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Gunmen kill at least 58 in attack on Niger market sellers

NIAMEY, Niger — Gunmen on motorcycles attacked a group of civilians returning from market day in a volatile corner of Niger, leaving at least 58 people dead and then burning granaries to the ground, the government said Tuesday.

Washington state, Canada try to kill Asian giant hornets

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Wildlife officials in Washington state have said British Columbia and U.S. federal and state agencies will work together to track, trap and eradicate Asian giant hornets in the Pacific Northwest.
Venezuelan teen sells drawings on Twitter to buy food

Venezuelan teen sells drawings on Twitter to buy food

BARQUISIMETO, Venezuela — Samuel Andrés Mendoza carefully chooses from dozens of colored pencils spread out on his kitchen table, humming a reggaeton song as he deftly applies contrast to the Dragon Ball anime character taking shape on his sketch pad
Original 'SNL' player's memoir looks back in fondness, humour

Original 'SNL' player's memoir looks back in fondness, humour

LOS ANGELES — If Laraine Newman recounted only her experiences as an original “Saturday Night Live” player — a storied ensemble that included Gilda Radner and John Belushi — she’d have plenty of memoir material.

Assistant principal accused in homecoming court vote fraud

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Ford partners with U-M on robotics research, new building

Ford partners with U-M on robotics research, new building

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Digit marches on two legs across the floor of the University of Michigan’s Ford Motor Co. Robotics Building, while Mini-Cheetah — staccato-like — does the same on four and the yellow-legged Cassie steps deliberately side-to-side.
Nokia to cut up to 10,000 jobs to ramp up R&D in 5G race

Nokia to cut up to 10,000 jobs to ramp up R&D in 5G race

HELSINKI — Wireless network maker Nokia says it is planning to cut up to 10,000 jobs, or over 10% of its staff, to reduce costs as it invests in research and development and tries to cement its role as a key supplier of 5G technology.

NatWest unit faces criminal charge in money laundering case

LONDON — National Westminster Bank has been charged with violating money laundering laws in relation to 365 million pounds ($505 million) deposited into a single customer’s accounts over a period of five years, Britain’s financial regulator said Tues
Spike Lee to head Cannes Film Festival jury

Spike Lee to head Cannes Film Festival jury

NEW YORK — Spike Lee, who was set to lead last year's jury for the Cannes Film Festival that was ultimately cancelled by the pandemic, will preside over this year's jury instead.
2 dead, 2 injured as car drives hits pedestrians in Germany

2 dead, 2 injured as car drives hits pedestrians in Germany

BERLIN — A car drove into a group of people at a pedestrian crossing in the eastern German city of Leipzig on Tuesday, killing two and leaving another two seriously injured, police said. They described it as an accident.