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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two black men arrested at a Philadelphia Starbucks said they were just waiting for a business meeting — and a week later still wonder how that could escalate into a police encounter that left them fearing for their lives.Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson tell The …
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California reached an agreement with the federal government that the state's National Guard troops will deploy to the border to focus on fighting transnational gangs as well as drug and gun smugglers, Gov. Jerry Brown said. The announcement comes after a week of …
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Black men arrested at Philadelphia Starbucks tell AP they did nothing wrong, feared for lives.
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal's government has honored two climbers who were the first to scale Mount Everest without supplementary oxygen 40 years ago.Minister for Tourism Rabindra Adhikari praised the climbers at a ceremony Thursday in the capital, Kathmandu.Italian Reinhold Messner and …
GENEVA (AP) — Russia has joined the European Union, India and China in demanding compensation from the United States for its tariffs on foreign steel and aluminum.The World Trade Organization's web site posted Thursday a filing from Russia that, like other countries, argues that the tariffs …
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian state media say hundreds of rebels fighters in a town northeast of Damascus have handed in their weapons and started to leave under an evacuation deal.Under the agreement, the rebels are allowed to move with their families to opposition-held areas in the country's …
MERZOUGA, Morocco (AP) — Under a hot desert sun and with the desolation of the Sahara all around, about 1,000 competitors from 50 countries took part in this year's Marathon des Sables, or Marathon of the Sands.The 33rd edition of the annual race, considered to be one of the most demanding …
BEIJING (AP) — Taiwan's government said Thursday that recent Chinese military drills are aimed at intimidating the island and are a threat to regional peace and stability.China is attempting to "pressure and harass Taiwan and seek to raise tensions between the sides and in the region," the …
BERLIN (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron arrived in Berlin Thursday for talks with Angela Merkel aimed at winning support from the German chancellor for his ambitious reform plans for the European Union.The meeting also gives Merkel and Macron a last chance to discuss Europe's stance …
MIDDLETOWN, N.J. (AP) — A community college in New Jersey has issued an apology after one of its professors was captured on video cursing at a student who considers himself a conservative.Howard Finkelstein used the vulgarity to Christopher Lyle during a sociology debate about sexual …
FORT DIX, N.J. (AP) — The pharmaceutical-industry entrepreneur vilified for jacking up the price of a life-saving drug has been placed in a low-security federal prison in New Jersey.Martin Shkreli was moved Tuesday from the Brooklyn Metropolitan Detention Center in New York to the Federal …
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:1. TRUMP LEAVES WIGGLE ROOM WITH KIM SUMMITAlthough optimistic about the historic meeting with North Korea's reclusive leader, the president says he could still pull out if he feels it's "not …
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Another member of the Swedish Academy awarding the Nobel Literature Prize is resigning, bringing the total number of board members who are quitting to six.Dagens Nyheter, one of Sweden's largest newspapers, said writer Lotta Lotass formally asked Thursday to leave the …
BANGKOK (AP) — The Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has agreed to step up investments in Thailand as competition between online retailers heats up in fast-growing Southeast Asia.The founder of the online shopping giant, Jack Ma, met with Thailand's prime minister, Prayuth Chan-ocha, on …
MADRID (AP) — The Basque militant group ETA is ready to announce its final dissolution early next month, putting an end to a decades-long violent campaign for independence from Spain, according to the region's public broadcaster.ETA will announce the step on the first weekend of May, Basque …
LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II opened a summit of the 53-nation Commonwealth on Thursday, and backed her son Prince Charles to be the next leader of the association of Britain and its former colonies.In a ceremony at Buckingham Palace, the queen said she hoped Charles would "carry on the …
LONDON (AP) — British officials say armed and undercover police officers will patrol train stations with routes leading to Windsor when Prince Harry marries Meghan Markle on May 19.British Transport Police said Thursday there will be a visible deployment of officers along with canine units …
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — People in Warsaw pinned paper daffodils to their clothes as the Polish capital held a day of commemorations Thursday on the 75th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.People stopped in the street and officials stood at attention as sirens wailed and church bells …
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni has discussed the future of Europe after Britain leaves the European Union next year in talks with top Romanian officials.Gentiloni met Romanian counterpart Viorica Dancila Thursday and then headed for talks with President …
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Financial advisers working for Australia's largest bank continued charging clients service fees after they died — in one case for more than a decade — a government inquiry heard on Thursday.The Commonwealth Bank had been receiving complaints from …

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