• Nation celebrates 50th anniversary of 1st lunar footsteps
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    Nation celebrates 50th anniversary of 1st lunar footsteps

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Celebrations are in full swing across the country for the 50th anniversary of humanity's first footsteps on another world.Apollo 11's Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the moon on July 20, 1969. Armstrong was the first one out, proclaiming: "That's one small

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    Gaddafi's prime minister to be released for medical care abroad

    The man who served as Libya's prime minister for the final five years of dictator Muammar Gaddafi’s rule will be released on Saturday to receive medical treatment abroad, Libya’s justice ministry said in a statement. The authorities in Libya were no longer able to provide effective treatment for

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    Iraqi Kurdistan arrests suspected shooter of Turkish diplomat

    ERBIL/SULAIMANIYA, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi Kurdistan's security services said on Saturday they had arrested a man for assassinating a Turkish diplomat in the regional capital Erbil, and believed the suspect was the brother of a lawmaker in the Turkish parliament. "The Kurdistan Region announced

  • Thousands protest in Moscow after opposition barred from city vote
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    Thousands protest in Moscow after opposition barred from city vote

    More than 10,000 people took to the streets of Moscow on Saturday to protest against the exclusion of most opposition-minded candidates from an election for the Russian capital's legislature. Election officials barred around 30 candidates, mostly opposition-leaning, from running for the 45-seat

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    Serb hoping for date with flight attendant confesses to Lufthansa bomb threat

    A 65-year old Serbian man confessed in court on Saturday to calling in a false bomb threat to stop a Lufthansa flight attendant from leaving the country because he hoped she would go on a date with him. A spokesman for the prosecutor told Serbian media the prosecution had asked the court to keep the

  • Vatican opens ossuaries in search for missing bodies
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    Vatican opens ossuaries in search for missing bodies

    Forensic experts extracted bones from two ossuaries within the walls of the Vatican on Saturday as part of an investigation aimed at resolving the case of a girl who vanished in 1983. Following an anonymous tip-off, the Vatican earlier this month opened two tombs to see if the body of Emanuela Orlandi

  • The Latest: Official says UK's Iran response to be 'robust'
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    The Latest: Official says UK's Iran response to be 'robust'

    TEHRAN, Iran — The Latest on developments related to tensions between the U.S. and Iran (all times local):6:40 p.m.U.K. Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt says Britain's response to Iran's seizure of a British-flagged ship in the Strait of Hormuz "will be considered but robust."In comments

  • Spain's Socialists confident of reaching government deal with Podemos
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    Spain's Socialists confident of reaching government deal with Podemos

    Spain's Socialists said on Saturday they were confident of reaching a government agreement with the far-left Podemos party that would pave the way for acting Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez to be sworn in by parliament next week. Socialist leader Sanchez, who won the most seats but fell short of a

  • Thousands in pro-police rally as Hong Kong braces for another mass protest
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    Thousands in pro-police rally as Hong Kong braces for another mass protest

    Tens of thousands gathered in Hong Kong on Saturday to voice support for the police and call for an end to violence, after a wave of protests against an extradition bill triggered clashes between police and activists and plunged the city into crisis. The rally, called "Safeguard Hong Kong"

  • Iran says it seized tanker after collision, UK calls move a 'hostile act'
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    Iran says it seized tanker after collision, UK calls move a 'hostile act'

    GENEVA/LONDON (Reuters) - Iran said on Saturday it had seized a British-flagged oil tanker because it was involved in an accident, an explanation Britain rejected, calling the move a "hostile act". The action by Iranian Revolutionary Guards in the global oil trade's most important waterway

  • 'Game of Thrones' cast talks divisive finale, water bottles
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    'Game of Thrones' cast talks divisive finale, water bottles

    SAN DIEGO — "Game of Thrones" may be over but the cast can't seem to get away from stray coffee cups.Maisie Williams, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Liam Cunningham, Isaac Hempstead Wright and others took the stage at San Diego Comic-Con Friday evening for a goodbye panel and found some waiting

  • Service resuming after 7 New York City subway lines stopped
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    Service resuming after 7 New York City subway lines stopped

    NEW YORK — About a third of New York City's subway lines were suspended for more than an hour during a hot Friday evening commute, stranding some passengers underground and sending others searching for alternate ways home.The stoppage affected the No. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 trains that serve swaths

  • 'I don't have words': Boss of torched Japan animation studio mourns bright, young staff
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    'I don't have words': Boss of torched Japan animation studio mourns bright, young staff

    Many victims of an arson attack on a Japanese animation studio were young with bright futures, some joining only in April, the shaken company president said on Saturday, as the death toll climbed to 34. Thursday's attack on Kyoto Animation, well known for its television series and movies, was Japan

