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  • Time and place for Putin-Trump summit set, Kremlin adviser says

    June 27, 2018 12:11 PM 9

    MOSCOW — A foreign affairs adviser to Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that Moscow and Washington have agreed on the date and location for a summit of Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump. Presidential adviser Yuri Ushakov made the announcement after a meeting in Moscow between Putin and U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton. The time, venue

  • Canadian Blake Leibel gets life sentence for torturing, killing girlfriend in California

    June 26, 2018 11:36 PM 11

    Leibel used a knife in a “prolonged attack” in which Kasian was “alive for the better part of the mutilation and mayhem,” prosecutor Tannaz Mokayef told jurors. She said the crime “followed a script” from his graphic novel. Leibel is the son of Lorne Leibel, a sailor on Canada’s 1976 Olympics team who built a fortune building homes in the Toronto area. Blake

  • U.S. Supreme Court rules against California law that forced crisis pregnancy centres to provide abortion info

    June 26, 2018 6:36 PM 11

    California Attorney General Xavier Becerra called the decision “unfortunate” but said “our work to ensure that Californians receive accurate information about their health care options will continue.” The abortion-rights group NARAL Pro-Choice California was a prime sponsor of the California law. NARAL contends the centres mislead women about their options

  • ‘Get your son ready, because we are taking him’: Parents describe being separated from kids at U.S. border

    June 26, 2018 4:47 PM 11

    Taylor Levy, Annunciation House’s legal co-ordinator, said most of the parents had not spoken to their children before being brought to the shelter, though some knew through other family members where their children were being held. The average age of the separated children is 10; the youngest child is 5. Most of the parents are from Honduras, with others

  • U.S. Supreme Court won’t hear case of anti-gay marriage florist

    June 25, 2018 2:11 PM 16

    There are no similar allegations that bias affected the state court decisions, and Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson said the recent Supreme Court ruling will have no effect on the case against Stutzman and her Arlene’s Flowers store in Richland, Washington. But the Alliance Defending Freedom senior counsel Kristen Waggoner, who represents Stutzman

  • U.S. Supreme Court declines to hear case of Making a Murderer’s Brendan Dassey

    June 25, 2018 2:09 PM 10

    The Supreme Court’s decision comes as there are plans for a second season of Making a Murderer, which premiered on Netflix in 2015. Viewers of the first season were introduced to Dassey’s uncle, Steven Avery, who spent 18 years in prison for a rape before DNA testing exonerated him. After his release, he filed a multimillion dollar civil suit over his conviction

  • Italy’s interior minister vows to help Libya stem flow of migrants

    June 25, 2018 12:30 PM 9

    TRIPOLI, LIBYA—Italy’s firebrand interior minister vowed on Monday to do everything possible to help Libya stem the flow of migrants and develop itself commercially, saying Italy wants Europe to view its former colony as a “great opportunity” and not a problem. Matteo Salvini made his first official visit abroad to Tripoli, Libya’s capital, to hammer

  • Hundreds of women march in Rio to demand legal abortion

    June 23, 2018 2:26 AM 13

    RIO DE JANEIRO—Hundreds of women marched in Rio de Janeiro on Friday to demand the legalization of abortion in Brazil. The march followed a breakthrough for abortion supporters in neighbouring Argentina, where the lower house of Congress approved a bill this month that would legalize elective abortion in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy. Carrying banners

  • Hundreds attend funeral for fashion designer Kate Spade

    June 22, 2018 2:21 AM 14

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Hundreds of mourners braved drizzling rain to attend the funeral for fashion designer Kate Spade on Thursday, many of them carrying her iconic purses as they flocked to a church in her hometown of Kansas City, Missouri. Her family released a statement shortly before the funeral began, saying her father had died the night before at his home. The statement

  • U.S. universities quiet on ties to team doctor in sexual abuse inquiry

    June 21, 2018 12:57 PM 10

    The resume says he was a medical resident at Rutgers from 1974-75; a research fellow in medicine at Harvard Medical School and Boston’s Peter Bent Brigham Hospital from 1975-77; and a fellow in sports medicine at Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Boston before becoming an Ohio State assistant professor. The resume also lists him as a “physician for university