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Neymar undergoes questioning by police, denies rape claim

Neymar undergoes questioning by police, denies rape claim

SAO PAULO — Brazilian soccer star Neymar spent about five hours at a police station Thursday to undergo questioning about rape allegations against him.

Ex-day labourer gets 22 years to life in socialite slaying

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — A former day labourer accused of bludgeoning a socialite to death at her family's suburban New York estate has been sentenced to 22 years to life in prison.
Tankers struck near Strait of Hormuz; US blames Iran

Tankers struck near Strait of Hormuz; US blames Iran

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The U.S. blamed Iran for suspected attacks on two oil tankers Thursday near the strategic Strait of Hormuz, denouncing what it called a campaign of "escalating tensions" in a region crucial to global energy supplies.
3-year probation for Farruko in case of undeclared $52K

3-year probation for Farruko in case of undeclared $52K

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — A judge on Thursday ordered three years' probation for Puerto Rican singer Farruko after he pleaded guilty to not declaring nearly $52,000 in cash discovered in his luggage and shoes last year when he flew in to an airport in

New Saudi club to open with Ne-Yo, but alcohol still a no-no

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A popular Mideast nightclub is opening a branch in Saudi Arabia on Thursday in the latest sign of how far the kingdom has loosened restrictions on entertainment.

Mural of Muhammad Ali vandalized in Kentucky

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A vandal has painted the words "racist," ''antisemitic" and "homophobe" on a mural of boxing champ Muhammad Ali in Kentucky.
Jessica Biel not against vaccinations, just against bill

Jessica Biel not against vaccinations, just against bill

LOS ANGELES — Actress Jessica Biel says she's not opposed to vaccinations, but she does not support a bill in California that would limit medical exemptions.
Hong Kong in limbo as extradition protests crisis deepens

Hong Kong in limbo as extradition protests crisis deepens

Hong Kong's legislature suspended meetings Thursday as leaders considered their next steps following violent clashes between police and protesters opposed to a bill that would allow suspects to be tried in mainland Chinese courts.
More research labs are retiring monkeys when studies finish

More research labs are retiring monkeys when studies finish

WESTFIELD, Wis. — Izzle, Timon, Batman, River and Mars spent years confined inside a lab, their lives devoted to being tested for the benefit of human health.
Taiwan leader Tsai gets party nod to run for reelection

Taiwan leader Tsai gets party nod to run for reelection

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen, a thorn in the side of China's government because of her pro-independence views, sewed up the ruling party's nomination Thursday to seek a second four-year term after a tense primary race.