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September 15, 2018 - 4:14 pm
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's public safety commissioner disclosed Saturday that state police will no longer buy Nike products, saying the athletic apparel maker is unpatriotic and fails to support those in uniform. "As commissioner of the Department of Public Safety, I will not support...
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September 15, 2018 - 4:07 pm
LAREDO, Texas (AP) — A U.S. Border Patrol agent suspected of killing four prostitutes was arrested early Saturday after a fifth woman managed to escape from him and notify the authorities, law enforcement officials said, describing the agent as a "serial killer." Juan David Ortiz, an intel...
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FILE - In this July 15, 2018, stewards pull Pyotr Verzilov, a member of the feminist protest group Pussy Riot off the pitch after he stormed onto the field and interrupted the final match between France and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia. Russian news reports say Verzilov a member of Russian punk protest group Pussy Riot has been hospitalized in grave condition for what could be a possible poisoning. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, File)
September 15, 2018 - 3:56 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — A member of Russia's Pussy Riot protest group says a severely ill fellow activist was being taken to Germany on Saturday for treatment after his suspected poisoning. Maria Alekhina told The Associated Press that Pyotr Verzilov was being flown to Berlin, but she did not give details...
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Stephen Parlato wears a gas mask next to his sign warning about the dangers of plutonium at Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge outside Denver on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, the first day the refuge was open to the public. The refuge is on the outskirts of a former U.S. government factory that manufactured plutonium triggers for nuclear weapons. (AP Photo/Dan Elliott)
September 15, 2018 - 3:53 pm
DENVER (AP) — Cyclists and hikers explored a newly opened wildlife refuge at the site of a former nuclear weapons plant in Colorado on Saturday, while a protester in a gas mask brought signs warning about the dangers of plutonium. With no fanfare, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service opened the gates...
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September 15, 2018 - 3:53 pm
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria's state media says Israel has launched a missile attack on Damascus International Airport adding that air defenses shot down some of them. The Saturday night attack shook the capital Damascus as blasts were heard in the city. State media quoted an unnamed military...
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Emergency personnel respond to Newcomb Hollow Beach in Wellfleet, Mass, on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018. The Cape Cod Times says rescue crews responded to Newcomb Hollow Beach in Wellfleet at around noon Saturday after one person was apparently bitten by a shark. It’s not immediately clear the extent of the person’s injuries. (Eric Williams/The Cape Cod Times via AP)
September 15, 2018 - 3:52 pm
WELLFLEET, Mass. (AP) — A man boogie boarding off a Cape Cod beach was attacked by a shark on Saturday and died later at a hospital, becoming the state's first shark attack fatality in more than 80 years. Wellfleet Police Lt. Michael Hurley said the man, who was in his mid-20s, succumbed to his...
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FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 5, 2011 file photo, Rwandan opposition leader Victoire Ingabire wears handcuffs as she listens to the judge during the her trial in Kigali, Rwanda. Ingabire, one of Rwanda's most prominent opposition leaders, walked free on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018 after the government approved the early release of more than 2,100 prisoners with little explanation. (AP Photo/Shant Fabricatorian, File)
September 15, 2018 - 10:38 am
KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — A prominent Rwandan opposition leader walked free on Saturday after the government approved the early release of more than 2,100 prisoners with little explanation. Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza's release surprised many because it is unusual for longtime President Paul Kagame to...
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September 15, 2018 - 10:24 am
BEIRUT (AP) — U.S.-backed Syrian forces entered Saturday an eastern village held by the Islamic State group where intense clashes are ongoing a day after the extremists reportedly killed 20 fighters, the forces and a war monitor said. The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces said its fighters...
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September 15, 2018 - 10:09 am
CAIRO (AP) — Allegations of sexual harassment against a former employee at the German broadcaster Deutsche Welle have proven credible, the broadcaster said Friday, but it would not say whether that case was related to recent accusations of sexual misconduct against a famous Egyptian-British TV host...
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Ethiopians wearing traditional Oromo costume gather to welcome returning leaders of the once-banned Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) in the capital Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018. The OLF and two other organizations were removed from a list of terror groups earlier this year after Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed took office, amid sweeping reforms to bring opposition groups back to politics. (AP Photo/Mulugeta Ayene)
September 15, 2018 - 10:07 am
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of Ethiopians gathered on Saturday to welcome returning leaders of the once-banned Oromo Liberation Front amid sweeping reforms to bring opposition groups back into politics. The OLF and two other organizations were removed from a list of terror...
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