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Gunfire heard in cities as Nigerians finally go to the polls

DAURA, Nigeria — Gunfire opened Nigeria's delayed election day on Saturday as President Muhammadu Buhari seeks a second term in Africa's most populous nation.
Trump vows veto as Democrats try to block emergency order

Trump vows veto as Democrats try to block emergency order

WASHINGTON — Democrats controlling the House have teed up a vote next week to block President Donald Trump from using a national emergency declaration to fund a wall along the U.S.
R. Kelly arrested, charged in Chicago with sexual abuse

R. Kelly arrested, charged in Chicago with sexual abuse

CHICAGO — R.
Patriots owner Kraft denies charges of soliciting prostitute

Patriots owner Kraft denies charges of soliciting prostitute

JUPITER, Fla. — Robert Kraft, the billionaire owner of the New England Patriots, faces charges of soliciting a prostitute after he was twice videotaped in a sex act at a shopping- centre massage parlour in Florida, police said Friday.
Venezuela opposition leader Guaido appears at aid concert

Venezuela opposition leader Guaido appears at aid concert

CUCUTA, Colombia — Defying orders banning him from leaving Venezuela, opposition leader Juan Guaido made a surprise appearance at the end of star-studded aid concert in neighbouring Colombia, joining thousands of other Venezuelans in pressuring Presi

Turtle disaster? 100-pound tortoise missing in New Mexico

ROSWELL, N.M. — A New Mexico woman is on a desperate hunt for her disappearing pet that can't run fast and can't be missed — a 100-pound tortoise.

Case against R. Kelly may be stronger this time

CHICAGO — Tears streamed down R. Kelly cheeks as a court official read a jury's not guilty verdict to all 14 counts of child pornography at his 2008 trial in Chicago.
'Empire' producers cut Smollett from season's last episodes

'Empire' producers cut Smollett from season's last episodes

CHICAGO — Actor Jussie Smollett's character on "Empire" will be removed from the final two episodes of this season in the wake of his arrest on charges that he staged a racist, anti-gay attack on himself last month in downtown Chicago, producers of t

R. Kelly's European concerts in doubt after new charges

R. Kelly's hopes of doing a tour of Europe in April have been all but dashed now that he is facing new criminal charges.
Judge dismisses charges over boy's death on waterslide

Judge dismisses charges over boy's death on waterslide

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — A judge dismissed criminal charges Friday against a Kansas water park owner and the designer of a 17-story slide on which a 10-year-old boy was decapitated in 2016.