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12/19/2013 3:51 PM
London theater partially collapses
LONDON — The roof or ceiling of a London theatre partially collapsed Thursday night, showering a packed audience of about 700 with heaps of plaster, wood and dust, authorities and witnesses said. More than 80 people were injured, including at least seven seriously, and several trapped theater-goers had to be rescued.

12/19/2013 2:33 PM
Prince William, Kate heading down under
LONDON — Palace officials say Prince William and his wife, Kate, will travel to New Zealand and Australia in the spring.

12/19/2013 11:04 AM
Spain fines Google $1.2M
MADRID  — Spain’s data protection agency says it has fined search engine giant Google 900,000 euros ($1.2 million) for three serious breaches of the country’s laws.

12/19/2013 9:49 AM
Putin to pardon jailed oil tycoon
MOSCOW  — President Vladimir Putin said today he will pardon jailed oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky, a surprise decision that will let his top foe and Russia’s formerly richest man out of prison after more than a decade.

12/19/2013 9:26 AM
U.K. phone hacking included William, Kate
LONDON — Jurors at Britain’s phone hacking trial have been read intercepted messages left by Prince William on Kate Middleton’s phone, in which he calls her “babykins” and jokes about almost being shot during a military training exercise.

12/19/2013 8:17 AM
Turkey dismisses Istanbul police chief
ANKARA, Turkey  — Istanbul’s most senior police official was dismissed today, days after police launched raids that detained dozens of people. The massive corruption and bribery investigation has ensnared the sons of three government ministers, threatening Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government as elections approach.

12/19/2013 8:20 AM
Rodman preps for Kim Jong Un's birthday
PYONGYANG, North Korea  — Former NBA star Dennis Rodman arrived in North Korea today to meet leader Kim Jong Un and put the finishing touches on plans to bring 12 ex-NBA players to Pyongyang for a Jan. 8 exhibition game marking the leader’s birthday. Rodman said the game is on track despite the recent execution of Kim’s uncle in

12/18/2013 8:20 PM
5 teens die struck by gunmen
MEXICO CITY — Mexican authorities say five teenage students were killed when they were run over by armed men trying to escape from soldiers in a northern border city.

12/18/2013 5:20 PM
Denmark drafts Bitcoin rules
COPENHAGEN, Denmark — The spread of Bitcoins is now prompting regulators in Scandinavia to draft new rules in an effort to prevent virtual money from slipping into a legal gray zone.

12/18/2013 2:00 PM
Obamas, Biden skipping Winter Olympics
The White House announced Tuesday that President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and the first lady will not attend the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, in February, a pointed snub by an administration that is feuding with Russian leaders on a range of foreign policy and human rights issues.