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  • 10 Things to Know for Thursday

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday: 1. HOW TSARNAEV HOPES TO AVOID DEATH SENTENCE IN BOSTON BOMBING The defendant's lawyer concedes he committed the crime — but argues that...
  • Not so fast: China box-office growing, but not yet bigger than U.S.

    There’s been some chatter in Hollywood about headlines out of China that suggest the mainland box-office haul in February for the first time surpassed that of the U.S. A Chinese entertainment research house, EntGroup, sent tongues wagging with a...
  • China stocks lead Asia lower after annual growth target cut

    Chinese stocks led Asian markets lower on Thursday after the country's leaders cut the annual growth target for the world's No. 2 economy. KEEPING SCORE: Hong Kong's Hang Seng fell 0.6 percent to 24,309.53 and the Shanghai Composite Index in mainland...
  • After Ebola ban, N. Korea opens marathon to foreigners

    After lifting travel restrictions it imposed because of concerns over the Ebola virus, North Korea says foreigners can now take part in one of its most popular tourist events — the annual Pyongyang marathon, a travel agency said Thursday. Even...
  • Former Delaware ag secretary leads trade mission

    Federal officials say Delaware's former agriculture secretary is leading a government trade mission to Southeast Asia. Michael Scuse now serves as undersecretary for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. He will lead representatives from six state ag...
  • Connecticut soldiers to deploy to Afghanistan, Guantanamo

    About 90 Connecticut soldiers are deploying to Afghanistan and Guantanamo, Cuba. About 35 soldiers of the Middletown-based 143rd Regional Support Group will provide command, control and administration to base life support operations in Afghanistan. Maj....
  • Singapore sentences 2 Germans to caning for vandalism

    Singapore on Thursday sentenced two German men to three strokes of a rattan cane and nine months in prison after they were found guilty of vandalizing a public train carriage, according to court documents. The two men were identified as 22-year-old...
  • North Korea plans to attend University Games in South Korea

    North Korea plans to send a team to this year's University Games in South Korea, organizers said Thursday. The news comes as North Korea is angrily reacting to this week's start of annual South Korea-U.S. military drills that the North calls a...
  • Myanmar police drag away protesting factory workers

    Police say they have detained more than a dozen factory workers, who were demanding higher wages and better working conditions, in a protest that follows a crackdown on students outside Myanmar's biggest city. The detentions came when about 100 workers...
  • U.S. ambassador in South Korea recovering after bloody attack

    U.S. ambassador in South Korea recovering after bloody attack
    Mark Lippert, the U.S. ambassador to South Korea, was being treated for non-life-threatening injuries Thursday after being attacked in Seoul by an assailant carrying a blade, officials said. Lippert, 42, who was taken to Kangbuk Samsung Hospital,...
  • Blocked runway at Nepal airport strands thousands of people

    Nepal's only international airport remained closed for a second day Thursday, forcing the cancellation of all flights to and from foreign destinations and stranding thousands of passengers. The only runway at Kathmandu's Tribhuwan International Airport...