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North Dakota woman charged with leaving 6 kids with dead man

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota woman has been charged with felony child neglect after she was accused of leaving six children with the body of an acquaintance who...
Jan. 17, 2020

Man charged with beating driver of school bus full of kids

LAURINBURG, N.C. (AP) — A bus driver in North Carolina was transporting kids to school when her ex-boyfriend boarded the vehicle and began beating the woman, who managed to keep...
Jan. 17, 2020

US housing construction jumps 16.9% in December

WASHINGTON (AP) — Construction of new homes surged in December to the highest level in 13 years, capping a year in which falling mortgage rates and a strong labor market...
Jan. 17, 2020

Officials: Iraq's top cleric discharged from hospital

KARBALA, Iraq (AP) — Iraq's most powerful cleric was discharged Friday from a hospital following a risky surgery for a fractured bone and returned to his home in southern Iraq,...
Jan. 17, 2020

US housing construction jumps 16.9% in December, strongest showing in 13 years

WASHINGTON (AP) — US housing construction jumps 16.9% in December, strongest showing in 13 years.
Jan. 17, 2020

TV hen mauled to death: German court backs bigger payout

BERLIN (AP) — A court in Germany has ruled that the owner of a chicken that was mauled to death by a dog in 2017 deserves a higher payout because...
Jan. 17, 2020

Far-right Bolsonaro fires latest round in Brazil culture war

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's government has drawn criticism after launching a project that aims to revamp the country's arts scene, with a focus on nationalism and religion. The...
Jan. 17, 2020

Couple: Instinct kicked in when they spotted wanted car

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A couple on Friday said "fight or flight” instinct kicked in when they spotted a car wanted in the abduction of a girl who was snatched...
Jan. 17, 2020

Sheriff: Man shot postal worker in rural Mississippi

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A postal worker in rural Mississippi was shot while delivering mail and the suspect was then shot by law enforcement, Attala County Sheriff Tim Nail told...
Jan. 17, 2020

Florida woman saved from burning car just before it explodes

STUART, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man stopped at the scene of a burning wreck and teamed up with a sheriff's officer to save the woman inside just before the...
Jan. 17, 2020

EU border chief says migrant entries from Turkey on the rise

BRUSSELS (AP) — The number of migrants entering Europe from Turkey rose significantly last year as people fleeing strife in Syria and Afghanistan flooded into the country and then set...
Jan. 17, 2020

AP Exclusive: AT&T under pressure to defy Maduro's censors

MIAMI (AP) — Last April, as a military uprising roiled Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro’s socialist government ordered pay TV providers to immediately cease transmission of CNN and the BBC. DirecTV, which...
Jan. 17, 2020

Global stocks inspired by US rally, hopes for Chinese growth

Global stocks rose Friday, seemingly buoyed by high spirits on Wall Street, as new data suggested China's economic slowdown may have stabilized and Washington and Beijing signed a trade deal...
Jan. 17, 2020

'Days of God': A look at Iran's mounting crises

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's supreme leader says his nation is living through “days of God.” The Islamic Republic has been reeling from one crisis to another, from...
Jan. 17, 2020

Locust outbreak, most serious in 25 years, hits East Africa

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The most serious outbreak of desert locusts in 25 years is spreading across East Africa and posing an unprecedented threat to food security in some...
Jan. 17, 2020

Iran's top leader strikes defiant tone amid month of turmoil

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's supreme leader lashed out at Western countries as he led Friday prayers in Tehran for the first time in eight years, dismissing “American clowns” who...
Jan. 17, 2020

Paris Louvre museum closed amid strikes over pension plans

PARIS (AP) — Paris' Louvre museum was closed Friday as dozens of protesters blocked the entrance to denounce the French government's plans to overhaul the pension system. The Leonardo Da...
Jan. 17, 2020

Protests against citizenship law continue unabated in India

NEW DELHI (AP) — Hundreds of demonstrators perched themselves on the steps of an iconic mosque in the Indian capital on Friday to protest against a new citizenship law that...
Jan. 17, 2020

Zimbabwe gripped by drama of vice president's nasty divorce

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Black magic, drug addiction, attempted murder and a wrestling match over luxury cars and overseas properties. Zimbabwe is riveted by the explosive charges being made in...
Jan. 17, 2020

Russia's foreign minister slams 'aggressive' US policies

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's foreign policy chief on Friday blamed what he described as “aggressive” U.S. policies for growing global tensions, noting Washington's reluctance to extend a key nuclear arms...
Jan. 17, 2020

Former NBA player to plead not guilty to human trafficking

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — A grand jury has brought charges in a sex trafficking case against former NBA player and one-time University of Alabama basketball standout Jim Farmer, who was...
Jan. 17, 2020

Groom accused of sexual assault at reception gets probation

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A judge in Pennsylvania has sentenced a New Jersey man accused of sexually assaulting a teenage waitress at his wedding reception to probation. Matthew Aimers, 32,...
Jan. 17, 2020

German population up to 83.2 million but growth slows

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's population rose to 83.2 million last year, but its growth was the slowest for seven years, according to official figures released Friday. About 200,000 more people...
Jan. 17, 2020

Putin's, Xi's ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s Vladimir Putin and China's Xi Jinping have established themselves as the world’s most powerful authoritarian leaders in decades. Now it looks like they want to hang...
Jan. 17, 2020

'Lord of the Rings' protector Christopher Tolkien dies at 95

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

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