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Former student in prep school sex assault wants new trial

Owen Labrie

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A graduate of an elite New Hampshire prep school convicted of using a computer to lure an underage student for sex — requiring him to register as a sex offender for life — is asking for a new trial. In 2015, Owen Labrie, of Tunbridge, Vermont, was acquitted of raping a 15-year-old classmate a year earlier ... Read More »

CEFC China Energy wins 4 percent stake in UAE oil project

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates’ main state oil company has agreed to give CEFC China Energy a 4 percent stake in a major onshore oil project a day after awarding a minority stake to another Chinese company. The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company said Monday that CEFC is paying an entry fee of $888 million ... Read More »

Egypt high court upholds death sentence of 10 in soccer riot

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s highest appeals court on Monday upheld the death sentences against 10 people convicted over a soccer riot that killed over 70 fans in 2012, becoming one of the world’s deadliest soccer disasters. The verdict by the Court of Cassation is final. The defendants were charged with murder, along with other charges. The court also upheld convictions ... Read More »

Famine declared in part of South Sudan by government and UN

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Famine has been declared in two counties of South Sudan, according to an announcement by the South Sudan government and three U.N. agencies, which says the calamity is the result of prolonged civil war and an entrenched economic crisis that has devastated the war-torn East African nation. The official classification of famine highlights the human suffering ... Read More »

Draft DHS guidelines sharpen focus on those here illegally

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Homeland Security Department has drafted sweeping new guidelines aimed at aggressively detaining and deporting immigrants living in the U.S. illegally, according to a pair of memoranda signed by DHS Secretary John Kelly. The memos dated Friday seek to implement President Donald Trump’s broad directive to crack down on illegal immigration. Kelly outlines plans to hire thousands ... Read More »

House GOP hails health plan that Democrats call inadequate

Paul Ryan, Tom Price

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top House Republicans say their outline for replacing President Barack Obama’s health care law is a pathway to greater flexibility and lower costs for consumers. Democrats see a road to ruin for millions who’d face lost coverage and higher medical expenses, particularly the poor. The plan “ensures more choices, lower costs and greater control over your health ... Read More »

Dustin Johnson wins at Riviera, goes to No. 1 in the world

Dustin Johnson

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The only question about Dustin Johnson going to No. 1 in the world is: What took so long? The talent was never an issue. Jordan Spieth once referred to Johnson as “a freak athlete,” a term rarely heard in golf. Pat Perez was partly in awe and partly exasperated Sunday as he stood behind the 10th ... Read More »

AP Top Strange News at 1:15 p.m. EST

American flag has 51 stars for Pence visit to European Union Trump wigs in big demand for Austrian carnival-goers Misspelled note on pickup apologizes for ‘anger isusesh’ Man practicing Parkour falls 40 feet down chimney in Denver Joggers in bras, panties, briefs raise money for sick kids Cops warn of cows trying to sell dairy products after escape Biologists find ... Read More »

AP Top Technology News at 5:25 p.m. EST

Uber to investigate sexual harassment claim by engineer AP, other media ask judge to order release of iPhone records Electronic media searches at border crossings raise worry Zuckerberg’s goal: Remake a world Facebook helped create Some excerpts from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s missive New Zealand judge upholds Kim Dotcom extradition ruling New supercomputer aids climate research in top coal state Read More »

High profile gymnasts come forward, claim abuse by doctor

NEW YORK (AP) — Three former elite U.S. gymnasts, including 2000 Olympian Jamie Dantzscher, have come forward saying they were sexually abused by a former doctor currently facing trial on a separate matter. Dantzscher, three-time U.S. rhythmic gymnastics champion Jessica Howard and former national team member Jeanette Antolin appeared on “60 Minutes” on Sunday , detailing what they have claimed ... Read More »