In this March 7, 2017, file photo, the first of the large Boeing 737 MAX 9 models, Boeing's newest commercial airplane, sits outside its production plant in Renton, Wash.

Boeing halts test flights of new plane over engine issue

Boeing is suspending test flights of a new airliner because of a possible problem in the manufacturing of a key engine part.

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Rachel Palermo, widow of Thomas Palermo, reads a brief statement to the media after a parole hearing of Heather Cook, Tuesday, May 9, 2017, in Jessup, Md.

Driving drunk: Bishop who killed cyclist is denied parole

A former Episcopal bishop who struck and killed a cyclist in Baltimore while driving drunk will remain in prison after the Maryland Parole Commission rejected her plea for early release.

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This Dec. 11, 2011 file photoshows Panama's former strongman Manuel Noriega transported in a wheelchair, pushed by a police officer inside El Renacer prison, on the outskirts of Panama City.

Judge extends house arrest for Panama ex-dictator Noriega

A judge on Tuesday extended the house arrest conditions for former Panamanian strongman Manuel Noriega to one year following his surgery to remove a benign brain tumor.

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FILE- In this file photo dated Thursday April 3, 1997, Tony Blair leader of the British Labour Party during the launch of the party's election manifesto in central London, before the general election on May 1.  Blair was 43-years old  when he was elected

France's Macron joins ranks of world's youngest leaders

Emmanuel Macron, who is 39 years old, will join the ranks of the world's youngest leaders when he is inaugurated as president of France on Sunday.

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French President-elect Emmanuel Macron gestures during a victory celebration outside the Louvre museum in Paris, France, Sunday, May 7, 2017.

Joy, relief and rousing Louvre party for France's Macron

Screams of joy, sighs of relief and rousing dance music.

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In this photo released by the Nigeria State House, Nigeria President, Muhammadu Buhari, centre, meets with Chibok school girls recently freed from Nigeria Extremist captivity in Abuja, Nigeria, Sunday, May 7, 2017.

Nigeria leader meets Chibok girls, leaves for medical trip

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari expressed joy Sunday night at meeting with the 82 Chibok schoolgirls newly freed from Boko Haram extremists — then jolted the country by announcing he was leaving for London immediately for medical checkups as fears for his health continue.

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Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, right, shakes hands with German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier during a joint press conference in Jerusalem, Sunday, May 7, 2017.

German president says Israel ties solid despite recent spat

Germany's president said Sunday that despite recent disagreement the foundation of his country's relations with Israel remains solid — a reference to a recent diplomatic spat over an Israeli anti-occupation group.

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Incoming French president Emmanuel Macron prepares to speak after his victory in presidential runoff, at his campaign headquarters in Paris, Sunday, May 7, 2017.

Centrist Emmanuel Macron becomes France's youngest president

Ripping up France's political map, French voters elected centrist Emmanuel Macron as the country's youngest president ever Sunday, delivering a resounding victory to the unabashedly pro-European former investment banker and strengthening France's place as a central pillar of the European Union.

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Three defused WWII bombs sit on the bed of a truck in Hannover, northern Germany, Sunday, May 7, 2017. 50,000 people have been evacuated on Sunday.

'All clear' sounds in German city after WWII bombs defused

About 50,000 people are heading back to their homes in the northern German city of Hannover after bomb-disposal experts defused three World War II bombs discovered at a construction site.

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Lilian Tintori, wife of jailed opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez, left, and opposition leader Henrique Capriles, talk during a women's march against repression in Caracas, Venezuela

Protesters march in Venezuela, destroy Chavez statue

Women banged on pans and some stripped off their white shirts Saturday as they protested Venezuela's socialist government in an event the opposition billed as a "women's march against repression.

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President Donald Trump signs an executive order aimed at easing an IRS rule limiting political activity for religious organizations, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington.

