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Court says Turkey violated petition-signing scholars' rights

Court says Turkey violated petition-signing scholars' rights

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey's top court ruled Friday that 10 academics had their rights violated when they were sentenced on charges of disseminating terrorist propaganda for signing a petition calling for a peaceful resolution of the conflict in the cou
Grasshoppers on the go make migratory stop in Las Vegas area

Grasshoppers on the go make migratory stop in Las Vegas area

LAS VEGAS — A migration of mild-mannered grasshoppers sweeping through the Las Vegas area is being attributed to wet weather several months ago.
T-Mobile's $26.5B Sprint deal OKed despite competition fears

T-Mobile's $26.5B Sprint deal OKed despite competition fears

WASHINGTON — U.S. regulators have approved T-Mobile's $26.5 billion takeover of rival Sprint, despite fears of higher prices and job cuts, in a deal that would leave just three major cellphone companies in the country.
AP Source: Jay-Z pulls out of Woodstock 50 performance

AP Source: Jay-Z pulls out of Woodstock 50 performance

NEW YORK — Jay-Z's got 99 problems but Woodstock isn't one: The rap king has pulled out of the 50th anniversary Woodstock festival just weeks before the troubled event is supposed to take place.
Cardinal Ortega, former archbishop of Havana, dies at 82

Cardinal Ortega, former archbishop of Havana, dies at 82

HAVANA — Cardinal Jaime Lucas Ortega y Alamino, a sugar worker's son who oversaw the first papal visit to Cuba, helped lower barriers to believers in the communist country and played a role in mediating improved U.S.-Cuba ties, died Friday at age 82.
MTV announces first run of films in new documentary division

MTV announces first run of films in new documentary division

NEW YORK — Films about living in the shadow of the U.S. Capitol and a St. Louis-area activist turned politician will be the first released by MTV's new documentary division.
Gulp! Arkansas photographer snaps images of snake eating bug

Gulp! Arkansas photographer snaps images of snake eating bug

OZARK, Ark. — An amateur photographer has snapped some startling gone-in-a-gulp images of a venomous snake devouring an unlucky bug at Ozark National Forest in Arkansas.
Man arrested near Taylor Swift's house held without bail

Man arrested near Taylor Swift's house held without bail

SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. — An Iowa man police say came to Rhode Island with a backpack full of burglary tools to visit Taylor Swift has been held without bail pending a competency hearing.

Electronic music festival returning to downtown Miami

MIAMI — One of the world's top electronic music festivals is returning to downtown Miami. The Miami Herald reports that city commissioners voted 3-2 Thursday to approve an agreement with Ultra Music Festival.
Cosby appeal to focus on other women's testimony, Quaaludes

Cosby appeal to focus on other women's testimony, Quaaludes

NORRISTOWN, Pa. — Prosecutors set to defend Bill Cosby's sexual assault conviction in appeals court next month say the accusations from other women are no coincidence, but "the culmination of a decades-long pattern of behaviour .