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FILE - In this March 14, 2012 file photo, Fidel Castro Diaz-Balart, son of then Cuban leader Fidel Castro, speaks with an unidentified woman during the presentation of his father's book "Nuestro Deber es Luchar," or "Our Duty is to Fight," in Havana, Cuba. According to Cuban state media on Feb. 1, 2018, Diaz-Balart has killed himself. (AP Photo/Franklin Reyes, File)
February 01, 2018 - 11:27 pm
HAVANA (AP) — The oldest son of late Cuban leader Fidel Castro killed himself on Thursday after months of treatment for depression, state media reported. He was 68. Official website Cubadebate said Fidel Castro Diaz-Balart had been in a "deeply depressed state." A brief note read on state...
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This undated photo provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows John David Battaglia who is scheduled for execution Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, in Huntsville, Texas, for the May 2001 slayings of his two daughters. (Texas Department of Criminal Justice via AP)
February 01, 2018 - 11:14 pm
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A former Dallas accountant condemned for fatally shooting his two young daughters while their mother listened helplessly on the phone was put to death Thursday night in Texas. John David Battaglia received lethal injection for the May 2001 killings of his 9-year-old...
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Maldivian opposition protestors shout slogans demanding the release of political prisoners during a protest in Male, Maldives, Friday, Feb. 2, 2018. Supporters of political parties that oppose the Maldives government have clashed with police on the streets of the capital after the country's supreme court ordered the release of imprisoned politicians.(AP Photo/Mohamed Sharuhaan)
February 01, 2018 - 11:10 pm
MALE, Maldives (AP) — Opponents of the Maldives government clashed with police on the streets of the capital Friday, demanding the release of imprisoned politicians whose convictions were overturned by the Supreme Court. The Thursday night court ruling ordered the release of the politicians,...
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February 01, 2018 - 11:06 pm
SHANGHAI (AP) — A minivan plowed into pedestrians on a sidewalk in downtown Shanghai on Friday, sending 18 people to hospitals. Three people suffered serious injuries when the van veered onto a sidewalk and burst into flames around 9 a.m. near People's Park in the heart of the Chinese financial hub...
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FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2016 file photo, Alexandria Duval walks into Albany County Court in Albany, N.Y. Duval, who was accused of deliberately driving off a Hawaii cliff and killing her identical twin sister, Anastasia Duval, has been acquitted of murder. A judge on Maui found Alexandria Duval not guilty Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018. Duval opted to have a judge instead of a jury decide the case. The sisters were seen arguing on the narrow, winding Hana Highway on the island of Maui before their SUV plunged 200 feet over a cliff in 2016. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)
February 01, 2018 - 11:04 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — A woman accused of deliberately driving off a Hawaii cliff and killing her identical twin sister was acquitted of murder Thursday. Second Circuit Judge Peter Cahill found Alexandria Duval not guilty after a trial that started Monday. Duval opted to have a judge instead of a jury...
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CORRECTS DATE OF PHOTO TO JAN. 17, 1979 - FILE - This Jan. 17, 1979 file photo shows actress Natalie Wood. Investigators are now calling 87-year-old actor Robert Wagner a "person of interest" in the 1981 death of his wife Natalie Wood. Mystery has swirled around Wood's death. It was declared an accident but police reopened the case in 2011 to see whether Wagner or anyone else played a role. (AP Photo/File)
February 01, 2018 - 10:55 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — New witnesses have emerged in the 1981 drowning of actress Natalie Wood, prompting investigators to deem it a "suspicious death" and name her former husband, 87-year-old actor Robert Wagner, a "person of interest," Los Angeles sheriff's officials said Thursday. For nearly four...
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February 01, 2018 - 10:50 pm
SHANGHAI (AP) — A minivan has plowed into a busy pedestrian area in downtown Shanghai, hospitalizing 18 people. Local media reports say the vehicle was carrying six people and several tanks of gas when it veered into a sidewalk near People's Park in central Shanghai. The cause is under...
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This undated photo provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows John David Battaglia who is scheduled for execution Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, in Huntsville, Texas, for the May 2001 slayings of his two daughters. (Texas Department of Criminal Justice via AP)
February 01, 2018 - 10:50 pm
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A former Dallas accountant condemned for fatally shooting his two young daughters while their mother listened helplessly on the phone was put to death Thursday night in Texas. John David Battaglia received lethal injection for the May 2001 killings of his 9-year-old...
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FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2007 file photo, Fidel Castro Diaz-Balart, the oldest son of Cuba's President Fidel Castro, addresses the International Economists Conference on Globalization and Development Problems in Havana, Cuba. According to Cuban state media on Feb. 1, 2018, Diaz-Balart has killed himself. (AP Photo/Javier Galeano, File)
February 01, 2018 - 10:46 pm
HAVANA (AP) — The oldest son of late Cuban leader Fidel Castro killed himself on Thursday after months of treatment for depression, state media reported. He was 68. Official website Cubadebate said Fidel Castro Diaz-Balart had been in a "deeply depressed state." A brief note read on state...
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In this May 10, 2017 file photo, a police officer escorts two men accused of having gay sex into a holding cell to wait for the start of their trial at the Shariah Court in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, Riding a tsunami of moral conservatism and anti-gay prejudice, Indonesia's Islamic political parties appear on the cusp of a major victory: outlawing all sex outside marriage. Revisions to Indonesia's criminal code being considered by Parliament would allow prison sentences of up to five years for sex between unmarried people and also criminalize gay sex, the bugbear of Indonesia's Islamic and secular political parties. (AP Photo/Heri Juanda, File)
February 01, 2018 - 10:27 pm
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Riding a tsunami of moral conservatism and anti-gay prejudice, Indonesia's Islamic political parties appear on the cusp of a major victory: outlawing all sex outside marriage. Revisions to Indonesia's criminal code being considered by Parliament would allow prison...
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