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Published: Sun, 11 Dec 2016 00:36:12 GMT

Copyright: 2016

Netflix spokesperson says Prince discussed reality show

Sun, 11 Dec 2016 00:25:13 GMT

Here's something to add to what we lost with the death of Prince: A Netflix reality series set in his Paisley Park home in Minnesota

Sri Lanka troops fire warning shots at dock workers' protest

Sun, 11 Dec 2016 00:20:19 GMT

Sri Lankan naval troops have fired warning shots to break up a protest by striking dock workers who have held up a Japanese vessel for four days at the island's southern international port

Turkish official: 15 killed, 69 wounded in twin bombings

Sun, 11 Dec 2016 00:17:03 GMT

A Turkish official says that twin blasts outside a soccer stadium in Istanbul have killed 15 people and wounded 69 others

Greece passes austerity 2017 budget, eyes 2.7 percent growth

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 23:53:05 GMT

Greece's Parliament passed a budget of continued austerity as mandated by the country's creditors, but which forecasts robust growth for 2017

Schwarzenegger: OK Trump is still 'Apprentice' producer

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 23:45:06 GMT

Arnold Schwarzenegger, star of the new version of "Celebrity Apprentice," is unfazed that President-elect Donald Trump has a producer's stake in the show

Trump cheered by fans at annual Army-Navy game

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 23:41:24 GMT

President-elect Donald Trump is being cheered as he partakes in one of the nation's most storied football rivalries, saluting U.S. troops at the annual Army-Navy game on Saturday

At least 60 killed as crowded church collapses in Nigeria

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 23:39:55 GMT

Witnesses and an official say the roof of a church has collapsed onto worshippers in southern Nigeria, killing at least 60 people

Kenya: Over 30 feared dead as gas trailer rams into vehicle

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 23:35:06 GMT

A Kenyan official says that over 30 people are feared dead after a trailer carrying chemical gas rammed into vehicle on major Kenyan road

Army beats Navy 21-17 to end 14-year losing streak in series

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 23:30:03 GMT

Army ended a 14-year run of frustration against Navy, using an overpowering running game and opportunistic defense to carve out a long overdue 21-17 victory Saturday

'Toni Erdmann' sweeps European Film Awards, winning 5 awards

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 23:18:57 GMT

The German-Austrian drama "Toni Erdmann," written and directed by Maren Ade, swept this year's European Film Awards, winning five awards, including for best film, director and screenwriter

Dylan expresses awe over Nobel Prize, alludes to Shakespeare

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 22:52:00 GMT

Bob Dylan has expressed awe at receiving the Nobel Prize in literature and thanked the Swedish Academy for including him among the "giants" of writing

Colombia's Santos accepts Nobel, urges shift in drug war

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 22:51:43 GMT

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has accepted the Nobel Peace Prize at a ceremony in Oslo, Norway

Freezing rain downs trees, powerlines in Portland

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 22:40:37 GMT

Freezing rain is downing trees and power lines as the Northwest goes through its first winter storm of the season

Defendant in murder trial insists drunken Will Smith had gun

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 22:40:06 GMT

The man who fatally shot retired New Orleans Saints star Will Smith says he did so only after a drunken, irate Smith retrieved a gun from his damaged SUV

Patti Smith blanks out during Nobel Prize performance

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 22:31:47 GMT

Patti Smith needed two attempts to get through Bob Dylan's "A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall" at the Nobel Prize ceremony in Stockholm on Saturday

Schenn's hat trick leads Flyers to 8th straight win

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 22:28:39 GMT

Brayden Schenn scored three power-play goals to lead the Philadelphia Flyers to their eighth straight victory, a 4-2 win over the Dallas Stars on Saturday

New Cincinnati coach: Ohio State coordinator Luke Fickell

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 22:24:48 GMT

Cincinnati has hired Ohio State defensive coordinator and Buckeye state native Luke Fickell as its head coach

Dylann Roof's confession and journal detail racist beliefs

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 22:23:25 GMT

Prosecutors are using the Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof's own words to portray him as a cruel angry racist at his death penalty trial

Brazil's Temer cited 44 times in corruption testimony

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 22:17:48 GMT

A former executive at a construction company cited Brazilian President Michel Temer 44 times in corruption probe testimony to prosecutors, making accusations of illegal campaign financing that put administration in even bigger risk of ending within months

