Amnesty to expand probe of US-led campaign in Syria's Raqqa

Amnesty enlists thousands of online activists to help its probe of US-led campaign that drove IS from Syria's Raqqa

German nurse on trial over 100 killings says he's sorry

Dolce & Gabbana accused of insulting China; blames hackers

US durable goods orders fall 4.4 percent in October

Authorities probe mansion fire that killed 4 family members

Hospital gunman fired at least 30 times before killing self

Right-leaning nonprofit paid acting AG Whitaker nearly $1 million

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US airstrike in Somalia against al-Shabab kills 7 extremists

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Greece: Creditors approve U-turn on pension cuts

UEFA Nations League a hit as positivity replaces skepticism

Macedonia court orders 30-day custody for former spy chief

UAE sentences British academic to life in prison for spying

Here’s your 2018 USPS, FedEx and UPS holiday shipping deadline guide

According to the National Retail Federation, Black Friday will remain the busiest shopping day this holiday season with 116 million planning to shop.

AP Explains: Dispute between Seoul, Tokyo over WWII brothels

AP Explains: The intensifying dispute between Seoul and Tokyo over World War II military brothels

EU calls for sanctions against Italy over budget

The European Commission says Italy's budget plans are in serious breach of the rules underpinning the euro single currency and that the country should face sanctions

Oil price plunge sends ripples through global economy

Sharply lower oil prices are sending ripples through the global economy, lending more spending power to consumers shopping for Christmas gifts and making fuel cheaper for people in poorer countries.

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Cameroon military frees 9 abducted children, teacher

Ikea's main operator goes local; to create net 4,000 jobs

Thanksgiving cooking causes more fires every year than literally anything else

Second death in French protests over fuel tax hikes

World economy has 'passed its peak' as trade wars weigh

The Latest: Brexit: Germany making it easier to fire bankers

Germany is working to make it easier to fire top bankers in return for a severance payment, as part of an effort to make the country a more attractive location for banks seeking to leave London after Brexit

Trump defies calls to punish Saudi crown prince for writer’s death

President Donald Trump said the United States will not punish the Saudi crown prince nor cut arms sales to his country for the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

British, EU leaders to meet as Brexit deadline looms

British Prime Minister Theresa May told skeptical lawmakers on Wednesday that rejecting her divorce deal with the European Union would mean uncertainty and division.

Merkel rebuffs German nationalists over migration pact

Chancellor Angela Merkel rejected calls from nationalist lawmakers Wednesday for Germany to drop its support for a U.N.-backed agreement on migration

Poland moves to reinstate retired judges to Supreme Court

Poland's ruling party has submitted a draft law to parliament that would reinstate Supreme Court judges who were recently forced into early retirement

US says China hacking increasing ahead of Trump-Xi meeting

US accuses Beijing of stepping up hacking to steal American technology ahead of Xi-Trump meeting

German police conduct anti-terror drill at Cologne airport

German police have conducted a large-scale anti-terror drill at Cologne-Bonn airport, in the west of the country, amid ongoing concerns about the threat posed by Islamic extremists

Report: Nissan's Ghosn to be detained for another 10 days

Report: Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn will be detained for another 10 days, after arrest on suspicion of falsifying income reports by millions of dollars and misusing company assets for personal gain

Wife says flu shot sent husband to hospital days after he got it

Medical professionals believe the man could be experiencing a rare immune disorder that can be caused by the body’s reaction to the flu vaccine.

