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Nobel winner talks drug war

Dec 10, 2016 / 7:31 am

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Saturday accepted the Nobel Peace Prize, saying it helped his country achieve the "impossible dream" of...

President impeached

Dec 9, 2016 / 5:41 pm

UPDATE: 5:40 p.m. Large crowds are expected to gather in South Korea's capital to celebrate the impeachment of President Park Geun-hye over an explosive...

1,000 sports cheats

Dec 9, 2016 / 3:19 pm

Russia's sports reputation was ripped apart again Friday when a new report into systematic doping detailed a vast "institutional conspiracy" that...

Concern over Trump ties

Dec 9, 2016 / 2:09 pm

Donald Trump's continued stake in television's "Celebrity Apprentice" adds to questions about potential conflicts between his personal and...

Aunt backs over nephew, 2

Dec 9, 2016 / 12:27 pm

Police say a New Jersey woman backed her car into her 2-year-old nephew, killing him. Lt. Gregory Staffordsmith told the Asbury Park Press that the 33-year-old...

All tsunami warnings over

Dec 9, 2016 / 12:12 pm

Tsunami warnings for several Pacific islands, including those in Hawaii, were cancelled Friday after authorities determined that a powerful magnitude 7.7...

Royal scolding for media

Dec 9, 2016 / 10:27 am

Britain's Prince Andrew is asking the media to cease "speculation and innuendo" about his daughters, and denies he's feuding with elder...

Rats infest Paris

Dec 9, 2016 / 10:13 am

Both Nadine Mahe des Portes and the rat panicked when she inadvertently stepped on it on her walk back from work through Paris. "I heard a terrible...

'Buy American': Trump

Dec 9, 2016 / 9:10 am

Donald Trump has made clear he wants buy-American rules in the massive infrastructure program he's planning, launching an ardent defence of...

Arrested with rifle, IS flag

Dec 9, 2016 / 9:08 am

Dutch police detained a 30-year-old man on suspicion of preparing a terrorist crime after finding a Kalashnikov rifle, two full ammunition clips and a painting...

Dare you to pronounce this

Dec 9, 2016 / 6:35 am

For all those who don't speak German — and indeed for those who do — here is Austria's word of the year, adding to the challenges of reading...

Clinton blasts fake news

Dec 9, 2016 / 6:28 am

Hillary Clinton decried the rise of fake news as an "epidemic" during a speech on Capitol Hill. Clinton addressed fake news during a speech for...

Coughs, heaves in execution

Dec 9, 2016 / 6:27 am

Thirteen minutes into his execution by injection, an Alabama inmate heaved and coughed and appeared to move during tests meant to determine consciousness....

Alive 2 weeks after crash

Dec 9, 2016 / 6:24 am

A missing soldier has been found alive two weeks after the helicopter he was aboard crashed in a remote area of Borneo, Indonesia's army said Friday. The...

'Ghostbusters' proposal

Dec 9, 2016 / 6:21 am

A British man flew his girlfriend all the way across the pond to New York City so he could propose to her at the firehouse used in the "Ghostbusters"...

Trump: fries with that?

Dec 8, 2016 / 3:53 pm

President-elect Donald Trump plans to add another wealthy business person and elite donor to his cabinet, saying he would nominate fast-food executive Andrew...

'5,000 per cent sure'

Dec 8, 2016 / 3:27 pm

Millions of people have seen a secretly recorded video of Dalia Dippolito telling an undercover police officer she was "5,000 per cent sure" about...

'Aleppo is finished'

Dec 8, 2016 / 2:59 pm

Russia said the Syrian army was suspending combat operations in Aleppo late Thursday to allow for the evacuation of civilians from besieged rebel-held...

Spaceman John Glenn dies

Dec 8, 2016 / 1:33 pm

John Glenn, whose 1962 flight as the first U.S. astronaut to orbit the Earth made him an all-American hero and propelled him to a long career in the U.S....

Fridge possible fire starter

Dec 8, 2016 / 12:03 pm

Federal officials investigating a fire that killed 36 people during a party at an Oakland warehouse plan to bring in engineers to examine the building's...

