Malaysia: Human traffickers' camps had 139 suspected graves
WANG KELIAN, Malaysia (AP) -- Malaysian authorities said Monday a cluster of abandoned jungle camps used by human traffickers contained 139 suspected graves as well as barbed-wire pens likely used to cage migrants, shedding more light on a regional trade that preyed on some of Southeast Asia's most desperate people....
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Spain leader blames austerity, scandals for election result
MADRID (AP) -- Spain's prime minister acknowledged Monday he was disappointed with his party's showing in local elections, which he attributed largely to austerity measures his government was compelled to take during Europe's recent debt crisis and a recent string of political scandals....
Yemeni politicians say UN peace talks indefinitely postponed
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- A United Nations-sponsored Yemeni peace conference that was to start Thursday in Geneva has been indefinitely postponed, officials said, as battles raged across the country....
Thousands flock to mass funeral for Saudi attack victims
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Tens of thousands of mourners poured into the streets of eastern Saudi Arabia on Monday to attend a mass funeral for victims of last week's suicide bombing attack at a Shiite mosque that was claimed by the Islamic State group, attendees said....
Knotty exhibit planned for pope symbolizes life's challenges
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A knotty exhibit being created for Pope Francis' upcoming trip to Philadelphia will honor the pontiff's teachings by letting visitors acknowledge the challenges in their daily lives....
Cops: Man fires BB gun at 11-year-old, said boy shot his son
MCKEESPORT, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania man shot an 11-year-old boy in the chest with a BB gun on a playground because he said the boy had previously shot his own young son with the same kind of weapon, authorities said Monday....
Neighbor arrested after fire damages vacant, occupied homes
MCKEESPORT, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities say a neighbor was arrested after a fire that damaged a vacant home and an occupied structure next door....
Husband, wife riding motorcycle killed in crash with SUV
FLEETWOOD, Pa. (AP) -- Police in eastern Pennsylvania say a collision between a motorcycle and a sport utility vehicle killed a husband and wife riding on the motorcycle....
Anglers urged to monitor live bait for juvenile Asian carp
LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- State fishery regulators are asking anglers to monitor live bait purchases for juvenile Asian carp....
Today is Memorial Day a federal holiday in the United States, remembering the people who died while serving in our country’s armed forces and which is observed every year on the last Monday in May. Formerly known as Decoration Day and originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the Union and Confederate soldiers killed in battle. Many people visit cemeteries and memorials this day, particularly to honor those who have perished in military service. While for others see it as the start of summer and vacation season.
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