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'Miracle underway': Rescuers pull out avalanche survivors

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 22:37:21 GMT2017-01-20T22:37:21Z

FARINDOLA, Italy (AP) -- After two days huddled in freezing cold, tons of snow surrounding them in the wreckage of the avalanche-demolished hotel, survivors greeted their rescuers Friday as "angels." Among the 10 people pulled out alive was a plucky 6-year-old who just wanted her favorite cookies....






Gambia's defeated leader agrees to cede power: Official

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 21:51:33 GMT2017-01-20T21:51:33Z

BANJUL, Gambia (AP) -- Gambia's new president declared late Friday that "the rule of fear" had ended, while word emerged that longtime leader Yahya Jammeh was finally stepping aside under the threat of a regional military offensive....



Timing of Mexico drug lord's extradition seen as political

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 17:06:30 GMT2017-01-20T17:06:30Z

MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's abrupt exit to face charges in the U.S. marks the probable end of the career of Mexico's most notorious drug cartel boss, and a delicately timed gesture by Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, who faces a new and hostile U.S. administration....



Champagne corks pop in Moscow at Trump's inauguration

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 19:24:23 GMT2017-01-20T19:24:23Z

MOSCOW (AP) -- Champagne corks popped Friday in Moscow as Russians celebrated the start of Donald Trump's presidency, confident of better relations ahead between the two countries....






Brazil investigates crash that killed Car Wash probe judge

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 20:31:21 GMT2017-01-20T20:31:21Z

SAO PAULO (AP) -- Brazilian authorities on Friday were investigating a plane crash that killed the Supreme Court justice in charge of a major corruption case just weeks before he was scheduled to issue a ruling that could have revealed accusations against politicians in several Latin American countries....



IS in Syria destroys part of Roman theater in Palmyra

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 18:25:06 GMT2017-01-20T18:25:06Z

BEIRUT (AP) -- Islamic State militants have destroyed parts of the second-century Roman amphitheater and an iconic monument known as the Tetrapylon in Syria's historic town of Palmyra, the government and experts said Friday....



Will Trump end globalization? The doubt haunts Davos' elite

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 17:24:36 GMT2017-01-20T17:24:36Z

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) -- It's been impossible to escape the shadow of Donald Trump at this year's gathering of the business elites at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland....



Many still missing at site of deadly Iran building collapse

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 16:51:15 GMT2017-01-20T16:51:15Z

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Rescue teams in the Iranian capital worked through the night and into the day Friday to try and reach firefighters and other victims believed to be under the rubble of a commercial building that collapsed in Tehran the previous day....