Mick Jagger fathers 8th baby

Dec 8, 2016 / 9:52 am

Mick Jagger's representatives say the rock legend has welcomed the birth of his eighth child. Jagger, the 73-year-old frontman of the Rolling Stones, was on...

Regret in fake news shooting

Dec 8, 2016 / 9:49 am

The man accused of firing an assault rifle inside a Washington restaurant said he regrets how he handled the situation but refused to completely dismiss the...

Quake rattles California

Dec 8, 2016 / 9:28 am

A 6.5-magnitude earthquake rattled the northern California coast Thursday morning. The 6:50 a.m. tremblor was felt by residents in the coastal town of Ferndale....

Fed up with austerity

Dec 8, 2016 / 6:36 am

A nationwide strike in Greece against spending cuts disrupted public transport, state-run schools, ferries and national rail services Thursday, and left public...

Paris choking on smog

Dec 8, 2016 / 6:24 am

Facing its worst winter pollution in a decade, Paris is sticking to controversial traffic restrictions. Paris city hall has barred half of all cars from...

Giraffes on extinction list

Dec 8, 2016 / 6:21 am

The giraffe, the tallest land animal, is now at risk of extinction, biologists say. Because the giraffe population has shrunk nearly 40 per cent in just 30...

Wedding ring reunion

Dec 8, 2016 / 6:11 am

A Christmas tree farmer has found and returned a wedding ring a New Jersey man lost roughly 15 years ago. David Penner says his wedding band slipped off his...

Sentenced to death

Dec 8, 2016 / 5:57 am

Alabama is preparing to execute an inmate convicted in the 1994 killing of a convenience store clerk. Forty-five-year-old Ronald Bert Smith, Jr. is scheduled to...

America's longest road

Dec 8, 2016 / 5:51 am

Signs marking the eastern and western ends of the longest continuous road in the U.S. are being unveiled on both coasts. Historic U.S. Route 20 runs between...

Set for impeachment vote

Dec 7, 2016 / 11:40 pm

South Korea's opposition-controlled parliament introduced an impeachment motion Thursday against President Park Geun-hye, setting up a likely vote Friday on...

Aid pours in after quake

Dec 7, 2016 / 10:48 pm

Humanitarian organizations descended on Indonesia's Aceh province Thursday as the government in Jakarta promised tons of emergency aid and officials raced...

Kids charged in deadly fire

Dec 7, 2016 / 10:45 pm

Authorities on Wednesday charged two juveniles in an East Tennessee wildfire that killed 14 people and destroyed or damaged more than 2,400 buildings in an...

WWE exec on Trump team

Dec 7, 2016 / 10:40 pm

President-elect Donald Trump is adding former wrestling executive Linda McMahon to his cabinet as leader of the Small Business Administration. McMahon and her...

Tots killed in steam leak

Dec 7, 2016 / 10:37 pm

Two sibling toddlers died Wednesday after suffering steam burns in a New York City apartment, and investigators are looking into whether a radiator...

'Gift of freedom'

Dec 7, 2016 / 10:32 pm

Thousands of people observed a moment of silence before fighter jets streaked across the sky during a ceremony Wednesday at Pearl Harbor marking the 75th...

Hardliners, soft talk

Dec 7, 2016 / 9:23 pm

Donald Trump embraced new Cabinet officers Wednesday whose backgrounds suggest he's primed to put tough actions behind his campaign rhetoric on immigration...

Federal judge halts recount

Dec 7, 2016 / 6:27 pm

A federal judge who ordered Michigan to begin its recount effectively ended it on Wednesday, tying his decision to a state court ruling that found Green Party...

1 officer killed, 1 wounded

Dec 7, 2016 / 1:32 pm

A man fatally shot one Georgia police officer and wounded a second before fleeing an apartment complex near a college campus that went on lockdown as a...

He watched his friend die

Dec 7, 2016 / 1:03 pm

Former New Orleans Saints running back Pierre Thomas told a jury Wednesday that he thought a heated argument between retired Saints star Will Smith and an irate...

'Cold, hateful heart'

Dec 7, 2016 / 12:23 pm

Dylann Roof had a "cold and hateful heart" when he pulled a pistol from his fanny pack during a Bible study last year and killed nine black church...

