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Published:Wednesday | April 4, 2018 | 12:00 AM

NEW YORK (AP):Seventeen states, the District of Columbia and six cities sued the US government yesterday, saying the addition of a citizenship question to the census form is unconstitutional.The Trump administration's decision to ask people about...

Published:Wednesday | April 4, 2018 | 12:00 AM

SAN BRUNO, California (AP):A woman opened fire at YouTube headquarters yesterday, setting off a panic among employees and wounding at least four people before fatally shooting herself, police and witnesses said.Officers and federal agents swarmed...

Published:Wednesday | April 4, 2018 | 12:00 AM

WASHINGTON (AP):Frustrated by slow action on a big campaign promise, United States President Donald Trump said yesterday he wants to use the military to secure the US-Mexico border until his promised border wall is built.Trump told reporters he's...

Published:Tuesday | April 3, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has won a second, four-year term in office, with more than 97 per cent of the vote in last week's election, according to official results announced Monday by the election commission, which put turnout at 41....

Published:Tuesday | April 3, 2018 | 12:00 AM

JOHANNESBURG (AP):Nelson Mandela's ex-wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, an anti-apartheid activist in her own right whose reputation was sullied by scandal, has died. She was 81.The woman many South Africans have described as the "Mother of the Nation...

Published:Tuesday | April 3, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Nigeria's Boko Haram Islamic extremists attacked two villages on the outskirts of the northeastern city of Maiduguri late Sunday, killing at least 15 people, the military said Monday.The Boko Haram militants tried to enter the center of Maidugiri,...

Published:Monday | April 2, 2018 | 11:11 PM

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP):Ethan Couch, who as a 16-year-old driver drunkenly struck and killed four pedestrians but dodged prison after suggesting at trial that his irresponsibility was a result of his entitled upbringing, walked free yesterday after...

Published:Monday | April 2, 2018 | 5:23 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks fell sharply today as investors responded to rising trade tensions between the United States and China and mounting scrutiny of big technology companies from consumers and politicians. China imposed $3 billion of...

Published:Monday | April 2, 2018 | 11:37 AM

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has won a second, four-year term in office, with more than 97 per cent of the vote in last week’s election, according to official results announced yesterday by the election...

Published:Monday | April 2, 2018 | 12:00 AM

China's defunct Tiangong 1 space station hurtled toward Earth on Sunday and was expected to re-enter the atmosphere within hours.Most of the craft should burn up on re-entry, so scientists said that it poses only a slight risk to people on the...

Published:Sunday | April 1, 2018 | 1:01 PM

VATICAN CITY (AP) — On Christianity’s most joyful day, Pope Francis called for peace in a world marked by war and conflict, “beginning with the beloved and long-suffering land of Syria” and extending to Israel, where 15...

Published:Sunday | April 1, 2018 | 12:37 PM

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump today declared that a deal to help “Dreamer” immigrants was “NO MORE” and threatened to pull out of a free trade agreement with Mexico unless it does more to stop...

Published:Sunday | April 1, 2018 | 11:10 AM

LONDON (AP) — To track down people in Britain who may have broken immigration rules, the government is turning to a new and controversial source of information: doctors. Doctors who work with refugees and asylum-seekers have described the...

Published:Saturday | March 31, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The widow of the gunman who slaughtered 49 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, was acquitted yesterday of helping to plot the attack and lying to the FBI afterward - a rare and stinging defeat for the US government in a terrorism case....

Published:Saturday | March 31, 2018 | 12:00 AM

MOSCOW (AP):The crisis between Russia and the West over the poisoning of a former double agent in Britain heightened yesterday as Russia ordered new cuts to the number of British envoys in the country.Russia also summoned 23 foreign ambassadors to...

Published:Saturday | March 31, 2018 | 12:00 AM

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP):Sacramento police shot Stephon Clark seven times from behind, according to autopsy results released yesterday by a pathologist hired by Clark's family, findings that call into question the department's assertion that the 22-...

Published:Saturday | March 31, 2018 | 12:00 AM

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP):The judge in Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial hinted yesterday that he could keep jurors from hearing the comedian's prior testimony about giving quaaludes to women before sex, a potential blow to the prosecution's plans to...

Published:Saturday | March 31, 2018 | 12:00 AM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP):Accident-reconstruction investigators are trying to figure out what caused an SUV carrying a family to plunge off a California cliff in a deadly wreck that happened shortly after child-welfare authorities went to their home to...

Published:Friday | March 30, 2018 | 10:52 AM

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia ordered new cuts Friday to the number of British envoys in the country, escalating a dispute with the West over the poisoning of an ex-spy in Britain. The massive expulsion of diplomats on both sides has reached a scale...

Published:Friday | March 30, 2018 | 3:12 AM

VALENCIA, Venezuela (AP):  In the living room of his family's two-story blue and white home in one of Valencia's poorest, most crime ridden neighborhoods, relatives gathered around Daniel Marquez's wooden casket and wailed as they...

Published:Friday | March 30, 2018 | 3:07 AM

SACRAMENTO, California (AP): Hours after an emotional interruption at his brother's funeral, Stevante Clark helped defuse tension in California's capital city by asking protesters not to block thousands of fans from entering a downtown...

Published:Friday | March 30, 2018 | 3:03 AM

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP): A Palestinian farmer was killed by an Israeli tank shell in the Gaza Strip early today, hours before Palestinians were to stage mass sit-ins along the border with Israel, a health official and a witness said. Ahead of...

Published:Friday | March 30, 2018 | 2:58 AM

PARIS (AP):  Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy is being ordered to stand trial on charges of corruption and influence peddling, in yet another humbling knockdown to the hard-charging conservative leader. Sarkozy has faced multiple...

Published:Thursday | March 29, 2018 | 12:17 PM

Bill Cosby's lawyers are fighting to let jurors at his sexual assault retrial hear from a woman who says accuser Andrea Constand talked about making up allegations so she could sue and get money.

Published:Thursday | March 29, 2018 | 12:00 AM

LONDON (AP):The Russian ex-spy and his daughter left critically ill in a nerve agent attack three weeks ago were probably poisoned at the front door of their home in southwestern England, British police said yesterday.It was the first time police...

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