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Court video shows kidnapped model revisiting scenes of crime

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 12:13

MILAN (AP) — Video of a British model retracing her movements from a city studio where she was allegedly grabbed to a farmhouse where she was held for six days was played Monday at the trial in Italy of a Polish man charged in her kidnapping for ransom.

France to let wolf packs grow despite angry farmers

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 11:59

The French government announced Monday it will allow the wolf population to grow 40 percent despite pressure from farmers in mountain regions who are worried about their sheep flocks. A new strategy unveiled by the centrist government of President Emmanuel Macron will enable the number of wolves to increase from an estimated 360 now to 500 by 2023. Hunting wiped out the grey wolf in France during the 1930s and they only returned in 1992 via Italy -- currently home to around 2,000 wolves -- before spreading into Switzerland and Germany.

Scott Pruitt Cancels Israel Trip Amid Backlash Over Travel Expenses

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 11:48

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has scrapped plans for a business trip to Israel previously scheduled for this week, an agency official said.

Thousands in Zimbabwe bid farewell to 'People's General' Tsvangirai

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 11:44

By MacDonald Dzirutwe HARARE (Reuters) - In a sea of red T-shirts, thousands of Zimbabweans bade farewell on Monday to opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai, whose death has opened divisions in his Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party only months before elections. Tsvangirai died on Feb. 14 aged 65 after a long battle with cancer and is due to be buried on Tuesday in his rural home of Buhera, 200 km (130 miles) southeast of Harare. Party faithful converged on a square in downtown Harare to bid farewell to a man whose career was defined by his rivalry with long-time president Robert Mugabe, who was ousted in November.

Woman falls out window to her death while violating protective order

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 11:17

Police say a woman is dead after falling five stories from the window of an apartment where she wasn't supposed to be.

Family that took in Nikolas Cruz said he showed no warning signs

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 10:51

Nikolas Cruz moved in with the Snead family after his mother died of Pneumonia in November. They say he was depressed after losing his mother, but no red flags ever went off about his behavior.

Ice Dancers Tessa Virtue And Scott Moir Break Their Own World Record

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 10:31

Canadian ice dancing power duo Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir broke a world record on Sunday at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, earning the highest score ever in the short program.

NYC rape case prompts calls to close police sex loophole

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 10:30

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The 18-year-old woman was driving with two friends near Coney Island in September when the two plainclothes detectives pulled her over and found marijuana. The officers released the two male passengers, handcuffed the woman and told her she was under arrest, prosecutors say.

'Bachelor' Arie grilled by Becca's uncle during hometown dates

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 10:00

On the "Bachelor," Becca's uncle has been a father figure to her since she lost her dad as a child. And he has some tough questions for Arie about their relationship.

Woman who pleaded guilty over fiance's kayaking death now argues she was ‘in the wrong place at the wrong time’

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 09:53

A woman who pleaded guilty over her fiance’s kayaking death has argued that she was in “the wrong place at the wrong time” when he drowned in rough waters after plunging overboard. “I was in danger, too, just as much as he was.

This Supreme Court Case Is The Biggest Threat To Organized Labor In Years

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 09:47

Mark Janus doesn’t want to pay fees to the labor union that represents him.

Turkey renames US embassy street amid row over Syria operation

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 09:13

The street in Ankara where the US embassy is located was renamed after Turkey's offensive against a Kurdish militia on Monday, just days after the two sides agreed on the need to normalise relations. Already tense ties were strained further when Ankara started a ground and air offensive dubbed "Olive Branch" last month against the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) in its enclave of Afrin in western Syria. Ankara views the YPG as a terrorist offshoot of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), an insurgency in Turkey which is listed as a terror organisation by the US and the European Union.

Kuwait invites Philippine president to visit amid workers row

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 08:53

Kuwait has invited Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte to visit, state news agency KUNA said on Monday, as the countries seek to settle their differences over allegations of extreme abuse of migrant workers in the wealthy Gulf state. After the body of a Filipino was discovered in a freezer in a Kuwait apartment, Duterte arranged free flights for workers wishing to leave - an evacuation that Kuwait said was an unnecessary escalation of a diplomatic rift. The Philippines suspended sending workers to Kuwait in January after reports that abuse by employers had driven several to suicide.

Carnival investigates "cruise from hell"

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 08:30

Carnival has launched an investigation into a wild brawl off the Australian coast, that saw 23 passengers kicked off a cruise. Some on board accuse security of being heavy handed. Joel Labi reports.

Missouri antique shop harassed over pro-police flag

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 08:30

Business faces backlash for putting up a pro-police flag. Owner shares her story about supporting the police.

Republican politician raffles AR-15 rifle days after Florida school shooting

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 08:13

A Republican politician raffled an AR-15 rifle at a campaign fundraising event just days after a similar weapon was used to kill 17 people in a Florida high school. Parents held a vigil outside the fundraiser for Aaron Penman, a sheriff’s deputy who is running for a seat in the Maryland House of Delegates, to remember the 14 students and three workers killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last week. Conveying his “heartfelt sorrow” to the victims in Florida, he told Fox News the event had been “months in the planning”.

Indonesia raises aviation warnings after Sumatra volcano emits ash cloud

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 07:11

Indonesia on Monday raised flight warnings around the Mount Sinabung volcano on Sumatra island to their highest level after it sent a towering plume of ash more than 7 kilometers (4.4 miles) into the air, its biggest eruption this year. Areas around the crater of the volcano, located about 1,900 km (1,181 miles) northwest of the capital, Jakarta, have been off-limits for several years because of frequent volcanic activity. The Bureau of Meteorology's Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre (VACC), in Australia's northern city of Darwin, issued maps on Monday showing an ash cloud heading in three directions from Sinabung, to the north, northwest and south-southeast.