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  • UN Syria envoy urges Putin to have 'courage' to push Assad

    3 minutes ago

    (AP) GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. Syria envoy has called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to "have the courage" to push the Syrian government to accept new elections and a new constitution. Staffan de Mistura also told a TV interviewer that ...

  • UN investigators plans to review N. Korean abduction claims

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    (AP) SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The United Nations' independent investigator on human rights in North Korea says he plans to investigate North Korean claims that South Korea abducted 12 North Korean women. Tomas Ojea Quintana said Thursday that he requested ...

  • Greek workers walk off their jobs for 24-hour general strike

    14 minutes ago

    (AP) ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek workers have walked off their jobs for a 24-hour general strike that is shutting services across the country and suspending ferry services to and from the islands. Unions called Thursday's strike to protest austerity measures ...

  • Aid group: At least 6,700 Rohingya killed in Myanmar

    23 minutes ago

    (AP) BANGKOK (AP) — International aid group Doctors Without Borders says its field survey has found at least 6,700 Rohingya Muslims were killed between August and September in a crackdown by Myanmar's security forces. The group, known by its French acronym ...

  • Higher entry fees announced for Great Basin National Park

    23 minutes ago

    (AP) BAKER, Nev. (AP) — Federal officials are raising fees for cave tours and campground stays within Nevada's vast Great Basin National Park. New fees that take effect Jan. 1 will raise the cost of all Lehman Caves tours by $1. ...

  • Aid group Doctors Without Borders says at least 6,700 Rohingya were killed between August and September in Myanmar

    24 minutes ago

    (AP) BANGKOK (AP) — Aid group Doctors Without Borders says at least 6,700 Rohingya were killed between August and September in Myanmar.

  • US commander orders new probe into deadly Somalia raid

    33 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of U.S. Africa Command has asked for an additional investigation into whether civilians were killed during a deadly August raid in Somalia involving American and Somali forces. Army Col. Mark Cheadle, a spokesman for Africa ...

  • UN chief says sanctions key to denuclearize North Korea

    41 minutes ago

    (AP) TOKYO (AP) — United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says unified efforts to fully implement sanctions on North Korea are key to resolve the country's growing missile and nuclear threat. Guterres, who met with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Thursday in ...

  • Suicide bomber kills 10 at Somali police academy, say police

    57 minutes ago

    (AP) MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A Somali police officer says a suicide bomber has killed at least 10 people at a police academy in the capital. Capt. Mohamed Hussein said that the bomber who infiltrated Gen. Kahiye Police Academy Thursday targeted ...

  • Suicide bomber in Somalia kills at least 10 people at police academy in the capital, say police

    1 hour, 1 minute ago

    (AP) MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Suicide bomber in Somalia kills at least 10 people at police academy in the capital, say police.

  • Gwendoline Christie's fighting bridges Star Wars, Westeros

    1 hour, 15 minutes ago

    (AP) LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gwendoline Christie's on-camera combat skills are a bridge between Westeros and a galaxy far, far away. The actress says she worked with the same stunt director for her characters' epic battles in "Game of Thrones" and ...

  • As Olympics near, South Korea agonizes over post-Games costs

    1 hour, 28 minutes ago

    (AP) GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — As South Korea prepares for the Winter Games in and around the small mountain town of Pyeongchang, there are lingering worries over the huge financial burden facing one of the nation's poorest regions. Local officials ...

  • Asian shares slip as Fed, China hikes dampen sentiment

    1 hour, 35 minutes ago

    (AP) HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stocks were mostly lower Thursday after the Fed raised rates again as expected, followed by similar moves in China and Hong Kong that dampened investor sentiment. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 index dipped 0.3 ...

  • Subban scores twice, Predators rout skidding Canucks 7-1

    1 hour, 36 minutes ago

    (AP) VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — P.K. Subban scored two strange goals, including one from center ice, and the Nashville Predators routed the skidding Vancouver Canucks 7-1 on Wednesday night. Craig Smith had a goal and two assists, while Filip Forsberg ...

  • Palestinians, a large Jerusalem minority, feel Trump snub

    1 hour, 40 minutes ago

    (AP) JERUSALEM (AP) — President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital has stirred defiance and new fears of marginalization among the city's Palestinian residents. Trump has said he simply acknowledged reality with his nod to Israel, but omitted a ...

  • Fertility doctor faces judge for lying about using own sperm

    1 hour, 42 minutes ago

    (AP) INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A retired Indianapolis fertility doctor accused of inseminating patients with his own sperm is set to plead guilty to charges that he lied to investigators. Dr. Donald Cline is scheduled to appear in a Marion County court ...

  • Israel stages airstrikes in Gaza Strip, response to rockets

    1 hour, 42 minutes ago

    (AP) JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military says it has carried out a series of airstrikes on Hamas facilities in the Gaza Strip in response to new rocket attacks. The military said Thursday that the overnight strikes hit facilities used as ...

  • C-A-T named D-O-G is star canine trainer

    1 hour, 44 minutes ago

    (AP) ST. LOUIS (AP) — A cat with an unlikely name has an important job at a training center for dogs. Support Dogs, Inc. in St. Louis took in the black and white cat over the summer and named him D-O-G ...

  • Judges to examine if drug stash-house stings racially biased

    1 hour, 53 minutes ago

    (AP) CHICAGO (AP) — The question of whether federal agents display racial bias by staging phony drug stash-house stings overwhelmingly in black neighborhoods is the focus of landmark hearings in Chicago. A first-of-its-kind panel of federal trial judges begins two days ...

  • Predators-Canucks Sums

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    (AP) Nashville 2 2 3—7 Vancouver 0 1 0—1 First Period_1, Nashville, Subban 5, 1:33. 2, Nashville, Arvidsson 11 (Josi, Johansen), 14:38 (sh). Penalties_Turris, NSH, (hooking), 4:15; Stecher, VAN, (delay of game), 7:45; Smith, NSH, (holding), 12:43. Second Period_3, Nashville, Subban ...

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