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  • Canadian gets life sentence in Mounties shootings

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    MONCTON, New Brunswick (AP) — A man convicted of fatally shooting three Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers and wounding two others was given Canada's harshest prison sentence in more than 50 years. Justin Bourque Friday was sentenced Friday to life in prison with no chance for...

  • Bank of Japan redoubles efforts to revive economy

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    TOKYO (AP) — Japan's central bank surprised the financial world and pleased investors Friday by intensifying its purchases of government bonds and other assets to try to revive a chronically anemic economy. The Bank of Japan's move to pump trillions more yen into the financial system...

  • UN: Growing number of foreigners in terror groups

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A new United Nations report says the world faces a challenge of foreign fighters in terror groups on an "unprecedented scale," with about 15,000 in Syria and Iraq alone. The report by a panel of experts monitoring al-Qaida and the Taliban, obtained Friday by The...

  • Correction: Strip Mall-Arson story

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    BELLE VERNON, Pa. (AP) — In a story Oct. 29 about a suspected arson fire in a Pennsylvania strip mall, The Associated Press reported erroneously the relationship of the suspect to the store where the fire took place. Police say suspect Johnathan Szabo was a customer of the Dollar...

  • 2 adult human skulls found in trash in Connecticut

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The skulls of an adult man and woman have been found at a waste transfer station near some books and videos on witchcraft and Satan, police said Friday. The skulls and a jaw bone were found Thursday in Stamford in a pile of recyclables brought from the home of a...

  • Man who says he hoarded convicted of murder

    Published: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A jury convicted a Northern California man of first-degree murder in the killing of an animal control officer, rejecting testimony from a psychologist who stars on the reality show "Hoarders" that the defendant's hoarding disorder could have made him react...

  • Fire causes evacuation of French state radio

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    PARIS (AP) — A fire at the Paris headquarters of French state radio forced radio stations housed inside to interrupt broadcasts, as columns of black smoke spilled out of windows. No one was hurt in the blaze at the massive Maison de la Radio in the capital's chic 16th arrondissement,...

  • Head of UK sex-abuse inquiry quits

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    LONDON (AP) — The head of an inquiry into alleged sex abuse by powerful figures in British society resigned Friday after victims' groups said she was too close to a politician under scrutiny. Fiona Woolf is the second chief to quit the problem-plagued inquiry since it was set up in...

  • Gentiloni named new foreign minister of Italy

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    ROME (AP) — Italy's premier has named Paolo Gentiloni as his new foreign minister, tapping a longtime center-left lawmaker and former Cabinet minister in the Romano Prodi government. Gentiloni took his oath of office Friday in the presidential palace. He replaces Federica Mogherini,...

  • Italy phases out sea rescues to save migrants

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    ROME (AP) — Italy insisted Friday that lives won't be sacrificed as it ended its costly Mediterranean Sea rescue operation and shifted over to a less ambitious joint patrol with the European Union. Italy launched the Mare Nostrum (Our Sea) operation last year after 366 would-be...

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