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Slovak president condemns questioning of protest organizers

Mayo Clinic receives record $200M gift from Michigan donor

US October budget deficit jumps to $100.5 billion

State says permit for refinery near national park justified

CIA considered potential truth serum for terror suspects

Macedonia to seek arrest in Hungary of former prime minister

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Cyrus, Hemsworth donate $500K after losing home in wildfire

Things to know about Michelle Obama's book, arena tour

Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell a no-show as deadline approaches

More US kids get paralyzing illness, cause is still unknown

Nets say LeVert could return from foot injury this season

Metallica, ex-bandmates to pay concert tribute to Cornell

US says Europe needs diversity from Russian energy supplies

U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry says Europe needs to diversify its energy supplies to cut its dependency on Russia

Greek authorities say lost ancient city of Tenea is located

Greece's culture ministry says archaeologists have located the first tangible remains of a lost ancient city that, according to tradition, was first settled by Trojan war captives after the Greek sack of Troy

WHO official predicts 6 more months battling Ebola in Congo

The emergencies chief for the World Health Organization says he expects Congo's Ebola outbreak will last at least another six months, and says informal health facilities have become "major drivers" of the current, deadly transmission

Sam’s Club holding ‘Taste of Sam’s’ event full of free samples in time for holidays

Sam’s Club anticipates giving away over 1,500 tons of food in free samples during the event.

Ethiopia jails ex-head of military company over corruption

German Playboy regrets misquoting Morricone in interview

Amazon's growing pains in Seattle offer lessons to new hosts

Homeland Security chief expected to leave; more churn likely

Bishops weigh anti-abuse strategy after delay set by Vatican

Serena Williams’ GQ Woman of the Year cover draws backlash from fans

Authorities announce arrests in slaying of 8 family members

Authorities say a family of four has been arrested in the slayings of eight members of another family in rural Ohio two years ago

Bilas: College basketball players will one day be paid

College basketball analyst Jay Bilas believes players will eventually be paid, and tells PodcastOne Sports Now that he's not sure top players will forgo a year on the big stage in college to play in the NBA's developmental league

Chick-fil-A will expand delivery nationwide, partnering with DoorDash

More than 1,100 of the chicken giant's locations will offer delivery through DoorDash.

The Latest: Ocasio-Cortez speaks at Pelosi's office protest

Democratic Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York has joined about 200 climate-change activists as they stage a protest at the office of House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi

Girl’s last chemo treatment to fall on 6th birthday

A 5-year-old battling brain cancer has a birthday coming up and her family is hoping to make her day extra special with help from the community.

Colleague: Senator's 'public hanging' remark 'being twisted'

Republican U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker says critics are misrepresenting a "public hanging" comment made by his Mississippi colleague

Syracuse profits by handwriting thousands of late-tax notes

The city of Syracuse has found that sending personal notes to residents who owe taxes is more successful than the typical, computer-generated letter demanding payment

Glamour magazine honors Teigen, Monae, Gonzalez and Raisman

'Game changers, rule breakers and trailblazers' like Chrissy Teigen, Janelle Monae, Emma Gonzalez and Aly Raisman celebrated at Glamour Women of the Year Awards

Spain considers ban on sale of gas and diesel cars by 2040

Spain's government is eyeing ambitious steps to tackle climate change, including a ban on the sale of gas and diesel cars from 2040

The Latest: UK Cabinet to discuss draft Brexit deal

British Prime Minister Theresa May's office has confirmed that the Cabinet will meet Wednesday to consider a draft divorce deal with the European Union

Professor, scholar who survived Nazi invasion dies after push from rushing NYC subway rider

“He died because of that guy,” said Kurt Salzinger’s widow, Deanna Chitayat. “I don’t think he meant to kill him, but he killed him.”

Wolf taken to Isle Royale National Park this fall dies

A gray wolf relocated from the Minnesota mainland to Isle Royale National Park this fall has died

No accounting for these tastes: Artificial flavors a mystery

Food companies have been ordered to remove six "artificial flavors" from their products

Nigerian ISP's configuration error disrupted Google services

A Nigerian internet provider says a configuration error during a network upgrade disrupted several Google services by diverting traffic through China and Russia

Photographer: Nazi salute image in high school prom photo not meant to be offensive

Pete Gust, who operates Wheel Memories and has a son in the photo, said the timing sequence of the shot he took of about 60 boys outside the Sauk County Courthouse in Baraboo last spring showed the teens' arms extended in various stages as they raised them.

