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Rwandan court rules it can try 'Hotel Rwanda' hero

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — The terrorism trial of the man who inspired the film “Hotel Rwanda” can be held in Rwanda, a judge there ruled Friday, rejecting Paul Rusesabagina’s argument that a court there c...

Lady Gaga's dog walker shot, French bulldogs stolen in LA

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lady Gaga's dog walker was shot and two of the singer's French bulldogs were stolen in Hollywood during an armed robbery, police said. The dog walker was shot once...

Supporters of jailed gunman target home of Greek president

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Supporters of a jailed gunman from an armed extreme-left group who is on hunger strike and in failing health evaded security Tuesday to protest outside the Athens home of Greece’...

Dutch arrest suspect in 3 armed robberies in Germany

BERLIN (AP) — A German man suspected in three heists against money transporters, including one at Cologne-Bonn airport, was arrested in the Netherlands on Tuesday, German investigators said. ...

Brooklyn man arrested in Florida in SoHo store robbery

NEW YORK (AP) — A Brooklyn man was arrested in Florida in the brazen daylight armed robbery of a SoHo luxury store after authorities say he bragged about the heist on social media, authorities said Mo...

Kim and Kanye: Tales of an uber celeb marriage gone wrong

NEW YORK (AP) — Holograms and Twitter rants, roving gospel gatherings and billion-dollar business ventures. If there's one word that defines the lives of Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West, it's BIG. ...

DA son seeks release of father imprisoned in fatal '81 heist

David Gilbert went to prison a revolutionary, raising his fist and scorning authorities who prosecuted him for an infamous 1981 armored truck robbery in which a guard and two police officers were kill...

French, Spanish police bust thieves of rare 'purple' diamond

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — A suspected gang of diamond thieves who posed as potential buyers to steal a precious purple-hued diamond worth millions in Barcelona has been busted by French and Spanish poli...

DIY education: Greek teacher creates TV classes for inmates

AVLONA, Greece (AP) — Setting up a television channel from scratch isn’t the most obvious or easiest thing for a math teacher to do — especially without prior technical knowledge and for use inside a ...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Thursday, Feb. 18, the 49th day of 2021. There are 316 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 1...

Officer who shot Tyre King, 13, argues race wasn't a factor

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The white Ohio police officer who killed 13-year-old Tyre King argued in a federal court filing Wednesday that he used reasonable force and race wasn't a factor in the shooting o...

Terrorism trial begins for man who inspired 'Hotel Rwanda'

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — The terrorism trial of the man who inspired the film “Hotel Rwanda” began on Wednesday with his argument that a Rwandan court cannot try him because he is no longer a citizen and...

Ravens CB Smith unharmed after being robbed at gunpoint

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith was unharmed after he and his family were robbed at gunpoint in California earlier this week. The robbery occurred Tuesday nigh...

California panel urges changes to reduce criminal sentences

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California should allow all but death row inmates and those spending life behind bars without the chance of parole to request lighter sentences after they serve at least 15 y...

EXPLAINER: Why Haiti's political strife has worsened

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Political strife in Haiti has deepened as opposition leaders and supporters claim that President Jovenel Moïse’s five-year term has expired, demanding that he step down on...