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DA: Man faked death to avoid jail but typo gave him away

NEW YORK — A Long Island criminal defendant tried faking his death to avoid a jail sentence, but the phoney death certificate his lawyer submitted had a glaring spelling error that made it a dead giveaway for a fraud, prosecutors said Tuesday.
Ethiopia, Egypt reach 'major common understanding' on dam

Ethiopia, Egypt reach 'major common understanding' on dam

JOHANNESBURG — Ethiopia’s prime minister said Tuesday his country, Egypt and Sudan have reached a “major common understanding which paves the way for a breakthrough agreement” on a massive dam project that has led to sharp regional tensions and led s
Ukraine hostage-taker surrenders, bus passengers unharmed

Ukraine hostage-taker surrenders, bus passengers unharmed

LUTSK, Ukraine — An “unstable” armed man who seized more than a dozen hostages on a long-distance bus in the western city of Lutsk was detained late Tuesday after a standoff that lasted for over 12 hours and all hostages were freed unharmed, official
Singer, songwriter, activist Baez named Guthrie recipient

Singer, songwriter, activist Baez named Guthrie recipient

TULSA, Okla. — Singer, songwriter, activist and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Joan Baez is this year’s recipient of the Woody Guthrie Prize, an award that recognizes artists who speak out for the less fortunate.
Trump show returns: President resuming virus briefings

Trump show returns: President resuming virus briefings

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump pulled the plug on his freewheeling daily coronavirus briefings when they turned into a political liability this spring, but he was reviving them Tuesday, looking to halt a campaign-season erosion of support as new

US moves one step closer to letting the Boeing 737 Max fly

Federal safety regulators are moving closer to letting the grounded Boeing 737 Max fly again with changes that Boeing made to the plane after two deadly crashes.
Report: UK officials 'avoided' looking into Russian meddling

Report: UK officials 'avoided' looking into Russian meddling

LONDON — A long-awaited report on Russian meddling in British politics criticized the U.K.
Amber Heard denies fabricating injuries in Depp libel trial

Amber Heard denies fabricating injuries in Depp libel trial

LONDON — Amber Heard spent most of her second day of evidence in Johnny Depp's libel case against a British tabloid dismissing accusations that she fabricated allegations of domestic violence against her ex-husband.
Going in the water again: 'Jaws' boat clone supports sharks

Going in the water again: 'Jaws' boat clone supports sharks

The Orca is headed back to the waters of New England, but this time, its mission isn't to hunt sharks. It's to help save them.
Spike Lee doc of David Byrne's Broadway show to open TIFF

Spike Lee doc of David Byrne's Broadway show to open TIFF

NEW YORK — The 45th Toronto International Film Festival will be a much diminished event this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, but it has an opening-night film.