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Report finds Australian troops unlawfully killed 39 Afghans

Report finds Australian troops unlawfully killed 39 Afghans

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — A shocking Australian military report into war crimes has found evidence that elite Australian troops unlawfully killed 39 Afghan prisoners, farmers and civilians. Australian Defence Force Chief Gen.
Hoot, hoot, hoot! Owl in Rockefeller Center Christmas tree

Hoot, hoot, hoot! Owl in Rockefeller Center Christmas tree

NEW YORK — It wasn't quite a partridge in a pear tree, but a worker helping set up the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree found a holiday surprise — a tiny owl among the massive branches.
US drops case against ex-Mexican general after pressure

US drops case against ex-Mexican general after pressure

NEW YORK — The United States on Wednesday dropped a high-profile drug trafficking and money laundering case against a former Mexican defence secretary, an extraordinary reversal that followed an intense pressure campaign from Mexico.
Rapper with flamethrower in custody over NYC bus stunt

Rapper with flamethrower in custody over NYC bus stunt

NEW YORK — A rapper who shot off a flamethrower while standing on an occupied New York City bus surrendered to police on Wednesday. Authorities said Dupree G.O.D was arrested on charges of reckless endangerment and criminal possession of a weapon.
Wolves select Edwards with No. 1 pick in delayed NBA draft

Wolves select Edwards with No. 1 pick in delayed NBA draft

Anthony Edwards was taken by the Minnesota Timberwolves with the No. 1 pick Wednesday night in an NBA draft delayed multiple times because of the coronavirus pandemic. Edwards became the 11th straight one-and-done player to be the No.
Barack Obama memoir off to record-setting start in sales

Barack Obama memoir off to record-setting start in sales

NEW YORK — Former President Barack Obama's “A Promised Land” sold nearly 890,000 copies in the U.S. and Canada in its first 24 hours, putting it on track to be the best selling presidential memoir in modern history.
New York City schools to close again as virus rate rises

New York City schools to close again as virus rate rises

New York City is shuttering schools to try to stop the renewed spread of the coronavirus, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday in a painful about-face for one of the first big U.S. school systems to bring students back to classrooms this fall.
GOP increasingly accepts Trump's defeat - but not in public

GOP increasingly accepts Trump's defeat - but not in public

WASHINGTON — When Kamala Harris returned to the Senate this week for the first time as vice-president-elect , her Republican colleagues offered their congratulations and Sen. Lindsey Graham greeted her with a fist bump.
Catholics divided as bishops examine Biden's abortion stance

Catholics divided as bishops examine Biden's abortion stance

Catholics split almost evenly in supporting Donald Trump or Joe Biden in the presidential election. Now they’re sharply divided over a declaration by the head of the U.S.
Biden approaches 80 million votes in historic victory

Biden approaches 80 million votes in historic victory

President-elect Joe Biden's winning tally is approaching a record 80 million votes as Democratic bastions continue to count ballots and the 2020 election cracks turnout records.