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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1, 2016



The scene of a bomb attack on an hotel in Mogadishu, Somalia, on Wednesday, June 1, 2016. The attack took place on the Ambassador hotel, which is often frequented by government officials and business executives. (Farah Abdi Warsameh / AP)

Somalia hotel attack kills 2 parliament members, 4 others

MOGADISHU, Somalia – Somalia’s Islamic extremist rebels, al-Shabab, stormed a hotel in the capital Wednesday evening, killing at least six people and taking a number of hostages, police said. The scene at the Ambassador Hotel, frequented by government officials and ...

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This Aug. 21, 2015, file photo shows an EgyptAir Airbus A320 with the registration SU-GCC taking off from Vienna International Airport, Austria. Egypt's Civil Aviation Ministry said Wednesday, June 1, 2016 that a French ship has picked up signals from deep under Mediterranean Sea, presumed to be from black boxes of the EgyptAir Airbus A320 with the registration SU-GCC that crashed last month, killing all 66 passengers and crew on board. (Thomas Ranner / AP)

Ship detects signals from crashed EgyptAir plane’s black box

A French ship searching the Mediterranean has detected black box signals from a missing EgyptAir flight in the waters between the Greek island of Crete and the Egyptian coast, a development that could help solve the mystery of why the aircraft crashed into the sea last month, killing all 66 on board.

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People are escorted by emergency personnel away from the scene of a fatal shooting at the University of California, Los Angeles, Wednesday, June 1, 2016, in Los Angeles. (Ringo H.W. Chiu / AP)

Two dead in murder-suicide on UCLA campus

LOS ANGELES – Hundreds of heavily armed officers swarmed the sprawling UCLA campus Wednesday following a shooting that forced thousands to barricade themselves in classrooms and offices, some using belts and chairs to secure doors, until authorities determined the gunman ...

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TUESDAY, MAY 31, 2016

California man held on $1 million bail after alleged attempt to drug date

LOS ANGELES – The Santa Monica Police Department on Monday identified a man accused of attempting to drug his date’s unattended drink, according to three women dining in the same restaurant. Michael Hsu was arrested Thursday in connection with the incident at Fig restaurant, according to Santa Monica Police Lt. Saul Rodriguez. Hsu remains in custody on $1 million bail.

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An Afghan woman stands behind the broken head of a statue Monday at the west terminal of an abandoned old airport, which is used as a shelter for over 3,500 migrants, in southern Athens. (Petros Giannakouris / Associated Press)

Mediterranean Sea disasters leave more than 1,000 dead

GENEVA – The treacherous Mediterranean Sea crossing from Libya to Italy claimed the lives of at least 1,083 migrants over the past week – mostly because smuggling boats foundered and sank, despite calm seas and sunny skies, a migration agency said Tuesday, citing new accounts from survivors. The staggering death toll could foreshadow more disasters in coming months as the region gears up for the traditional summer-fall spike in human trafficking, as the weather improves and seas grow warmer. Aid officials say it also suggests that Libyan smuggling gangs are using even riskier tactics to profit from the torrent of people desperate to reach the safety and economic promise of Europe.

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In this May 27, 2016, file photo, Alaysia Carr spins around as she dances under a fountain-like spray of water coming from a fire hydrant as neighborhood children cool off from temperatures in the high 80s, in Flint, Mich. Scientists say municipal water in Flint has gotten much better in recent months and is safe for handwashing, showering and bathing. (Jake May / Flint Journal-MLive.com via AP)

Scientists: Flint water quality safe for bathing, showering

Municipal water in Flint, Michigan, has improved significantly and is safe for bathing and showering, although people should continue filtering the water before drinking it, scientists said Tuesday. Marc Edwards, a Virginia Tech engineering professor whose testing last summer confirmed ...

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