Entertainment

'Mary Tyler Moore' star Joyce Bulifant talks working with Cosby: 'It makes me terribly sad this is happening'

Joyce Bulifant is saddened by the shocking allegations surrounding her former co-star, Bill Cosby.

United States

US taps Lockheed for $928M hypersonic project after reported gains by Russia, China

The U.S. Air Force has tapped defense giant Lockheed Martin to develop a hypersonic weapon, in a deal reportedly worth $928 million.

Entertainment

Natalie Portman snubs 'Jewish Nobel' in apparent protest against Israel

U.S. actress Natalie Portman, this year's recipient of a prize dubbed the "Jewish Nobel," has pulled out of the June awards ceremony in Israel because of extreme distress over recent events in the country, the Genesis Prize Foundation said.

World

Zimbabwe's Mugabe summoned over alleged diamond looting

A Zimbabwean parliamentary committee is summoning former leader Robert Mugabe to appear before it over alleged diamond looting during his rule.

World

Sudanese president fires foreign minister after pay remark

Sudan's official news agency says President Omar al-Bashir has fired his foreign minister a day after he spoke in parliament and complained how diplomats have received no salaries for the past seven months.

World

South Africa's leader cuts short UK visit after protests

South Africa's president has cut short a visit to Britain to return home and deal with violent protests in a provincial capital.

United States

Teacher on leave after asking students to list positives of slavery: report

A charter school in San Antonio apologizes Thursday after a teacher issued an “insensitive” assignment related to slavery Wednesday, Fox 29 San Antonio reported.

Politics

DC lawmaker's make-good visit to Holocaust museum after controversial comments goes awry

A Washington, D.C., council member who came under fire last month for asserting that rich Jews control the weather, drew more criticism this week when he abruptly left a Holocaust museum after making more eyebrow-raising comments.

World

Israeli leaflets tell Gaza residents to shun border protest

Israeli military aircraft have dropped leaflets urging Palestinians to stay away from the Gaza-Israel border fence and warning that they endanger their lives if they follow directives of Hamas organizers of weekly protests there.

United States

Infant died of neglect after daycare operator drank 10 beers, authorities say

An Iowa daycare operator was arrested Wednesday, about six months after allegedly neglecting a 7-month-old infant in her care after the worker drank at least 10 beers, authorities said.

World

Basque militant group ETA: 'We really are sorry'

Basque militant group ETA says it is sorry for the pain that its armed campaign for Basque independence has caused, and vows not to return to violence.

World

Police evacuate occupied Paris university site

French police have evacuated a Paris university site occupied for a month by students protesting against admission reforms.

World

Romania: leaders row about relocating embassy to Jerusalem

The leader of Romania's ruling party says the country plans to move its embassy in Israel to the disputed city of Jerusalem, but the president says the decision is premature.

World

Large area of Berlin center evacuated for WWII bomb disposal

Berlin police are evacuating thousands from a central area of the German capital and shutting down the main train station in preparation for the removal of an unexploded World War II bomb found during recent construction work.

Politics

Rahm Emanuel to face election challenge from target of federal corruption probe: report

Despite being the focus of a long-running federal bribery investigation -- or perhaps because of it -- Cook County Circuit Court Clerk Dorothy Brown indicated Thursday that she's running for mayor of Chicago next year.

World

Mahathir's wife urges Malaysia's women to be 'queenmakers'

The wife of former Malaysian leader Mahathir Mohamad is urging women to support the opposition coalition in next month's general election for a better future.

World

Dozens suffer minor injuries in Salzburg train accident

Police say dozens of people suffered minor injuries in a train accident in the Austrian city of Salzburg.

Politics

Bush-bashing professor has Fresno State scrambling to keep its donors

A Fresno State professor who called the late Barbara Bush “racist” soon after her death Tuesday, and said she was glad “the witch is dead,” continues to face fallout as donors mull ceasing donations to the institution.

United States

'This is my family': Where the travel ban debate hits home

At the New York City convenience store where he works the overnight shift, Radad Alborati takes a sip of coffee and surveys his life.

World

Indonesia's Aceh canes couples for public shows of affection

Indonesia's deeply conservative Aceh province has publicly caned unmarried couples for showing affection in public and two women for prostitution.

World

State basketball head banned over conduct at daughter's game

The head of a state basketball association in Australia has been banned from attending games for eight weeks after confronting a referee supervisor at his daughter's under-12 game.

Politics

Pope Francis offers condolences to Bush family after death of former first lady Barbara Bush

Pope Francis has joined others in sending words of comfort to the grieving Bush family following the death this week of former first lady Barbara Bush, a report said Thursday.

Entertainment

Ted Kennedy's voters were complicit in Chappaquiddick tragedy, writer argues

The real lesson of the new movie "Chappaquiddick" is that voters who supported Ted Kennedy after the death of a young campaign staffer in 1969 were are just as corrupt and contemptible as the government officials and others who enabled Kennedy's rise, a w

United States

Minnesota woman suspected of killing 2 captured in Texas

Authorities have released new video of a Minnesota woman suspected of killing her husband and then a woman in southwest Florida.

United States

ZTE protests 'unfair' US penalty, says it's seeking solution

Chinese tech company ZTE says it won't accept an "unfair" U.S. penalty in a case involving exports of telecoms equipment to North Korea and Iran and is seeking a solution through legal channels.

United States

Man stole Coors beer truck, led cops on chase, police say

A homeless man dressed only in American flag shorts was arrested Thursday after allegedly stealing a truck full of beer and leading police on a highway chase, authorities in Northern California say.

World

Argentine women see legal abortion closer than ever

Pushed by a wave of demonstrations by women's groups, the homeland of Pope Francis seems closer than ever to legalizing abortion.

World

First clues emerge about Cuba's future under new president

Miguel Diaz-Canel has been the presumptive next president of Cuba since 2013, when Raul Castro named the laconic former provincial official to the important post of first vice president and lauded him as "neither a novice nor an improviser," high praise i

United States

New sentencing date for man suspected of Bosnian war crimes

A judge has set a new sentencing date for an Ohio man accused of hiding his membership in a Serbian special police unit that massacred more than 8,000 Bosnian Muslims during the 1995 genocide.

United States

Louisiana homeowner finds naked intruder in her tub, eating Cheetos

Police in Louisiana say a woman came home to discover a naked stranger in her tub, eating her Cheetos while taking a bath.

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