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Minnesota GOP leader seeks cut of big donations

Minnesota GOP leader seeks cut of big donations

ST. PAUL, Minn. — The new chairwoman of Minnesota's Republican Party is seeking a 10 per cent commission from large donations to the party, according to a memo obtained by The Associated Press.
Attacker of Russian radio host diagnosed with schizophrenia

Attacker of Russian radio host diagnosed with schizophrenia

MOSCOW — A Russian radio station says the man who stabbed and seriously wounded one of its journalists has been diagnosed with schizophrenia.
Arizona's GOP senators denounce Trump attacks on news media

Arizona's GOP senators denounce Trump attacks on news media

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's use of the terms "fake news" and "enemy of the people" is "shameful" and reminiscent of words infamously used by Soviet dictator Josef Stalin to describe his enemies, Republican Sen. Jeff Flake said Wednesday.
Rival Koreas agree to form first unified Olympic team

Rival Koreas agree to form first unified Olympic team

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — The rival Koreas agreed Wednesday to form their first unified Olympic team and have their athletes parade together for the first time in 11 years during the opening ceremony of next month's Winter Olympics in South Korea,
Detroit man awarded $1 million for wrongful conviction

Detroit man awarded $1 million for wrongful conviction

DETROIT — A Detroit man who spent 25 years in prison for murder before proving he was the victim of police misconduct was awarded $1 million on Wednesday under a state program that compensates the wrongly convicted.

Duhamel gets new deal to promote home state of North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. — Hollywood actor Josh Duhamel will continue to promote his home state of North Dakota.

Suicide attack at market in Nigeria's Maiduguri kills 12

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria — Residents and an emergency official say a double suicide bombing at a market in Nigeria's northern city of Maiduguri has killed at least 12 people and wounded 48 others.

Cuomo donates $111K from Harvey Weinstein to women's charity

ALBANY, N.Y. — Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has followed through on a promise to donate campaign contributions he has collected from disgraced Hollywood executive Harvey Weinstein.
'Cocaine cowboys' smuggler convicted in auto fraud case

'Cocaine cowboys' smuggler convicted in auto fraud case

MIAMI — A pilot who once smuggled tons of drugs for Colombian cartels during Miami's "cocaine cowboys" era in the 1980s was convicted Wednesday of playing a key role in an auto fraud ring that stole at least 150 cars using a fake paper trail.
Nearly 4 years on, much of Syrian rebel 'capital' abandoned

Nearly 4 years on, much of Syrian rebel 'capital' abandoned

HOMS, Syria — Sumaya Bairuty walked through abandoned streets pocked with shell craters amid rows of destroyed buildings, at times climbing over giant sand barriers before reaching her parent's apartment in the once rebel-held district of Bab Dreib i