USA | California oil sop-up starts, thousands of gallons gathered

More than 22,700 liters of oil had been raked, skimmed and vacuumed from a spill that stretched across 15 kilometers of California coast in a cleanup effort that is now

This Day in History | 1972 – President Nixon arrives in Moscow

He was given a modest welcome as he stepped off the plane at Vnukovo airport with his wife earlier today. The welcome party consisted of Soviet president Nikolai Podgorny, Prime Minister

Offbeat | Bone Thugs-n-Harmony rapper helps driver in diabetic shock

Casper news station KCWY-TV reports ( that Steven “Layzie Bone” Howse was heading to a concert in Riverton last week to promote his new album “Perfect Timing” when he saw

The Buzz | Spain’s Princess Leonor breaks tradition with 1st communion

Princess Leonor, heir to the Spanish throne, has celebrated her first communion in a low-key ceremony that broke with tradition. First communions have long been major social occasions for the Spanish

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AFGHANISTAN At least a dozen Afghan police officers are killed in a series of insurgent attacks on checkpoints in the country’s southern Uruzgan province. PAKISTAN’s military says its jets have carried

Hollywood sex abuse documentary screens in Cannes

A dark side of the movie world has played out onscreen at Cannes in “An Open Secret,” a documentary about child sexual abuse that calls itself “the movie Hollywood doesn’t

Bin Laden papers include loving notes, terrorist application

U.S. intelligence officials have released more than 100 documents seized in the raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound, including a loving letter to his wife and a job application for

Israel | Netanyahu calls off West Bank bus segregation 

  Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu yesterday called off a proposed plan to segregate Palestinians from Israelis on West Bank buses, overruling his own defense minister following a flurry of criticism

Italy | Moroccan man suspected in Tunisia Bardo museum attack arrested

Italian police have arrested a Moroccan man on a Tunisian arrest warrant accusing him of helping organize and execute the March 18 attack on Tunisia’s Bardo museum that left 22 people dead,

Burundi | Parliamentary polls postponed to June amid unrest 

Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza has postponed parliamentary elections for a week from May 26 until early June, as police yesterday battled hundreds of protesters, wounding at least one person, in

This Day in History | 1966 Cooper loses to world champ Clay

Cooper’s hopes of bringing the title back to the UK were dashed one minute and 38 seconds into the sixth round when the referee stopped the fight - a deep

Offbeat | Disney World tells riders to stop using selfie sticks

The Orlando Sentinel ( reports a spokesman said this week guests can bring selfie sticks on the rides but must securely store them. Disney policy forbids visitors from using the sticks,

The Buzz | Portugal investigates police beating of man at soccer game

Portuguese prosecutors are investigating the conduct of a policeman who beat a man in front of his young children and also punched their grandfather outside a soccer stadium, sparking a

World briefs

CHINA Shanghai will allow private-car hailing services via mobile apps starting next month, the first city in China to legitimize an industry popularized in the US by Uber. Drivers for

Colombia | Search for missing in town hit by flood, avalanche

Rescuers searched for more bodies yesterday and sought to aid the hundreds of survivors of a deadly flood and mudslide triggered by heavy rains that swept through a Colombian town,

Briefs | France: Charlie Hebdo suffers post attack divisions, departure

USA | Violence long simmered between rival Texas biker gangs

The Texas Department of Public Safety’s Joint Information Center issued a bulletin May 1 that cautioned authorities about increasing violence between the Bandidos and the Cossacks, Dallas TV station WFAA

This Day in History | 1973 – Royal Navy moves to protect trawlers

Three frigates - the Cleopatra, the Plymouth and the Lincoln - are sailing alongside the British trawlers now fishing in box formation. The skippers had said they would not return to

Offbeat | ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ actor arrested at Myrtle Beach

An actor who starred on the TV show “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and was in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, for XCon World Comic Convention was arrested for public intoxication. The Myrtle

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S KOREA  U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry accuses North Korea of a litany of crimes and atrocities while reassuring South Korea of America’s “ironclad” security commitments. AFGHANISTAN A Taliban attack

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