• American anchor for Iranian TV is arrested on visit to US
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    American anchor for Iranian TV is arrested on visit to US

    A prominent American anchorwoman on Iranian state television has been arrested by the FBI during a visit to the U.S., the broadcaster reported Wednesday, and her son said she was being held in a prison, apparently as a material witness. Marzieh Hashemi, who worked for the network's English-language

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    Pompeo's North Korean counterpart booked on flight to U.S.: Yonhap

    U.S. and South Korean media quoted sources as saying that U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and senior North Korean official Kim Yong Chol were expected to meet on Friday in the U.S. capital to discuss the summit. The White House and the U.S. State Department declined to confirm the reports, perhaps

  • Death toll in Nairobi attack climbs to 21, plus 5 attackers
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    Death toll in Nairobi attack climbs to 21, plus 5 attackers

    NAIROBI, Kenya — The death toll from an extremist attack on a luxury hotel and shopping complex in Nairobi climbed to 21, plus the five militants killed, police said Wednesday in the aftermath of the brazen overnight siege by al-Shabab gunmen. Two people accused of facilitating the attack were arrested.The

  • Turkish prosecutor seeks extradition of NBA's Kanter over Gulen links: Anadolu
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    Turkish prosecutor seeks extradition of NBA's Kanter over Gulen links: Anadolu

    Turkish prosecutors are seeking the extradition of New York Knicks center Enes Kanter over his links to the U.S.-based cleric accused of orchestrating a failed coup in 2016, state-owned Anadolu news agency said. Kanter, a vocal critic of President Tayyip Erdogan, was indicted by a Turkish court last

  • Ballistics tests prove Illinois man innocent in murder case
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    Ballistics tests prove Illinois man innocent in murder case

    An Illinois judge acquitted a man of murder Wednesday, more than two decades after jurors convicted him by relying on ballistics that proved to be wrong.Supporters of 53-year-old Patrick Pursley clapped in a Winnebago County courtroom when Judge Joseph McGraw issued his ruling, saying prosecutors had

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    Israeli TV: U.S. sees Palestinian state on most of West Bank, some of East Jerusalem

    Israeli television said on Wednesday that U.S. President Donald Trump's Middle East peace plan would propose a Palestinian state on as much as 90 percent of the occupied West Bank, with a capital in East Jerusalem - but not including its holy sites. The Trump administration has said publication

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    UN authorizes monitoring of Yemen cease-fire in key port

    The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Wednesday to authorize a U.N. mission to monitor implementation of a cease-fire and the withdrawal of rival forces from Yemen's key port of Hodeida agreed to by the government and Houthi Shiite rebels. The agreement, if fully implemented, could offer a

  • May wins no-confidence vote, but is still beset by Brexit
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    May wins no-confidence vote, but is still beset by Brexit

    LONDON — British Prime Minister Theresa May survived a no-confidence vote in Parliament on Wednesday to remain in office — but saw more of her power ebb away as she battled to keep Brexit on track after lawmakers demolished her European Union divorce deal.May won a narrow victory, 325 votes to 306 votes

  • Scores arrested, beaten as Zimbabwe police crack down on protests
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    Scores arrested, beaten as Zimbabwe police crack down on protests

    After two days of protests against fuel price hikes, residents said soldiers and police were patrolling Harare townships and assaulting some people in their homes, a tactic used by Robert Mugabe's security services during his almost four decades of increasingly repressive rule. Some internet services

  • Pelosi asks Trump to delay State of the Union speech
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    Pelosi asks Trump to delay State of the Union speech

    WASHINGTON — Shutdown pressure on President Donald Trump mounted Wednesday as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called on him to delay his Jan. 29 State of the Union address and his own economists acknowledged the prolonged standoff was having a greater economic drag than previously thought.In a letter to Trump

  • UK PM May to seek Brexit consensus after winning confidence vote
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    UK PM May to seek Brexit consensus after winning confidence vote

    Lawmakers voted 325 to 306 that they had confidence in May's government, just 24 hours after handing her Brexit deal a crushing defeat that left Britain's exit from the European Union in disarray. With the clock ticking down to March 29, the date set in law for Brexit, the United Kingdom is

  • Robot recreates the walk of a 290-million-year-old creature
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    Robot recreates the walk of a 290-million-year-old creature

    WASHINGTON — How did the earliest land animals move? Scientists have used a nearly 300-million-year old fossil skeleton and preserved ancient footprints to create a moving robot model of prehistoric life.Evolutionary biologist John Nyakatura at Humboldt University in Berlin has spent years studying a

