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Suspected Boko Haram fighters kill 81 in Nigeria’s northeast

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Suspected members of the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram have killed at least 81 people in Nigeria’s northeast, the state governor and residents said Wednesday. Tuesday’s attack in Foduma Kolomaiya village in the Gubio area of Borno state likely was in retaliation for resistance against an assault weeks ago, residents said. […]

Possibilities that Manfredonia is still in northeast Pennsylvania

DURYEA, LUZERNE COUNTY, Penn. (WBRE/WYOU-TV) — The nationwide manhunt continues for 23-year-old Peter Manfredonia, the UConn student wanted in connection with two murders and other violent crimes. According to our sister station, police checked out a report that a man matching his description was seen near this fire department in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, just west […]

Quakes strike Greek island of Rhodes; no injuries or damage

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.4 rattled the eastern Greek island of Rhodes overnight, followed by a quake of 4.6 on Monday morning. No damage or injuries were reported from either. The Athens Geodynamic Institute said the first quake occurred on Sunday night just before 9 p.m. and with […]

Tropical storm moves away from Gulf Stream, soon to weaken

MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Dolly began moving away from warm Gulf Stream waters over the northern Atlantic on Tuesday and is expected to dissipate at midweek. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Dolly has maximum sustained winds of 45 mph (75 kph) but was expected to weaken during the coming day as it moves […]

Overnight gun violence wounds 11, kills 1 in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Several episodes of gunfire overnight in Philadelphia left a total of 11 people wounded and at least one person dead, police said Friday, calling the spate of violence a major concern. At least one of the instances of violence may be gang-related, police said. A group of men jumped out of a […]

Russian nickel producer admits pollution in Arctic tundra

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian metallurgical company said Sunday that it improperly pumped wastewater into the Arctic tundra and that it has suspended the responsible employees. The statement from Nornickel is the second time in a month the company has been connected to pollution in the ecologically delicate region. In May, around 21,000 tons of […]

Pilot of US Air Force jet that crashed in North Sea is dead

LONDON (AP) — The pilot of a fighter jet that crashed into the North Sea, off the coast of northern England, has been found dead, the U.S. Air Force said Monday. In a statement hours after the crash, it said “the pilot of the downed F-15C Eagle from the 48th Fighter Wing has been located, […]

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