Wednesday, June 3, 2015

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HOUSTON (AP) - Houston police say a father is accused of beating his 3-year-old son to death after the boy had potty training accidents.
NEW YORK (AP) - An NYPD police officer is accused of stealing a dead man's credit card to buy a $3,200 diamond ring.
BERLIN (AP) - A group of mothers whose children have joined the extremist Islamic State group are reaching out online to persuade their sons and daughters to return.
ROME (AP) - Some of Italy's top female academics are demanding an apology from the president of the University of Rome for participating in the jury of a "Miss University" pageant to select the "most beautiful and wise" university student.
WASHINGTON (AP) - More than 10 million people have signed up for private health insurance this year under President Barack Obama's law, the administration said Tuesday. That puts the nation finally within reach of coverage for all, but it may not last.
PARIS (AP) - The U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State is doubling down on its strategy to fight the extremists, insisting on staying the course it set last year despite the radical group's recent conquests on both sides of the border between Iraq and Syria.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A summery day on a Utah lake turned deadly for a family and friends when high waves and violent winds kicked up and capsized their boat, throwing all seven people into the cold water.
BOSTON (AP) - A college friend of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was sentenced Tuesday to six years in prison after he apologized to the victims and their families for not calling police when he recognized photos of Tsarnaev as a suspect.
FARGO, N.D. (AP) - A Fargo man who admitted being drunk while operating a Zamboni during a high school hockey game was convicted Tuesday after the judge rejected his lawyer's argument that the ice-resurfacing machine didn't meet the definition of a vehicle under city code.
CHIEFLAND, Fla. (AP) - Florida wildlife authorities say a teenager was knocked unconscious by a sturgeon jumping from the Suwannee River.
JERUSALEM (AP) - President Barack Obama says remarks made by Israel's prime minister before an election earlier this year have reinforced a belief in the international community that Israel is not committed to peace.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The U.N. chief on Wednesday ordered an external investigation into how it handled allegations of child sexual abuse by French soldiers in Central African Republic, saying the world body hopes to ensure it "does not fail the victims of sexual abuse, especially when committed by those who are meant to protect them."
CAIRO (AP) - French telecoms giant Orange SA would end its relationship with an Israeli operator that pays to use its name "tomorrow" if it could, but to do so would be a "huge risk" in terms of penalties, its CEO said Wednesday.
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Detained Washington Post correspondent Jason Rezaian will face the second day of his closed-door espionage trial on Monday, Iran's semi-official ISNA news agency reported Wednesday.
TORONTO (AP) - A new police report says a terror attack on Parliament last October proved to be a "grim reminder that Canada is ill-prepared" to stop terrorist attacks.
ATHENS, Greece (AP) - Greece's bailout talks are going down to the wire.
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) - Nigeria has named a general to lead the multinational force fighting Boko Haram, taking over the command from Chad.
PARIS (AP) - French nuclear giants Areva and EDF will merge their reactor businesses in a joint venture controlled by EDF - a wide-ranging reshuffle of the country's state-owned atomic energy industry.
ATHENS, Greece (AP) - Greece's Finance Ministry says it wants to grant a chunk of a recently-privatized Athens coastal plot earmarked for luxury development to be used as a municipal waste management facility.
Seven top FIFA officials remain detained in prison cells in Zurich, Switzerland.
HAVANA (AP) - In some destinations, tourist areas are located far from the rhythms of everyday life. But visitors who wander through Old Havana - Habana Vieja, as locals call it - can't help but get a sense of how ordinary Cubans live.
JERUSALEM (AP) - Canada's new foreign minister is in Israel on a visit to show what he calls his country's "unwavering support" for the Jewish state.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) - Dutch anti-Islam lawmaker Geert Wilders said Wednesday he plans to show cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad on Dutch television after Parliament refused to display them.
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) - Women in Zimbabwe are starting to venture out at night without fear of being arrested on prostitution charges after the Constitutional Court ruled it was illegal and sexist for police to indiscriminately arrest women on the streets and in public establishments.
APATZINGAN, Mexico (AP) - Fed up with drug cartel demands for extortion payments, lime-grower Hipolito Mora picked up an old shotgun and led his neighbors in a vigilante uprising in 2013.