The Latest: Interpol chief: Neutrality key to organization

The Latest: Interpol's secretary general says nationality of organization's president doesn't affect its neutrality

Migrants forced off ship after refusing to return to Libya

An international rights group says Libyan authorities have forcibly removed dozens of migrants who had barricaded themselves in a container ship in the port city of Misrata for the past 10 days after being picked up at sea

South Korean named Interpol president in blow to Russia

South Korea's Kim Jong Yang elected as Interpol's next president, edging out veteran of Russia's security services

Aid group: 85,000 children may have died of hunger in Yemen

Save the Children: Some 85,000 children under age 5 may have died of hunger, disease in Yemen's civil war

WNBA coaches, GMs tab McCowan for top pick in mock draft

The Associated Press polled a panel of WNBA coaches and general managers for a mock draft of the first round this spring

The Latest: Trump thanks Saudi Arabia for lower oil prices

President Donald Trump is thanking Saudi Arabia for plunging oil prices amid criticism over his decision not to further punish the kingdom for the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi

American believed killed by isolated tribe on Indian island

Indian police say an American is believed to have been killed by an isolated tribe known to fire at outsiders with bows and arrows

Global stocks recover as investors search for bargains

Global stock markets recovered their poise Wednesday as investors picked up what they hope are bargains following another round of losses

Taliban deny involvement in Kabul bombing that killed 55

The Taliban have denied involvement in a suicide bombing in the Afghan capital that killed at least 55 people

12 children bitten in pit bull attack on OK school playground

As they consider whether to euthanize the pit bull, animal control officials are searching for the dog’s owner, who may face dangerous dog charges.

Once rising GOP star, Utah's Mia Love loses seat to Democrat

Once rising GOP star, Utah's Mia Love loses US House seat to Democrat

APNewsBreak: Indian Country criminal prosecutions plateau

Federal figures show the number of Indian Country crimes that the U.S. Justice Department prosecutes has not shown significant change in recent years, despite new programs and attempts to boost public safety on reservations and prosecution rates

Rains could help firefight but complicate search for remains

Rain in the forecast could raise the risk of debris flows and complicate efforts to recover remains

US carrier in Hong Kong after bombers fly over S. China Sea

A U.S. aircraft carrier has arrived in Hong Kong, days after a pair of B-52 bombers flew over the disputed South China Sea

US senator says no ill will, intent behind 'hanging' remark

A white Republican U.S. senator from Mississippi says that she apologizes to people who were offended when she complimented a supporter by saying she would attend a "public hanging" if the supporter invited her

Trump thanks Saudis after defying calls to punish prince

President Donald Trump is publicly thanking Saudi Arabia for plunging oil prices

Trump says he plans to make his first visit to a war zone

President Donald Trump says he intends to make his first visit to a war zone to visit deployed troops

Israel steps up boycott fight after Airbnb settlement ban

Israel is threatening vacation rental company Airbnb with high taxes and legal repercussions over its decision to remove listings from Jewish West Bank settlements

Thanksgiving air-travel rush gets off to a good start

Fair skies over much of the country are helping get the Thanksgiving air-travel rush off to a good start

Trump team turns over written answers to Mueller's questions

President Donald Trump has turned over written answers to special counsel Robert Mueller's questions about his knowledge of Russian interference in the 2016 election

Trump kicks off Palm Beach social season at Mar-a-Lago

President Donald Trump kicks off the Palm Beach social season at Mar-a-Lago with first trip back to the "winter White House"

Deer jumps through glass into home

A Wisconsin family woke up to find a deer inside their home.

Aerosmith's Perry cancels tour after recent hospital visit

Joe Perry has canceled his fall tour to take time off after recently being hospitalized with breathing problems

Trump grants troops at border more authority

President Trump has granted new authority to U.S. troops to protect border personnel.

Trump says he may attend White House correspondents' dinner

President Donald Trump is suggesting that he might attend next year's White House Correspondents Dinner now that the event is no longer featuring a comedian

Reports say Japan prosecutors to hold Ghosn for 10 more days

Japanese media report prosecutors will hold Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn, 2nd executive for another 10 days

Mistrial declared in case of slain NYC runner Karina Vetrano

The trial of a man accused of killing a New York City woman who was sexually attacked while running near her family's home has ended in a hung jury

Lipscomb stuns No. 18 TCU 73-64 for 1st win over Top 25 team

Garrison Mathews had 23 points, Kenny Cooper scored 17 and Lipscomb held on to upset No. 18 TCU 73-64, giving the Bisons their first win over a Top 25 team

‘We need hundreds’: Fire victims’ families urged to give DNA

Authorities are using a rapid DNA test that produces results in just two hours to help identify the scores of people killed in the Northern California wildfire. The death toll from the fire has reached 81.

