Italy’s ex-premier Giulio Andreotti dies at 94

ROME (AP) — Italian state television says Giulio Andreotti, Italy’s former seven-time premier, has died at age 94. Andreotti was hospitalized last year with heart problems stemming from a respiratory infection. At his prime, Andreotti was one of…

Court: Berlusconi trials stay in Milan

ROME (AP) — Italy’s highest court has denied a defense motion to move Silvio Berlusconi’s sex-for-hire trial and tax fraud appeal away from Milan. The ruling Monday allows resumption of both trials, which are nearing verdicts. The defense…

CNN anchor reports being robbed of her iPhone

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta police are investigating after a CNN anchor reported that her iPhone was snatched from her hand as she strolled down a street in the city’s midtown section. Police tell WSB-TV (http://bit.ly/13dhr16) that Carol Costello…

Kosovo police arrest suspected drugs kingpin

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo police say they have arrested a suspected Balkan drugs kingpin wanted on an international arrest warrant and blacklisted by U.S. authorities. Naser Kelmendi, 56, a Kosovo-born ethnic Albanian businessman allegedly runs a major…

Aerosmith drops Indonesia show over security fears

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Aerosmith canceled a show in Indonesia after authorities there said they had foiled a bomb plot targeting the Myanmar Embassy. Concert promoter Ismaya Live cited safety concerns as the reason for the cancellation, but…

Belgian Nobel Prize winner de Duve dies at 95

BRUSSELS (AP) — A Belgian university says that biochemist Christian de Duve, who won the Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine in 1974, has died in an act of euthanasia. He was 95. His university, UCL in Louvain-la-Neuve,…

China hosting both Palestinian, Israeli leaders

BEIJING (AP) — China is hosting both the Palestinian and Israeli leaders this week in a sign of its desire for a larger role in the Middle East. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas was welcomed by his Chinese counterpart…

Jailed protesters cast shadow on anti-Putin rally

MOSCOW (AP) — Moscow police say a man helping construct the stage for a major protest rally has died after a column of sound equipment collapsed. The accident at midday Monday came just a few hours before opponents…

Medal of Honor Society to honor Newtown educators

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — The Congressional Medal of Honor Society is in Newtown, Conn., to honor six educators killed in the December elementary school massacre with its highest civilian award. The society says Rachel D’Avino, Dawn Hochsprung, Anne…

Bangladesh police, Islamic activists clash; 27 die

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — At least 15 people died in clashes Monday between police and Islamic hardliners demanding that Bangladesh implement an anti-blasphemy law, police said. A police official, speaking on customary condition of anonymity, said eight people,…
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Lauryn Hill gets 3 months for failing to pay taxes

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Grammy-winning singer Lauryn Hill is facing sentencing Monday in New Jersey on federal tax charges. Hill pleaded guilty last year to not paying federal taxes on $1.8 million earned from 2005 to 2007. A…
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Empty home catches fire

A fire caused significant damage to an unoccupied home late Sunday night.…

Woman, 83, missing after arrival at DC airport

WASHINGTON (AP) — An 83-year-old woman is missing after arriving at a Washington airport on a flight from Barbados. Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority police say Victoria Kong was last seen Friday evening at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.…

Malaysian elections expose worrying social schisms

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — It was hardly the look of the victorious. Wearing a bright blue shirt and a grim expression, Prime Minister Najib Razak appeared before the media early Monday to somberly acknowledge that his coalition…