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Emirates to get 30 Boeing 787 Dreamliners for $8.8 billion

Emirates to get 30 Boeing 787 Dreamliners for $8.8 billion

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The Middle East’s biggest carrier, the Dubai-based Emirates, announced on Wednesday a firm order for 30 Boeing 787 Dreamliners in a deal valued at $8.8 billion.

2 US service members killed in chopper crash in Afghanistan

KABUL — Two U.S. service members were killed on Wednesday when their helicopter crashed in Afghanistan, the U.S. military said without providing more details.
Last campus protesters hold out as Hong Kong schools reopen

Last campus protesters hold out as Hong Kong schools reopen

Hong Kong schools reopened Wednesday after a six-day shutdown but students and commuters faced transit disruptions as the last protesters remained holed up on a university campus.
Pope arrives in Thailand to encourage Catholic minority

Pope arrives in Thailand to encourage Catholic minority

BANGKOK — Pope Francis arrived in Bangkok on Wednesday to begin a tour of Thailand and Japan, part of a mission to boost the morale of those countries’ tiny minority Catholic communities and speak about issues of concern including human trafficking a
Republicans assail security aide who reported Trump call

Republicans assail security aide who reported Trump call

WASHINGTON — A career Army officer on Donald Trump’s National Security Council testified Tuesday he was duty-bound to object to the president’s clearly “improper” phone call seeking Ukrainian investigations of U.S. Democrats.
As Epstein died, guards allegedly shopped online and slept

As Epstein died, guards allegedly shopped online and slept

NEW YORK — Two jail guards responsible for monitoring Jeffrey Epstein the night he killed himself were charged Tuesday with falsifying prison records to conceal they were sleeping and browsing the internet during the hours they were supposed to be ke
CBS takes weekly Nielsen crown behind ’60 Minutes’

CBS takes weekly Nielsen crown behind ’60 Minutes’

NEW YORK — CBS won the television ratings crown last week despite being without the most valuable ratings commodity in this era, a prime-time football game.
Embattled Illinois prosecutor announces bid for reelection

Embattled Illinois prosecutor announces bid for reelection

CHICAGO — A prosecutor who came under harsh criticism when her office suddenly dropped charges against actor Jussie Smollett and is now the subject of a court-ordered investigation announced Tuesday she is running for reelection.

Book about Jack the Ripper’s victims wins nonfiction prize

LONDON — A book that seeks to restore the humanity of the women murdered by Jack the Ripper has won Britain’s leading nonfiction literary award.
Loughlin, Giannulli fighting new charges in admissions case

Loughlin, Giannulli fighting new charges in admissions case

BOSTON — “Full House” actress Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband are contesting expanded charges against them in the college admissions bribery scandal.
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