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Protesters hold a huge Armenian national flag in Republic Square, Armenia, Thursday, April 26, 2018. The Armenian parliament on Thursday called for an extraordinary session next week to vote for a new prime minister after the country was plunged into a political crisis with the abrupt resignation of its leader. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
April 26, 2018 - 2:35 pm
YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — The Armenian parliament on Thursday called for an extraordinary session next week to vote on a new prime minister after the country was plunged into a political crisis with the abrupt resignation of its leader. Serzh Sargsyan, who ruled the country for 10 years, surprised...
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April 26, 2018 - 2:24 pm
AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) — The Air Force Academy says it's investigating its swimming and lacrosse teams for alleged hazing. The Colorado Springs Gazette reports that academy superintendent Lt. Gen. Jay Silveria disclosed the nature of the investigations Wednesday. The academy had previously...
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FILE - In this June 22, 2017, file photo, retired Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz is honored with the renaming of a portion of Yawkey Way to David Ortiz Drive outside Fenway Park in Boston. The City of Boston approved a plan Thursday, April 26, 2018, to change the name of Yawkey Way to Jersey Street, it's original name. The street had been named in honor of former Red Sox owner Tom Yawkey, who some have said was racist. At center rear is Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, and at right is Red Sox principal owner John Henry. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
April 26, 2018 - 2:23 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Boston officials Thursday approved changing the name of Yawkey Way, the street outside Fenway Park, because of allegations former Red Sox owner Tom Yawkey was a racist who resisted signing black ballplayers in the 1940s and '50s. The city's Public Improvement Commission unanimously...
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French President Emmanuel Macron, left, and the Secretary-General of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Angel Gurria shake hands prior to a meeting during the "No money for terror" conference at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris, Thursday, April 26, 2018. Ministers from more than 70 countries are working on ways to combat financing for the Islamic State group and Al-Qaida at an international conference in Paris, which still bears scars of deadly terrorist attacks in recent years. (Eric Fefergerg/Pool via AP)
April 26, 2018 - 2:21 pm
PARIS (AP) — More than 70 countries committed Thursday to bolster efforts in the fight against terrorism financing associated with the Islamic State group and al-Qaida. Participants at an international conference in Paris vowed to improve international coordination and enhance transparency of...
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This April 24, 2018 aerial photo shows construction progress on the MGM Casino complex in downtown Springfield, Mass., which is on track to open in August, a few weeks ahead of schedule. MGM Resorts International President Bill Hornbuckle said in a Wednesday interview with The Associated Press that August 24 is the new planned opening date for its $960 million downtown resort complex. The company had previously envisioned opening it sometime in September. (Patrick Johnson/The Republican via AP)
April 26, 2018 - 2:14 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The fate of Wynn's glitzy Boston-area casino may still be up in the air, but rival MGM says it is on track to open the first Las Vegas-style casino resort in Massachusetts sooner than expected. MGM Resorts International is now targeting Aug. 24 as the new opening date for the $960...
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Tom Evans holds up his phone showing a photo of his son Alfie as he speaks to the media outside Alder Hey Children's Hospital where the 23-month-old who has been at the centre of a life-support treatment dispute, in Liverpool, England, Thursday April 26, 2018. (Peter Byrne/PA via AP)
April 26, 2018 - 2:03 pm
LONDON (AP) — The father of terminally ill toddler Alfie Evans said Thursday that he would work with doctors to give his son "dignity and comfort," as he called for a truce in a divisive case that has pitted doctors and the British courts against Alfie's parents, Christian groups and the pope. Tom...
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President Donald Trump arrives to speak at an event for the Wounded Warrior Project Soldier Ride in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, April 26, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
April 26, 2018 - 1:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Are flowers and a card enough? On Melania Trump's 48th birthday, President Donald Trump worried Thursday that his gift might not be sufficient. Trump got an interview with "Fox and Friends" going by giving a shout-out to the first lady: "So, happy birthday to Melania," he said...
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April 26, 2018 - 1:49 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas has some financial breathing room less than a year after legislators reversed past income tax cuts to deal with persistent budget woes. The tax increase followed what many voters saw as a failed fiscal experiment. Now some Republicans want to go back to slashing taxes...
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Numerous area police agency officers converge on Bear Mountain Road to search for John Williams, Thursday, April 26, 2018 in Norridgewock, Maine. Williams is a suspect in the fatal shooting of Somerset County Sheriff's deputy Eugene Cole early Wednesday, the day Williams was scheduled to face a weapons charge in a Massachusetts court. (David Leaming/The Central Maine Morning Sentinel via AP)
April 26, 2018 - 1:45 pm
NORRIDGEWOCK, Maine (AP) — A sheriff on Thursday urged a man sought in the killing of a deputy to turn himself in and warned a community to stay vigilant during a manhunt in what is believed to be the first slaying of a law enforcement officer in Maine in nearly 30 years. The fatal shooting of...
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Toni Battle stands inside a display at the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, a new memorial to honor thousands of people killed in racist lynchings, which opened to the public Thursday, April 26, 2018, in Montgomery, Ala. Battle, who drove from San Francisco to attend said "I'm a descendant of three lynching victims," her face wet with tears. "I wanted to come and honor them and also those in my family that couldn't be here." (AP Photo/Beth J. Harpaz)
April 26, 2018 - 1:43 pm
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Hundreds of people lined up in the rain to get a first look at a lynching memorial and museum that opened Thursday in Montgomery, Alabama. The National Memorial for Peace and Justice commemorates 4,400 black people who were slain in lynchings and other racial killings...
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