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In this Feb. 9, 2019 photo provided by Alicia Gonzales, Gonzales poses for a selfie, in Pittsburgh. Gonzales says she was forced to leave her dream college in West Virginia because the school allowed her accused rapist to remain on campus. (Alicia Gonzales via AP)
June 16, 2019 - 5:17 am
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The warnings came in text messages from her friends: He's outside the dorm. He's at the student center. He's at Starbucks. But for Alicia Gonzales, sometimes it didn't matter where he was. She would often hide away in her room on the campus of Marshall University, overcome...
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Conservative Party leadership contender Boris Johnson arrives for the Conservative National Convention meeting in central London, Saturday June 15, 2019. Britain's Conservative Party is holding a contest to replace Prime Minister Theresa May, and party legislators will continue to hold elimination votes until the final two contenders will be put to a vote of 160,000 Conservative Party members nationwide, with the winner due to become Conservative Party leader and prime minister late July. (Yui Mok/PA via AP)
June 16, 2019 - 5:08 am
LONDON (AP) — Candidates seeking to become Britain's next prime minister are warning that the Conservative Party needs a real contest, rather than a coronation for front-runner Boris Johnson. Johnson, a former foreign secretary, has a big lead after the first round of voting by Tory lawmakers. On...
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This Monday, June 3, 2019 photo provided by Didier J. Fabien shows O.J. Simpson in the garden of his Las Vegas area home. Simpson has launched a Twitter account with a video post in which the former football star says he’s got a “little gettin’ even to do.” Simpson confirmed the new account to The Associated Press on Saturday, June 15, 2019. He said in a phone interview it will be a lot of fun and that he had some things to straighten out. (Didier J. Fabien via AP, File)
June 16, 2019 - 5:07 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — O.J. Simpson launched a Twitter account with a video post in which the former football star said he's got a "little gettin' even to do." Simpson confirmed the new account to The Associated Press on Saturday, saying in a phone interview while on a Las Vegas golf course that it "...
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This Sept. 19, 1974, photo provided from the Cyprus' press and informations office shows the Ledra Palace Hotel in the background during the exchange captive soldiers and civilians between Turkish and Cypriots after the 1974 Turkish invasion, in the divided capital Nicosia, Cyprus. This grand hotel still manages to hold onto a flicker of its old majesty despite the mortal shell craters and bullet holes scarring its sandstone facade. Amid war in the summer of 1974 that cleaved Cyprus along ethnic lines, United Nations peacekeepers took over the Ledra Palace Hotel and instantly turned it into an emblem of the east Mediterranean island nation's division. (Press and informations Office, via AP)
June 16, 2019 - 4:01 am
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — With Italian chandeliers still hanging in the lobby, the Ledra Palace Hotel in Cyprus still manages to hold onto a flicker of its old majesty despite the shell craters and bullet holes that scar its sandstone facade. It's been 45 years since the pitter-patter of glitterati...
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Thousands of protesters shouting slogans and carrying signs march on the streets against an extradition bill on Sunday, June 16, 2019, through Hong Kong. Tens of thousands of Hong Kong residents, mostly in black, have jammed the city's streets Sunday to protest the government's handling of a proposed extradition bill. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
June 16, 2019 - 3:57 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Tens of thousands of Hong Kong residents, mostly in black, jammed the city's streets Sunday, demanding an end to a proposed extradition bill and the resignation of the city's top leader. The crowds, walking slowly and shouting "withdraw" and "resign," spilled into the streets from...
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FILE - This Sept. 21, 1987 file photo shows mines aboard the Iranian ship Iran Ajr being inspected by a boarding party from the USS Lasalle in the Persian Gulf. Mysterious attacks on oil tankers near the strategic Strait of Hormuz show how susceptible one of the world's crucial chokepoints for global energy supplies remains, 30 years after the U.S. Navy and Iran found themselves entangled a similarly shadowy conflict. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan, File)
June 16, 2019 - 3:48 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said in remarks published Sunday that the kingdom is not seeking war in the region, but warned it will not hesitate to confront threats to its security. His comments came just days after the U.S. blamed Iran for...
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A wooden boat sits on the beach with the Port of Khorfakkan behind it in Khorfakkan, United Arab Emirates, Saturday, June 15, 2019. The Japanese owner of the Kokuka Courageous said Friday, June 14, 2019, that the vessel, one of two oil tankers targeted in an apparent attack in the Gulf of Oman, would be brought to the Emirati port of Khorfakkan. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)
June 16, 2019 - 2:49 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf (all times local): 10:45 a.m. The Norwegian-owned oil tanker Front Altair, which caught fire after being apparently attacked last week in the Gulf of Oman, has arrived off the coast of the United Arab Emirates. The...
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FILE - In this May 6, 2019 file photo, Duat Mai stands atop a dead whale at Ocean Beach in San Francisco. Federal officials are asking waterfront landowners in western Washington to volunteer their properties to be the final resting place for dead gray whales. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries says so many gray whale carcasses have washed up this year they've run out of locations where they can be left to decompose. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
June 16, 2019 - 2:03 am
PORT HADLOCK, Wash. (AP) — At least one Washington state waterfront landowner has said yes to a request to allow dead gray whales to decompose on their property. So many gray whale carcasses have washed up this year that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries says it has run...
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Women walk on the pedestrian path next to campaign posters promoting the ruling party presidential candidate Estuardo Galdamez, in Guatemala City, Saturday, June 15, 2019. The road to Sunday's presidential election in Guatemala has been a chaotic flurry of court rulings and shenanigans, illegal party-switching and allegations of malfeasance that torpedoed the candidacies of two of the top three candidates. (AP Photo/Oliver de Ros)
June 16, 2019 - 12:22 am
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemalans will vote for their next president Sunday in elections plagued by widespread disillusion and distrust, and as thousands of their compatriots flee poverty and gang violence to seek a new life in the United States. With 19 candidates in the race for president, and...
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Christopher C. Morgan touches the casket of his son, West Point Cadet Christopher J. Morgan, during the interment ceremony at West Point, N.Y., Saturday, June 15, 2019. Over 1500 family, friends and military personnel attended, as well as former President Bill Clinton who delivered remarks at the memorial service. (Mark Vergari/The Journal News via AP)
June 16, 2019 - 12:12 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A West Point cadet killed during a training exercise has been laid to rest at the academy's cemetery. The funeral for Christopher J. Morgan was held Saturday at the United States Military Academy. WABC-TV reports speakers included former president Bill Clinton. Morgan's father had...
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