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KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's parliament has voted to suspend military cooperation with Russia in a long-anticipated move signaling a further break in relations between the onetime partners. Today, Ukraine scrapped five cooperation agreements, including one that had given the Russian military transit rights to reach Moldova, whose territory is partly controlled by a Moscow-supported separatist government.

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A senior U.S. diplomat has met with Myanmar's president to discuss the urgency of the Rohingya (ROH'-hin-GAH') humanitarian crisis. The U.S. Embassy in Myanmar says Deputy Secretary of State Anthony Blinken held talks with President Thein Sein today. A State Department spokeswoman said earlier that Blinken would urge Myanmar to cooperate with Bangladesh to help migrants who are adrift.

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An FBI investigation into a scandal surrounding a private prison in Idaho has turned up no evidence of crime. But prosecutors say it did show plenty of miscommunication and faulty assumptions between state agencies. The U.S. Justice Department declined to press criminal charges after a 15-month probe into allegations of contract fraud and public corruption at the Idaho Correctional Center.

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Florida man who piloted a gyrocopter through some of America's most restricted airspace before landing last month at the U.S. Capitol is due back in federal court in Washington today. The U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia says a grand jury has indicted Douglas Hughes on six charges. He now faces charges that carry up to 9½ years in prison.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Union officials are offering new details on how an Amtrak engineer spent the hours before the last week's deadly derailment in Philadelphia. Railroad Workers United says the engineer's shift May 12 had been grueling and his rest break was shortened by equipment-related delays on his earlier train to Washington. It says that left him with about an hour to rest and eat before his trip back to New York on the Northeast Regional train that eventually derailed, killing eight people.

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