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Canadian lab test provider pays ransom to secure hacked data

TORONTO (AP) — Lab test provider LifeLabs said Tuesday that it paid a ransom to secure data for Canadians that was stolen in a data breach in late October. Hackers also obtained personal information of an unknown number of the company’s 15 million Canadian customers, who are primarily in Ontario and British Columbia. The information […]
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Police: Marijuana Christmas gifts sniffed out at airport

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A man who may have been dreaming of a “green” Christmas found himself inside the gray walls of a Tennessee jail. According to court documents, state police caught Somphone Temmeraj, 57, with more than 80 pounds (36 kilograms) of marijuana disguised as Christmas gifts at Nashville International Airport on Monday, news […]
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Giuliani provides details of what Trump knew about ambassador’s removal

Rudolph Giuliani has made no secret of his role in removing U.S. Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch. But a new interview provides additional detail about the president’s knowledge of and involvement in one element of a pressure campaign against Ukraine.
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Mormon Church has misled members on $100 billion tax-exempt investment fund, whistleblower alleges

The confidential document sent to the IRS accuses church leaders of misleading members — and possibly breaching federal tax rules — by stockpiling surplus donations instead of using them for charitable works. It also accuses leaders of using tax-exempt donations to prop up businesses.
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Pranksters charged after home, cars covered in cheese slices

GIRARD, Pa. (AP) — A man and two teenage boys who allegedly covered two cars and a home with cheese slices are facing disorderly conduct charges. Pennsylvania State Police say the prank occurred in Girard early Saturday. But it’s not clear what motivated it. The names of the three suspects — a 17-year-old Girard boy […]
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Murakami holds rare public reading to mark debut anniversary

TOKYO (AP) — A monkey that confesses he steals women’s identity cards, causing them to temporarily forget who they are, starred Tuesday as author Haruki Murakami marked 40 years since his debut as a novelist with his first public reading in Japan in nearly a quarter century. Now 70 and one of the world’s most […]
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Switzerland slams embassy employee’s Sri Lanka detention

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The Swiss foreign ministry has criticized a lack of due process in the detention of a Swiss Embassy employee in Sri Lanka who said she was abducted, sexually assaulted and threatened by captors who demanded that she disclose embassy-related information. The Federal Department of Foreign Affairs said in a statement […]
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Pakistani lawyer who fought for unlawfully held is abducted

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani lawyer known for pursuing cases of those unlawfully detained by the country’s security agencies was abducted overnight from his home in the garrison city of Rawalpindi, his son said Tuesday. According to the son, several armed men in plainclothes knocked on the gate of the family’s home on Monday night. […]
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Chinese utility buys 49% of Oman power grid

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese state-owned utility says it has bought 49% of the power distribution grid in the Gulf nation of Oman. State Grid Corp. described the purchase as part of China’s multibillion-dollar Belt and Road initiative to build trade-related infrastructure across Asia to Europe. State Grid released no financial details but said its […]
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Pakistan sentences former dictator to death in treason case

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani court on Tuesday sentenced the country’s former military ruler Gen. Pervez Musharraf to death in a treason case related to the state of emergency he imposed in 2007 while in power, officials said. It’s the first time in Pakistan’s history that a former army chief and ruler of the country […]
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Roadside bombing kills 10 civilians in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A roadside bombing in eastern Afghanistan killed at least 10 civilians on Tuesday morning, including women and children, while explosives attached to a bicycle detonated near a police vehicle in a northern province, wounding at least 18 people, officials said. According to the spokesman for the Interior Ministry, Nasrat Rahimi, the […]
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Official: Roadside bombing kills 10 civilians in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A roadside bombing in eastern Afghanistan killed 10 civilians on Tuesday morning, including women and children, when the vehicle they were riding in detonated the bomb, an official said, blaming the Taliban for the attack. The spokesman for the Interior Ministry, Nasrat Rahimi, said the explosion took place in eastern Khost […]
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AP Photos: Unexploded land mines awful legacy of Afghan wars

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — When 9-year-old Eimal stepped out of his home in the Panjshir Valley in northeastern Afghanistan, he had no way of knowing that his life was about to change. He was playing in a field near his home when he stumbled upon what looked to him like a strange toy. But when […]
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New Zealand IDs 2 bodies not found after volcano eruption

PERTH, Australia (AP) — Police said Tuesday that an Australian teenager and a New Zealand tour guide are the two people presumed dead but whose bodies have not been found after last week’s volcanic eruption on New Zealand’s White Island that killed 18 people. New Zealand police said the bodies of Winona Langford, 17, of […]
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Report: 5th straight year with under 30 executions in US