Some pastors praise Trump order, others worry over integrity

President Donald Trump's order to ease limits on political activity by religious organizations is being met with both enthusiasm and dread from religious leaders, with some rejoicing in the freedom to preach their views and endorse candidates and others fearing the change will erode the integrity of houses of worship.

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U.S. President Donald Trump and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

Australian prime minister says Trump treated him like family

Australia's prime minister on Friday described his first meeting with President Donald Trump as "more family than formal," as the Australian ended a brief visit to New York planned to set the tone of bilateral relations with the Republican administration.

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Brown University President Christina Paxson applauds at left Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen following Yellen's speech during a conference at Brown in Providence, R.I., Friday, May 5, 2017.

Yellen says women still face challenges in workplace

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Friday that women have made major strides in the workplace in the past 125 years, but she expressed concern about barriers that are still holding women back today.

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Col. Gen. Sergei Rudskoi of the Russian General Staff, speaks to the media in the Defense Ministry in Moscow, Russia, Friday, May 5, 2017.

Russia-backed Syrian safe zones plan goes into effect

A deal hammered out by Russia, Turkey and Iran to set up "de-escalation zones" in mostly opposition-held parts of Syria went into effect in the early hours of Saturday.

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In this image taken from video made available by the Obama Foundation, former U.S President Barack Obama relays a message showing his support for French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron.

Obama endorses a French presidential candidate

Former President Barack Obama endorsed a candidate in the race for France's presidency on Thursday, taking his first dive back into international politics since leaving the White House in January.

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In this Thursday, June, 16, 2011 file photo Britain's Queen Elizabeth II with Prince Philip arrive by horse drawn carriage in the parade ring on the third day, traditionally known as Ladies Day, of the Royal Ascot horse race meeting at Ascot, England.

Prince Philip, 95, keeps calm but won't carry on royal duty

For decades, he has stood loyally at the side of Queen Elizabeth II and made thousands of solo appearances as well. He calls himself the world's most experienced unveiler of plaques.

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An Alitalia Airbus A320 is parked at the Linate airport in Milan, Italy.

Italy to loan Alitalia $650 million as it seeks a new buyer

Struggling Italian air carrier Alitalia entered its second period of bankruptcy protection in a decade on Tuesday with the government approving a 600 million-euro ($650 million) bridge loan to keep the airline operating as it seeks a new buyer.

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A TV screen shows images of the U.S. President Donald Trump, left, and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a news program at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, May 2, 2017.

US: NKorea's nukes may be a tactic for taking over SKorea

North Korea's nuclear weapons development may be designed to take over archrival South Korea and coerce the United States into abandoning its close ally, a senior White House official said Tuesday, questioning the North's stated purpose of warding off a U.S. invasion.

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Andras Fekete-Gyor, second right, chairman of the civic Momentum Movement and supporters attend the protest entitled

Hungary: Protesters reject government's closer Russia links

Thousands of protesters in Hungary rejected the government's growing ties to Russia on Sunday, the 13th anniversary of Hungary's European Union membership.

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel, left, is received by Saudi King Salman on her arrival to Jiddah, Saudi Arabia.

Germany's Merkel presses Saudi Arabia on refugees and rights

German Chancellor Angela Merkel met with Saudi Arabia's King Salman and his successors in her first visit to the kingdom in seven years, saying she pressed them on women's rights, the war in Yemen and other sensitive issues.

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This Feb. 16, 2017 photo supplied by Rocket Lab, shows the Electron rocket at the launch site on the Mahia Peninsula in the North Island of New Zealand. New Zealand has never had a space program but could soon be launching commercial rockets more often th

New Zealand space launch has nation reaching for the stars

New Zealand has never had a space program but could soon be launching commercial rockets more often than the United States. That's if the plans of California-based company Rocket Lab work out.


Judy O'Connor pushes her son, MBA graduate Marty O'Connor during commencement at Chapman University in Orange, Calif.

Mom who went to classes with quadriplegic son gets MBA

"I'm a geek. I love being in school," - Judy O'Connor

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