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Man with grudge who drove car into mourners gets 80 years

A judge has sentenced a man to 80 years in prison for driving his car into mourners at a South Carolina cemetery as part of a grudge against the state agency where the dead woman worked

Girdles and socket wrenches: Sears was the Amazon…

How the might have fallen: Sears, which was the Amazon of its day, files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

No cellphones, no gas: No end to misery in…

Residents of hurricane-ravaged communities in Florida's Panhandle are turning turned to volunteers and each other for help on the fifth day without cell service, electricity and, in many cases, shelter

Report: Ecuador tells Assange to curb speech, look after cat

A media report says that Ecuador has formally ordered WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to steer clear of topics that could harm its diplomatic interests

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Death sentence vacated for man who threw children off bridge

A man convicted of killed four children by throwing them from an Alabama bridge has had his death sentence reduced to life imprisonment after tests showed he had an IQ of 51

Kanye and Kim's gift to Ugandan president

The US rapper, with his wife Kim Kardashian, presented Yoweri Museveni with a pair of Yeezy trainers.

Trump Says Saudi King Told Him He 'Denies Any…

President Donald Trump said Monday he had spoken to King Salman of Saudi Arabia, and that he had personally denied any knowledge of the fate of disappeared journalist Jamal Khashoggi

Odds Are Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Will Pick…

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are officially expecting, and all bets are on about what the baby’s name will be.

US budget deficit hits highest level in 6 years

The federal budget deficit has surged to $779 billion in fiscal 2018

The Latest: 10 fetuses among remains in funeral…

Remains found in the ceiling of a former Detroit funeral home included 10 fetuses and one full-term infant

Japan's Abe pledges sales tax hike in 2019

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has pledged to go ahead with an increase in the national sales tax in October next year despite fears it could damage the economy. Francis Maguire reports

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US retail sales gain a weak 0.1 percent in August

US retail sales edge up scant 0.1 percent in September, matching weak August performance

Harvard: Race can only help, never harm…

A group suing Harvard University says the school uses a loosely defined "personal rating" to discriminate against Asian-Americans who apply to the school

UK's Infant Mortality Rate Could Lag Behind Other…

According to a new report, the U.K.'s infant mortality rate could be 140% higher than some comparable countries by 2030 if current trends continue.

W.Va. Senate postpones acting on impeachment…

The West Virginia Senate has postponed acting on a court's ruling to block the impeachment trial of a state Supreme Court justice.

UNC chancellor won't testify at Confederate…

A judge has ruled the University of North Carolina's chancellor doesn't have to testify at the trial of a woman accused of pouring red ink on a Confederate statue that was later torn down by protesters

Government spends millions to guard Confederate…

Federal government spends nearly $3M to hire security guards to stand watch over Confederate cemeteries

South Korean President meets Macron on state…

South Korean President Moon Jae-in has met with French President Emmanuel Macron to discuss inter-Korean talks and bilateral issues

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Nevada bear biologist gets protective order against activist

A judge has issued a temporary protective order to keep a Lake Tahoe activist away from a state bear biologist who says the woman stalked her during a long-running dispute over the capture of nuisance bears