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Spain probes how ex-rapper IS fighter slipped into Europe

Spain probes how ex-rapper IS fighter slipped into Europe

MADRID — Spanish police who this week arrested a former London rapper allegedly turned Islamic State fighter in Syria say they have no evidence he was planning an attack in Europe, but his illegal, undocumented entry into Spain raises suspicions abou
New trial sought in Saints star's death over split verdict

New trial sought in Saints star's death over split verdict

NEW ORLEANS — The man convicted of killing former New Orleans Saints star Will Smith has asked for a new trial because the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that split verdicts are unconstitutional in state criminal cases.
Hungary seeks stiff sentences for 2 Dutch drug suspects

Hungary seeks stiff sentences for 2 Dutch drug suspects

BUDAPEST, Hungary — Hungarian prosecutors on Thursday recommended prison sentences of up to 10 years for two Dutch men charged with selling drugs at a popular Budapest summer music festival, where they allegedly advertised their wares with flyers.
New home sales plunge 15.4% in March as virus hits

New home sales plunge 15.4% in March as virus hits

WASHINGTON — U.S. new home sales plunged 15.4% in March as the coronavirus-related shutdowns that began in the middle of the month began to rattle the housing market.
Prospects ready for their closeup on draft night from home

Prospects ready for their closeup on draft night from home

Yetur Gross-Matos would have liked to have been in Las Vegas for the NFL draft on Thursday night, but the Penn State defensive lineman is OK participating from home.
A teeming, violent pre-pandemic world in 'Extraction'

A teeming, violent pre-pandemic world in 'Extraction'

NEW YORK — The big-budget action thriller “Extraction” belongs, in many ways, to another world. It’s set in the Bangladesh capital of Dhaka, one of the most densely populated cities in the world.
Biden campaign says it has refunded donation from Louis C.K.

Biden campaign says it has refunded donation from Louis C.K.

WASHINGTON — Joe Biden's presidential campaign said Wednesday that it has refunded a $2,800 donation from Louis C.K., a comedian and writer whose career was derailed after five women accused him of sexual misconduct.
Stuntmen are increasingly Hollywood's go-to action directors

Stuntmen are increasingly Hollywood's go-to action directors

Some of today's top action directors were first doubles for Brad Pitt, Neo and Wolverine.
Virus warnings back safety over tradition during Ramadan

Virus warnings back safety over tradition during Ramadan

ISLAMABAD — The coronavirus pandemic is cutting off the world’s 1.
White House shifts from raising alarms to reopening country

White House shifts from raising alarms to reopening country

WASHINGTON — For weeks, the Trump administration played up the dangers of the coronavirus as it sought to persuade Americans to disrupt their lives and stay home.