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Fire at school outside Liberia's capital kills at least 27

PAYNESVILLE, Liberia — A fire at a Quranic school outside Liberia's capital has killed at least 27 people and many are thought to be children, police said Wednesday.
Producer: 'The Rookie' co-star's misconduct claims unfounded

Producer: 'The Rookie' co-star's misconduct claims unfounded

LOS ANGELES — Actress Afton Williamson's claims of misconduct against her on the set of "The Rookie" weren't substantiated by an independent investigator, according to the ABC drama series' producer.
Judge won't return R. Kelly bond money to woman who paid it

Judge won't return R. Kelly bond money to woman who paid it

CHICAGO — A judge in R. Kelly's Illinois sexual assault case has refused to give $100,000 in bail money back to a Kelly friend who paid it in February to secure the singer's release from county jail.
Olesen stays suspended from European Tour amid assault case

Olesen stays suspended from European Tour amid assault case

LONDON — Danish golfer Thorbjorn Olesen will remain suspended from the European Tour until at least December after being charged with sexual assault and being drunk on an aircraft.
Netanyahu, rightist allies appear to fall short of majority

Netanyahu, rightist allies appear to fall short of majority

JERUSALEM — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fell short of securing a parliamentary majority with his natural religious and nationalist allies in national elections Tuesday, partial results indicated, setting the stage for a period of coalit

Welcome to Orcland: Lord of the Rings to film in New Zealand

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Amazon announced Wednesday it will film its upcoming television series "The Lord of the Rings" in New Zealand, marking a return of the orcs, elves and hobbits to the country they became synonymous with over the course of six
B.C. parent charged in alleged admissions scam in the United States

B.C. parent charged in alleged admissions scam in the United States

BOSTON — A woman accused of paying $400,000 to get her son into the University of California, Los Angeles, as a fake soccer recruit has become the 52nd person charged in a sweeping college admissions bribery scheme, according to an indictment unseale
Trump strains to balance diplomacy, military threat to Iran

Trump strains to balance diplomacy, military threat to Iran

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration tried to balance diplomacy with fresh talk of military action Tuesday in response to the fiery missile and drone attack on the heart of Saudi Arabia's oil industry — a strike marking the most explosive consequenc

Mississippi autopsy confirms child's body in garbage bags

MERIDIAN, Miss. — An autopsy confirms that remains found in garbage bags in a Mississippi basement belonged to a small child.
Facebook to name first oversight panel members by year-end

Facebook to name first oversight panel members by year-end

BOSTON — Facebook said Tuesday that it expects to name the first members of a new quasi-independent oversight board by year-end.