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Police vanish from Burundi capital; coup attempt celebrated

BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — Police have vanished from the streets of Burundi’s capital as thousands of people celebrated a coup attempt against President Pierre Nkurunziza, who was in a neighboring country for a conference. During three weeks of unrest, the military has been...
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Nepal officials tell people to leave quake-damaged buildings

CHAUTARA, Nepal (AP) — Officials with bullhorns walked through the quake-damaged streets of this small Nepal town Wednesday, calling for people to leave buildings in danger of falling after the second major earthquake in less than three weeks. The evacuation orders came a day...
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Amtrak train derails killing 6 people; investigation begins

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Daylight on Wednesday revealed the destruction and devastation caused by an Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia that left at least six people dead and injured dozens more, several critically, as survivors recalled a terrifying wreck that plunged them into...
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Prosecutor: No charges against white Wis. police officer

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A white Wisconsin police officer won’t face criminal charges for fatally shooting an unarmed 19-year-old biracial man who witnesses say was acting erratically and had assaulted two people, a prosecutor announced Tuesday. Dane County District Attorney...
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Senate Democrats block action on Obama’s trade agenda

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats dealt President Barack Obama a stinging setback on trade Tuesday, blocking efforts to begin a full-blown debate on a top priority of his second term. The president’s supporters said they will try again, possibly starting in the House. But...
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EU seeks U.N. approval to destroy migrant smugglers’ boats

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is seeking a U.N. Security Council resolution within days to let its members hunt down human traffickers in the Mediterranean and destroy their boats, a senior EU official said Tuesday. EU foreign ministers hope to have a U.N. resolution by...
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Senegalese in the capital flock to the beach for workouts

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — No headphones needed. The sound of waves serves as a playlist for hundreds of fit, sport loving Senegalese who swarm to the beach daily in Dakar. It isn’t Muscle Beach in Venice, California. It’s Fann Beach in Senegal’s capital. Workouts...
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Saudi-led airstrikes don’t slow in Yemen ahead of cease-fire

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Warplanes from a Saudi-led coalition kept up their airstrikes in Yemen on Tuesday, targeting the positions of Shiite rebels and their allies just hours ahead of the scheduled start of a five-day humanitarian cease-fire. Iran’s state news agency also...
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Kyle Busch to return to car this weekend in All-Star race

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kyle Busch will run the All-Star race this weekend, his first competition since he was seriously injured in a crash at Daytona nearly three month ago. Busch will drive his No. 18 Toyota in Saturday night’s All-Star race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. He...
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New Orleans Pelicans fire head coach Monty Williams

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — The New Orleans Pelicans fired head coach Monty Williams on Tuesday, parting ways with a coach who had a strong relationship with the franchise’s marquee player, Anthony Davis. The decision came only weeks after owner Tom Benson congratulated Williams...