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  • Trump shrugs off fuss over Taiwan call

    15 minutes ago

    (AP) BEIJING (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump is unapologetic about roiling diplomatic waters with his decision to speak on the phone with Taiwan's leader, a breach of long-standing tradition that risks enmity from China. The U.S. severed diplomatic ties with the ...

  • In remote Indian village, cannabis is its only livelihood

    26 minutes ago

    (AP) MALANA, India (AP) — For hundreds of years, the tiny village was just a speck lost amid the grandiose mountains of the Indian Himalayas. Nestled at 2,700 meters (8,859 feet) between the higher reaches of the lush Kullu Valley, Malana ...

  • Buzz Aldrin: Altitude sickness forced South Pole evacuation

    1 hour, 34 minutes ago

    (AP) CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — Buzz Aldrin says he was evacuated from the South Pole last week because he became short of breath and began showing signs of altitude sickness. The 86-year-old adventurer, who was the second man to walk ...

  • Carter: US, partners need to stay in Iraq after IS defeat

    1 hour, 50 minutes ago

    (AP) SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter says the American military, along with its international partners, will need to remain in Iraq even after the expected defeat of the Islamic State group. Carter said on Saturday the U.S. ...

  • Trump, mulling Cabinet picks, attends lavish costume party

    2 hours, 20 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump is attending a lavish costume party Saturday night hosted by some of his biggest donors at their Long Island mansion. Trump did not sport a costume as he reveled with guests at the ...

  • President Raul Castro says Cuba will prohibit naming of monuments, other sites after Fidel Castro

    2 hours, 52 minutes ago

    (AP) HAVANA (AP) — President Raul Castro says Cuba will prohibit naming of monuments, other sites after Fidel Castro.

  • Green Party drops bid for statewide Pennsylvania recount

    3 hours, 57 minutes ago

    (AP) HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Green Party is dropping its court case seeking a statewide recount of Pennsylvania's Nov. 8 presidential election. It had wanted to explore whether voting machines and systems had been hacked and the election result manipulated. ...

  • Relatives of Flight 370's missing seek help in Madagascar

    6 hours, 49 minutes ago

    (AP) ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar (AP) — Relatives of some of the 239 people who were on a Malaysia Airlines plane that vanished in 2014 have arrived in Madagascar to ask for help in the search for debris from the missing aircraft that ...

  • Toronto doctor charged with murdering his wife

    7 hours, 11 minutes ago

    (AP) TORONTO (AP) — Police say a Toronto neurosurgeon has appeared in court to face a first-degree murder charge in the death of his wife. Mohammed Shamji, 40, appeared in court Saturday morning. Local media reported that he was remanded in ...

  • Fidel Castro's ashes arrive in eastern city of Santiago

    7 hours, 36 minutes ago

    (AP) SANTIAGO, Cuba (AP) — Fidel Castro's ashes have arrived in the eastern city of Santiago, ending a four-day journey across Cuba. Thousands of people welcomed the leader's remains to shouts of "Fidel! I am Fidel!" The 90-year-old former president died ...

  • Universities exploring 'sanctuary' status for immigrants

    9 hours, 18 minutes ago

    (AP) ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Universities and colleges in several states are considering labeling themselves "sanctuary campuses" amid fears from immigrant students. College administrators in New Mexico are looking into proposals that would grant immigrant students living in the country illegally ...

  • Utah congressman to meet with Trump team on monuments issue

    9 hours, 57 minutes ago

    (AP) SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Republican Congressman Ron Bishop of Utah says he plans to meet Monday with members of President-elect Donald Trump's transition team to discuss the possibility of erasing some presidential designations of national monuments. Bishop told the ...

  • Italy's voter referendum: The nuts and bolts behind the buzz

    10 hours, 46 minutes ago

    (AP) ROME (AP) — A voter referendum on changes to Italy's post-war Constitution scheduled for Sunday has turned into a virtual plebiscite on Premier Matteo Renzi's center-left government. Will Italy become the next Western country to turn on established political leaders? ...

  • A look at some of the world's worst nightclub fires

    10 hours, 49 minutes ago

    (AP) LONDON (AP) — A fatal fire Friday night at a warehouse party in the San Francisco Bay Area has claimed the lives of at least nine people. More than a dozen are still unaccounted for as of Saturday morning. A ...

  • AP INTERVIEW: Election winner promises 'a new Gambia'

    11 hours, 4 minutes ago

    (AP) YUNDUM, Gambia (AP) — Gambia's newly elected president is urging exiles who fled during the 22-year reign of his predecessor to return from abroad and help him reform the tiny West African country. In an interview with The Associated Press ...

  • Afghan teenager detained in rape, slaying of German student

    11 hours, 19 minutes ago

    (AP) BERLIN (AP) — German authorities say a 17-year-old Afghan who entered the country last year as an unaccompanied minor has been taken into custody on suspicion he raped and killed a 19-year-old university student. Dieter Inhofer, prosecutor in the southwestern ...

  • Morocco arrests suspect tied to thwarted French attack plot

    11 hours, 34 minutes ago

    (AP) RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Moroccan police have arrested a "dangerous element" who allegedly served as a liaison between the Islamic State group's external operations and members of a French cell that was dismantled last month while allegedly planning an attack. ...

  • Israeli TV journalist becomes a thorn in Netanyahu's side

    13 hours, 32 minutes ago

    (AP) JERUSALEM (AP) — After a series of embarrassing reports about Israel's first family, an investigative journalist has become a particular target of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Raviv Drucker of Channel 10 TV has been a longtime thorn in Netanyahu's side, ...

  • Saudi king starts tour of Gulf Arab states with visit to UAE

    13 hours, 37 minutes ago

    (AP) DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia's King Salman has arrived in the United Arab Emirates to begin a regional tour aimed at strengthening relations with four neighboring Gulf allies. The visit Saturday will be followed by stops in ...

  • Within hours, wildfires set Tennessee mountain city aflame

    13 hours, 44 minutes ago

    (AP) GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — Tracey Mayberry told her boss to fire her. It was 2 o'clock Monday afternoon in Gatlinburg, and the sky was dark with smoke. Mayberry's shift as a manager at the resort where she worked did not ...

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