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  • Lawsuit: 3M contamination led to more cancer, infertility

    Minnesota's attorney general alleges that chemicals dumped by 3M Co. in the Twin Cities metro led to an increase in cancer, infertility and babies with low birth weights. Attorney General Lori Swanson says in a court filing that the contamination caused $5 billion in health and...

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  • Turkish court convicts opposition editor over tweet

    Opposition newspaper Cumhuriyet says a court has convicted its online editor Oguz Guven on charges of engaging in “terrorist propaganda” and sentenced him to three years and one month in prison.

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  • AP PHOTOS: Bosnia massacre survivors want Mladic to get life

    The comfortable, small-town life of the women of Srebrenica began unraveling in 1992, at the start of Bosnia’s brutal 44-month-war. But the devastating loss they suffered in the closing months of the conflict has deprived them of hope that they will ever be able to heal from trauma.

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  • China sentences prominent rights lawyer to 2 years in prison

    A prominent human rights lawyer in China was sentenced Tuesday to two years in prison on the vague charge of inciting subversion of state power, the latest verdict to be handed down in a sweeping crackdown on activism.

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  • China sentences prominent rights lawyer to 2 years in prison

    A court in central China has sentenced a prominent human rights lawyer to two years in prison on the vague charge of inciting subversion of state power, the latest verdict to be handed down in a sweeping crackdown on activism. The Intermediate People's Court in the city of Changsha handed...

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  • Judge permanently blocks Trump sanctuary cities order

    A federal judge has permanently blocked President Donald Trump's executive order to cut funding from cities that limit cooperation with U.S. immigration authorities. U.S. District Court Judge William Orrick issued the ruling on Monday in lawsuits brought by two California counties, San...

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  • AP Was There: Charles Manson, followers guilty of slayings

    EDITOR'S NOTE — On Jan. 26, 1971, Charles Manson and three members of his California cult were convicted for the murders of seven people, including pregnant actress Sharon Tate. The Associated Press is republishing a version of its original report about the conviction by Linda Deutsch, who...

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  • Secret payments to soccer officials cloaked by car names

    Payments to the head of Peruvian soccer were masked under the name "Fiat." Money for Paraguay's boss was listed as "Honda." Excel spreadsheets detailed the cloak-and-dagger recording system of money given to "Benz," ''VW," ''Toyota," ''Kia," and "Peugeot," among others, including a pair of...

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  • Defense lawyer: Mladic may not be fit to hear verdicts

    A lawyer for Gen. Ratko Mladic said Monday it is not certain the former Bosnian Serb military commander will show up in a United Nations courtroom when judges deliver their verdicts in his long-running trial for allegedly masterminding atrocities during Bosnia's 1992-95 war. Mladic's...

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  • Defense lawyer: Mladic may not be fit to hear verdicts

    A lawyer for Gen. Ratko Mladic says it is not certain the former Bosnian Serb military commander will show up in a United Nations courtroom when judges deliver their verdicts in his long-running trial for allegedly masterminding atrocities during Bosnia’s 1992-95 war.

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  • Turkey: Turkish-Iranian trader's trial is 'conspiracy'

    Turkey’s government is depicting an upcoming trial in the United States against a Turkish-Iranian businessman for alleged sanction-busting as a “conspiracy” against Turkey.

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  • Norwegian man sentenced to more than 7 years for joining IS

    A Norwegian court has sentenced a 34-year-old man to seven and a half years of prison for joining the Islamic State group and fighting alongside the terror group in Syria.

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  • Kenya top court upholds Kenyatta's win in repeat election

    Kenya's Supreme Court on Monday upheld President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election in a repeat vote that the opposition boycotted while saying electoral reforms had not been made. The decision appeared to put an end to a months-long political drama never seen in Africa that has left dozens dead. ...

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  • Kenya top court upholds Kenyatta's win in repeat election

    Kenya’s Supreme Court on Monday upheld President Uhuru Kenyatta’s re-election in a repeat vote that the opposition boycotted while saying electoral reforms had not been made. The decision appeared to put an end to a months-long political drama never seen in Africa that has left dozens dead.

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  • Kenya Supreme Court dismisses challenges, upholds Kenyatta's re-election in repeat elections

    Kenya Supreme Court dismisses challenges, upholds Kenyatta’s re-election in repeat elections.

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  • The Latest: Kenya court upholds Kenyatta win in repeat vote

    The Latest on Kenya’s election turmoil (all times local):

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  • World Cup bribes, death threats: Corrupt world of FIFA

    Hour after hour in a New York City courtroom, the schemes to corrupt world soccer are spilling out. The millions of dollars in "inducements" to secure contracts to televise matches. The bribes sought by FIFA executives with the power to determine World Cup hosts. The death threats for...

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  • Charles Manson, whose cult slayings horrified world, dies

    In the summer of 1969, a scruffy ex-convict with a magnetic hold on young women sent some of his disciples into the night to carry out a series of gruesome killings in Los Angeles. In so doing, Charles Manson became the leering face of evil on front pages across America and rewrote the history...

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  • Egypt orders detention of prominent activist over protest

    An Egyptian court has ordered a prominent activist to remain in custody pending trial on charges of participating in an illegal protest against the government's transfer of two strategic Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia, a rights lawyer said on Saturday. Mahinour el-Masry, a rights lawyer...

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  • Woman must pay Katy Perry for interfering with convent sale

    A jury has found that a businesswoman must pay $5 million to singer Katy Perry and the archdiocese of Los Angeles, finding that the woman intentionally interfered with the sale to Perry of a hilltop property that was once a convent. The jury found Friday that entrepreneur Dana Hollister...

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  • Mladic trial to end, where will next war crimes court start?

    When a panel of U.N. judges hands down a verdict next week in the trial of former Bosnian Serb military chief Gen. Ratko Mladic, it will mark the end of a ground-breaking era in international law. Yet a new age of international justice is already underway, with other temporary courts and tribunals springing up around the world to prosecute atrocities.

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  • Mladic trial to end, where will next war crimes court start?

    When a panel of U.N. judges hands down a verdict next week in the trial of former Bosnian Serb military chief Gen. Ratko Mladic, it will mark the end of a ground-breaking era in international law. Yet a new age of international justice is already underway, with other temporary courts and...

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  • Philippine court convicts bomber in congressman's death

    A Philippine court has convicted a man of multiple murder for a daring motorcycle bomb attack that killed a Muslim rebel-turned-congressman and three other people and wounded 10, including two legislators.

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  • Defense lawyer calls witness at FIFA bribery trial 'liar'

    A lawyer for one of the South American soccer officials charged in a corruption case involving the sport's governing body is calling a key witness a "serial liar." The attorney for Manuel Burga, of Paraguay, made the remark on Friday at the U.S. trial of Burga and two other officials...

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