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MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. — A New Jersey woman pleaded guilty Monday to her role in concocting a feel-good tale about a homeless man rescuing her from the side of a highway in order to scam 14,000 donors out of $400,000 in GoFundMe contributions. Katelyn McClure pleaded guilty in state Superior Court to...

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NEW YORK — A Florida man who pleaded guilty to sending pipe bombs to prominent critics of President Donald Trump will be sentenced in August rather than September. U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff on Monday set an Aug. 5 date to determine the penalty for Cesar Sayoc after his lawyer said Sayoc was...

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‘EVERYTHING IS BURNING’: Massive blaze at Notre Dame Cathedral could be linked to reno

PARIS — A catastrophic fire engulfed the upper reaches of Paris’ soaring Notre Dame Cathedral as it was undergoing renovations Monday, threatening one of the greatest architectural treasures of the Western world as tourists and Parisians looked on aghast from the streets below. France’s...

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Johnny Depp’s lawyer is maintaining the actor’s innocence following the emergence of video footage showing his ex-wife Amber Heard making allegations of domestic violence against him. Earlier this year, the Pirates of Caribbean actor filed a US$50-million defamation lawsuit against ex-wife, who...

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FRANKFURT — German prosecutors have indicted former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn and four others on charges of fraud and unfair competition, saying he failed to prevent the manipulation of engine software that let Volkswagen cars cheat on diesel emission tests. Prosecutors in Braunschweig said...

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BOSTON — Actress Lori Loughlin, her fashion designer husband Mossimo Giannulli and other prominent parents are pleading not guilty in the college admissions bribery scam. Loughlin and Giannulli said in court documents filed Monday they are waiving their right to appear in court for an arraignment...

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DALLAS — Police in Dallas have arrested a 29-year-old man in the brutal beating of a transgender woman in an attack that was caught on cellphone video. Dallas police say Edward Thomas was arrested at about 9:30 p.m. Sunday “for his role” in the attack. He was jailed on suspicion of aggravated...

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BEIJING — The only known female member of one of the world’s rarest turtle species has died at a zoo in southern China, officials said Sunday. The animal was one of four Yangtze giant softshell turtles known to be remaining in the world. The Suzhou zoo, where the female turtle lived, also houses...

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ROCKVILLE, Md. — Prosecutors have dropped a criminal case against a Maryland woman who was charged with assaulting White House counsellor Kellyanne Conway during a confrontation last year at a restaurant in a Washington suburb. A trial for Mary Elizabeth Inabinett, 63, of Chevy Chase, was...

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COPENHAGEN — Bibi Andersson, the Swedish actress who starred in classic films by compatriot Ingmar Bergman, including The Seventh Seal and Persona, has died. She was 83. Andersson died on Sunday, said Martin Frostberg, spokesman for the Swedish Film Institute said. The state-funded institute said...

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Canadian tourist dies in zipline accident in Thailand: Report

CHIANG MAI, Thailand — A Canadian tourist has died in Thailand after falling from a popular zipline on Saturday, according to a local media report. The Bangkok Post says the 25-year-old Canadian man fell from the Flight of the Gibbon zipline in Chiang Mai province in the late morning. The outlet...

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‘Shazam!’ bests newcomers with US$25.1M second weekend

NEW YORK — A rush of newcomers couldn’t shake Shazam! from the top spot, as the superhero comedy led the box office for the second straight weekend with US$25.1 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday. Lionsgate’s Hellboy reboot, the animated Laika Studios release Missing...

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12 BOXES OF PORN GONE: Man sues parents for US$87Gs for trashing ‘Big Bad Grannys,’ other adult films, mags

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — An Indiana man is suing his parents for getting rid of his vast pornography collection, which he estimates is worth US$29,000. The 40-year-old man last week filed a lawsuit in federal court in Michigan, where he moved in with his parents in 2016 following a divorce. He says...

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ODDS ON DIANA: Britons bet on name of Harry, Meghan’s baby

LONDON — Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, may be keeping plans about their impending baby under wraps, but that hasn’t stopped everyone in Britain from trying to guess the gender and the name of their first child. If Britain’s bookmakers are to be believed, it’s definitely a...

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Mark Stone powers Golden Knights past Sharks

LAS VEGAS — After losing in the Stanley Cup Final last June, the Vegas Golden Knights looked to bolster their forward depth by trading for Max Pacioretty and signing Paul Stastny before the season. At the trade deadline, they dealt for Mark Stone. Those moves that formed one of the most productive...

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Trump builds unmatched $40 million reelection war chest

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign is set to report that it raised more than $30 million in the first quarter of 2019, edging out his top two Democratic rivals combined, according to figures it provided to The Associated Press. The haul brings the campaign’s cash on hand...

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Columbus Blue Jackets extended their stunning post-season mastery of the Tampa Bay Lightning, beating the NHL’s best team 3-1 on Sunday night and moving to within a game of sweeping the playoff series. Matt Duchene, Oliver Bjorkstrand and Cam Atkinson scored, and Sergei...

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