November 24, 2017 RSS feed / Nation/World

Stores aim to draw Black Friday crowds

NEW YORK   Shoppers were out before dawn in the U.S. for fun and for deals, as retailers that have had a tough year were hoping to bring customers to their stores and websites for Black Friday, one of the biggest shopping days of the year.  More...

AP source: Flynn breaks with Trump team on Mueller probe

WASHINGTON In a move that could signal cooperation with the government, lawyers for former national security adviser Michael Flynn have told President Donald Trump’s legal team that they are no longer communicating with them about special coun More...

Zimbabwe’s new president vows job creation

HARARE, Zimbabwe New Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has vowed he will work to improve the economy to reduce unemployment and return the country to prosperity. More...

Militants assault worshippers in Egypt’s Sinai, killing at least 85

EL-ARISH, Egypt   Militants bombed a Sufi mosque and fired on worshippers in the volatile Sinai Peninsula during Friday prayers, Egyptian officials said, killing at least 85 people in what appeared to be the latest attack by the area’s Isl More...

Sound heard in Argentine sub search was likely ‘explosion’

MAR DEL PLATA, Argentina   An apparent explosion occurred near the time and place an Argentine submarine went missing, the country’s navy reported Thursday, prompting relatives of the vessel’s 44 crew members to burst into tears and More...

Oscar Pistorius’ sentence increased

SOMERSET WEST, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius’ prison sentence was more than doubled to 13 years and five months on Friday, a surprisingly dramatic intervention by South Africa’s Supreme Court of Appeal in the Olympic athlete&r More...

Study shows parasite from Vietnam may be killing vets

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Jazz singer Jon Hendricks dies

TOLEDO, Ohio   Jon Hendricks, the pioneering jazz singer and lyricist who with the trio Lambert, Hendricks & Ross popularized the “vocalese” singing style in which words were added to instrumental songs, has died. More...

Ex-Rep. Hinchey, who pushed to protect the environment, dies

NEW YORK   Former U.S. Rep. Maurice Hinchey, a veteran lawmaker known for pressing to protect the environment during a career that spanned from the era of the Love Canal toxic waste site to the recent debate over natural gas fracking, has died. More...

Uber reveals cover-up of hack affecting 57M riders, drivers

SAN FRANCISCO   Uber is coming clean about its cover-up of a year-old hacking attack that stole personal information about more than 57 million of the beleaguered ride-hailing service’s customers and drivers.  More...

Ex-doctor pleads guilty to sex charges

LANSING, Mich.   A former doctor accused of molesting girls while working for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University pleaded guilty Wednesday to multiple charges of sexual assault and will face at least 25 years in prison.  More...

US Navy plane with 11 aboard crashes into Pacific; 8 rescued

TOKYO   Eight people were rescued and three remained missing after a U.S. Navy plane crashed into the western Pacific Ocean on Wednesday, the Navy said.  More...

Group: Stop virginity tests

JAKARTA, Indonesia   Indonesia’s military and police continue to perform abusive virginity tests on female recruits three years after the World Health Organization declared they had no scientific validity, an international human rights gro More...

Zimbabwe poised to swear in new president, Mnangagwa

HARARE, Zimbabwe   Zimbabwe’s recently fired vice president was set to return on Wednesday to be sworn in as the country’s new leader, after Robert Mugabe announced his stunning resignation during impeachment proceedings against him. More...

UN court convicts Mladic of genocide over Bosnia’s horrors

THE HAGUE, Netherlands   The United Nations’ Yugoslav war crimes tribunal convicted Bosnian Serb military chief Gen. More...

Cold War drama caught on video as N. Korean soldier escapes

SEOUL, South Korea It’s 3:11 p.m. on a cold, gray day on the North Korean side of the most heavily armed border in the world, and a lone soldier is racing toward freedom. More...

Disney Animation, Pixar chief John Lasseter taking leave

LOS ANGELES   Just days before Pixar’s “Coco” is set to hit theaters, Pixar co-founder and Walt Disney Animation chief John Lasseter announced he is taking a six-month leave of absence citing “missteps” with employe More...

Poll: 1 in 3 Americans dread political talk at Thanksgiving

WASHINGTON Bring on the turkey — but maybe hold the politics. Thanksgiving is Glenn Rogers’ favorite holiday, when people gather around the table and talk about things to celebrate from the past year. More...

Trump labels LaVar Ball – father of UCLA player – an ‘ungrateful fool’

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump continued to taunt the father of a UCLA basketball player detained for shoplifting in China Wednesday, calling him an “ungrateful fool.” More...

Big Tobacco’s anti-smoking ads begin after long delay

WASHINGTON   Decades after they were banned from the airwaves, Big Tobacco companies return to prime-time television this weekend — but not by choice.  More...