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Lawyer: Suspect left Florence victim alive after fight

FLORENCE, Italy (AP) — Italian prosecutors on Thursday laid out evidence collected against a key suspect in the death of an American woman who was strangled and suffered deadly head trauma in her Florence apartment: They said a Senegalese man she met at a disco had left "decisive" DNA traces on a condom and cigarette butt at her home and was using her cellphone.

Last Updated on Thursday, 14 January 2016

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Prosecutor: Suspect confessed in prison drone case

 

CUMBERLAND, Md. (AP) — A prosecutor says a Maryland man confessed to participating in a prison smuggling ring that used a drone to fly contraband into a maximum-security state prison.

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WHO declares end to Ebola epidemic after 11,300 deaths

GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization declared an end to the deadliest Ebola outbreak ever on Thursday after no new cases emerged in Liberia, though health officials warn that it will be several more months before the world is considered free of the disease that claimed more than 11,300 lives over two years.

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Brazen attacks in Jakarta leave 5 gunmen, 2 others dead

 

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Attackers set off suicide bombs and exchanged gunfire outside a Starbucks cafe in Indonesia's capital in a brazen assault Thursday that police said "imitated" the recent Paris attacks and was probably linked to the Islamic State group.

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Not just water: City says river's charm is key to well-being

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — A picturesque Colorado river with a peculiar French name is the latest prize in the West's water wars, where wilderness advocates usually line up against urban and industrial development.

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$1.6 billion Powerball jackpot goes to 3 winners in 3 states

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An eye-popping and unprecedented Powerball jackpot whose rise to $1.6 billion became a national fascination will be split three ways.

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Palestinian refugee driven into new exile by IS

BAHARKA REFUGEE CAMP, Iraq (AP) — As a nine-year-old boy, Ibrahim Mahmoud fled his hometown of Haifa on the back of a truck during the 1948 war that attended the creation of Israel. Now, as a hunched old man, he is once again encamped far from home, having fled the Islamic State takeover of the Iraqi city of Mosul.

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'Revenant' leads Oscar noms with 12, only white actors again

NEW YORK (AP) — The brutal frontier saga "The Revenant" leads the 88th annual Academy Awards with 12 nominations, while the acting categories were again filled entirely by white performers.

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