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UK police, Muslim youths to link hands to mark London attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 3:20am

British police officers will be linking hands with members of a Muslim youth group on a London bridge to mark last week's attack outside Parliament that killed four people.

With monster trucks and Comic-Con, Saudis defy killjoy image

Aya Batrawy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 1:10am

Monster trucks, hip-hop dancing and Game of Thrones all have one surprising thing in common now: Saudi Arabia.

Israeli lawmakers reach out to US Jews on anti-Semitism

Bob Salsberg, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 10:34pm

A group of lawmakers representing a cross-section of Israel's political spectrum is reaching out to American Jews to discuss anti-Semitism in the United States.

Former Army medic arrested in vandalism at Colorado mosque

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 8:01pm

Police arrested a former Army medic after a vandal broke windows and left a Bible at a Colorado mosque — an act that led to an outpouring of support for Muslims, authorities said

Worst humanitarian crisis hits as Trump slashes foreign aid

Justin Lynch, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 6:33pm

The world's largest humanitarian crisis in 70 years has been declared in three African countries on the brink of famine, just as President Donald Trump's proposed foreign aid cuts threaten to pull the United States from its historic role as the world's top emergency donor.

Photo op turns into chance encounter with big gator on links

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 5:20pm

Carrie Moores says she'd only seen alligators at the zoo before relocating last year from Connecticut to South Carolina. That changed this week during a chance encounter with a very big gator on the golf links.

Fewer priest accusers to testify at ex-official's retrial

Maryclaire Dale, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 3:53pm

A former church official in Philadelphia must decide this week whether to be retried on child endangerment charges or seek further appeals.

Library patron returns book he took in 1982, plus $200

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 2:10pm

A patron who stole a book from a Montana library in 1982 has returned it after reading it at least 25 times, having it restored and having the author sign it.

Have You Seen This? Little girl meets a robot

John Clyde, Contributor  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 1:15pm

This little girl has given me faith in humanity. Her excitement for what she thinks is a robot is not what my reaction would be. She's better than all of us.

Thousands of ultra-Orthodox Israelis protest military draft

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 12:20pm

Thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews demonstrated in Jerusalem on Tuesday over military service in one of several protests following the recent detention of a rabbi's son who refused to report to a draft office.

Myanmar's armed Rohingya militants deny terrorist links

Grant Peck, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 11:07am

An armed militant group fighting Myanmar's government on behalf of the country's Muslim Rohingya minority has issued a statement asserting its right to self-defense and denying links to any terrorist group.

New Jersey man gets wish, returns to work on 100th birthday

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 10:44am

A New Jersey man wanted only one thing for his 100th birthday: to return to his old job.

Cambodia bans export of breast milk by US company

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 9:12am

Cambodia has permanently banned the export of human breast milk by a company headed by a former Mormon missionary that pioneered the business two years ago.

Essentials of Buenos Aires: Evita, tango and pope's hometown

Albert Stumm, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 7:51am

During Buenos Aires' heyday, fabulous wealth flowed into the city from Argentina's agricultural heartland, turning the country into one of the world's richest by the early 20th century. The evidence of that era is still apparent in the grand architectural showpieces scattered around this sprawling city of 3 million.

Smurfette is shunned in Israeli ultra-Orthodox city

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 6:50am

Israel's pious ultra-Orthodox Jewish community has long chafed at public displays of women, whether the images are of female public figures or ordinary women.

J is not OK _ Swiss court nixes letter as baby's name

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 6:04am

J is not OK — as a name, that is, according to a Swiss court.

Trump has casino trademark in Jordan but gambling is illegal

Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 1:54am

The president of the United States holds a trademark in Jordan for a Donald Trump casino, despite the fact that gambling is illegal in the kingdom. It is one of four he received before he ran for office, and suggests that the former casino executive may have had wider hopes for businesses across the Middle East than was previously known.

Man arrested in connection with vandalism at Colorado mosque

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 10:02pm

Police arrested a suspect in connection with the vandalism at a mosque near Colorado State University, a case they are investigating as a hate crime.

Four-legged fugitives take free rein on a California highway

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 8:20pm

That mustang in the rearview mirror turned out to be a real horse running on a Northern California highway — followed by a mule.