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Iraqi officials: 3 more protesters killed in central Baghdad

Nov. 21, 2019 10:33 AM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — Three people died and 24 were wounded in renewed clashes in central Baghdad between anti-government demonstrators and security forces, bringing the death toll for the day to seven, Iraqi security and hospital officials said Thursday. The clashes, the deadliest in recent days, erupted on the...

The Latest: 3 Iraqi protesters killed in clashes, total at 7

Nov. 21, 2019 9:33 AM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — The Latest on anti-government protests in Iraq (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Iraqi officials say three protesters have been killed as heavy clashes erupt in central Baghdad, bringing the total death toll for the day to 7 following fighting earlier in the day. Security and medical officials...

The Latest: 16 migrants found on ferry to Ireland

Nov. 21, 2019 9:05 AM EST

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The Latest on migrants in Europe (all times local): 4 p.m. A ferry operator has found 16 migrants in a sealed trailer on the deck of a ferry traveling from France to Ireland. Stena Line spokesman Ian Hampton said Thursday the people seem to be in good health and have been moved into...

Where parents feel like chauffeurs, companies step in

Nov. 21, 2019 7:51 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — When Deb Fink heard about a company that could drive her 9-year-old son to his after-school program, she balked at the idea of putting him in a car with a stranger. But faced with the unrelenting pressure of driving him where he needed to go in the middle of her workday, she decided to give...

Egypt detains man going to Saudi Arabia with banned pills

Nov. 21, 2019 5:05 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Authorities say a man from a Gulf Arab country who was travelling from Egypt to Saudi Arabia has been detained at the Cairo airport, allegedly attempting to take banned pills into the kingdom. A statement from the airport authorities on Thursday says security officials found dozens of illegal...

Man killed trying to stop theft of shoes on California train

Nov. 20, 2019 7:36 PM EST

HAYWARD, Calif. (AP) — A man died after being stabbed with his own knife on a California commuter train while trying to stop the attacker from stealing the shoes of a sleeping passenger, authorities said Wednesday. During the confrontation Tuesday in the San Francisco Bay Area, the victim pulled a knife...

Men sentenced for shipping marijuana through Postal Service

Nov. 20, 2019 3:30 PM EST

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — The Department of Justice says two West Virginia men have been sentenced for participating in a distribution scheme that involved shipping about 400 kilograms of marijuana through the U.S. Postal Service from 2013 to 2018. A news release says 44-year-old James Waylon Molinaro was...

Main Gulf port in southern Iraq shut for a third day

Nov. 20, 2019 1:42 PM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — Anti-government protesters blocked access to Iraq’s main Gulf port in Umm Qasr for a third day Wednesday, as protesters said recent efforts by political parties to placate them were insufficient. At least 27 protesters were also wounded in the capital Baghdad in the early morning...

Man stabbed to death aboard San Francisco area train

Nov. 20, 2019 1:03 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A man who was stabbed to death aboard a San Francisco Bay Area commuter train Tuesday may have been trying to stop the theft of another rider’s shoes, authorities said. The man was stabbed around 1 p.m. aboard a BART train pulling into a Hayward station. Police were looking into...

The Latest: Man stabbed to death on San Francisco Bay train

Nov. 20, 2019 12:58 AM EST

HAYWARD, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a deadly stabbing on a San Francisco Bay Area commuter train (all times local): 10 p.m. Authorities say a stabbing that killed a passenger on a San Francisco Bay Area commuter train may have occurred after the attacker tried to steal another rider’s shoes. The...