Chick-fil-A is top fast-food franchise people want to open in US

The list of most-popular fast food franchises to open nationally was based on Google searches for franchising opportunities.

Search continues for missing, dead in California wildfires

More than 8,000 firefighters statewide were battling wildfires that destroyed more than 7,000 structures and killed more than 40 people, with the flames feeding on dry brush and driven by strong winds.

Photographer: Nazi salute image not meant to be offensive

The parent who took a photo of a group of Wisconsin high school boys giving what appears to be a Nazi salute on the steps of a local courthouse says he was simply asking the teens to wave goodbye to their parents before they headed off to prom

More leeway for states to expand inpatient mental health

Trump administration allowing states to seek Medicaid funds to expand inpatient mental health care

Norway says Russia jammed GPS signal during NATO drill

The Norwegian Defense Ministry says it is aware that Russian forces in the Arctic disturbed the GPS signal during a recent, large NATO drill in Norway

Uber driver accused of trying to kidnap a 15-year-old girl in Colorado

Police say Ahmed Muse refused to drop the girl off at her home after he dropped off the other passengers.

Amazon to split second headquarters between New York and Northern Virginia

Amazon has picked locations in New York City and Northern Virginia for its new headquarters, according to a report published late Monday in The Wall Street Journal.

  Amazon to split second headquarters between New York and Northern Virginia

Amazon has picked locations in New York City and Northern Virginia for its new headquarters, according to a report published late Monday in The Wall Street Journal.

IMF warns Italy's spending plan makes country vulnerable

The International Monetary Fund is warning that Italy's plan to sharply increase spending carries "substantial" risks and would leave the country vulnerable to market turmoil

FBI report shows 17 percent spike in hate crimes in 2017

The FBI says hate crimes reports were up about 17 percent in 2017, marking a rise for the third year in a row

Appointment of acting attorney general challenged in court

Maryland is challenging the appointment of Matthew Whitaker as the new U.S. acting attorney general

Anderson thrashes Nishikori to be on verge of ATP semis

Kevin Anderson thrashed Kei Nishikori 6-0, 6-1 on Tuesday to move to the brink of advancing to the last four on his debut at the ATP Finals

Ginsburg, 85, improving after fall but misses court session

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has missed a brief court session while recovering from a fall and three broken ribs

US hardens border at Tijuana to prepare for migrant caravan

The U.S. government says it is working to "harden" the border crossing from Tijuana, Mexico, to prepare for the arrival of a migrant caravan leapfrogging its way across western Mexico

The Latest: El Chapo lawyer: Defense has nothing to prove

A lawyer for Mexican drug lord known as "El Chapo" says he's ready to defend his client and has nothing to prove; opening statements are delayed while a replacement juror is chosen.

Chemical attack investigative team to start work next year

The global chemical weapons watchdog's chief says that a new investigative team being set up to apportion blame for poison gas and nerve agent attacks in Syria will start work early next year

Judge orders Georgia to work to protect provisional ballots

In a ruling late Monday, U.S. District Judge Amy Totenberg ordered the Georgia secretary of state's office to establish and publicize a hotline or website where voters can check whether their provisional ballots were counted and, if not, the reason why.

Congressman in tight race sues over ranked-voting system

Republican U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin has joined a lawsuit seeking to overturn Maine's new voting system

Energy companies lead US stocks lower after oil price sinks

Energy companies are leading a late-afternoon sell-off on Wall Street after crude oil prices had their biggest drop in more than three years

Missouri teacher suspended after student dresses as Klansman

A southern Missouri school district has suspended a teacher who oversaw a class presentation in which a ninth-grader dressed as a member of the Ku Klux Klan

Italian journalists protest against governing party insults

Italian journalists have protested across the country against insults from prominent figures in the governing 5-Star Movement

