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Trump thanks Saudis after defying calls to punish prince

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday publicly thanked Saudi Arabia for plunging oil prices amid criticism over his decision not to further punish the kingdom for the killing...
Nov. 21, 2018

The Latest: Trump thanks Saudi Arabia for lower oil prices

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the fallout from the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi (all times local): 8:45 a.m. President Donald Trump is thanking Saudi Arabia for plunging...
Nov. 21, 2018

EU calls for sanctions against Italy over budget

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Commission warned Italy on Wednesday that its budget plans are in serious breach of the rules underpinning the euro single currency and said that the...
Nov. 21, 2018

Judge denies request for name of officer who killed guard

MIDLOTHIAN, Ill. (AP) — A federal judge has refused to order the release of the name of a suburban Chicago police officer who fatally shot a bar's security guard. U.S...
Nov. 21, 2018

German nurse on trial over 100 killings says he's sorry

BERLIN (AP) — A former nurse accused of killing 100 patients at two hospitals in Germany says he's sorry and ashamed of what he did. German news agency dpa reported...
Nov. 21, 2018

Texas doctor sues to keep dinosaur skull seized by feds

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A doctor in Texas with a passion for paleontology is challenging the federal government after authorities seized a 70 million-year-old dinosaur skull from his fossil...
Nov. 21, 2018

US durable goods orders fall 4.4 percent in October

WASHINGTON (AP) — Orders to U.S. factories for big-ticket manufactured goods fell by the largest amount in 15 months with a key category that tracks business investment showing weakness for...
Nov. 21, 2018

Mali's central region facing unprecedented violence: Report

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Rights groups say Mali is experiencing unprecedented violence in its central region where extremists, armed groups and the military are committing human rights violations. The International...
Nov. 21, 2018

Vienna conference calls on combating anti-Semitism in Europe

VIENNA (AP) — Jewish and European leaders are vowing to combat the resurgence of anti-Semitism on the continent and proposed concrete measures to counter the hatred of Jews. The head...
Nov. 21, 2018

US durable goods orders drop 4.4 percent in October with business investment weak for third month

WASHINGTON (AP) — US durable goods orders drop 4.4 percent in October with business investment weak for third month.
Nov. 21, 2018

Global stocks recover as investors search for bargains

LONDON (AP) — Global stock markets recovered their poise Wednesday as investors picked up what they hope are bargains following another round of losses, which dragged U.S. indexes into the...
Nov. 21, 2018

Hospital gunman fired at least 30 times before killing self

CHICAGO (AP) — Police say the man who killed three people at a Chicago hospital fired his handgun at least 30 times before he fatally shot himself. Chicago police spokesman...
Nov. 21, 2018

Right-leaning nonprofit paid Whitaker nearly $1 million

WASHINGTON (AP) — Before joining the Justice Department, acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker earned nearly $1 million from a right-leaning nonprofit that doesn't disclose its donors. That's according to financial...
Nov. 21, 2018

Swiss attorney general defends his FIFA investigation

BERN, Switzerland (AP) — Switzerland's attorney general has defended his team's handling of its four-year FIFA investigation after the lead prosecutor was removed from duty. Michael Lauber says federal prosecutors...
Nov. 21, 2018

1 killed in fiery Brooklyn Bridge crash

NEW YORK (AP) — The Fire Department of New York says three vehicles have caught on fire and one person has died following a crash on the Brooklyn Bridge in...
Nov. 21, 2018

US airstrike in Somalia against al-Shabab kills 7 extremists

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The U.S. military says it has carried out an airstrike in central Somalia targeting al-Shabab that killed seven extremists. The U.S. Africa Command statement says Tuesday's airstrike...
Nov. 21, 2018

3 vehicles catch fire after Brooklyn Bridge crash

NEW YORK (AP) — The Fire Department of New York says three vehicles have caught on fire after a crash on the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City. There are...
Nov. 21, 2018

Greece: Creditors approve U-turn on pension cuts

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's bailout creditors have approved a request by the country to scrap pension cuts planned in 2019 after the country delivered a strong budget performance. In...
Nov. 21, 2018

Authorities probe mansion fire that killed 4 family members

COLTS NECK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities in New Jersey continue to investigate a fire believed to have been intentionally set that killed two adults and two children. The Monmouth County...
Nov. 21, 2018

2nd woman freed after arrest related to family massacre

WAVERLY, Ohio (AP) — The second of two women charged with misleading authorities investigating an Ohio family massacre has been released from jail. Prosecutors have said the two women are...
Nov. 21, 2018

Switzerland delays final decision on UN migration pact

GENEVA (AP) — The Swiss government says the country won't attend a conference next month at which a U.N.-backed agreement on migration is to be approved because it wants to...
Nov. 21, 2018

The Latest: Brexit: Germany making it easier to fire bankers

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on negotiations over Britain's exit from the European Union (all times local): 12:35 p.m. Germany is working to make it easier to fire top bankers...
Nov. 21, 2018

Macedonia court orders 30-day custody for former spy chief

SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — A former Macedonian intelligence chief has been taken into custody for a minimum of 30 days after judicial authorities considered him a flight risk to potentially...
Nov. 21, 2018

Italy arrests Egyptian accused of backing Islamic State

ROME (AP) — Italian authorities have arrested an Egyptian man accused of supporting the Islamic State and planning go to fight himself, saying he used social media chats to spread...
Nov. 21, 2018

The Latest: May says rejecting her deal could mean no Brexit

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on negotiations over Britain's exit from the European Union (all times local): 12:25 p.m. British Prime Minister Theresa May says that if Parliament rejects the...
Nov. 21, 2018

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