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Attorney seeks pardon for Laurie Bembenek murder conviction

MADISON, Wis. — The attorney for Laurie "Bambi" Bembenek, Wisconsin's most famous runaway fugitive who insisted until her death in 2010 that she did not kill her husband's ex-wife, hopes Gov.

Chicago police union wants federal probe in Smollett case

CHICAGO — The Chicago police union's president alleges that the county's top prosecutor interfered with the investigation of "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett before recusing herself and wants the Justice Department to determine if she broke any laws.
Colbert postpones visit to New Zealand after attack

Colbert postpones visit to New Zealand after attack

NEW YORK — Talk show host Stephen Colbert has postponed what was supposed to be a surprise visit to New Zealand following the terrorist attack in Christchurch that killed 50 people.
Records show FBI was probing Michael Cohen long before raid

Records show FBI was probing Michael Cohen long before raid

NEW YORK — Special counsel Robert Mueller began investigating President Donald Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, for fraud in his personal business dealings and for potentially acting as an unregistered foreign agent at least nine months before F
Christchurch harboured white supremacists before massacre

Christchurch harboured white supremacists before massacre

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand — The leafy New Zealand city where a self-proclaimed racist fatally shot 50 people at mosques during Friday prayers is known for its picturesque meandering river and English heritage.
Kazakhstan's president to step down after 30 years in power

Kazakhstan's president to step down after 30 years in power

MOSCOW — President Nursultan Nazarbayev, the only leader that independent Kazakhstan has ever known, abruptly announced his resignation Tuesday after three decades in power, raising uncertainty over the future course of the Central Asian country.
James Corden returns to host the 2019 Tony Awards

James Corden returns to host the 2019 Tony Awards

NEW YORK — James Corden is returning to host the 73rd annual Tony Awards.
Dutch prosecutors consider terror motive in tram shooting

Dutch prosecutors consider terror motive in tram shooting

UTRECHT, Netherlands — Dutch prosecutors said Tuesday they are taking very seriously the possibility that the deadly shooting on a tram in the central city of Utrecht was an act of terror.
Emergency ascent in Indian Ocean as sub fills with smoke

Emergency ascent in Indian Ocean as sub fills with smoke

ALPHONSE ISLAND, Seychelles — A British scientist and her American pilot made an emergency ascent from 100 metres (328 feet) beneath the surface of the Indian Ocean on Tuesday after smoke filled the cockpit of their submersible.
Pope nixes French cardinal resignation after coverup

Pope nixes French cardinal resignation after coverup

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has declined to accept the resignation of French Cardinal Philippe Barbarin as archbishop of Lyon after he was convicted of failing to report a known predator priest to police, the Vatican said Tuesday.