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Man gets 10 years for home invasion, fake virus threat

HARTFORD, Conn. — A Romanian man accused of taking part in a scheme to extort millions from a rich couple by injecting them with what they were told was a lethal virus has been sentenced to more than 10 years in prison.

Activists' lawyers: Sheriff should defend anti-protest laws

BISMARCK, N.D. — Attorneys for oil pipeline opponents are fighting a South Dakota sheriff's attempt to be dismissed as a defendant in a lawsuit challenging new state laws that aim to prevent disruptive demonstrations against the Keystone XL pipeline.
NYC Mayor de Blasio announces candidacy, insults 'Con Don'

NYC Mayor de Blasio announces candidacy, insults 'Con Don'

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Thursday that he will seek the Democratic nomination for president, adding his name to an already long list of candidates itching for a chance to take on Donald Trump.
Feds 'deeply concerned' by China's arrests of Canadians Kovrig, Spavor

Feds 'deeply concerned' by China's arrests of Canadians Kovrig, Spavor

OTTAWA — China's arrests of two Canadians are alarming foreign partners much more deeply than leaders in Beijing realize, says one of Canada's former ambassadors to the People's Republic.

Bird lays eggs on fake turf, displacing soccer teams for now

TEANECK, N.J. — A little birdie has displaced soccer players in New Jersey. The Record reports that a killdeer laid its eggs about two weeks ago on a patch of synthetic grass near the south goal in Teaneck's Votee Park.

Russian TV channel uncovers fraud in talent show voting

MOSCOW — Russia's Channel One TV has annulled the results of a popular TV talent show after uncovering evidence of fraud in its most recent competition that led to a landslide win for a pop star's daughter.
Prince Harry accepts apology for intrusive images

Prince Harry accepts apology for intrusive images

LONDON — Prince Harry settled privacy and data protection claims Thursday against a news agency that hovered over his home in a helicopter and took photos directly into his living room and bedroom.
NTSB: Autopilot was in use before Tesla hit semitrailer

NTSB: Autopilot was in use before Tesla hit semitrailer

DETROIT — A Tesla Model S involved in a fatal crash with a semitrailer in Florida March 1 was operating on the company's semi-autonomous Autopilot system, federal investigators have determined.
Tilda Swinton relishes her samurai turn in 'Dead Don't Die'

Tilda Swinton relishes her samurai turn in 'Dead Don't Die'

CANNES, France — Tilda Swinton feels most at home at the Berlin Film Festival, but she's steadily become a regular at the Cannes Film Festival.
Rolling Stones to make single Canadian stop in Ontario on North American tour

Rolling Stones to make single Canadian stop in Ontario on North American tour

NEW YORK — The Rolling Stones are ready to get back on the road in North America after postponing their tour because Mick Jagger needed medical treatment.
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