World

EU probes Italian bridge loan to struggling Alitalia airline

The European Union is opening an investigation to see if Italy was within its rights to give struggling airline Alitalia a $1.1 billion bridge loan last year.

World

UN official praises 'welcome developments' from North Korea

The U.N.'s high representative for disarmament affairs is praising North Korea's decision to suspend its nuclear and ballistic missile tests and dismantle its nuclear sites as "welcome developments."

World

Prosecutor: Danish submarine inventor could kill again

The prosecution in the murder trial of a Danish inventor accused of torturing and killing a Swedish journalist during a private submarine trip says there is "a risk that he that can commit the same kind of crime again."

World

Syrian troops press push against IS in southern Damascus

Syrian state media say government forces and their allies are pressing an offensive against members of the Islamic State group in southern Damascus.

United States

US builds drone base in Niger, crossroads of extremism fight

On the scorching edge of the Sahara Desert, the U.S. Air Force is building a base for armed drones, the newest front in America's battle against the growing extremist threat in Africa's vast Sahel region.

Entertainment

Tom Arnold goes on tirade against conservative commentator Candace Owens

Actor Tom Arnold deleted a tweet in a disparaging tirade against conservative commentator Candace Owens after she was praised by superstar hip-hop artist Kanye West.

World

Hamburg police: We may have found body of missing Scotsman

Hamburg police say they believe they've found the body of a 29-year-old Scotsman who went missing in February after celebrating his brother's bachelor party with a group of friends.

Technology

Al Qaeda uses Google Maps to plan attacks new video reportedly shows

A new Al Qaeda video shows the terror group planning attacks across Middle East using Google Maps and features a former Gitmo detainee who returned fighting for the group after his release.

World

Spain resumes controversial exhumations near Franco's tomb

Spain's heritage authority says preliminary technical work has resumed on the exhumation of the remains of four Spanish Civil War victims from a complex that pays homage to the late dictator Francisco Franco.

World

Suspect in Paris terror attack guilty of attempted murder in Brussels shootout

Salah Abdeslam, the sole surviving suspect in the 2015 Paris terror attacks, and an accomplice were found guilty of attempted murder after a shootout in with Belgian police as they sought to flee arrest in March 2016.

World

Construction robots weld, bolt, lift to beat worker shortage

Major Japanese construction company Shimizu Corp. has developed robots that can weld, lift and bolt for use at building sites.

Life & Style

5 rookie mistakes to avoid when cooking steak

Avoid the most common mistakes (almost) everyone makes, and get ready to cook the perfect steak every time.

World

Census finds increase in Mekong River's Irrawaddy dolphins

Cambodia's government and a major conservation group say the number of critically endangered Irrawaddy dolphins along a stretch of the Mekong River has increased for the first time in 20 years but the animals still face serious threats.

World

The Latest: Court yet to issue verdict in Abdeslam trial

The Latest on the trial of Salah Abdeslam and a suspected accomplice in Brussels (all times local): 10:35 a.m.

World

2 Palestinians die of wounds sustained in Gaza protests

The Health Ministry in Gaza says two Palestinian youths have died of wounds they sustained in Israeli fire during protests near the Israel-Gaza border.

World

Man arrested over Mont-Saint-Michel incident

France's national police say a 36-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of threatening to attack security services at one of the country's most-visited tourist sites.

World

Yemen officials: Saudi-led airstrike hit wedding, killing 15

Yemeni health officials say an airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition in the country's north hit a wedding party, killing at least 15 people the previous day.

World

EU's Tusk to testify in Poland over president's plane crash

Top European Union official Donald Tusk says his appearance in court in a case relating to the 2010 plane crash that killed Poland's president and 95 others is about "important matters."

World

Opposition motion to impeach India's top judge rejected

India's vice president has rejected a move by opposition parties to impeach the country's top judge on grounds of misusing his office and bowing to government pressure.

United States

Nashville schools on 'lock-out' mode as manhunt intensifies for Waffle House shooting suspect

Nashville public schools are going into "lock-out" mode on Monday as authorities intensify the search for a gunman who police said opened fire in a Waffle House restaurant early Sunday, killing four before a customer wrestled the weapon away.

United States

Hundreds attend memorial service for CDC worker found dead

Over 500 people attended the memorial service of a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention employee whose body was found in an Atlanta river after he mysteriously disappeared.

Politics

Feinstein denies bowing left-wing pressure on Trump's CIA nominee

California Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein on Sunday bristled at the suggestion she is reflexively opposing President Trump's CIA director nominee to bolster her liberal bona fides during her re-election run this year in the left-wing state.

World

Afghan officials: Taliban attacks kill 14 troops, policemen

Afghan officials say two near-simultaneous Taliban attacks in western Badghis province have killed at least 14 troops and policemen.

World

IS suspect Abdeslam to hear verdict in attempted murder case

The sole surviving suspect in the 2015 Paris extremist attacks, who was once Europe's most wanted fugitive, will hear his judgment in an attempted murder case on Monday.

World

Greece: police disperse migrant protest on Lesbos island

Greek police have evacuated refugees and other migrants who had held a protest vigil at Mytilene, the largest city on the island of Lesbos, and relocated them to an overcrowded migrant detention center following a night of attacks by anti-migrant extremis

United States

Police: Man shot 5, including officer, during 'crime spree'

The New Orleans police chief says a man shot and injured five people, including an officer.

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