Letter foretold Japan rampage that killed 19 disabled people

SAGAMIHARA, Japan (AP) — A young Japanese man went on a stabbing rampage Tuesday at a facility for the mentally disabled where he had been fired, police said, killing 19 people months after he gave a letter to Parliament outlining the bloody plan and saying all disabled people should be put to death.

  • Written by MARI YAMAGUCHI, Associated Press YURI KAGEYAMA, Associated Press

2 attackers slay priest in Normandy church, are shot dead

PARIS (AP) — Two attackers seized hostages Tuesday in a church near the Normandy city of Rouen, killing a priest by slitting his throat before being shot and killed by police, French officials said.

  • Written by ANGELA CHARLTON, Associated Press

Verizon buys Yahoo for $4.83B, marking end of an era

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Verizon is buying Yahoo for $4.83 billion, marking the end of an era for a company that once defined the internet. 

  • Written by By MICHAEL LIEDTKE and TALI ARBEL AP Technology Writers

Philippine leader declares ceasefire with communist rebels

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte declared a unilateral cease-fire with communist guerrillas effective immediately Monday and asked the rebels to do the same to end decades of deadly fighting and foster the resumption of peace talks.

  • Written by JIM GOMEZ, Associated Press TERESA CEROJANO, Associated Press

Band of monkeys raid Thai polling place, tear up voter lists

BANGKOK (AP) — Election officials in northern Thailand think they can buy off a gang of monkey vandals with fresh fruit and vegetables, after about 100 macaques tore up voter lists publicly posted ahead of next month's referendum on a proposed constitution.

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