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Italian PM Conte to resign after League party pulls backing

Italian PM Conte to resign after League party pulls backing

ROME — Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte announced his resignation Tuesday, blaming his decision to end his 14-month-old populist government on his rebellious and politically ambitious deputy prime minister, Matteo Salvini.
Huawei expects no relief from US sanctions but is confident

Huawei expects no relief from US sanctions but is confident

SHENZHEN, China — The founder of Chinese tech giant Huawei said Tuesday he expects no relief from U.S.
Earth's future in being written in fast-melting Greenland

Earth's future in being written in fast-melting Greenland

HELHEIM GLACIER, Greenland — This is where Earth's refrigerator door is left open, where glaciers dwindle and seas begin to rise.
Status hearing set for civil lawsuit against Jussie Smollett

Status hearing set for civil lawsuit against Jussie Smollett

CHICAGO — A hearing is set in the city of Chicago's effort to recover costs from actor Jussie Smollett after police said his claims of a racist and anti-gay attack were phoney and staged.
Militants leave key rebel town as Syrian troops push in

Militants leave key rebel town as Syrian troops push in

BEIRUT — The main insurgent group in the Syrian province of Idlib pulled out of a key rebel town as government forces advanced in the area on Tuesday amid intense bombardment and airstrikes, a militant group and opposition activists said.

Armed man holds 37 people on bus hostage in Rio de Janeiro

RIO DE JANEIRO — An armed man was holding dozens of people hostage on a public bus Tuesday in Rio de Janeiro and threatening to set the vehicle on fire, Brazilian police said.

Bond revoked for Alabama man charged in son's hot car death

DOTHAN, Ala. — An Alabama man charged with manslaughter in the death of his 2-year-old son has had his bond revoked following a different arrest.

13 Chinese killed as tour bus crashes in Laos

BANGKOK — A tour bus carrying dozens of Chinese passengers crashed in Laos, killing at least 13, officials said Tuesday.
Pell's appeal pitted word of former choirboy against priest

Pell's appeal pitted word of former choirboy against priest

CANBERRA, Australia — Cardinal George Pell's appeal against his convictions for child molestation was largely a question of who the jury should have believed, his accuser or a senior priest whose church role was likened to Pell's bodyguard.
NYPD fires officer 5 years after Garner's chokehold death

NYPD fires officer 5 years after Garner's chokehold death

NEW YORK — After five years of investigations and protests, the New York City Police Department on Monday fired an officer involved in the 2014 chokehold death of Eric Garner, the black man whose dying gasps of "I can't breathe" gave voice to a natio