Amanda Knox Murder Conviction Overturned

Posted by Associated Press on March 27, 2015
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ROME — Italy’s highest court overturned the murder conviction against Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend Friday over the 2007 slaying of Knox’s roommate, bringing to a definitive end the high-profile case that captivated trial-watchers on both sides of the Atlantic.

“Finished!” Knox’s lawyer Carlo Dalla Vedova exulted after the decision was read out late Friday. “It couldn’t be better than this.”

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U.S. Military to Charge Bowe Bergdahl with Desertion

Posted by Associated Press on March 25, 2015
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WASHINGTON — The Army sergeant who abandoned his post in Afghanistan and was held captive by the Taliban for five years will be court-martialed on charges of desertion and avoiding military service, a U.S. official said Wednesday.

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will also be charged with misbehavior before the enemy, said the official, who was not authorized to discuss the announcement on …

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Netanyahu Assails Iran-Nuclear Talks in Congress Address

Posted by Associated Press on March 3, 2015
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WASHINGTON — In a speech that stirred political controversy in two countries, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Congress on Tuesday that negotiations underway between Iran and the United States would “all but guarantee” that Tehran would get nuclear weapons, a step he said the world must avoid at all costs.

“Iran has proven time and again that it cannot be …

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Portland Woman Headed Home After Being Detained in East Timor

Posted by Associated Press on March 3, 2015
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PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley says a Portland woman who was detained for months in East Timor has been released by the government of that Southeast Asia country and has boarded a plane to begin her trip home.

In a statement late Monday night, Merkley said Stacey Addison had gotten her passport back and boarded a plane for …

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Leonard Nimoy, “Star Trek’s” Spock Dies

Posted by Associated Press on February 27, 2015
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LOS ANGELES –- Leonard Nimoy, the actor known and loved by generations of “Star Trek” fans as the pointy-eared, purely logical science officer Mr. Spock, has died.

Nimoy’s son, Adam Nimoy, said the actor died Friday of end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at his Los Angeles home. He was 83.

Although Leonard Nimoy followed his 1966-69 “Star Trek” run with a notable career …

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