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Defense raises race bias in Cosby jury selection process
by By JOE MANDAK and MARYCLAIRE DALE
15 minutes ago
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- With just one black person seated among the first 11 jurors chosen for Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial, defense lawyers are crying foul and accusing prosecutors of trying to systematically keep blacks off the jury....
[From AP Top News at 9:11 a.m. EDT]
Manchester bomber had 'proven' links to Islamic State: French minister
31 minutes ago
MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) - The Manchester suicide bomber who killed 22 people at a concert venue packed with children had recently returned from Libya, a British minister said, and her French counterpart said he had links with Islamic State and had probably visited Syria too.
[From Reuters: Top News]
Tiffany's lackluster sales sends shares down
43 minutes ago
(Reuters) - Tiffany & Co reported lower-than-expected quarterly sales and a surprise drop in comparable sales, underscoring the upscale jeweler's struggles with a strong dollar that has crimped spending by tourists and weak demand at home.
[From Reuters: Top News]
Pope asks Trump to be peacemaker, gives him environmental letter
50 minutes ago
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis urged U.S. President Donald Trump to be a peacemaker at their highly anticipated first meeting on Wednesday, and Trump promised he would not forget the pontiff's message.
[From Reuters: Top News]
Taiwan court rules in favor of same-sex marriage, first in Asia
55 minutes ago
TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan's constitutional court declared on Wednesday that same-sex couples have the right to legally marry, the first such ruling in Asia, sparking celebration by activists who have been campaigning for the right for years.
[From Reuters: Top News]
Islamic State-linked militants besiege Philippine city
by By JIM GOMEZ and TERESA CEROJANO
1 hour ago
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Islamic State group-linked militants swept through a southern Philippine city, beheading a police chief, burning buildings, seizing a Catholic priest and his worshippers and raising the black flag of IS, authorities said Wednesday. President Rodrigo Duterte, who had declared martial law across the southern third of the nation, warned he may expand it nationwide....
[From AP Top News at 9:11 a.m. EDT]
German prosecutor says is in touch with U.S. authorities on Daimler
1 hour ago
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German prosecutors, who searched Daimler's offices this week as part of an investigation into diesel pollution, are talking to U.S. authorities, the Stuttgart public prosecutor's office said on Wednesday.
[From Reuters: Top News]
Trump budget not a hit for some oil-rich states
1 hour ago
A White House budget proposal was critiqued by Republicans and Democrats alike from oil-rich states despite calls to balance the books with crude oil sales.
[From Latest News - UPI.com]
At least 34 migrants, mostly toddlers, drown off Libya: rescuers
1 hour ago
ROME (Reuters) - At least 34 migrants, most of them toddlers, drowned on Wednesday, as coastguard boats and other vessels tried to save hundreds of others packed into boats off the coast of Libya, rescuers said.
[From Reuters: Top News]
A gunshot and a child dies: Should anyone be punished?
by By NICK PENZENSTADLER, RYAN J. FOLEY and LARRY FENN
1 hour ago
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) -- Amy Pittman learned on her first day in jail to bottle up her grief....
[From AP Top News at 9:11 a.m. EDT]
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