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Rescued treasure lands back in Spain from U.S.

Tons of gold and silver from the wreck of a 19th-century Spanish warship finally arrived in Spain on Saturday, more than 200 years after a British fleet sank it. The arrival of the cargo from the Nuestra Senora de las Mercedessealed the end of a five-year legal battle between Spain and the US…

Obama to meet with auto union workers

US President Barack Obama will address members of the United Auto Workers union Tuesday as Republicans hold a key primary contest in Michigan, home to the US automobile industry. White House Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest told reporters the president will speak at the annual UAW community action program conference, which will bring together 1,700…

Bird flu cases more common than thought: study

Bird flu is believed to be a rare disease that kills more than half of the people it infects, but a US study out Thursday suggests it may be more common and less lethal than previously thought. The research could help soothe concerns about the potential for a deadly pandemic…

Experts say Android flaw exposes devices to hackers

BOSTON (Reuters) – Cybersecurity experts have uncovered a flaw in a component of the operating system of Google Inc’s widely used Android smartphone that they say hackers can exploit to gain control of the devices. Researchers at startup cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike said they have figured out how to use that…

Philadelphia priest says cardinal ordered child abuse cover-up

PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) – The highest ranking cleric charged in a Philadelphia pedophilia scandal asked a judge on Friday to dismiss his case because his boss – the late Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua – ordered a list he made of predator priests be shredded. Lawyers for Monsignor William Lynn, 61, filed the…

Second Marine acquitted in hazing that led to suicide

HONOLULU (Reuters) – The last of three U.S. Marines court-martialed on charges they physically abused and humiliated a fellow Marine who later killed himself was acquitted on Friday of all charges in the case by a military jury. The case stems from the suicide of Lance Corporal Harry Lew, 21,…

Judges throw out Berlusconi bribery trial

An Italian court threw out bribery charges against former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi on Saturday saying the statute of limitations had come into force, bringing the five-year trial to an end. Prosecutors had requested a five-year prison term for Berlusconi, who was accused of having paid off his former British…

Haiti’s PM quits just after four months

Haitian Prime Minister Garry Conille offered his surprise resignation after just four months in office, amid tension between the premier and government ministers over issues of dual nationality. The resignation opens a new chapter in Haiti’s political turmoil as it struggles to recover from the devastating 2010 earthquake. Conille resigned…

U.S. intelligence finds ‘no hard evidence’ of Iran bomb making

US intelligence analysts continue to believe there is no hard evidence that Iran has decided to build a nuclear bomb, The New York Times reported Saturday. Citing unnamed US officials, the newspaper said the latest assessments by US spy agencies are broadly consistent with a 2007 intelligence finding that concluded…

‘Activists’ pray for lower gas prices

The last time Rocky Twyman and friends invoked the power of prayer to pull down the price of gasoline was in 2008, when a gallon of regular was going for a US national average of $4.12 in mid-summer. God must have been listening: prices did fall, all the way to…

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