Rapper Coolio pleads no contest to bringing gun to airportLOS ANGELES (AP) ? Rapper Coolio has been sentenced to probation after pleading no contest to bringing a concealed firearm to Los Angeles International Airport last month.
Quake shakes central Italy, 2 injured and buildings fallROME (AP) ? A 5.4-magnitude earthquake rattled central Italy on Wednesday, knocking out power, closing a major highway and sending panicked residents into the rain-drenched streets just two months after a powerful temblor killed nearly 300 people.
Enraged Venezuela opposition escalates anti-Maduro protests
By Andrew Cawthorne and Diego Oré CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's increasingly militant opposition stepped up its push to remove leftist leader Nicolas Maduro on Wednesday with rallies that drew hundreds of thousands of protesters and calls for a general strike and march on the presidential palace. Enraged by last week's suspension of their push for a referendum to remove Maduro and determined to end 17 years of socialism in the South American OPEC nation, Venezuela's opposition has sharply ramped up tactics in recent days. Maduro, the unpopular 53-year-old successor of Hugo Chavez who has presided over an unprecedented economic crisis in Venezuela, accuses them of seeking a coup with U.S. help.
Document: Dog tuxedo bought with Arkansas county credit cardHOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) ? A former county employee in Arkansas has been arrested after prosecutors accused her of using a county credit card to buy personal items including Arkansas Razorbacks tickets and a tuxedo for her dog.
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Officers on leave after 2 suspects killed at Maryland motel
ELKTON, Md. (AP) ? Ten law enforcement officers have been placed on administrative leave after firing shots at a couple wanted on gun and drug charges who authorities say refused to drop their weapons after being cornered at a motel. The suspects, who police later determined were holding pellet guns, were struck and pronounced dead at the scene.
Amazon's Alexa voice assistant arrives on Fire tablets
Amazon's Fire tablets are getting the Alexa voice assistant. The previously announced feature will start rolling out to customers Wednesday. It's meant to complement what users get on other Alexa devices, ...
OBAMA LEGACY: A quiet mission to export gay rights overseas
WASHINGTON (AP) ? While the world was watching America's gay rights transformation, the Obama administration was pursuing a quieter mission to try to export the same freedoms overseas to places like sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and eastern Europe.
Islamic State takes hostages deeper towards Mosul as Iraqi forces advanceFor two years he had prayed he would again see the family he had left behind when his village near Mosul was overrun by Islamic State while he was off on deployment. Last week he learned from other advancing Iraqi forces who reached his home village that they had arrived too late to protect his family. Fleeing militants had taken them hostage and were bringing them deeper towards Mosul to use as human shields.
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