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In this handout photo provided by the Peruvian Presidential Press Office, President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski poses with his cabinet before addressing the nation and announcing his resignation from office, Wednesday, March 21, 2018. The embattled Peruvian leader offered his resignation to Congress ahead of a scheduled vote on whether to impeach the former Wall Street investor, according to a presidential aide. (Juanca Guzman Negrini/Presidencia de Peru via AP)
March 21, 2018 - 9:32 pm
LIMA, Peru (AP) — The Latest on political turmoil in Peru (all times local): 8:25 p.m. One of socialist Venezuela's most powerful politicians has taken to Twitter to revel over the resignation of conservative Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski. Delcy Rodriguez tweeted that the resignation...
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In this March 20, 2018 photo, Lashunda Britt, a cousin of Stephan Clark stands near where he was fatally shot by police in Sacramento, Calif. Relatives, activists and Sacramento officials are questioning why police shot at an unarmed black man 20 times, killing him, when he turned out to be holding only a cellphone in his grandparents' backyard. (Renee C. Byer/The Sacramento Bee via AP)
March 21, 2018 - 9:31 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Two officers yelled for a suspect to show his hands then shouted "gun, gun, gun" moments before fatally shooting the man who turned out to be unarmed, audio from body camera footage released Wednesday by Sacramento police shows. Footage from the body cameras and an...
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FILE - In this March 9, 2018, file photo, former South Chungcheong Province Gov. Ahn Hee-jung, center, a former presidential contender whose secretary accused him of rape, arrives at the Seoul Western District Prosecutors' Office in Seoul, South Korea. In patriarchal South Korea, the MeToo movement has taken off with unexpected rapidity, toppling male celebrities including a prominent politician. While allegations of sexual abuse began to take toll on reputation of men in power, whether the victims will be able to seek justice and transform the conservative and patriarchal society hinges on changing male-centered views in judicial system and workplaces. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon. File)
March 21, 2018 - 9:25 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — In patriarchal South Korea, the MeToo movement has taken off with unexpected rapidity, toppling male celebrities including a prominent politician. While allegations of sexual abuse began to take toll on reputation of men in power, whether the victims will be able to seek...
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Police stand guard in the street after a suicide attack in front of the Kabul university in Kabul, Wednesday, March 21, 2018. Afghan officials are reporting a large explosion on the road to a Shiite shrine in the capital, where people had gathered to mark the Persian new year. (AP Photo/ Rahmat Gul)
March 21, 2018 - 9:21 pm
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Islamic State group suicide bomber struck on the road to a Shiite shrine in Afghanistan's capital on Wednesday, killing at least 33 people as Afghans celebrated the Persian new year, authorities said. Wahid Majro, spokesman for The Public Health Ministry, said 65 others...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, March 13, 2018, file photo, Republican Rick Saccone, center, is surrounded by media as he heads to a polling place in McKeesport, Pa., to cast his ballot in a special U.S. House election. Saccone lost the election to Democrat Conor Lamb. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
March 21, 2018 - 9:17 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republican Rick Saccone conceded defeat to Democrat Conor Lamb on Wednesday night in a closely watched special election in Pennsylvania, more than a week after the end of a remarkable race that has shaken GOP confidence ahead of the November midterm elections. Lamb, 33,...
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Officials investigate near a vehicle, center, where a suspect in the deadly bombings that terrorized Austin blew himself up as authorities closed in on him, in Round Rock, Texas, Wednesday, March 21, 2018. (Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman via AP)
March 21, 2018 - 9:02 pm
PFLUGERVILLE, Texas (AP) — As a SWAT team closed in, the suspected bomber whose deadly explosives terrorized Austin for three weeks used one of his own devices to blow himself up. But police warned that he could have planted more bombs before his death, and they cautioned the city to stay on guard...
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FILE - This April 12, 2016 file photo shows the coal-fired B.C. Cobb Plant generating station in Muskegon, Mich., which closed April 15, 2016. The global fleet of coal-fired power plants is projected to begin shrinking by 2022 as plant retirements outpace new construction, according to a new report that warns the heavily-polluting fuel's decline may not come quickly enough to meet international emission reduction goals. (Joel Bissell//Muskegon Chronicle via AP, File)
March 21, 2018 - 8:59 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Declines in coal power plant construction in China, India and the U.S. are projected to push the heavily-polluting fuel over the edge— but not fast enough to meet international climate change goals, environmental groups said Wednesday. Coal's dominance as the fuel of choice...
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In this March 12, 2018 photo head of Vatican communications department Monsignor Dario Vigano poses for a photo call to present the show "Giudizio Universale" (Last Judgement), Michelangelo and the Secrets of the Sistine Chapel, at the Auditorium Conciliazione, in Rome. On Wednesday, March 21, 2018, the Vatican announced that Vigano' had resigned over a scandal about a letter from retired Pope Benedict that he mischaracterized in public and then had digitally manipulated in a photograph sent to the media. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
March 21, 2018 - 8:57 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The head of the Vatican's communications department resigned Wednesday after he mischaracterized a private letter from retired Pope Benedict XVI, then had a photo of it digitally manipulated and sent out to the media. A week after The Associated Press exposed the doctored photo...
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FILE - In this Oct. 3, 2017 file photo, displaced men from Hawija stand facing a wall in order not to see security officers, who will try to determine if they were associated with the Islamic State group, at a Kurdish screening center in Dibis, Iraq. An analysis by the Associated Press of a spreadsheet listing all 27,849 people imprisoned in Iraq as of late January 2018, shows that Iraq has detained or imprisoned more than 19,000 people accused of connections to IS or other terror-related offenses. More than 3,000 people have been sentenced to death. (AP Photo/Bram Janssen, File)
March 21, 2018 - 8:42 pm
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq has detained or imprisoned at least 19,000 people accused of connections to the Islamic State group or other terror-related offenses, and sentenced more than 3,000 of them to death, according to an analysis by The Associated Press. The mass incarceration and speed of guilty...
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FILE- This Feb. 14, 2017 file photo shows Isle de Jean Charles, La. Louisiana officials say residents of the tiny, shrinking island are a step closer to a new home. The Louisiana Office of Community Development said Tuesday, March 20, 2018, that it has started the process of buying a 515-acre tract of high ground near Schriever in northern Terrebonne Parish for $11.7 million. The land will house dozens of Isle de Jean Charles residents whose home has experienced a 98 percent land loss since 1955 as a result of climate change. (Sophia Germer /The Advocate via AP, File)
March 21, 2018 - 8:38 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The effects of global warming can be seen and touched in Louisiana, where officials have begun buying higher ground to relocate an entire town in a bayou being swallowed by higher seas. The Louisiana Office of Community Development announced Tuesday that it will spend $11.7...
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