Waste landslide at Myanmar jade mining site kills 14

The bodies of jade scavengers who were killed in a landslide are covered in plastic and lined up at a hospital morgue Friday, May 4, 2018, in Hpakant, Kachine state in northern Myanmar. Hpakant is the epicenter of the world's best and lucrative jade mining industry that generated about $31 billion in 2015. (AP Photo)

BANGKOK (AP) — A landslide of a mound of mining waste killed at least 14 people Friday morning in northern Myanmar’s jade mining region, a local official said.

With Taj Mahal turning a bit green, Indian court gets mad

FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2017 file photo, Indian workers clean discoloration on the Taj Mahal caused by environmental pollution in Agra, India. The Taj Mahal, that shining white monument to love, is turning a little green and yellow because of air pollution and swarms of insects, and India’s Supreme Court is not pleased. The court has ordered officials to create a plan to ensure the Taj Mahal is properly cared for, and report back by Wednesday, May 9. While officials are cleaning the Taj’s exterior with a special clay, the lawyer who brought the case to the court says not enough is being done.(AP Photo/Manish Swarup, File)

NEW DELHI (AP) — The Taj Mahal, that shining white monument to love, is turning a little … green. And yellow. And black.

Economic chaos leaves many Venezuelans in the dark

In this April 18, 2018 photo, Jennifer Naranjo, 8 months pregnant, eats by the light of a shrinking candle stub, in La Chinita neighborhood, in Maracaibo, Venezuela. Naranjo's La Chinita neighborhood has gone without power since late March, when a transformer exploded. In Maracaibo scheduled blackouts eat up at least 11 hours a day, not counting unplanned failures. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

MARACAIBO, Venezuela (AP) — A month-long blackout in Jennifer Naranjo’s neighborhood in the Venezuelan port city of Maracaibo leaves her anxious. She’s eight months pregnant and passes hot, sleepless nights with no air conditioning, swatting away mosquitoes, worried about her unborn daughter’s future.

Explosion at barricade scene injures up to 8 officers

Emergency personnel walk near the scene of explosion and reported stand-off Wednesday, May 2, 2018 in North Haven, Conn. A house in Connecticut has exploded while police and a SWAT team were outside, responding to a report of a barricaded person. (Catherine Avalone/New Haven Register via AP)

NORTH HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A fiery explosion rocked a Connecticut town while police were negotiating with a man who had taken his wife hostage, leaving up to eight officers injured, officials said.

Giuliani: Trump paid back his lawyer for Daniels payment

FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2016 file photo, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani arrives at the Trump National Golf Club Bedminster clubhouse in Bedminster, N.J. President Donald Trump's new lawyer Rudy Giuliani said Wednesday, May 2, 2018, the president repaid attorney Michael Cohen for a $130,000 payment to porn star Stormy Daniels. Giuliani made the revelation during an appearance on Fox News Channel's "Hannity." (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump reimbursed his personal lawyer for $130,000 in hush money paid to a porn actress days before the 2016 presidential election, Rudy Giuliani, one of Trump’s attorneys, said Wednesday, appearing to contradict the president’s past claims that he didn’t know the source of the money.

Memo: Pruitt landlord’s husband sought EPA work for client

In this April 26, 2018 photo, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt removes his glasses as he testifies at a hearing of the House Appropriations subcommittee for the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, on Capitol Hil in Washington. The lobbyist whose wife rented a condo to Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt at $50 a night sought EPA committee posts for a lobbying client about the time Pruitt moved out, according to a newly released EPA memo. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The lobbyist whose wife rented a condo to Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt at $50 a night sought EPA committee posts for a lobbying client, according to a newly released EPA memo.

Iowa lawmakers send 6-week abortion ban to governor

In this Tuesday, May 1, 2018 photo, Rep. Brian Meyer of Polk County questions Representative Shannon Lundgren of Dubuque on the floor of the Iowa House as legislators debate the "heartbeat" bill at the state capitol in Des Moines. Republican lawmakers with control of the Iowa statehouse fast-tracked a bill early Wednesday that would ban most abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected, usually around six weeks of pregnancy, sending what could be the nation's most restrictive abortion legislation to the governor. (Zach Boyden-Holmes/The Des Moines Register via AP)

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Republican legislators sent Iowa’s governor a bill early Wednesday that would ban most abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected, usually around six weeks of pregnancy, propelling the state overnight to the front of a push among conservative statehouses jockeying to enact the nation’s most restrictive regulations on the procedure.

60-year-old C-130 that crashed in Georgia was on final trip

Flames and smoke rise from an Air National Guard C-130 cargo plane after it crashed near Savannah, Ga., Wednesday, May 2, 2018. (James Lavine via AP)

PORT WENTWORTH, Ga. (AP) — An aging C-130 Hercules that rescued and resupplied U.S. citizens after last year’s hurricanes crashed onto a highway in Georgia during what was supposed to be its final flight, killing all nine Puerto Ricans on board.

ETA declares end to armed fight for Basque homeland

FILE - In this file image made from video provided on Oct. 20, 2011, masked members of the Basque separatist group ETA raise their fists in unison following a news conference at an undisclosed location. Basque militant group ETA announces that it has 'dissolved all its structures' in letter to Spanish newspaper, it was reported on Wednesday, May 2, 2018. (Gara via AP, File)

MADRID (AP) — The Basque separatist group ETA said it has dismantled its organizational structure after a six-decade independence campaign that killed hundreds in Spain, taking the final step in disbanding after disarming last year and bringing an end to one of Europe’s bloodiest nationalist conflicts in recent times.

Armenian protest leader urges halt in demonstrations

Opposition lawmaker Nikol Pashinian gestures as he addresses his supporters in Republic Square in Yerevan on Wednesday, May 2, 2018. Pashinyan has urged his supporters to block roads, railway stations and airports on Wednesday after the governing Republican Party voted against his election as prime minister. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — The opposition lawmaker who has led weeks of mass demonstrations in Armenia called Wednesday for the protests to take a break after a surprising move by the ruling party appeared to clear the way for him to become prime minister.

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