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TOLEDO, Ohio — Fraternity members in Ohio who organized an alleged hazing ritual that led to the alcohol poisoning death of a 20-year-old pledge in March were well aware of how dangerous it could...

COLUMBIA, S.C. — In newly released video of the January death of a South Carolina inmate with mental health issues, deputies are seen repeatedly deploying stun guns and kneeling on the man’s...

MINNEAPOLIS — Two more people have been indicted by a grand jury in the 2019 kidnapping and slaying of a real estate agent in Minnesota. Elsa Segura, 29, of Fridley, and Lyndon Wiggins, 36, were...

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Power has been restored to millions of people in Taiwan after an equipment failure at a power plant set off rolling blackouts across the island. After blackouts started around 3...

KABUL, Afghanistan — A bomb ripped through a mosque in northern Kabul during Friday prayers killing 12 worshippers, Afghan police said. Spokesman Ferdaws Faramarz said the mosque’s imam, Mofti...

ST. PAUL, Minn. — The inventor of the adhesive used on one of 3M’s best-known products, the Post-it Note, has died, according to the company and his published obituary. Spencer Silver was 80...

TAMPA, Fla. — A 52-year-old teacher was sentenced to 15 years in prison for secretly recording videos of students as they changed clothes in his fashion design classroom at a Florida high school. Mark...

CAIRO — At least 10 bodies of Europe-bound migrants washed up ashore in western Libya on Tuesday, a U.N. migration official said, after two shipwrecks this week left some 30 people presumed drowned. The...

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — An Alabama police officer convicted of murder for shooting a suicidal man who was holding a gun to his own head has been taken off duty but will continue to be paid, the city of...

MEXICO CITY — In a surprise move, federal prosecutors in Mexico said late Monday they plan to file charges against the two leading candidates in a key governorship race in which the ruling party...

MOSCOW — A school shooting erupted Tuesday in the Russian city of Kazan, leaving 11 people dead and four wounded, Russia’s state RIA Novosti news agency reported, citing emergency services. According...

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Prosecutors called for the release of a Missouri man who has spent more than 40 years in prison for a triple murder that the prosecutors concluded he didn’t commit, a letter...

CANBERRA, Australia — The Australian government will release its big-spending economic plan for the next fiscal year on Tuesday designed to create jobs and repair pandemic damage and with an eye...

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — A Native American lawyer wants Harvard University to return a tomahawk once owned by his pioneering ancestor, Chief Standing Bear of the Ponca Tribe. Brett Chapman, of Oklahoma,...

BAGRAM, Afghanistan — The twisted remains of several all-terrain vehicles leaned precariously inside Baba Mir’s sprawling scrapyard, alongside smashed shards that were once generators, tank tracks...

KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghanistan’s Taliban said Monday they would participate in a three-day cease-fire for the Eid-al-Fitr holiday this week marking the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. The...