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STRASBOURG, France | France: Shooting suspect evades police for 2nd day

STRASBOURG, France — French police conducted an intense but ultimately fruitless search Thursday in the Strasbourg neighborhood where a suspected gunman who killed three people and wounded 13 near a popular Christmas market was last seen. Security forces, including the elite Raid squad, took action in the Neudorf neighborhood based on “supposition only” that 29-year-old … Continue reading STRASBOURG, France | France: Shooting suspect evades police for 2nd day

WASHINGTON | AP Interview: Jones says farmers scared by Trump’s tariffs

WASHINGTON — Democratic Sen. Doug Jones says President Donald Trump‘s talk of tariffs is sparking questions and anxiety back home in Alabama, including from soybean farmers who are “scared to death.” Jones said Wednesday in an Associated Press interview that even in deep-red Alabama people are starting to question whether Trump’s “nationalistic approach” on tariffs … Continue reading WASHINGTON | AP Interview: Jones says farmers scared by Trump’s tariffs

PRISTINA, Kosovo | Kosovo police arrest 4 Serbs, sparking protests in the north

PRISTINA, Kosovo — Tensions in Kosovo rose again Friday after police arrested three ethnic Serbs, including two police officers, early Friday on suspicion of involvement in the killing earlier this year of a leading Serb politician in the north of the country. The three men were arrested in the Serb-dominated town of Mitrovica, 40 kilometers … Continue reading PRISTINA, Kosovo | Kosovo police arrest 4 Serbs, sparking protests in the north

ST. LOUIS | The Latest: Police say woman was killed for refusing sex

ST. LOUIS  — The Latest on the investigation into a fatal attack at a religious supplies store near St. Louis (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Authorities say a woman who was killed at a suburban St. Louis religious supplies store earlier this week refused her attacker’s demands to “perform deviant sexual acts on him.” Detectives … Continue reading ST. LOUIS | The Latest: Police say woman was killed for refusing sex

BYROMVILLE, Ga. | Rail cars fall from Georgia overpass; no injuries reported

BYROMVILLE, Ga. — CSX Railroad says an evacuation has been lifted in a small Georgia town where 30 train cars derailed, including some that tumbled from an overpass onto a highway. It happened around 7 a.m. Saturday in Byromville, roughly 55 miles south of Macon. CSX says in a news release that four of the … Continue reading BYROMVILLE, Ga. | Rail cars fall from Georgia overpass; no injuries reported

PHILADELPHIA | Stranded camel entertains motorists along snowy roadway

PHILADELPHIA — The surprisingly powerful winter storm that swept across Pennsylvania brought some surprising sights with it, including a camel stranded along a snowy roadway. Motorists traveling about 40 miles (64 kilometers) north of Philadelphia started tweeting about the camel and posted video on social media. An organization called Jewish Philly says it was their … Continue reading PHILADELPHIA | Stranded camel entertains motorists along snowy roadway

JERUSALEM | The Latest: Gaza fisherman 1st fatality since cease-fire

JERUSALEM— The Latest on the cease-fire between Israel and Gaza’s Hamas rulers (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Palestinian officials say a Gaza fisherman has been killed by Israeli fire in northern Gaza Strip. The fishermen’s union says the 20-year-old man was working Wednesday on the beach near the land maritime fence separating Gaza from Israel … Continue reading JERUSALEM | The Latest: Gaza fisherman 1st fatality since cease-fire

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. | Florida official with checkered past in eye of vote storm

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — At the center of Florida’s vote recount storm is an elections supervisor with a checkered past whose Democratic-dominated county has been the target of protests and accusations, including by President Donald Trump, that something fraudulent is afoot. Lawyers for Republican Gov. Rick Scott, who is in a razor-thin Senate race with … Continue reading FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. | Florida official with checkered past in eye of vote storm

GENEVA | UN rights chief urges halt to Rohingya repatriation plan

GENEVA  — The U.N. human rights chief says Bangladesh’s government should halt plans to repatriate more than 2,200 Rohingya Muslims to Myanmar, saying such a move would endanger their lives. Michelle Bachelet’s comments are among the strongest yet from a top U.N. official about the planned repatriation this week of some Rohingya to Myanmar. More … Continue reading GENEVA | UN rights chief urges halt to Rohingya repatriation plan