Cop killed, shooter at large

Dec 7, 2016 / 12:00 pm

Authorities say a police officer shot in Georgia while responding to a domestic dispute has died, and another is in critical condition. Georgia Bureau of...

Brangelina's public fight

Dec 7, 2016 / 11:49 am

A judge on Wednesday rejected Brad Pitt's request to seal details about custody arrangements in his divorce from Angelina Jolie. Los Angeles Superior Court...

Guilty in 'Sopranos' hit

Dec 7, 2016 / 11:14 am

A Nevada man who authorities say is a member of the New Jersey crime family believed to be the model for HBO's "The Sopranos" has admitted...

Death toll stands at 36

Dec 7, 2016 / 11:07 am

Recovery efforts at an Oakland warehouse fire have ended and the death toll stands at 36, officials said Wednesday. The news comes a day after Oakland officials...

48 dead in plane crash

Dec 7, 2016 / 8:22 am

A plane belonging to Pakistan's national carrier crashed on Wednesday with 48 people on board, apparently killing all of them, police and an airline...

Caddie dies on golf course

Dec 7, 2016 / 7:22 am

A caddie collapsed and died during the Dubai Ladies Masters on Wednesday, forcing the suspension of the first round and shortening the tournament to 54 holes....

Frantic rescue underway

Dec 7, 2016 / 6:48 am

A strong earthquake rocked Indonesia's Aceh province early Wednesday, killing nearly 100 people and sparking a frantic rescue effort in the rubble of dozens...

Kids working 64 hrs a week

Dec 7, 2016 / 6:45 am

Thousands of Bangladeshi children who live in the capital's slums are working illegally for an average of 64 hours a week, with many employed by the garment...

Trump Time's Person of Year

Dec 7, 2016 / 6:31 am

Time magazine on Wednesday named President-elect Donald Trump its Person of the Year. "It's a great honour. It means a lot," Trump said in a...

Mannequin vid leads to jail

Dec 7, 2016 / 6:29 am

A "mannequin challenge" video of people staging a shootout has led to the arrests of two men in Alabama and the seizure of several guns and marijuana....

Airline president detained

Dec 7, 2016 / 5:59 am

The head of the charter airline whose plane crashed in the Andes last week was detained by Bolivian prosecutors for questioning Tuesday as authorities look into...

Snow geese die in mine pit

Dec 7, 2016 / 5:56 am

Several thousand snow geese died after a snowstorm forced tens of thousands of the migratory birds to take refuge in the acidic, metal-laden waters of an old...

Who was killer's victim?

Dec 7, 2016 / 5:54 am

Authorities hope a facial reconstruction of a girl who was slain by a Seattle-area serial killer will help identify the victim, who tests show may have spent...

From refugee to pilot

Dec 6, 2016 / 10:57 pm

From a childhood as a refugee, Capt. Safia Ferozi is now flying a transport plane for Afghanistan's air force as the country's second female pilot, a...

Ninth execution in Georgia

Dec 6, 2016 / 10:44 pm

With the execution Tuesday of a man convicted of killing his father-in-law, Georgia has put to death nine inmates this year — more than any other state....

Trump street signs removed

Dec 6, 2016 / 10:15 pm

City workers have taken down two Donald Trump honorary street signs near his downtown Chicago hotel and condominium tower. Mike Claffey of the city's...

Warehouse concerns known

Dec 6, 2016 / 10:12 pm

City and state officials fielded years of complaints about dangerous conditions, drugs, neglected children, trash, thefts and squabbles at the illegally...

Hand-delivered grenade

Dec 6, 2016 / 9:45 pm

Officials say a South Florida police substation was shut down for several hours after a woman brought in two grenades she found in her home. Local media outlets...

More coal miners killed

Dec 6, 2016 / 9:25 pm

Seven coal miners are dead and another four still missing after a gas explosion in a central province in the latest deadly accident to strike China's mining...

25 dead in quake

Dec 6, 2016 / 8:42 pm

UPDATED 8:41 P.M. A strong undersea earthquake rocked Indonesia's Aceh province early on Wednesday, killing at least 25 people and causing dozens of...

Three kids shot to death

Dec 6, 2016 / 5:28 pm

Critically wounded, an Albuquerque mother struggled in vain to pull her three children to safety after a gunman shot them during a confrontation inside the...

