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STRASBOURG, France | Officials: Strasbourg market attack suspect killed

STRASBOURG, France — The man authorities believe killed three people during a rampage near a Christmas market in Strasbourg died Thursday in a shootout with police at the end of a two-day manhunt, French authorities said. The Paris prosecutor’s office, which handles terror cases in France, formally identified the man killed in the eastern French … Continue reading STRASBOURG, France | Officials: Strasbourg market attack suspect killed

WASHINGTON | Fudge once wrote letter of support for stabbing suspect

WASHINGTON  — Democratic Rep. Marcia Fudge of Ohio, who is considering a run for speaker of the House, is walking back her past support for a man suspected of stabbing his ex-wife on Saturday. Fudge was among several officials who wrote letters of support over recent years for Lance Mason, a former county judge and … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Fudge once wrote letter of support for stabbing suspect

MOSCOW | Russian, US officials say space cooperation remains strong

MOSCOW — Russian and U.S. space officials hailed the joint work of their programs Monday and said cooperation remains strong despite political tensions between their countries. Roscosmos director Dmitry Rogozin and Bill Gerstenmaier, head of NASA’s human explorations and operations, said after a conference marking the 20th anniversary of the International Space Station that their … Continue reading MOSCOW | Russian, US officials say space cooperation remains strong

TEHRAN, Iran | Report: Iran arrests 4 workers protesting unpaid salaries

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran’s state-run IRNA news agency is reporting that the country’s authorities have detained four workers protesting not having been paid their salaries for months in the southwestern province of Khuzestan. The Sunday report says that in recent days many people have attended the demonstrations at the Haft Tapeh Sugar Cane Mill in … Continue reading TEHRAN, Iran | Report: Iran arrests 4 workers protesting unpaid salaries

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka | Ousted Sri Lankan PM’s party asks Facebook to protect users

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka— The ousted Sri Lankan prime minister’s party urged Facebook to safeguard the identity of its supporters on the social media platform, fearing information sharing with what it calls the country’s “illegal” government can lead to a crackdown against the users. In a letter to Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg, the United National Party said … Continue reading COLOMBO, Sri Lanka | Ousted Sri Lankan PM’s party asks Facebook to protect users

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

CAIRO | Officials say attack on Christian pilgrims in Egypt kills 7

CAIRO — Islamic militants on Friday ambushed two buses carrying Christian pilgrims on their way to a remote desert monastery south of the Egyptian capital of Cairo killing seven and wounding up to 16, according to the Interior Ministry and security officials. Coptic Orthodox Church spokesman Boulos Halim said the death toll was likely to … Continue reading CAIRO | Officials say attack on Christian pilgrims in Egypt kills 7

DES MOINES, Iowa | Mega Millions numbers for $1B jackpot announced

DES MOINES, Iowa — The Mega Millions numbers that could win an estimated $1 billion jackpot have been announced. They are 15 23 53 65 70 and Mega Ball 7. The jackpot is the second-largest lottery prize in U.S. lottery history. Mega Millions says it may take an hour or two to determine if there … Continue reading DES MOINES, Iowa | Mega Millions numbers for $1B jackpot announced

SACRAMENTO, Calif | Officials: Power lines ignited fatal blaze in California

SACRAMENTO, Calif  — Two sagging Pacific Gas and Electric Co. power lines made contact and ignited a blaze last year that killed four people and injured a firefighter in Northern California, fire officials said Tuesday about the latest wildfire to be blamed on power lines. Strong winds caused the lines to touch, creating an electrical … Continue reading SACRAMENTO, Calif | Officials: Power lines ignited fatal blaze in California

NEW YORK | US stock indexes waffle as Treasury yields inch lower

NEW YORK — U.S. stock indexes flipped between small losses and gains Tuesday, with the market nearly evenly split between winners and losers. Raw-material producers sank sharply on worries that higher costs and weakening demand are eroding profits. But energy stocks climbed with the price of oil, and technology stocks recovered some of the sharp … Continue reading NEW YORK | US stock indexes waffle as Treasury yields inch lower

WASHINGTON | Officials: White House not ‘micromanaging’ Kavanaugh probe

WASHINGTON— Senior Trump administration officials insisted Sunday that the White House is not “micromanaging” a new FBI background check of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, claiming the probe is a Senate process and that lawmakers are the only ones dictating its parameters. President Donald Trump initially opposed such an investigation in the face of sexual … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Officials: White House not ‘micromanaging’ Kavanaugh probe

DENVER | Former nuclear site will open to public as wildlife refuge

DENVER — A unique wildlife refuge on the site of a former nuclear weapons plant in Colorado is opening its gates on Saturday, after a confusing day when officials first said they would not open the refuge and then said they would. The opening of Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge, where the U.S. government made … Continue reading DENVER | Former nuclear site will open to public as wildlife refuge

PARIS | The Latest: Officials say victims were attacker’s relatives

PARIS  — The Latest on a knife attack in France (all times local): 12:10 p.m. Two French officials say the two people killed in a knife attack west of Paris were the mother and sister of the attacker, who was subsequently killed by police. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized … Continue reading PARIS | The Latest: Officials say victims were attacker’s relatives

WASHINGTON | APNewsBreak: AP Sources: US ends Syria stabilization funding

WASHINGTON  — The Trump administration is ending funding for Syria stabilization projects as it moves to extricate the U.S. from the conflict, citing increased contributions from anti-Islamic State coalition partners. U.S. officials said the administration notified Congress on Friday that it would not spend some $200 million that had been planned for Syria programs and … Continue reading WASHINGTON | APNewsBreak: AP Sources: US ends Syria stabilization funding

ISTANBUL | Turkey to freeze assets of 2 US officials in retaliation

ISTANBUL — Turkey’s president said Saturday the country will freeze the assets of two United States officials in retaliation for sanctions against Turkey’s justice and interior ministers over the detention of an American pastor. Speaking in Ankara, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey had been “patient” since the U.S. Treasury sanctions imposed Wednesday, but ordered … Continue reading ISTANBUL | Turkey to freeze assets of 2 US officials in retaliation

LOS ANGELES  | Officials: 118K names missing from voter lists in LA county

LOS ANGELES  — The names of more than 118,000 voters were omitted from Los Angeles County voter lists because of a printing error, election officials said, prompting confusion at some polling places on Tuesday. The names of registered voters are included on lists poll workers use to record who votes. The county registrar-recorder’s office said … Continue reading LOS ANGELES  | Officials: 118K names missing from voter lists in LA county