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  • Unmasking of ‘Jihadi John’ as a London lad shocks Britain

    LONDON (AP) — The unmasking of Islamic State militant “Jihadi John” as a Londoner who had repeatedly been questioned by security services sent shock waves through Britain Friday, with Prime Minister David Cameron stepping in…

  • Mexico’s dolphinariums come under criticism from activists

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Environmental and animal-rights groups in Mexico are training their sights on the growing number of “swim with dolphins” enclosures on the nation’s coasts. The movement scored its first victory Thursday, when…

  • Mexico official: Police capture top capo ‘La Tuta’ Gomez

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Servando “La Tuta” Gomez, a former school teacher who became one of Mexico’s most-wanted drug lords as head of the Knights Templar cartel, was captured early Friday by federal police, according…

  • FDIC closes Puerto Rico’s Doral Bank; Banco Popular steps in

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. has shut down Puerto Rico-based Doral Bank. Banco Popular will take over most of the operations of what once the U.S. territory’s fourth largest…

  • Toronto-bound jet with smoke in cabin lands in Pennsylvania

    JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A Toronto-bound jet with 35 people aboard has made an emergency landing in Pennsylvania over smoke from a shorted-out cabin light. Air Canada Express Flight 7316 landed safely at around noon…

  • Debate rages over color of dress photographed in rare light

    It’s the dress that’s beating the Internet black and blue. Or should that be gold and white? Friends and co-workers worldwide are debating the true hues of a royal blue dress with black lace that,…

  • Well-educated ‘Jihadi John’ no surprise to experts

    PARIS (AP) — The profile of “Jihadi John,” the university-educated Londoner whose masked face is emblematic of the grisly executions by the Islamic State group, is vastly different from that of the marginalized men who…

  • Greek prime minister rules out third bailout

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s new radical left government has no intention of seeking another bailout deal from international creditors and will spend coming months trying to ease the terms of its current commitments, the…

  • US rescinds rule requiring judges to move to Guantanamo

    MIAMI (AP) — A new rule that required military judges presiding over the war crimes tribunals at the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to relocate to the remote installation has been rescinded, the…

  • Attackers in Bangladesh hack to death American blogger

    DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A prominent Bangladeshi-American blogger known for speaking out against religious extremism was hacked to death as he walked through Bangladesh’s capital with his wife, police said Friday. The attack Thursday night…

  • Mexico to replace embattled attorney general

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s embattled attorney general, Jesus Murillo Karam, is leaving the post to take a new cabinet-level job as head of urban and rural development. The outgoing attorney general has weathered scathing…

  • Syria expels 3 key UN humanitarian staffers

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Syrian government has expelled three key U.N. humanitarian staffers, a decision the U.N. says could have “a major impact” on critical aid operations and harm a new effort to secure…

  • Brazil homicide division to investigate summary executions

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The homicide division of the Rio de Janeiro Police Department will start investigating summary executions of suspects committed by officers in Brazil’s second largest city. Rio de Janeiro police chief…

  • Democrats caught between Obama, Netanyahu on speech

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Jewish House Democrats personally offered Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a chance to lower the political temperature after he accepted a Republican invitation to speak to Congress next week on Iran —…

  • Argentina prosecutor Julio Cesar Strassera dies at 81

    BUENOS AIRES (AP) — Julio Cesar Strassera, the prosecutor who won conviction against leaders of Argentina’s dictatorship and coined the term “Nunca mas,” or “Never again,” to describe the repressive period, has died at age…