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Prosecutors say Oregon day care provider left children alone

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon day care provider has been indicted on more than 100 criminal counts after being accused of leaving children as young as six months old alone multiple times over eight days to go to a tanning salon and a gym, prosecutors said Wednesday. A grand jury indicted January Neatherlin, 31, of Bend late Tuesday on ... Read More »

Over 400 students fall ill of Egypt army’s school meals

CAIRO (AP) — At least 435 students fell ill of suspected food poisoning in public schools across Egypt on Tuesday and Wednesday after consuming government-issued school meals, health officials said. Egypt’s Health Ministry announced on Wednesday that 312 students in schools in Cairo, Suez and Aswan were hospitalized with symptoms of food poisoning, in a succession of mass food poisoning ... Read More »

Cat stuck in peanut butter jar gives birth to kittens, dies

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A stray cat found earlier this week with its head stuck in a peanut butter jar has been euthanized, but not before giving birth to a litter of kittens. The Riverside Press-Enterprise reports ( ) that the cat, named Skippy by San Jacinto shelter workers, gave birth Tuesday to four kittens: Peanut, Butter, Jelly and Honey. ... Read More »

Supreme Court wrestles with California police shooting case

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Wednesday stepped in to the national conversation on police practices, wrestling with a California police shooting case where sheriff’s deputies shot an innocent couple during their search for a wanted man. The justices heard oral arguments in a 2010 case involving Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies. The deputies were searching for a wanted ... Read More »

Mattis says he welcomes approval from Congress for IS fight

Jim Mattis, Joseph Dunford

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says Congress should approve a formal authorization for U.S. military forces to fight the Islamic State in Syria. Mattis calls the Islamic State a “clear and present danger” and says he wonders why Congress hasn’t acted already. He says an authorization from Congress to fight the extremist group would show resolve. He was ... Read More »

In Europe spat, Turkish president warns Westerners on safety

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ramped up his anti-European rhetoric on Wednesday, warning that the safety of Western citizens could be in peril if European nations persist in what he described as arrogant conduct. Erdogan’s remarks came amid tension over Dutch and German restrictions on Turkish officials who tried to campaign for diaspora votes ahead of ... Read More »