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Panama sends U.S. extradition request for ex-president Martinelli
Panama has sent the U.S. Department of State an extradition request for former President Ricardo Martinelli to be returned to the Central American nation, a spokesman for Panama's Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday. Martinelli, who is accused of using public money to spy illegally on more than 150 people, left Panama in January 2015 and is believed to be living in Miami. In response to the extradition request, Martinelli lashed out at current government and described himself as a victim of a politically motivated witchhunt.
Superfest moves to New Orleans during LSU renovationNEW ORLEANS (AP) ? Officials say a country music festival bumped from LSU's Tiger Stadium for two years by offseason renovations will be held next Memorial Day weekend in New Orleans, at the Superdome.
Pence breaks with Trump, says humans affect climate change
NYC house blast kills fire battalion chief, a rising starNEW YORK (AP) ? A star battalion chief at the Fire Department of New York was killed Tuesday morning when a house explosion rocked a Bronx neighborhood, jolting residents out of their beds, authorities and witnesses said.
Death toll in migrant shipwreck off Egypt rises to 202
Thirty-three bodies were recovered on Tuesday as a wreck of boat that sank off Egypt last week with hundreds of migrants aboard was lifted from the depths, raising the confirmed death toll to 202, a local official said. Rescue workers and fishermen said they had rescued at least 169 people, but uncertainty remains over how many might still be missing. Regional governor Mohamed Sultan said the number of bodies recovered was "almost final" but rescue workers were still looking for human remains at sea.
Wall Street rises as tech, discretionary stocks gain
The consumer discretionary index rose 0.88 percent after a report showed that the consumer confidence index for September rose to its highest level in nine years. "The number came in much better than expected, so consumer stocks seem to be catching a bit after having a hard time for probably a month or two," said Mark Spellman, portfolio manager at Alpine Funds in New York. The Nasdaq Composite was up 39.57 points, or 0.75 percent, at 5,297.06.
Study: Earth's roughly warmest in about 100,000 yearsA new study paints a picture of an Earth that is warmer than it has been in about 120,000 years, and is locked into eventually hitting its hottest mark in more than 2 million years. As part of her doctoral ...
AP Exclusive: New film academy members talk #OscarsSoWhite
The newest members of the film academy say the #OscarsSoWhite crisis inspired them to seek membership. At a private reception Monday for the latest academy inductees, actors Chadwick Boseman and Rita Wilson ...