Romanian PM tries the tieless look ahead of a national vote

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 21:38:51 GMT

The Romanian prime minister's tieless look has become a talking point before parliamentary elections, applauded by some, but also reason for disapproval in the conservative East European country

The Latest: Trump edges toward Tillerson for State

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 21:38:01 GMT

President-elect Donald Trump is moving closer to nominating Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson as his secretary of state, following a private meeting with the business leader

Rex Tillerson of Exxon Expected to Get Nod for State Department

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 21:35:03 GMT

President-elect Donald Trump moved closer to selecting Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson as his secretary of State Saturday, meeting privately with the business leader for the second time in a week.

No. 1 Villanova beats No. 23 Notre Dame 74-66

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 21:34:28 GMT

Josh Hart scored a career-high 37 points and No. 1 Villanova rallied from an 11-point deficit to beat No. 23 Notre Dame 74-66 on Saturday at the Prudential Center

KKK, other racist groups disavow the white supremacist label

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 21:27:29 GMT

In today's racially charged environment, there's a label that even the KKK disavows: white supremacy

Twins minor league pitcher Yorman Landa dies in Venezuela

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 21:14:27 GMT

A minor league pitcher for the Minnesota Twins has died in Venezuela

Mexico Culture Secretary Rafael Tovar y de Teresa dies

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 21:03:07 GMT

The Mexican government says Secretary of Culture Rafael Tovar y de Teresa, a diplomat, historian and promoter of the arts, has died

Bristol Palin announces she is expecting her third child

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 20:59:38 GMT

Bristol Palin is expecting her third child

Glencore, Qatari fund finalize deal to acquire Rosneft stake

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 20:49:30 GMT

Russia's Rosneft oil giant says that commodities giant Glencore and Qatar's sovereign wealth fund are investing $3 billion of their own funds to acquire a 19.5 percent stake in Rosneft

Adding 200 more troops to Syria, US deepens involvement

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 20:31:34 GMT

Drawing the U.S. deeper into the Syria conflict, Defense Secretary Ash Carter announces that 200 more troops will deploy to accelerate the push on the Islamic State's self-declared capital of Raqqa

Gambia's president-elect says Jammeh can't demand new vote

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 20:21:02 GMT

Gambia's president-elect says the outgoing leader who now rejects his defeat has no constitutional authority to invalidate voting results or call for another election

Trump team challenges intel on Russian election influence

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 20:19:36 GMT

Donald Trump's presidential transition team has challenged the veracity of U.S. intelligence assessments concluding that Russia was trying to tip the November election to the Republican

Mexican drug cartel leader's son arrested in western state

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 20:09:54 GMT

Mexican police have arrested the son of a drug cartel leader who was extradited to the United States

Death toll in Yemen suicide bombing rises to 45

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 19:54:51 GMT

Yemeni officials say the death toll from a suicide bombing in the southern city of Aden has risen to 45

Radio journalist shot dead outside home in northern Mexico

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 19:45:28 GMT

A radio station in the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua says one of its reporters has been shot dead outside his home

Islamic State militants re-enter Syria's historic Palmyra

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 19:42:47 GMT

Syrian activists say the Islamic State group has re-entered the historic city of Palmyra in central Syria, nine months after they were expelled by Syrian and Russian forces in a highly publicized campaign

Turkey shifts closer to expanding powers for Erdogan

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 19:37:39 GMT

Turkey's government has submitted a constitutional amendment bill to parliament in a move that could expand the powers and extend the mandate of the country's president

Non-OPEC oil producers to cut output 558,000 barrels a day

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 19:16:36 GMT

OPEC has persuaded 11 non-member countries to cut their oil production in an attempt to raise low prices that have put pressure on government finances in resource-dependent countries

Netanyahu's coalition chair angers Arabs with voting remarks

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 19:03:57 GMT

The coalition chairman of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government has angered Israel's Arab minority by saying he would rather they didn't vote

Spain: Suspects in ill child charity scam spent $633,000

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 19:03:01 GMT

Spanish police say a Spanish couple arrested for allegedly exploiting the rare illness of their daughter in a charity scam spent almost 600,000 euros ($633,000) of donations on a ritzy lifestyle

Italian president: We need a new government urgently

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 18:57:55 GMT

Italy's president says he'll decide in the "next hours" so a new premier can be named quickly

