NYC rape case prompts calls to close police sex loophole

 

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The 18-year-old woman was driving with two friends near Coney Island in September when the two plainclothes detectives pulled her over and found marijuana. The officers released the two male passengers, handcuffed the woman and told her she was under arrest, prosecutors say.

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Gorsuch deciding vote in key labor union funding case

WASHINGTON (AP) — America's union leaders are about to find out if they were right to fiercely oppose Neil Gorsuch's nomination to the Supreme Court as a pivotal, potentially devastating vote against organized labor.

  • Written by By MARK SHERMAN , Associated Press

Qatari envoy says both Israel and Gaza militants want calm

 

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A Qatari envoy said Monday that both Israel and Gaza militants want to contain cross-border violence that has flared in recent days, as he detailed a new emergency fund to aid the blockaded territory.

  • Written by By FARES AKRAM , Associated Press

Turkey warns it may hit Syrian troops in Kurdish enclave

BEIRUT (AP) — Turkey threatened on Monday to hit back at Syrian pro-government troops if they deploy in an enclave in northern Syria to protect a Kurdish militia that Ankara is battling there.

  • Written by By BASSEM MROUE and KARIN LAUB , Associated Press

No, Fidel Castro is not Canada PM Trudeau's father

A story claiming that Fidel Castro was the father of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is not true. The Canadian government denied it, Cuba has never claimed it and Trudeau's parents never visited Cuba until several years after Justin Trudeau was born.

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