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FILE - In this April 13, 2011 file photo, Rodney Berget, who was convicted of killing a Sioux Falls prison guard during an escape attempt, is escorted to court in Sioux Falls, S.D. South Dakota has set Monday as the execution date for Berget. Berget is one of two inmates convicted in the 2011 killing of guard Ronald Johnson during a failed escape attempt at the state prison in Sioux Falls. The other inmate, Eric Robert was executed by lethal injection in 2012. (Elisha Page/Argus Leader via AP, File)
October 29, 2018 - 7:45 am
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A man who killed a South Dakota prison guard in a failed escape seven years ago is scheduled to be executed Monday after dropping his death penalty appeal. Rodney Berget, 56, will be put to death for the 2011 slaying of Ronald "R.J." Johnson, who was beaten with a pipe and...
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A member of Indonesian Search and Rescue Agency (BASARNAS) inspects debris believed to be from Lion Air passenger jet that crashed off Java Island at Tanjung Priok Port in Jakarta, Indonesia Monday, Oct. 29, 2018. A Lion Air flight crashed into the sea just minutes after taking off from Indonesia's capital on Monday in a blow to the country's aviation safety record after the lifting of bans on its airlines by the European Union and U.S. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)
October 29, 2018 - 7:44 am
KARAWANG, Indonesia (AP) — A Lion Air plane crashed into the sea just minutes after taking off from Indonesia's capital on Monday, likely killing all 189 people on board, in a blow to the country's aviation safety record after the lifting of bans on its airlines by the European Union and U.S. The...
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The entrance to Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018. The post to the left, notifies in Turkish and Arabic that the consulate will remain closed Oct. 29 because of national holiday in Turkey. Saudi Arabia's attorney general is scheduled to arrive in Turkey on Sunday to hold talks with investigators looking into the slaying of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi, who was killed in the kingdom's Istanbul consulate earlier this month. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
October 29, 2018 - 7:20 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — Top Saudi and Turkish prosecutors on Monday discussed the investigation into the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi, a show of cooperation despite differences over which country should try 18 suspects who were detained in Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia's top prosecutor, Saud al-...
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German Christian Democratic Party, CDU, chairwoman and Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a party's leaders meeting at the headquarters the in Berlin, Germany, Monday, Oct. 29, 2018. (Kay Nietfeld/dpa via AP)
October 29, 2018 - 7:16 am
BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on politics in Germany after a state election in Hesse (all times local): 12:15 p.m. Angela Merkel has reportedly told leaders of her conservative party that this will be her final parliamentary term as Germany's chancellor. The dpa news agency, citing unidentified party...
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A member of Indonesian Search and Rescue Agency (BASARNAS) inspects debris recovered from near waters where a Lion Air passenger jet is suspected to crash off, at Tanjung Priok Port in Jakarta, Indonesia Monday, Oct. 29, 2018. A Lion Air flight crashed into the sea just minutes after taking off from Indonesia's capital on Monday in a blow to the country's aviation safety record after the lifting of bans on its airlines by the European Union and U.S. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)
October 29, 2018 - 7:13 am
KARAWANG, Indonesia (AP) — The Latest on the crash of a Lion Air plane in Indonesia (all times local): 6 p.m. Australia's foreign affairs ministry says Australian government officials and contractors "have been instructed not to fly on Lion Air or their subsidiary airlines" following the crash of a...
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October 29, 2018 - 7:10 am
SYDNEY (AP) — Award-winning actress Judy Davis told a court on Monday that she had heard comments in the film industry that Oscar-winner Geoffrey Rush's career was finished after he was accused of inappropriate behavior toward a female co-star in a Sydney stage play. Rush is suing the publisher of...
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German Christian Democratic Party, CDU, chairwoman and Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a party's leaders meeting at the headquarters the in Berlin, Germany, Monday, Oct. 29, 2018. (Kay Nietfeld/dpa via AP)
October 29, 2018 - 7:05 am
BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on German political machinations (all times local): 12 noon A conservative, often-awkward ally of German Chancellor Angela Merkel says it's a shame that she reportedly plans to step down as leader of her party. Interior Minister Horst Seehofer heads the Christian Social...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, March 21, 2018 file photo, Britain's Chancellor Philip Hammond leaves 11 Downing Street to attend the weekly session of Prime Ministers Questions in Parliament in London. Britain’s Treasury chief says the country would need a new economic strategy if it leaves the European Union without a deal. Speaking on Sunday, Oct. 29, the day before he delivers his budget in the House of Commons, Philip Hammond told Sky News his plan is based on the idea there will be a deal. If there isn’t one, he says Britain “would need to look at a different strategy and, frankly, we'd need to have a new budget that set out a different strategy for the future." (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)
October 29, 2018 - 6:54 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain's Treasury chief is planning to pour 2 billion pounds ($2.5 billion) into mental health services as he delivers his final budget before the country leaves the European Union. Philip Hammond's infusion is one of the expected highlights of the spending blueprint to be delivered...
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A relative of passengers prays as she and others wait for news on a Lion Air plane that crashed off Java Island at Depati Amir Airport in Pangkal Pinang, Indonesia Monday, Oct. 29, 2018. Indonesia disaster agency says that the Lion Air Boeing 737-800 plane crashed into sea shortly after it left Indonesia's capital Monday morning. (AP Photo/Hadi Sutrisno)
October 29, 2018 - 6:48 am
KARAWANG, Indonesia (AP) — A Lion Air plane crashed into the sea just minutes after taking off from Indonesia's capital on Monday, likely killing all 189 people on board, in a blow to the country's aviation safety record after the lifting of bans on its airlines by the European Union and U.S. The...
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A supporter of Jair Bolsonaro salutes during a celebration in front of his residence after he was declared the winner of the election runoff, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018 . Bolsonaro, a brash far-right congressman who has waxed nostalgic for Brazil's old military dictatorship, won the presidency of Latin America's largest nation Sunday as voters looked past warnings that the former army captain would erode democracy and embraced a chance for radical change after years of turmoil. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
October 29, 2018 - 6:33 am
SAO PAULO (AP) — In some of his first words to the nation as president-elect, far-right politician Jair Bolsonaro promised to defend the constitution and unite a bitterly divided populace. His left-wing rival immediately vowed to mount a vigorous opposition, while rights groups warned against a...
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