PHILADELPHIA | Alexander Hamilton descendant loans heirlooms to museum

PHILADELPHIA — The fifth great-grandson of Alexander Hamilton loaned some family heirlooms, including a ring that has a lock of his hair inside, to the Museum of the American Revolution Monday. Douglas Hamilton was in Philadelphia to give the artifacts to the museum to be featured as part of the museum’s “Year of Hamilton” in … Continue reading PHILADELPHIA | Alexander Hamilton descendant loans heirlooms to museum

BALTIMORE | Bishops will delay votes on steps to combat sex abuse crisis

BALTIMORE — In an abrupt change of plans, the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops opened the group’s national meeting Monday by announcing it will delay for at least several months any action on proposed new steps to address the clergy sex abuse crisis that is rocking the church. Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of … Continue reading BALTIMORE | Bishops will delay votes on steps to combat sex abuse crisis

TOKYO | SoftBank mobile unit to go for IPO raising some $20 billion

TOKYO — Japanese technology company SoftBank Group Corp. will carry out an initial public offering of its Japanese mobile subsidiary, set for Dec. 19. The Tokyo Stock Exchange approved the listing of 1.6 billion shares of SoftBank Corp. Monday, at 1,500 yen ($13) a share, raising potentially more than 2 trillion yen ($20 billion). Founded … Continue reading TOKYO | SoftBank mobile unit to go for IPO raising some $20 billion

ROME | Rome mayor found not guilty in case of City Hall appointment

ROME — Rome’s embattled mayor was found not guilty Saturday of a charge of lying over a City Hall appointment, ending a months-long trial that had threatened her political career. Mayor Virginia Raggi hugged her lawyers after the judge read the verdict finding no crime had been committed in the appointment of a city tourist … Continue reading ROME | Rome mayor found not guilty in case of City Hall appointment

PETRA, Jordan | Jordan opens shelter as flash flood death toll climbs to 12

PETRA, Jordan— The death toll from flash floods in Jordan rose to 12 on Saturday and the kingdom’s main tourist attraction, the ancient city of Petra, was closed for cleanup after what local officials said was the biggest deluge in the area in decades. Friday’s floods struck several areas of Jordan. Rescuers continued the search … Continue reading PETRA, Jordan | Jordan opens shelter as flash flood death toll climbs to 12

WASHINGTON | Democrats vow action on gun control after Calif. shooting

WASHINGTON — Newly ascendant Democrats are promising congressional action on gun control amid a rash of mass shootings, including a late-night assault at a California bar that killed 12 people. Measures including expanded background checks and a ban on assault-style weapons are likely to reach the House floor when Democrats retake control after eight years … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Democrats vow action on gun control after Calif. shooting

PARIS | 6 arrested in suspected plot to attack French leader Macron

PARIS — French security agents have arrested six people on preliminary terrorism charges for allegedly plotting to attack French President Emmanuel Macron, according to a French judicial official. The official, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss the allegations, said intelligence agents detained the six in three widely scattered regions, including the Alps, Brittany and … Continue reading PARIS | 6 arrested in suspected plot to attack French leader Macron

MADRID | Spain finds 17 dead migrants, 100 survivors in Mediterranean

MADRID  — Spain’s maritime rescue service says at least 17 people have died trying to reach Spain in boats departing from North Africa. The service says Tuesday that it rescued 80 people Monday, including five women, from two boats and recovered the bodies of 13 dead migrants in the Alboran Sea, part of the western … Continue reading MADRID | Spain finds 17 dead migrants, 100 survivors in Mediterranean

Trump’s Road Show: Prez vs. protester: ‘Go home to Mommy’

Six days, eight states, 11 rallies. Scenes from the road as President Donald Trump sprints to Election Day (all times local): UPDATED— Six days, seven states, 11 rallies. Scenes from the road as President Donald Trump sprints to Election Day: MONDAY, 6 p.m. WHERE: Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, Fort Wayne, Indiana. RUNNING TIME: 1 … Continue reading Trump’s Road Show: Prez vs. protester: ‘Go home to Mommy’

Officials consider role of speed readings in Lion Air crash

Indonesian officials are providing the strongest hints yet that a faulty airspeed indicator played a role in the deadly crash of a Lion Air jet into the Java Sea. Investigators said Monday that one of the so-called black boxes showed that the airspeed indicator on the Boeing jet malfunctioned on its last four flights, including … Continue reading Officials consider role of speed readings in Lion Air crash

