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September 06, 2018 - 11:11 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Judges at the International Criminal Court ruled Thursday that the court has jurisdiction to investigate widespread allegations that Myanmar forces have driven thousands of Rohingya Muslims from their homes. The decision opens up the possibility of crimes against...
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FILE- In this June 15, 2018 photo, winter wheat is harvested in a field farmed by Dalton and Carson North near McCracken, Kan. On Thursday, Aug. 6, the Labor Department issues revised data on productivity in the second quarter. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
September 06, 2018 - 8:37 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Labor Department on Thursday affirmed last month's report that U.S. productivity increased at an annual rate of 2.9 percent in the second quarter. The government reported few revisions to the productivity figures released in August. The jump in productivity followed a tepid 0...
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FILE - In this March 28, 2017 file photo Bernd Fabritius, head of the German association of expellees, speaks at a reception in Berlin. Fabritius criticized representatives of Romania's governing party for engaging in "a campaign of defamation" against the southeastern European country's German minority. (Gregor Fischer/dpa via AP)
September 06, 2018 - 7:51 am
BERLIN (AP) — A German lawmaker has accused representatives of Romania's governing party of engaging in "a campaign of defamation" against the country's German minority. Bernd Fabritius, who was born in Romania, said in a statement late Wednesday that the smears had recently reached "a new peak,"...
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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announces Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, he will not seek a third term in office at a press conference on the 5th floor at City Hall in Chicago. (Stacey Wescott/Chicago Tribune via AP)
September 06, 2018 - 7:50 am
CHICAGO (AP) — The next mayor of Chicago will take over a city that is deeply divided by race and class, a decadeslong problem that critics say only grew more pronounced during Mayor Rahm Emanuel's two terms in office. The question for voters now that Emanuel isn't seeking re-election: Who, if...
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Slovenian police officers accompany politician Andrej Sisko, front, in the northeastern area around the town of Maribor, Slovenia, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018. Slovenian police say they have arrested two people for paramilitary activity after video footage and photos surfaced on social media of a group of armed, masked men led by a right-wing former presidential candidate. (AP Photo)
September 06, 2018 - 5:51 am
LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Slovenian police on Thursday arrested two people for paramilitary activity after video footage and photos surfaced on social media of a group of armed, masked men led by a right-wing former presidential candidate. Police said that around 40 criminal investigators were...
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South Sudanese soldiers listen to the verdict being delivered at their trial in a military courtroom in Juba, South Sudan Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018. A military judge found 10 soldiers guilty of rape and murder in a violent rampage at the Terrain Hotel in Juba in 2016, when dozens of soldiers broke into the compound, killed a local journalist and gang-raped five international aid workers. (AP Photo)
September 06, 2018 - 5:48 am
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — A military judge in South Sudan on Thursday sentenced 10 soldiers to jail for a 2016 rampage in which a local journalist was killed and five international aid workers were gang-raped. The case was widely seen as a test of South Sudan's ability to hold its soldiers to...
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Supporters and members of the LGBT community celebrate after the country's top court struck down a colonial-era law that makes homosexual acts punishable by up to 10 years in prison, in Mumbai, India, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018. The court gave its ruling Thursday on a petition filed by five people who challenged the law, saying they are living in fear of being harassed and prosecuted by police. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
September 06, 2018 - 5:07 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — India's top court on Thursday struck down a colonial-era law that made homosexual acts punishable by up to 10 years in prison, a landmark victory for gay rights in the world's largest democracy. In a unanimous decision, five Supreme Court justices ruled that the law was a weapon...
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President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh gestures over a small U.S. Constitution and his notes while testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, on the second day of his confirmation hearing to replace retired Justice Anthony Kennedy. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
September 06, 2018 - 2:29 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Senate hearings on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh (all times local): 10:15 p.m. The Democrats' final questioner of the night engaged in a cryptic exchange with Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh about whether he has talked with anyone at a law firm...
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FILE - In this June 13, 2016, file photo, Dennis Hof, owner of the Moonlite BunnyRanch, a legal brothel near Carson City, Nevada, is pictured during an interview an in Oklahoma City. Nevada authorities are investigating sexual assault allegations against Hof, a flamboyant legal pimp who is running for the state Legislature. The Nevada Department of Public Safety confirmed the investigation into Hof Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018. The department said in a statement that the investigation was based on a request by a sheriff in northern Nevada's Carson City, where Hof owns several legal brothels. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)
September 06, 2018 - 12:48 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada authorities confirmed Wednesday that they're investigating allegations of sexual assault against a legal pimp and state legislative candidate. The Nevada Department of Public Safety said it was investigating Dennis Hof because of a request from the sheriff's office in...
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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announces Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, he will not seek a third term in office at a press conference on the 5th floor at City Hall in Chicago. (Stacey Wescott/Chicago Tribune via AP)
September 05, 2018 - 10:06 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The next mayor of Chicago will take over a city that is deeply divided by race and class, a decades-long problem that critics say only grew more pronounced during Mayor Rahm Emanuel's two terms in office. The question for voters now that Emanuel isn't seeking re-election: Who, if...
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