Barry Cadden, center, arrives at the federal courthouse in Boston, before scheduled closing arguments in his trial.

Pharmacy boss blamed for meningitis outbreak gets 9 years

The co-owner of a pharmacy responsible for the deaths of 76 people was sentenced Monday to nine years in prison after he tearfully apologized to victims who described watching their loved ones die or enduring excruciating physical pain from a 2012 nationwide fungal meningitis outbreak caused by contaminated steroids.

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Elizabeth Wettlaufer is escorted by police from the courthouse in Woodstock, Ont.

Canada nurse gets life for killing 8 people in her care

A former nurse convicted of killing eight elderly people in her care was sentenced Monday to life imprisonment without possibility of parole for 25 years.

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A boat races towards the sinking El Almirante ferry at a reservoir in Guatape, Colombia, Sunday, June 25, 2017. After suspending their search overnight due to a lightning storm, scuba divers mid-morning Monday had pulled a seventh body from the underwater

9 still missing after tourist boat sinks in Colombia

Scuba divers on Monday continued their search for bodies from a submerged boat in Colombia as authorities turned their attention to what led the tourist ferry to sink with more than 150 passengers on board, leaving at least seven people dead and nine missing.

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Pakistan army soldiers stands guard while rescue workers examine the site of an oil tanker explosion at a highway near Bahawalpur, Pakistan, Sunday, June 25, 2017. An overturned oil tanker burst into flames in Pakistan on Sunday, killing more than one hun

Over 150 dead as overturned fuel truck explodes in Pakistan

Alerted by an announcement over a mosque's loudspeaker that an overturned tanker truck had sprung a leak, scores of villagers raced to the scene with fuel containers Sunday to gather the oil.

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Dorney Tower, part of the Chalcots Estate in the borough of Camden, north London, Sunday June 25, 2017.

UK: All samples from high-rise towers fail fire safety tests

The list of high-rise apartment towers in Britain that have failed fire safety tests grew to 60, officials said Sunday, revealing the mounting challenge the government faces in the aftermath of London's Grenfell Tower fire tragedy.

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Britain's Prince Harry speaks to people during his visit to Chatham House, the Royal Institute of International Affairs, in London.

Prince Harry once 'wanted out' of Britain's royal family

Prince Harry says he once "wanted out" of the British royal family.

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Camden Council workers talk to residents outside Dorney block, part of the Chalcots Estate in the borough of Camden, north London.

UK fire safety crisis expands; Hundreds evacuated in London

Britain's fire-safety crisis expanded substantially Saturday as authorities revealed that 27 high-rise apartment blocks across the country have cladding that failed fire safety tests.

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Emergency personnel and local people work at the site of a landslide in Xinmo village in Maoxian County in southwestern China's Sichuan Province, Saturday, June 24, 2017.

15 bodies found after landslide buries scores in China

Crews searching through the rubble left by a landslide that buried a mountain village under tons of soil and rocks in southwestern China on Saturday found 15 bodies, but about 100 more people remained missing.

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Indian Muslim children gather around a photograph of U.S. President Donald Trump during the inauguration of Trump Sulabh Village, in Maroda, India, Friday, June 23, 2017.

Toilet charity gets Indian village to take on Trump name

A charity that provides toilets to poor Indians is leading an effort to rename a tiny northern village after President Donald Trump, saying the gesture is meant to honor relations with the U.S. and draw support for better sanitation in India.

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FILE - In this March 21, 2017 file photo, workers prep poultry at the meatpacking company JBS in Lapa, Brazil. In a major blow to Brazil, the United States on Thursday, June 22, 2017 announced the immediate suspension of all imports of beef products from

Brazil to try to reverse US ban on Brazil meat

Brazil's agriculture minister plans to travel to the United States to try to reverse the American ban of beef imports from Latin America's biggest country.

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FILE - In a Friday, March 3, 2006 file photo, Brendan Dassey is escorted out of a Manitowoc County Circuit courtroom, in Manitowoc, Wis.

Judges: 'Making a Murderer' confession improperly obtained

The confession of a Wisconsin inmate featured in the Netflix series "Making a Murderer" was improperly obtained and he should be retried or released from prison, a three-judge federal appeals panel ruled Thursday.

