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BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon erupted in protests Thursday over the government's plans to impose new taxes amid a severe economic crisis, with people taking their anger out on politicians they accuse of corruption and decades of mismanagement.The protests started with few dozen people gathering in …
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A man accused of killing a woman who was seen strangled in videos on a digital memory card was charged Thursday with the death of another woman, authorities in Alaska said.Brian Steven Smith admitted to detectives that he was the man in the images and videos …
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Venezuela won a contested election for a seat on the U.N. Human Rights Council on Thursday despite a campaign by over 50 organizations and many countries opposed to Nicolas Maduro's government and its rights record.There was scattered applause in the General Assembly …
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City lawmakers voted Thursday to close the notorious Rikers Island jail complex, which has become synonymous with violence and neglect, and replace it with four smaller jails intended to be more modern and humane.The City Council voted 36-13 to replace the complex …
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — For years, Catalonia's separatist movement painstakingly built an amiable image of its quest to secede from Spain: Smiling parents and grandparents with children in tow marched under the Mediterranean sun, waving the flags of their cause and cheerily chanting …
CHICAGO (AP) — Striking teachers marched in picket lines outside hundreds of Chicago schools on Thursday after their union and city officials failed to reach a contract deal in the nation's third-largest school district, canceling classes for more than 300,000 students for the duration of a …
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The size of your seat and how much legroom you'll get on a future flight could be decided by 720 Oklahomans taking part in a first-of-its-kind test to determine if jam-packed planes slow emergency evacuations.Frequent flyers on U.S. airlines are all too aware that …
STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — A California woman on parole after serving a sentence for driving drunk while livestreaming a crash that killed her younger sister was arrested Thursday after crashing a car during a police pursuit, officials said.Officers arrested Obdulia Sanchez, 20, on weapons and …
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An east Arkansas track agreed Thursday to phase out greyhound racing over the next three years, citing a decline in dog racing nationally and fears that the state's voters would approve ending the practice.The Arkansas Racing Commission unanimously approved a plan by …
NEW YORK (AP) — A 20-year-old gang member has confessed to being one of two shooters in a gunfight that turned a lively summer community festival in Brooklyn into a blood-drenched nightmare, police said Thursday.One person died and 11 were wounded when Kyle Williams and a second, …
TUKWILA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state on Thursday fined three companies their roles in a crane collapse that killed four people in Seattle last April, with officials calling it "totally avoidable," and Seattle Police confirmed that they have opened a criminal investigation.The Department …
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Crude oil contaminating the northeastern coast of Brazil has reached the town of Maragogi, one of the region's main tourist beaches, its mayor said on Thursday.Images on local television showed dozens of people in Maragogi, known for its natural pools of crystalline …
NEW YORK (AP) — The governors from several Northeastern states said Thursday they want to work together to regulate marijuana and vaping, including possible regional restrictions on flavored vaping products.Democratic governors from New York, Connecticut, New Jersey and Pennsylvania met in …
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Kim Kardashian West has joined a chorus of voices calling for clemency for a black man on Oklahoma's death row who has exhausted his appeals, arguing that a racist juror tainted the outcome of his 2002 trial.Julius Jones was convicted of murder for the 1999 slaying of …
PHOENIX (AP) — Appellate judges who will decide whether to reverse Jodi Arias' murder conviction in the gruesome 2008 killing of her former boyfriend grappled Thursday with who was responsible for whipping up publicity during the salacious trial and whether alleged misconduct by a …
MADRID (AP) — The Latest on the situation in Catalonia (all times local):11:50 p.m.Catalan separatists are clashing with police and burning trash bins in central Barcelona for a fourth consecutive night, angry at the long jail sentences given to several of the movement's leaders.The pattern …
NEW YORK (AP) — One model sashayed down the runway with a leather jacket and a guitar, basking in applause from the crowd. Another danced and strutted in a multicolored bomber coat.A toddler had a little help with her modeling turn, holding on to an adult as she wore a peach outfit with a …
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A black security guard at a Wisconsin high school who was fired after he says he repeated a racial slur while telling a student who had called him that word not to use it has filed a grievance seeking his job back.The Madison School District has a policy forbidding …
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on New York City's plan to close the notorious Rikers Island jail complex (all times local):5:35 p.m.New York City lawmakers have approved a plan to close the notorious Rikers Island jail complex and replace it with four smaller jails.The City Council voted …
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti's embattled president was forced on Thursday to hold a private ceremony amid heavy security for what is usually a public celebration of one of the country's founding fathers.Jovenel Moïse and other officials appeared at the National Pantheon Museum in …

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