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Iran's supreme leader: Vienna offers 'not worth looking at'

Iran's supreme leader: Vienna offers 'not worth looking at'

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Iran's supreme leader on Wednesday dismissed initial offers at talks in Vienna to save Tehran's tattered nuclear deal as “not worth looking at,” attempting to pressure world powers after an attack on the country's main n
Months after hack, US poised to announce sanctions on Russia

Months after hack, US poised to announce sanctions on Russia

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration is preparing to announce sanctions in response to a massive Russian hacking campaign that breached vital federal agencies, as well as for election interference, a senior administration official said Wednesday nig
Former Minnesota cop charged in shooting of Black motorist

Former Minnesota cop charged in shooting of Black motorist

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Rapper Mystikal breaks silence on dropped rape charge

Rapper Mystikal breaks silence on dropped rape charge

NEW YORK — Mystikal, convicted almost two decades ago of sexual battery and recently cleared of a second allegation of rape and kidnapping, acknowledges his past puts him in a “horrible fraternity.
Prosecutor: Missing student killed during 1996 rape attempt

Prosecutor: Missing student killed during 1996 rape attempt

LOS ANGELES — The suspect in the 1996 disappearance of California college student Kristin Smart killed her while trying rape her in his dorm room and his father helped hide the body, the San Luis Obispo County district attorney said Wednesday.
Defence expert blames George Floyd's death on heart trouble

Defence expert blames George Floyd's death on heart trouble

MINNEAPOLIS — George Floyd died of a sudden heart rhythm disturbance as a result of his heart disease, a forensic pathologist testified for the defence Wednesday at former Officer Derek Chauvin's murder trial, contradicting prosecution experts who sa

10 emerging writers receive $50,000 Whiting Awards

NEW YORK — Fiction authors Steven Dunn and Tope Falarin and dramatists Jordan E. Cooper and Sylvia Khoury are among this year's winners of the Whiting Awards, honours with a cash prize of $50,000 that are presented to each of 10 emerging writers.
Prosecutors: No charges for officer in Capitol riot shooting

Prosecutors: No charges for officer in Capitol riot shooting

WASHINGTON — Federal prosecutors will not charge a police officer who shot and killed a woman as she climbed through the broken part of a door during the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, the Justice Department said Wednesday.

After months on lam, slaughterhouse escapee beefalo caught

PLYMOUTH, Conn. — After more than 250 days on the run, an 800- to 900-pound (360- to 410-kilogram) beefalo that has been roaming the woods in western Connecticut since it escaped on its way to a slaughterhouse has been captured, police said.
Biden begins to undo Trump-era ban on abortion referrals

Biden begins to undo Trump-era ban on abortion referrals

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration on Wednesday began to undo a Trump-era ban on clinics referring women for abortions, a policy that drove Planned Parenthood from the federal family planning program and created new complications for women trying