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Italy's center-left claim mayoral wins; populists slump

Italy's center-left claim mayoral wins; populists slump

ROME (AP) — Italy’s center-left forces, spearheaded by the Democrats, were sweeping to victory Monday in Milan and other big city mayoral races while clinching a runoff berth in Rome, where the populist 5-Star Movement's Mayor Virginia Raggi faced a
Shots fired on Amtrak train in Arizona; 1 in custody

Shots fired on Amtrak train in Arizona; 1 in custody

One person is in custody after someone opened fire Monday aboard an Amtrak train in Tucson, Arizona, causing passengers to flee, police said. The shooting happened just after 8 a.m. on a train parked at the station in the city's downtown.
2 win medicine Nobel for showing how we react to heat, touch

2 win medicine Nobel for showing how we react to heat, touch

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Two scientists won the Nobel Prize in medicine on Monday for their discoveries into how the human body perceives temperature and touch, revelations that could lead to new ways of treating pain or even heart disease.
Jordan's king denies impropriety in luxury home purchases

Jordan's king denies impropriety in luxury home purchases

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan’s King Abdullah II denied Monday any impropriety in his purchase of luxury homes abroad, an effort to contain a budding scandal over reports of lavish spending at a time when he has sought international aid to pull his imp
China flies record 52 planes toward self-ruled Taiwan

China flies record 52 planes toward self-ruled Taiwan

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — China flew 52 fighter planes toward Taiwan on Monday in the largest show of force on record, continuing the three days of sustained military harassment against the self-ruled island.

Alabama man charged in slaying of 13-month-old girl

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — An east Alabama man charged with manslaughter in the shooting death of a 13-month-old girl also is being charged with marijuana possession, police said.
Death toll in Cyclone Shaheen now 13 as storm churns in Oman

Death toll in Cyclone Shaheen now 13 as storm churns in Oman

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The death toll from Cyclone Shaheen rose to 13 on Monday while other fishermen from Iran remained missing as the storm moved further inland into Oman and weakened.

UN experts cite war crimes, crimes against humanity in Libya

GENEVA (AP) — Investigators commissioned by the United Nations' top human rights body to examine possible abuses in Libya said Monday they have turned up evidence of possible war crimes and crimes against humanity in the restive North African country

Ethiopia's PM sworn in for second term as war spreads

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has been sworn in for a second five-year term running a country in the grip of a nearly year-long war.
Crews race to limit damage from major California oil spill

Crews race to limit damage from major California oil spill

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif.