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Burglary charges dropped against Nebraska bounty hunter

OMAHA, Neb. — A judge has dismissed a burglary charge against a bounty hunter who broke into and searched an Omaha family's home before realizing he was in the wrong house.

Fruitcake package temporarily halts Seattle ferry service

SEATTLE — Authorities say a wrapped present that turned out to be a fruitcake temporarily halted service at a Seattle ferry terminal while police investigated.
Appeal seeking Idaho horse herd sterilization is dismissed

Appeal seeking Idaho horse herd sterilization is dismissed

BOISE, Idaho — A federal appeals court has dismissed an effort to allow the sterilization of a herd of wild horses in Idaho. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals earlier this month granted a request by the U.S.

Brazil kicks out Venezuela's top diplomat amid tensions

BRASILIA, Brazil — Authorities in Brazil say they are stripping Venezuela's top diplomat of his credentials and kicking him out in a dispute between the neighbouring South American countries.
Man held in Phoenix killings of estranged wife, 2 kids

Man held in Phoenix killings of estranged wife, 2 kids

PHOENIX — A man accused in the Christmas day shooting of his estranged wife and their two children was held without bail Tuesday on three counts of first-degree murder following an afternoon of violence that culminated in a night-time shootout with p
UN operating budget cut by $285M; US claims credit for it

UN operating budget cut by $285M; US claims credit for it

The United Nations' budget is set to shrink by over $285 million next year — a 5 per cent cut that the U.S. government says it negotiated. The U.N. General Assembly voted Sunday to approve the nearly $5.
Ex-trooper charged had other Taser misconduct

Ex-trooper charged had other Taser misconduct

DETROIT — Michigan State Police tried but failed to suspend a trooper for his use of a stun gun months before he fired a Taser at a teenager who crashed an all-terrain vehicle and died, according to records obtained by The Associated Press.
Singer files sex assault complaint against former Trump aide

Singer files sex assault complaint against former Trump aide

WASHINGTON — A singer and potential congressional candidate said Tuesday that she has filed a sexual assault complaint against President Donald Trump's former campaign manager for hitting her twice on her buttocks during a Washington gathering in Nov
Military turns to oyster reefs to protect against storms

Military turns to oyster reefs to protect against storms

MIDDLETOWN, N.J. — Earle Naval Weapons Station, where the Navy loads some of America's most sophisticated weapons onto warships, suffered $50 million worth of damage in Superstorm Sandy.

Suspected Saudi-led coalition airstrike in Yemen kills 25

SANAA, Yemen — Yemeni witnesses and security officials say a Saudi-led coalition airstrike on a crowded market has killed at least 25 people, including children. They say Tuesday's strike in the western province of Taiz wounded at least 30 others.