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Handful of US states are poised to legalize sports betting

Handful of US states are poised to legalize sports betting

HELENA, Mont. — The number of states allowing sports betting is poised to expand.
US expands probe into air bag failures to 12.3M vehicles

US expands probe into air bag failures to 12.3M vehicles

DETROIT — U.S. auto safety regulators have expanded an investigation into malfunctioning air bag controls to include 12.3 million vehicles equipped with bags that may not inflate in a crash.
Amal Clooney: Prosecute Islamic State extremists for rape

Amal Clooney: Prosecute Islamic State extremists for rape

Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney on Tuesday demanded justice for victims of an "epidemic of sexual violence" in conflicts, especially rapes and other abuses perpetrated by Islamic State extremists in Iraq and Syria.
Brothers sue Jussie Smollett's lawyers, claiming defamation

Brothers sue Jussie Smollett's lawyers, claiming defamation

CHICAGO — Two brothers who say they helped Jussie Smollett stage a racist and homophobic attack against himself sued the "Empire" actor's attorneys on Tuesday, accusing them of defamation by continuing to insist publicly that the brothers carried out
Egypt voters approve referendum extending president's rule

Egypt voters approve referendum extending president's rule

CAIRO — Voters in Egypt approved constitutional amendments allowing President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to remain in power until 2030, election officials said Tuesday, a move that critics fear will cement his authoritarian rule eight years after a pro-de
Henry Bloch, co-founder of tax company H&R Block, dies at 96

Henry Bloch, co-founder of tax company H&R Block, dies at 96

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Henry Bloch, who helped found tax preparation giant H&R Block, died Tuesday at age 96, the company announced. Bloch died of natural causes at St. Luke's Hospice in Kansas City.
All not in favour of Trump's Buckingham Palace dinner date

All not in favour of Trump's Buckingham Palace dinner date

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump finally has a date on the calendar for a state dinner at Buckingham Palace — a visit more than two years in the making.
Michelle Obama headlines college signing day event at UCLA

Michelle Obama headlines college signing day event at UCLA

LOS ANGELES — Former first lady Michelle Obama and a host of celebrities will join thousands of students to celebrate college signing day.
Saudi Arabia beheads 37 for terrorism crimes; most Shiites

Saudi Arabia beheads 37 for terrorism crimes; most Shiites

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Saudi Arabia on Tuesday beheaded 37 Saudi citizens, most of them minority Shiites, in a mass execution across the country for alleged terrorism-related crimes.
In camp of diehard IS supporters, some women express regrets

In camp of diehard IS supporters, some women express regrets

AL-HOL CAMP, Syria — The women say it was misguided religious faith, naivete, a search for something to believe in or youthful rebellion. Whatever it was, it led them to travel across the world to join the Islamic State group.