5 dead, child wounded after series of California shootings

Deadly California Shooting

A gunman killed four people and wounded a number of others at random Tuesday at multiple locations...


Today in History

Today in History Today is Saturday, Nov. 18, the 322nd day of 2017. There are 43 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 18, 1942, “The Skin of Our Teeth,” Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize-winning allegory about the history of humankind, opened on Broadway. On this date: In...


Finns scramble to calculate path of blazing Arctic meteorite

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Finnish experts are scrambling to calculate the trajectory of a blazing fireball that lit up the dark skies of Arctic Finland for five seconds in an attempt to find the celestial body. Tomas Kohout of the University of Helsinki’s physics department says Thursday night’s...


Sexual misconduct claims roil Alabama campaign, divide women

Alabama Senate Moore

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Standing on the white marble steps of Alabama’s Capitol, Kayla Moore surrounded herself with two dozen other women to defend husband Roy Moore against accusations of sexual misconduct that are dividing Republicans, and women in particular. “He will not step down. He will not...


Lebanon's PM Hariri in France, may be in Beirut next week

France Lebanon-3

PARIS (AP) — Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad Hariri arrived in France on Saturday from Saudi Arabia and may be back in Beirut next week, seeking to dispel fears that he had been held against his will and forced to resign by Saudi authorities. Hariri called Lebanese President Michel Aoun after his...


Philippine court convicts bomber in congressman's death

Philippines Slain Congressman

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine court has convicted a man for a daring 2007 motorcycle bombing that killed a Muslim rebel-turned-congressman and three other people and wounded 10, including two legislators. Judge Ralph Lee of the Regional Trial Court Branch 83 on Friday convicted Ikram...


Ousted Caracas mayor reaches Spain after fleeing Venezuela

APTOPIX Venezuela Fugitive Mayor

MADRID (AP) — The ousted mayor of Caracas pledged to spread his protest against Venezuela’s socialist government across the world as he arrived in Spain on Saturday, a day after escaping from house arrest and slipping past security forces into Colombia. After embracing his wife and two daughters...


Sri Lankan police arrest 19 over racial violence

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankan police said Saturday that 19 people were arrested following racial violence in the country’s south that started over a dispute between majority Buddhists and minority Muslims. Police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara said four people were injured in attacks that took...


Fighting scandal, Moore stands with homophobic supporters

Alabama Senate Moore LGBT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A smiling Roy Moore stood shoulder to shoulder with his fiercest religious allies. Flanked by a huge sign for Moore’s Senate campaign, one supporter railed against the “LGBT mafia” and “homosexualist gay terrorism.” Another warned that “homosexual sodomy” destroys those who...


Cambodia charges 2 journalists with espionage

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Two Cambodian journalists who worked for U.S.-funded Radio Free Asia were charged with espionage on Saturday, the latest targets in an intensifying crackdown on perceived opponents of the country’s authoritarian prime minister. The pair — Uon Chhin and Yeang Socheameta —...


The Latest: Lebanese PM arrives in Paris from Saudi Arabia

Lebanon Hariris Future

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on developments surrounding Lebanon’s crisis with Saudi Arabia in the wake of Prime Minister Saad Hariri’s resignation (all times local): 7:45 a.m. Lebanese TV stations have shown Prime Minister Saad Hariri arriving in France from Saudi Arabia amid political turmoil. The...

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