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Sicilian Mafia 'boss of bosses' Toto Riina dies at 87

Nov 17, 2017

Sicilian Mafia 'boss of bosses' Toto Riina dies at 87

Former "boss of bosses" Toto Riina, one of the most feared godfathers in the history of the Sicilian Mafia, died early Friday after battling cancer, Italian media reported. Riina, who had been serving 26 life sentences and is thought to have ordered more than 150 ...

Final death toll from London's Grenfell Tower fire is 71

Nov 17, 2017

Final death toll from London's Grenfell Tower fire is 71

London police on Thursday gave a final death toll for the Grenfell Tower high-rise fire, putting the number killed at 71 including a stillborn baby. The Metropolitan Police force said the final two victims were identified this week and they are confident no one remains ...

Anne Frank foundation buys her family home in Amsterdam

Nov 17, 2017

Anne Frank foundation buys her family home in Amsterdam

The foundation maintaining the Amsterdam house where Anne Frank hid from the Nazis during World War II said Thursday that it had bought another property where her family lived from 1934 to 1942. But the Anne Frank Foundation said it had no plans to convert ...

California opens way for larger marijuana fields

/ Nov 17, 2017

California opens way for larger marijuana fields

California released long-awaited rules Thursday that will govern the state's emerging legal marijuana industry, while potentially opening the way for larger-scale cultivation that some fear could strangle small-farm growers. The thicket of emergency regulations will allow the state to begin issuing temporary licenses for growers, ...

Nov 17, 2017

U.S. issues warning about Christmas terror threat in Europe

The United States on Thursday updated its advice to travelers heading for Europe, warning of an increased terrorist threat over the Christmas and New Year holiday season. Washington has a long-standing warning to its citizens to beware extremist attacks in European cities, and in recent ...