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FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018 file photo, people take part in a silent protest march in memory of murdered journalist Jan Kuciak and his girlfriend Martina Kusnirova in Bratislava, Slovakia. In the wake of an unprecedented slayings of an investigative journalist and his fiancee, Slovakia turned in just few days from what seemed to be a stable European Union country into chaos. In a speech last month, President Andrej Kiska talked about his country as “successful, proud and self-confident.” He used different words on Sunday, March 4 to say that Slovakia faces a "serious political crisis" that was triggered by the shooting deaths of Jan Kuciak and Martina Kusnirova. (AP Photo/Bundas Engler, file)
March 09, 2018 - 12:53 pm
PRAGUE (AP) — Tens of thousands of Slovaks rallied in massive anti-government protests across the country on Friday to demand a thorough investigation of the slayings of an investigative reporter and his fiancee, and changes in government. The protesters packed a central square in Bratislava and...
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March 09, 2018 - 12:17 pm
STOCKTON SPRINGS, Maine (AP) — A legislative watchdog is going to investigate Maine's child welfare system following the brutal beating of a 10-year-old girl whose mother and stepfather are charged in her death. The Legislature's Government Oversight Committee voted unanimously Friday to launch an...
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March 09, 2018 - 12:15 pm
MADRID (AP) — Spain's Supreme Court on Friday turned down a request from a jailed Catalan separatist leader to attend the northeastern region's parliament, where lawmakers are due to vote on whether to make him president of Catalonia. Judge Pablo Llarena wrote in a ruling that there was a risk that...
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FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2017 file photo, former pharmaceutical CEO Martin Shkreli speaks during an interview by Maria Bartiromo during her "Mornings with Maria Bartiromo" program on the Fox Business Network, in New York. Shkreli became notorious for raising the price of a life-saving drug by 5,000 percent and trolling critics on the internet with his snarky "Pharma Bro" persona. A federal judge in Brooklyn will have to weigh the conflicting portrayals of Shkreli on Friday, March 9, 2018, at his sentencing on a securities fraud conviction. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
March 09, 2018 - 12:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — "Pharma Bro" Martin Shkreli's lawyer said he sometimes wants to hug his client and sometimes wants to punch him in the face, but he told a federal judge at his sentencing hearing Friday that his outspokenness shouldn't be held against him. Attorney Benjamin Brafman wants U.S...
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Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta walks with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson after their meeting at the State House, Friday, March 9, 2018, in Nairobi, Kenya. (Jonathan Ernst/Pool via AP)
March 09, 2018 - 12:09 pm
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's president and opposition leader announced Friday they will work together to unite the country, which has been divided along ethnic lines following last year's disputed elections. President Uhuru Kenyatta and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga spoke after holding...
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President Donald Trump, center, speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, March 8, 2018, before signing two proclamations, one on steel imports and one on aluminum imports. Standing with Trump are workers, left, Vice President Mike Pence, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
March 09, 2018 - 12:03 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Trump administration's decision to impose tariffs on aluminum and steel imports drew warnings Friday from businesses and U.S. trading partners that the measure could backfire, provoking a trade war without resolving the problems it's intended to address. President Donald Trump...
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FILE - In this May 16, 2012, file photo, the Facebook logo is displayed on an iPad in Philadelphia. Facebook is getting deeper into the professional sports streaming game, signing a deal with Major League Baseball to show 25 afternoon games in an exclusive deal. The games will be available Facebook users in the U.S. on Facebook Watch, the company’s video feature, via the MLB Live show page Facebook said Friday, March 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
March 09, 2018 - 11:37 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is getting deeper into the professional sports streaming game, partnering with Major League Baseball to air 25 afternoon games in an exclusive deal. The games will be available Facebook users in the U.S. on Facebook Watch, the company's video feature, via the MLB Live show...
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March 09, 2018 - 11:36 am
QUEENSBURY, N.Y. (AP) — A New York man who killed a mother and her 4-year-old daughter last summer will spend 44 years to life in prison. The Post-Star says Bryan M. Redden apologized and asked for forgiveness Thursday in Warren County Court. Crystal Riley and her daughter, Lilly Frasier, were...
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FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2017 file photo, former pharmaceutical CEO Martin Shkreli speaks during an interview by Maria Bartiromo during her "Mornings with Maria Bartiromo" program on the Fox Business Network, in New York. Shkreli became notorious for raising the price of a life-saving drug by 5,000 percent and trolling critics on the internet with his snarky "Pharma Bro" persona. A federal judge in Brooklyn will have to weigh the conflicting portrayals of Shkreli on Friday, March 9, 2018, at his sentencing on a securities fraud conviction. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
March 09, 2018 - 11:36 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of "Pharma Bro" Martin Shkreli (all times local): 11:30 a.m. A defense lawyer for "Pharma Bro" Martin Shkreli (SHKREL'-ee) says his client shouldn't be sentenced to a more severe punishment because he is outspoken. Attorney Benjamin Brafman is speaking...
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March 09, 2018 - 11:30 am
LONDON (AP) — John Sulston, a Nobel Prize-winning British scientist who helped decode the human genome, has died. He was 75. The Wellcome Sanger Institute, the successor to the cutting-edge genomic research center he once founded and directed, confirmed Friday that Sulston had died but did not say...
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