August 28, 2015

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AP exclusive: Millions in California charitable donations tied up in red tape

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Every year when they do their taxes, Californians donate millions for charitable causes, but nearly $10 million of that money sat unspent in government accounts at the end of last year and some of the funding never reaches its intended target, according to a review by The Associated Press. Good intentions often Read More…

‘Napalm girl’ photographer returns to Vietnam — with Instragram-equipped iPhone in tow

In this June 8, 1972, file photo taken by Huynh Cong “Nick” Ut, South Vietnamese forces follow behind terrified children, including 9-year-old Kim Phuc, center, as they run down Route 1 near Trang Bang after an aerial napalm attack on suspected Viet Cong hiding places. On Monday, June 8, 2015, precisely 43 years later, Nick Ut returned to the same place to capture his memories with a tool from an entirely different era, a 4-ounce iPhone 5 equipped with the ability to send photos to the world in the blink of a digital eye. AP FILE

TRANG BANG, Vietnam — He stands in the northbound lane of Vietnam’s Highway 1, traffic swirling around him, horns honking. He is pointing. Right there, he says — that’s where it happened. That’s where the screaming children appeared. That’s where I made the picture that the world couldn’t forget. Huynh Cong “Nick” Ut was 21 Read More…

AP exclusive: UN rights staff fear for jobs after abuse claims

UNITED NATIONS — The U.N.’s poor handling of child sexual abuse claims against French soldiers has human rights staffers fearing for their jobs as they struggle with how to respond to highly sensitive allegations in the future, according to a letter to the world body’s human rights chief obtained by The Associated Press. In a Read More…

10 things to know, Monday, May 11

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Small North Texas town decimated About two dozen people are injured and some homes destroyed after a severe storm strikes the small Texas town of Van. 2. Moroccan fighter jet missing ahead of Yemen cease-fire Shiite rebels Read More…

AP poll: Most Americans approve of drone strikes

WASHINGTON — Nearly three-quarters of Americans say it’s acceptable for the U.S. to use an unmanned aerial drone to kill an American citizen abroad if that person has joined a terror organization, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll. A majority, 6 in 10, supports the use of drones to target terrorists in general. Only Read More…

10 things to know, Thursday, April 30

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. A light amid quake tragedy Crowds cheer as a teenage boy is pulled from the wreckage of a Kathmandu building that collapsed five days ago when a massive temblor shook Nepal. 2. What’s next for Baltimore Police Read More…

10 things to know, Friday, April 17

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. What Italian leader, Obama will discuss Matteo Renzi and the U.S. president will be comparing notes on a range of issues, including Libya, the migrant issues stemming from the chaos there, Islamic State militants and Ukraine. 2. Read More…

10 things to know, Friday, April 10

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. How the U.S., Cuba can make history Obama and Raul Castro are expected to meet at a summit in Panama, marking a historic moment for two countries seeking to restore ties they abandoned decades ago. 2. Pakistani Read More…

10 things to know, Monday, April 6

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Kenyan warplanes attack al-Shabab positions The air strikes against Islamic militants in Somalia follow last week’s extremist attack on a Kenyan college that killed 148 people. 2. Rolling Stone pledges to review editorial practices But the magazine Read More…

10 things to know, Wednesday, April 1

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Nuclear talks go into overtime Negotiations between Iran and six world powers resume hours after the parties abandoned a self-imposed deadline to produce the outline of an agreement. 2. Coroner: Death of Andrew Getty appears natural or Read More…