Nicodemo Scarfo, ex-Philadelphia mob boss, dies in prisonPHILADELPHIA (AP) ? Nicodemo "Little Nicky" Scarfo, whose reign over the Philadelphia Mafia in the 1980s was one of the bloodiest in its history, has died at a federal medical center in North Carolina. He was 87.
Official: Nigeria mistakenly bombs camp, kills more than 100MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) ? A Nigerian state official says an Air Force fighter jet on a mission against Boko Haram extremists has mistakenly bombed a refugee camp, killing more than 100 refugees and wounding aid workers.
Kyrgyzstan searches for more victims at plane crash site
Kyrgyzstan was observing a national day of mourning on Tuesday as rescuers searched for more bodies in the wreckage of a cargo plane that crashed into a village outside the capital. Authorities in the ex-Soviet Central Asian country have blamed pilot error for Monday's crash of a plane operated by ACT Airlines, a Turkish cargo carrier, as it was attempting to land in fog at Manas airport in the Kyrgyz capital Bishkek. The death toll climbed to 38 on Tuesday after the discovery of the body of the plane's fourth pilot at the crash site in the village of Dacha Suu, Deputy Prime Minister Mukhammetkaly Abulgaziev said on state television.
Czech boars still radioactive 31 years after ChernobylPRAGUE (AP) ? An agency in the Czech Republic says about a half of all wild boars in the country's southwest are radioactive and considered unsafe for consumption due to the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster.
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Vote in UK parliament on Brexit deal will be binding - PM May spokeswomanA vote in parliament over Britain's final Brexit deal will be binding, a spokeswoman for Prime Minister Theresa May said on Tuesday, but she stressed that the country would be withdrawing from the European Union regardless of the outcome. "You can regard it as binding," the spokeswoman said when asked about the vote announced earlier in the day by May, which will come at the end of a negotiating period with the EU.
GM to add or keep 7,000 US jobs, make $1B factory investment
General Motors plans to invest $1 billion in U.S. factories and add thousands of new white-collar jobs, measures that have been in the works for years but were announced Tuesday after criticism from President-elect ...
DeVos to push for school choice amid opposition from unions
WASHINGTON (AP) ? Republican donor and school choice advocate Betsy DeVos says a one size-fits-all model of learning doesn't work and that she would promote charter, magnet, religious and other alternatives to public schools, if confirmed education secretary.
Israel's Netanyahu mired in series of corruption allegations
JERUSALEM (AP) ? Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu might be upbeat these days: The economy is growing, his opposition is weak and the incoming Trump administration seems friendly, even to the much-maligned Jewish settlements in the West Bank. Instead, the long-serving leader is mired in a series of eye-popping corruption investigations in a country that has already jailed a prime minister and president.
Wal-Mart to add about 10,000 retail jobs in the US
NEW YORK (AP) ? Wal-Mart plans to add about 10,000 retail jobs in the U.S. as it opens new stores and expands existing locations. The world's biggest retailer said Tuesday that its plans will also generate about 24,000 construction jobs.