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  • Libyan lawmakers oust prime minister in no-confidence vote

    Libyan lawmakers oust prime minister in no-confidence vote
    CAIRO -- Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan was ousted Tuesday in a parliamentary vote of no confidence on the heels of a confrontation with a breakaway militia that sought to bypass the weak government and sell oil on its own. Lawmakers named the defense...
  • Oscar Pistorius trial: Missing watch taints police investigation

    Oscar Pistorius trial: Missing watch taints police investigation
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Police investigating the shooting of model and lawyer Reeva Steenkamp by her boyfriend, South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius, had to open another investigation into themselves -- over the disappearance of a valuable watch...
  • SXSW 2014: Lil Wayne, EDM and the future of African digital music

    “If I forgot anybody, sorry, I just smoked before I came out here,” Lil Wayne said to guffaws from the overflowing room at the Austin Convention Center during the 2014 South by Southwest festival. “Shoutout to Willie Nelson.”...
  • Freebie Friday: Iced coffee, and other free stuff this week

    Freebie Friday: Iced coffee, and other free stuff this week
    Welcome to Freebie Friday, where everything here is free. Find free food, events, museums, attractions, music, art exhibits, galleries, and more, absolutely free.   FREEBIE SPOTLIGHT Free Iced Coffee Day--On Wednesday, March 19 participating Dunkin&...
  • In Georgia, a Senate race is central to Democrats' hopes

    MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga.— In an Atlanta hotel ballroom, Republican candidates vying for one of this year's most competitive Senate seats sparred recently over who could best impress a mostly white, conservative-leaning audience. Among the contenders:...
  • South African stocks set for more modest gains this year: Reuters poll

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's stock market is set to rise by a modest 5 percent this year but will be held back in the first half by slowing Chinese demand for resources and as a rebound in the rand curbs overseas earnings, a Reuters poll...
  • Emanuel gets first challenger: old-school pol Shaw

    Emanuel gets first challenger: old-school pol Shaw
    A challenger has emerged to Mayor Rahm Emanuel in next year’s re-election campaign, and it’s not the lakefront liberal or progressive stalwart that City Hall critics had hoped would be the standard bearer. Instead, it’s Robert Shaw, an...
  • Louis G. Hecht, sign company owner

    Louis G. Hecht, sign company owner
    Louis G. Hecht, an owner of the Triangle Sign Co. and an antiques appraiser who immersed himself in Baltimore's classic jazz scene, died of congestive heart failure Saturday, his 92nd birthday, at Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center & Hospital. He lived...
  • Sun's Lexington Market coverage is one-sided [Letter]

    Sun's Lexington Market coverage is one-sided [Letter]
    The Sun's coverage of Lexington Market has been one-sided and, in my opinion, borders on being racist ("Baltimore, merchants seek relief for a beleaguered Lexington Market," March 8). I am a teacher at Polytechnic Institute. Every year for more than...
  • Oscar Pistorius retches as his murder trial hears autopsy evidence

    PRETORIA, South Africa -- Oscar Pistorius bent over in his seat and retched violently at his murder trial Monday as a pathologist graphically detailed the wounds that killed the double-amputee Olympic runner’s girlfriend. It was by all appearances...
  • Egypt central bank governor says foreign reserves to continue to rise

    CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's Central Bank governor Hisham Ramez said on Wednesday he expects the country's foreign currency reserves to continue growing despite continued political and economic turmoil. The reserves, which plummeted after a 2011 uprising...