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5 detained as France hunts Christmas market terror suspect

Dec. 12, 2018 3:05 AM EST

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — French authorities detained five people as they hunted Wednesday for a suspected extremist who sprayed gunfire at one of Europe's most famous Christmas markets in the eastern city of Strasbourg, killing three and wounding at least 13 and putting the whole country on edge anew. The...

Eyes in the sky capture carbon, other climate culprits

Dec. 12, 2018 2:50 AM EST

KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — A growing fleet of satellites is monitoring man-made greenhouse gas emissions from space, spurred by the need to track down major sources of climate changing gases such as methane and carbon dioxide. While scientists and policy-makers agree that getting a firm grasp on the origins...

The Latest: 5 held as French police hunt Strasbourg attacker

Dec. 12, 2018 2:38 AM EST

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — The Latest on a shooting attack at a Christmas market in France (all times local): 8:35 a.m. A senior French government official says that five people have been detained as police hunt for the man who attacked the Strasbourg Christmas market, but the gunman remains at large....

France hunts terror suspect who attacked Christmas market

Dec. 12, 2018 2:03 AM EST

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — France is hunting for a suspected extremist who sprayed gunfire near the famous Christmas market in the eastern city of Strasbourg, killing three and wounding at least 11. The government raised the security alert level and sent police reinforcements to Strasbourg where some 250...

Attack at Christmas market in French city kills 3, wounds 12

Dec. 12, 2018 1:14 AM EST

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — A man who had been flagged as a possible extremist sprayed gunfire near the famous Christmas market in the French city of Strasbourg on Tuesday, killing three people, wounding up to a dozen and sparking a massive manhunt when he got away. France immediately raised its terror alert...

Today in History

Dec. 12, 2018 12:01 AM EST

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Dec. 12, the 346th day of 2018. There are 19 days left in the year. Today's Highlights in History: On Dec. 12, 2000, George W. Bush became president-elect as a divided U.S. Supreme Court reversed a state court decision for recounts in Florida's contested election. On this...

The Latest: French minister says Strasbourg gunman killed 3

Dec. 11, 2018 8:38 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — The latest on the fatal shooting at a Christmas market in Strasbourg (all times local): 2:40 a.m. France's interior minister says a gunman "sowed terror" in three parts of the eastern city of Strasbourg with a shooting spree that killed three people and left six others with serious injuries....

Interior minister says France upping security alert level, sending extra security forces to Strasbourg after attack

Dec. 11, 2018 8:24 PM EST
PARIS (AP) — Interior minister says France upping security alert level, sending extra security forces to Strasbourg after attack.

Yellow, green, saffron: Colors of protests around the world

Dec. 11, 2018 6:29 PM EST

When you're an activist looking for a way to convey a complex message in a complicated world, you need a hook — something that can command attention across cultures in a memorable and visually arresting way. So what's more elemental than associating yourself with a specific color? Just as this month's...

Unfinished business: UN migrant pact inked, but foes remain

Dec. 11, 2018 5:47 PM EST

MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) — Seeking to remind the world that migrants are people, too, a U.N. migration conference ended Tuesday with pledges to put a landmark new accord to work, but it left unfinished business on ending the divisive debate between nationalists and globalists as migrant detention centers,...