Sex assault cop gets 8 years

Dec 6, 2016 / 2:29 pm

A former Oklahoma state trooper accused of sexually assaulting women during traffic stops was sentenced Tuesday to more than eight years in prison after...

Orangutan rocks out

Dec 6, 2016 / 2:10 pm

A rock-loving orangutan named Rubih went ape on the observation windows of her St. Louis zoo enclosure, forcing nearly $200,000 in repairs and the temporary...

Step down in doping

Dec 6, 2016 / 1:39 pm

The former French judge heading an IOC investigation into Russian doping stepped down on Tuesday, three days before the release of a new report into systematic...

Jail for stealing celeb nudes

Dec 6, 2016 / 11:45 am

A Bahamian man has been sentenced to five years in prison for hacking into celebrities' email accounts to steal scripts and sexually explicit pictures and...

Pig balloons to block Trump

Dec 6, 2016 / 10:15 am

An architect wants to install four giant pig balloons to cover up the Trump name on the side of the president-elect's Chicago hotel. New World Design says...

Manslaughter in CFL death

Dec 6, 2016 / 10:06 am

The man who says he fatally shot CFL player Joe McKnight during a road rage dispute has been arrested and jailed on a manslaughter charge, records show. Ronald...

Syrians gain ground

Dec 6, 2016 / 9:00 am

Syrian government forces and allied militias captured Aleppo's centrally located al-Shaar neighbourhood from rebels on Tuesday as the government and its...

Fire recovery winds down

Dec 6, 2016 / 6:30 am

Some people managed to text loved ones goodbye and "I love you" before they died in an Oakland warehouse fire that claimed three dozen lives,...

Terror threat on LA Metro

Dec 6, 2016 / 6:29 am

The threat of a terror attack against a busy commuter rail station in the Los Angeles area has prompted authorities to increase security throughout the region...

Trooper killed in head-on

Dec 6, 2016 / 6:10 am

A New Jersey state trooper and another man were killed in a head-on highway crash. It happened about 7 p.m. Monday on State Route 55 in Millville, in the...

Top Twitter trends of 2016

Dec 5, 2016 / 10:25 pm

The Rio Olympics, the American presidential election and Pokemon Go were the top global trends on Twitter in 2016. The social media site says Rio2016 was the...

No apology for attack

Dec 5, 2016 / 9:45 pm

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe won't apologize for Japan's attack when he visits the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor later this month, the...

Trail of unpaid debts

Dec 5, 2016 / 5:37 pm

The airline involved in last week's crash in the Andes left a trail of unpaid bills that forced Bolivia's air force to seize two planes and briefly jail...

Deputy dies in sinkhole

Dec 5, 2016 / 5:36 pm

Officials say an off-duty sheriff's deputy has died and two other people hurt when two vehicles plunged into a water-filled sinkhole in San Antonio. The...

Peeping drone nabbed

Dec 5, 2016 / 5:34 pm

A Utah police department is warning people to keep an eye out for unmanned drones flying outside their bathroom windows. Orem Police Lt. Craig Martinez said...

Title follows tragic crash

Dec 5, 2016 / 5:21 pm

The Brazilian club Chapecoense, which lost most of its players in an air crash last week, has been awarded the Copa Sudamericana championship by the governing...

Warehouse owner backlash

Dec 5, 2016 / 2:40 pm

The founder of a ramshackle Oakland artists' colony where dozens of people burned to death saw himself as a kind of guru and loved to surround himself with...

Life for son's hot-car death

Dec 5, 2016 / 12:01 pm

A judge on Monday handed down a sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole for a Georgia man convicted of murder by jurors who believed he had...

The rooster made me do it

Dec 5, 2016 / 11:31 am

Two suspects in a weekend break-in at a Massachusetts convenience store had a fowl accomplice. Northampton officers investigating a robbery in progress at a...

'No time to react'

Dec 5, 2016 / 11:25 am

One of the survivors of last week's plane crash in the Andes said the passengers of the chartered flight had no idea their aircraft was running out of gas...

Jimmy Kimmel Oscar-bound

Dec 5, 2016 / 9:50 am

The Oscars finally have a host: Jimmy Kimmel will emcee the 89th Academy Awards. Kimmel will be hosting the show for the first time, the Academy of Motion...

