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Man with gas cans arrested at St. Patrick's church in NYC

NEW YORK (AP) — A New Jersey man was arrested after entering St. Patrick's Cathedral carrying two cans of gasoline, lighter fluid and butane lighters, the New York Police Department said, just days after flames ravaged the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris.


The Latest: Portugal confirms 29 Germans killed on Madeira

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — The Latest on the deadly bus crash on Portuguese island of Madeira (all times local):


Poland: Talks fail between striking teachers, government

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish teachers' unions vowed to continue their strike after the latest round of pay negotiations with the government failed Thursday.


Kremlin says North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will visit Russia this month for talks with Putin

MOSCOW (AP) — Kremlin says North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will visit Russia this month for talks with Putin.


Populists expected to gain seats in May's EU elections

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Parliament is predicting that nationalist, populist and anti-migrant groups will make significant gains in the May 23-26 EU elections but says it thinks mainstream parties will keep control over the assembly.


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Portuguese truckers end strike that caused gas shortages

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal's government says truckers have called off a strike over pay and working conditions that caused hundreds of gas stations across the country to run dry.


Trump's adviser visits Moscow for talks on bilateral issues

MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin spokesman says a U.S. presidential adviser has traveled to Russia for talks.


Ukraine's presidential candidate pushes for new parliament

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The odds-on favorite in Ukraine's presidential election runoff says he would like to call an early parliamentary election if he wins Sunday's vote.


Mass graves from Franco era become Spanish election issue

PATERNA, Spain (AP) — When archaeologists in Spain unearthed layers of human bones from a mass grave last year, the remains of one body emerged draped in a shirt that had the letters "MG" embroidered on it in red.


Former Rwanda rebel group leader accused of war crimes dies

BERLIN (AP) — The former head of a Rwandan rebel group has died in Germany while awaiting retrial on war crimes charges, a court says.


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Officials: Experienced diver rescued from Tennessee cave

JACKSON COUNTY, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities say an experienced diver who was reported missing in a Tennessee cave has been found alive.


Bells of French cathedrals ring in tribute to Notre Dame

PARIS (AP) — Bells of cathedrals across France rang in a moving tribute Wednesday to Notre Dame as firefighters and experts continued to keep the beloved but weakened landmark under close surveillance.


After Notre Dame, support for torched black churches swells

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The crowdfunding campaign to raise money for three African American churches gutted by arson in Louisiana began a week ago, but donations surged after flames engulfed the roof of Notre Dame cathedral in Paris and the outcry provoked a conversation about the disparate reactions to the tragedies.


Bus carrying Germans crashes, kills 29 on Portugal's Madeira

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — A tour bus carrying German tourists crashed on Portugal's Madeira Island on Wednesday, killing 29 people and injuring 28 others, local authorities said.


Polar bear gets lost in Russia, hundreds of miles from home

MOSCOW (AP) — Residents of a village in Russia's far eastern Kamchatka Peninsula were stunned by the sight of a polar bear prowling for food hundreds of miles from its usual habitat.


Bus carrying Germans crashes, kills 28 on Portugal's Madeira

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — A tour bus carrying German tourists crashed on Portugal's Madeira Island on Wednesday, killing 28 people and injuring 28 others, local authorities said.


Italian shipping firm fined $4M in US waste oil dumping case

An Italian shipping company admitted in the U.S. to dumping oily waste and other pollutants at sea rather than paying to dispose of them properly, and will pay a $4 million fine.


Official: Tour bus crash kills 28 people, mostly German tourists, on Portugal's Madeira Island off northwest Africa

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Official: Tour bus crash kills 28 people, mostly German tourists, on Portugal's Madeira Island off northwest Africa.


66 minutes: The frantic race to save Notre Dame

PARIS (AP) — Fueled by a lattice of centuries-old timbers, the fire moved hungrily across Notre Dame's rooftop toward the cathedral's iconic spire. It belched yellow smoke, spitting out gritty particles of wood, stone, lead and iron and wanted more. Far below, their vision obscured by fumes and tears, firefighters, priests and municipal workers passed treasures hand-to-hand, hoping the speed of desperation could outrun the flames.


Greek PM says he will revive bid for German WWII reparations

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's prime minister said Wednesday his government "promptly" will formally revive a long-standing demand for Germany to pay vast reparations for the World War II Nazi occupation.


Arkansas governor signs bill raising marriage age to 17
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Earth, meet Polo: Ralph Lauren unveils plastic bottle shirt

Earth, meet Polo: Ralph Lauren unveils plastic bottle shirt

Poll: Church membership in US plummets over past 20 years

Poll: Church membership in US plummets over past 20 years

Georgia students disciplined over video disparaging Mexicans
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Sudan's military rulers arrest ousted president's brothers

Omar el-Bashir

Israeli police detain Jewish suspects with sacrificial goats
Erdogan lashes out at Financial Times over report on economy
WHO: Death toll from fighting over Libyan capital now at 205

WHO: Death toll from fighting over Libyan capital now at 205

Iran flies domestically made fighter jets to mark Army Day
Thailand busts 'seasteading' effort by American

Thailand busts 'seasteading' effort by American

Indonesia's Widodo declares victory in presidential election

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NKorea says it tested new weapon, wants Pompeo out of talks

NKorea says it tested new weapon, wants Pompeo out of talks

India's millions of young voters can swing national election

India's millions of young voters can swing national election

Pakistan's finance minister quits amid criticism

Pakistan's finance minister quits amid criticism

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