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CONCACAF cancels Women's U17 tournament because of violence

MIAMI — CONCACAF has cancelled the rest of its 2018 Women's Under-17 Championship following violence in Managua, Nicaragua, where the tournament began Thursday.

Squirrel wins UC Berkeley student senate seat

BERKELEY, Calif. — The University of California, Berkeley has elected a squirrel to its student senate. The Sacramento Bee reports "Furry Boi" was named April 13 to the Associated Students of the University of California Senate.
4 dead in Waffle House shooting in Tennessee; suspect sought

4 dead in Waffle House shooting in Tennessee; suspect sought

NASHVILLE — A gunman wearing nothing but a green jacket and brandishing an assault rifle stormed a Waffle House restaurant in Nashville and shot four people to death before dawn Sunday, according to police, who credited a customer with saving lives b

Poster for Elvis North Carolina show sells for over $42,000

RALEIGH, N.C. — A rare vintage poster for a 1955 Elvis Presley show in North Carolina has sold at auction for more than double the expected price.
Islamic State suicide bomber kills 57 in Afghan capital

Islamic State suicide bomber kills 57 in Afghan capital

KABUL — An Islamic State suicide bomber carried out an attack at a voter registration centre in the capital Kabul on Sunday, killing 57 people and wounding more than 100 others, said officials from the Afghan interior and public health ministries.

French performers, politicians decry 'new anti-Semitism'

PARIS — Actor Gerard Depardieu, singer Charles Aznavour and former President Nicolas Sarkozy are among some 300 well-known French people urging national action to counter a "new anti-Semitism" that they blame on rising Islamic radicalism.
Michael Brown's mother, attorneys to speak at Harvard panel

Michael Brown's mother, attorneys to speak at Harvard panel

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — The mother of Michael Brown and the maker of a documentary about his death will be speaking at Harvard University. Brown was an unarmed, black 18-year-old when he was fatally shot by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri.
World's oldest person dies in Japan at age of 117

World's oldest person dies in Japan at age of 117

TOKYO — The world's oldest person, a 117-year-old Japanese woman, has died. Nabi Tajima died in a hospital Saturday evening in the town of Kikai in southern Japan, town official Susumu Yoshiyuki said. She had been hospitalized since January.
Police say 14 Maoist rebels killed in raid in western India

Police say 14 Maoist rebels killed in raid in western India

NEW DELHI — Government forces killed at least 14 Maoist rebels during a raid on their hideout Sunday in a forested area in western India, police said.
Tourists at iconic French abbey evacuated after threat

Tourists at iconic French abbey evacuated after threat

MONT-SAINT-MICHEL, France — French authorities evacuated tourists from the Mont-Saint-Michel abbey and were searching houses Sunday on the famed outcropping in the English Channel for a visitor who apparently threatened to attack security services.