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Maine motorists appeal to keep naughty vanity license plates

Maine motorists appeal to keep naughty vanity license plates

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A Maine vegan whose custom license plate contains the word “tofu” is one of the motorists caught in a state crackdown on vulgar tags.
14 dead, 54 rescued off Tunisia in migrant boat sinking

14 dead, 54 rescued off Tunisia in migrant boat sinking

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — At least 14 Africans died and 54 were rescued when a boat in which they were trying to reach Europe sank off the coast of Tunisia, the Tunisian National Guard said Thursday.
North Korea fires ballistic missile toward sea, Seoul says

North Korea fires ballistic missile toward sea, Seoul says

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s military said it detected that North Korea fired a short-range ballistic missile toward waters off its western coast on Thursday. The South’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said the weapon was fired at around 6:20 p.m.
Malaysian ex-PM Muhyiddin arrested, faces graft charges

Malaysian ex-PM Muhyiddin arrested, faces graft charges

PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's former Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin was arrested Thursday and will be brought to court to face corruption charges, the anti-graft agency said.
Major Russian missile barrage slams targets across Ukraine

Major Russian missile barrage slams targets across Ukraine

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia unleashed “a massive rocket attack” that hit critical infrastructure and residential buildings in 10 regions of Ukraine, the country’s president said Thursday, with officials reporting at least six deaths in the largest su
Georgia withdraws foreign agent bill after days of protests

Georgia withdraws foreign agent bill after days of protests

TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — Georgia's ruling party said Thursday it is withdrawing a draft law from the parliament criticized as potentially stifling media freedom and civil society, after several days of massive protests against it in the capital.
Canadian Olympians push for opposition to Russians in Paris

Canadian Olympians push for opposition to Russians in Paris

A group of 42 retired Canadian Olympians urged the Canadian Olympic Committee to reject the idea of allowing Russians to participate in next year's Paris Games unless Russia withdraws from Ukraine.
Senate votes to block DC crime laws, Biden supportive

Senate votes to block DC crime laws, Biden supportive

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate voted Wednesday to block new District of Columbia crime laws and overrule the city government as lawmakers in both parties have expressed concern about rising violent crime rates in cities nationwide.
Pennsylvania lawmaker quits amid sex harassment allegations

Pennsylvania lawmaker quits amid sex harassment allegations

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania state lawmaker submitted his resignation letter Wednesday, a week after a union lobbyist accused him by name of having sexually harassed her four years ago. Democratic Rep.
After Taylor shooting, feds find pattern of violations

After Taylor shooting, feds find pattern of violations

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The U.S.