  • Iran's seizure of UK tanker in Gulf seen as escalation
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    Iran's seizure of UK tanker in Gulf seen as escalation

    LONDON — Iran seized a British-flagged oil tanker Friday and briefly detained a second vessel in the Strait of Hormuz, intensifying tensions in the strategic waterway that has become a flashpoint between Tehran and the West.The seizing of the British tanker marked perhaps the most significant escalation

  • Judge to give Motel 6 settlement preliminary nod in suit
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    Judge to give Motel 6 settlement preliminary nod in suit

    PHOENIX — A federal judge told Motel 6 and civil rights attorneys Friday he plans to give his preliminary nod to a settlement in the case involving thousands of guests said to have had their privacy violated when the national chain gave their information to immigration authorities.Judge David Campbell

  • The Latest: Judge to give nod to Motel 6 settlement
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    The Latest: Judge to give nod to Motel 6 settlement

    PHOENIX — The Latest on a preliminary agreement in Motel 6 immigration lawsuit (all times local):3 p.m. A federal judge says he'll give the preliminary nod to a settlement in the lawsuit by Motel 6 guests who say the chain invaded their privacy by giving their information to immigration authorities.Judge

  • U.S. lawmakers demand Puerto Rico governor resign as protests roil island
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    U.S. lawmakers demand Puerto Rico governor resign as protests roil island

    Banging pots and pans and chanting "Ricky Resign!," Puerto Ricans streamed into San Juan's old city on Friday night and called on Ricardo Rossello to quit over the misogynistic and homophobic messages. The leak, running to 889 pages, added to Rossello's woes after two former officials

  • Saudi king approves hosting U.S. troops to enhance regional security: SPA
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    Saudi king approves hosting U.S. troops to enhance regional security: SPA

    Saudi Arabia's King Salman approved hosting U.S. forces in the country to boost regional security and stability, the state news agency (SPA) reported on Friday. The gesture comes amid rising tensions between Washington and Tehran in the Gulf that have impacted global oil markets. On Friday, Iran

  • Lockheed awarded $1.48 billion Saudi missile defense contract: Pentagon
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    Lockheed awarded $1.48 billion Saudi missile defense contract: Pentagon

    Lockheed Martin was awarded a $1.48 billion contract to build the THAAD missile defense system for Saudi Arabia, bringing the total value of the deal to $5.36 billion, the Pentagon said on Friday. The new contract was a modification to a previously awarded agreement to produce the Terminal High Altitude

  • Russo brothers field questions from Avengers at Comic-Con
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    Russo brothers field questions from Avengers at Comic-Con

    SAN DIEGO — "Avengers: Endgame" directors Joe and Anthony Russo are doing a victory lap at San Diego Comic-Con Friday.The brothers reflected on their blockbuster being so close to matching "Avatar's" all-time box office record and even fielded questions from some unlikely fans

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    Idaho music event cancelled amid immigration enforcement fear

    JEROME, Idaho — A music festival in southern Idaho has been cancelled because organizers say they feared potential raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents.The music festival called the El Tour de Idaho de Los Inquietos was supposed to take place in Jerome on Saturday.Event organizers with

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    Electric scooter company plans weekend launch in Bozeman

    BOZEMAN, Mont. — A Montana woman will launch an electric scooter business in Bozeman that aims to alleviate parking problems and help people better explore the city.The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports Blink Rides will offer about 100 scooters for the public to rent beginning this weekend.Owner Lana Kitto

  • U.S. judge orders Peru ex-president Toledo held in jail as extradition sought
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    U.S. judge orders Peru ex-president Toledo held in jail as extradition sought

    Former Peruvian president Alejandro Toledo, facing extradition from the United States as part of a corruption investigation, was deemed a flight risk by a U.S. judge on Friday and ordered held in jail. U.S. Magistrate Judge Thomas Hixson ruled that Toledo, who was arrested earlier this week in California

  • The Latest: Trump lauds Johnson as 'different kind of guy'
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    The Latest: Trump lauds Johnson as 'different kind of guy'

    BRUSSELS — The Latest on Britain's impending departure from the European Union (all times local):8:00 p.m.U.S. President Donald Trump has waded back into British politics, expressing enthusiasm for the likelihood of Boris Johnson becoming the U.K.'s next prime minister and panning outgoing leader

  • EU plans to offer Boris Johnson no-deal Brexit extension: The Guardian
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    EU plans to offer Boris Johnson no-deal Brexit extension: The Guardian

    "It will be described as a technical delay to save Boris from political embarrassment but then we will have time to find an agreement," a senior EU diplomat told the newspaper http://bit.ly/2xWScq9. Johnson could maintain the stance of being on course to leave EU without an agreement while