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Alaska man pleads guilty in Florida airport shooting

MIAMI — An Alaska man pleaded guilty Wednesday in exchange for a life prison sentence in the Florida airport shooting that killed five people and wounded six, blaming his rampage on severe mental illness a psychologist said is now under control.

Air Force trainer jet crashes in Mississippi; 2 eject safely

COLUMBUS, Miss. — A U.S. Air Force training jet crashed Wednesday in northeast Mississippi with both pilots ejecting safely. The T-38C Talon II crashed about 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Columbus Air Force Base officials said in a statement.
FBI raids house, storage unit of former Ohio House speaker

FBI raids house, storage unit of former Ohio House speaker

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Federal agents searched former Republican Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger's southwest Ohio home and a nearby storage unit Wednesday, apparently part of an investigation into the money behind his international travel and lavish l
Pompeo 'very hopeful' N. Korea talks will still take place

Pompeo 'very hopeful' N. Korea talks will still take place

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday he was "very hopeful" that the U.S.-North Korean nuclear summit would take place as planned next month, although he laid the meeting's fate squarely on Kim Jong Un.
Macedonian court sentences former PM Gruevski to 2 years

Macedonian court sentences former PM Gruevski to 2 years

SKOPJE, Macedonia — A Macedonian criminal court sentenced former conservative prime minister Nikola Gruevski to two years in prison Wednesday for unlawfully influencing officials at the interior ministry over the purchase of a luxury bulletproof car.
3 more teens charged in death of Maryland police officer

3 more teens charged in death of Maryland police officer

PERRY HALL, Md. — Three more teens have been charged as adults with first-degree murder in the death of a Maryland police officer, authorities said Wednesday.
Trump seethes over Russia probe, calls for end to 'SPYGATE'

Trump seethes over Russia probe, calls for end to 'SPYGATE'

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump escalated his efforts to discredit the Russia investigation Wednesday, saying the FBI has been caught in a "MAJOR spy scandal" over its use of a secret informant to determine whether some of Trump's campaign aides

Pompeo: US will fight Russian interference in 2018 elections

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday the Trump administration will not tolerate Russian interference in the 2018 congressional midterm elections.
Militant Cuban exile Luis Posada Carriles has died

Militant Cuban exile Luis Posada Carriles has died

MIAMI — Former CIA operative and militant Cuban exile Luis Posada Carriles, who was accused of organizing a string of 1997 Havana hotel bombings and a 1976 Cuban airline bombing that killed 73 people, has died. He was 90.
Poland hails its first Man Booker International winner

Poland hails its first Man Booker International winner

WARSAW, Poland — Poland's deputy culture minister said Wednesday he is happy that author Olga Tokarczuk is the first Pole to win the prestigious Man Booker International Prize for fiction.