Santa's worker murdered

Dec 5, 2016 / 7:57 am

Finnish police say they are holding a 36-year-old foreigner suspected of fatally stabbing his female friend in the Arctic wilds of Lapland. Tourism officials...

Death toll climbs in fire

Dec 5, 2016 / 6:37 am

A spokeswoman says the death toll in an Oakland warehouse fire has climbed to 36. As investigators searched for signs of a crime in the late-night dance party...

Michigan to begin recount

Dec 5, 2016 / 6:22 am

A judge has ordered a hand recount of Michigan's presidential results to begin by noon Monday, and the Green Party is trying to force a federal court order...

Protesters vow to stay

Dec 5, 2016 / 6:18 am

Protesters celebrated a major victory in their push to reroute the Dakota Access oil pipeline away from a tribal water source but pledged to remain camped on...

Record $22.2B need

Dec 5, 2016 / 6:15 am

The United Nations' humanitarian aid co-ordination agency says it and partners require a record $22.2 billion next year to help people hit by conflict and...

Sinkhole swallows cars

Dec 5, 2016 / 6:10 am

A San Antonio official says a 60-year-old man has been rescued after two cars were submerged inside a sinkhole created when a large sewer line ruptured. San...

Italy vote rocks markets

Dec 5, 2016 / 5:57 am

Italy was plunged into political and economic uncertainty following voters' resounding rebuke of Premier Matteo Renzi's proposed constitutional reforms....

11 killed in hotel fire

Dec 4, 2016 / 7:29 pm

A Pakistani police officer says a fire that swept through a four-star hotel in the southern port city of Karachi has killed at least 11 people. Tauqeer Naeem...

Teens, music makers in fire

Dec 4, 2016 / 7:01 pm

Teenagers, the son of a local sheriff's deputy and young artists who loved music are among the dozens of people who died when a fire broke out at an...

Defending Taiwan call

Dec 4, 2016 / 4:57 pm

President-elect Donald Trump continued to use Twitter Sunday to defend his engagement with the leader of Taiwan, a breach of diplomatic protocol as the U.S....

Renzi quits after reform loss

Dec 4, 2016 / 4:14 pm

Italian Premier Matteo Renzi announced he will resign Monday after suffering a stinging loss in a reforms referendum, triggering immediate calls from a populist...

Fire death toll climbs to 33

Dec 4, 2016 / 4:02 pm

The death toll from a fire that tore through a warehouse hosting a late-night dance party climbed to 33 on Sunday as firefighters painstakingly combed through...

Glimmer of hope for exiles

Dec 4, 2016 / 2:55 pm

In the heart of Miami's Little Havana, Cuban exile Armando Garcia said Sunday's funeral of Fidel Castro granted neither simple closure nor optimism for...

Pushback over Romney

Dec 4, 2016 / 1:58 pm

As President-elect Donald Trump stood onstage during the debut night of his "thank you" tour and teased that he was about to announce a surprise...

Pipeline route blocked

Dec 4, 2016 / 1:56 pm

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Sunday that it won't grant an easement for the Dakota Access oil pipeline in southern North Dakota. The decision is a...

Enviro goods deal fails

Dec 4, 2016 / 1:49 pm

Forty-six countries including the U.S., China and European Union nations failed Sunday to agree on a list of "environmental goods" like solar-powered...

Leftist wins presidency

Dec 4, 2016 / 1:44 pm

Left-leaning Alexander Van der Bellen triumphed over his right-wing rival Sunday in the vote for Austria's presidency, a victory welcomed by moderate...

More bodies recovered

Dec 4, 2016 / 11:55 am

UPDATED 12:49 P.M. Officials in Oakland say the death toll has risen to 30 from a fire that tore through a warehouse that housed an artist collective. Alameda...

Family wants Nazi loot back

Dec 4, 2016 / 11:11 am

In the epic, 16-year battle over a priceless painting looted by the Nazis, there is one point on which all sides agree: When Lilly Cassirer and her husband fled...

Tolerance wins in Austria

Dec 4, 2016 / 11:08 am

Alexander Van der Bellen, a left-leaning politician who preached moderation and tolerance, won Austria's presidential election Sunday over right-wing...

