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A white Cleveland police officer who climbed onto the hood of a car and fired dozens of rounds at an unarmed black couple in 2012 was acquitted of voluntary manslaughter Saturday.

The verdict, which triggered minor protests, comes amid widespread tensions in the United States over police treatment of blacks…

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Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a bill into law Saturday giving prosecutors the power to declare foreign and international organizations "undesirable" in Russia and shut them down.

Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International have condemned the measure as part of an "ongoing draconian crackdown which is squeezing the life out…

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Shiite Muslim militiamen and Iraqi army forces launched a counter-offensive against Islamic State insurgents near Ramadi on Saturday, a militia spokesman said, aiming to reverse potentially devastating gains by the jihadi militants.

The fall of Ramadi, the Anbar provincial capital, to Islamic State on May 17 could be a shattering…

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Veterans of the Iraq War have been watching in frustration as Republican presidential contenders distance themselves from the decision their party enthusiastically supported to invade that country.

Some veterans say they long ago concluded their sacrifice was in vain, and are annoyed that a party that lobbied so hard for…

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Delays on a train are annoying but inevitable, since with such a massive transit system in Japan, not everything is going to work 100% of the time. No one wants to see the words “train delay” on the information screen at the station, but even more so, no one wants…

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Google has filed a patent for toys that pay attention to who is in a room and can interact with other media devices.

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office shared diagrams depicting what resembled rabbit and bear toys with microphones in their ears, cameras in their eyes, speakers in their…

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The call for backup went out to local police just after 8 a.m. There was a shootout underway at a ranch in the western reaches of Michoacan state and the federal authorities needed help.

One patrolman said he sped with his colleagues from a town 20 minutes away and arrived…

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Two men who launched challenges to Sepp Blatter for the leadership of world football body FIFA have been targeted in an attempted blackmail scam, a report said on Saturday.

Prince Ali bin al Hussein and Michael van Praag, who has now pulled out of the race, were both approached by…

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Azaleas are pictured in front of the Bank of Japan building in Tokyo.

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Toshiba says it is expanding an accounting probe to its television, memory chip, and computer divisions, after earlier warning the investigation would take a toll on its balance sheet.

The huge conglomerate, which makes everything from batteries to nuclear reactors, said last week it was revoking its earnings forecast for…

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