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Australian probe yet to explain plane crash that killed 5

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 7:30pm

Investigators say a cockpit voice recorder failed to capture audio of the doomed flight of a light plane that crashed into the roof of an Australian shopping mall last month killing a pilot and four Americana tourists.

Cyclone rips off roofs, flings boats onto land in Australia

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 6:53pm

Residents of Australia's cyclone-battered tropical northeast emerged from their homes on Wednesday to find roofs lying in their yards, boats flung onto rocks and roads blocked by tangles of fallen trees and power lines, as emergency officials tried to reach communities cut off by the powerful storm.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 6:43pm

The top Democrat on the Senate intelligence committee says White House meddling in Congress' Russia investigations is not helping to lift the cloud of suspicion that hangs over the Trump administration. Virginia Sen. Mark Warner says that if the White House has nothing to hide about its relationship with Russia, there should be no problem with government officials answering questions in public testimony.

Bodies of American, Swedish UN experts found in Congo

Al-Hadji Kudra Maliro and Saleh Mwanamilongo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 6:23pm

The bodies of an American and a Swedish investigator with the United Nations and their Congolese interpreter were found in Central Kasai province, authorities said Tuesday, more than two weeks after they disappeared while looking into recent violence there.

The Latest: UN to conduct inquiry into experts' deaths

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 5:52pm

The latest on the discovery of the bodies of an American and a Swedish U.N. expert and their interpreter in Congo (all times local):

US denies loosening rules for avoiding civilian casualties

Sinan Salaheddin and Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 5:24pm

U.S. airstrikes probably played a role in the deaths of dozens of civilians in Mosul earlier this month, U.S. and Iraqi military officials acknowledged Tuesday, but they denied the rules for avoiding civilian casualties have been loosened despite a recent spike in civilian casualties.

University founded by Soros says targeted by new Hungary law

Pablo Gorondi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 4:50pm

Central European University said Tuesday that government-proposed amendments to Hungary's law on higher education "would make it impossible to continue its operations" in Budapest, its home for over 25 years.

Brain and arm implants help paralyzed US man feed himself

Maria Cheng, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 4:44pm

A paralyzed man was able to feed himself for the first time in eight years, after doctors implanted sensors in his brain that sent signals to his arm.

Abbas expects Arab summit backing ahead of talks with Trump

Mohammed Daraghmeh, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 3:53pm

The Palestinian president said Tuesday that he expects this year's Arab summit to deliver a "clear message to the world" about Palestinian rights.

Ivory Coast ex-president's wife acquitted of war crimes

Alexis Adele and Carley Petesch, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 3:45pm

An Ivory Coast court on Tuesday found former first lady Simone Gbagbo not guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity after a trial on her alleged role in postelection abuses that led to the deaths of thousands.

French candidate's wife faces charges over parliament jobs

Sylvie Corbet, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 3:43pm

The wife of French presidential candidate Francois Fillon was given preliminary charges Tuesday over well-paid parliamentary jobs that investigators suspect she never performed.

Bodies of American, Swedish UN experts and their interpreter found in Congo: Authorities

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 3:40pm

Bodies of American, Swedish UN experts and their interpreter found in Congo: Authorities .

Lawyer: Art dealer accepts prized coffin's return to Turkey

Jamey Keaten, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 3:24pm

Lawyers say a Roman Empire-era coffin depicting the 12 labors of Hercules is set to go home to Turkey, ending a legal battle over a prized artifact that had mysteriously turned up in Geneva's secretive customs-office warehouse years ago.

Grupo Mexico to buy Florida railroad for $2.1 billion

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 3:23pm

Mexican mining and rail conglomerate Grupo Mexico said Tuesday that it has reached an agreement to buy Florida East Coast Railway Holdings Corp. for $2.1 billion.

May vows Brexit deal for all in UK, including EU nationals

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 3:20pm

Prime Minister Theresa May says she will enter European Union exit talks representing everyone in Britain — including millions of EU nationals living in the U.K.

The Latest: Fillon's wife handed preliminary charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 2:53pm

The Latest on France's presidential campaign (all times local):

The wife of French presidential candidate Francois Fillon is facing preliminary charges over allegedly fake jobs

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 2:50pm

The wife of French presidential candidate Francois Fillon is facing preliminary charges over allegedly fake jobs .

The Latest: Abbas awaiting US word on Israel settlements

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 2:32pm

The Latest on the Arab Summit (all times local):

Scottish lawmakers back independence referendum call

David Keyton and Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 1:05pm

Scottish lawmakers voted Tuesday to seek a new referendum on independence, presenting the British government with an unwelcome distraction as it prepares to push the European Union exit button.