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This undated photo provided by the Alabama Department of Corrections shows Michael Wayne Eggers. Eggers, 50, was convicted of killing his employer and is set to be executed by the state of Alabama after dropping his appeals and asking to be put to death. Eggers is scheduled to receive a lethal injection at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 15, 2018, at a southwest Alabama prison. (Alabama Department of Corrections via AP)
March 15, 2018 - 6:11 pm
ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — A man convicted of killing the woman who hired him to work with a traveling carnival nearly two decades ago is set to be executed Thursday night after dropping his appeals and asking to be put to death. Michael Wayne Eggers, 50, is scheduled to receive a lethal injection at 6 p...
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State Rep. Nick Miccarelli is questioned by reporters at the county courthouse in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., on Thursday, March 15, 2018. A lawmaker who alleges Miccarelli pulled a gun and threatened to kill her has been granted a three-year protective order against him. State Rep. Tarah Toohil alleges Miccarelli was physically abusive during a relationship that ended several years ago. She also says he's been physically intimidating her at the Capitol this year. The two were in a Wilkes-Barre court to determine if a temporary protection-from-abuse issued last week would be extended. (AP Photo/Michael Rubinkam)
March 15, 2018 - 6:10 pm
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania lawmaker who alleges a fellow lawmaker pulled a gun on her and threatened to kill her was granted a three-year protective order against him on Thursday. "We are safer today," state Rep. Tarah Toohil declared. Toohil alleges fellow Republican Rep. Nick...
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This photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows Syrian civilians with their belongings, fleeing fighting between Syrian government forces and rebels, in eastern Ghouta, a suburb of Damascus, Syria, Thursday, March. 15, 2018. Thousands of civilians streamed out of Hamouria in Syria's besieged, opposition-held enclave of eastern Ghouta on Thursday, crossing on foot and in pick-up trucks and tractors to government-held territory near the capital, Damascus, according to footage on state-run Syrian television. (SANA via AP)
March 15, 2018 - 5:50 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — Tens of thousands of terrified men, women and children streamed out on foot and in pick-up trucks Thursday from besieged enclaves on two fronts, fleeing bombings from the Syrian military near the capital, Damascus, and Turkish troops in the country's north. It was the largest single-...
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This photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows Syrian civilians with their belongings, fleeing fighting between Syrian government forces and rebels, in eastern Ghouta, a suburb of Damascus, Syria, Thursday, March. 15, 2018. Thousands of civilians streamed out of Hamouria in Syria's besieged, opposition-held enclave of eastern Ghouta on Thursday, crossing on foot and in pick-up trucks and tractors to government-held territory near the capital, Damascus, according to footage on state-run Syrian television. (SANA via AP)
March 15, 2018 - 4:52 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — Tens of thousands of terrified men, women and children streamed out on foot and in pick-up trucks Thursday from besieged enclaves on two fronts, fleeing bombings from the Syrian military near the capital, Damascus, and Turkish troops in the country's north. It was the largest single-...
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March 15, 2018 - 1:00 pm
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania lawmaker says he plans to run for re-election even after another lawmaker obtained a protection-from-abuse order against him over claims he was violent and abusive toward her. State Rep. Nick Miccarelli said Thursday that fellow Republican Rep. Tarah Toohil's...
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In this photo released by the Egyptian Presidency, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, center, kisses the forehead of a child of a fallen soldier during a conference commemorating the country's martyrs, in Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, March 15, 2018. Up for re-election in less than two weeks, Egypt's president on Thursday took center stage at a televised ceremony declaring his readiness to personally join the battle against militants and decorating soldiers and families of fallen ones. (Mohammed Samaha/Egyptian Presidency via AP)
March 15, 2018 - 12:51 pm
CAIRO (AP) — Up for re-election in less than two weeks, Egypt's president on Thursday took center stage at a televised ceremony commemorating the country's martyrs, declaring his readiness to personally join the battle against militants and decorating soldiers and families of fallen ones. "I swear...
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March 15, 2018 - 12:47 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — David S. Wyman, a leading scholar of the U.S. response to the Holocaust whose "The Abandonment of the Jews" was a provocative, best-selling critique of everyone from religious leaders to President Franklin Roosevelt, died Wednesday at age 89 The David S. Wyman Institute for...
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In this photo released by the Egyptian Presidency, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, center, kisses the forehead of a child of a fallen soldier during a conference commemorating the country's martyrs, in Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, March 15, 2018. Up for re-election in less than two weeks, Egypt's president on Thursday took center stage at a televised ceremony declaring his readiness to personally join the battle against militants and decorating soldiers and families of fallen ones. (Mohammed Samaha/Egyptian Presidency via AP)
March 15, 2018 - 12:12 pm
CAIRO (AP) — Up for re-election in less than two weeks, Egypt's president on Thursday took center stage at a televised ceremony commemorating the country's martyrs, declaring his readiness to personally join the battle against militants and decorating soldiers and families of fallen ones. "I swear...
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March 15, 2018 - 12:08 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — American authorities are moving ahead with Poland's request to extradite a 99-year-old Minnesota man to be tried on allegations he was involved in a World War II massacre of civilians, Polish prosecutors said Thursday. Polish authorities issued an arrest warrant last year...
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March 15, 2018 - 12:03 pm
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania lawmaker who alleges a fellow lawmaker pulled a gun and threatened to kill her has been granted a three-year protective order against him. State Rep. Tarah Toohil alleges fellow Republican Rep. Nick Miccarelli was physically abusive during a relationship that...
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