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Putin: NGO ‘foreign agent’ law can be ‘improved’

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin says he would welcome “improving” a controversial law on non-governmental organizations that activists say is aimed at stamping out dissent. Putin told the G20 Civil Summit on Friday that he wanted…
(CBS42)

Mandela remains in serious but stable condition

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Nelson Mandela is spending a third day in a hospital where the former president is being treated for a recurring lung infection. There was no update Monday morning from the office of President Jacob Zuma,…
In this Jan. 11, 2012 file photo, Joran van der Sloot looks back from his seat after entering the courtroom for the continuation of his murder trial at San Pedro prison in Lima, Peru. The convicted Dutch murderer is planning nuptials with a Peruvian woman in the prison where he's serving a 28-year sentence. His attorney Maximo Altez tells The Associated Press they are awaiting permission from penal authorities for a wedding within two weeks in Piedras Gordas prison. (AP Photo/Karel Navarro, File)

Wedding bells for Van der Sloot in Peru prison

Convicted Dutch murderer Joran van der Sloot is in love and planning to marry a Peruvian woman in the prison where he's serving a 28-year sentence, his lawyer said Friday.…
(CBS42)

Rescuers save newborn from sewer pipe in China

A newborn boy is recovering in a Chinese hospital after being rescued from a sewage pipe below a squat toilet by firefighters, who sawed off an L-shaped section and then delicately dismantled it to free the trapped baby.…
(WIAT-CBS42 Stephen Hauck)

Helping Honduras

A local mission organization is preparing to travel to Central America in a few weeks, to offer assistance in one of the poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere. That group includes a young engaged couple, who felt the calling to join the team.…
(CBS42)

Spacewalking repair halts station leak – for now

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Astronauts making a rare, hastily planned spacewalk replaced a pump outside the International Space Station on Saturday in hopes of plugging a serious ammonia leak. …
Gip's Place

Famous backyard blues joint under fire

BESSEMER, Ala. (WIAT) – It’s been called the last juke joint in the state and Gip’s Place put Bessemer on the map for music tourists. Now the city is t...…