UK to pardon thousands convicted under past anti-gay laws
LONDON (AP) ? Thousands of men who were convicted under now-abolished British laws against homosexuality are to receive posthumous pardons, the government announced Thursday. Those who are still alive can will be eligible to have their criminal records wiped clean.
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Wall Street dips as telecoms slump; AmEx surges
The sector was also pressured late in the session as AT&T extended earlier losses after a report the company had discussed the idea of a merger with Time Warner during recent meetings. AT&T shares ended down 1.9 percent while Time Warner advanced 4.7 percent. Despite the big gain in AmEx shares, the financial sector closed down slightly, off 0.02 percent as property and casualty insurer Travelers dropped 6.1 percent after reporting a steep drop in profit.
Palestinians give glimpse of Jericho mosaic
The Palestinians on Thursday gave a rare glimpse of one of the Middle East's finest mosaic floors near the occupied West Bank city of Jericho, AFP journalists said. It is made up of 38 panels bearing delicate floral and geometric designs and is one of the oldest and largest in the region to have never been moved, senior Palestinian Authority conservation official Ihab Daoud told AFP. Hisham's Palace was built during the Umayyad dynasty, which lasted from 660 to 750 AD.
Pogba purrs as Man United trounce Fenerbahce
Paul Pogba struck twice as Manchester United invigorated their Europa League campaign with a classy 4-1 home victory over Turkish giants Fenerbahce on Thursday. France midfielder Pogba scored a penalty and curled in from distance to take his tally to three goals since his world-record 89 million pounds ($109.1 million, 100 million euros) return from Juventus. Anthony Martial, with another penalty, and Jesse Lingard were also on target as Jose Mourinho's team secured a win that left them level on six points with Feyenoord at the top of Group A.
AP source: Bills' McCoy will be 'game-time decision' SundayORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) ? LeSean McCoy was healthy enough to at least watch part of practice from the sideline Thursday, though it's unclear whether the Buffalo Bills top offensive threat can play at Miami on Sunday.
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Desperate Pakistan family awaits US visa for 6-year-old girl
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) ? A desperate Pakistani family anxiously awaiting a U.S. visa for their ailing little girl is running out of time: Maria is just six years old but a rare genetic disease has left her frail body wracked with pain and stunted her growth.
Watchdog: EPA delayed for 7 months in Flint water crisis
WASHINGTON (AP) ? The Environmental Protection Agency had sufficient authority and information to issue an emergency order to protect residents of Flint, Michigan, from lead-contaminated water as early as June 2015 ? seven months before it declared an emergency, the EPA's inspector general said Thursday.