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3 former US Army soldiers convicted in contract killing ordered by international crime boss

Three former American soldiers were found guilty Wednesday for the murder-for-hire of a female real estate agent in the Philippines whom an international crime boss accused of cheating him in a land deal.

World

More protests in Nicaragua, 5 TV channels ordered off air

More protests have broken out in Nicaragua over a planned social security reform, and the government has ordered off the air five independent TV channels that have been covering the unrest.

Politics

Comey memos: Trump said he 'needed' and 'expected' loyalty, wanted proof dossier was 'a lie'

Eight days after he was sworn in as president, Donald Trump told then-FBI Director James Comey during a one-on-one dinner at the White House that he "needed loyalty and expected loyalty," according to a memo Comey made following their conversation, one of

United States

Comey memo: Trump complained about Flynn's 'judgment issues'

President Donald Trump told former FBI Director James Comey that he had serious concerns about the judgment of his first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, according to memos maintained by Comey and obtained by The Associated Press.

Entertainment

'Late Show With Stephen Colbert' writer slammed for insensitive Barbara Bush tweet

A writer for "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert" has found herself in hot water over a tweet she wrote about the death of former first lady Barbara Bush.

United States

Ex-officer sentenced for sex assault of woman in his custody

A former police officer in southeastern Oklahoma has been sentenced to more than eight years in prison for sexually assaulting a woman during a traffic stop.

World

Australian financial firm CEO steps down over fee scandal

The AMP's chief executive stepped down on Friday following revelations that Australia's largest wealth manager charged customers for financial services they never received and misled the industry watchdog.

Entertainment

'The Big Bang Theory' Season 11, Episode 21 recap: The comic book store is in peril

The boys see change hit close to home as their beloved comic book store gets overrun with strangers on Season 11, Episode 21 of "The Big Bang Theory."

United States

Jury seated in Oklahoma family slaying case

A jury has been picked to hear the murder case involving the younger of two brothers accused of fatally stabbing their parents and three siblings inside their Oklahoma home.

United States

2 Alaska fishermen charged with killing Steller sea lions

Federal prosecutors have charged an Alaska salmon boat captain and a crew member with killing 15 endangered Steller sea lions nearly three years ago.

United States

The Latest: Brother of man killed by police faces felonies

The Latest on the arrest of the brother of Stephon Clark, an unarmed black man shot and killed by police in Sacramento.

United States

Stephon Clark's brother arrested on suspicion of threats

Stevante Clark, older brother of Stephon Clark, was arrested Thursday for making criminal threats to another person, assault and vandalism.

United States

California inmate released after 25 years on death row

A man who spent nearly 25 years on California's death row has been freed after his conviction in the rape and killing of his girlfriend's daughter was overturned.

Politics

Federal court rules against Trump's sanctuary city crackdown efforts

A federal appeals court in Illinois ruled Thursday the Trump administration could not withhold public safety grants from cities solely because those cities had so-called "sanctuary" policies protecting illegal immigrants.

United States

Two Florida deputies killed in apparent ambush at restaurant

Two sheriff’s deputies were fatally shot in Trenton, Fla. on Thursday, an official confirmed.

United States

Mom who left kids alone to visit Germany gets probation

An Iowa mother who left her four children home alone to travel to Europe has been given two years' probation.

United States

State auditor: California doing a poor job on homelessness

An audit concludes California is doing a poor job of sheltering the nation's largest homeless population and should fund staffing of a council created to deal with the problem at a statewide level.

Politics

Florida felons are latest point of contention in fight for battleground state's votes

Florida is embroiled in a debate that could have serious ramifications for the midterm elections, and for 2020. The governor was ordered by a federal judge to revamp the state's "fatally flawed" voting rights restoration process for felons.

United States

State trooper accused of pulling women over to ask for dates

A New Jersey State Police trooper accused of repeatedly pulling over women to ask them out on dates has been indicted.

United States

California lecturer slams college head over anti-Bush tweet

A Fresno State lecturer who says he was demoted to teaching online courses after posting a negative tweet about Donald Trump says the university's president is again failing to defend academic freedom, this time over a professor who called former First La

United States

Billy Graham remembered at Oklahoma City bombing memorial

A memorial service for the 23rd anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing paid special tribute to the late Rev. Billy Graham, who visited the city four days after the attack to hold a public prayer service.

United States

Man charged after 3-year-old daughter shoots mother

Police say an Indiana man is facing charges after his 3-year-old daughter accidentally shot her pregnant mother with a gun he left in the woman's car.

United States

Man claiming wrongful conviction gets $10 million settlement

A New York man who spent 17 years in prison for murdering his parents before a court overturned his conviction has settled a civil case with Suffolk County on Long Island for $10 million.

World

Tiny African kingdom of Swaziland changes its name

Breathe easy, Switzerland: The tiny African kingdom of Swaziland is changing its name.

Entertainment

'Deadpool 2' final trailer teases X-Force mutants, battle with Cable

20th Century Fox released the final trailer for “Deadpool 2,” the follow up to the massively successful 2016 R-rated comic book film. In it, fans are given a brief rundown of the mutant heroes that will help the Merc with a Mouth take on his newest vi

Politics

Justice Sotomayor shoulder injury worse than first thought

The Supreme Court says Justice Sonia Sotomayor's left shoulder break is worse than was first thought, though the 63-year-old justice expects to be on the bench when the court hears its last six arguments of the term next week.

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