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at 02:21 on February 27, 2015, EST.

Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, activist who transformed Notre Dame into an academic power, dies at 97

SOUTH BEND, Ind. - The priest who transformed the University of Notre Dame into an academic power during his 35 years in charge while also serving as an adviser to popes and presidents has died.


at 00:08 on February 27, 2015, EST.

Friendly Prince William's trip spotlights contrast with cloistered Japanese imperial family

TOKYO - Britain's Prince William, on his second day of his four-day trip to Japan, is having tea Friday with Crown Prince Naruhito. Both princes may be equally charming, but it is no contest which one is seen as more approachable.


at 23:49 on February 26, 2015, EST.

Hong Kong court sentences woman to 6 years in prison for abusing Indonesian maid

HONG KONG - A Hong Kong court has sentenced a woman to 6 years in prison for abusing her Indonesian maid in a case that triggered outrage over its brutality.


at 23:23 on February 26, 2015, EST.

Parents of slain journalist James Foley say government, press need to do more to help

TUCSON, Ariz. - The government — and the press — failed to do enough to save the life of the freelance journalist who was the first American killed by Islamic State militants, James Foley's parents said at a university forum Thursday.


at 22:49 on February 26, 2015, EST.

Jury deciding punishment for convicted murderer Jodi Arias to resume deliberations Monday

PHOENIX - Jurors deciding whether convicted murderer Jodi Arias will get the death penalty or life in prison for killing her boyfriend in Arizona will resume deliberations Monday.


at 22:45 on February 26, 2015, EST.

Officials: Stolen Picasso smuggled into US, labeled $37 'art craft'; really worth millions

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Authorities say a Pablo Picasso painting worth millions of dollars was stolen in France and smuggled into the U.S. by someone who falsely labeled it as an "art craft" worth about $37 when it was shipped.


at 22:29 on February 26, 2015, EST.

Black Madam: I've done thousands of buttocks injections; 2011 death still haunts me

PHILADELPHIA - A Gothic hip-hop artist who called herself "the Michelangelo of buttocks injections" testified at her murder trial on Thursday that she got into body sculpting 20 years ago to help transgender friends and has since performed thousands of procedures.


at 21:14 on February 26, 2015, EST.

Couple married 67 years holds hands in final hours together at their home, just as they wished

FRESNO, Calif. - After spending 67 years together as devoted husband and wife, there was no question how Floyd and Violet Hartwig would end their lives — together.


at 19:09 on February 26, 2015, EST.

Argentina's president gets a victory as federal judge throws out bombing coverup allegations

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - A federal judge on Thursday firmly dismissed allegations that Argentine President Cristina Fernandez tried to cover up the involvement of Iranian officials in the 1994 bombing of a Jewish centre, easing a crisis for her government fed by the death of the prosecutor who brought the case.


at 18:50 on February 26, 2015, EST.

Where there's smoke: Fog machine in Pittsburgh art installation prompting false fire alarms

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Where there's smoke, there's fire. But fog signals art, as Pittsburgh firefighters are quickly learning.


at 18:37 on February 26, 2015, EST.

Woman pelted by egg, knocked unconscious in Seattle "drive-by egging"

SEATTLE - Seattle police say a woman was knocked unconscious when she was pelted by an egg in a so-called drive-by egging.


at 18:00 on February 26, 2015, EST.

Masked militant 'Jihadi John' identified as a London-raised university graduate

LONDON - The world knows him as "Jihadi John," the masked, knife-wielding militant in videos showing Western hostages being beheaded by the Islamic State group. On Thursday he was identified as a London-raised university graduate known to British intelligence for more than five years.


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