Venezuela seizes nearly 4M toys, will give them to poor kids

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 18:46:51 GMT

Venezuela's socialist government has seized nearly 4 million toys from a private company and says it will hand them out as Christmas gifts to poor children this holiday season

Inside Kirk Douglas's intimate 100th birthday celebration

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 18:22:35 GMT

Kirk Douglas knows how to make an entrance

Playoff picture: Texans-Colts rematch is for AFC South lead

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 18:00:49 GMT

The race for the playoffs remains predictably crowded at the dawn of the fourth quarter of this NFL season

Warehouse fire survivor: People 'dying right in front of me'

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 17:48:34 GMT

Survivors of a fire that killed 36 people at an Oakland, California, dance party last week say they're lucky to be alive

Non-OPEC oil producers to cut output 558,000 barrels a day

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 17:47:45 GMT

OPEC has persuaded 11 non-member countries to cut their oil production in an attempt to raise low prices that have put pressure on government finances in resource-dependent countries

Russia accepts IOC plan to retest Olympic doping samples

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 17:45:32 GMT

Russia will accept an International Olympic Committee plan to retest all drug test samples given by its athletes at the 2012 and 2014 Olympics

Patrons use dough to back pizza place targeted by fake news

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 17:38:18 GMT

There's at least a slice of good news for a pizza restaurant in the nation's capital that has been the target of fake news stories linking it to a child sex trafficking ring

7 killed, 29 injured in Bulgarian tanker train explosion

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 17:33:59 GMT

A derailed tanker train has exploded in northeastern Bulgaria, killing seven people and leaving least 29 injured, many with severe burns, the Interior Ministry said

Congress sends bill to Obama on civil rights-era killings

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 17:19:35 GMT

Congress has sent legislation to President Barack Obama's desk that would continue reviews of racially motivated killings in the civil rights era that are now cold cases

Iraq sends reinforcements to eastern Mosul after IS attack

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 16:51:47 GMT

An Iraqi commander says reinforcements have been sent to eastern Mosul after a major Islamic State counterattack drove troops back last week, further slowing a nearly two-month-old offensive to retake the city

General Motors to recall nearly 50,000 police SUVs

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 16:51:41 GMT

General Motors plans to recall nearly 50,000 sport utility vehicles made for police departments and other government agencies because of a hazard in the cooling system

Austin officials surprised by park condoms-in-trees campaign

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 16:51:22 GMT

City officials have hung bags of condoms and information about safe sex from trees at an Austin park, but did so without informing their agency bosses or the parks department

Murder trial of killer of retired Saint star enters Day 6

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 16:26:58 GMT

As trial resumes for the man who fatally shot retired New Orleans Saints star Will Smith, defense attorneys have called more witnesses to bolster their claim that the shooting was a case of self-defense

John Kerry awarded French Legion of Honor for peace-making

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 16:14:39 GMT

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is now an officer in France's Legion of Honor

Syrians stream out of eastern Aleppo as fighting rages

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 16:05:40 GMT

Hundreds more civilians are fleeing what remained of the Syrian opposition's enclave in Aleppo on Saturday as rebels and government forces traded bombs and shell fire across the northern city

ConAgra to finalize plea deal in tainted peanut butter case

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 15:49:11 GMT

Food giant ConAgra faces a court hearing to finalize an $11.2 million settlement to resolve federal charges in a salmonella outbreak that sickened hundreds who ate tainted Peter Pan peanut butter

Chapel of Love lost to fire that ravaged city in Smokies

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 15:42:45 GMT

NN The wildfires that killed 14 people and tore through Gatlinburg also stole an iconic venue from this city at the foot of the Great Smoky Mountains whose nickname is "the wedding capital of the South."

2 Texas teams on top of their divisions hit the road

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 15:11:17 GMT

Cowboys, Texans: Division leaders leave Texas and hit the road for key games

S. Koreans rally again, this time to celebrate impeachment

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 14:39:55 GMT

Shifting from protests to celebration, large crowds of South Koreans have marched near the presidential palace to cheer the impeachment of disgraced President Park Geun-hye over an explosive corruption scandal

8 Chicago Bars Locals Love

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 14:00:00 GMT

From neighborhood taverns to swank rooftop bars, toast to good times at these Chicago favorites.

