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Judge orders mental exam for man charged in grisly slaying

Judge orders mental exam for man charged in grisly slaying

CORUNNA, Mich. — A Michigan judge on Wednesday ordered mental competency and forensic evaluations for a man charged in the slaying and mutilation of a man he met through the dating app Grindr.

Uganda police arrest opposition politician Bobi Wine

KAMPALA, Uganda — Ugandan police on Wednesday arrested pop star turned opposition leader Bobi Wine after preventing him from holding a meeting with his supporters.

Cardi B's pledge to seek Nigerian citizenship sparks rivalry

LAGOS, Nigeria — Cardi B's announcement that she wants to seek Nigerian citizenship has set off a Twitter feud between her West African fans in friendly rivals Nigeria and Ghana.

Florida mom hits jackpot: 2 sets of twin boys born in 2019

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Doctors told a Florida woman she had a better chance of winning the lottery than of giving birth to two sets of twins in the same year.
Takata recall of 10M inflators could be last of air bag saga

Takata recall of 10M inflators could be last of air bag saga

DETROIT — Takata is recalling 10 million more front air bag inflators sold to 14 different automakers because they can explode with too much force and hurl shrapnel.
Eilish leads iHeartRadio Music Awards with 7 nominations

Eilish leads iHeartRadio Music Awards with 7 nominations

LOS ANGELES — Billie Eilish came away with the most nominations for the upcoming iHeartRadio Music Awards. iHeartMedia announced Wednesday that Eilish received seven nominations.
Car bomb kills 3, wounds 6 at checkpoint in Somali capital

Car bomb kills 3, wounds 6 at checkpoint in Somali capital

NAIROBI, Kenya — A car bomb exploded at a checkpoint in Somalia's capital Wednesday morning, killing three people and wounding six others, a local official said. The al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab extremist group quickly claimed responsibility.
Storms bring relief and danger to Australian wildfires

Storms bring relief and danger to Australian wildfires

CANBERRA, Australia — Thunderstorms and showers brought some relief for firefighters battling deadly wildfires across Australia’s drought-parched east coast on Wednesday, but also raised concerns that lightning will spark more fires before dangerous
Australian PM's leadership criticized during wildfire crisis

Australian PM's leadership criticized during wildfire crisis

CANBERRA, Australia — As his country burned, Australia's prime minister was cursed and jeered out of a town, called an “idiot,” a “moron” and worse, and skewered at home and abroad for his dismissive response toward climate change.
Family's fortress no match for rapacious Australian fires

Family's fortress no match for rapacious Australian fires

BALMORAL, Australia — With flames climbing as high as a 15-story building and menacing his supposedly fireproof home on three sides, Justin Kam ran to the laundry room and opened the door. Inside was fire. That’s not supposed to happen, he thought.