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Trump meets Russian official as impeachment charges unveiled

Dec. 10, 2019 7:18 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Oval Office meeting with President Donald Trump on Tuesday was the second for Russia's foreign minister. The president of Ukraine is still waiting for his first. Trump sat down with Sergey Lavrov at a moment of high drama in Washington — just hours after House Democrats...

UN experts: Libya is new focus of Islamic State extremists

Dec. 10, 2019 7:16 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. experts say the interference of Chadian and Sudanese fighters in Libya is “a direct threat” to the security and stability of the war-torn country, which a leader of the Islamic State extremist group has declared “one of the main axes” of its future...

6 killed in New Jersey gunbattle, including police officer

Dec. 10, 2019 7:11 PM EST

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Six people, including a police officer and three bystanders, were killed in a furious gunbattle Tuesday that filled the streets of Jersey City with the sound of heavy fire for hours, authorities said. The dead included the two gunmen, Jersey City Police Chief Michael Kelly said....

Handke takes Nobel Literature Prize amid protest

Dec. 10, 2019 5:54 PM EST

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Author Peter Handke received his Nobel Literature Prize on Tuesday amid criticism of him in Sweden and abroad as an apologist for Serb war crimes in the 1990s. Handke accepted the 9 million-kronor ($948,000) award from King Carl XVI Gustaf at a ceremony in Stockholm with the winners of...

Late WWII POW leaves $3M to Arizona organization after death

Dec. 10, 2019 5:43 PM EST

PRESCOTT VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) — A late World War II prisoner of war and entrepreneur has bequeathed $3 million to the United Way of Yavapai County after spending his 24-year retirement in Prescott, agency officials said. The family of Daniel Huband Roberts was surprised to learn that he left the agency the...

Newspaper criticizes film's take on Olympic bombing coverage

Dec. 10, 2019 5:23 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — After a bomb exploded in a downtown Atlanta park midway through the 1996 Olympics, a security guard initially cast as a hero was recast as a villain virtually overnight. More than 20 years later, a movie to be released later this week, “Richard Jewell,” explores the roles...

Revolutionary war veteran re-interred after tomb restoration

Dec. 10, 2019 4:48 PM EST

MARLBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Decayed by years of weather damage, overgrown vegetation, poor mid-century preservation techniques and vandalism, restoration specialist Chris Taylor was able to push into the wooden burial tomb door of Marlborough war veteran Robert Eames with ease. “There were beer...

Authorities: No indication of terrorism in New Jersey shooting that killed multiple people, including an officer

Dec. 10, 2019 3:45 PM EST
Authorities: No indication of terrorism in New Jersey shooting that killed multiple people, including an officer.

Ready for prisoner swaps, Iran says US holding 20 Iranians

Dec. 10, 2019 3:11 PM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran said American authorities are holding about 20 Iranian nationals in jail, its official news agency reported Tuesday, a day after Tehran said it was ready for more prisoner swaps with the U.S. A prisoner exchange over the weekend saw Iran free a Chinese-American scholar from...

Afghanistan's Karzai tells AP that US cash fed corruption

Dec. 10, 2019 2:29 PM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan’s former president argued Tuesday that Washington helped fuel corruption in his nation by spending hundreds of millions of dollars over the past two decades without accountability. In an interview with The Associated Press, Hamid Karzai responded to findings...