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French presidential hopefuls wrap up campaigns in tight race

PARIS -- Far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen vowed Wednesday to end the fear of terrorism in France and stamp out the “poison” of Islamic radicals, holding her final rally in the souther...

Updated : 2017.04.20 13:49

Facebook out to read minds

SAN FRANCISCO -- Facebook wants to read your mind. At least, when it comes to what you’d like to say or type. The social network giant, at its annual developers conference, unveiled Wednesday proje...

Updated : 2017.04.20 13:36

Another nearby planet found that may be just right for life

WASHINGTON -- Astronomers have found yet another planet that seems to have just the right Goldilocks combination for life: Not so hot and not so cold. It is not so far away, either. This new, big, ...

Updated : 2017.04.20 13:35

Fox News dumps Bill O’Reilly

NEW YORK -- Fox News on Wednesday severed its ties with Bill O'Reilly, sacking its biggest star and America’s most-watched cable news anchor over a flood of sexual harassment allegations and crashin...

Updated : 2017.04.20 13:33

‘Incontrovertible’ sarin gas used in Syria: watchdog

THE HAGUE, Netherlands -- The head of a global arms watchdog said Wednesday that “incontrovertible” test results from an alleged chemical strike in Syria showed sarin gas or a similar substance had...

Updated : 2017.04.20 13:29

Europhiles see chance of revival in Brexit election

LONDON -- Voters could give Europhile politicians a boost in Britain‘s upcoming election, but the effect will be limited and the prospect of a grand alliance to soften Brexit is improbable, analysts...

Updated : 2017.04.20 13:27

Boy, woman killed in Venezuela mass protests

CARACAS, Venezuela -- A teenage boy and a woman died after being shot Wednesday during massive protests in Venezuela against President Nicolas Maduro, bringing to seven the number killed this month i...

Updated : 2017.04.20 13:24

UN court rejects Kiev bid for measures against pro-Russian rebels

THE HAGUE, Netherlands -- The UN’s top court Wednesday rejected a bid by Kiev for emergency measures to halt Russia’s alleged funneling of money and arms into Ukraine’s war-torn east, but warned M...

Updated : 2017.04.20 13:22

Victoria Beckham gets royal recognition

LONDON -- It was a posh day at the palace for former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham. The pop singer turned fashion designer was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire Wednesday. Fashion de...

Updated : 2017.04.20 10:34

Son of world's oldest woman dies at 97 at home in Jamaica

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- The son of a woman believed to be the oldest person in the world died at their home Wednesday in Jamaica at the ripe old age of 97. Harold Fairweather, who had recently been ill...

Updated : 2017.04.20 10:32

[Newsmaker] UK leader calls for early election to boost Brexit bid

Delivering the latest jolt in Britain's year of political shocks, Prime Minister Theresa May called Tuesday for a snap June 8 general election, seeking to strengthen her hand in European Union exit t...

Updated : 2017.04.19 18:42

[Graphic News] Japan is home to the world’s oldest people

Italian Emma Morano’s death at the age of 117 years has left Jamaican Violet Brown, born March 10 1900, as the oldest living person, according to the Gerontology Research Group. Here is the number ...

Updated : 2017.04.19 18:37

US Sen. Elizabeth Warren launches book tour

NEW YORK -- She wasn't in her home state, but US Sen. Elizabeth Warren couldn’t have asked for a friendlier audience to launch her book tour. The Massachusetts Democrat entered and left to warm ova...

Updated : 2017.04.19 17:13

'O’Reilly Factor' viewership drops without Bill O’Reilly

NEW YORK -- Through four days of Bill O'Reilly’s vacation, his show's viewership declined by 23 percent in the hands of substitutes Dana Perino, Eric Bolling and Greg Gutfeld. O’Reilly is on a nea...

Updated : 2017.04.19 16:23

Britain's snap election spells trouble for Labour: experts

LONDON – Britain’s snap election is likely to be judgement day for embattled opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, but offers little prospect of resolving the deep-seated tensions tearing the par...

Updated : 2017.04.19 13:30