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North Korea says U.S. student's death a 'mystery to us as well' - 23 Jun 2017 at 2:23pm - SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea said on Friday the death of U.S. university student Otto Warmbier soon after his return home was a mystery and dismissed accusations that he had died because of torture and beating during his captivity as "groundless".

British PM May defends Brexit rights offer in face of EU doubts - 23 Jun 2017 at 2:21pm - BRUSSELS (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May defended her offer to let millions of EU citizens stay in Britain after Brexit as fellow EU leaders responded coolly on Friday to her opening move in negotiations on Britain's withdrawal.

A 2nd mistrial: Jury deadlocks in Ohio cop's murder retrial - 23 Jun 2017 at 2:14pm - CINCINNATI (AP) -- A mistrial was declared Friday in the murder retrial of a white University of Cincinnati police officer after the jury said it was hopelessly deadlocked on charges in the fatal traffic stop shooting of an unarmed black motorist....

APNewsBreak: Military heads want transgender enlistment hold - 23 Jun 2017 at 2:11pm - WASHINGTON (AP) -- Military chiefs will seek a six-month delay before letting transgender people enlist in their services, officials said Friday....

Rep. Scalise, wounded in Virginia shooting, no longer in ICU: source - 23 Jun 2017 at 1:57pm - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Representative Steve Scalise, the No. 3 Republican in the House of Representatives who was shot while practicing baseball last week, is no longer being held in the intensive care unit at the hospital where he is being treated, a source familiar with his condition said on Friday.

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week - 23 Jun 2017 at 1:56pm - A roundup of some of the most popular, but completely untrue, headlines of the week. None of these stories are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out; here are the real facts:...

Doctors: Officer stabbed in neck at airport recovering well - 23 Jun 2017 at 1:53pm - FLINT, Mich. (AP) -- The Flint, Michigan, airport officer stabbed in the neck during what authorities are investigating as a terrorist act is recovering well from a 12-inch "slash" that caused significant bleeding but spared major arteries and a nerve by "millimeters," one of his doctors said Friday....

If Baghdadi is dead, next IS leader likely to be Saddam-era officer - 23 Jun 2017 at 1:48pm - BAGHDAD (Reuters) - If Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is confirmed dead, he is likely to be succeeded by one of his top two lieutenants, both of whom were Iraqi army officers under late dictator Saddam Hussein.

Accident reported involving military plane at Ohio air show - 23 Jun 2017 at 1:31pm - DAYTON, Ohio (AP) -- Authorities say a military jet apparently practicing for an Ohio air show has been involved in an accident....

Trump signs law to make VA more accountable for vets' care - 23 Jun 2017 at 1:30pm - WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump signed a bill into law Friday that will make it easier for the Department of Veterans Affairs to fire employees, part of a push to overhaul an agency that is struggling to serve millions of military vets....

McConnell's focus: finding votes for Senate health care bill - 23 Jun 2017 at 1:18pm - WASHINGTON (AP) -- Cheered on by the White House, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is focusing on finding the votes he'll need to push the Republican plan for dismantling President Barack Obama's health care law through the Senate....

North Korea says it's 'biggest victim' in US student's death - 23 Jun 2017 at 12:51pm - SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- North Korea on Friday called itself the "biggest victim" in the death of an American student who was detained for more than a year and died days after being released in a coma....

University of Missouri revokes Cosby's honorary degree - 23 Jun 2017 at 12:39pm - COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- The University of Missouri's Board of Curators has voted unanimously to revoke an honorary degree it granted to Bill Cosby....

Pence visits Focus on Family amid change for religious right - 23 Jun 2017 at 12:29pm - COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) -- Vice President Mike Pence's visit Friday to Colorado to celebrate the anniversary of Focus on the Family comes at a time of change for the religious right during the age of President Donald Trump....

Arab states issue ultimatum to Qatar: close Jazeera, curb ties with Iran - 23 Jun 2017 at 11:42am - DUBAI (Reuters) - Four Arab states that imposed a boycott on Qatar have issued an ultimatum to Doha to close Al Jazeera television, curb ties with Iran, shut a Turkish base and pay reparations, demands so far reaching it would appear to be hard for Doha to comply.

Brexit forever or Brexit never? - 23 Jun 2017 at 11:40am - LONDON (Reuters) - In the year since the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union, the future of Brexit has been thrown into question by Prime Minister Theresa May's failed gamble on a snap general election.

Sicily's cornered Mafia primed for reversal of fortune - 23 Jun 2017 at 11:31am - PALERMO, Italy (Reuters) - Shortly before 8 a.m. on a sunny spring morning, Mafia boss Giuseppe Dainotti was cycling down a quiet street when two men on a motorbike drew alongside and shot him three times, killing him on the spot.

What does Italy's Berlusconi like about Trump? His wife - 23 Jun 2017 at 11:30am - ROME (Reuters) - Four-time former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, who portrays himself as a charming ladies' man, said on Friday that what he likes most about U.S. President Donald Trump is his wife, Melania.

Russia's election commission says Navalny can not run for presidency - 23 Jun 2017 at 9:53am - (Reuters) - Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny can not run for presidency because of his criminal conviction, the Central Election Commission, said in a statement on Friday.

Under pressure, Western tech firms bow to Russian demands to share cyber secrets - 23 Jun 2017 at 5:30am - WASHINGTON/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Western technology companies, including Cisco, IBM and SAP, are acceding to demands by Moscow for access to closely guarded product security secrets, at a time when Russia has been accused of a growing number of cyber attacks on the West, a Reuters investigation has found.