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South Africa ruling party's fight for its future kicks off

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The fight to replace South Africa's scandal-prone President Jacob Zuma is set to begin as thousands of delegates of the ruling African National Congress gather to elect...
Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 00:56

AP PHOTOS: A selection of pictures from the past week

Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our...
Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 00:30

Rahul Gandhi takes over India's opposition Congress party

NEW DELHI (AP) — Rahul Gandhi, the scion of India's most famous political dynasty, has taken over as president of the main opposition Congress party while facing a stiff challenge...
Friday, December 15, 2017 - 23:13

Fear, shame preserve silence of abuse by clerics in Pakistan

As adults, victims of sexual abuse by religious clerics in Pakistan's madrassas, or Islamic schools, feel the shame deeply but say speaking out is not an option. It's not in...
Friday, December 15, 2017 - 23:06

Police: Trooper shoots, kills man during traffic stop

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Delaware State Police say a trooper has shot and killed a man during a traffic stop. Spokesman Sgt. Richard Bratz says in a news release that...
Friday, December 15, 2017 - 22:48

Army of firefighters takes on still-growing California fire

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — The fourth-largest wildfire in California history continues to grow and threaten thousands of homes despite armies of fire crews and fleets of bulldozers and aircraft...
Friday, December 15, 2017 - 22:27

AP News in Brief at 12:04 a.m. EST

Huge tax bill heads for passage as GOP senators fall in line WASHINGTON (AP) — After weeks of quarrels, qualms and then eleventh-hour horse-trading, Republicans revealed the details of their...
Friday, December 15, 2017 - 22:00

Major media players start commission for sexual misconduct

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hollywood executives and other major players in entertainment have established a commission to be chaired by Anita Hill that intends to combat sexual misconduct and inequality...
Friday, December 15, 2017 - 21:34

Talks between Venezuela, opposition set to resume in January

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Another round of talks between the Venezuelan government and opposition leaders has ended without an agreement but the dialogue is slated to resume again in January...
Friday, December 15, 2017 - 21:14

Retail chain sued for selling guns to Texas church shooter

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Relatives of three people killed in the November shooting rampage inside a Texas church are suing a sporting goods chain that sold two firearms to the...
Friday, December 15, 2017 - 21:10

Deadly California wildfire continues to grow

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Calming winds Friday gave firefighters a chance to gain ground against a huge wildfire in coastal mountains northwest of Los Angeles but the blaze continued...
Friday, December 15, 2017 - 20:52

Peru's congress launches process for president's ouster

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Lawmakers in Peru launched proceedings Friday to oust President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, who refuses to resign after being accused of failing to disclose decade-old payments from...
Friday, December 15, 2017 - 20:43

Texas man admits beheading wife, gets 52-year prison term

WACO, Texas (AP) — A Central Texas man has been sentenced to 52 years in prison in the decapitation death of his wife. Prosecutors say 24-year-old Davie Dauzat pleaded guilty...
Friday, December 15, 2017 - 20:00

Strong earthquake rattles Indonesia's Java island; 2 dead

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A strong earthquake shook Indonesia's densely populated Java island on Friday night, killing two people and severely damaging dozens of homes near the epicenter. The magnitude...
Friday, December 15, 2017 - 19:58

Indiana man charged in Charlottesville assault sentenced

NORTH VERNON, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana man who pleaded guilty to charges for punching a man and woman demonstrating against a white nationalist protest in Virginia over the summer...
Friday, December 15, 2017 - 19:54

The Latest: Agency: 2 immigrants can leave US for abortion

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on a lawsuit over the Trump administration blocking two pregnant immigrant teens from obtaining abortions (all times local): 9:35 p.m. The Trump administration says two...
Friday, December 15, 2017 - 19:40

Man receives 3 life sentences in Washington state slayings

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — A man has been sentenced to three life terms without the possibility of parole for killing three of his friends at a home in Washington state...
Friday, December 15, 2017 - 19:28

N. Korea unmoved as world unites against its nuke ambitions

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Korea's friends and enemies joined forces Friday in opposing its determination to be recognized as a nuclear weapons state and calling on leader Kim Jong...
Friday, December 15, 2017 - 19:04

The Latest: Trump slams investigators at 'disgraceful' FBI

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to the FBI (all times local): 8:50 p.m. President Donald Trump has unleashed a blistering attack on the FBI's leadership...
Friday, December 15, 2017 - 18:59

Newspaper: More women accuse US judge of sexual conduct

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Washington Post says nine more women allege they were subject to inappropriate sexual conduct or comments by a prominent U.S. appeals court judge. In a...
Friday, December 15, 2017 - 18:41

Spurlock's 'Super Size Me' sequel pulled from Sundance fest

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Morgan Spurlock's latest documentary will not premiere at the Sundance Film Festival as planned. The remaining partners in his production company said Friday that they removed...
Friday, December 15, 2017 - 18:22

Earthquake rattles Indonesia's Java island, 2 dead

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A strong earthquake shook Indonesia's densely populated Java island on Friday night, killing two people and severely damaging dozens of homes near the epicenter. The quake...
Friday, December 15, 2017 - 18:22

Plan released for dividing money to Vegas shooting victims

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The plan that will be used to divide donations to victims of the Las Vegas mass shooting includes a provision to assist those who sought medical...
Friday, December 15, 2017 - 18:15

Mourners bow, pray over casket of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Government workers, local celebrities and residents who didn't personally know late San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee streamed past his body to say goodbye to the city's...
Friday, December 15, 2017 - 17:55

Family, classmates honor New Mexico school shooting victim

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Hundreds of people gathered Friday to celebrate the life of a 17-year-old boy killed in a shooting rampage earlier this month at a New Mexico high...
Friday, December 15, 2017 - 17:54

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