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Belgium airspace closed for 2 hours over technical glitch

BRUSSELS — Belgium's airspace was closed off for landings and departures for about two hours on Thursday afternoon because of a technical glitch in the data system of the air safety control centre .
US deporting crime victims while they wait for special visa

US deporting crime victims while they wait for special visa

For victims of crime on U.S. soil who are living here illegally, a special visa program encourages them to help solve their cases and catch criminals, and often provides their only clear path to citizenship.
After rescue, soccer boys pray for protection at Thai temple

After rescue, soccer boys pray for protection at Thai temple

CHIANG RAI, Thailand — The youth soccer teammates rescued from a flooded cave began their first day back home with their families Thursday by going to a Buddhist temple to pray for protection from misfortunes.
Spain: Judge drops extradition bids for 6 Catalan fugitives

Spain: Judge drops extradition bids for 6 Catalan fugitives

MADRID — A Spanish Supreme Court judge on Thursday dropped extradition requests for six politicians wanted on rebellion charges for their roles in promoting independence for Spain's Catalonia region, including former regional president Carles Puigdem
Harvey Weinstein asks judge to dismiss Ashley Judd lawsuit

Harvey Weinstein asks judge to dismiss Ashley Judd lawsuit

LOS ANGELES — Harvey Weinstein's lawyers asked a judge Wednesday to dismiss Ashley Judd's lawsuit against him, saying allegations that he tried to hurt her career after she rejected him sexually are baseless and were filed far too late.
Bruce Springsteen surprises audience at Billy Joel concert

Bruce Springsteen surprises audience at Billy Joel concert

NEW YORK — Bruce Springsteen propped himself on top of Billy Joel's piano to sing a duet with The Piano Man, who was celebrating his 100th concert at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday night.
Rivers dry and fields dust, Iranian farmers turn to protest

Rivers dry and fields dust, Iranian farmers turn to protest

VARZANEH, Iran — The small group of Iranian farmers gathered around their tractors — long idle, parked at the town entrance next to a canal that once irrigated their fields but has been dry for years — and they protested, pleading for help from the g

Toddler dies after being left in car for 8 hours

PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. — Authorities in Florida say they're investigating the death of a toddler who was left in a car for more than eight hours. The Sun Sentinel reports that 17-month-old Eli Bird died Friday.
LGBT advocates fear Kavanaugh's votes on gay-rights issues

LGBT advocates fear Kavanaugh's votes on gay-rights issues

WASHINGTON — Gay-rights supporters who thronged the Supreme Court plaza after justices declared same-sex marriage a constitutional right expect to have little to celebrate if Brett Kavanaugh replaces Justice Anthony Kennedy, the author of all the cou
Russian officials to meet suspected spy jailed in US

Russian officials to meet suspected spy jailed in US

MOSCOW — Russian Embassy officials were to meet Thursday with a Siberian gun rights activist jailed in Washington on charges of spying on the United States, as Moscow blasted the arrest as "anti-Russian hysteria.