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The Latest: Islamic State Group Claims Manchester Blast

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MANCHESTER, England (AP) — The Islamic State group claimed responsibility Tuesday for the suicide attack at an Ariana Grande show that left 22 people dead as young concertgoers fled, some still wearing the American pop star's trademark kitten ears and holding pink balloons.
    
Teenage screams filled the Manchester Arena just after the explosion Monday night, and members of the audience tumbled over guardrails and each...

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‘Costume Jewelry’ Diamond Really Worth Hundreds Of Thousands

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LONDON (AP) — Some people have all the luck. Consider the person who dropped about 10 pounds (about $15) around 30 years ago on what was thought to be a piece of costume jewelry — it turned out to be a 26.27 carat white diamond. The gem bought at a flea market is expected to fetch about 350,000 pounds ($454,000) when it is auctioned by Sotheby’s next month. The buyer had no idea of the ring’s value because 19th-century diamonds were not cut to show off their... More>>

Trump Arrives in Israel, Will Push Peace Process

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TEL AVIV, Israel (NBC News)— President Donald Trump landed in Tel Aviv on Monday, hoping to help push forward what he's described as the "ultimate deal" — peace between Israelis and Palestinians. "Welcome, our good friend," Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said while greeting Trump after he left Air Force One. Despite the formality of the occasion, Netanyahu and Trump swapped banter on the red carpet. "What is the protocol?" Trump ... More>>

Toby Keith Performs at Men-Only Concert

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RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (NBC News/AP)-- American country music star Toby Keith, known for songs such as "Made in America" and "Whiskey Girl," performed at a men-only concert in Saudi Arabia this weekend, while President Donald Trump was visiting the nation. Saudi entertainment website Lammt, which marketed the event, said the concert on Saturday would be free but open to men only. It also featured an Arabian lute player. ...

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Turkey: Man Detained On US Plane Just Wanted 1st Class Seat

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ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's official news agency says the FBI has detained a Turkish man who attempted to sit in first class on a Los Angeles-Honolulu flight. The Anadolu news agency reported Sunday that 25-year-old Anil Tuvanc Uskanli bought an economy ticket on American Airlines Flight 31 but left his seat to try first class. Flight attendants stopped him but in the ensuing argument, he kicked a service cart. The agency said Uskanli was handcuffed to his seat after refusing to ... More>>

High Society: Pippa Middleton To Marry At Almost-Royal Event

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ENGLEFIELD, England (AP) — Pippa Middleton got to the church on time Saturday for her wedding to a wealthy financier with a party of senior royals, including her sister, looking on. She and hedge fund manager James Matthews are marrying at a church in rural England. The wedding party includes Prince George, a page boy at 3, and 2-year-old Princess Charlotte, a bridesmaid. Both were wearing special outfits when they arrived with their mother, the Duchess of Cambridge, Pippa's s...

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Monkey Put On Diet After Eating Junk Food, Soda

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BANGKOK, Thailand (NBC News)-- A morbidly obese wild monkey who gorged himself on junk food and soda left behind by tourists in Thailand has been rescued and placed on a strict diet of lean protein, fruit and vegetables. Wildlife officials caught the chunky monkey, nicknamed "Uncle Fat" by locals, after photos of the animal started circulating on social media last month. Wild monkeys roam free in many parts of Thailand, attracting tourists who feed and play with the a... More>>

Swedish Prosecutor Drops Rape Investigation Of Assange

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STOCKHOLM (AP) - Sweden's top prosecutor said Friday she is dropping an investigation into a rape claim against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange after almost seven years. The announcement means the outspoken WikiLeaks leader no longer faces sex crime allegations in Sweden, although British police say he is still wanted in Britain for jumping bail in 2012. Assange is still inside the Ecuadorean Embassy in London where he has lived for nearly five years. Assange has indicated concerns... More>>

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  • Apparent Suicide Bomber Kills 22 At Ariana Grande Concert

    Apparent Suicide Bomber Kills 22 At Ariana Grande Concert

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 5:48 AM EDT2017-05-23 09:48:43 GMT
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    LONDON (AP) — An explosion struck an Ariana Grande concert in northern England late Monday, killing at least 19 people and injuring dozens in what police say they are treating as a terrorist attack.

