Facing anxious European leaders, Trump goes on offensive
TAORMINA, Italy (AP) -- In the Middle East, President Donald Trump was feted with pageantry, the leaders of Saudi Arabia and Israel seemingly in competition to outdo the other with the warmth of their welcomes and the depth of their pledges of cooperation....
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Sri Lankan sex ring in Haiti reveals cracks in UN system
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) -- The general sat on a plastic lawn chair in the garden of his mother's home, the scent of tropical blooms filling the air as he talked about the alleged rape and sodomy of a Haitian teenager by a Sri Lankan peacekeeper....
Key dates in Sri Lanka's contributions to UN peacekeeping
Sri Lanka participated in years of U.N. peacekeeping operations while the country was embroiled in a brutal, generation-long civil war. Yet, even as Sri Lanka refused to investigate alleged war crimes by its troops during that conflict, the U.N. continued to deploy thousands of Sri Lankan peacekeepers to guard some of the world's most vulnerable populations....
AP Investigation: 5 things to know about UN sex abuse
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) -- The key findings on AP's investigation into the U.N.'s sexual abuse and exploitation controversy:...
NHL royalty vs. the rowdy neighbors in Stanley Cup Final
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The Pittsburgh Penguins kept getting by even as their star players kept skating off the ice in pain. Even as the targets on their back as Stanley Cup champions kept getting bigger. Even as Columbus and Washington and Ottawa kept pushing and prodding, poking and pinching....
$95.6M awarded to Philadelphia building collapse survivor
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- An arbitrator has awarded $95.6 million to a Ukrainian immigrant who was seriously injured in a 2013 Philadelphia building collapse....
University suspends fraternity investigated for sex assaults
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A Drexel University fraternity under investigation for three reported sexual assaults has been suspended by the Philadelphia school for five years for alcohol violations....
Court tightens rules for seizing properties tied to crime
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania's highest court on Thursday reined in the power of prosecutors to seize people's property through civil actions....
Kunitz's double-OT goal sends Penguins back to Stanley Cup
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Chris Kunitz spent a portion of the spring nursing a lower-body injury and wondering if his time with the Pittsburgh Penguins was over. The veteran forward's contract is up this summer and he's been around long enough to know how these things go, particularly when you're 37....
Cops put parking lot crack cocaine in 'lost and found'
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) -- Police in northeastern Pennsylvania say they've put about $1,600 worth of crack cocaine in their "lost and found box" in hopes of reuniting the drug with its rightful owner....
Merger of prisons, parole agencies hits opposition in House
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf's bid to merge the Department of Corrections and the Board of Probation and Parole is hitting another wall of resistance, with House members, prosecutors and even two parole board members criticizing the bill during a Judiciary Committee hearing Thursday....
Cosby seeking new solidarity with blacks he once alienated
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- After two years of silence amid an onslaught of sexual assault allegations, comedian Bill Cosby is sending carefully targeted messages about racial bias across the media landscape ahead of his June 5 trial in suburban Philadelphia....
Trump budget dismays families hit by opioid addiction crisis
NEW YORK (AP) -- He slept next to his son's ashes most nights back when Kraig Moss first met Donald Trump....
Mom accused of smothering baby while high, drunk
MIDDLETOWN, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities say a Pennsylvania woman under the influence of alcohol and marijuana rolled over on her 2-month-old son and passed out, smothering him to death....
Britain's political parties agreed to halt campaigning after Monday's horrific bombing in Manchester just weeks before the highly anticipated June 8 elections. Prime Minister Theresa May of the Conservative Party called for a snap election hoping to capitalize on her popularity and the disarray of the opposition Labour Party after the Brexit vote. Conventional wisdom suggests terrorist attacks immediately preceding elections benefit hawkish conservative candidates although that wasn't the case in France when Marine LePen lost by a significant margin despite several attacks in Paris leading up to their April election. Will the Manchester terrorist attack impact significantly Britain's upcoming elections?
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