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Algerian ex-president's brother, former spy bosses convicted

Algerian ex-president's brother, former spy bosses convicted

ALGIERS, Algeria — A military court in Algeria on Wednesday sentenced the brother of the country's longtime former leader and two ex-intelligence chiefs to 15 years in prison for plotting against the state.
Domingo withdraws from Met Opera after harassment reports

Domingo withdraws from Met Opera after harassment reports

NEW YORK — The Metropolitan Opera announced Tuesday that Plácido Domingo had agreed to withdraw from his slate of scheduled performances at the opera house following allegations of sexual harassment made by multiple women in two Associated Press stor
Jann Wenner to retire as Rock and Roll Hall of Fame chairman

Jann Wenner to retire as Rock and Roll Hall of Fame chairman

NEW YORK — Jann Wenner will retire next year as chairman of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation in New York. Wenner announced Wednesday that he will step down on Jan. 1.
Al Franken to make return on weekly SiriusXM radio show

Al Franken to make return on weekly SiriusXM radio show

NEW YORK — Al Franken, who resigned his U.S. Senate seat in 2017 amid sexual misconduct charges, will re-emerge into the public sphere on Saturday when he starts a new weekly radio show on the SiriusXM satellite service.

Bottoms up, fire's out: German man douses fire with beer

BERLIN — A German motorist is being credited for his quick thinking after his engine caught fire on the Autobahn. He turned to a slightly different foam extinguisher to douse the flames: bottles of beer.
Pelosi orders impeachment probe: 'No one is above the law'

Pelosi orders impeachment probe: 'No one is above the law'

WASHINGTON — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi launched a formal impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump on Tuesday, yielding to mounting pressure from fellow Democrats and plunging a deeply divided nation into an election-year clash between Cong
Trump administration to triple democracy aid to Venezuela

Trump administration to triple democracy aid to Venezuela

NEW YORK — The Trump administration is more than tripling U.S.
California halts prison gang peacemaking effort

California halts prison gang peacemaking effort

SACRAMENTO, Calif.
Judge rejects Avenatti request to move case to California

Judge rejects Avenatti request to move case to California

NEW YORK — California attorney Michael Avenatti will face charges that he ripped off porn star Stormy Daniels of hundreds of thousands of dollars in book proceeds in New York rather than Los Angeles, a judge ruled Tuesday. U.S.
UK brings travellers home as Thomas Cook bosses criticized

UK brings travellers home as Thomas Cook bosses criticized

LONDON — Britain's biggest repatriation effort since World War II ramped up Tuesday as questions swirled over the pay that Thomas Cook executives received in the run-up to the tour operator's collapse.