United States

Suspect charged with murder in college student's killing

Prosecutors plan to announce charges in the killing of a University of Pennsylvania student found buried in a Southern California park.

United States

Pregnant nanny, 24, dies after being hit by stray bullet in Arizona desert popular for target shooting

A pregnant nanny, who was the wife of an airman stationed at Luke Air Force Base, died Monday after being struck in the chest by a stray bullet while visiting a spot in the Arizona desert known to be a popular target shooting area, police said.

World

American, Canadian kidnapped by gunmen in central Nigeria

A Nigerian police spokesman says an American and a Canadian have been kidnapped in Kaduna state in the central part of the country.

Health

Drunken driving blood-alcohol threshold should be lowered, scientific panel says

A prestigious scientific panel is recommending that states significantly lower their drunken driving thresholds as part of a blueprint to eliminate the "entirely preventable" 10,000 alcohol-impaired driving deaths in the United States each year.

United States

'Cocaine cowboys' smuggler convicted in auto fraud case

A jury has reached a verdict in an auto fraud case against a pilot who once flew loads of drugs for Colombian cartels during Miami's "cocaine cowboys" era.

United States

South Carolina officers 'ambushed' in shooting, 1 deputy 'hanging on to life'

A man accused of assaulting his wife “ambushed” and shot three South Carolina sheriff’s deputies -- leaving one “hanging on to life” -- after wounding another K-9 officer during an hours-long manhunt, officials said Wednesda

Technology

YouTube adds humans to video reviews, revamps ad policy after recent scandals

YouTube announced on Tuesday a revamp of its advertising policy as well as stringent, human-run video reviews in the wake of recent scandals that have plagued the platform.

United States

The Latest: Murder charge filed in college student's killing

The Latest on the killing of a University of Pennsylvania student in California (all times local): 8:44 a.m.

United States

Teacher fired after telling student he'd be kicked out of US

A Maine substitute teacher has been fired after telling a student he would get kicked out of the country if the proposed U.S.-Mexico border wall is built.

United States

Intense shootout between Baltimore police, robbery suspects caught on video

A group of officers responded to a robbery at a 7-Eleven in downtown Baltimore early Tuesday ended up in the middle of an intense gun battle captured on bodycameras and nearby surveillance video.

World

UN envoy to reconvene Syria talks in Vienna next week

The U.N. envoy for Syria plans to host separate meetings with government and opposition delegations Jan. 25-26 in Vienna, citing "logistical reasons" for a decision not to hold a new round in Geneva.

United States

Police: Man arrested for setting up spy cam in mall restroom

Police say they've arrested a man who set up a spy camera that recorded children and adults in the family restroom of a Baltimore-area mall.

Entertainment

Dolores O'Riordan was found on bathroom floor by hotel staff, reports say

The Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan was found dead on the bathroom floor of her hotel room by a a maid hours after her death, according to multiple reports.

World

Cancer survivor, 5, killed by runaway car on eve of anniversary of finishing chemotherapy

A 5-year-old Canadian girl who beat cancer was killed Monday after being pinned by an empty SUV -- just a day shy of her one-year anniversary of finishing chemotherapy.

World

2 charged in Kosovo with supporting extremist groups

Prosecutors in Kosovo say they have charged two people with supporting extremist groups on social media.

Technology

Eyelashes are freezing in world's coldest village

It is so cold in part of Siberia, that eyelashes are freezing.

World

NATO chief due in Macedonia to discuss membership bid

NATO's secretary-general is due in Macedonia for talks on the country's renewed accession bid, a decade after a dispute with neighboring Greece halted an initial effort to join the alliance.

United States

Man sent to prison for biting off chunk of wife's nose

A Connecticut man who bit off a chunk of his wife's nose, permanently disfiguring her, has been sent to prison for more than six years.

Politics

Corey Lewandowski, Rick Dearborn testify before House Intel Committee as part of Russia probe

Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowksi and Deputy White House chief of staff and senior transition aide Rick Dearborn will testify behind closed doors Wednesday as part of a congressional probe into Russian collusion with Trump campaign associate

World

New eurogroup chief urges speed in strengthening euro

The eurozone finance ministers' new leader says Europe needs to use a "unique window of opportunity" in the coming months to strengthen the continent's common currency.

World

After US cuts, Palestinian refugee agency seeks donations

The U.N. agency that serves Palestinian refugees and their descendants says it is launching a global fund-raising appeal in hopes of making up for funding cuts announced by the United States.

United States

Gold medal monster: Victims recount years of abuse by USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar

The 54-year-old Nassar – who is already serving 60 years in federal prison for child pornography crimes – faces between 40 and 125 more years behind bars after pleading guilty in November to molesting seven girls.doctor.

United States

Dog survives 5 nights in bitter cold huddled in window well

A blind 13-year-old dog who has cancer survived five nights of snow and bitter cold huddled in a window well in eastern Minnesota.

United States

Colorado woman killed father, encased him in concrete at home, police say

The daughter of a man whose body was found encased in concrete inside a Denver home was charged with first-degree murder Tuesday, officials said.

Politics

Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake compares Trump's press attacks to Stalin in fiery Senate floor speech

Outgoing Republican Sen. Jeff Flake attacked President Trump Wednesday from the Senate floor, saying “The free press is the despot's enemy.”

World

US ramps up airstrikes in Afghanistan under Trump administration

The U.S. military dropped more bombs in Afghanistan in 2017 than in 2012 when the U.S. military had nearly 100,000 troops on the ground, according to newly released airstrike figures from the Air Force.

World

AP PHOTOS: Peru prisoners build chairs for papal visit

Prisoners convicted of crimes like robbery and drug trafficking at a prison in the Peruvian Amazon are using their time behind bars to build simple wooden chairs that indigenous leaders will use while meeting with Pope Francis.

World

Hungary seeks sanctions against helpers of illegal migration

The Hungarian government is proposing a set of laws that would tax and possibly sanction Hungarian groups who assist illegal migration and receive foreign funding.

World

Palestinian teen to be held until trial for slapping troops

An Israeli military court has denied bail for a 16-year-old Palestinian girl, ordering her held until her trial on charges that she slapped and pushed two Israeli soldiers.

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