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Nik Wallenda and sister plan highwire walk over Times Square

Nik Wallenda and sister plan highwire walk over Times Square

NEW YORK — For his next trick, daredevil Nik Wallenda plans to cross New York's Times Square — without his feet touching the ground.
UN health agency issues 1st strategy to address snake bites

UN health agency issues 1st strategy to address snake bites

LONDON — The World Health Organization is publishing its first-ever global strategy to tackle the problem of snake bites, aiming to halve the number of people killed and disabled by snakes by 2030.

Woman accused of beating mom over game volume to stand trial

YOUNGWOOD, Pa. — A woman will stand trial on allegations she beat her mother and shaved her head because she thought the older woman was listening to the Pittsburgh Steelers' game too loudly on the radio.

Making history: Rihanna launches brand Fenty in Paris store

PARIS — Rihanna, the first black woman in history to head up a major Parisian luxury house, has unveiled her first fashion designs for Fenty at a pop-up store in Paris.
Officials: Last slave ship from Africa ID'd on Alabama coast

Officials: Last slave ship from Africa ID'd on Alabama coast

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Researchers working in the murky waters of the northern Gulf Coast have located the wreck of the last ship known to bring enslaved people from Africa to the United States, historical officials said Wednesday.
Army veteran indicted in California bomb plot against rally

Army veteran indicted in California bomb plot against rally

LOS ANGELES — A U.S. grand jury on Wednesday indicted an Army veteran in a plot to plant a bomb at a rally by white supremacists in California.
US officials: Plan may send up to 10,000 troops to Mideast

US officials: Plan may send up to 10,000 troops to Mideast

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon on Thursday will present plans to the White House to send up to 10,000 more troops to the Middle East, in a move to beef up defences against potential Iranian threats, U.S. officials said Wednesday.
Michigan AG: Lame-duck ballot drive law is unconstitutional

Michigan AG: Lame-duck ballot drive law is unconstitutional

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Michael Avenatti charged with defrauding Stormy Daniels

Michael Avenatti charged with defrauding Stormy Daniels

NEW YORK — Michael Avenatti, the attorney who rocketed to fame through his representation of porn star Stormy Daniels in her battles with President Donald Trump, was charged Wednesday with ripping her off.
Blackface photo investigation in Virginia hits a dead end

Blackface photo investigation in Virginia hits a dead end

NORFOLK, Va. — The mystery of whether Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam was in the racist yearbook photo that nearly destroyed his career remains unsolved.