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Town on edge in Colombia after 5 killed, 2 vehicles burned

A town in southwest Colombia is again on edge after a skirmish between illegal armed groups left at least five people dead, authorities said Friday. The killings happened overnight in...
Jan. 17, 2020

Jury selected in Harvey Weinstein's rape trial, setting stage for testimony to begin next week

NEW YORK (AP) — Jury selected in Harvey Weinstein's rape trial, setting stage for testimony to begin next week.
Jan. 17, 2020

Courthouse to be named after late US Rep. Elijah Cummings

BALTIMORE (AP) — The city of Baltimore will formally name a courthouse after the late U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings in the first half of 2020. Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young...
Jan. 17, 2020

Iran says it's been banned from hosting international soccer

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's soccer federation said Friday it has been told it will not be hosting any international matches on Iranian soil. The federation said it received a...
Jan. 17, 2020

Newly released sex offender accused of sex assault on bus

VERNAL, Utah (AP) — A sex offender recently released from an Iowa prison has been arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting a woman on a Greyhound bus, Utah authorities said...
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

Guatemala sends troops to fight gangs in 2 high-crime areas

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemala’s new president announced a state of alert for two municipalities with high crime rates to combat gang activity Friday, a measure that allows the deployment...
Jan. 17, 2020

Jordanians protest gas deal with Israel

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Hundreds of Jordanians demonstrated in downtown Amman on Friday, calling on the government to cancel an agreement in which Israel began pumping natural gas to the...
Jan. 17, 2020

Records: Congress candidate Mfume left NAACP under a cloud

BALTIMORE (AP) — As former NAACP leader Kweisi Mfume seeks to regain a congressional seat he once held, The Baltimore Sun reports that records show he left the civil rights...
Jan. 17, 2020

Mexico: accident caused drowning deaths of 4 personnel

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's army said Friday the drowning death this week of four soldiers was caused by an accident involving confiscated weapons. The patrol had picked up three...
Jan. 17, 2020

Brazilian minister is fired after comments linked to Nazis

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian culture secretary Roberto Alvim was fired on Friday after using phrases similar to some used by Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels. Alvim made the comments...
Jan. 17, 2020

Student shot during attack on school officer to face trial

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin teenager who was shot and wounded when he stabbed a school resource officer has been ordered to stand trial. Grant Fuhrman, 17, is charged...
Jan. 17, 2020

Portrait found in gallery's walls verified as missing Klimt

PIACENZA, Italy (AP) — Art experts have confirmed that a painting discovered hidden inside an Italian art gallery's walls last month is Gustav Klimt's “Portrait of a Lady,” which was...
Jan. 17, 2020

Banks, communications companies lead stocks higher at midday

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks edged higher in midday trading Friday as solid earnings from banks helped extend momentum from the previous day's rally. State Street and Citizens Financial...
Jan. 17, 2020

Police: Medical issue led to Starbucks crash in Illinois

McHENRY, Ill. (AP) — The driver of a pickup truck that slammed into an Illinois Starbucks had a “medical emergency” before the crash that injured several people, police said Friday...
Jan. 17, 2020

New York man acquitted on all charges in 2013 fatal shooting

GOSHEN, N.Y. (AP) — A New York man has been acquitted of all charges in relation to the 2013 fatal shooting of another man who was wanted wanted on rape...
Jan. 17, 2020

Latest Brazil culture war salvo sparks ire over Nazi phrase

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's government has drawn criticism after its culture minister launched an arts initiative focused on nationalism and religion, while using language he later acknowledged was...
Jan. 17, 2020

MIT professor denies misleading school over Epstein funding

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor is denying accusations that he misled the school about two $50,000 gifts he facilitated from Jeffrey Epstein in 2012, arguing that...
Jan. 17, 2020

Employers post fewer jobs in November

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of available jobs fell sharply in November, dropping to 6.8 million, a decline of 7.6% from the October level. The Labor Department reported Friday that...
Jan. 17, 2020

Virginia AG urges justices to prevent tragic rally violence

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring urged the state Supreme Court on Friday to reject an effort by pro-gun groups to overturn a gun ban at a...
Jan. 17, 2020

Mexico's "Thousand Islands" yields 14 corpses in 7 pits

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Police said Thursday they found 14 sets of skeletal human remains in seven clandestine burial pits in area known as Mexico's “Thousand Islands.” Police, soldiers and...
Jan. 17, 2020

Trial date set for officer charged with killing black man

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A trial date has been set for a white Nashville police officer charged with fatally shooting an armed black man during a foot chase in 2018...
Jan. 17, 2020

Volkswagen creating first innovation hub in North America

Volkswagen is partnering with the University of Tennessee and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory to create the company's first innovation hub for developing new technology in North America, officials said...
Jan. 17, 2020

Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings creator, dies

LONDON (AP) — Christopher Tolkien, who played a major role protecting the legacy of his father's "The Lord of the Rings” trilogy, has died. He was 95. The Tolkien Society...
Jan. 17, 2020

MSNBC's Maddow reaches record audience with Parnas interview

NEW YORK (AP) — There's no apparent impeachment fatigue among viewers of MSNBC's Rachel Maddow. Her prime-time show, which has been on for more than 11 years, had its largest...
Jan. 17, 2020

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