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Iraqi blocs select new PM-designate after weeks of jockeying

Iraqi blocs select new PM-designate after weeks of jockeying

BAGHDAD — Former communications minister Mohammed Allawi was named prime minister-designate by rival Iraqi factions Saturday after weeks of political deadlock.
Hippo Fiona makes a mess of her Super Bowl pick

Hippo Fiona makes a mess of her Super Bowl pick

CINCINNATI — Bettors looking for an edge in picking Sunday's Super Bowl winner may (or may not) want to consider the selection thrown up by Fiona, the hippopotamus heartthrob at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden.

Think you know Iowa? Take AP quiz before Monday's caucuses

DES MOINES, Iowa — For a brief few days, Iowa will be the centre of the political universe, thanks to the state's caucuses, which kick off the presidential nominating season.
Mother, son charged in theft of Formula 1 heiress' jewelry

Mother, son charged in theft of Formula 1 heiress' jewelry

LONDON — A mother and son from Romania made their first court appearance Saturday after being charged in the December theft of millions of pounds' (dollars') worth of jewelry from the home of heiress Tamara Ecclestone. The burglary took place on Dec.

Woman charged in Mar-a-Lago chase refuses to appear in court

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For 'Fast and Furious' cast, Walker's memory remains strong

For 'Fast and Furious' cast, Walker's memory remains strong

MIAMI — Vin Diesel says it’s the spirit of Paul Walker that motivates him to continue starring in the “Fast and Furious” saga.
Trump acquittal now likely Wednesday; Senate nixes witnesses

Trump acquittal now likely Wednesday; Senate nixes witnesses

WASHINGTON — The Senate narrowly rejected Democratic demands to summon witnesses for President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial late Friday, all but ensuring Trump's acquittal in just the third trial to threaten a president's removal in U.S. history.
Trump curbs immigrants from 6 nations in election-year push

Trump curbs immigrants from 6 nations in election-year push

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration announced Friday that it was restricting immigrants from six additional countries that officials said failed to meet minimum security standards, as part of an election-year push to further clamp down immigration.
US bars foreigners coming from China for now over virus fear

US bars foreigners coming from China for now over virus fear

WASHINGTON — The United States on Friday declared a public health emergency and took drastic steps to significantly restrict entry into the country because of a new virus that hit China and has spread to other nations.
Britain leaves the European Union, leaps into the unknown

Britain leaves the European Union, leaps into the unknown

LONDON — So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, adieu. With little fanfare, Britain left the European Union on Friday after 47 years of membership, taking a leap into the unknown in a historic blow to the bloc. The U.K.