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Published: Sun, 11 Dec 2016 14:00:09 GMT2016-12-11T14:00:09Z

 



Bombing at Egypt's main Coptic Christian cathedral kills 25

Sun, 11 Dec 2016 14:00:09 GMT2016-12-11T14:00:09Z

CAIRO (AP) - A bombing at a chapel adjacent to Egypt's main Coptic Christian cathedral killed 25 people and wounded another 49 during Sunday Mass, in one of the deadliest attacks carried out against the religious minority in recent memory.



Nigerian church collapses, 160 dead, says hospital director

Sun, 11 Dec 2016 13:54:01 GMT2016-12-11T13:54:01Z

WARRI, Nigeria (AP) - Metal girders and the roof of a crowded church collapsed onto worshippers in southern Nigeria, killing at least 160 people with the toll likely to rise, a hospital director said Sunday.



Spain plans $528M in environmental taxes to meet EU goals

Sun, 11 Dec 2016 13:36:04 GMT2016-12-11T13:36:04Z

MADRID (AP) - Spain wants to raise 500 million euros ($528 million) from new environmental taxes as part of a package of fiscal measures to meet the European Union's budget deficit goals.



CIA: Russia intervened to help Trump win election

Sun, 11 Dec 2016 13:21:57 GMT2016-12-11T13:21:57Z




Romanians vote for parliament amid concerns over graft

Sun, 11 Dec 2016 13:00:08 GMT2016-12-11T13:00:08Z

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) - Romanians voted Sunday in a parliamentary election a year after a massive anti-corruption drive forced the last Socialist prime minister from power.



Syrian activists say Islamic State has regained control of ancient city of Palmyra despite air raids

Sun, 11 Dec 2016 12:09:18 GMT2016-12-11T12:09:18Z

BEIRUT (AP) - Syrian activists say Islamic State has regained control of ancient city of Palmyra despite air raids.



Iran says it's finalized $16.6B Boeing deal to buy 80 planes

Sun, 11 Dec 2016 12:09:18 GMT2016-12-11T12:09:18Z

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iran said Sunday it has finalized a $16.8 billion deal with Boeing to purchase 80 passenger planes, a deal made possible by last year's landmark nuclear agreement.



Jury could deliberate fate of Saints star's killer on Sunday

Sun, 11 Dec 2016 12:09:18 GMT2016-12-11T12:09:18Z

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A jury could begin deliberating Sunday in the fatal shooting of New Orleans Saints star Will Smith.



Conspiracy theorists: 'Pizzagate' shooting just a false flag, or 'government cover-up'

Sun, 11 Dec 2016 11:11:24 GMT2016-12-11T11:11:24Z

For conspiracy theorists, the bizarre rumors of "pizzagate" didn't end when a man brought a gun to a Washington, D.C., restaurant this week in a misguided attempt to rescue nonexistent child sex slaves. Instead, the shooting sparked discussion that the conspiracy runs deeper.



John Glenn, astronaut and senator, to lie in state in Ohio

Sun, 11 Dec 2016 10:54:23 GMT2016-12-11T10:54:23Z

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - John Glenn will lie in state in Ohio's capitol building before a celebration of his life of military and government service and two history-making voyages into space.



Bombs outside Istanbul soccer stadium kill 29, wound 166 -minister

Sun, 11 Dec 2016 03:54:05 GMT2016-12-11T03:54:05Z




Twin blasts near Istanbul soccer stadium kill 29 , wound 166

Sun, 11 Dec 2016 03:53:15 GMT2016-12-11T03:53:15Z

ISTANBUL (AP) - Twin attacks by a suicide bomber and a car bomber near an Istanbul soccer stadium Saturday night killed 29 people and wounded 166 others in the latest large-scale assault to traumatize a nation confronting an array of security threats.



Dylan expresses awe over Nobel Prize, alludes to Shakespeare

Sun, 11 Dec 2016 01:47:10 GMT2016-12-11T01:47:10Z

STOCKHOLM (AP) - 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.



Trump cheered by fans at annual Army-Navy game

Sun, 11 Dec 2016 00:48:49 GMT2016-12-11T00:48:49Z

BALTIMORE (AP) - Donald Trump was greeted with cheers on his arrival at the annual Army-Navy game on Saturday, basking in one of the nation's most storied football rivalries as he prepares to enter the White House.



White supremacists? Not exactly, KKK and other groups claim

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 21:15:23 GMT2016-12-10T21:15:23Z

PELHAM, N.C. (AP) - In today's racially charged environment, there's a label that even the KKK disavows: white supremacy.



Second suspect in Brazilian soccer team air crash put in jail

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 16:05:21 GMT2016-12-10T16:05:21Z




Large crowds to celebrate S. Korean president's impeachment

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 01:45:06 GMT2016-12-10T01:45:06Z

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - Large crowds were expected to gather in South Korea's capital on Saturday to celebrate the impeachment of President Park Geun-hye over an explosive corruption scandal that saw millions protest in previous weeks.



Dylann Roof laughed during church slaying confession to FBI

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 22:27:04 GMT2016-12-09T22:27:04Z

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Dylann Roof wanted the world to know he hated black people and thought they were criminals. He thought about attacking drug dealers, but they might shoot back. So, he told the FBI, he picked a historic black church in Charleston he had learned about online.



Taliban fighter contests attack conviction, seeks immunity

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 22:00:09 GMT2016-12-09T22:00:09Z

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The prosecution of a former Russian military officer accused of leading a Taliban attack on American forces is a radical departure from the U.S.'s long practice of treating fighters as enemy combatants instead of criminals, the man's attorney argued Friday.



Officials: South Beach halts Zika's spread, but risks remain

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 21:45:07 GMT2016-12-09T21:45:07Z

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Florida declared its crisis with local transmission of Zika over for the season Friday in a welcome announcement ahead of peak tourism months, but health authorities warned that travelers would continue bringing the disease into the state.