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BAGHDAD | Iraq: 8 killed in Baghdad women’s prison fire

BAGHDAD — Baghdad police say eight women have been killed in a fight and fire at a women’s jail in the north of the city. An officer at the Rusafa police division says the fire started in the jail’s kitchen after inmates got into a fight with one another, on Friday. The fire quickly spread … Continue reading BAGHDAD | Iraq: 8 killed in Baghdad women’s prison fire

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

NEW YORK | Cartel turncoat says El Chapo tried to have him killed

NEW YORK  — If Miguel Angel Martinez had any doubt there was a bounty on his head from the Sinaloa cartel when he was thrown in a Mexican jail in the late 1990s, the taunting by his fellow inmates would have erased it. “They started yelling at me, asking me what my shoe size was,” … Continue reading NEW YORK | Cartel turncoat says El Chapo tried to have him killed

PARIS | French protesters angry over fuel taxes clash with police

PARIS — French police fired tear gas and water cannons to disperse violent demonstrators in Paris on Saturday, as thousands gathered in the capital and beyond and staged road blockades to vent anger against rising fuel taxes. Thousands of police were deployed nationwide to contain the eighth day of deadly demonstrations that started as protests … Continue reading PARIS | French protesters angry over fuel taxes clash with police

CHICAGO | Hospital gunman fired at least 30 times before killing self

CHICAGO— Police say the man who killed three people at a Chicago hospital fired his handgun at least 30 times before he fatally shot himself. Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says the gunman, Juan Lopez, spotted police and ran inside Mercy Hospital after he fatally shot his ex-fiancée, Dr. Tamara O’Neal, in the parking lot. … Continue reading CHICAGO | Hospital gunman fired at least 30 times before killing self

CHICAGO | The Latest: Chicago hospital secured, safe after shooting

CHICAGO  — The Latest on a shooting at a Chicago hospital (all times local): 6:30 p.m. Chicago police have secured a hospital following a shooting that left the suspected gunman dead and four others critically wounded. Mercy Hospital & Medical Center released a statement late Monday afternoon saying police officers have secured the facility and … Continue reading CHICAGO | The Latest: Chicago hospital secured, safe after shooting

GREELEY, Colo. | Man who strangled wife, killed his 2 girls sentenced to life

GREELEY, Colo. — A man who strangled his pregnant wife and suffocated their two young daughters wanted to escape his marriage and growing family, prosecutors said Monday as a judge imposed a sentence of life without parole as part of a plea deal that kept the killer from facing the death penalty. Christopher Watts, who … Continue reading GREELEY, Colo. | Man who strangled wife, killed his 2 girls sentenced to life

LOS ANGELES | Golden Globes group gives $300,000 to wildfire victims

LOS ANGELES— The Hollywood Foreign Press Association is giving $300,000 to help the victims of California’s deadly wildfires. The organization best known for creating and organizing the Golden Globe Awards on Thursday announced the donation to four organizations that also include money for victims and families of last week’s mass shooting in Southern California. The … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Golden Globes group gives $300,000 to wildfire victims

BOSTON | Court urged to end rule that erased Hernandez’s conviction

BOSTON — A legal principle that erased former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez’s murder conviction after he killed himself in prison is outdated, unfair and should not stand, a Massachusetts prosecutor told the state’s highest court Thursday. It doesn’t make sense the former New England Patriots tight end is now innocent in the eyes … Continue reading BOSTON | Court urged to end rule that erased Hernandez’s conviction

JOHANNESBURG  | ‘Dark day’: Congo rebels kill 2 health agents fighting Ebola

JOHANNESBURG  — Congo’s health minister calls it a “dark day” for everyone fighting the deadly Ebola outbreak after rebels shot and killed two medical agents with the Congolese army who had been assisting health officials. The statement late Saturday says Mai Mai rebels surged from the forest and opened fire on the unarmed agents with … Continue reading JOHANNESBURG  | ‘Dark day’: Congo rebels kill 2 health agents fighting Ebola

PARIS | France: 10 die in floods unseen in more than a century

PARIS — Flash floods tore through towns in southwest France, turning waterways into raging torrents that killed at least 10 people, authorities said Monday. People had to be helicoptered from the roofs of their homes as overnight storms dumped the equivalent of several months of rain in a few hours. Initially, the French Interior Ministry … Continue reading PARIS | France: 10 die in floods unseen in more than a century

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip | Palestinian teen killed in Gaza border protest

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Gaza’s Health Ministry says a 15-year-old Palestinian has been killed by Israeli troops during a protest near a border crossing into Israel. The ministry said the boy died of a head injury after Israeli troops stationed at the Erez crossing shot him. An AP cameraman who witnessed the incident said … Continue reading GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip | Palestinian teen killed in Gaza border protest

JUNEAU, Alaska | Authorities say a bear has killed an Alaska mine worker

JUNEAU, Alaska — A contract mine employee has been killed in an encounter with a bear in southeast Alaska. Hecla Greens Creek Mine reports the incident occurred Monday at a remote drill site accessible only by helicopter. Alaska State Troopers say a report of the incident was received at about 8:45 a.m. but provided little … Continue reading JUNEAU, Alaska | Authorities say a bear has killed an Alaska mine worker

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip | 6 Gazans, including 2 boys, killed by Israeli fire on border

