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DHAKA (Reuters) - Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Saturday urged Bangladesh and Myanmar resolve the Rohingya crisis through bilateral negotiations instead of an international initiative.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A downtown corridor in Minneapolis has reopened after more than two years of construction that cost $50 million. The Star Tribune reports that Nicollet Mall reopened Nov. 16. The
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The theft of 25 handguns from a dealer in Tickfaw has resulted in a three-year, one-month sentence for a 19-year-old from Ponchatoula. Acting U.S. Attorney Duane Evans says in a
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Christmas holiday begins this weekend at Union Station in Kansas City. The station will offer a day full of family activities Saturday, ending with a holiday lighting ce
BURLEY, Idaho (AP) — Authorities in south-central Idaho are investigating after construction workers found human bones. Jerome County Sheriff Doug McFall tells The Times-News (http://bit.ly/2zOvbYK
The demonstrators, in the event approved by the military, hoped a big turnout would speed up the official end of Mugabe’s 37-year rule.              
Thousands of people are marching in Zimbabwe's capital Harare to demand the removal of Robert Mugabe from power after nearly four decades.
SALINA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Wesleyan University has donated Cold War-era spy equipment to the Kansas Aviation Museum. The school said this week that David Silverman, associate professor of communica
DEADWOOD, S.D. (AP) — Officials of a western South Dakota county say hunters who use road signs to site their rifles are costing the county about $1,500 annually to replace the damaged signs. The B
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A Tucson man wanted in two separate killings is in custody after evading capture for 13 years. Tucson police say 38-year-old Damion Smith was apprehended this week in Georgia a
US President Donald Trump has called Hillary Clinton the "worst (and biggest) loser of all time, adding that she "just can't stop."
Ohio Supreme Court Justice and Democratic gubernatorial candidate William O'Neill says he apologizes if his Facebook post discussing his sexual histo
A judge running for Ohio governor has boasted in detail about his sexual history on Facebook, in defence of Senator Al Franken, who is facing sexual
The legendary musician had "been suffering from dementia for several years and passed away peacefully on Saturday with his family by his bedside".
Questions are swirling about why Saad Hariri spent two weeks in Saudi Arabia, where he announced his resignation.
Theresa May has been told she has two weeks to put more money on the table if the EU is to agree to begin Brexit trade talks before the end of the year, reported BBC.  EU Council President Donald Tus
After meeting Macron, Hariri is expected to visit a number of Arab capitals
The fashion world mourns a designer whose clients included Lady Gaga, Rihanna and Michelle Obama.
BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (AP) — A southern Michigan man is awaiting trial in connection with the carbon monoxide death of his girlfriend’s 11-year-old daughter. Forty-five-year-old Harold Ward is
BOSTON (AP) — A Boston zoo is holding a farewell party for a beloved gorilla that’s heading to another zoo in New Orleans to start his own family. Officials at the Franklin Park Zoo will be f
PHILADELPHIA, Miss. (AP) — A cellmate has been found guilty of second-degree murder in the death of a Choctaw tribal member. A Neshoba County jury convicted Justyn Schlegel, 36, in the July 2015 de
Hariri arrived in France on Saturday from Saudi Arabia
WASHINGTON (AP) — Over the past week, President Donald Trump told a made-up story about his predecessor and revived a distorted claim about NATO that’s been gathering dust for some months. On
RICHLAND, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi officials have started on a $150 million project to rebuild and widen a congested suburban highway. The Mississippi Department of Transportation will expand an 8-
NATCHITOCHES, La. (AP) — Louisiana is creating its own shopping trail for tourists. Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser’s office says Louisiana Tax Free Shopping for International Visitors announced the
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Retailers are predicting shoppers will spend more than $11.5 billion in Alabama on holiday-related items this month and next. The Alabama Retail Association says it’s
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Two Rhode Island men are headed to prison for beating a man to death aboard a sailboat over lottery winnings. Attorney General Peter Kilmartin says Richard Baribault was sen
COLUMBUS, Ind. (AP) — School districts across Indiana are considering stocking up on a drug antidote amid the state’s opioid epidemic. The Indianapolis Star reports that while overdoses on pu
PARIS (Reuters) - Saad al-Hariri, who resigned as Lebanon's prime minister this month while in Saudi Arabia, said on Saturday he would clarify his position when he returns to Beirut next week.
