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Saturday, July 18, 2015
Uruguayan soccer legend, WCup winner Alcides Ghiggia dies at 88
Alcides Edgardo Ghiggia, who scored the winning goal in the final game of the 1950 World Cup to give Uruguay a stunning 2-1 victory over Brazil -- still recalled as Brazil's greatest defeat -- died on Thursday. He was 88.
Jury quickly convicts US theater shooter of murder
U.S. theater shooter James Holmes was convicted Thursday in the chilling 2012 attack on defenseless moviegoers at a midnight Batman premiere after jurors swiftly rejected defense arguments that the former graduate student was insane and driven to murder by delusions. He faces a possible death sentence.
The Palestinian students were greeted like celebrities upon arrival in Caracas. President Nicolas Maduro wore a kaffiyeh headdress and played up their symbolic importance during an address broadcast across the socialist South American country.
AP Exclusive: Palestinians withdraw from medical school in Venezuela
President Obama dispatched Vice President Joe Biden to the U.S. Congress for a second straight day Thursday in a bid to soothe skepticism about the historic nuclear deal with Iran, but Obama's Democratic Party remained wary.
The first of 15 mainland Chinese citizens indicted in a university entrance exam test-taking scandal pleaded guilty Thursday before a federal judge in Pittsburgh.
Friday, July 17, 2015
Mexico City's government imposed regulations on Wednesday for ride-booking applications such as Uber and Cabify, requiring them to get permits to operate and pay a fee following an uproar from taxi drivers.
Grand jury testimony brings up questions on Ethel Rosenberg guilt
Grand jury testimony from 1950, unsealed in the United States Wednesday, has called into question the outcome of one of the most sensational spy trials of the Cold War era.
Barack Obama takes on opponents of Iran nuclear deal
U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday confronted critics of the nuclear deal reached with Iran, saying they were at odds with "99 percent" of the world and had failed to offer any real alternative.
Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush, at 91 the oldest living former president, was being treated at a hospital early Thursday for a broken bone in his neck suffered in a fall and was wearing a brace.
Canada's provincial Northwest Territories government has been talking to pipeline companies about shipping crude oil through the Arctic, according to the territory's minister in charge of resource development.
  
  
  
  
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