December 29, 2017 RSS feed / Nation/World

New York City fire kills 12, sends residents scrambling

NEW YORK   New York City’s deadliest residential fire in decades spread through every floor of a Bronx apartment building within a matter of minutes, city officials said, killing 12 people and sending other residents scrambling outside int More...

Egypt says 10 killed in attack outside Cairo church

CAIRO   At least 10 people, including eight Coptic Christians, were killed after unidentified gunmen opened fire outside a church in a south Cairo suburb, Egypt’s Health Ministry spokesman said Friday. More...

Democrat Jones officially declared winner over Roy Moore

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Islamic State claims attack on Shiite center, 41 dead

KABUL, Afghanistan   A brutal attack claimed by the Islamic State group devastated a two-story Shiite Muslim cultural center in the Afghan capital on Thursday, killing at least 41 people and wounding another 84, many suffering severe burns from More...

Putin says St. Petersburg explosion was terror attack

MOSCOW The explosion at a supermarket in Russia’s second-largest city was a terrorist attack, President Vladimir Putin said Thursday, adding that another attack had been thwarted. More...

Shkreli’s former lawyer found guilty of financial fraud

NEW YORK   A lawyer accused of helping pharmaceutical entrepreneur Martin Shkreli cover up financial fraud was convicted on Wednesday, a result a prosecutor said should send a “powerful message” through the legal profession.  More...

Roy Moore files lawsuit to block Alabama Senate result

MONTGOMERY, Ala.   Republican Roy Moore filed a lawsuit to try to stop Alabama from certifying Democrat Doug Jones as the winner of the U.S. More...

Israel minister plans Trump train station at Western Wall

JERUSALEM   Israel’s transportation minister is pushing ahead with a plan to dig a railway tunnel under Jerusalem’s Old City, passing near sites holy to Jews, Christians and Muslims — and ending at the Western Wall with a stati More...

Cities sue Defense Dept. over gun-check system failures

NEW YORK (AP) — Three large U.S. More...

Days of bitter cold ahead for Midwest, Northeast

CHICAGO (AP) — A white Christmas for much of the Northeast and Midwest has given way to bitter cold until the New Year. More...

Obama to Prince Harry: leaders must use care on social media

LONDON   Former President Barack Obama told Prince Harry in an interview broadcast Wednesday that people in leadership roles must be careful in their use of social media and warned against spending too much time immersed in the internet at the e More...

Sex assault complaint against former Trump aide

WASHINGTON   A singer and potential congressional candidate says she has filed a sexual assault complaint against President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager for hitting her twice on her buttocks during a Washington gathering in Novem More...

Construction temporarily stopped at church destroyed on 9/11

NEW YORK   Construction on a Greek Orthodox church to replace one that was crushed in the Sept. 11 attacks has been temporarily suspended amid rising costs and questions over how donations have been managed.  More...

4 teens charged with murder in death of man hit by sandbag

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Four teenage boys have been charged with murder in an Ohio juvenile court in connection with the death of a man struck by a sandbag thrown from an interstate overpass.  The Blade reports prosecutors filed the charges Tu More...

Judge partially lifts Trump administration ban on refugees

SEATTLE   A federal judge in Seattle on Saturday partially lifted a Trump administration ban on certain refugees after two groups argued that the policy prevented people from some mostly Muslim countries from reuniting with family living legally More...

Kremlin: Russia election boycott campaign may be illegal

MOSCOW Russian officials should review opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s calls for an election boycott to see if they might be breaking the law, the Kremlin said Tuesday, hinting at possible legal repercussions. More...

3 Miss America officials resign, 1 apologizes

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Poll: Sexual misconduct allegations voted top news story

NEW YORK The wave of sexual misconduct allegations that toppled Hollywood power brokers, politicians, media icons and many others was the top news story of 2017, according to The Associated Press’ annual poll of U.S. More...

AP picks top entertainer

NEW YORK   Arguably the biggest thing that came from Hollywood this year wasn’t a movie or a TV show. It had heroines and villains, but no script. And it went viral despite having no big publicity machinery behind it.  More...

Congress goes on holiday with much to do next year

The Republican-led Congress narrowly passed a temporary spending bill to avert a government shutdown, doing the bare minimum in a sprint toward the holidays and punting disputes on immigration, health care and the budget to next year. More...