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Former Patriots TE Aaron Hernandez, Serving a Life Sentence, Hangs Himself In Cell

BOSTON (AP) — Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez, who was serving a life sentence for a murder conviction and just days ago was acquitted of a double murder, died after hanging himself in his...

Homeless Man Targets Random White Men In Fresno; Kills 3

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A man who shot and killed three people at random on the streets of downtown Fresno shouted "Allahu akbar" during his arrest Tuesday and had posted on social media that...

New Philly Museum Presents Truer Picture of Turning Points In America’s History

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Alongside a display of the Declaration of Independence at the Museum of the American Revolution, a separate tableau tells the story of Mumbet, an enslaved Black woman in Massachusetts who, upon...

With Recent Death of Italian Woman, Violet Brown, 117, of Jamaica Might Be World’s Oldest...

DUANVALE, Jamaica (AP) — Violet Brown spent much of her life cutting sugarcane in the fields around her home in western Jamaica. She attended church regularly, avoids pork and chicken and celebrated her 117th...

Man Accused of Murdering Robert Godwin Sr. Said He ‘Just Snapped,’ Joy Lane Speaks...

CLEVELAND (AP) — In a rambling video, Steve Stephens said, "I snapped, I just snapped." But as the manhunt dragged on Monday for the man accused of posting Facebook footage of himself killing a...

Recently Unsealed Documents Provide No Insight Into How Prince Got Ahold of the Fentanyl...

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A doctor who saw Prince in the days before he died had prescribed the painkiller oxycodone under the name of Prince's friend to protect the musician's privacy, according to court documents...

Trump Tells North Korea to ‘Behave’; Pence Says U.S. Patience with the Nation ‘Is...

PANMUNJOM, South Korea (AP) — A day after a failed North Korean missile test, U.S. President Donald Trump had a message Monday for the North's ruler: 'Gotta behave." At the same time, Vice President...

Cleveland Police on Manhunt for Man Believed to Show Slaying Live on Facebook

A manhunt is underway for a suspect who police say killed a man on the street Sunday while streaming it live on Facebook. Law enforcement is searching the Cleveland area and beyond for Steve Stephens,...

Italy Rescues Another 2,000 Migrants from the Mediterranean Sea

ROME (AP) — Italian rescue ships have plucked some 2,000 migrants from unseaworthy smugglers' boats off the coast of Libya, with hundreds of them arriving Saturday in southern Italian ports. One rescue ship brought 504...

Anti and Pro-Trump Protesters Clash Over Demands For His Tax Returns

CHICAGO (AP) — Thousands of chanting, sign-carrying protesters took to the streets in cities across the nation Saturday, demanding that President Donald Trump release his tax returns, so Americans can scrutinize his business ties...

Concerns About Ethics, Oversight Have Led to Steady Decline In U.S. Foreign Adoptions

NEW YORK (AP) — The number of foreign children adopted by U.S. parents dropped almost 5 percent last year, continuing a steady decline that's now extended for 12 years, according to new State Department...

In Wake of United’s PR Fiasco, Delta OKs Offers of Up to $9,950 to...

Delta is letting employees offer customers nearly $10,000 in compensation to give up seats on overbooked flights, hoping to avoid an uproar like the one that erupted at United after a passenger was dragged...

U.S. Sends Troops to Somalia to Help Nation Combat Extremist Group Al-Shabab

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — The U.S. military is sending dozens of regular troops to Somalia in the largest such deployment to the Horn of Africa country in roughly two decades. The United States pulled out...

Three Years Later, Nigerians Still Awaiting Release of Nearly 200 Girls Abducted by Boko...

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerians on Friday marked three years since the mass abduction of nearly 300 schoolgirls by Boko Haram extremists amid anger that government efforts to negotiate their freedom appear to have...

North Korea Official: Trump Is About to Tweet the U.S. Right Into a Nuclear...

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea's vice foreign minister on Friday blamed President Donald Trump for building up a "vicious cycle" of tensions on the Korean Peninsula, saying that his "aggressive" tweets were...

U.S. Steel Plant Quietly Fixing Chemical Spill In Lake Michigan That Put Millions of...

PORTAGE, Ind. (AP) — A water sample from Lake Michigan near a wastewater spill at a U.S. Steel plant in Indiana contained an elevated level of a potentially carcinogenic chemical but well below federal...

British Official Says S. Sudan War Is Now Genocide, Urges African, International Intervention

ENTEBBE, Uganda (AP) — South Sudan's civil war is now genocide, with violence perpetrated along tribal lines, a senior British official said, urging African leaders to do more to end the conflict in which...

97 African Migrants Feared Drowned as Another Boat Headed for Europe Sinks In the...

CAIRO (AP) — At least 97 African migrants are missing and believed drowned after their Europe-bound boat sank in the Mediterranean Sea on Thursday, the Libyan coast guard said. Spokesman Ayoub Gassim said 23 migrants...

U.S. Just Dropped Largest Non-Nuclear Bomb In Afghanistan on ISIS Target

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says U.S. forces in Afghanistan dropped the military's largest non-nuclear bomb on an Islamic State target in Afghanistan on Thursday, April 13. Adam Stump is a Pentagon spokesman. Stump says...

NBA Playoffs Matchups Announced After Bulls, Pacers Secure Last Spots

Dwyane Wade is going back to the playoffs. The Miami Heat aren't going with him. The field for the NBA postseason is set, with Wade and the Chicago Bulls claiming one of the last two...

1st Black Woman on State’s Highest Court Found Dead on Hudson River Bank

NEW YORK (AP) — The first Black woman appointed to the state's highest court has been found dead on the bank of the Hudson River. Sheila Abdus-Salaam's body was discovered along the riverside near Harlem...

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