10:34 AM

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea,  Feb 25: A North Korean delegation led by a controversial former general arrived in South Korea to attend Sunday’s closing ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics and hold meetings with top South Korean officials.

Damascus suburb strikes kill scores, UN votes for cease-fire

February 25, 2018 10:28 AM

BEIRUT, Feb 25: A new wave of airstrikes and shelling on eastern suburbs of the Syrian capital Damascus left at least 22 people dead and dozens wounded Saturday, raising the death toll of a week of bombing in the area to 500, as the U.N. Security Council unanimously approved a resolution demanding a 30-day cease-fire across Syria.