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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 …

Nina Ricci heir convicted of tax fraud after HSBC leaks

Monday, April 13, 2015

PARIS — A 73-year-old heiress of the fashion and perfume house Nina Ricci was convicted of tax fraud Monday and sentenced to a year in prison for hiding millions of euros in the Swiss accounts of the HSBC …

Clinton's online campaign kickoff focuses on economic justice

Sunday, April 12, 2015

WASHINGTON — Hillary Rodham Clinton jumped back into presidential politics on Sunday, making a much-awaited announcement she will again seek the White House with a promise to serve as the “champion” of everyday Americans. Clinton opened her bid …

Pope irks Turks with genocide remarks

Sunday, April 12, 2015

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis on Sunday marked the 100th anniversary of the slaughter of Armenians by calling the massacre by Ottoman Turks “the first genocide of the 20th century” and urging the international community to recognize it …

Sharpton praises response to police shooting in SC

Sunday, April 12, 2015

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. — During a sermon at a North Charleston church, the Rev. Al Sharpton said Sunday that swift action taken by a white mayor and police chief in the South could set the tone for handling …

Militants destroy ancient ruins of Nimrud

Sunday, April 12, 2015

BAGHDAD — Islamic State militants hammered, bulldozed and ultimately blew up parts of the ancient Iraqi Assyrian city of Nimrud, destroying a site dating back to the 13th century B.C., an online militant video purportedly shows. The destruction …

Obama-Castro meeting overshadows anti-US line at summit

Sunday, April 12, 2015

PANAMA CITY — As usual when Latin America leftist leaders get together with U.S. officials, there were plenty of swipes at the U.S. during the seventh Summit of the Americas. From 19th century territorial raids on Mexico to …

Students charged in beach sex assault

Sunday, April 12, 2015

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. — Two Alabama college students have been suspended after authorities discovered a cellphone video that allegedly shows them sexually assaulting a woman at a Florida beach while a large crowd of spring-break revelers watches. …

Aid groups urge lifting of Gaza blockade

Sunday, April 12, 2015

JERUSALEM — Reconstruction of thousands of homes and businesses destroyed in last summer’s Israel-Hamas war in Gaza has barely begun and living conditions in the territory have only worsened six months after donor countries pledged $3.5 billion for the task, a coalition of international aid groups said Monday. …

Rubio expected to enter fray

Sunday, April 12, 2015

WASHINGTON — If Marco Rubio launches his presidential campaign as expected Monday, the first-term Republican senator from Florida may have to answer this simple question. Why now? The 43-year-old Rubio, a rising star on Capitol Hill, could wait …

In Congress, doing ‘nothing’ can mean doing something

Monday, April 13, 2015

WASHINGTON — Congress has been on spring break for two weeks, officially doing nothing. Could be a useful strategy. Sure, lawmakers are clamoring to get at some issues, such as President Barack Obama’s nuclear negotiations with Iran, when …