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Timothy Wiley, FBI public affairs specialist, holds a photo Amor Ftouhi after a news conference in Detroit, Thursday, June 22, 2017.

Stabbing suspect was caretaker, studied insurance sales

The man charged with stabbing a police officer at the Flint airport in a possible act of terrorism was a part-time caretaker at the Montreal apartment building where he lived and had once studied to sell insurance, people who knew him said Thursday.

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, right, and Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis appear at news conference.

US: China needs to exert 'much greater pressure' on NKorea

The United States said Wednesday that China has a responsibility to exert much greater pressure on North Korea to prevent escalating tensions with a government that ignores the law and "provokes and provokes and provokes."

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People attend a vigil at Finsbury Park Mosque, in north London, Tuesday June 20, 2017.

London copes with deep divisions after 3 attacks, tower fire

The cars still zip over London Bridge at their typical fast clip, drawing little obvious attention.

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Belgian police evacuate people at the Grand Place square near Central Station in Brussels after a reported explosion on Tuesday, June 20, 2017.

Suspect shot after explosion at Brussels train station

Soldiers shot a suspect after a small explosion at the central Brussels train station Tuesday night, a spokeswoman for the city prosecutor's office said.

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Members of the federal police show a bust relief portrait of Nazi leader Adolf Hitler at the Interpol headquarters in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Friday, June 16, 2017.

Hidden trove of suspected Nazi artifacts found in Argentina

In a hidden room in a house near Argentina's capital, police believe they have found the biggest collection of Nazi artifacts in the country's history, including a bust relief of Adolf Hitler, magnifying glasses inside elegant boxes with swastikas and even a macabre medical device used to measure head size.

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People take part in a vigil at Finsbury Park in north London, where a vehicle struck pedestrians in north London Monday, June 19, 2017.

When Muslims are attacked, Trump often slow to speak out

President Donald Trump has yet to condemn an attack on Muslim worshippers in London, the latest instance in which he has appeared slower to speak out about violence when Muslims are the victims.

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In this picture released by the Iranian state-run IRIB News Agency on Monday, June 19, 2017, a missile is fired from city of Kermanshah in western Iran targeting the Islamic State group in Syria.

Tensions rise in Syria as Russia, Iran send US warnings

Russia on Monday threatened aircraft from the U.S.-led coalition in Syrian-controlled airspace and suspended a hotline intended to avoid collisions in retaliation for the U.S. military shooting down a Syrian warplane.

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In this Saturday, June 17, 2017, photo, the container ship ACX Crystal with its left bow dented and scraped after colliding with the USS Fitzgerald in the waters off the Izu Peninsula earlier in the day, is berthed at the Oi Container Terminal in Tokyo.

Search for 7 Navy sailors ends after bodies found on ship

The mother of a U.S. Navy sailor who survived a direct hit to his sleeping berth during a collision at sea said her son kept diving back down to try to save his shipmates until the flooded berth began running out of air pockets, while others — believing the ship was under attack — hurried to man the guns.

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Burnt cars block the road between Castanheira de Pera and Figueiro dos Vinhos, central Portugal, Sunday, June 18 2017.

Raging forest fire kills 61 in Portugal; many as they fled

A raging forest fire in central Portugal sent flames sweeping over roads, killing at least 61 people, many of them trapped in their cars as they tried to flee, officials said Sunday.

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Puerto Rico resident Michelle Flandez caresses her two-month-old son, Inti Perez, diagnosed with microcephaly linked to the mosquito-borne Zika virus, in Bayamon, Puerto Rico.

Zika birth defects in US territories similar to other places

A report released Thursday shows Zika had about the same impact on birth defects in Puerto Rico and other U.S. territories as it did in other places hit by the epidemic.

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Aramazd Andressian Sr. appears in court Tuesday, June 27, 2017, in Las Vegas.

Man accused in missing son's slaying denies trying to flee

A California father told a judge on Tuesday that he wasn't hiding from authorities when he was arrested in Las Vegas, and will not fight his transfer in custody to Los Angeles to face a murder charge in the disappearance of his 5-year-old son.

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