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  • Hospital director: 160 dead in collapsed Nigerian church

    Sun, 11 Dec 2016 09:43:32 GMT

    LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Metal girders and the roof of a crowded church collapsed onto worshippers in southern Nigeria, killing at least 160 people with the toll likely to rise, a hospital director said Sunday.

  • Macedonians vote in early elections after wiretap scandal

    Sun, 11 Dec 2016 09:15:26 GMT

    SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Polls opened Sunday in Macedonia for a general election called two years early as part of a Western-brokered agreement to end a paralyzing political crisis.

  • South Korea indicts ex-presidential aide in scandal probe

    Sun, 11 Dec 2016 09:02:13 GMT

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean prosecutors said Sunday that they have indicted a former senior aide to impeached President Park Geun-hye in their investigation into the massive political scandal that led to Park's downfall, local media reported.

  • Republicans sweep Louisiana runoffs, ending 2016 elections

    Sun, 11 Dec 2016 08:13:44 GMT

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The 2016 campaign season has finally ended, with Louisiana's runoff election cementing Republican control of the U.S. Senate. The GOP also is holding onto the two U.S. House seats that were undecided going into the state's runoff election.

  • At least 60 killed as crowded church collapses in Nigeria

    Sun, 11 Dec 2016 07:27:44 GMT

    LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — The roof of a crowded church collapsed onto worshippers in southern Nigeria on Saturday, killing at least 60 people, witnesses and an official said. Legal Blogs

  • Christmas Trees Cause Hundreds of Fires Every Year: 4 Safety Tips


    Despite the numerous warnings we hear every year from local fire departments, police, news stations, family, friends, neighbors, and even bloggers, unattended Christmas trees cause hundreds of home fires every single year. Generally, tree fires are the result of a combination of factors, including bad lights, bad wiring, improper......

  • Are Police Cracking Down on Prostitution?


    Perhaps it's the salacious nature of the crime that gets arrests on the news. Or perhaps police are more conscious of illegal sex trafficking of women and children, and are trying to put an end to it. Either way, reports of large-scale prostitution busts have been sweeping headlines from Texas......

  • Will a Divorce Hurt My Credit Score?


    There are myriad concerns with getting divorced: child custody and support issues, marital property divisions, and spousal support decisions. One of the last you might think about is your credit rating. And that's OK! In the grand scheme of things, there are bigger things you should be worried about right......

  • 5 Crime Prevention Tips for the Workplace


    Crime can happen anywhere, anytime. If you own or run a business, preventing crime at your business should not be a trivial concern. Criminals can not only steal from your business, but they can harm your customers and employees. Also, criminals aren't always unknown third parties, frequently criminals are......

  • Can a Rental Car Company Be Liable for an Accident?


    Rental car companies make renting a car really easy. You walk in, show someone a driver's license, provide a credit card, sign a couple pieces of paper, and you're ready to drive. With smartphones and apps, it is becoming even easier. However, rental car companies frequently are doing quite......

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  • Bombing at Egypt's main Coptic Christian cathedral kills 25

    Sun, 11 Dec 2016 11:17:05 GMT

    CAIRO (AP) — A bombing at Egypt's main Coptic Christian cathedral killed 25 people and wounded another 35 on Sunday, in one of the deadliest attacks carried out against the religious minority in recent memory.

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    Sun, 11 Dec 2016 05:01:26 GMT

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  • Cargo train in China hits workers, killing 6

    Sun, 11 Dec 2016 04:46:46 GMT

    BEIJING (AP) — Six workers are dead in China after being hit by an express cargo train on the railway line connecting Beijing and the southern city of Guangzhou.

  • 3 Filipino soldiers dead, 17 wounded in clash with militants

    Sun, 11 Dec 2016 04:00:56 GMT

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Three Filipino soldiers were killed and 17 others wounded in nearly two hours of fighting with about 150 Muslim militants in the south, the military said Sunday.

  • Train in China hits workers, killing 6

    Sun, 11 Dec 2016 03:28:25 GMT

    BEIJING (AP) — Six workers are dead in China after being hit by an express cargo train on the railway line connecting Beijing and the southern city of Guangzhou.

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  • Iran says it's finalized $16.6B Boeing deal to buy 80 planes

    Sun, 11 Dec 2016 11:37:32 GMT

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran said Sunday it has finalized a $16.8 billion deal with Boeing to purchase 80 passenger planes, a deal made possible by last year's landmark nuclear agreement.

  • Schumer: Check transit employees against terror watch lists

    Sun, 11 Dec 2016 11:32:52 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Federal homeland security officials should move faster to require rail and transit agencies across the nation to screen their employees using federal terrorism watch lists, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer said.

  • Italian foreign minister poised to get premier's job

    Sun, 11 Dec 2016 11:32:48 GMT

    ROME (AP) — Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni was summoned to the presidential palace on Sunday and appeared poised to receive a mandate to try to form a new government.

  • 39 dead as truck rams into vehicles on Kenya road

    Sun, 11 Dec 2016 11:21:56 GMT

    NAIVASHA, Kenya (AP) — A runaway truck carrying volatile gas slammed into other vehicles and burst into flames on a major road in Kenya, killing at least 39 people and injuring 10, officials said early Sunday.

  • Syrian activists say IS fighting back in Palmyra

    Sun, 11 Dec 2016 11:18:05 GMT

    BEIRUT (AP) — Russia said Sunday its air force has helped Syrian troops repulse an Islamic State attack on Palmyra, but opposition activists say the extremists have seized areas on the outskirts of the town, including a historic castle that overlooks ancient ruins.