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A man rescues an migrant from the Aegean sea, in the eastern island of Rhodes, Monday, April 20, 2015. Greek authorities said that at least three people have died, including a child, after a wooden boat carrying tens of migrants ran aground off the island of Rhodes. (Argiris Mantikos/Eurokinissi via AP) GREECE OUT

Capsized migrant boat captain arrested

Monday, April 20, 2015

CATANIA, Sicily — Prosecutors said Tuesday that they arrested the captain and a crew member of the boat in which as many as 900 people are feared to have drowned in the unremitting waves of migrants seeking to escape from war-torn Libya. Even as the search continued for victims of the weekend disaster, coast guard ships rushed to respond to …

Six accused of trying to join Islamic State

Monday, April 20, 2015

ST. PAUL, Minn. — When Guled Ali Omar made up his mind to join the Islamic State group, authorities said, he wasn’t easily deterred. The Minnesota man emptied his bank accounts last May and planned to fly to Syria via San Diego, federal officials say, but his family confronted him and he set …

Utah woman gets life for six newborn deaths

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

PROVO, Utah (AP) — A mother who killed six of her newborn babies and hid their bodies in her garage was sentenced to up to life in prison Monday at an emotional hearing in which a prosecutor depicted her as an “incredibly indifferent and callous” murderer. The judge imposed a sentence against Megan …

Congress to have say on Iran deal

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

WASHINGTON — Bowing to pressure from Republicans and his own party, President Barack Obama on Tuesday relented to a compromise empowering Congress to reject his emerging nuclear pact with Iran. The rare and reluctant agreement between the president …

Nine of 10 ex-teachers jailed in Atlanta test-cheating case

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

ATLANTA (AP) — All but one of 10 former Atlanta public school educators convicted in a widespread conspiracy to inflate student scores on standardized tests were sentenced to jail time Tuesday, and the judge called the cheating scandal …

Yemen al-Qaida: Top cleric killed

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

CAIRO (AP) — Yemen’s al-Qaida branch announced on Tuesday that its top cleric, a Saudi-national who has had a $5 million bounty on his head, has been killed, allegedly in a drone attack. Al-Qaida said in a statement …

Hope dwindles for rescue of schoolgirls in Nigeria

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

LAGOS, Nigeria — They have been gone a year now, the hundreds of girls abducted by Islamic militants from their school in northeastern Nigeria. And while the cry to “Bring Back Our Girls” remains a worldwide cause, the …

Rubio announces White House bid

Monday, April 13, 2015

MIAMI — Sen. Marco Rubio entered the presidential race Monday by offering the nation a younger generation of leadership that breaks free of ideas “stuck in the 20th century,” a jab at both Democratic favorite Hillary Rodham Clinton …

Life, 30 years for ex-Blackwater guards in Iraq killings

Monday, April 13, 2015

WASHINGTON — Rejecting pleas for mercy, a federal judge on Monday sentenced former Blackwater security guard Nicholas Slatten to life in prison and three others to 30-year terms for their roles in a 2007 shooting that killed 14 …

Okla. deputy charged in man’s death

Monday, April 13, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY — Prosecutors charged a reserve sheriff’s deputy with manslaughter Monday in the death of a man who was fatally shot as he lay on the ground at the officer’s feet — a shooting that was certain …

Arias gets life without parole in 2008 murder

Monday, April 13, 2015

PHOENIX — The nearly seven-year legal saga of Jodi Arias ended Monday as a judge sentenced her to life in prison for killing her ex-boyfriend, and the victim’s sisters unleashed their pain over the 2008 murder that captivated …

Russia OKs sale to Iran of missile defense system

Monday, April 13, 2015

MOSCOW — President Vladimir Putin on Monday sanctioned the delivery of a highly capable Russian air defense missile system to Iran, a game changer move that would significantly bolster the Islamic republic’s military capability and fuel Israel’s concerns. …

Pakistan urges Iran to bring Yemen’s Shiite rebels to talks

Monday, April 13, 2015

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s prime minister on Monday called on Iran to use its influence to help bring Yemen’s Shiite rebels to the negotiating table on the crisis roiling their country, where Saudi-led airstrikes have been targeting the rebels for over two weeks. The call came after the …