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American, Italian hostages killed in US drone strike

Blaming the “fog of war,” President Barack Obama revealed Thursday that U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan inadvertently killed an American and an Italian, two hostages held by al-Qaida, as well as two other Americans who had leadership roles with the terror network.

Armenians still haunted by Turkish massacres 1 century later

Life had barely begun for Khosrov Frangyan when he knew the fear of being an Armenian in the Ottoman Empire.

EU leaders commit ships, aid for action on Med migrants

European Union leaders on Thursday committed extra ships, planes and helicopters to save lives in the Mediterranean at an emergency summit convened after hundreds of migrants drowned in the space of a few days, and agreed to lay the groundwork for military action against traffickers.

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Calbuco volcano erupts anew; ash causing concern

Twin blasts from the Calbuco volcano in southern Chile have sent vast clouds of ash into the sky, increasing concerns that it could contaminate water, cause respiratory illnesses and ground more flights.

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Lynch wins confirmation as attorney general

Loretta Lynch won confirmation as the nation’s first black woman attorney general Thursday from a Senate that forced her to wait more than five months for the title and remained divided to the end.

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Petraeus gets 2 years probation for military leak

Former CIA Director David Petraeus, whose career was destroyed by an extramarital affair with his biographer, was sentenced Thursday to two years’ probation and fined $100,000 for giving her classified material while she was working on the book.

Amazon's Web Services boosts 1Q revenue

Amazon's profitable cloud-computing services business is growing by leaps and bounds.

Microsoft results show company's shift, but is it enough?

Microsoft is changing its business. The question is whether it's changing fast enough.

Google's 1Q reassures investors despite earnings miss

Google is still flexing its moneymaking muscle even as a technological upheaval nibbles at its dominance in Internet search and European antitrust regulators question some of the company's practices.

Alarm at George H.W. Bush home broken for 13 months

The alarm at former President George H.W. Bush’s Texas home was broken for at least 13 months before the Secret Service fixed it, according to a report released Thursday by the Homeland Security Department’s inspector general.

Nasdaq closes at record high of 5,056, beating dot-com mark

The Nasdaq composite has closed at a record high for the first time since the dot-com bubble of 2000.

Boy dies after father got drunk, left him in hot car

A father wept at a court hearing after police say he left his toddler son in a hot car during a day of heavy drinking and the boy later died.

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Italy: UN presence in Niger, Sudan can help migrant crisis

Italy pressed the EU on Wednesday to devise robust steps to stop the deadly tide of migrants crossing the Mediterranean, including considering military intervention against smugglers and boosting U.N. refugee offices in countries bordering Libya.

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Drone found on roof of Japanese prime minister’s office

Japanese authorities said they were investigating after a small drone laced with traces of radiation was found Wednesday on the roof of the prime minister’s office, sparking concerns about drones and their possible use for terrorist attacks.

Officials: Extremist’s misfire foiled attack on Paris church

An Islamic extremist with an arsenal of loaded guns was prevented from opening fire on churchgoers only because he accidentally shot himself in the leg, French officials said Wednesday.

Japanese leader doesn’t offer customary apology for WWII

South Korea expressed deep regret Wednesday that Japan’s leader did not repeat his predecessors’ apologies for the country’s aggression during World War II.

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Obama sounds alarm on climate damage in visit to Everglades

Amid lurking alligators and the steamy heat of Florida’s Everglades, President Barack Obama on Wednesday sounded the alarm about damage from climate change he said was already wreaking mayhem in Florida and across the United States.

After 4 decades on lam, ailing man turns himself in

Frail and tired of leading a secret life for four decades, 66-year-old Clarence David Moore called police this week to surrender.

Rogue workers targeted big bourbon distilleries

A bourbon theft ring targeting the Buffalo Trace and Wild Turkey distilleries operated for years as a lucrative business, involving tens of thousands of dollars in whiskey, and the scheme began to unravel only when stolen barrels were discovered behind a shed, officials said.

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Man who shot Reagan seeks to live outside mental hospital

The would-be assassin of President Ronald Reagan is “clinically ready” to live fulltime outside a mental hospital, his lawyer argued in federal court on Wednesday.