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The Latest: Jury gets case against Penn State ex-president

HARRISBURG, Pa. –  The Latest on the criminal trial of former Penn State president Graham Spanier (all times local): 3:05 p.m. A jury has begun deliberations in the criminal trial of Penn State’s former president. Graham Spanier (SPAN’-yur) is accused of mishandling complaints that former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was molesting boys. He’s charged […]
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29 inmates tunnel out of northern Mexico prison

MEXICO CITY –  A group of 29 inmates tunneled their way out of a prison in the northern Mexico border state of Tamaulipas. One of the inmates shot to death a passing motorist in an apparent carjacking as part of the mass escape in the state capital, Ciudad Victoria. The Tamaulipas state security spokesman said […]
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29 inmates tunnel out of northern Mexico prison

MEXICO CITY –  A group of 29 inmates tunneled their way out of a prison in the northern Mexico border state of Tamaulipas. One of the inmates shot to death a passing motorist in an apparent carjacking as part of the mass escape in the state capital, Ciudad Victoria. The Tamaulipas state security spokesman said […]
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British woman faces treason-related charges in Rwanda

NAIROBI, Kenya –  A pregnant British mother of two has appeared in a Rwandan court for the first time since being arrested more than a month ago on treason-related charges. Judicial spokesman Emmanuel Itamwa told The Associated Press on Thursday that the specific charges against Violette Uwamahoro will be made public after police investigations are […]
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British woman faces treason-related charges in Rwanda

NAIROBI, Kenya –  A pregnant British mother of two has appeared in a Rwandan court for the first time since being arrested more than a month ago on treason-related charges. Judicial spokesman Emmanuel Itamwa told The Associated Press on Thursday that the specific charges against Violette Uwamahoro will be made public after police investigations are […]
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China bans Brazilian beef, urges harsh sanctions to those involved in scandal

China urged Brazil to hand out harsh punishments to those involved in a tainted meat scandal on Thursday, and offered no time frame for lifting a ban on imports from the South American country. In its first official comment, China’s Commerce Ministry confirmed it had suspended all shipments from Brazil, the world’s top beef exporter, […]
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Rick Perry Slams Student Government Election as 'Diversity' Stunt

Secretary of Energy Rick Perry Olivier Douliery / Olivier Douliery/Pool via CNP/AP He also alleged that a series of the voter intimidation complaints made against McIntosh were submitted by Brooks’ supporters in “a series of dirty campaign tactics.” “Brooks’ presidency is being treated as a victory for ‘diversity.’ It is difficult to escape the perception […]
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Al-Shabab claims to kill 17 soldiers in Somalia attack

MOGADISHU, Somalia –  An organization that monitors extremist groups says al-Shabab has claimed to kill 17 soldiers and wound 22 in an attack in southwestern Somalia. The SITE Intelligence Group says in a statement Thursday that the al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab’s news agency posted a claim on Facebook about attacking the coastal city of Barawe. The extremist […]
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Senate confirms Trump's choice for US ambassador to Israel

WASHINGTON –  The Republican-led Senate has confirmed President Donald Trump’s pick to be U.S. ambassador to Israel, ignoring objections from Democrats that David Friedman lacked the temperament for such an important diplomatic post. Senators voted Thursday largely along party lines, 52-46, to approve Friedman’s nomination. The son of an Orthodox rabbi, Friedman has been a […]
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Senate confirms Trump's choice for US ambassador to Israel

WASHINGTON –  The Republican-led Senate has confirmed President Donald Trump’s pick to be U.S. ambassador to Israel, ignoring objections from Democrats that David Friedman lacked the temperament for such an important diplomatic post. Senators voted Thursday largely along party lines, 52-46, to approve Friedman’s nomination. The son of an Orthodox rabbi, Friedman has been a […]