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  • Death toll in Mexico border shootings rises to 24

    January 11, 2019 2:04 PM 122

    MEXICO CITY - Mexican authorities say the death toll in a drug cartel shootout in the northern border state of Tamaulipas has risen to 24 with the discovery of the bodies of three more men. Experts originally counted 21 bodies, many found in twisted piles of charred corpses in a field near burned-out vehicles. But a Tamaulipas state official who was not authorized

  • German police release video of attack on far-right lawmaker

    January 11, 2019 2:02 PM 116

    BERLIN - German police have released surveillance video footage of an attack earlier this week on a far-right lawmaker, as they search for the assailants. The roughly one-minute video posted Friday by Bremen police was filmed by two cameras in a passage where the Alternative for Germany party’s local leader, Frank Magnitz, was assaulted on Monday

  • The Latest: US withdrawal from Syria so far limited to cargo

    January 11, 2019 1:52 PM 120

    Ahmed spoke to The Associated Press Friday hours after an American official said the process of withdrawing American troops from Syria has begun. Russia’s Foreign Ministry says the Americans are not serious about withdrawing from Syria. Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told reporters on Friday that it appears to Moscow that the U.S. “is looking for a reason

  • Iraq: Blast kills 2 in border city rehousing its displaced

    January 11, 2019 1:23 PM 124

    BAGHDAD - Iraq’s Health Ministry says two people have been killed in an explosion in a city to which displaced families are being encouraged to return. The ministry said 25 others were wounded in the blast in Al-Qaim, Friday. It did not give further details. Al-Qaim, a city along the border with Syria in Iraq’s western Anbar province, was one of the last cities

  • Juncker says political feuding may mar Romania EU presidency

    January 11, 2019 1:01 PM 116

    BUCHAREST, Romania - A top European Union official has warned Romania that rancorous political feuding could overshadow its presidency of the EU. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said Friday that domestically Romania needs “an atmosphere and spirit of consensus,” because “pointless polemics could cause multiple problems internally and externally

  • The Latest: Man elated missing granddaughter found alive

    January 11, 2019 12:55 PM 117

    Smith says she was given no other details about the case, other than being told a suspect was in custody. Investigators confirm they have a suspect in custody, but say no other details would be released until a Friday news conference. Jayme had been missing since Oct. 15. Police discovered someone had broken into her family’s home in Barron, killed her parents

  • Keyboardist Geraci leads Blues Music Awards nods with 6

    January 11, 2019 12:48 PM 112

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Keyboard player Anthony Geraci, singer Shemekia Copeland, and guitarist and songwriter Nick Moss lead the nominations for the annual Blues Music Awards. The awards are scheduled on May 9 at the Cook Convention Center in Memphis, Tennessee. Geraci leads with six nominations, including song of the year, album of the year and band of the year with his group

  • Gorsuch named as trustee of Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

    January 11, 2019 11:50 AM 117

    WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch has been elected to serve as a trustee of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. Gorsuch was nominated to the high court by President Donald Trump and took his seat in April 2017. He previously served on the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and at the U.S. Department of Justice as principal

  • Supporters of Congo candidate gather to denounce ‘fraud’

    January 11, 2019 11:47 AM 116

    KINSHASA, Congo - Hundreds of supporters of spurned Congo opposition candidate Martin Fayulu are gathering in the capital to denounce what they call “the people’s stolen victory.” A heavy police presence is on hand as Fayulu is expected to speak. He accuses outgoing President Joseph Kabila of making a backroom deal with the declared election winner

  • Surgeon fined $3K for removing kidney he thought was tumour

    January 11, 2019 11:39 AM 114

    WELLINGTON, Fla. - The Florida Board of Medicine says a West Palm Beach surgeon has agreed to pay a $3,000 fine for removing a woman’s healthy kidney that he thought was a tumour. The Palm Beach Post reports Ramon Vazquez was responsible for cutting Maureen Pacheco open in 2016 so two other surgeons could perform a back operation. Pacheco had a kidney