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Europe's migrant crisis brings new death by land and sea

VIENNA (AP) — Death and desperation mounted in Europe's migrant crisis Friday as Austrian police said 71 people appeared to have suffocated in the back of an abandoned truck, while an estimated 200 people were feared drowned off Libya when two overloaded boats capsized. Read More

 

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Lebanon: Shiny on the outside, rotting from the inside

BEIRUT (AP) — To the casual visitor, Lebanon may seem like a tiny slice of Mediterranean modernity and coexistence in a turbulent region plagued by violence and extremism. More »

 

Donald Trump speaks at $100-per-person event near Boston

NORWOOD, Mass. (AP) — Donald Trump held a $100-per-person campaign event — which he repeatedly insisted wasn't a fundraiser — outside of Boston on Friday evening as he backpedaled on his previous pledge not to accept contributions for his campaign. More »

 

Sheriff's deputy fatally shot in Houston while pumping gas

HOUSTON (AP) — A sheriff's deputy in uniform was shot and killed Friday night while filling up his patrol car at a suburban Houston gas station, according to authorities. More »

 

Despite volatility, on-air rampage difficult to predict

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Living alone in a world of perceived slights, Vester Lee Flanagan II festered and fumed. His hair-trigger temper directed at a random collection of people he encountered never seemed to stray into the type of violent behavior that would have put him on the radar of police or mental health professionals. More »

 

Thousands gather for rally urging Malaysian leader to quit

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Defying authorities, thousands of Malaysians wearing yellow T-shirts and blowing horns began gathering Saturday in Kuala Lumpur for a major rally to demand the resignation of embattled Prime Minister Najib Razak. More »

 

Former student at elite prep school convicted of sex charges

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A graduate of an exclusive New England prep school was cleared of rape but convicted Friday of lesser sex offenses against a 15-year-old freshman girl in a case that exposed a tradition in which seniors competed to see how many younger students they could have sex with. More »

 

White supremacist takes stand in Jewish site shootings

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A white supremacist charged with killing three people at Jewish sites in suburban Kansas City spent more than two hours Friday telling jurors how he planned the attacks and is sorry he didn't kill more people. More »

 

Cecil and Caitlyn heat up the Halloween costume wars early

NEW YORK (AP) — Who gets to decide what grown people wear for Halloween? More »

 

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