Seoul says it will close Japan-funded sex slavery foundation

South Korea says it will dissolve a foundation funded by Japan to compensate South Korean women who were forced to work in Japan's World War II military brothels

US senator apologizes to anyone offended by 'hanging' remark

A white Republican U.S. senator from Mississippi said during a debate with her African-American Democratic opponent that she apologizes for saying she would attend a "public hanging" if a supporter invited her

White supremacist pleads guilty in Los Angeles

A member of a white supremacist group has pleaded guilty to a federal charge in connection with a political rally that turned violent in Southern California last year

Monsanto appeals $78M verdict in California weed killer suit

Agribusiness giant Monsanto is appealing a $78 million verdict in favor of a dying California man who said the company's widely used Roundup weed killer was a major factor in his cancer

Report: Trump wanted to prosecute Comey, Hillary Clinton

Report: Trump wanted to prosecute Comey, Clinton

Rams roll into bye week buzzing from epic win over Chiefs

The Los Angeles Rams are getting a week to recover from their 54-51 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs, and they probably need it

Report: Lecturers told to not use all capital letters for fear it could scare students into failure

A British university has asked its lecturers to avoid using all caps in their assignments for students.

Dead whale had 115 plastic cups, 2 flip-flops in its stomach

A dead sperm whale that washed ashore in eastern Indonesia had a large lump of plastic waste in its stomach including 115 drinking cups, 25 bags and two flip-flops

Trump Irish resort loses money for fourth consecutive year

The Irish golf club that Donald Trump's company predicted would turn a profit has posted losses for a fourth year in a row.

Trump wanted Clinton, Comey prosecuted, report says

President Trump wanted to order prosecutions of Hillary Clinton and former FBI director James Comey, according to a new report.

Democrats flip Utah House seat as McAdams tops Rep. Mia Love

Democrat Ben McAdams has defeated Republican U.S. Rep. Mia Love to flip a U.S. House seat in deep-red Utah

Toys ‘R’ Us agrees to pay $20M in severance to its laid-off workers

The fund was set up following talks between the private equity firms and groups representing the workers.

For 3rd week, 'Bama, Clemson, ND, Mich top CFP; UCF’s path

Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame and Michigan were at the top of the College Football Playoff rankings, marking the first time in the 5-year history of the postseason system that the same teams held the first four spots for three straight weeks

More than 40% of Americans feel pressure to overspend on holiday gifts

Parents and middle-income families are more likely to experience holiday pressure to spend more.

Genital mutilation charges dismissed in Detroit-area case

A federal judge in Detroit says regulating female genital mutilation is up to states and that Congress had no authority to enact the 1996 law banning it

GOP Rep. Collins of NY declares victory after absentee count

Indicted Republican U.S. Rep. Chris Collins declares victory in one tight upstate race, while Democratic challenger in another says he'll defeat Republican U.S. Rep. Claudia Tenney

Consumer group warns of ‘dangerous’ slime toy products

Six popular slime toys contain what the report deems "dangerously high" levels of boron, which is a non-metallic element used in detergents and rat poison.

Trump arrives at his comfort zone at 'winter White House'

President Donald Trump has returned to the 'winter White House,' kicking off the Palm Beach social season at Mar-a-Lago

Singh settles anti-doping lawsuit with PGA Tour

Vijay Singh settles anti-doping lawsuit with PGA Tour a week before it was to go trial

Caravan migrants weigh options after court blocks Trump ban

Officials in the Mexican border city of Tijuana say they've arrested 34 members of the caravan of Central American migrants for minor offenses and turned them over for deportation