When Buying a Christmas Tree, Think Safety First

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 14:00:00 GMT

Dry trees are a fire hazard, so pick a fresh one and keep it watered, doctors' group advises

Russia accepts IOC plan to retest Olympic doping samples

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 13:54:03 GMT

Russia says it will accept an International Olympic Committee plan to retest all drug test samples given by Russian athletes at the 2012 and 2014 Olympics

Syria: Kerry, diplomats seek help for Aleppo's opposition

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 13:47:07 GMT

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and leading diplomats are seeking solutions for Syria's desperate opposition, as government forces squeeze rebels out of Aleppo after a devastating blitz

French government seeks extension of state of emergency

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 13:26:22 GMT

French Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve says 17 attacks have been thwarted in the country so far this year and he is asking Parliament to extend the state of emergency until July 15

Toll rises to 57 in suicide bombings in northeast Nigeria

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 12:51:52 GMT

Toll rises to 57 dead in pair of suicide bombings by women at northeast Nigeria market

The Latest: IS says it shot down Syrian jet near Palmyra

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 11:39:13 GMT

The Islamic State group says it has shot down a Syrian warplane near the historic city of Palmyra

The 2016 Nobel Prize winners and their work

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 10:58:13 GMT

Self-eating cells and 'a-changing' times: A glance at the 2016 Nobel Prize winners and their work

4 parties contending in Sunday's elections in Macedonia

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 10:51:25 GMT

Sunday's early parliamentary election in Macedonia, held in the shadow of a massive wiretapping scandal, pits the governing conservatives against the left-wing main opposition

Who's next? A look at South Korean presidential contenders

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 09:15:30 GMT

With lawmakers voting to impeach her over an explosive corruption scandal, South Korean President Park Geun-hye's days in office seem numbered

Shutdown averted, Senate backs stop-gap spending bill

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 08:23:11 GMT

With less than hour to spare, the Senate late Friday backed legislation averting a government shutdown as coal-state Democrats retreated on long-term health care benefits for retired miners but promised a renewed fight for the working class next year

Giuliani removes himself from State Department consideration

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 07:55:09 GMT

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani formally withdrew from consideration for a post in President-elect Donald Trump's administration Friday, putting an end to his ill-fated bid to lead the State Department

Trump deepens Goldman ties as he builds out economic team

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 07:39:59 GMT

In the heat of the presidential campaign, Donald Trump accused primary rival Ted Cruz of being controlled by Goldman Sachs because his wife previously worked for the Wall Street giant

GOP's 'Obamacare' repeal path worries health care industry

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 07:37:47 GMT

Key health care industry groups are telling the incoming Republican administration and Congress it's not a good idea to repeal the 2010 health care law without clear plans to address the consequences

It's Trump's war soon: Afghan future is cloudy at best

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 07:35:57 GMT

Afghanistan has fallen so far from Americans' consciousness that some may have forgotten it's called the forgotten war

The Latest: Senate backs water bill, sends to Obama

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 06:16:48 GMT

Congress has approved a wide-ranging bill to authorize water projects across the country, including $170 million to address lead in Flint, Michigan's drinking water and $558 million to provide relief to drought-stricken California

Congress approves bill on Calif. drought, Flint water

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 06:15:02 GMT

Congress has approved a wide-ranging bill to authorize water projects across the country, including $170 million to address lead in Flint, Michigan's drinking water and $558 million to provide relief to drought-stricken California

AP sources: Mattis received anonymous email in Petraeus case

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 05:45:36 GMT

The Associated Press has learned that President-elect Donald Trump's choice for defense secretary was among officials who the FBI concluded received anonymous emails from the woman who had an affair with then-CIA Director David Petraeus

Rockets overcome Westbrook's 7th straight triple-double

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 05:39:33 GMT

James Harden scored 21 points, and the Houston Rockets overcame Russell Westbrook's seventh consecutive triple-double to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 102-99

Raanta, Rangers beat Blackhawks 1-0 in overtime

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 05:19:25 GMT

Nick Holden scored 55 seconds into overtime, Antti Raanta made 26 saves against his former team and the New York Rangers beat the Chicago Blackhawks 1-0

James moves into 9th on scoring list as Cavs top Heat 114-84

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 04:50:12 GMT

LeBron James scored 27 points to move into ninth place on the NBA scoring list, and the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Miami Heat 114-84

