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  • Filipino family wants US Marine in local jail during trial

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A U.S. Marine charged with killing a transgender Filipino woman he picked up in a bar was brought back Friday to the city where the attack occurred two months ago, and lawyers of the victim say they will seek his detention in a local jail during his murder...

  • NYC event marks winter solstice with music parades

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Walking? Check. In a winter wonderland? Well, it marks the beginning of the season. Bells ringing? Sure, along with trumpets and some fiddles. An outdoor musical celebration is marking the winter solstice on Sunday with just over a dozen small parades in locations...

  • Hearing set for restrictive NYC jail dorm

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Inmate advocates and others plan to voice their opposition to a proposed 250-bed restrictive housing unit on Rikers Island for violent inmates. The jail oversight board is sponsoring a public hearing on the $14.8 million proposed plan Friday. Jails Commissioner Joseph...

  • In Lebanon, Syrian newborns risk statelessness

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    BEIRUT (AP) — Nearly 30,000 Syrian children born as refugees in Lebanon are in a legal limbo, not registered with any government, exposing them to the risk of a life of statelessness deprived of basic rights. It is a problem that is replicated, to varying degrees, in nations across...

  • Federal judge considering Oklahoma's death penalty

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma prison system chief who halted an execution in the spring after problems with the lethal injection drugs is expected to testify in a federal challenge to the state's death penalty. Oklahoma Department of Corrections Director Robert Patton will return...

  • US agriculture has big appetite for Cuba trade

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — U.S. agriculture has a big appetite for freer trade with Cuba. From wheat to rice to beans, the industry stands to be a big beneficiary of President Barack Obama's plan to ease economic and travel restrictions imposed against the communist-ruled island. Agricultural...

  • 8 children killed in home in northern Australia

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    SYDNEY (AP) — Eight dead children and a woman suffering from stab wounds were found inside a home in a northern Australian city on Friday, police said. Queensland state police said they were called to the home in the Cairns suburb of Manoora on Friday morning after receiving a report...

  • Dog saves man from Sacramento home fire

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities are crediting a chocolate Labrador with saving the life of a Sacramento man after it alerted him to a fire inside a home that appeared not to have a smoke detector. Sacramento Fire Department spokesman Roberto Padilla says the man told...

  • Spy's parents search for son after Cuba-US deal

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    HAVANA (AP) — The parents of convicted spy Rolando Sarraff Trujillo feared the worst when their son failed to call home from prison and they were told he had been taken away at dawn. But officials assured the couple that their son was now better off. Sarraff was publicly identified by...

  • Brazil graft cases: Beginning of impunity's end?

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A federal investigation into a kickback scheme at Brazil's state oil company has, so far, ensnared 30 executives. In Sao Paulo, prosecutors accuse 33 businessmen of running a "cartel" to profit from the city's subway system. And in perhaps the most stunning turn...

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