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Unanimous Supreme Court throws out 'Bridgegate' convictions

Unanimous Supreme Court throws out 'Bridgegate' convictions

WASHINGTON — A unanimous Supreme Court on Thursday threw out the convictions of two political insiders involved in the “Bridgegate” scandal that ultimately derailed the 2016 president bid of their ally, then-New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.
Nintendo marks profit jump as people stay home amid pandemic

Nintendo marks profit jump as people stay home amid pandemic

TOKYO — Japanese video-game maker Nintendo Co. scored a 33% jump in annual profit, as people stuck at home turn to playing games.

2nd member of Turkish left-wing band dies of hunger strike

ANKARA, Turkey — A second member of a left-wing popular folk music group that is banned in Turkey has died of a hunger strike in protest of the government’s crackdown on the band, the group said Thursday on its Twitter account.

South Africa parliament video call hacked with pornography

JOHANNESBURG — A virtual meeting of South African lawmakers has been disrupted by hackers who flooded the video call with pornographic images.
Woman arraigned in killing of security guard over virus mask

Woman arraigned in killing of security guard over virus mask

FLINT, Mich. — A Michigan woman was formally charged Tuesday in the fatal shooting of a store security guard who refused to allow her daughter inside because she wasn’t wearing a face mask to protect against transmission of the coronavirus.

Former Iraqi intelligence chief approved as new premier

BAGHDAD — Iraq’s former spy chief was sworn in as prime minister by lawmakers early Thursday after weeks of tense political negotiations as the country faces a severe economic crisis spurred by plummeting oil prices and the coronavirus pandemic.
Mermaids returning to Montana tiki bar as it reopens

Mermaids returning to Montana tiki bar as it reopens

GREAT FALLS, Mont. — For patrons at a Montana tiki bar that has a back wall of a window into a motel swimming pool, it's typical to see mermaids in the water five nights a week.
Israeli Supreme Court: Netanyahu may form government

Israeli Supreme Court: Netanyahu may form government

JERUSALEM — Israel's Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu may form a new government while under indictment for corruption charges, clearing the way for him and his rival-turned-uneasy ally to join together in a controv
New campus sexual assault rules bolster rights of accused

New campus sexual assault rules bolster rights of accused

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Wednesday issued a new policy that will reshape the way schools and universities respond to complaints of sexual misconduct, bolstering the rights of the accused and narrowing the scope of cases colleges are require
Clashes between Arabs, non-Arabs in Sudan province kill 30

Clashes between Arabs, non-Arabs in Sudan province kill 30

CAIRO — Tribal clashes between Arabs and non-Arabs in Sudan’s South Darfur province left at least 30 people dead and a dozen wounded, authorities said Wednesday.
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