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  • UN Security Council meets on rights in North Korea

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The head of the commission of inquiry that accused North Korea of crimes against humanity told the U.N. Security Council on Thursday that it must take action against "a totalitarian state without parallel in the contemporary world," and he told reporters that...

  • California rail line fined for worker deaths

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Workplace safety officials fined a San Francisco Bay Area commuter rail line $210,000 on Thursday over the deaths of two track workers who were killed by a train the officials said was operated by an inexperienced driver with inadequate supervision. The...

  • Judge asks pointed questions in gay marriage case

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    DENVER (AP) — A judge in Colorado who will play a pivotal role deciding whether gays should be allowed to wed in the United States asked pointed questions Thursday about whether Oklahoma can legally ban the unions. U.S. Circuit Judge Jerome Holmes is seen as the swing vote on the...

  • Opposition cries fraud in Algerian election

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — The main opposition candidate in Algeria's presidential elections cried foul late Thursday night hours after voting ended, alleging massive fraud and vowing to reject any results announced. Ali Benflis told supporters at his headquarters that preliminary...

  • Fraternity shuts Ole Miss branch after noose tying

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A national fraternity group has closed its University of Mississippi chapter after three members were accused of tying a noose around the neck of a statue of the first black student to enroll in the Southern college that was all-white at the time. The...

  • What's next in gay marriage's legal odyssey?

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    Thursday's hearing in Denver was the second of two hearings on gay marriage that were weighted with legal significance. The cases are the first time an appellate court has considered the ramifications of last year's U.S. Supreme Court ruling that struck down the federal Defense of...

  • Gulf Arab states strike new deal to heal rifts

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The Western-allied Arab states of the Gulf Cooperation Council said Thursday the bloc has agreed on the mechanisms to implement a security pact, marking a possible first step toward bridging deep rifts among its six energy-rich states. Qatar's official...

  • Woman convicted in hammer beating speaks to jury

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona woman convicted of bludgeoning her husband to death with a hammer made a tearful plea for mercy Thursday, telling the jury deciding her fate that she is sorry for her actions and wishes she could go back and undo the pain she caused. Marissa Devault, 36,...

  • Herbalife discloses investigation in Illinois

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Nutritional supplements and weight-loss products maker Herbalife is being investigated by the attorney general of Illinois. The office of Attorney General Lisa Madigan confirms it is investigating complaints brought by consumers. Herbalife says it will work with the...

  • Military shell prompted evacuation of hundreds

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    SOLVANG, Calif. (AP) — An old but still potentially explosive military shell that was found in an alley was safely destroyed early Thursday, ending an evacuation that emptied hundreds of homes and businesses in this Central California tourist town. A 911 caller Wednesday afternoon...

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