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BIRMINGHAM, Ala | Alabama police officer killed, another wounded in shooting

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Jan 13, 2019—One Birmingham police officer was killed and another critically wounded in a shooting early Sunday as the officers questioned two people suspected of trying to break into cars in Alabama’s largest city, authorities said. Two suspects are in custody, one of whom was shot and is receiving medical treatment, according to police. … Continue reading BIRMINGHAM, Ala | Alabama police officer killed, another wounded in shooting

Caretaker of neglected, bone-strewn cemetery is arrested

A fuller picture of a cemetery in ghastly disarray emerged Thursday as the longtime caretaker of a graveyard in Connecticut’s largest city was arrested and officials described in new detail shocking discoveries that included human bones and casket pieces scattered about. About 130 graves were disturbed at the 57-acre cemetery and included those of Civil … Continue reading Caretaker of neglected, bone-strewn cemetery is arrested

DAMASCUS, Syria | Syrian officials: More than 100 wounded in chemical attack

DAMASCUS, Syria — A Syrian official and the state news agency say more than 100 people have been treated at hospitals after a suspected poison gas attack by rebels in the northern city of Aleppo, updating an earlier toll. Forensic Medicine General Director Zaher Hajo told The Associated Press Sunday that those wounded the night before were … Continue reading DAMASCUS, Syria | Syrian officials: More than 100 wounded in chemical attack

SYDNEY | The Latest: Australian police: stabbing linked to terrorism

SYDNEY — The Latest on a knife attack in Melbourne (all times local): 8:45 p.m. Australian police say they believe an attack by a knife-wielding man who stabbed two people, one fatally, in the country’s second-largest city is linked to terrorism. The attack during the Friday afternoon rush hour brought central Melbourne to a standstill. … Continue reading SYDNEY | The Latest: Australian police: stabbing linked to terrorism

COPENHAGEN, Denmark | Norwegian frigate could sink after being rammed in harbor

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Norway’s military says the 127-man crew on a Navy frigate has been evacuated after the ship was rammed by a Malta-flagged tanker while docked in a Norwegian harbor. Seven people were slightly injured. The military says the KNM Helge Ingstad could sink after the 4 a.m. Thursday collision in Sture, north of … Continue reading COPENHAGEN, Denmark | Norwegian frigate could sink after being rammed in harbor

THESSALONIKI, Greece | Greek, Italian presidents attend WW II commemoration parade

THESSALONIKI, Greece— Italian President Sergio Mattarella on Sunday attended Greece’s annual military parade commemorating Greece’s entry into World War II — against Italy. Mattarella appeared at the parade in Thessaloniki, northern Greece, at the invitation of Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos, who later hailed his counterpart’s presence. “We are leaving behind what divided us. We are … Continue reading THESSALONIKI, Greece | Greek, Italian presidents attend WW II commemoration parade

CHARLOTTE, N.C | Republican convention set for August 2020 in Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C  — The Republican National Convention will be held in North Carolina’s largest city in August 2020 and party leaders said Monday they’ll gather with an eye on nominating President Donald Trump for a second term. Party chairwoman Ronna McDaniel announced at a news conference that the convention will be held in Charlotte on … Continue reading CHARLOTTE, N.C | Republican convention set for August 2020 in Charlotte

MOSCOW | 4 wounded in blast at Communist meeting in eastern Ukraine

MOSCOW  — Four people were wounded Saturday in an explosion at a meeting of the local Communist Party in the largest city in Ukraine’s separatist east. The blast occurred in Donetsk, capital of the Donetsk region, where Russia-backed separatists have been fighting Ukrainian forces since 2014. The separatist government said in a statement that preliminary … Continue reading MOSCOW | 4 wounded in blast at Communist meeting in eastern Ukraine

BEIJING | Fire kills 19 at resort hotel in China’s northeast

BEIJING  — At least 19 people were killed in a fire at a resort hotel in China’s northeastern city of Harbin early Saturday, the local government 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. The fire broke … Continue reading BEIJING | Fire kills 19 at resort hotel in China’s northeast