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Rampage mirrors threats made on YouTube video

GOLETA, Calif. (AP) — The gunman fired for 10 minutes in streets where university students were walking, biking and skateboarding in the beach community near Santa Barbara, picking off people one by one in a deadly rampage that chillingly mirrored threats made on a YouTube video posted that same night. Seven people were killed in all, including the shooter.


Officials: Bungled explosion kills 3 in Nigeria

JOS, Nigeria (AP) — A bungled bomb killed three people, including a suicide bomber, in Nigeria's Jos city Saturday night, a police official said, four days after twin car bombs blamed on Islamic extremists killed at least 130 people in the central city.

Real Madrid wins Champions League

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Real Madrid's record 10th European title will be written down as a 4-1 victory over Atletico Madrid. In reality, "La Decima" was a lot harder to come by.


A look at deadliest college-related US shootings

A gunman went on a nighttime rampage near the University of California, Santa Barbara, that killed six people and left seven others wounded, authorities said Saturday. Deputies found the gunman dead with a gunshot wound to the head.


Pope blasts arms dealers at start of Mideast trip

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Pope Francis denounced arms dealers and appealed Saturday for an urgent end to the Syrian civil war as he began his three-day trip to the Middle East with an emotional meeting with refugees from Syria and Iraq who have fled to Jordan.


3 people killed in shooting at Brussels Jewish Museum

By Justyna Pawlak and Robert-Jan Bartunek BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Two women and a man were killed and one person seriously injured during a shooting at the Jewish Museum in central Brussels on Saturday, with Belgian officials saying anti-Semitic motives could not be ruled out. A spokeswoman for Brussels prosecutors office said there was no clear information about the perpetrator, although a fire brigade official said earlier that the shooter had driven up to the museum, gone inside and fired shots. Everything is possible," Ine Van Wymersch told a news conference. "We know that the location, the Jewish Museum in Brussels, makes one think of it being an anti-Semitic attack, but we do not have enough to confirm this is the case." Belgium's interior minister, Joëlle Milquet, was quoted by the RTBF Belgian television station, saying: "It's a shooting ... at the Jewish Museum ... All of this can lead to suspicions of an act of anti-Semitism." Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in a statement from his office, strongly condemned the killings.


Obama to discuss foreign policy crisis in West Point address

President Obama will use his commencement speech at West Point this week to defend his handling of an ever-widening array of foreign policy crises and outline top national security goals for his fast-shrinking time in office, officials say.


Attorney: son suspected in shooting rampage

GOLETA, Calif. (AP) — A Hollywood director and his family believe his son is responsible for a shooting rampage near a Santa Barbara university campus, an attorney for the director said Saturday.


Putin: West ignores Russia's interests in Ukraine

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — President Vladimir Putin accused the West on Saturday of ignoring Russia's interests in Ukraine, in particular by leaving open the possibility that Ukraine could one day join NATO.


Pope opens Mideast trip lamenting Syrian conflict

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Pope Francis denounced arms dealers and appealed Saturday for an urgent end to the Syrian civil war as he began his three-day trip to the Middle East with an emotional meeting with refugees from Syria and Iraq who have fled to Jordan.

VIPs pour into Florence to fete Kardashian-Kanye

FLORENCE, Italy (AP) — Hollywood celebrities are adding star power to the Renaissance splendor of Florence, as VIPs arrive for what is rumored to be the wedding of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West in a 16th-century fort.


Egypt's el-Sissi seeks ties with US on his terms

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's likely next president, retired military chief Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, says ties with the United States will improve after elections next week, confident that a strong show of public support will prove to the Americans that Egyptians wanted his ouster of the country's elected president, which threw relations between the two allies into their worst strains ever.


Thai coup leaders summon academics, journalists

In a chilling move apparently aimed at neutralizing critics and potential opposition, Thailand's new army junta on Saturday ordered dozens of outspoken activists, academics and journalists to surrender ...


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