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House panel subpoenas Bannon in Russia probe showdown

House panel subpoenas Bannon in Russia probe showdown

WASHINGTON — Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon on Tuesday refused to answer a broad array of queries from the House Intelligence Committee about his time working for President Donald Trump, provoking a subpoena from the panel's Republi
Myanmar army enjoys popularity surge amid Rohingya crackdown

Myanmar army enjoys popularity surge amid Rohingya crackdown

BANGKOK — Activist Nyo Tun spent 10 years as a political prisoner locked away by Myanmar's military in the notorious Insein prison, where he endured beatings and other cruelty for his efforts to bring democracy.
California couple's ordinary home held torture chamber

California couple's ordinary home held torture chamber

PERRIS, Calif. — From the outside, the brown-and-beige four-bedroom home looked fairly orderly. Inside, it was a veritable torture chamber for 13 siblings who lived with their parents, police said.

New California? Longshot bid would split state in 2

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A fresh effort is underway to split California into multiple states, one including its coastal cities and the other its rural and inland areas.
No rules for California home schools, where 13 found captive

No rules for California home schools, where 13 found captive

LOS ANGELES — The Southern California home where authorities say two parents tortured their 13 children had doubled as a private school for the siblings but faced no government oversight and was never inspected by education officials.
Nigerian army releases 244 suspects who denounced Boko Haram

Nigerian army releases 244 suspects who denounced Boko Haram

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria — Nigeria's army released 244 Boko Haram suspects who have denounced their membership in the deadly extremist group, Nigerian army officials said Tuesday.
NBA opens investigation into Rockets-Clippers events

NBA opens investigation into Rockets-Clippers events

LOS ANGELES — The NBA has spoken to Clippers star Blake Griffin as well as other players from the Houston Rockets and Los Angeles as part of its investigation into late-game and postgame incidents involving the teams.
Ex-doctor's victims recount sex abuse as young gymnasts

Ex-doctor's victims recount sex abuse as young gymnasts

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Panama Hotel votes to drop Trump  -  but his company won't go

Panama Hotel votes to drop Trump - but his company won't go

WASHINGTON — The owners of a Trump-branded hotel in Panama sued President Donald Trump's family-owned company in federal court Tuesday, alleging that the namesake business committed mismanagement and fraud.
Bangladesh, Myanmar aim to finish Rohingya return in 2 years

Bangladesh, Myanmar aim to finish Rohingya return in 2 years

BANGKOK — Bangladesh and Myanmar have agreed they will try to complete the repatriation of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslim refugees who fled from violence in Myanmar within two years, Bangladesh's Foreign Ministry said Tuesday.