Spain rescues 600 migrants in Mediterranean in 24 hours

MADRID — Spain’s maritime rescue service says it has rescued some 600 migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea from Morocco in the past 24 hours, making it one of its busiest days so far this year. The service said it rescued five migrants early Thursday in the Strait of Gibraltar. On Wednesday, its vessels…

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Bundesliga top flight set for its first female referee

BERLIN — After a decade in Germany’s second division, Bibiana Steinhaus will make Bundesliga history this season by becoming the first woman to referee in the country’s top flight. The 38-year-old police officer is among four referees to have been promoted by the German football federation (DFB) into the league’s elite group of 24. “For…

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‘Outdoors Bandit’ suspect nabbed trying to board Belgium jet

SALT LAKE CITY — A suspect in more than a half-dozen Idaho and Utah bank robberies nicknamed the “Great Outdoors Bandit” has been arrested at Los Angeles International Airport where authorities said he was trying to board a flight bound for Belgium. Federal prosecutors said Monday Josue Daniel Alfaro was taken into custody on Sunday.…

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UK says it may seek ‘temporary’ customs union with EU

LONDON — Britain says it might seek to remain in a customs union with the European Union for a time to avoid border chaos after leaving the bloc. The Department for Exiting the European Union said Tuesday that there could be “a temporary customs union between the U.K. and the EU.” And it said a…

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Girl, 8, killed as car plows into French pizzeria

French police say an eight-year-old girl was killed and at least five people were injured when a driver slammed his car into the sidewalk cafe of a pizza restaurant in a small town east of Paris. An official with the national gendarme service said the driver was arrested soon after the incident Monday night in…

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The Latest: Officials: Car drove into patrons intentionally

PARIS — The Latest on the car that drove into the sidewalk outside a pizza restaurant in France (all times local): 10:11 p.m. French officials say the driver who steered into patrons of a pizza restaurant east of Paris clearly acted intentionally, but they have no reason so far to suspect a terrorist motive. A…

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The Latest: UK cyber-expert pleads not guilty in US case

MILWAUKEE — The Latest on the U.S. case against a British cybersecurity researcher accused of creating a malware program (all times local): 10:15 a.m. A British cybersecurity researcher credited with helping curb a recent worldwide ransomware attack has pleaded not guilty to federal charges accusing him of creating malicious software to steal banking information in…

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