New Scottish Labour leader Richard Leonard promised to offer voters a "message of real hope" as he set his sights on becoming the country's next first minister.
MACON, Ga. (AP) — Fort Valley’s Freight Depot once served as the agricultural gateway for the Georgia city’s bustling cotton and peach industries. The Telegraph reports that now, after
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Officials are reporting a record number of green sea turtle nests have been found in Florida. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said on Friday that staf
The fireball could be part of a prolific meteor shower known as the Leonids, which peaks at this time of year.              
Senior South African National Treasury official Michael Sachs, who resigned earlier this month, is set to join the Gauteng Provincial Government.
Two groups of young men kicked out of uMhlanga restaurants after throwing ice cubes each other, a bust up followed in the streets.
TOKYO (AP) — The U.S. Navy says a Japanese tug boat lost propulsion and drifted into an American guided-missile destroyer during a towing exercise. The Navy said in a statement that the USS Benfold
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Two school district employees north of Portland who say they defied a district administrator’s orders to remain quiet about a 6-year-old student’s alleged abuse ha
SAVANNA, Ill. (AP) — Illinois and Iowa officials are celebrating the opening of a new Mississippi River bridge from Savanna, Illinois, to Sabula, Iowa. The $80 million span opened to traffic Friday
Turkey has launched a probe into a former and a current US prosecutors who are currently involved in a case against Turkish citizens in New York.
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military says it has fired a tank shell into Syria as a “warning shot” after the Syrian military conducted construction along their border. The military say
The percentage of federal individual income tax filers claiming a deduction for state and local taxes paid in 2015, ranked by state: 1. Maryland: 45.7 percent 2. Connecticut: 41.3 percent 3. New Jers
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has named a Justice Department lawyer to temporarily lead the U.S. attorney’s office in the Central District of Illinois. The appo
Two of the four men accused of hijacking and kidnapping Deputy Justice Minister Thabang Makwetla have claimed they were tortured.
DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Police Department’s Real Time Crime Center has moved to a new location inside the city’s Public Safety Headquarters. A ceremony was Friday at the new offices
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — In the weeks since dozens of women have accused movie mogul Harvey Weinstein of rape or sexual, unleashing an avalanche of similar charges against other prominent men across Ame
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan officials say a deer killed by a hunter in Montcalm County’s Sidney Township had chronic wasting disease. The diagnosis of the buck’s condition was confir
So far, there have 46 reports of minor injuries related to the issue
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Health Department and other agencies are working to test water for lead at each tap used for drinking or cooking at 16 schools across the state. Vermont Natural R
ATLANTA (AP) — A popular deduction targeted in the GOP’s overhaul of the tax code is used by more than a quarter of all filers in a majority of states, including many led by Republicans where
The Australian's powerful rhythm guitar riffs helped propel the heavy rock group to stardom.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Hartford HealthCare and Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield have reached an agreement after a more than monthlong impasse that left patients scrambling to find new doctors and new
MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) — One of Ohio’s most storied prep gyms will host its final high school basketball game Dec. 8. The Middletown school district in southwest Ohio says the Middies will pla
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis’ largest public animal shelter is urging residents to consider adopting a cat or dog to save them from being euthanized at the overcrowded facility. The India
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A lawyer says his prayers and conversations with God prompted him to quit the defense on a high-profile Delaware murder case nearly 20 years ago. Defense attorney Joseph Hur
PERU, Ind. (AP) — Local officials are looking for ways to boost military-related business around northern Indiana’s Grissom Air Reserve Base. The Miami County Economic Development Authority h
COPENHAGEN - A blazing fireball lit up the dark skies of Arctic Finland for five seconds, giving off what scientists said was "the glow of 100 full moons" and igniting ...
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine U.S. senator who caucuses with the Democrats says he’s getting behind three Republican-backed pieces of legislation that he thinks would assist rural health car
Zimbabwe war veterans leader Chris Mutsvangwa has just thrown down the gauntlet at embattled Zimbabwe leader Robert Mugabe.
Thousands of protesters flooded Zimbabwe's streets demanding Robert Mugabe's resignation on Saturday in a movement organized by independence war veterans and backed by ruling party barons and the army
There's an irony in the anonymous account from an anxious Harare resident this week that “normal broadcasting” had been disrupted.
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