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer than 30 people were executed in the United States and under 50 new death sentences were imposed for the fifth straight year, part of a continuing decline in capital punishment that saw only a few states carry out executions, a new report issued Tuesday said. But even as death row populations […]
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Money talks: Hong Kong protesters weaponizing spending power

HONG KONG (AP) — The Hong Kong protesters formed a line, patiently waiting their turn to buy sweet milk and tea drinks from a store that advertised ardent support for their cause with a banner declaring, “If you set off a nuclear blast, we’ll stick by you.” For quicker service, they could have quenched their […]
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AP Photos: Hong Kong’s “yellow” stores support protests

HONG KONG (AP) — Nicknamed “yellow shops,” they make their politics plain and are winning customers in protest-hit Hong Kong because of it. These are stores that have come out in open support of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protest movement. They include eateries, bars and other businesses. There’s even an adult store offering a free sex […]
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Illinois driver imprisoned for 26th revoked license arrest

CHICAGO (AP) — A suburban Chicago man who has spent decades getting arrested and convicted of driving on a revoked license was sentenced Monday to six years in prison after his 26th arrest on the charge. The Lake County State’s Attorney’s office said in a news release that 62-year-old Steven Knutson of Round Lake Beach […]
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Malnourished dog adopted after walking into home amid storm

The Philadelphia family used surveillance footage to piece together what happened, but most importantly, they have a new, furry family member.
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In Afghanistan, Sen. Graham says US troop drawdown coming

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham said Monday that President Donald Trump will announce an American troop drawdown this week, which could begin before the end of the year. Speaking from the Afghan capital of Kabul, Graham said the president could reduce troop numbers to 8,600, down from the current 12,000. He said […]
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Two men plead guilty to running illegal streaming services with more content than Netflix, Hulu

Both services relied on automated piracy programs that scour the internet for content, and store it on servers in the U.S. and Canada before making it available to subscribers. Authorities say they rivaled the libraries of Netflix, Amazon Prime and Hulu and cost copyright owners millions.
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Private investigation of billionaire murders over in Canada

TORONTO (AP) — Police said Monday the private investigation into the murders of Canadian drug company billionaire businessman Barry Sherman and his wife is over but the police investigation remains active. Toronto police homicide Insp. Hank Idsinga said the case is now solely in the hands of police. Idsinga says the work of the private […]
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Private investigation of billionairemurders over in Canada

TORONTO (AP) — Police said Monday the private investigation into the murders of Canadian drug company billionaire businessman Barry Sherman and his wife is over but the police investigation remains active. Toronto police homicide Insp. Hank Idsinga said the case is now solely in the hands of police. Idsinga says the work of the private […]
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Fact-based impeachment can’t penetrate the pro-Trump Web

WASHINGTON – As the House Judiciary Committee convened Friday to approve articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, a watch party got underway in a private Facebook group that rallies its more than 75,000 members around the banner, “THE TRUMP DEPLORABLES.” The comments that streamed forth in the group illustrate how Trump’s most ardent supporters […]
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75 years ago they fought the Germans, frostbite and Hitler’s desperate gamble to change the tide of World War II

They were young men when they enlisted. They had no way of knowing they'd become part of history for fighting in the Battle of the Bulge.
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Sri Lanka arrests Swiss Embassy worker who claimed abduction

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankan police have arrested a Swiss Embassy employee who said she was abducted and then threatened to disclose embassy-related information. Police said they arrested Gania Banister Francis on Monday on suspicion that she made statements that caused disaffection toward the government and fabricated evidence in her abduction claim. A […]
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Former Japanese official sentenced for killing reclusive son

TOKYO (AP) — A Tokyo court sentenced a former senior government official to six years in prison on Monday for fatally stabbing his socially reclusive son with a kitchen knife. The Tokyo District Court found Hideaki Kumazawa, 76, a former vice minister of agriculture, forestry and fisheries, guilty of repeatedly stabbing his son Eiichiro, then […]
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Across India, opposition building against citizenship law

NEW DELHI (AP) — Thousands of university students flooded the streets of India’s capital, while a southern state government led a march and demonstrators held a silent protest in the northeast on Monday to protest a new law giving citizenship to non-Muslims who entered India illegally to flee religious persecution in several neighboring countries. The […]
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Lawsuit: Paternity test falsely ID’d Baltimore man as father

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore man is suing over a take-home paternity test he says incorrectly indicated he was the father of a 1-year-old girl. Nnanaka Nwofor wants the Ohio company that conducted the DNA test to pay $75,000 for the cost of supporting the child and her mother and the pain of learning he […]
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7 years after Delhi gang rape, brutal India attacks continue

NEW DELHI (AP) — Days after an alleged gang-rape victim was set on fire, a note was left at the family home of an 18-year-old set to testify in her own case against a man she had accused of rape. “Consequences may be worse than what happened in Unnao,” the note read, alluding to the […]
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