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  • Chinese military plane crashes, 2 deaths reported

    3 hours, 28 minutes ago

    (AP) BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese military plane has crashed in the country's northwest and a news website says at least two people were killed. The local fire department and the website Huashang Net said the plane crashed at about 3 ...

  • French police raise security after weekend attacks

    3 hours, 27 minutes ago

    (AP) PARIS (AP) — French police are boosting security after an attack on officers in central France, and the country's top security official is visiting the city where a driver ran down 11 pedestrians. The visit of Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve ...

  • Skiers have reservations over airbag safety system

    3 hours, 33 minutes ago

    (AP) VAL GARDENA, Italy (AP) — Some skiers are concerned they will turn into the puffy "Michelin Man" when they are not supposed to. Others are afraid they will lose precious hundredths of a second due to slightly more wind resistance. ...

  • AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Asia

    3 hours, 46 minutes ago

    (AP) The image of a woman escaping from a Sydney cafe where a gunman had taken 18 people hostage captured the terrifying drama that shook Australia last week. The siege ended 16 hours later when police stormed the cafe to free ...

  • NBA prepares for Christmas coming-out party

    3 hours, 55 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly two months have passed since the San Antonio Spurs collected their championship rings and began their title defense. The NBA season may have opened Oct. 28, but Christmas is the real coming-out party. Football's popularity ...

  • Spain: Princess Cristina going on trial for fraud

    3 hours, 55 minutes ago

    (AP) MADRID (AP) — A Spanish judge has ordered the king's sister, Princess Cristina, to be tried along with her husband on charges of tax fraud, the first member of the country's royal family to go to court since the royalty ...

  • China indicts Jackie Chan's son on drug charge

    4 hours, 2 minutes ago

    (AP) BEIJING (AP) — Chinese prosecutors have formally indicted the son of Hong Kong action film star Jackie Chan on the charge of sheltering others to use drugs, more than four months after he was first detained. Prosecutors from Beijing's Dongcheng ...

  • Jones' return helps Falcons eliminate Saints, 30-14

    4 hours, 10 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Julio Jones needed only two offensive snaps to dispel any notion that he'd be merely a decoy for the Atlanta Falcons, too hampered by his injured hip to be truly effective. Racing down the right sideline, ...

  • ICYMI: Ravens, Saints stumble; 3 titles to decide

    4 hours, 14 minutes ago

    (AP) Count Joe Flacco's Ravens and Drew Brees' Saints among the playoff candidates that came out completely flat. The Chiefs, Bills and Eagles all were oddly out of it this weekend, too, despite having plenty to play for. Flacco was 3 ...

  • Seahawks, Packers, Cowboys, Steelers in playoffs

    4 hours, 18 minutes ago

    (AP) Now that they've qualified for the postseason, there's no relaxing for the Packers, Lions, and Steelers. Nor for the Seahawks, Cardinals, Cowboys, Patriots and Broncos. Week 15 saw defending Super Bowl champion Seattle secure its passage to the playoffs with ...

  • Spain handing out $3B in planet's biggest lottery

    4 hours, 21 minutes ago

    (AP) MADRID (AP) — The drawing is underway in Spain for the world's biggest lottery payoff, a 2.5 billion-euro ($3 billion) pot of cash that will be divided among thousands of ticketholders. The top prize for this year's "El Gordo" (The ...

  • NFL Capsules

    4 hours, 26 minutes ago

    (AP) ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Dallas ended a four-year playoff drought Sunday in a dominating 42-7 victory over the Indianapolis Colts, with Tony Romo throwing four touchdown passes and breaking Troy Aikman's franchise record for yards passing. The Cowboys (11-4) emphatically ...

  • China opposes cyberattacks, doesn't name N. Korea

    4 hours, 30 minutes ago

    (AP) BEIJING (AP) — China says it has told the U.S. that it is against cyberattacks and opposes any nation or individual launching such attacks from a third country, but did not directly condemn the Sony hackings that Washington has blamed ...

  • New-Look NBA: In Milwaukee, a new hope rises

    4 hours, 39 minutes ago

    (AP) MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Associated Press will periodically look at the changing landscape of the NBA during the season from varied perspectives: A player's viewpoint, from the bench, and from the business side. In this installment, the new Milwaukee Bucks ...

  • Romo, Cowboys are in after 42-7 rout of Colts

    4 hours, 41 minutes ago

    (AP) ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Tony Romo and the Dallas Cowboys don't have worry about a win-and-you're-in finale this year. They're in. Dallas ended a four-year playoff drought Sunday in a dominating 42-7 victory over the Indianapolis Colts, with Romo throwing ...

  • Palestinian man arrested after foiled attack on soldier

    4 hours, 48 minutes ago

    (AP) JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israel military says a Palestinian man has been arrested after a foiled attack on a soldier in the West Bank. The army says other soldiers intervened to stop the unidentified Palestinian from stabbing his intended victim ...

  • AP PHOTOS: Sheetos, the street-mime of Cairo

    4 hours, 53 minutes ago

    (AP) CAIRO (AP) — Bright colors, strange clothes and a striking white mask steal the attention of everyday people going about their business in downtown Cairo. This is the stage for Mohammed Saeed (aka Sheetos) who is waging a lonely campaign ...

  • Egypt: Security forces kill 5 Islamic militants

    5 hours, 4 minutes ago

    (AP) CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's Interior Ministry says security forces killed five militants from a Sinai-based group allied with Islamic State extremists during a raid in the country's north. The ministry says Sunday's raid targeted a farm in al-Sharqiya province where ...

  • AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from the Middle East

    5 hours, 23 minutes ago

    (AP) In the Middle East and the wider region this past week, Taliban gunmen attacked a school in Peshawer, Pakistan, killing 148 people —most of them children — in what was one of the country's deadliest attacks in years. In the ...

  • Abandoned asbestos mines still a hazard in India

    5 hours, 23 minutes ago

    (AP) RORO VILLAGE, India (AP) — Asbestos waste spills in a gray gash down the flank of a lush green hill above tribal villages in eastern India. Three decades after the mines were abandoned, nothing has been done to remove the ...

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