At least 43,000 homeless after Aceh quake in Indonesia

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 04:13:32 GMT

Indonesia's government says at least 43,000 people have been displaced by the powerful earthquake that hit Aceh province

Pearl Harbor veteran honored with inflight hula, song

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 03:48:29 GMT

A group of Hawaii musicians and a Hawaiian Airlines flight attendant provided special inflight entertainment to a Pearl Harbor survivor flying home from a ceremony commemorating the 75th anniversary of the attack

China opens investigation into slaughter of rare sea turtle

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 03:35:12 GMT

Authorities in southern China have opened an investigation into the slaughter and sale of a protected leatherback sea turtle

Thunder's Russell Westbrook has 7th straight triple-double

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 03:15:00 GMT

Russell Westbrook had his seventh consecutive triple-double Friday night in the Oklahoma City Thunder's game against the Houston Rockets, the longest streak since Michael Jordan had seven straight in 1989

The Latest: Trump Team dismisses report on Russian hacking

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 02:59:49 GMT

Donald Trump's transition team is dismissing a report that the CIA believes Russia tried to intervene in the U.S. election because it wanted Trump to win

Climate change film 'An Inconvenient Truth' gets a sequel

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 02:37:25 GMT

Al Gore's climate change documentary, "An Inconvenient Truth," is getting a sequel

Giuliani removes himself from State Department consideration

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 02:20:53 GMT

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani formally withdrew from consideration for a post in President-elect Donald Trump's administration Friday, putting an end to his ill-fated bid to lead the State Department

Obama creates 'resilience area' to protect Bering ecosystem

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 02:18:24 GMT

President Barack Obama has used his executive powers to add protections to waters off Alaska's west coast

Canada reaches carbon agreement with provinces

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 02:17:29 GMT

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Friday his government and the majority of Canada's provinces had come to an agreement on a national carbon price

'Days of Our Lives' bad guy Joseph Mascolo dies at 87

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 02:08:32 GMT

Joseph Mascolo, who played bad guy Stefano DiMera on NBC's daytime serial "Days of Our Lives," has died at age 87

Longtime Gambian ruler now refuses to step aside

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 02:04:36 GMT

Gambia's ruler of more than 22 years now says he won't accept defeat in the presidential election, reversing course a week after he conceded defeat

Judge finalizes Khloe Kardashian's divorce from Lamar Odom

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 02:04:04 GMT

Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom are officially divorced

Trump returns to campaign trail in Louisiana and Michigan

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 02:01:06 GMT

Donald Trump plunged back into election politics Friday, a full month after he won the presidency, thanking voters in Michigan and enthusiastically prodding Louisiana Republicans to turn out for Saturday's Senate runoff election

Missing plane likely crashed into Alaska lake, officials say

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 01:39:39 GMT

Authorities say a father and his two teenage children were on the airplane that went missing in Alaska Wednesday while enroute to Anchorage from the rural community of Port Alsworth

Large crowds to celebrate S. Korean president's impeachment

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 01:34:56 GMT

Large crowds are expected to gather in South Korea's capital to celebrate the impeachment of President Park Geun-hye over an explosive corruption scandal that saw millions protest in previous weeks

Post-election, Trump closes companies tied to Saudi Arabia

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 01:30:27 GMT

President-elect Donald Trump shut down some of his companies in the days after the election, including four that appeared connected to a possible Saudi Arabia business venture, according to corporate registrations in Delaware

Sources: Google to give Cubans faster access to content

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 01:04:53 GMT

Google and the Cuban government have struck a deal that will give Cubans faster access to the internet giant's content, according to two people familiar with the agreement

Firefighter: Warehouse missing from fire-inspection records

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 00:49:52 GMT

The illegally occupied Oakland warehouse where 36 partygoers burned to death was not in the database city fire inspectors use to schedule inspections of commercial buildings

US close to solving mystery of alleged hacking of Georgia

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 00:19:12 GMT

The U.S. Homeland Security Department is closer to solving the mystery about why the state of Georgia believed the federal government was trying to hack its election systems

Oakland fire exposes rift over naming transgender victims

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 00:17:58 GMT

The Oakland warehouse party that claimed the lives of three dozen people included three victims who were transgender women and illustrated the difficulties in identifying individuals who have not officially changed their names