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  • North Korea nuclear site trip for foreign journalists underway

    May 23, 2018 12:39 PM 8

    North Korea has said it will use explosives to close nuclear test tunnels later this week International journalists left on a marathon journey to a North Korean nuclear test site on Wednesday, after Pyongyang belatedly cleared a number of South Korean media to witness what it says will be the dismantling of its only nuclear test facility. The trek will involve

  • U.S. company’s search for missing Flight 370 will end next week, Malaysia says

    May 23, 2018 12:25 PM 4

    KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA—The search by a private U.S. company for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 will end next week, Malaysia’s transport minister said Wednesday, while families of those who died onboard urged the government to review all matters related to the jet’s disappearance four years ago. Malaysia signed a “no cure, no fee” deal with Texas-based

  • Australian archbishop convicted of child sex abuse cover-up

    May 22, 2018 3:27 AM 11

    Philip Wilson, 67, pleaded not guilty and could face 2-year prison sentence An Australian archbishop who was the most senior Roman Catholic cleric in the world charged with covering up child sex abuse was convicted Tuesday and faces a potential two years in prison. Magistrate Robert Stone handed down the verdict against Archbishop of Adelaide Philip

  • Cuban plane crash death toll rises to 111 as 2 survivors still in critical condition

    May 22, 2018 12:31 AM 9

    Gretell Landrove Font, 23, died Monday, state media said Cuban state media say a 23-year-old survivor of Friday's plane crash in Havana has died, raising the death toll to 111. Gretell Landrove Font died Monday afternoon of extensive injuries suffered in the crash of the Boeing 737 that was rented from a Mexican company by Cuba's national airline, Cubana

  • School shooting that left 10 dead may not bring change to gun-loving Texas

    May 21, 2018 8:18 PM 7

    AUSTIN, TEXAS—Texas has more than 1.2 million licensed handgun owners who can openly carry their weapons in public. The state hosted the National Rifle Association’s annual meeting two weeks ago. And until Monday, the governor’s re-election website was raffling off a shotgun. Guns are so hard-wired into Texas culture that last week’s deadly rampage at Santa

  • U.S. issues steep list of demands for nuclear treaty with Iran

    May 21, 2018 3:48 PM 11

    Requirements include foreign-policy overhaul and cessation of all uranium enrichment The United States issued a steep list of demands on Monday to be included in a nuclear treaty with Iran to replace the deal scuttled by President Donald Trump and threatened "the strongest sanctions in history" if Tehran doesn't change course. Drawing sharp contrasts

  • A 10-year-old girl needs a kidney. Her donor teaches in the classroom down the hall

    May 21, 2018 1:04 AM 8

    REYNOLDSBURG, OHIO—Eva Evans is 10 years old and desperately needs a new kidney to live a normal life. Mrs. Thomas, a smiling Grade 4 teacher at Eva’s school, wants to give her one. They barely knew each other before. Eva was in a different fourth-grade room down the hall. Tanya Thomas, 48, had spent half her life in the classroom, most of the time right

  • Cyclists tried to scare cougar away, but it still attacked them, killing one

    May 20, 2018 10:15 PM 6

    SEATTLE—The two mountain bikers did what they were supposed to do when they noticed a mountain lion tailing them on a trail east of Seattle. They got off their bikes. They faced the beast, shouted and tried to spook it. After it charged, one even smacked the cougar with his bike, and it ran off. When they got on their bikes again, the cougar returned

  • Baghdad, Karachi archbishops among Pope Francis’ choices for new cardinals

    May 20, 2018 2:47 PM 7

    VATICAN CITY—Pope Francis announced on Sunday he has chosen 14 men to be the newest cardinals in the church, among them his chief aide for helping Rome’s homeless and poor, as well as prelates based in Iraq and Pakistan, where Christians are a vulnerable minority. “I am happy to announce that on June 29, I will hold a consistory (ceremony) to make 14 new cardinals

  • Congo Ebola deaths rise to 26

    May 20, 2018 9:38 AM 10

    National emergency response fund now amounts to more than $4M Congo's health ministry says there is one new death from Ebola, bringing to 26 the number of deaths from the deadly outbreak in Equateur province in the country's northwest. In a statement the health ministry said four new cases have been confirmed as Ebola. A total of 46 cases of hemorrhagic