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at 21:01 on May 22, 2015, EDT.

Hundreds line up for Las Vegas public viewing of blues legend B.B. King

LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Marilyn and Tommy Burress knew when they heard blues legend B.B. King had died that they had to pay their final respects.


at 20:58 on May 22, 2015, EDT.

US says Myanmar should share responsibility for Rohingya boat people crisis

YANGON, Myanmar - Navy ships were scouring Southeast Asian waters for boats believed to be carrying thousands of migrants with little food or water, and a top U.S. diplomat said Myanmar needs to shoulder some responsibility for the crisis. That's something it has been reluctant to do.


at 20:38 on May 22, 2015, EDT.

Extremists from Islamic State hunt down Syrian troops, Assad loyalists after seizing town

BEIRUT - Islamic State group militants hunted down Syrian government troops and loyalists in the newly captured town of Palmyra, shooting or beheading them in public as a warning, and imposing their strict interpretation of Islam, activists said Friday.


at 16:23 on May 22, 2015, EDT.

Mexican official says about 40 dead in large shootout with suspects in cartel territory

MEXICO CITY - A Mexican official says about 40 people have been killed in large-scale firefight between law enforcement and criminal suspects in western Mexico.


at 19:38 on May 22, 2015, EDT.

Man convicted in death of Chandra Levy expected to get new trial

WASHINGTON - A man convicted of killing Washington intern Chandra Levy is expected to get a new trial after government attorneys on Friday said the "interests of justice" would best be served by one.


at 19:27 on May 22, 2015, EDT.

2 California men charged with conspiring to aid terror group, buying air ticket for 1 to fight

SANTA ANA, Calif. - Two California men arrested by the FBI aspired to join the Islamic State group and bought a plane ticket for one of them to travel to Turkey with the hope of becoming a martyr, federal prosecutors said Friday.


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