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Hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls taken in mass abduction

LAGOS, Nigeria — Gunmen abducted 317 girls from a boarding school in northern Nigeria on Friday, police said, the latest in a series of mass kidnappings of students in the West African nation.
US implicates Saudi crown prince in journalist's killing

US implicates Saudi crown prince in journalist's killing

WASHINGTON — Saudi Arabia's crown prince likely approved the killing of U.S.-based journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, according to a newly declassified U.S. intelligence report released Friday.
NYC schools chancellor exits, citing virus' personal toll

NYC schools chancellor exits, citing virus' personal toll

New York City's Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza announced Friday he will step down, citing the coronavirus pandemic's personal toll on his family.
Breakout 'Borat' star Maria Bakalova conquers Hollywood

Breakout 'Borat' star Maria Bakalova conquers Hollywood

So what did YOU do at 5 a.m. after staying up all night for your prom? Maria Bakalova became a movie star.
US consumers rebound to boost spending 2.4% as income jumps

US consumers rebound to boost spending 2.4% as income jumps

WASHINGTON — Bouncing back from months of retrenchment, America's consumers stepped up their spending by a solid 2.
India's economy expands 0.4% in Oct.-Dec., ending recession

India's economy expands 0.4% in Oct.-Dec., ending recession

NEW DELHI — India’s economy expanded by a weaker-than-expected 0.
BA parent company books huge loss, pushes for digital passes

BA parent company books huge loss, pushes for digital passes

LONDON — The parent company of British Airways and Iberia on Friday said it lost 6.9 billion euros ($8.
NYT editor Bill Hamilton joining publisher Celadon Books

NYT editor Bill Hamilton joining publisher Celadon Books

NEW YORK — The Washington editor for The New York Times is joining Celadon Books as executive editor. Bill Hamilton will begin his new job April 5 and focus on acquiring books about politics and history.

Explosion strikes Israeli-owned ship in Mideast amid tension

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — An explosion struck an Israeli-owned cargo ship sailing out of the Middle East on Friday, an unexplained blast renewing concerns about ship security amid escalating tensions between the U.S. and Iran.
Lady Gaga's dog walker shot, French bulldogs stolen in LA

Lady Gaga's dog walker shot, French bulldogs stolen in LA

LOS ANGELES — Lady Gaga's dog walker was shot and two of the singer's French bulldogs were stolen in Hollywood during an armed robbery, police said. The singer is offering a $500,000 reward.