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December 17, 2017 - 6:10 am
LIBREVILLE, Gabon (AP) — A man stabbed two Danish journalists in Gabon's capital, declaring it was in retaliation for U.S. attacks against Muslims and leaving one reporter in serious condition, Gabon's defense minister said. The attack Saturday occurred while the journalists were shopping at an...
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December 17, 2017 - 5:47 am
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — In a story Dec. 15 about deadly Israeli-Palestinian violence, The Associated Press erroneously referred to Jerusalem's Western Wall as Judaism's holiest site. The Western Wall is the holiest site where Jews can pray, while the neighboring hilltop compound known to Jews...
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December 17, 2017 - 5:44 am
MAKHACHKALA, Russia (AP) — Russia's top domestic security agency says three suspected militants have been killed in a raid in the country's North Caucasus. The Federal Security Service, or FSB, said its operatives acted on a tip and surrounded a house in the village of Gubden in the province of...
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In this photo released by NASA, the Soyuz MS-07 rocket is launched with Expedition 54 Soyuz Commander Anton Shkaplerov of Roscosmos, flight engineer Scott Tingle of NASA, and flight engineer Norishige Kanai of Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Shkaplerov, Tingle, and Kanai will spend the next five months living and working aboard the International Space Station. (Joel Kowsky/NASA via AP)
December 17, 2017 - 5:36 am
BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (AP) — A capsule carrying three astronauts from Russia, Japan and the United States has blasted off for a two-day trip to the International Space Station. The Soyuz capsule with Anton Shkaplerov, Norishige Kanai and Scott Tingle launched at 1:23 p.m. (0723 GMT; 2:23 a.m. EST)...
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December 17, 2017 - 5:03 am
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Witnesses and health officials say an airstrike by a Saudi-led coalition has struck a wedding procession east of Yemen's capital, killing 10 women. They say the Sunday airstrike targeted the women as they marched to a village in Maarib province. They said the bride was among the...
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FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2017, file photo, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee listens to questions during a news conference at City Hall in San Francisco. Hundreds of people are expected for a public celebration in San Francisco Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017, of the life of Lee, who died suddenly Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017. Lee, 65, was San Francisco's first Asian-American mayor and a former civil rights lawyer who led the city out of recession and into a dazzling economic recovery that has not benefited everyone. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
December 17, 2017 - 3:16 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Prominent Democrats including U.S. Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Sen. Dianne Feinstein are among the scheduled speakers Sunday at a public celebration to remember the life of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, who died at age 65 last week after collapsing while he was grocery...
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A firefighter takes a cell phone picture during a wildfire Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, in Montecito, Calif. The so-called Thomas Fire is now the third-largest in California history. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
December 17, 2017 - 3:05 am
MONTECITO, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters trying to prevent one of the biggest fires in California's history from consuming homes in Santa Barbara and the nearby wealthy enclave of Montecito were hoping less powerful winds would help them after they managed to stop it from burning thousands of...
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In this image made from video, newlywed couple, Amy Laker, left, and Lauren Price are interviewed during their ceremony in Sydney, Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017. Two female couples tied the knot in Australia's first same-sex weddings under new legislation allowing gay marriages. January 9 had been expected to be the first possible date for same-sex weddings due to a four-week waiting period since the landmark law was passed. But the two couples were married in Sydney and Melbourne on Saturday after being granted permission to waive the notice period. Amy Laker, 29, and Lauren Price, 31, exchanged vows in Sydney because their families had to travel from Wales in the U.K. to attend what was to have been their commitment ceremony. (Channel 9 via AP)
December 17, 2017 - 2:43 am
SYDNEY (AP) — Two female couples tied the knot in Australia's first same-sex weddings under new legislation allowing gay marriages. January 9 had been expected to be the first possible date for same-sex weddings due to a four-week waiting period since the landmark law was passed. But the two...
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December 17, 2017 - 2:00 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Screening devices that detect suicide vests like the one that exploded in a New York City subway tunnel are being tested in a Los Angeles transit station, but U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer said Sunday the Transportation Security Administration should speed up plans to deploy the...
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