  • EU envoys agree sanctions on Russians accused of poisoning ex-spy: diplomats
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    EU envoys agree sanctions on Russians accused of poisoning ex-spy: diplomats

    European Union ambassadors agreed on Wednesday to impose sanctions on nine individuals and one entity accused of chemical weapons attacks, including two Russian men blamed for poisoning a former Russian double agent in Britain, two diplomats said. The travel bans and asset freezes, which will also hit

  • Sterling up after of May wins confidence vote; stocks climb
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    Sterling up after of May wins confidence vote; stocks climb

    By Caroline Valetkevitch NEW YORK (Reuters) - Major world stock indexes rose on Wednesday, with the S&P 500 supported by sharply higher U.S. bank shares after strong earnings, while the pound was up after British Prime Minister Theresa May's government won a confidence vote in parliament. That should

  • Kenya hotel siege over, militants and at least 21 victims dead
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    Kenya hotel siege over, militants and at least 21 victims dead

    Fifty people believed to have been in the complex remained unaccounted for on Wednesday afternoon, the Kenya Red Cross said, raising the possibility of a much higher final death toll. The bloody bodies of five attackers were broadcast across social media as President Uhuru Kenyatta announced the end

  • Fed survey finds businesses worried by political uncertainty
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    Fed survey finds businesses worried by political uncertainty

    WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve said Wednesday business contacts in many regions of the country are expressing less optimism amid a host of adverse developments, from plunging stock prices to uncertainty about a widening trade war.In its latest report on economic conditions around the country, the Fed

  • The Latest: Widower stunned by allegations against doctor
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    The Latest: Widower stunned by allegations against doctor

    An Ohio man says he was stunned to learn of allegations that his wife's hospital death last year was caused by a doctor's order for a fatal dose of pain medication. David Austin, of Columbus, says he called the ambulance after his wife, Bonnie Austin, complained of trouble breathing in September

  • Canadian kidnapped in northern Burkina Faso
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    Canadian kidnapped in northern Burkina Faso

    Sawadogo said the man was abducted around 1945 GMT on Tuesday by a dozen gunmen on a mining site owned by Vancouver-based Progress Minerals near northern Burkina Faso's border with Niger. Progress Minerals chief executive Adam Spencer declined to comment. In addition, a Canadian man and an Italian

  • Ex-Ivorian leader Gbagbo wants to return home after acquittal: daughter
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    Ex-Ivorian leader Gbagbo wants to return home after acquittal: daughter

    Judges ruled on Tuesday that prosecutors had failed to prove any case against Gbagbo and co-defendant Charles Ble Goude and that his continued detention could no longer be justified. Gbagbo has been in custody for seven years. Discussions about their release were under way with member states, including

  • Hours after U.S. troops killed in Syria, Pence claims Islamic State defeated
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    Hours after U.S. troops killed in Syria, Pence claims Islamic State defeated

    Pence did not mention the deaths in an address to 184 chiefs of U.S. diplomatic missions gathered in Washington from around the world for a speech that sounded more like a campaign rally than a strategic overview of U.S. foreign policy. "The caliphate has crumbled and ISIS has been defeated,"

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    UN: At least 890 killed in December clashes in Congo

    GENEVA — The U.N. human rights office says "credible sources" indicate that at least 890 people were killed last month during three days of clashes among villages in western Congo.Michelle Bachelet, the U.N. human rights chief, said the perpetrators should be brought to justice over such "

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    Russia, U.S. fail to save missile treaty, Washington to pull out

    After a meeting in Geneva between Russian and U.S. officials, U.S. Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security Andrea Thompson said Moscow was refusing to allow proper inspection of a new Russian missile system that Washington says breaks the 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty

  • Colbert, Maddow are coveted slots for presidential wanna-bes
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    Colbert, Maddow are coveted slots for presidential wanna-bes

    New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is hitting the television daily double this week, announcing her presidential candidacy on Stephen Colbert's "Late Show" on Tuesday and following it up with an interview Wednesday with Rachel Maddow on MSNBC.Her itinerary reflects the importance of those

  • TV journalist Chris Hansen accused of bouncing checks
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    TV journalist Chris Hansen accused of bouncing checks

    STAMFORD, Conn. — A TV journalist known for confronting would-be child predators has been snared himself in a police investigation alleging he wrote bad checks for $13,000 worth of marketing materials.Former "To Catch a Predator" host Chris Hansen was arrested Monday in his hometown of Stamford

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    Kansas library asked to move transgender children books

    ANDOVER, Kan. — Members of a Kansas public library board are considering a request to move books that include transgender characters out of the children's section.Andover resident Marci Laffen said in a written request that the books "George," ''Lily and Dunkin," and "