Lawmakers near prison reform deal, but Trump support crucial

Congressional aides and advocacy groups say lawmakers are close to an agreement on legislation designed to boost rehabilitation efforts for federal prisoners and give judges more discretion when sentencing some non-violent offenders

Consumer group releases “worst toys” list for holidays

A Black Panther "slash claw" and a plastic Power Rangers sword are among the toys topping a consumer safety group's annual list of worst toys for the holiday season

Sri Lankan top court suspends decree dissolving Parliament

Sri Lanka's Supreme Court has suspended the president's order to dissolve Parliament and hold new elections, opening the way for lawmakers to vote on whether to accept his earlier ouster of the prime minister

The Latest: Photographer: Controversial photo ill-timed shot

A parent who took a photo that shows about 60 Wisconsin high school boys giving what appears to be a Nazi salute says he simply asked the youths to wave goodbye to their parents and that he takes the blame for the timing of the shot

The Latest: In NYC, Arlington, not everyone Amazon thrilled

Amazon confirms that it will split its much-anticipated second headquarters between New York and Arlington, Virginia

CNN sues Trump, demanding return of Acosta to White House

CNN is suing the Trump administration, demanding that correspondent Jim Acosta's press pass to cover the White House be returned

Russia to boycott World Economic Forum if its tycoons barred

Russia's Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev says Moscow will boycott the annual World Economic Forum in the Swiss ski resort of Davos if it fails to lift restrictions on the attendance of Russian businessmen.

Hue Jackson back in Cincinnati, helping to run defense

Hue Jackson has landed back in Cincinnati, where he'll help head coach Marvin Lewis try to resurrect the Bengals' historically bad defense

Supreme Court to hear Virginia GOP's districting appeal

The Supreme Court will hear an appeal by Virginia Republicans who are trying to preserve state legislative districts that have been struck down by a lower court as racially discriminatory

Zimbabwean generals deny troops shot and killed 6 protesters

Zimbabweans have reacted with stunned disbelief to the testimony from two generals who denied troops killed six people in August when the military was called in to crush protests following the country's disputed elections

CNN sues Pres. Trump, other top officials, over Jim Acosta White House access

CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta was denied access following a spat with the president.

Germany: Male nurse suspected of killing 6 elderly patients

German authorities say a male nurse is suspected of killing six elderly patients, and attempting to kill at least three more over a period of almost a year

National Grid to use 'noise cannon' to scare away crows

National Grid is bringing in a cannon to scare away the hundreds of crows that have been hanging around an electrical substation in Massachusetts

New York residents try to preserve African cemetery dating back to 1800s

The burial ground is now the site of a sanitation company. Some are petitioning to make it a national landmark.

Thailand's child boxing debated after 13-year-old's death

The death of a 13-year-old boy who was knocked out during a boxing match in Thailand has sparked debate over whether to ban child boxing

Jerusalem picks new mayor in round 2 of municipal elections

Israelis pick mayors in dozens of locations across country, with main focus on the largest city of Jerusalem

Japan rallies to beat MLB All-Stars 5-3 to lead series 3-1

Ryosuke Kikuchi drove in the go-ahead run on a squeeze bunt in a four-run ninth inning as Japan beat the MLB All-Stars 5-3 and took a 3-1 lead in their six-game exhibition series

IAEA urges quick plan on Fukushima radioactive water cleanup

Experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency have urged the operator of Japan's tsunami-wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant to urgently decide on a plan to dispose of massive amounts of radioactive water stored in tanks on the compound

Pope gives Vatican's sex abuse expert new role amid crisis

Pope Francis is giving a prominent new role to the Vatican's most experienced sex crimes investigator in a sign that he's looking to improve the Holy See's response to abuse amid a credibility crisis rocking the church

Johnson Controls selling power solutions unit for $13.2B

Johnson Controls is selling its power solutions division for $13.2 billion

Former SS guard testifies he was aware of camp conditions

A 94-year-old former SS guard says he was aware of the terrible conditions endured by prisoners in the Stutthof concentration camp but did not take part in atrocities against them

Trump rips Macron over trade, wine, his low approval ratings

President Donald Trump has ripped into French President Emmanuel Macron over trade policy, tariffs on U.S. wine and even his low public approval ratings.