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Trial starts of Danish inventor accused of submarine murder

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish inventor Peter Madsen went on trial Thursday accused of tying up and torturing Swedish reporter Kim Wall before he either cut her throat or strangled her during a trip on his private submarine in August. Madsen, 47, is charged with murder, dismemberment and indecent handling of a corpse for the…

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Philippine protest, South Korea’s #MeToo mark Women’s Day

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — In Manila, they decried the president as a violator of women’s rights. In Seoul, the surging #MeToo movement took to the streets. In India, where endemic violence against women has only recently become part of the public conversation, they marched toward Parliament loudly demanding their rights. It was International Women’s Day…

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Red Cross postpones aid convoy to Damascus rebel-held suburb

BEIRUT (AP) — A second convoy with desperately needed aid for the besieged rebel-held eastern suburbs of Damascus was postponed on Thursday because of the violence and a rapidly evolving situation on the ground, the International Committee of the Red Cross said. The postponement came as Syrian government forces intensified their offensive on the area,…

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Storm moves up East Coast dumping snow, knocking out power

NEW YORK (AP) — The second major storm in less than a week moved up the East Coast early Thursday, dumping heavy snow and knocking out power to hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses from Pennsylvania to New England. Some places saw more than 2 feet of snow by late Wednesday. Montville, New Jersey,…

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Lawmakers, business brace for rollout of Trump’s tariff plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says Mexico, Canada and other countries may be spared from President Donald Trump’s planned steel and aluminum tariffs under national security “carve-outs,” a move that could soften the blow amid threats of retaliation by trading partners and dire economic warnings from lawmakers and business groups. Press secretary Sarah Huckabee…

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Snowy nor’easter threatening northeastern United States

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Another snowy, blowy nor’easter threatened a new round of power outages as it swirled ashore early Wednesday, causing officials to close schools and city offices and raising concerns for utility customers still trying to bounce back from an earlier storm. The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning that stretched from…

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10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. WHEN POLITICS IMITATES ART Trump once presided over a reality show in which a key cast member exited each week. With the departure of chief economic adviser Gary Cohn, the same thing seems to be happening in…

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Saudi women take the wheel, test-driving a new freedom

JIDDAH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Fatima Salem giggles with hesitation when it’s her turn to drive through a small parking lot lined with bright orange cones and arrows. Like millions of Saudi women, she plans on applying for a driver’s license when the kingdom lifts its ban on women driving in June. But first, she…

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Democrats, women candidates score big in Texas primaries

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Women running for Congress surged to big wins and Democrats smashed recent turnout levels in Texas’ first-in-the-nation 2018 primary elections, giving Republicans a potential glimpse of what’s ahead in the first midterms under President Donald Trump. Energized and angry Democrats in Texas, where the GOP has dominated for decades, came out…

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Wave of exits from West Wing sparks talk of brain drain

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump once presided over a reality show in which a key cast member exited each week. The same thing seems to be happening in his White House. Trump’s West Wing has descended into a period of unparalleled tumult amid a wave of staff departures — and despite the president’s insistence…