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New Orleans police arrest man after rapper was gunned down

New Orleans police have arrested a man accused of being involved in the slaying of rapper Young Greatness outside of a Waffle House. Citing records, Nola.com/The Times-Picayune reports 38-year-old Donald Reaux was arrested Wednesday.
Colbert, Maddow are coveted slots for presidential wanna-bes

Colbert, Maddow are coveted slots for presidential wanna-bes

NEW YORK — Kirsten Gillibrand is hitting the television daily double this week. The New York senator announced her presidential candidacy on Stephen Colbert's "Late Show," following it up with an MSNBC interview Wednesday with Rachel Maddow.

Show calls boy who stayed up for TV and saved family 'hero'

MINQUADALE, Del. — A 13-year-old Delaware boy credited with saving his family from a house fire when he stayed up late to watch TV has received a special delivery from the show's writers.
Ballistics tests prove Illinois man innocent in murder case

Ballistics tests prove Illinois man innocent in murder case

An Illinois judge acquitted a man of murder Wednesday, more than two decades after jurors convicted him by relying on ballistics that proved to be wrong.

Burkina Faso says Canadian abducted by suspected extremists

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso — A Canadian national has been kidnapped by suspected extremists in Burkina Faso near its border with Niger, the West African nation's security ministry said Wednesday.
TV journalist Chris Hansen accused of bouncing checks

TV journalist Chris Hansen accused of bouncing checks

STAMFORD, Conn. — A TV journalist known for confronting would-be child predators has been snared himself in a police investigation alleging he wrote bad checks for $13,000 worth of marketing materials.
Carell, 'Office' producers reteam for 'Space Force' comedy

Carell, 'Office' producers reteam for 'Space Force' comedy

LOS ANGELES — Steve Carell is starring in a new workplace comedy that could be out of this world. Netflix said Wednesday that Carell is re-teaming with "The Office" producers Greg Daniels and Howard Klein on the series "Space Force.
Harmony Korine's latest, Beto O'Rourke doc to debut at SXSW

Harmony Korine's latest, Beto O'Rourke doc to debut at SXSW

NEW YORK — Harmony Korine's "The Beach Bum," Olivia Wilde's directorial debut and a documentary on the breakout campaign of Texas politician Beto O'Rourke will premiere at the annual South by Southwest Film Festival.

UN authorizes monitoring of Yemen cease-fire in key port

The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Wednesday to authorize a U.N. mission to monitor implementation of a cease-fire and the withdrawal of rival forces from Yemen's key port of Hodeida agreed to by the government and Houthi Shiite rebels.
Fed survey finds businesses worried by political uncertainty

Fed survey finds businesses worried by political uncertainty

WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve said Wednesday business contacts in many regions of the country are expressing less optimism amid a host of adverse developments, from plunging stock prices to uncertainty about a widening trade war.