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Female aide to secret police chief under Pinochet arrested in Australia, faces extradition to Chile

By Lukas Mikelionis

A former aide to the infamous chief of Chile's secret police force was arrested in Australia on Tuesday over her alleged involvement in a kidnapping during the military rule of Gen Augusto Pinochet.

Female aide to secret police chief under Pinochet arrested in Australia, faces extradition to Chile

By Lukas Mikelionis

A former aide to the infamous chief of Chile's secret police force was arrested in Australia on Tuesday over her alleged involvement in a kidnapping during the military rule of Gen Augusto Pinochet.

Christian adoption agency sues New York after state tries to shut it down

By Caleb Parke

A Christian adoption agency in Syracuse, New York is suing the state after it threatened to shut them down for a "discriminatory and impermissible" policy of placing each child with a married mother and father.

Officer's lawyers: No resentencing needed in fatal shooting

Lawyers for the white Chicago police officer convicted of murder for fatally shooting black teenager Laquan McDonald say prosecutors have no right to challenge his nearly 7-year prison term.

Cyprus to EU: Speed up granting name protection for halloumi

Cyprus is urging the European Union to speed up the process granting full name protection to halloumi cheese, the east Mediterranean island nation's top culinary export.

Cyprus to EU: Speed up granting name protection for halloumi

Cyprus is urging the European Union to speed up the process granting full name protection to halloumi cheese, the east Mediterranean island nation's top culinary export.

Wall Street, Seeking Big Tax Breaks, Sets Sights on Distressed Main Streets

By MATTHEW GOLDSTEIN and JIM TANKERSLEY

Hedge funds and other wealthy investors are plowing money into so-called opportunity zone funds, a creation of the 2017 tax law that provides incentives for spending on projects in poor areas.

She Fought for Stronger Sexual Abuse Laws. Her Son Was the Reason.

By RICK ROJAS

For years, Margaret Markey, a former assemblywoman, pushed for the Child Victims Act, which recently passed. She was driven by her son’s own incident of abuse.

Threatening U.S., Putin Promises Russians Both Missiles and Butter

By NEIL MacFARQUHAR

President Vladimir V. Putin, facing falling popularity, talked of huge social spending and updated weapons. He did not say how he would pay for it all.

Shopping Guide: Shopping for Coat Trees

By TIM McKEOUGH

The newest ones aren’t just for coats — and they’re as eye-catching as they are functional.

Wisconsin school ends cheerleading awards for body parts

A Wisconsin school district official says its high school will no longer hand out cheerleading awards that are based on a girl's physical attributes, including largest breasts or buttocks.

US Education Secretary DeVos to visit struggling SC schools

By MEG KINNARD

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is visiting a South Carolina area known as the "Corridor of Shame" due to its underperforming schools.

'Firefall' makes glowing return to Yosemite National Park, visitors say recent snow leaves conditions 'unsafe'

By Travis Fedschun

The spectacle of the setting sun that transforms a waterfall in Yosemite National Park into a glowing "firefall" returned this week -- but those looking to make the trek are being warned about current conditions after heavy snow this winter.

Lithuania detains 26, including judges, in corruption probe

A Lithuanian official says 26 people, including eight judges in different courts, have been detained in a corruption probe, suspected of "large-scale bribery, trading in influence and abuse of powers in the court system."

Lithuania detains 26, including judges, in corruption probe

A Lithuanian official says 26 people, including eight judges in different courts, have been detained in a corruption probe, suspected of "large-scale bribery, trading in influence and abuse of powers in the court system."

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