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Ex-caretaker of bone-strewn cemetery appears in court

Associated Press

A former cemetery caretaker has appeared in court to face charges that she allegedly allowed new graves to be placed over old graves and approved the disposal of old headstones and human remains.

UVM gets $15M gift for athletic facility upgrade

Associated Press

The University of Vermont is naming a new event center after a couple who donated $15 million to help fund the project that will include upgraded athletic facilities and host a variety of academic, social, cultural, and entertainment programming.

The Damascus sky lights up missile fire as the U.S. launches an attack on Syria targeting different parts of the capital early Saturday, April 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

U.S. preparing full troop withdrawal from Syria: report

- The Washington Times

The Trump administration is seriously considering withdrawing all American forces from Syria, Reuters and other news outlets reported Wednesday in a development that would mark a major shift in U.S. strategy in the region and in the years-long fight against the Islamic State.

Comment on Thai Miss Universe gown earns complaint to police

Associated Press

A Thai social media influencer who criticized a gown worn by her country's Miss Universe contestant could end up in court after another online personality filed a complaint with police charging that her thumbs-down fashion comment defamed the royal family.

European Commissioner for Euro and Social Dialogue Valdis Dombrovkis speaks during a media conference at EU headquarters in Brussels, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018. The European Commission says it has reached an agreement with Italy to avert action over the country's budget plans, which the EU's executive arm had warned could break euro currency rules. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

US cybersecurity firm: Hackers stole EU diplomatic cables

- Associated Press

Hackers have spent years eavesdropping on the diplomatic communications of European Union officials, a U.S. cybersecurity firm said Wednesday, an operation disrupted only after researchers discovered hundreds of intercepted documents lying around on the internet.