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Lebanon LGBT scene empowered despite crackdown

May. 27, 2018 6:27 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — It took him more than two months to prepare, coming up with the concept, assembling his outfit and rehearsing. Then on the big night, a five-hour session putting on makeup. The very last step, he slid on the red lace gloves with 4-inch (10-centimeter) red fingernails that he had specially...

The Latest: White House says Venezuela policy not changing

May. 27, 2018 5:17 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the release of a Utah man, Joshua Holt, who has been held in Venezuela (all times local): 11:10 p.m. The White House is thanking the government of Venezuela for releasing an American held in jail for two years but adding that U.S. policy toward the Maduro regime isn't...

Backchannel, 'Dracula' help free Utah man in Venezuela

May. 27, 2018 12:27 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A secret backchannel led by a veteran Republican Senate staffer and a flamboyant Venezuelan official nicknamed "Dracula" broke through hostile relations between the two governments to secure the release of American prisoner Joshua Holt, who traveled to the South American country for love...

Freed after 2 years, man jailed in Venezuela returns to US

May. 26, 2018 11:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joshua Holt, who traveled to Venezuela from Utah in 2016 to marry a Spanish-speaking Mormon woman but soon found himself jailed and later branded the CIA's top spy in Latin America, was set free by the anti-American Maduro government on Saturday, saying he was "overwhelmed with...

Backchannel with 'Dracula' helped free Utah man in Venezuela

May. 26, 2018 10:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A secret backchannel led by a veteran Republican Senate staffer and a flamboyant Venezuelan official nicknamed "Dracula" broke through hostile relations between the two governments to secure the release of American prisoner Joshua Holt, who traveled to the South American country for love...

Teacher out of hospital after stopping school shooting

May. 26, 2018 10:03 PM EDT

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana science teacher was released from a hospital a day after he was shot while tackling an armed student inside his classroom. Noblesville police Lt. Bruce Barnes confirmed Saturday that Jason Seaman was discharged from Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Republican U.S....

Thomas, Williams lead Sun to 86-77 win over Fever

May. 26, 2018 9:20 PM EDT

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Alyssa Thomas had 21 points on 8-of-12 shooting and Courtney Williams added 11 points, seven rebounds and career-high tying six assists in the Connecticut Sun's 86-77 victory over the Indiana Fever on Saturday night. Rachel Banham scored a career-high 14 points, Jasmine Thomas...

Man in custody after swastikas found painted on gravestones

May. 26, 2018 7:41 PM EDT

GLEN CARBON, Ill. (AP) — Authorities in southwestern Illinois say a suspect is in custody after swastikas were found spray-painted on several homes and dozens of grave markers at a nearby cemetery. Edwardsville police announced on Facebook that a 34-year-old man was apprehended on Saturday. Additional...

Meeting draws people angry over fatal police shooting

May. 26, 2018 6:13 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — More than 200 people turned out for a community meeting Saturday to protest the death of a young black man who was fatally shot by a Virginia police officer after he ran naked onto an interstate highway. Speakers at the meeting at Richmond's Second Baptist Church said they were angry...

The Latest: Rep: "Hero teacher" released from hospital

May. 26, 2018 6:00 PM EDT

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at an Indiana middle school (all times local): 5:50 p.m. An Indiana congresswoman says a teacher who stopped a school shooting has been released from a hospital. U.S. Rep Susan Brooks says she met Saturday with Jason Seaman at the Noblesville, Indiana,...