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Published 2 hours ago
Ex-Ohio deputy treasurer to begin prison term
COLUMBUS — A former Ohio deputy treasurer who fled to Pakistan in the face of a 15-year prison sentence for a kickback scheme delivered a public apology before a federal judge today and was sent to begin his time in U.S. prison.

Updated 5 hours ago
Russian find fragments of stolen bas relief
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — Police in St. Petersburg today found fragments of a 100-year old bas relief depicting the mythical demon Mephistopheles which was removed from the facade of a historic building, in a possible right-wing act of revenge.

Updated 5 hours ago
State of emergency declared in Florida
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida Gov. Rick Scott said today that Tropical Storm Erika poses a “severe threat to the entire state” and declared a state of emergency.

Published 8 hours ago
10 Things to Know for Today
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

Published 22 hours ago
1 billion used Facebook on Wednesday
NEW YORK — For the first time, a billion people used Facebook in a single day on Monday.

Updated 23 hours ago
Tropical storm kills 4 on island
ROSEAU, Dominica — Streets across Dominica turned into fast-flowing rivers that swept up cars as Tropical Storm Erika pummeled the eastern Caribbean island, unleashing landslides and killing at least four people.

8/27/2015 10:08 AM
Thai court issues warrant for suspect in 2nd blast
BANGKOK — A Thai court today issued an arrest warrant for an unnamed suspect in a riverside blast that occurred a day after the bombing of a shrine in central Bangkok which killed 20 people.

8/27/2015 7:57 AM
Pistorius parole board review set for Sept. 18
CAPE TOWN, South Africa — Oscar Pistorius’ parole board review will take place on September 18, meaning the Olympic athlete will have to spend at least another three weeks in jail.

8/27/2015 9:07 AM
Saudi records 15 MERS virus deaths in a week
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Saudi Arabia’s Health Ministry says 15 more people have died after contracting the Middle East respiratory syndrome, known as MERS, in the last seven days amid a surge in contractions in the capital, Riyadh.

8/27/2015 7:56 AM
Romania gives Moldova 110 million euros
CHISINAU, Moldova — Romania’s prime minister has given Moldova 100 million euros ($117 million) in financial aid in a gesture of support for the former Soviet republic’s EU membership bid.

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