    LONDON (AP) — An explosion struck an Ariana Grande concert in northern England late Monday, killing at least 19 people and injuring dozens in what police say they are treating as a terrorist attack.

  • Trump Says He Didn't Mention Israel In Meeting With Russians

    Trump Says He Didn't Mention Israel In Meeting With Russians

    Monday, May 22 2017 1:52 PM EDT2017-05-22 17:52:12 GMT
    U.S. President Donald Trump touches the Western Wall, Judaism's holiest prayer site, in Jerusalem's Old City (Ronen Zvulun, Reuters Pool via AP)U.S. President Donald Trump touches the Western Wall, Judaism's holiest prayer site, in Jerusalem's Old City (Ronen Zvulun, Reuters Pool via AP)
    JERUSALEM (AP) - President Donald Trump on Monday defended himself against allegations he divulged classified information in a recent meeting with Russian diplomats, saying alongside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that he never identified Israel in his Oval Office conversation.      At the end of his appearance with Netanyahu, Trump said that he "never mentioned the word or the name Israel" in his conversation with Russia's foreign minister and amba...
    JERUSALEM (AP) - President Donald Trump on Monday defended himself against allegations he divulged classified information in a recent meeting with Russian diplomats, saying alongside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that he never identified Israel in his Oval Office conversation.      At the end of his appearance with Netanyahu, Trump said that he "never mentioned the word or the name Israel" in his conversation with Russia's foreign minister and amba...
  • Stocks Crash After Britain's Vote To Quit European Union

    Stocks Crash After Britain's Vote To Quit European Union

    Friday, June 24 2016 5:49 AM EDT2016-06-24 09:49:32 GMT

    Stock markets crashed, oil prices tumbled and the pound fell to a 31-year low on Friday as Britain's unprecedented vote to leave the European Union shocked investors and dragged the region, the world's largest economic bloc, into a new era of uncertainty. Investors rushed to dump European shares as soon as markets opened, following earlier drops in Asia, and Wall Street was set to fall sharply amid concerns about the economic consequences of the vote. The move cou...

    Stock markets crashed, oil prices tumbled and the pound fell to a 31-year low on Friday as Britain's unprecedented vote to leave the European Union shocked investors and dragged the region, the world's largest economic bloc, into a new era of uncertainty. Investors rushed to dump European shares as soon as markets opened, following earlier drops in Asia, and Wall Street was set to fall sharply amid concerns about the economic consequences of the vote. The move cou...

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  • Setting aside past rude talk, Trump and pope focus on peace

    Setting aside past rude talk, Trump and pope focus on peace

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 9:06 PM EDT2017-05-25 01:06:39 GMT
    Wednesday, May 24 2017 9:06 PM EDT2017-05-25 01:06:39 GMT
    Concluding his tour of the ancestral homes of the world's three largest monotheistic religions, President Donald Trump is poised to call on Pope Francis, the famously humble pontiff with whom he has publicly clashed.
    Concluding his tour of the ancestral homes of the world's three largest monotheistic religions, President Donald Trump is poised to call on Pope Francis, the famously humble pontiff with whom he has publicly clashed.
  • Throwing chaos aside, Trump aims for caution on big trip

    Throwing chaos aside, Trump aims for caution on big trip

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 9:06 PM EDT2017-05-25 01:06:33 GMT
    Wednesday, May 24 2017 9:06 PM EDT2017-05-25 01:06:33 GMT
    In his first appearance on the world stage, President Donald Trump is aiming for caution over his usual brand of chaos.
    In his first appearance on the world stage, President Donald Trump is aiming for caution over his usual brand of chaos.
  • The Latest: Trump to hold Iowa rally next week

    The Latest: Trump to hold Iowa rally next week

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 9:06 PM EDT2017-05-25 01:06:27 GMT
    Wednesday, May 24 2017 9:06 PM EDT2017-05-25 01:06:27 GMT
    President Donald Trump is at the Vatican to meet with Pope Francis, the famously humble pontiff with whom he has publicly clashed.
    President Donald Trump is at the Vatican to meet with Pope Francis, the famously humble pontiff with whom he has publicly clashed.
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