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Cohen says he rigged online polls for Trump in 2014, 2015

Cohen says he rigged online polls for Trump in 2014, 2015

NEW YORK — President Donald Trump's estranged former lawyer acknowledged Thursday that he paid a technology company to rig Trump's standing in two online polls before the presidential campaign.
Fans buy 'Little House on the Prairie' star's memorabilia

Fans buy 'Little House on the Prairie' star's memorabilia

GENOA TOWNSHIP, Mich. — More than 200 items belonging to "Little House on the Prairie" star Melissa Gilbert and her husband, Emmy-winning actor Timothy Busfield, have been purchased in an estate sale in Michigan.

Google to buy power from solar farms in Tennessee, Alabama

NASHVILLE — Google plans to buy power from Tennessee and Alabama solar farms under a deal with the Tennessee Valley Authority. Google announced Wednesday that it will buy 413 megawatts of output from 1.

Journalist in Ghana who exposed soccer corruption shot dead

ACCRA, Ghana — An investigative journalist in Ghana who helped expose a high-ranking official at world soccer body FIFA as corrupt was shot dead by gunmen on a motorbike as he drove home alone at night, police said Thursday.
UK PM May holds Brexit talks; opposition dubs them a 'stunt'

UK PM May holds Brexit talks; opposition dubs them a 'stunt'

LONDON — British Prime Minister Theresa May was consulting opposition parties and other lawmakers Thursday in a battle to get Brexit back on track after surviving a no-confidence vote, talks that were branded a "stunt" by the main opposition leader.
Germany: Love Parade trial headed for inconclusive end

Germany: Love Parade trial headed for inconclusive end

BERLIN — The trial of 10 people in Germany over a deadly mass panic at the Love Parade techno music festival in 2010 appears likely to be closed without a formal verdict.
Number of federal workers seeking US jobless aid doubles

Number of federal workers seeking US jobless aid doubles

WASHINGTON — The number of furloughed federal employees seeking unemployment benefits jumped in the first two weeks of the shutdown, topping 10,000 during the week of Jan. 5.
Spain: Technical setbacks slow search for boy  in deep hole

Spain: Technical setbacks slow search for boy in deep hole

MADRID — Spanish rescuers on the fourth day of a frantic race to reach a 2-year-old boy trapped in a borehole clung to hope of finding the toddler alive despite massive setbacks in getting to the bottom of the deep and narrow cavity.

Burkina Faso: Body of Canadian found days after abduction

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso — A Canadian national has been found dead a day after reports of his kidnapping by suspected jihadists in Burkina Faso's volatile north near the Niger border, the West African nation's security ministry said Thursday.

Horror movie release moved from school shooting anniversary

MIAMI — A horror movie called "Happy Death Day 2U" is getting a new release date following complaints its original release date coincided with the Florida school shooting anniversary.