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Massive Beirut blast kills more than 70, injures thousands

Massive Beirut blast kills more than 70, injures thousands

BEIRUT — A massive explosion rocked Beirut on Tuesday, flattening much of the city's port, damaging buildings across the capital and sending a giant mushroom cloud into the sky.
Tropic storm Isaias whips up eastern US, killing at least 6

Tropic storm Isaias whips up eastern US, killing at least 6

WINDSOR, N.C. — At least six people were killed as Tropical Storm Isaias spawned tornadoes and dumped rain Tuesday along the U.S.
Husband of DA charged with pulling gun on protesters in LA

Husband of DA charged with pulling gun on protesters in LA

LOS ANGELES — The husband of Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey has been charged with pointing a gun at Black Lives Matter members who demonstrated outside the couple’s home the day before she faced a primary election in March.
Judge sentences ex-MSU coach to jail in Nassar-related case

Judge sentences ex-MSU coach to jail in Nassar-related case

LANSING, Mich. — A former Michigan State University head gymnastics coach was sentenced Tuesday to 90 days in jail for lying to police during an investigation into former Olympic and university doctor Larry Nassar.
3 men rescued from Pacific island after writing SOS in sand

3 men rescued from Pacific island after writing SOS in sand

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Three men have been rescued from a tiny Pacific island after writing a giant SOS sign in the sand that was spotted from above, authorities say.
EU regulators investigating Google's plan to buy Fitbit

EU regulators investigating Google's plan to buy Fitbit

LONDON — European Union regulators opened an in-depth investigation Tuesday into Google's plan to buy fitness tracking device maker Fitbit. The EU's executive commission said it was concerned the deal would entrench the U.S.
Family tells AP: Iran abducted California man while in Dubai

Family tells AP: Iran abducted California man while in Dubai

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A California-based member of an Iranian militant opposition group in exile was abducted by Iran while staying in Dubai, his family said Tuesday.

Experts: Obstacles to charging police in Breonna Taylor case

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Malaysia police raid Al Jazeera's office, seize computers

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Malaysian police raided the office of news broadcaster Al Jazeera and two local TV stations on Tuesday, seizing computers as part of an investigation into a documentary on undocumented migrants that enraged the government.
Ben Samuel shares lessons learned from 'Dating Around'

Ben Samuel shares lessons learned from 'Dating Around'

NEW YORK — Ben Samuel hasn’t had any heart-to-hearts with Chris Harrison or asked dozens of eager women, “Will you accept this rose?” But that hasn’t stopped much of the internet from crowning the “Dating Around” participant as reality TV’s most elig