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Pakistan shuts key border crossing in wake of shrine attack

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani authorities shut down a second key border crossing into Afghanistan, halting trade supplies to the neighboring landlocked …

Florida man wanted to make Target’s stock drop, so he hatched a bomb plot, authorities say

In mid-February, a probation officer contacted the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, according to an affidavit filed in U.S. District Court.<p>The officer said that a person who was on probation had been asked to do something by Mark Charles Barnett, a registered sex offender who was on probation …

Anti-war protesters turn out for Munich Security Conference

More than 1,500 people took part in a demo against rising military spending and the soaring anti-immigration movement. But Munich police said the …

Norma McCorvey, once-anonymous plaintiff in landmark Roe vs. Wade abortion case, dies at 69

When Norma McCorvey revealed on Dallas television station in 1984 that she was the "Roe" in the landmark case that led the Supreme Court to legalize abortion, she called it "my law."<p>Fourteen years later, she told a U.S. Senate subcommittee that she would like nothing more than to see Roe vs. Wade …

During Florida Rally, Trump Appears Make Up Terror-Related Incident in Sweden

President Donald Trump, after a chaotic month of governing that included the botched roll out of his travel ban and being forced to fire his national security adviser, held a rally Saturday in which little was changed from the campaign trail.<p>Reveling in the crowd of 9,000 in Melbourne, Florida, …

North Korean man arrested over killing of Kim Jong-nam

<b>A North Korean national has been arrested over the killing of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's half-brother, Malaysian police say.</b><p>The first North Korean to be arrested over Kim Jong-nam's death was named as Ri Jong Chol, 46.<p>An Indonesian woman, a Malaysian man and a woman with a Vietnamese …

Oddisee's 'The Iceberg' Has A Trove Of Stories Beneath Its Surface

The rapper Oddisee, born Amir Mohamed, has never shied away from big-picture questions about race, politics, wealth, religion and love in his music. He believes in digging deeper — and fittingly, he's titled his new album <i>The Iceberg</i> because there's a lot going on beneath the surface. He spoke about …

Beyond Terradome

Influenced by city dwellers whose windows open to concrete vistas or brick walls, San Francisco native Ric López decided to shift the view inward and back to nature.<p>The charismatic kingpin of San Francisco’s Glen Park neighborhood and owner of the gallery Modernpast, Ric López lifts terrariums out …

Brandon Stanton’s Humans of New York: The Power of Storytelling In Documentary Photography

How does an out of work, amateur photographer manage to acquire a following of 18 million people and publish two best-selling books? “Through a lot …

Street Photography