Veterans join protectors

Dec 4, 2016 / 10:01 am

Military veterans started to gather Sunday near the main Dakota Access pipeline protest camp, where they'll join the several hundred people who are against...

Fidel's ashes interred

Dec 4, 2016 / 8:30 am

Fidel Castro's ashes were interred in a private ceremony Sunday morning, ending nine days of mourning for the man who ruled Cuba for nearly half a century....

Mummers want inclusivity

Dec 4, 2016 / 7:43 am

Organizers of the Mummers Parade are hopeful that cultural education efforts will help the city's annual New Year's celebration be more respectful and...

Chaos over aid distribution

Dec 4, 2016 / 7:36 am

Chaos erupted in eastern Mosul on Sunday when hundreds of civilians overwhelmed aid trucks distributing food and water. The Iraqi government sent truckloads of...

3 shot to death in Finland

Dec 4, 2016 / 7:18 am

A gunman killed a local town councillor and two journalists in an apparent random shooting in a nightlife district in a small town in southeastern Finland,...

Leave or die

Dec 4, 2016 / 7:03 am

The Syrian army on Sunday ordered rebels in Aleppo to leave the city or face "inevitable death," as a series of airstrikes on an opposition-held town...

Won't let protesters freeze

Dec 4, 2016 / 6:24 am

The head of North Dakota's emergency management services says the state is prepared to respond to Dakota Access pipeline protesters who may need help during...

A 6-foot tall baby

Dec 4, 2016 / 6:10 am

A nearly 6-foot tall 138 pound giraffe has been born at Zoo Miami. The yet unnamed female giraffe is the 50th that has been born at the zoo, which is located in...

A burning death trap

Dec 4, 2016 / 5:07 am

The converted warehouse known as the "Ghost Ship" where a deadly fire ripped through a late-night dance party was an artist workspace and illegal home...

Trump's call angers China

Dec 4, 2016 / 5:05 am

With a 10-minute phone call and two tweets, Donald Trump inspired banner headlines and renewed hopes across Taiwan for a stronger partnership with the United...

Trump shrugs off fuss

Dec 4, 2016 / 4:59 am

President-elect Donald Trump is unapologetic about roiling diplomatic waters with his decision to speak on the phone with Taiwan's leader, a breach of...

Slain USC prof was caring

Dec 4, 2016 / 4:57 am

A graduate student arrested on suspicion of stabbing to death the professor who oversaw his work at the University of Southern California was quiet and...

Coalition should stay in Iraq

Dec 4, 2016 / 4:56 am

The American military, along with its international partners, will need to remain in Iraq even after the expected defeat of the Islamic State group, Defence...

Castro's final wishes

Dec 4, 2016 / 4:55 am

President Raul Castro announced that Cuba will prohibit the naming of streets and monuments after his brother Fidel, and bar the construction of statues of the...

Body parts found after crash

Dec 3, 2016 / 10:51 pm

Indonesian rescuers on Sunday recovered body parts in the sea where a police plane with 13 people aboard is believed to have crashed after takeoff. The light...

Teen charged with murder

Dec 3, 2016 / 8:06 pm

A 16-year-old has been arrested and charged with murder in connection with the death of his 16-year-old classmate whose headless body was found near the...

Soldier seeks pardon

Dec 3, 2016 / 7:57 pm

U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the former prisoner of war who's accused of endangering comrades by walking off his post in Afghanistan, is asking President...

Coach admits pot use

Dec 3, 2016 / 6:15 pm

David West has undergone four surgeries in his long NBA career: left knee, right elbow and right foot twice to fix a couple of toes. "I don't even like...

Memorial for soccer players

Dec 3, 2016 / 4:27 pm

On a rainy Saturday that only accentuated the grief, 20,000 people filled a tiny stadium under umbrellas and plastic ponchos to say goodbye to members of the...

Dozens feared dead

Dec 3, 2016 / 12:07 pm

31st- pic.twitter.com/8TX6jk0iYq — Oakland Firefighters (@OaklandFireLive) December 3, 2016 UPDATED: 5:37 p.m. The warehouse gutted by a blaze that...

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