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Russian filmmakers land after shoot aboard space station

Russian filmmakers land after shoot aboard space station

MOSCOW (AP) — A Soyuz space capsule carrying a cosmonaut and two Russian filmmakers has landed after a 3 1/2-hour trip from the International Space Station.

US religious group says 17 missionaries kidnapped in Haiti

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A group of 17 U.S. missionaries including children were kidnapped in Haiti on Saturday, according to a voice message sent to various religious missions by an organization with direct knowledge of the incident.
Venezuela halts talks after Maduro ally extradited to US

Venezuela halts talks after Maduro ally extradited to US

MIAMI (AP) — Venezuela’s government said it would halt negotiations with opponents in retaliation for the extradition the U.S. of a close ally of President Nicolas Maduro wanted on criminal charges.
Bill Clinton to spend 1 more night in California hospital

Bill Clinton to spend 1 more night in California hospital

ORANGE, Calif. (AP) — Bill Clinton will spend one more night at a Southern California hospital where he is recovering from an infection, a spokesman said Saturday.
'He was Southend': Tributes paid to slain British lawmaker

'He was Southend': Tributes paid to slain British lawmaker

LEIGH-ON-SEA, England (AP) — David Amess was a man of the people, a hard-working British lawmaker who had no grand political ambitions beyond serving those who had elected him for nigh-on 40 years.
Hail, Mary! High school's halftime show is a drag pageant

Hail, Mary! High school's halftime show is a drag pageant

A Vermont high school homecoming football game turned into a “drag ball" runway at halftime, with a mix of students and faculty members parading in gowns, wigs and makeup — and a big crowd in rainbow colors to cheer them on.
NASA's asteroid hunter Lucy soars into sky with diamonds

NASA's asteroid hunter Lucy soars into sky with diamonds

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A NASA spacecraft named Lucy rocketed into the sky with diamonds Saturday morning on a 12-year quest to explore eight asteroids.
Removing the %&*@ from Maine's vanity plates will take time

Removing the %&*@ from Maine's vanity plates will take time

Removing the flipping obscenities from license plates on Maine's roads and highways isn't going to happen overnight, even though a law banning such profanities in a state where such regulation has been unusually lax goes into effect Monday.
Islamic State claims mosque bombing in south Afghanistan

Islamic State claims mosque bombing in south Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for a deadly suicide bombing on a Shiite mosque in southern Afghanistan that killed 47 people and wounded scores more.
More than 90 snakes found under Northern California home

More than 90 snakes found under Northern California home

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Al Wolf is used to clearing one or two snakes from under houses but recently was called by a woman who said she had seen rattlesnakes scurry under her Northern California house and was surprised to find more than 90 rattlesnakes