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Iraqi officials and activists say 2 anti-government protesters killed and over a dozen wounded in renewed violence

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials and activists say 2 anti-government protesters killed and over a dozen wounded in renewed violence.
Jan. 17, 2020

US to screen airline passengers from China for new illness

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials announced Friday that they will begin screening airline passengers arriving from central China for a new virus that has sickened dozens and killed...
Jan. 17, 2020

Owner of boat that sank, killing 17, settles final lawsuit

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The owner of a tourist duck boat that sank in a Missouri lake, killing 17 people, has settled its final pending lawsuit for an undisclosed...
Jan. 17, 2020

Lawyers: ICE arrests trans migrant woman month after release

One month after winning her release from immigration detention, a transgender woman from El Salvador was arrested and taken back to the same jail because the U.S. government is appealing...
Jan. 17, 2020

3 people get prison for Manhattan explosion that killed 2

NEW YORK (AP) — Three people were sentenced to prison Friday for a 2015 explosion in Manhattan's East Village that was caused by an illegally installed gas line and killed...
Jan. 17, 2020

Georgia sets execution for man convicted of killing 2 people

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia man convicted of killing his ex-wife and her boyfriend more than 20 years ago is set to executed later this month. Donnie Cleveland Lance, 66,...
Jan. 17, 2020

Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein's rape trial

NEW YORK (AP) — A jury of seven men and five women was selected Friday for Harvey Weinstein's rape trial after an arduous two-week process, setting the stage for testimony...
Jan. 17, 2020

Advocates' hopes high as Kansas heads for medical pot debate

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas lawmakers expect to have their most serious debate so far on medical marijuana this year, fueling high hopes for advocates who have been stymied by...
Jan. 17, 2020

Plane slides off taxiway in icy weather as storm hits US

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A plane slid off the taxiway at Kansas City International Airport on Friday due to icy conditions that also have closed schools, universities and government...
Jan. 17, 2020

Zimbabwe police raid opposition party offices, seek machetes

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe police on Friday raided the offices of the country’s main opposition party, and a spokesman says the officers were looking for machetes. Police officers blocked...
Jan. 17, 2020

Canada provides money to families after plane shot down

TORONTO (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Friday his government will give Canadian $25,000 ($19,122) to families of each of the 57 citizens and 29 permanent residents of...
Jan. 17, 2020

Banks, communications stocks lead small gains on Wall Street

Major U.S. stock indexes edged higher in afternoon trading Friday as solid earnings from banks helped extend momentum from the previous day's rally. State Street and Citizens Financial were among...
Jan. 17, 2020

US court dismisses suit by youths over climate change

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Friday dismissed a lawsuit by 21 young people who claimed the U.S. government's climate policy harms them and jeopardizes their future...
Jan. 17, 2020

Ex-Guantanamo commander convicted of lying about man's death

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A former commander of the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay was convicted Friday of interfering with an investigation into the death of a civilian with...
Jan. 17, 2020

Federal court dismisses lawsuit by 21 young people who claimed U.S. government climate policy jeopardizes their future

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Federal court dismisses lawsuit by 21 young people who claimed U.S. government climate policy jeopardizes their future.
Jan. 17, 2020

California teachers exposed to jet fuel dump plan lawsuit

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California teachers plan to file a lawsuit after a commercial airliner with engine trouble dumped jet fuel over a densely populated area, including several schools,...
Jan. 17, 2020

Haitian president says he wants to reform constitution

HAVANA (AP) — Haitian President Jovenel Moïse says he wants to use his new power to rule by executive order to reform the constitution and make his country easier to...
Jan. 17, 2020

Ukrainian president rejects prime minister's resignation

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy rejected his prime minister's offer to resign and asked him to stay on the job Friday after he was caught on tape...
Jan. 17, 2020

Hillary Clinton to 2020 Democratic voters: pick a winner

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton has advice for Democratic voters faced with an unsettled field of presidential contenders: pick a winner. “This is an election that will have...
Jan. 17, 2020

Ukrainian president asks PM who disparaged him to stay

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy has rejected his prime minister's resignation and asked Oleksiy Honcharuk to stay on the job. Honcharuk submitted his resignation days after he...
Jan. 17, 2020

2 dead, 1 gravely hurt in Mexico fireworks explosion

MEXICO CITY (AP) — An explosion of a fireworks cache killed two people and critically injured another in a town on the northern outskirts of Mexico City. The government of...
Jan. 17, 2020

Jury selected for Harvey Weinstein's rape trial

NEW YORK (AP) — Jury selection in Harvey Weinstein's rape trial concluded Friday after an arduous two-week process, setting the stage for testimony to begin in the next week. The...
Jan. 17, 2020

Passenger takes over airport monitor for video game

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A passenger waiting for a flight at an Oregon airport needed a bit more screen space for his video game so he plugged his Playstation 4...
Jan. 17, 2020

Imprisoned New Hampshire tax evader ashamed, wants divorce

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A lawyer for a woman awaiting re-sentencing with her husband for holding U.S. marshals at bay from their fortress-like home in 2007 says she is ashamed...
Jan. 17, 2020

Ukraine's president has rejected the resignation of prime minister caught on tape disparaging him

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's president has rejected the resignation of prime minister caught on tape disparaging him.
Jan. 17, 2020

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