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Corruption allegations hound Binay in Philippine election

NBA - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 17:56

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — In a poor Southeast Asian country with a soft spot for the underdog, Philippine Vice President Jejomar Binay has tried to turn online jokes about his dark complexion and small stature to his advantage by portraying himself in campaign ads as an everyman who understands the struggles of the underclass. But […]
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Corruption allegations hound Binay in Philippine election

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 17:56

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — In a poor Southeast Asian country with a soft spot for the underdog, Philippine Vice President Jejomar Binay has tried to turn online jokes about his dark complexion and small stature to his advantage by portraying himself in campaign ads as an everyman who understands the struggles of the underclass. But […]
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Police: Escaped inmate spotted at New Jersey CVS

NBA - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 17:38

BARNEGAT TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Police in New Jersey say security footage has captured images of an inmate walking into a pharmacy a day after vanishing from a state prison. In a Facebook post, the Barnegat Police Department identifies the man in the images taken Wednesday morning as 38-year-old Arthur Buckel. Corrections officials say the […]
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Police: Escaped inmate spotted at New Jersey CVS

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 17:38

BARNEGAT TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Police in New Jersey say security footage has captured images of an inmate walking into a pharmacy a day after vanishing from a state prison. In a Facebook post, the Barnegat Police Department identifies the man in the images taken Wednesday morning as 38-year-old Arthur Buckel. Corrections officials say the […]
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Iraq’s PM replaces military commander over Green Zone breach

NBA - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 17:27

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi replaced the commander of a military division tasked with protecting the heavily fortified Green Zone Thursday after hundreds of angry anti-government protesters broke into the parliament building last week. On Saturday hundreds of protesters, mainly followers of Iraq’s influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, knocked down concrete blast […]
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Iraq’s PM replaces military commander over Green Zone breach

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 17:27

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi replaced the commander of a military division tasked with protecting the heavily fortified Green Zone Thursday after hundreds of angry anti-government protesters broke into the parliament building last week. On Saturday hundreds of protesters, mainly followers of Iraq’s influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, knocked down concrete blast […]
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Michigan House votes to pay Detroit school debt without Dems

NBA - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 17:15

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — After 15 hours of mostly private meetings, the Michigan House approved a $500 million restructuring plan for the ailing Detroit Public Schools. House lawmakers started session Wednesday and emerged early Thursday morning to approve a plan that’s aimed at easing teachers’ fears they won’t be paid. The money would help the […]
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Michigan House votes to pay Detroit school debt without Dems

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 17:15

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — After 15 hours of mostly private meetings, the Michigan House approved a $500 million restructuring plan for the ailing Detroit Public Schools. House lawmakers started session Wednesday and emerged early Thursday morning to approve a plan that’s aimed at easing teachers’ fears they won’t be paid. The money would help the […]
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Beijing tightens hospital oversight following man’s death

NBA - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 16:38

BEIJING (AP) — China’s government health care regulator has ordered hospitals not to outsource medical services or promote false advertising amid a public outcry over the death of a young man who received ineffective cancer treatments. The order issued Thursday by the National Health and Family Planning Commission followed heavy publicity of the man’s death […]
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Beijing tightens hospital oversight following man’s death

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 16:38

BEIJING (AP) — China’s government health care regulator has ordered hospitals not to outsource medical services or promote false advertising amid a public outcry over the death of a young man who received ineffective cancer treatments. The order issued Thursday by the National Health and Family Planning Commission followed heavy publicity of the man’s death […]
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UK votes in local elections expected to deal blow to Labour

NBA - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 16:36

LONDON (AP) — Britons are voting in local and regional elections expected to deal a blow to Britain’s main opposition Labour Party. Voters are electing legislatures Thursday in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland as well as choosing many English local authorities — including a new London mayor to replace Boris Johnson. The mayoral race pits […]
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UK votes in local elections expected to deal blow to Labour

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 16:36

LONDON (AP) — Britons are voting in local and regional elections expected to deal a blow to Britain’s main opposition Labour Party. Voters are electing legislatures Thursday in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland as well as choosing many English local authorities — including a new London mayor to replace Boris Johnson. The mayoral race pits […]
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Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines agree to boost sea security

NBA - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 16:28

YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia, Malaysia and Philippines agreed Thursday to run coordinated patrols to boost maritime security following the kidnappings at sea of Indonesians by suspected Abu Sayyaf militants. Foreign ministers and military chiefs of the three countries held talks in Indonesia’s ancient royal capital city of Yogyakarta, hashing out the details of joint […]
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Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines agree to boost sea security

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 16:28

YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia, Malaysia and Philippines agreed Thursday to run coordinated patrols to boost maritime security following the kidnappings at sea of Indonesians by suspected Abu Sayyaf militants. Foreign ministers and military chiefs of the three countries held talks in Indonesia’s ancient royal capital city of Yogyakarta, hashing out the details of joint […]
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Boeing Co. drone unit to open office at Mississippi State

NBA - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 16:19

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — A unit of Chicago-based Boeing Co. is opening an office in Starkville to work with Mississippi State University’s unmanned aircraft center. Insitu made the announcement Wednesday at the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International conference in New Orleans. The company plans to hire 25 people, working on engineering, software development and […]
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Boeing Co. drone unit to open office at Mississippi State

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 16:19

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — A unit of Chicago-based Boeing Co. is opening an office in Starkville to work with Mississippi State University’s unmanned aircraft center. Insitu made the announcement Wednesday at the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International conference in New Orleans. The company plans to hire 25 people, working on engineering, software development and […]
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‘Romeo and Juliet’ takes on local twist in Gaza performance

NBA - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 15:59

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” has opened to audiences in the Gaza Strip, albeit with a distinctly Palestinian twist. Instead of the forbidden love story of Renaissance-era European aristocracy, the star-crossed young couple in Gaza’s version of the play is divided by politics stemming from the deep internal Palestinian split […]
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‘Romeo and Juliet’ takes on local twist in Gaza performance

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 15:59

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” has opened to audiences in the Gaza Strip, albeit with a distinctly Palestinian twist. Instead of the forbidden love story of Renaissance-era European aristocracy, the star-crossed young couple in Gaza’s version of the play is divided by politics stemming from the deep internal Palestinian split […]
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Pentagon says fewer sex-assault victims faced retaliation

NBA - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 15:53

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon is lowering its estimate of the number of people it believes have faced retaliation for making claims of sexual assault, arguing that what might sometimes feel like revenge may actually be an attempt to help. The decision, following a year of debate, is likely to face some criticism, particularly from […]
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Pentagon says fewer sex-assault victims faced retaliation

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 05/05/2016 - 15:53

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon is lowering its estimate of the number of people it believes have faced retaliation for making claims of sexual assault, arguing that what might sometimes feel like revenge may actually be an attempt to help. The decision, following a year of debate, is likely to face some criticism, particularly from […]
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