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Oklahoma court upholds convicted killer's death penalty

OKLAHOMA CITY –  The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has upheld the death penalty of a man convicted of killing his girlfriend and her two children in 2010. The court ruled Thursday that testimony by the victims’ relatives saying Shaun Bosse should receive the death penalty shouldn’t have been allowed, but was harmless error. The […]
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Oklahoma court upholds convicted killer's death penalty

OKLAHOMA CITY –  The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has upheld the death penalty of a man convicted of killing his girlfriend and her two children in 2010. The court ruled Thursday that testimony by the victims’ relatives saying Shaun Bosse should receive the death penalty shouldn’t have been allowed, but was harmless error. The […]
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Trump chastises NATO, vows to crackdown on leaks

BRUSSELS –  With long-standing European alliances facing new strain, President Donald Trump chastised NATO member nations for not paying their fair share to protect the long-standing pact and declined to explicitly endorse its mutual defense agreement. That unprecedented one-two punch from a president in his first major speech in Europe further rattled a continent anxious […]
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Greek ex-Prime Minister Lucas Papademos targeted in Athens blast

A bomb exploded inside a car with former Greek Prime Minister Lucas Papademos in central Athens on Thursday.  Papademos and two bank of Greece employees were wounded when the bomb exploded inside the car they were in, police said.  Papademos, 69, opened an envelope inside his car that contained explosives, according to local media in […]
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Stoned woman drives car into river after cops let her go

Dashcam footage of a traffic stop involving a woman who later died when her car went into the Missouri River has been released. The footage was released Tuesday as the Jackson County Medical Examiner’s Office ruled that drug intoxication was a factor in 20-year-old Toni Anderson’s accidental death. She reportedly had ethonal, cocaine and amphetamines in […]
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OPEC and other nations extend output cuts

VIENNA –  An alliance of many of the world’s biggest oil-producing nations extended their agreement to cut output for an additional nine months, an effort to support prices that seems futile in the face of growing production from the U.S. Thursday’s decision by the 14-member OPEC cartel and 10 other countries led by Russia, means […]
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Man accused in fatal runway chase recently freed from prison

TULSA, Okla. –  An Oklahoma man accused of plowing a stolen truck across an airport runway during a police chase then causing a fatal highway crash was recently released from prison after convictions on similar crimes. Department of Corrections records show 24-year-old Jerry Newman served about two years after a 2015 conviction for fleeing officers […]
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Forces loyal to LNA seize control of Libyan air base

BENGHAZI, Libya –  A spokesman for the Libyan National Army says forces loyal to the LNA have seized control of an air base in the country’s south that had been under control of western militiamen. Col. Ahmed Mosmary says a brigade surrounded Taminhent air base early Thursday, forcing the militiamen to withdraw without any fighting. […]
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Trump Needles NATO Allies on Debt, Raising Eyebrows

President Donald Trump speaks as NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg looks on at the NATO summit in Brussels on May 25. Stephanie Lecocq / EPA Trump said “2 percent was the bare minimum” countries should be contributing, referring to the 2 percent of GDP NATO advises its members to spend on defense. Most countries — […]
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Soldiers launch attacks in besieged Philippine city

MARAWI, Philippines –  Backed by tanks and rocket-firing helicopters, Philippine troops launched “precision attacks” Thursday to clear extremists linked to the Islamic State group from a city that has been under siege since a raid that failed to capture one of Asia’s most-wanted militants. Rebels have torn through the streets of Marawi since Tuesday night, […]