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Israeli troops killed six Palestinians, two of them children, and wounded dozens more in the deadliest day in recent weeks as Gaza’s Hamas rulers stepped up protests along the border fence on Friday. Thousands of Palestinians gathered at five locations along Gaza Strip’s frontier with Israel in response to calls … Continue reading GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip | 6 Gazans, including 2 boys, killed by Israeli fire on border

BELLINGHAM, Wash. | Man kills dog Washington family got after Vegas shooting

BELLINGHAM, Wash. — A Washington state family is mourning after a neighbor shot and killed their dog — a Labradoodle they got to help deal with stress and anxiety following last year’s mass shooting in Las Vegas. The Bellingham Herald reports Lona and Joseph Johnson were at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival when a … Continue reading BELLINGHAM, Wash. | Man kills dog Washington family got after Vegas shooting

WASHINGTON | Parkland victim’s father seeks handshake with Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON— A man whose teenage daughter was killed in the Parkland, Florida, school shooting tried to shake the hand of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh during a break in Tuesday’s confirmation hearing. Fred Guttenberg, whose daughter Jamie died in the February 2018 attack, approached Kavanaugh after he rose from the witness table for a lunch … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Parkland victim’s father seeks handshake with Kavanaugh

KABUL, Afghanistan | US service member killed in Afghanistan, 6th this year

KABUL, Afghanistan — NATO says an American has been killed in eastern Afghanistan while serving in the multinational mission the military alliance is leading. NATO said in a statement that a second U.S. service member was in stable condition after being wounded during Monday’s attack. U.S. Army Gen. Scott Miller, who assumed command of NATO’s … Continue reading KABUL, Afghanistan | US service member killed in Afghanistan, 6th this year

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M | At least 7 killed in head-on bus crash in New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M — At least seven people were killed and others were seriously injured Thursday in a head-on crash involving a commercial passenger bus and a semi-truck along Interstate 40 in New Mexico, near the Arizona border, authorities said. Preliminary information indicated the semi was headed east when it blew a tire, sending the rig … Continue reading ALBUQUERQUE, N.M | At least 7 killed in head-on bus crash in New Mexico

BERLIN | German police brace for rival protests after man is killed

BERLIN — Authorities in the eastern German city of Chemnitz were braced for rival protests Monday amid tensions over the killing of a German man for which an Iraqi and a Syrian have been arrested on charges of manslaughter. Three men in their 30s were injured in the clash early Sunday, according to Chemnitz police. … Continue reading BERLIN | German police brace for rival protests after man is killed

BEIJING | Fire at hot springs hotel in northeast Chinese city kills 18

BEIJING — At least 18 people were killed in a fire at a resort hotel in China’s northeastern city of Harbin early Saturday, the state news agency said. The disaster added to a string of deadly blazes that have plagued China despite official efforts to improve public safety over the past two decades. Rescue work … Continue reading BEIJING | Fire at hot springs hotel in northeast Chinese city kills 18

MOSCOW | 4 troops killed, 7 wounded in fighting in eastern Ukraine

MOSCOW — An outbreak of fighting in Ukraine’s rebel-held east has killed four troops and left another seven wounded, officials said Thursday. The Ukrainian Defense Ministry said the losses were the biggest in months and followed fighting that lasted five hours. The ministry said the fighting erupted when the rebels began to shell government troops … Continue reading MOSCOW | 4 troops killed, 7 wounded in fighting in eastern Ukraine

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip | Palestinians say 2 killed by Israel fire at Gaza border

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Two Palestinians were killed by Israeli fire and another 60 injured at a protest along the Gaza border amid ongoing Egyptian efforts to broker a cease-fire, Gaza’s Health Ministry said Friday. The protesters threw rocks and firebombs from behind clouds of black smoke of burning tires at Israeli troops, who … Continue reading GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip | Palestinians say 2 killed by Israel fire at Gaza border

PRAGUE | Czech military confirms 3 soldiers killed in Afghanistan

PRAGUE  — The Czech military has confirmed that the three victims of a Taliban suicide attack in Afghanistan were all Czech service members. It says the attack took place at about 3:50 a.m. (0150 GMT) Sunday near the Bagram military base in the province of Parwan. The victims have not been identified. A statement from … Continue reading PRAGUE | Czech military confirms 3 soldiers killed in Afghanistan

LONDON | Trump says May’s Brexit plan would kill UK-US trade deal,

LONDON — U.S. President Donald Trump lobbed a verbal hand grenade into Theresa May’s carefully constructed plans for Brexit, saying Thursday that the British leader had wrecked the country’s exit from the European Union and likely “killed” chances of a free-trade deal with the United States. Trump, who is making his first presidential visit to … Continue reading LONDON | Trump says May’s Brexit plan would kill UK-US trade deal,

EL RODEO, Guatemala  | The Latest: Death toll 25 in Guatemala volcano eruption

EL RODEO, Guatemala — The Latest on the deadly volcano eruption in Guatemala (all times local): 10:40 p.m. Authorities in Guatemala say 18 more people have been confirmed killed by a volcanic eruption, raising the death toll to 25. Disaster agency spokesman David de Leon said late Sunday the bodies were found in the community … Continue reading EL RODEO, Guatemala  | The Latest: Death toll 25 in Guatemala volcano eruption