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September 21, 2018 - 10:38 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa is reporting some cautiously good news for rhinos after years in which poachers killed them in record numbers. The government said Friday that most provinces have experienced "dramatic declines" in the killing of rhinos. It says poachers killed 508 rhinos in the...
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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov arrives for talks with members of the Bosnian three-member presidency in Sarajevo, Bosnia, Friday, Sept. 21, 2018. Russia’s foreign minister is visiting Bosnia, an ethnically-divided Balkan country where Moscow has maintained strong influence among the country’s Serbs. (AP Photo/Amel Emric)
September 21, 2018 - 10:36 am
BANJA LUKA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Russia won't interfere in next month's elections in Bosnia, an ethnically-divided Balkan nation where Moscow maintains strong influence among the country's Serbs, Russia's foreign minister insisted Friday. Sergey Lavrov said after talks with officials in...
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September 21, 2018 - 10:32 am
MONTICELLO, N.Y. (AP) — All five schools in an upstate New York district are closed for the day because of a threat made over social media. The Monticello Central School District announced Thursday night that its schools would be closed Friday while authorities investigate the online threat. The...
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Pastor Floyd Benfield stands in front of the flood-damaged sanctuary of the Presbyterian Church of the Covenant in Spring Lake, N.C., Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. Just days before, the flooding Little River had left the church half submerged. (AP Photo/Alex Derosier)
September 21, 2018 - 10:30 am
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — A new round of evacuations was ordered in South Carolina as the trillions of gallons of water dumped by Hurricane Florence meanders to the sea, raising river levels and threatening more destruction. With the crisis slowly moving to South Carolina, emergency managers on...
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September 21, 2018 - 10:00 am
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Two members of Congress are calling on Google to address concerns that YouTube might violate children's privacy. Rep. David Cicilline, a Rhode Democrat, and Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, a Nebraska Republican, sent a letter this week to Google CEO Sundar Pichai asking for more...
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September 21, 2018 - 10:00 am
BERLIN (AP) — Berlin police say a 23-year-old man killed his baby son by throwing the infant from the 7th floor of a high-rise building before jumping to his death. Police said Friday the man, who wasn't named, may have been suffering from "psychological problems." Officers were alerted by a passer...
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September 21, 2018 - 9:56 am
FESTUS, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say at least one person has died after a small, single engine plane that took off in New York crashed near St. Louis. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the plane went down near the airport in Festus, Missouri. Jefferson County Sheriff Dave Marshak says the...
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September 21, 2018 - 8:43 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — An appeals court in Denmark says a man can be extradited to his native Rwanda where he is suspected of committing crimes against humanity in 1994. The Eastern High Court in Copenhagen on Friday said Wenceslas Twagirayezu can be deported on suspicion of taking part in a...
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September 21, 2018 - 8:42 am
GENEVA (AP) — A group of Arab states is balking at efforts to renew work by U.N.-backed "eminent experts" investigating human rights violations in Yemen, setting up a possible diplomatic showdown with some Western countries. Three weeks ago, the experts issued a report saying Yemen, Saudi Arabia...
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September 21, 2018 - 8:39 am
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Police say two men are dead following a violent four-hour period in Rochester that three other people wounded by gunfire. Rochester police say the two men were shot on a city street late Thursday afternoon and taken to a hospital. Officials say by Friday morning, both of the...
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