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Helicopters rescue Norway cruise ship passengers amid storm

Helicopters rescue Norway cruise ship passengers amid storm

HELSINKI — Rescue workers off Norway's western coast rushed to evacuate 1,300 passengers and crew from a disabled cruise ship by helicopter on Saturday, winching them one-by-one to safety as heaving waves tossed the ship from side to side and high wi
Protests erupt in Pittsburgh after cop cleared in shooting

Protests erupt in Pittsburgh after cop cleared in shooting

PITTSBURGH — The father of a slain black teenager pleaded for peace Saturday after the acquittal of a white police officer triggered an apparent retaliatory shooting at the defence attorney's office and touched off protests in the streets of Pittsbur
Democrats debate Mueller strategy as findings loom

Democrats debate Mueller strategy as findings loom

WASHINGTON — Congressional Democrats plotted strategy Saturday as they awaited the conclusions of Robert Mueller's Russia investigation, with senior lawmakers demanding full transparency and preparing for next steps if the results were favourable to
Barr scours Trump-Russia report to see how much to open

Barr scours Trump-Russia report to see how much to open

WASHINGTON — Attorney General William Barr scoured special counsel Robert Mueller's confidential report on the Russia investigation with his advisers Saturday, deciding how much Congress and the American public will get to see about the two-year prob
Patriots owner apologizes in Florida prostitution case

Patriots owner apologizes in Florida prostitution case

MIAMI — New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is apologizing after being charged in a Florida massage parlour prostitution investigation. "I am truly sorry," Kraft said in a statement Saturday.
French yellow vest protests in Paris avoid last week's riots

French yellow vest protests in Paris avoid last week's riots

PARIS — Scattered yellow vest protesters clashed with French police firing tear gas Saturday after a peaceful march through Paris, but tougher security measures and protest bans in high-risk neighbourhoods prevented the kind of rioting that devastate
Barbra Streisand under fire for Michael Jackson remarks

Barbra Streisand under fire for Michael Jackson remarks

Barbra Streisand is coming under intense criticism on social media for telling a British newspaper that two men who say they were molested as children by Michael Jackson were "thrilled to be there" and that the alleged abuse "didn't kill them.
Extremists attack Somalia govt office, minister among 5 dead

Extremists attack Somalia govt office, minister among 5 dead

MOGADISHU, Somalia — Gunmen set off a suicide car bombing and then stormed a government building in Somalia's capital Saturday, killing at least five people including the country's deputy labour minister, police said.
Tens of thousands in southern Africa need help after cyclone

Tens of thousands in southern Africa need help after cyclone

BEIRA, Mozambique — A second week has begun of efforts to find and help tens of thousands of people after Cyclone Idai devastated a large swath of Mozambique.
Ethiopian Airlines chief questions Max training requirements

Ethiopian Airlines chief questions Max training requirements

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — The warning and training requirements set for the now-grounded 737 Max 8 aircraft may not have been adequate, in light of the Ethiopian plane crash that killed 157 people, the chief of Ethiopian Airlines said Saturday.