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  • Helicopter crash in Tehran kills 2

    Tue, 06 Dec 2016 14:23:39 GMT

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's state TV is reporting that a rescue helicopter carrying eight people has crashed into a lake in western Tehran, killing two people.

  • Police officer charged with slapping man dressed as bunny

    Tue, 06 Dec 2016 12:40:56 GMT

    HOPATCONG, N.J. (AP) — A police officer accused of slapping a man who was wearing a bunny costume and was blowing an air horn inside a police station has been charged with assault.

  • South Korea's Park would leave economy mired in challenges

    Tue, 06 Dec 2016 10:03:18 GMT

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The heir to the Samsung empire and other tycoons took a public drubbing by lawmakers Tuesday over deep-rooted ties between politics and business that helped drive South Korea's economic ascent but are central to its political crisis.

  • By accident or design, Trump signals tougher China policy

    Tue, 06 Dec 2016 08:30:58 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Whether by accident or design, President-elect Donald Trump is signaling a tougher American policy toward China, sparking warnings from both the outgoing Obama administration and Beijing.

  • 11 trapped in China's latest coal mine accident

    Tue, 06 Dec 2016 03:31:06 GMT

    BEIJING (AP) — A gas explosion has trapped 11 Chinese coal miners underground, in the latest in a string of deadly accidents striking the industry after 53 miners were killed in two similar blasts last week.

  • Bolivia: Crashed jet's company left trail of unpaid debts

    Tue, 06 Dec 2016 00:33:15 GMT

    LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — The airline involved in last week's crash in the Andes left a trail of unpaid bills that forced Bolivia's air force to seize two planes and briefly jail one of the company's owners, Bolivian Defense Minister Reymi Ferreira said Monday.

  • Crash-struck club Chapecoense given Copa Sudamericana title

    Mon, 05 Dec 2016 22:23:50 GMT

    ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) — The Brazilian club Chapecoense, which lost most of its players in an air crash last week, has been awarded the Copa Sudamericana championship by the governing body of South American soccer.

  • Police officer charged for slapping man dressed as bunny

    Mon, 05 Dec 2016 22:16:30 GMT

    HOPATCONG, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey police officer accused of slapping a man who was wearing a bunny costume and was blowing an air horn in a police station has been charged with assault.

  • Man convicted in son's hot-car death gets life, no parole

    Mon, 05 Dec 2016 21:34:23 GMT

    MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — A judge on Monday sentenced a Georgia man to serve life in prison without the possibility of parole after a jury found that he intentionally left his toddler son in a hot SUV to die.

  • Renzi told to stay put a bit more; foes press for vote

    Mon, 05 Dec 2016 21:10:45 GMT

    ROME (AP) — Calls mounted rapidly Monday from populist and other opposition leaders for quick elections in Italy, seeking to capitalize on Premier Matteo Renzi's humiliating defeat in a referendum on government-championed reforms.

  • Officials: Cambridge fire was accident, 125 people displaced

    Mon, 05 Dec 2016 19:33:14 GMT

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Fire investigators say they believe the massive weekend fire that displaced more than 100 people as it tore through a neighborhood in Cambridge, Massachusetts, was an accident.

  • AP PHOTOS: 2016's top sports moments

    Mon, 05 Dec 2016 17:45:46 GMT

    Images captured during an Olympics set against the spectacular backdrop of Rio de Janeiro highlight Associated Press editors' picks for the top sports photos of 2016.

  • Jury selection begins in high-profile Saints star's death

    Mon, 05 Dec 2016 17:18:27 GMT

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — One car rear-ends another on a Saturday night. People argue. It escalates.

  • Correction: Nightclub Fires-Glance story

    Mon, 05 Dec 2016 15:28:12 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — In a Dec. 3 story listing past nightclub and music venue fires, The Associated Press reported erroneously on the location of a deadly February 2003 blaze. The Station nightclub was in West Warwick, not Warwick, Rhode Island.

  • Trump renews defense of his call with Taiwan leader

    Mon, 05 Dec 2016 13:50:41 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump is using Twitter to renew his defense of his engagement with the leader of Taiwan, a breach of diplomatic protocol as the U.S. shifted recognition from Taiwan to China nearly 40 years ago.

  • Man convicted of murder in hot car death to be sentenced

    Mon, 05 Dec 2016 12:55:19 GMT

    MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — A judge is set to sentence a Georgia man found guilty of murder after his son died in a hot SUV.

  • Trump continues to defend his call with Taiwan's leader

    Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:55:58 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump continued to use Twitter Sunday to defend his engagement with the leader of Taiwan, a breach of diplomatic protocol as the U.S. shifted recognition from Taiwan to China nearly 40 years ago.

  • Trial set Monday for suspect in ex-Saint Will Smith's death

    Sun, 04 Dec 2016 17:43:03 GMT

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — One car rear-ends another on a Saturday night. People argue. It escalates.

  • Chapeco buries soccer club president as fans look to future

    Sun, 04 Dec 2016 16:35:48 GMT

    CHAPECO, Brazil (AP) — The president of Brazilian football team Chapecoense was buried Sunday as fans paid their final tributes, trying to put behind them the worst moment in the club's history.

  • Devastated city buries president of Chapecoense soccer club

    Sun, 04 Dec 2016 16:02:34 GMT

    CHAPECO, Brazil (AP) — The president of Brazilian football team Chapecoense was buried Sunday as fans paid their final tributes, trying to put behind them the worst moment in the club's history.

  • Bus strikes truck in Dubai, 5 migrant workers killed

    Sun, 04 Dec 2016 15:53:07 GMT

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Police in Dubai say five migrant workers have been killed in a bus accident in the Mideast commercial hub.