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  • 100 gas tanks: Extremists in Spain planned massive attack - BARCELONA, Spain (AP) -- Police put up scores of roadblocks across northeast Spain on Sunday in hopes of capturing a fugitive suspect from the 12-member Islamic extremist cell that staged two vehicle attacks and plotted much deadlier carnage using explosives favored by Islamic State militants....
  • Attack victims came from around world to celebrate Barcelona - BARCELONA, Spain (AP) -- The victims of attacks in Barcelona and a nearby resort came from around the world and across generations - a Canadian with an adventurous spirit, a Portuguese woman celebrating her 74th birthday, a 3-year-old Spanish boy enjoying a day out with his family....
  • Comedian, civil rights activist Dick Gregory dies - LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Dick Gregory, the comedian and activist and who broke racial barriers in the 1960s and used his humor to spread messages of social justice and nutritional health, has died. He was 84....
  • Turkish political refugees flock to Germany, seeking safety - BERLIN (AP) -- The Turkish judge sits in a busy cafe in a big German city. Thirteen months ago, he was a respected public servant in his homeland. Now he is heartbroken and angry over the nightmarish turn of events that brought him here....
  • Massive counterprotest upstages Boston "free speech rally" - BOSTON (AP) -- Thousands of demonstrators chanting anti-Nazi slogans in a public rejection of white nationalism upstaged a small group in Boston that planned a "free speech rally" a week after a violent clash rocked Virginia and reverberated across the U.S....
  • Iraq launches operation to take back IS-held town near Mosul - BAGHDAD (AP) -- U.S.-backed Iraqi forces on Sunday launched a multi-pronged assault to retake the town of Tal Afar, west of Mosul, marking the next phase in the country's war on the Islamic State group....
  • Grace Mugabe returns to Zimbabwe despite assault claim - HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- The wife of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe returned home from South Africa on Sunday despite calls that she be prosecuted for allegedly assaulting a young model at a luxury hotel in Johannesburg....
  • Duke University removes damaged Robert E. Lee statue - DURHAM, N.C. (AP) -- Duke University removed a statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee early Saturday after it was vandalized amid a national debate about monuments to the Confederacy....
  • Researchers find wreckage of WWII-era USS Indianapolis - WASHINGTON (AP) -- Civilian researchers say they have located the wreck of the USS Indianapolis, the World War II heavy cruiser that played a critical role in the atomic bombing of Hiroshima before being struck by Japanese torpedoes....
  • French designer in costly dispute over Pitt-Jolie chateau