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Mariners' Martin tells of threats in Cuban smuggling trial

By The Canadian Press February 21, 2017 - 5:27pm Updated: February 21, 2017 - 5:45pm

MIAMI — Seattle Mariners outfielder Leonys Martin told a Miami jury Tuesday he crossed the U.S.-Mexico border without any valid papers because he feared being kidnapped or...

Houston police: No injuries amid reports of hospital gunfire

By The Canadian Press February 21, 2017 - 5:20pm Updated: February 21, 2017 - 5:45pm

HOUSTON — No one was found injured and there was no evidence that a shooting happened amid reports of gunfire Tuesday inside a hospital at the Texas Medical Center in Houston,...

Milo Yiannopoulos resigns as editor of Breitbart Tech

By The Canadian Press February 21, 2017 - 3:51pm Updated: February 21, 2017 - 4:15pm

NEW YORK — Polarizing right-wing writer Milo Yiannopoulos resigned as an editor at Breitbart News on Tuesday and apologized for comments he had made about sexual relationships...

Man who discussed attack like Dylann Roof's to stay in jail

By The Canadian Press February 21, 2017 - 3:42pm Updated: February 21, 2017 - 4:15pm

FLORENCE, S.C. — Benjamin McDowell will remain in jail for at least a little while after the FBI said the convicted felon wanted to buy a gun to use in a hate crime similar to...

Yahoo salvages Verizon deal with $350 million discount

By The Canadian Press February 21, 2017 - 3:41pm Updated: February 21, 2017 - 4:15pm

SAN FRANCISCO — Yahoo is taking a $350 million hit on its previously announced $4.8 billion sale to Verizon in a concession for security lapses that exposed personal...

Sentencing of Israeli soldier in shooting deepens fissures

By The Canadian Press February 21, 2017 - 3:14pm Updated: February 21, 2017 - 3:45pm

JERUSALEM — An Israeli soldier was sentenced Tuesday to 18 months in prison for killing a badly wounded Palestinian assailant as he lay on the ground, in a landmark decision...

Markets Right Now: US indexes climb to more record highs

By The Canadian Press February 21, 2017 - 3:11pm Updated: February 21, 2017 - 3:30pm

NEW YORK — The latest on developments in financial markets (All times local):

4:00 p.m.

Stocks are closing at all-time highs on Wall Street as the market resumed...

Former white supremacists help others leave hate groups

By The Canadian Press February 21, 2017 - 2:55pm Updated: February 21, 2017 - 3:15pm

ATHENS, Ga. — The Celtic cross tattoo on Shannon Martinez's leg gives away her past.

A victim of sexual assault at age 14 and never quite able to meet her parents'...

Supreme Court seems split in case of boy's death near border

By The Canadian Press February 21, 2017 - 2:39pm Updated: February 21, 2017 - 3:00pm

WASHINGTON — Examining a tragic shooting death on the U.S. border with Mexico, a divided Supreme Court on Tuesday puzzled over the rights of foreigners to sue in American...

Marlins' Hechavarria back on stand in Cuban smuggling trial

By The Canadian Press February 21, 2017 - 2:06pm Updated: February 21, 2017 - 2:30pm

MIAMI — It's a second day of testimony for Miami Marlins shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria in the trial of a Florida sports agent and a baseball trainer accused of smuggling players...

Jill Biden named board chair of aid group Save the Children

By The Canadian Press February 21, 2017 - 2:06pm Updated: February 21, 2017 - 2:30pm

NASHVILLE — Dr. Jill Biden, educator and wife of former Vice-President Joe Biden, has been named board chair of Save the Children.

Biden, who still teaches English to...

Mosquito saliva vaccine? NIH tests new way to fight illness

By The Canadian Press February 21, 2017 - 1:57pm Updated: February 21, 2017 - 2:15pm

WASHINGTON — Wanted: 60 people willing to be bitten by mosquitoes to test a new kind of vaccine — one that acts against the bugs' saliva.

Rather than separate vaccines...

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