Takata pleads guilty in air bag scandal, agrees to pay $1B

DETROIT (AP) — Japanese auto parts maker Takata Corp. pleaded guilty to fraud Monday and agreed to pay $1 billion ...
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US Supreme Court refuses appeals from 3 on Texas death row

HOUSTON (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court refused Monday to review appeals in three Texas death row cases, including one ...
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Questions remain after Oscars mix-up overshadows 'Moonlight' win

Coming-of-age drama "Moonlight" won the coveted best picture Oscar, but not before a historic mix-up that saw "La La Land" ...
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Well-done steak and other delicious items from the White House menu

And now for some unsurprising news: Donald Trump eats his steak well-done with ketchup.  Last night, according to a report ...
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Emma Stone & Ryan Gosling Had Amazing Reactions to ‘La La Land’ & ‘Moonlight’ Mixup at the Oscars and More News

Everything you need to know about ‘La La Land’ & ‘Moonlight’ mix-up at the Oscars, ‘In Memoriam’ Oscar mix-up, celebrity ...
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Knesset passes biometric database law

Law calls for creation of database of faces and fingerprints of all Israeli residents.

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Germany to send Iraqi Kurds enough weapons for 4,000 fighters

By Sabine Siebold BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany will send enough weapons to arm 4,000 Kurdish fighters in northern Iraq battling against Islamic State (IS) insurgents, whose advances threaten to destabilize the Middle East, the defense minister said on Sunday. “The weapons delivery is enough to supply a brigade of 4,000 soldiers,” said Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen. Breaking with a post-war policy of not sending arms to conflict zones, Chancellor Angela Merkel says northern Iraq is an “exception” because of the nature of Islamic State’s violence. “The lives of millions of people, the stability of Iraq and the whole region and … due to the high number of foreign fighters, our security in Germany and Europe are being threatened,” read a government statement after Merkel met some of her ministers to discuss details of the aid to the Kurds.

‘Recruiter’ for Syrian jihad arrested in France

The international airport of Nice, southeastern France, seen on September 14, 2011A 22-year-old man suspected of acting as a recruiter for jihadist groups in Syria has been arrested at an airport in the south of France, the interior ministry said Sunday. The man, who is said to be of Chechen origin, was stopped at the Nice airport on Saturday and taken into custody. He is suspected of having paid in cash for a 16-year-old girl to fly to Turkey with the intention of then crossing the border to Syria, a statement by Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said. Unconvinced by the girl's explanation that she was planning on visiting her grandmother in Istanbul, Turkish Airlines contacted French border police, who then called the security services.


Jubilant Iraqi forces break two-month siege of Amerli: officials

A member of the Kurdish Peshmerga force fires a dushka at Sulaiman Pek front lineBy Ahmed Rasheed and Isabel Coles BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraqi security forces backed by Shi'ite militias on Sunday broke the two-month siege of Amerli by Islamic State militants and entered the northern town, officials said. The mayor of Amerli and army officers said troops backed by militias defeated fighters from the Islamic State (IS) to the east of the town. Fighting continued to the north of Amerli in several villages. "Security forces and militia fighters are inside Amerli now after breaking the siege and that will definitely relieve the suffering of residents," said Adel al-Bayati, mayor of Amerli.


Egypt delays deadline for criticized NGO registry

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian authorities pushed back Sunday a deadline for local and international non-government organizations to register under a restrictive law or risk being shut down, a decision that was criticized as a way to silence critics of the government, a government official said.