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EU chiefs set session on rise of sea deaths

Traffickers likened to slavers

Subscriber onlyMILAN -- European leaders struggled Monday for an adequate response in the face of unremitting refugee flows and continued instability in Libya that has given free rein to human traffickers. Continue reading...

Summer in-U.S. airfares to fall $2

Cross-sea savings to average more

Subscriber onlyAfter years of steadily rising airfare, travelers this summer can expect a tiny bit of relief -- $2.01 in savings to be exact. Continue reading...

6 Minnesotans said on terror trail

All arrested, accused of attempts to join Islamic State in Syria

Subscriber onlyST. PAUL, Minn. -- Six Minnesota men have been charged with terrorism in a criminal complaint unsealed Monday, the latest Westerners accused of traveling or attempting to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State. Continue reading...

LR's anti-bias plan said to tap state law

So no Act 137 breach, city lawyer says

Subscriber onlyThe nondiscrimination ordinance being considered by the Little Rock Board of Directors tonight wouldn't violate Arkansas law because state law already protects against discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, City Attorney Tom Carpenter said. Continue reading...

In schools' split, staff's say sought

Subscriber onlyTeacher leaders in the Pulaski County Special School District say they have an alternative to the district's proposal for dividing teachers and principals between Pulaski County Special and the new Jacksonville/North Pulaski school districts. Continue reading...

Sheriff in Tulsa defends deputy

To slain man’s family: Sorry

Subscriber onlyAn Oklahoma sheriff apologized Monday to the family of an unarmed man who was shot and killed by a volunteer reserve deputy, but he continued to defend the reserve program and his office. Continue reading...

S.C. paper claims Pulitzer

Report on domestic violence wins public service award

Subscriber onlyNEW YORK -- The Post and Courier of Charleston, S.C., won the Pulitzer Prize for public service Monday for an examination of the deadly toll of domestic violence. The New York Times collected three awards and the Los Angeles Times won two. Continue reading...

Argentine president's case dropped

Subscriber onlyBUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- A criminal case against Argentine President Cristina Fernandez dissolved Monday when a federal prosecutor dropped accusations that she and her foreign minister conspired to shield Iranians suspected of planning the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center. Continue reading...

Clinton in N.H. seeking '16 votes

Warns of economic storms, vows fight for Social Security

Subscriber onlyKEENE, N.H. -- Hillary Rodham Clinton offered a dark assessment of a "stalled out" U.S. economy Monday, a judgment at odds with President Barack Obama's brighter view of what the nation has achieved on his watch. Continue reading...

Book alleges favors for Clinton donors

Subscriber onlyA book that will be released May 5 purports to show that donors to Hillary Rodham Clinton's family foundation and groups that hired her husband for speaking engagements received government favors while Clinton led the State Department, The New York Times reported Sunday. Continue reading...

Saudis strikes target weapons caches in Yemen; 19 killed

U.S. sends Navy carrier to region to thwart Iranian ships

Subscriber onlySANAA, Yemen -- Saudi-led airstrikes hit weapons caches held by Iran-backed Shiite rebels, causing explosions Monday in Yemen's capital that killed at least 19 people and buried scores of others under the rubble of flattened homes. Continue reading...

U.N. van bomb kills 7 in Somalia

American among 8 others wounded in al-Shabab attack

Subscriber onlyMOGADISHU, Somalia -- Islamic extremists set off a bomb in a United Nations van in northern Somalia on Monday, killing at least seven people, including four employees of the U.N. children's agency. Continue reading...

Post lists reporter's charges by Iran

Subscriber onlyTEHRAN, Iran -- A Washington Post reporter jailed for nearly nine months in Iran faces charges of espionage and three other crimes, his lawyer said Monday after her first in-depth meeting with the journalist. Continue reading...

U.S., Filipinos conduct drills

Officials say exercises unrelated to dispute with China

Subscriber onlyMANILA, Philippines -- More than 11,500 American and Filipino military personnel launched one of their largest annual combat exercises Monday amid growing alarm over land reclamation by China in disputed South China Sea territories. Continue reading...

Armed teen kills teacher in Spain

Subscriber onlyBARCELONA, Spain -- A 13-year-old Spanish boy armed with a crossbow and a machete killed a substitute teacher and wounded four other people at his school in Barcelona on Monday, police said. Continue reading...

Refugees run from attacks in S. Africa

Subscriber onlyJOHANNESBURG -- Worried about their safety, hundreds of African immigrants headed out of South Africa in buses on Monday after deadly attacks on foreign-owned shops. Continue reading...

N.Y. man, would-be terrorist, gets 25 years

Subscriber onlyCENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. -- A suburban New York man who was thwarted in his attempt to fly to Yemen to join a Middle Eastern terrorist group and then admitted to continuing to plot with others to assist them was sentenced Monday to 25 years in prison. Continue reading...

Justice Department vows review of FBI's flawed lab reports

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON -- The Justice Department and FBI on Monday pledged an independent review of FBI laboratory protocols and procedures after the discovery of flawed forensics testimony in hundreds of older criminal cases. Continue reading...

AC/DC drummer: Guilty of threat

Subscriber onlyTAURANGA, New Zealand — AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd pleaded guilty in a New Zealand court Tuesday to a charge of threatening to kill a man who used to work for him. He also pleaded guilty to possessing meth and marijuana. Continue reading...

The World in Brief

Subscriber onlyNetanyahu gets more time on coalition Continue reading...

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