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  1. Pakistani police prevent clerics’ rally against blasphemy

    03.24 / 10:03 seattletimes.com SeattleTimes-World
    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani police have blocked a rally by clerics in Islamabad seeking to press their calls for the death of social media activists accused of insulting Islam. Security forces sealed off and surrounded the Red Mosque and the home of the leader, Maulana Abdul Aziz, preventing his followers from staging the gathering on […
  2. French defense chief: Battle for Syria’s Raqqa within days

    03.24 / 08:56 seattletimes.com SeattleTimes-World
    PARIS (AP) — France’s defense minister says the battle by international forces to take back the Islamic State group’s de facto capital of Raqqa in Syria will start in the coming days. Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Raqqa is a “major objective” for the U.S.-led coalition trying to quash IS extremists in Syria and […
  3. British police reveal more details of Parliament attacker

    03.24 / 08:56 seattletimes.com SeattleTimes-World
    LONDON (AP) — Khalid Masood, who attacked Britain’s Parliament, killing four people and wounding some 50, was born Adrian Russell Ajao, London’s top counterterror officer said Friday. Mark Rowley revealed the name in a briefing outside Scotland Yard in which he also announced two more “significant” arrests had been made. That brings the total number […
  4. House sets risky health care vote after Trump demands it

    03.24 / 07:50 seattletimes.com SeattleTimes-World
    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a gamble with monumental political stakes, Republicans set course for a climactic House vote on their health care overhaul after President Donald Trump claimed he was finished negotiating with GOP holdouts and determined to pursue the rest of his agenda, win or lose. House Speaker Paul Ryan set the showdown for […
  5. Bye, Michigan — time for new lovable underdogs Xavier, SC

    03.24 / 06:46 seattletimes.com SeattleTimes-World
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Thanks, Michigan. It was fun while it lasted. So who’s going to be the lovable underdog in the NCAA Tournament now? Take your pick: Xavier or South Carolina. The Musketeers are a No. 11 seed after losing their starting point guard to a knee injury in late January and finishing […
  6. Photo gallery: New Hong Kong leader, as anointed by Beijing

    03.24 / 06:46 seattletimes.com SeattleTimes-World
    HONG KONG (AP) — On Sunday morning, a select group of tycoons, business leaders, politicians and trade and industry group representatives will gather in a cavernous exhibition center to vote for the next leader of Hong Kong. Three candidates are on the ballot but there’s little uncertainty about who the winner will be, with China’s […
  7. All Aboard! Maryland women ride rails to NCAA regional

    03.24 / 06:46 seattletimes.com SeattleTimes-World
    ABOARD AMTRAK REGIONAL 174 (AP) — Brenda Frese always wants to give her team new experiences. So Maryland’s coach decided to have the Terrapins take the train instead of a bus to Connecticut on Thursday for the NCAA Tournament regional. “So many of them had never ridden the train before and it was an opportunity […
  8. A round-trip flight just for the view — the Southern Lights

    03.24 / 06:46 seattletimes.com SeattleTimes-World
    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — They took an eight-hour flight just to look out the airplane’s window, but it was an extraordinary view. A charter plane that left Dunedin, New Zealand, late Thursday flew close to the Antarctic Circle to give the eager passengers an up-close look at the Aurora Australis, or Southern Lights. Otago […
  9. Ohio school-funding suit leaves mark after 20 years

    03.24 / 05:41 seattletimes.com SeattleTimes-World
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Twenty years after the first decision in Ohio’s landmark school-funding lawsuit, hundreds of new school buildings dot the landscape and the notion of what constitutes an adequate education is regularly debated in U.S. state capitals. Experts say those are two of the most lasting impacts of DeRolph v. State, a lawsuit […
  10. Police shoot, critically wound armed man in Washington, DC

    03.23 / 23:00 seattletimes.com SeattleTimes-World
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Authorities say police in Washington, D.C., shot and critically wounded an armed man who confronted them. Acting Police Chief Peter Newsham said at a news conference Wednesday night that officers responding to a call about a shooting that evening confronted the man with a gun in an apartment building. He says there […
  11. Lawmakers reject plan to expand casinos in North Dakota

    03.23 / 21:53 seattletimes.com SeattleTimes-World
    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Republicans who control the North Dakota House rejected their leader’s plan Thursday to more than double the number of casinos in the state, a push some lawmakers viewed as a threat of payback against American Indian tribes for protesting the Dakota Access oil pipeline. Under the proposal by Majority Leader Al […