ANKARA, Turkey | Turkey detains 24 as part of IS group financial probe

ANKARA, Turkey— Turkey’s state-run news agency says police detained 24 people as part of an investigation into the Islamic State group’s international financial dealings. Anadolu Agency reported on Monday the suspects were detained in the southeastern city of Diyarbakir and 10 other Turkish provinces over alleged money transfers to Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Indonesia and Libya. … Continue reading ANKARA, Turkey | Turkey detains 24 as part of IS group financial probe

PARIS | French investigate death of Republican Guard at PM’s office

PARIS — French authorities are investigating the death of a Republican Guard whose body was found inside the prime minister’s office building with their service weapon at their side. The prime minister’s office said the body was found Monday morning at the Matignon office building, the prime minister’s Paris headquarters. It said the officer worked … Continue reading PARIS | French investigate death of Republican Guard at PM’s office

BISMARCK, N.D. | Recreational pot measure has high interest in North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D.  — Backers of legalizing marijuana in North Dakota have high hopes that voters will approve the drug’s use for anyone old enough to drink alcohol. But they could be in for a bummer because opponents have spent far more money against the proposal. Critics say it would mean big problems for law enforcement … Continue reading BISMARCK, N.D. | Recreational pot measure has high interest in North Dakota

LOS ANGELES | Dodgers win Late, Late Late Show, cut Red Sox lead to 2-1

LOS ANGELES — Brian Dozier swung bananas from a rope over the dugout railing. How appropriate. The longest game in World Series was bananas. Twenty-three players on each team, including nine pitchers. Eighteen innings — four more than any of the previous 662 World Series games. Seven hours, 70 minutes — 1:39 longer than any … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Dodgers win Late, Late Late Show, cut Red Sox lead to 2-1

China, Japan show united front on ‘free and fair’ trade

China and Japan have displayed a united front on “free and fair” trade as leaders of Asia’s two biggest economies met in Beijing. After meeting with President Xi Jinping, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Friday that the two countries needed to take “to a new level” a free and fair trading system. Abe’s visit … Continue reading China, Japan show united front on ‘free and fair’ trade

BERLIN | Germany warns its visitors to Turkey over social media use

BERLIN — Germany is cautioning its citizens to be careful about their social media activity when visiting Turkey. The dpa news agency reported Wednesday that Germany’s official travel advice has been revised to warn about the risk of criticizing Turkey’s government on social media. The German foreign ministry says that “in individual cases it’s enough … Continue reading BERLIN | Germany warns its visitors to Turkey over social media use

WASHINGTON | Trump signs water projects bill; 1 aimed at Fla. toxic algae

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has signed a wide-ranging bill to improve the nation’s water infrastructure, including a Florida project intended to reduce toxic algae blooms that have devastated coastal marine life and emptied beaches. The law signed Tuesday will help create a reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee designed to filter out toxins that contribute … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump signs water projects bill; 1 aimed at Fla. toxic algae

LOS ANGELES | About 15,000 strike at University of California hospitals

LOS ANGELES  — About 15,000 medical workers on Tuesday started a three-day strike at five University of California medical centers amid a dispute over pay raises and job security, forcing the cancellation and rescheduling of thousands of surgeries and outpatient appointments, officials said. The workers that included radiology technicians, respiratory therapists and pharmacy workers picketed … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | About 15,000 strike at University of California hospitals

SNELLVILLE, Ga | Authorities hunt for 2nd suspect in Georgia police shooting

SNELLVILLE, Ga  — Two teenage suspects, including one who is still being sought by police, are facing charges in connection with the fatal shooting of a Georgia police officer who was killed while responding to a suspicious vehicle parked near a school, authorities said Sunday. Authorities said they believe 18-year-old Tafahree Maynard fatally shot Officer … Continue reading SNELLVILLE, Ga | Authorities hunt for 2nd suspect in Georgia police shooting

SNELLVILLE, Ga. | The Latest: Police: 2 men in car when Georgia officer shot

SNELLVILLE, Ga.— The Latest on the fatal shooting of a Georgia police officer (all times local): 1:44 a.m. Authorities say two teen-aged suspects from Snellville, including one still being sought by police, were both in a vehicle during a shooting that left one George police officer dead. Gwinnett County Police said in a statement early … Continue reading SNELLVILLE, Ga. | The Latest: Police: 2 men in car when Georgia officer shot