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November 16, 2018

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  • Sports on TV

    2 hours, 54 minutes ago

    (AP) Saturday, Nov. 17 AUTO RACING 2:30 p.m. NBCSN — Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, practice, at Homestead, FL 3:30 p.m. NBCSN — NASCAR Xfinity Series, qualifying, at Homestead, FL 5 p.m. NBCSN — Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, final practice, ...

  • Key facts about APEC host Papua New Guinea

    3 hours, 50 minutes ago

    (AP) PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea (AP) — Papua New Guinea hosts leaders from Pacific Rim countries, including the United States, Russia and China, this weekend in a coming-out party for the jungle-clad nation that is regarded as one of the ...

  • 6 convicted for 2016 Istanbul airport attack that killed 45

    6 hours, 12 minutes ago

    (AP) ISTANBUL (AP) — A court in Istanbul convicted six people and sentenced them to life in prison for involvement in an attack at Istanbul's main airport that killed 45 people and was blamed on the Islamic State extremist group, Turkey's ...

  • The Nation's Weather

    6 hours, 21 minutes ago

    (AP) The Nation's Weather for Saturday, November 17, 2018 _____ NATIONAL SUMMARY This week's winter storm will completely clear the Northeast tomorrow, leaving plenty of sunshine and more mild conditions in its wake. The exception will be inland portions of New ...

  • Caravan migrants and worried families try to stay in touch

    7 hours, 3 minutes ago

    (AP) SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras (AP) — There was cake at little Brithani Lizeth's third birthday party, and also tears. Though her grandmother and aunt tried to make their simple cinder block home festive, the little girl could not be consoled. ...

  • Texas Democrat attends House orientation amid contested race

    8 hours, 42 minutes ago

    (AP) AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Democrat Gina Ortiz Jones has been in Washington attending orientation for new members of Congress despite Republican incumbent Rep. Will Hurd continuing to hold a lead of 1,000-plus votes in their contested race to represent a ...

  • Roadside bomb in Pakistan's Karachi city kills 2, wounds 5

    8 hours, 56 minutes ago

    (AP) KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani police say a roadside bomb in the southern port city of Karachi has killed at least two people and wounded five others. Senior police official Ameer Sheikh says Friday's blast took place in city's congested ...

  • 2 small airlines protest price of Kansas City airport plan

    12 hours, 15 minutes ago

    (AP) KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Two small airlines are protesting the price tag for the new single terminal project at Kansas City International Airport. Executives at Spirit and Allegiant airlines outlined their concerns in letters to the Kansas City Council ...

  • Islamic State group suspect arrested, charged in Germany

    13 hours, 21 minutes ago

    (AP) BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors say they've charged a 32-year-old Syrian man with membership in a terrorist organization for alleged involvement with the extremist Islamic State group. Prosecutors said in a statement Friday that Mohamed A. G., whose last name ...

  • Holocaust scholar sues group that said he 'slandered' Poland

    13 hours, 30 minutes ago

    (AP) WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A prominent Holocaust researcher says he is suing a Polish organization for libel after it waged a public campaign last year accusing him of slandering Poland's good name for research exploring Polish violence against Jews during ...

  • Danish online shop stops selling Nazi-themed items

    14 hours, 21 minutes ago

    (AP) COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark's largest online sale website has removed Nazi-themed items from its store, including 12 Christmas baubles, bought in Lithuania by a Dane who wanted to sell them for 10,000 kroner ($1,520). DBA spokeswoman Sofie Folden Lund ...

  • Israeli PM Netanyahu's main coalition partner seeks elections 'as soon as possible,' wants date set on Sunday

    14 hours, 39 minutes ago

    (AP) JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli PM Netanyahu's main coalition partner seeks elections 'as soon as possible,' wants date set on Sunday.

  • Dutch protesters planning demos for and against Black Pete

    15 hours, 3 minutes ago

    (AP) THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — As Dutch children eagerly anticipate the arrival of their country's version of Santa Claus this weekend, opponents and supporters of his controversial helper Black Pete are gearing up for protests. Demonstrations for and against Black ...

  • Spain targets drug-smuggling hub with anti-crime measures

    15 hours, 6 minutes ago

    (AP) MADRID (AP) — The Spanish government is seeking to improve security in a notorious drug-running hotspot on its southern coast, around Gibraltar. Interior Minister Fernando Grande-Marlaska said Friday that the government will spend an extra 28.5 million euros ($32.3 million) ...

  • South American circus lions still unsettled in South Africa

    15 hours, 56 minutes ago

    (AP) JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The rescue of 33 lions from South American circuses and their 2016 transfer to a South African refuge was billed as a compassionate gesture, a return "home" after years of abuse and living in cages. Things didn't ...

  • Nurse in Italy suspected of killing her 2 kids, then herself

    16 hours, 20 minutes ago

    (AP) ROME (AP) — A nurse in Italy is suspected of having killed her two young children, a boy of 7 and a girl of 9, by lethal injection, then taking her own life. The Italian news agency ANSA say investigators ...

  • German far right party leader defends questioned donations

    16 hours, 21 minutes ago

    (AP) BERLIN (AP) — A leading German far-right politician defended herself Friday against suggestions she might have knowingly accepted illegal campaign donations. "I resolutely reject the allegations," Alice Weidel, co-head of the anti-immigration Alternative for Germany, said in a statement before ...

  • Russian army: Nearly 270,000 Syrian refugees returned home

    16 hours, 33 minutes ago

    (AP) MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian military says nearly 270,000 Syrian refugees have returned home to their country in recent months. Col. Gen. Mikhail Mizintsev of the Russian Defense Ministry told reporters on Friday that nearly 6,000 people returned to Syria ...

  • The Latest: Last Khmer Rouge leaders get life sentences

    17 hours, 12 minutes ago

    (AP) PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — The Latest on the tribunal judging Khmer Rouge responsibility (all times local): 11:40 a.m. An international tribunal that found two former Khmer Rouge leaders guilty of genocide has sentenced them to life in prison. The ...

  • Spat over WWII brothels shows Japan's trouble facing past

    17 hours, 30 minutes ago

    (AP) TOKYO (AP) — A journalist close to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has defended her view that South Korean women who were sent into Japanese WWII military brothels were not sex slaves, accusing a liberal-leaning newspaper of fabrication. One of its ...

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