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TV news reporter found shot to death in Honduras

Monday, 8:35 PM

Forensic workers, relatives and law enforcement officials stand next to the site where the body of TV reporter Herlyn Espinal was found in in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, Monday, July 21, 2014. Espinal was 32 and worked for a news program on Channel 3 television in San Pedro Sula, long considered the most violent city in Honduras, which in turn is the country with the highest murder rate in the world: 90.4 per 100,000 inhabitants. (AP Photo)TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — The body of a television reporter was found in Honduras on Monday a day after he went missing. He had been shot twice.


Top Asian News at 3:30 a.m. GMT

Monday, 8:32 PM

HRABOVE, Ukraine (AP) — Bowing to international pressure, pro-Moscow separatists released a train packed with bodies and handed over the black boxes from the downed Malaysia Airlines plane, four days after it plunged into rebel-held eastern Ukraine. With body parts decaying in sweltering heat and signs that evidence at the crash site was mishandled, anger in Western capitals has mounted at the rebels and their allies in Moscow. Their reluctant cooperation will soothe mourning families and help investigators, but may do little to reconcile the East-West powers struggling over Ukraine's future.

Berlusconi, freed from sex-trial woes, dreams of political comeback

Monday, 7:43 PM

File photo of former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi in RomeSilvio Berlusconi's acquittal in a high-profile sex-for-hire case has boosted the former Italian prime minister's determination to revive his political career, despite his growing isolation in the corridors of power. The media magnate is now rumoured to be attempting to rekindle relations with his former right-hand man and prodigy, Interior Minister Angelino Alfano, who broke ties in November to set up his own party, the "New Centre Right" (NCD). "In a certain sense Berlusconi has never been out of the game. A friendship deal would boost the right wing -- which fared badly in the European elections -- and possibly help put Berlusconi back on the political map after a series of legal scandals which saw him ousted from parliament last year.


Clinton: US, Europe should get tough on Russia

Monday, 7:41 PM

Hillary Rodham Clinton signs copies of her new book "Hard Choices" at the Common Good Books store, Sunday July 20, 2014 in St Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/The Star Tribune, Jerry Holt)WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton said Monday that the U.S. and Europe should work together to develop tougher sanctions on Russia while she backed President Barack Obama's calls for a thorough investigation into the passenger jet that was shot down last week over Ukraine.


Witness: Sterling needs Clippers sale to pay debts

Monday, 9:27 PM

FILE - In this Dec. 19, 2011 file photo, Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling watches the Clippers play the Los Angeles Lakers during an NBA preseason basketball game in Los Angeles. The future of the Clippers is closer to decision as testimony resumes Monday, July 21, 2014, in a probate trial over whether a deal negotiated by Donald Sterling's estranged wife to sell the team for $2 billion is authorized under a Sterling family trust. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — The chief financial officer of Donald Sterling's properties said Monday that the billionaire may be forced to sell a large portion of his real estate empire to cover $500 million in loans if he persists in refusing to sell the Los Angeles Clippers for $2 billion.


Sterling, Ballmer discuss possible Clippers deal: source

Monday, 7:39 PM

Los Angeles Clippers NBA basketball team owner Donald Sterling attends the Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly HillsBy Eric Kelsey LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Embattled Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling on Monday met with former Microsoft Corp Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer to discuss a possible settlement over Sterling's opposition to the $2 billion sale of the basketball team, a source close to the case said. Ballmer met with Sterling for 90 minutes at the 80-year-old real estate billionaire' s request, but the talks did not resolve Sterling's opposition to the deal brokered by his estranged wife, the source said. Sterling and his wife, Shelly Sterling, are locked in a court battle over whether Sterling has legal standing to block the NBA-record sale to Ballmer.


Detroit retirees vote in favor of pension cuts

Monday, 9:38 PM

FILE - In a May 30, 2014 file photo, Detroit emergency manager Kevyn Orr speaks with reporters after addressing the Mackinac Policy Conference on Mackinac Island, Mich. In the little more than a year since Orr made Detroit the largest U.S. city to seek bankruptcy protection, it has experienced a wide range of improvements that will factor into Judge Steven Rhodes' decisions during next month's bankruptcy trial. A major piece of the bankruptcy puzzle could fall into place Monday, July 21, 2014, with the expected release of the results of a vote by creditors, including more than 30,000 retired and current city workers, on whether to accept millions of dollars in cuts. (AP Photo/David Eggert, File)DETROIT (AP) — Workers and retirees approved pension cuts in Detroit's bankruptcy by a landslide, the city reported Monday, a crucial step to emerging from the largest municipal insolvency in U.S. history.


Witness: Sterling needs Clippers sale to pay debts

Monday, 9:27 PM

FILE - In this Dec. 19, 2011 file photo, Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling watches the Clippers play the Los Angeles Lakers during an NBA preseason basketball game in Los Angeles. The future of the Clippers is closer to decision as testimony resumes Monday, July 21, 2014, in a probate trial over whether a deal negotiated by Donald Sterling's estranged wife to sell the team for $2 billion is authorized under a Sterling family trust. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — The chief financial officer of Donald Sterling's properties said Monday that the billionaire may be forced to sell a large portion of his real estate empire to cover $500 million in loans if he persists in refusing to sell the Los Angeles Clippers for $2 billion.


China orders nationwide probe of meat supplier

Monday, 7:47 PM

In this photo taken Saturday, May 21, 2011, a giant logo of fast food restaurant McDonald's is displayed at a train station in Shenyang in northern China's Liaoning province. McDonald’s and KFC in China faced a new food safety scare Monday, July 21, 2014 after a Shanghai television station reported a supplier sold them expired beef and chicken. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)BEIJING (AP) — China's food safety agency on Tuesday announced a nationwide inspection of processing factories and meat suppliers used by a company accused of selling expired beef and chicken to McDonald's and KFC.


Rebels release train with bodies from downed jet

Monday, 7:29 PM

A Malaysian investigator takes a black box from Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 as it is handed over from Donetsk People's Republic officials to Malaysian representatives in the city of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine Tuesday, July 22, 2014. Bowing to international pressure Monday, pro-Moscow separatists released a train packed with bodies and handed over the black boxes from the downed Malaysia Airlines plane, four days after it plunged into rebel-held eastern Ukraine. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)HRABOVE, Ukraine (AP) — Bowing to international pressure, pro-Moscow separatists released a train packed with bodies and handed over the black boxes from the downed Malaysia Airlines plane, four days after it plunged into rebel-held eastern Ukraine.


Genetic mapping triggers new hope on schizophrenia

Monday, 8:36 PM

FILE - This 2013 file photo provided by Cardiff University shows Dr. Michael O'Donovan, deputy director of the MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics at Cardiff University School of Medicine in Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom. Scientists have pinpointed more than 100 spots in our DNA code linked to the risk of schizophrenia, lighting up some little-known pathways that make the mysterious disease tick. (AP Photo/Cardiff University School of Medicine)WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists have linked more than 100 spots in our DNA to the risk of developing schizophrenia, casting light on the mystery of what makes the disease tick.


Poor teens' health may benefit from top schools

Monday, 8:00 PM

CHICAGO (AP) — Disadvantaged teens may get more than an academic boost by attending top-notch high schools — their health may also benefit, a study suggests.