London looks set to elect first Muslim mayor

Conservative London mayoral candidate Zac Goldsmith (left) and his Labour counterpart Sadiq KhanLondon was on track to become the first EU capital with a Muslim mayor as voters went to the polls Thursday after a bitter campaign between Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives and the opposition Labour party. Labour lawmaker Sadiq Khan, a former government minister and son of a bus driver from Pakistan, is tipped to beat Conservative multimillionaire environmentalist Zac Goldsmith in the race to run the British capital.



US Coast Guard repatriates 52 would-be refugees to Cuba

Four Cuban migrants sit in their rustic sailing vessel prior to being interdicted by the Coast Guard in the Florida Straits and subsequently repatriated to Bahia de Cabanas, Cuba in March 2016The US Coast Guard over the last several days has sent back to Cuba 52 migrants intercepted trying to cross the Florida Straits to reach the United States, officials said Thursday. The Coast Guard repatriated the migrants to Bahia de Cabanas, Cuba on Wednesday, a Coast Guard statement said. "These repatriations are a result of three separate migrant interdictions at sea within the last week in the south Florida Straits," the statement said.



Alberta wildfire could cost insurers as much as C$9 billion: BMO

A wildfire in the Alberta city of Fort McMurray could cost insurers as much as C$9 billion, making it by far the costliest ever Canadian natural disaster, according to research by Bank of Montreal Capital Markets. BMO Capital Markets analyst Tom MacKinnon said that figure was a worst-case scenario based on a comparison to a wildfire in Slave Lake, Alberta in 2011. The bill for insurers was C$700 million in that fire, and the Fort McMurray fire is bigger and the properties more valuable.
"Flight of the Navigator" star charged with bank robbery

SECHELT, British Columbia (AP) — A man who starred in Disney's 1986 adventure flick, "Flight of the Navigator" when he was a child, has been charged in connection with a bank robbery in British Columbia.
Jury convicts Ron Paul aides of campaign finance violations

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Three campaign advisers to 2012 presidential candidate Ron Paul were convicted Thursday in a federal case alleging they conspired to cover up the campaign's payments to a former Iowa state senator who had agreed to endorse their boss.


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