DHAKA, Bangladesh | Police investigating negligence in deadly Bangladesh fire

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh police said Friday that they were seeking up to a dozen suspects in connection with a fire in the oldest part of the capital and could charge them with negligence over the blaze that killed at least 67 people. The case involves between 10 and 12 people wanted on suspicion … Continue reading DHAKA, Bangladesh | Police investigating negligence in deadly Bangladesh fire

LONDON | Fly-past honors WWII airmen who died saving UK children

LONDON (AP) — U.S. and Royal Air Force planes have soared over Sheffield, England, to honor 10 U.S. airmen who sacrificed their lives during World War II to save children playing in a park where they wanted to land. One of those children, Tony Foulds, watched the fly-past after he spent decades lobbying for public … Continue reading LONDON | Fly-past honors WWII airmen who died saving UK children

TOKYO | Global shares mixed as investors watch trade talks

TOKYO (AP) — Global shares were mixed Friday after a slide on Wall Street as nervous investors eyed U.S.-China trade talks in Washington. France’s CAC 40 fell 0.1 percent in early trading at 5,190.64. Germany’s DAX was little changed, up less than 0.1 percent at 11,425.51. Britain’s FTSE 100 was also little changed at 7,167.12. … Continue reading TOKYO | Global shares mixed as investors watch trade talks

MANILA, Philippines | Filipino rebel commanders become officials under peace deal

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Some of the fiercest Muslim rebel commanders in the southern Philippines are in Manila to be sworn in Friday as administrators of a new Muslim autonomous region in a delicate milestone to settle one of Asia’s longest-raging rebellions. President Rodrigo Duterte will lead a ceremony to name Moro Islamic Liberation Front … Continue reading MANILA, Philippines | Filipino rebel commanders become officials under peace deal

LOS ANGELES | If proven, Smollett allegations could be a ‘career killer’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jussie Smollett is enmeshed in weekly drama on the set of “Empire,” the Fox TV series that gave the actor a breakout role and the fame to advance his social activism. But a scene that played out on a dark Chicago street in January has left Smollett facing felony charges and … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | If proven, Smollett allegations could be a ‘career killer’

RALEIGH, N.C. | Was that ballot fraud in North Carolina US House race?

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The country’s last vacant congressional seat will stay that way for months after North Carolina’s election board, hearing evidence of ballot fraud and testimony that the Republican ignored warning signs, ordered a new election. GOP candidate Mark Harris gave up his fight Thursday to be declared winner of November’s 9th congressional … Continue reading RALEIGH, N.C. | Was that ballot fraud in North Carolina US House race?

SAN FRANCISCO | Nestle, AT&T pull YouTube ads over pedophile concerns

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Several companies, including AT&T and Nestle, are pulling advertisements from YouTube over concerns about inappropriate comments on videos of children. A video from a popular YouTuber and a report from Wired showed that pedophiles have made unseemly comments on innocuous videos of kids. The comments reportedly included timestamps that showed where … Continue reading SAN FRANCISCO | Nestle, AT&T pull YouTube ads over pedophile concerns

KANO, Nigeria | Nigeria leader says many feared ‘the worst’ after vote delay

KANO, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria’s president in a final appeal to the nation before Saturday’s election says many “thought the worst might happen” after a surprise week-long delay but he pledges that people can go to the polls free from fear. President Muhammadu Buhari spoke Friday morning, nearly 24 hours before polls open across Africa’s … Continue reading KANO, Nigeria | Nigeria leader says many feared ‘the worst’ after vote delay