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  • Serbia and Kosovo leaders to address UN about Kosovan army

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The presidents of Serbia and Kosovo are scheduled to address the U.N. Security Council on Monday afternoon following Kosovo’s decision to transform its existing 4,000-strong security force into a regular army and Serbia’s threat of armed intervention. Kosovo was a province of Serbia and came under U.N. and NATO administration after […]
  • Minnesota men learning fate for North Dakota stock scheme

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota man who helped found a business in North Dakota’s oil patch has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for fraud in a stock manipulation scheme. His co-defendant will learn his fate later this week. Ryan Gilbertson, 42, on Dec. 11 also was fined $2 million and ordered to pay […]
  • US sportswear traced to factory in China’s internment camps

    HOTAN, China (AP) — Barbed wire and hundreds of cameras ring a massive compound of more than 30 dormitories, schools, warehouses and workshops in China’s far west. Dozens of armed officers and a growling Doberman stand guard outside. Behind locked gates, men and women are sewing sportswear that can end up on U.S. college campuses […]
  • North Carolina bus crash injures 13 middle school students

    TAYLORSVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina school bus overturned after it was hit by a car on Monday, sending 13 middle school students to the hospital. Twelve of the students had minor injuries in the crash in Alexander County, while one was in critical condition but expected to survive, according to a news release […]
  • Family: Alabama tries to shield officer who killed black man

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Relatives of a black man killed by police in Alabama’s largest shopping mall claimed Monday that a state takeover of the investigation is a bid by authorities to protect the officer. The latest flashpoint between the dead man’s family and authorities came Monday. Holding a photo of her son Emantic “EJ” […]
  • UN approves compact to support world’s refugees, US objects

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Despite opposition from the United States and Hungary, the U.N. General Assembly overwhelmingly approved a non-binding compact Monday that provides more robust support for countries where most of the world’s more than 25 million refugees live. The Global Compact on Refugees also strengthens shared responsibility to help those who are forced […]
  • Comey on Capitol Hill for 2nd interview with GOP-led panels

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former FBI Director James Comey is back for a second closed-door interview with two Republican-led committees investigating what they say was bias at the Justice Department before the 2016 presidential election. The House Judiciary and Oversight and Government Reform committees are wrapping up a yearlong investigation into the department’s decisions before Democrats […]
  • Jesuit province releases names of accused abusers

    BALTIMORE (AP) — The Roman Catholic Jesuit province serving much of the eastern United States on Monday released the names of Jesuit priests who face “credible or established” accusations of sexual abuse of minors dating to 1950. In a letter, the Maryland Province of the Society of Jesus identified five living Jesuits facing offenses that […]
  • Trump plans to create unified US Space Command

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump plans to sign an executive order before the end of the year creating a U.S. Space Command as a major military command. Vice President Mike Pence will make the announcement Tuesday at the Kennedy Space Center, in Cape Canaveral, Florida, two U.S. officials said, and Trump could sign the […]
  • Girl accidentally slain as parents attend Christmas party

    FLORISSANT, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say a 12-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed his 6-year-old sister in suburban St. Louis while their parents were attending a Christmas party. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that police say Maliyah Palmer was shot in the head Friday night in Florissant after her brother found a 9 mm handgun […]