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Hundreds gather to leave second pocket in Syria's Ghouta

Hundreds gather to leave second pocket in Syria's Ghouta

BEIRUT — Hundreds of members of a rebel group and their relatives boarded Saturday 17 buses in preparation to leave eastern Ghouta to opposition-held areas north of the country Saturday as part of an agreement to evacuate the second of three pockets
Trump order would ban most transgender troops from serving

Trump order would ban most transgender troops from serving

PALM BEACH, Fla.
China tells US it will defend interests after Trump tariffs

China tells US it will defend interests after Trump tariffs

BEIJING — China's newly appointed economic czar told U.S.
Indian court jails powerful politician for embezzling funds

Indian court jails powerful politician for embezzling funds

PATNA, India — A powerful Indian politician was sentenced Saturday to 14 years in prison for embezzling 37 million rupees ($570,000) from a state government's treasury while he was the state's top elected official.

UK watchdog assessing evidence from Cambridge Analytica raid

LONDON — Britain's information regulator says it is assessing evidence gathered from a raid on the office of data firm Cambridge Analytica, carried out as part of an investigation into alleged misuse of personal information by political campaigns and

Stocks tumble on trade fears; S&P has worst week in 2 years

NEW YORK — Stocks around the world plunged Friday as investors feared that a trade conflict between the U.S. and China, the biggest economies in the world, would escalate. A second day of big losses pushed U.S.
Wayne Huizenga, who built his fortune from trash, dies at 80

Wayne Huizenga, who built his fortune from trash, dies at 80

MIAMI — H. Wayne Huizenga, a college dropout who built a business empire that included Blockbuster Entertainment, AutoNation and three professional sports franchises, has died. He was 80.
FBI seeks motive for fiery van crash at California air base

FBI seeks motive for fiery van crash at California air base

ROSEVILLE, Calif.
Australian volunteers save 5 of over 150 stranded whales

Australian volunteers save 5 of over 150 stranded whales

PERTH, Australia — Volunteers in western Australia have managed to rescue only five of 150 short-finned pilot whales that became stranded on a beach. The surviving whales, up to 5 1/2 metres (16.
New witnesses detail sexual misconduct by Tavis Smiley

New witnesses detail sexual misconduct by Tavis Smiley

PBS says more witnesses have detailed sexual misconduct allegations against talk-show host Tavis Smiley, who was suspended in December and later fired. In papers filed in Washington, D.C.