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Gene Cernan, last astronaut to walk on the moon, dies at 82

Astronaut Gene Cernan traced his only child's initials in the dust of the lunar surface. Then he climbed into the lunar module for the ride home, becoming the last person to walk on the moon. It was a moment that defined the Apollo 17 commander in both the public eye and his own. "Those steps up that ladder, they were tough to make," Cernan recalled in a 2007 oral history. "I didn't...
Security experts warn about possible violence at inauguration

Security experts warn about possible violence at inauguration

As the nation's security agencies gear up for President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration on Friday, some experts in the field are warning of the potential for volatility. >> Read more trending stories  "Unlike previous inaugurations in presidential history, this is predicted to be the most volatile," said Ross Bulla, a security expert and founder of The Treadstone Group in Denver...
88 million tons a year: Auditors decry EU food waste

88 million tons a year: Auditors decry EU food waste

The sheer waste of food had been bothering teacher Marijke De Jongh for so long that two years ago she set up a pop-up restaurant to serve perfectly good groceries and meat that were approaching their expiry date. With her Rekub team, she followed it up with an app that brings thousands of consumers to retail shops were they can buy food closing in on its sell-by date. Still, the efforts of a small...
Authorities: Trooper was shot by driver who caused rollover

Authorities: Trooper was shot by driver who caused rollover

An Arizona state trooper who was beaten and shot while responding to a traffic collision on Interstate 10 was attacked by a Mexican man who was responsible for the one-vehicle rollover, authorities said. Leonard Pennelas-Escobar opened fire on Trooper Edward Andersson early Thursday after the officer had stopped on the interstate and set up flares in a bid to get motorists to slow down. Pennelas-Escobar...
Dr. Bernice King: ‘My father would meet with Trump’

Dr. Bernice King: ‘My father would meet with Trump’

As a war of words plays out between President-elect Donald Trump and Georgia congressman and civil rights icon John Lewis, one is left to wonder what MLK Jr. would have done in the wake of the 2016 election. >> Read more trending stories  Two days before her famous father's birthday, the daughter of the civil rights icon answered that question. “My dad was one who - he was nonpartisan...
Dems call for county commissioner in Georgia to resign after John Lewis comments

Dems call for county commissioner in Georgia to resign after John Lewis comments

Gwinnett County Commissioner Tommy Hunter waded into controversial territory over the weekend when he wrote a Facebook post calling U.S. Rep. John Lewis -- a civil rights legend already locked in a war of words with President-elect Donald Trump -- a “racist pig.” The reaction to Hunter, a Republican, taking on Lewis a few days before the holiday honoring the life of counterpart Martin...
Another musical act drops out of Trump inauguration lineup

Another musical act drops out of Trump inauguration lineup

It was announced last week that the B Street Band, a Bruce Springsteen cover band, was going to perform at the Garden State Inaugural Gala to ring in the Trump-Pence administration with song. Not anymore. >> Read more trending stories  The band, which performed after two election wins by outgoing President Obama, told 'Entertainment Weekly' that the decision was made out of respect...
Reports: Istanbul nightclub attacker who killed 39 captured

Reports: Istanbul nightclub attacker who killed 39 captured

A gunman suspected of killing 39 people during a New Year's attack on an Istanbul nightclub has been caught in a police operation, Turkish media reports said early Tuesday. The suspect was captured in a special operations police raid on a house in Istanbul's Esenyurt district, private NTV television reported. The broadcaster said he had been staying in the house belonging to a friend from Kyrgyzstan...

More than 80 whales found dead off Florida coast

Wildlife officials are working to save false killer whales stranded in the area of Everglades National Park. NOAA Fisheries said that 95 of the whales were reported stranded off Hog Key on Saturday afternoon. The agency tweeted Saturday, saying that 81 of those whales are dead, one has been seen alive and 13 are unaccounted for. NOAA and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission have asked for...
CNN breaks its silence on reporter called out by Donald Trump for being 'fake news'

CNN breaks its silence on reporter called out by Donald Trump for being 'fake news'

President-elect Donald Trump singled out CNN reporter Jim Acosta last week during his first news conference of the year and denied him the opportunity to ask a question, saying “You are fake news.” >> Read more trending stories 
Gene Cernan, last man to walk on the moon, dead at 82

Gene Cernan, last man to walk on the moon, dead at 82

The government agency took to Twitter to remember retired astronaut Gene Cernan on Monday. We are saddened by the loss of retired NASA astronaut Gene Cernan, the last man to walk on the moon. https://t.co/Q9OSdRewI5 pic.twitter.com/gPdFTnXF2C— NASA (@NASA) January 16, 2017 NASA said that Cernan logged more than 566 hours in space, 73 of which were on the moon. Cernan served in Gemini 9A, Apollo...
Teen slain in 'rape-murder fantasy' was friend to the lonely

Teen slain in 'rape-murder fantasy' was friend to the lonely

The smiles radiate from photos posted online by friends: Grace Packer sporting an impish grin as a toddler, floating happily in a pool as a young teen, leaning in to talk to a friend at her school lunch table. But the 14-year-old posted a more haunting picture, a forlorn selfie taken in a dimly lit room, when she opened a Facebook account last year and invited people to comment on it. No one did....

UN report says numerous abuses have occurred in South Sudan

South Sudanese government and opposition soldiers "blatantly ignored" international law during clashes in July that killed hundreds of people, according to a United Nations human rights investigation. The South Sudanese military swarmed throughout the capital with house-to-house searches and used language tests to identify civilians from different tribes, at times executing them on the spot...
Obama celebrates World Series champion Chicago Cubs

Obama celebrates World Series champion Chicago Cubs

President Barack Obama celebrated the World Series champion Chicago Cubs on Monday and spoke about the power sports has to unite people. "Throughout our history, sports has had this power to bring us together even when the country is divided," Obama said at a White House ceremony for his hometown team. "Sports has changed attitudes and culture in ways that seem subtle but that ultimately...
Parents warn others of mold inside popular teething toy

Parents warn others of mold inside popular teething toy

A popular teething toy for infants is susceptible to mold, according to some parents who took a closer look at the inside of the toy. >> Read more trending stories   Pediatric dentist Dana Chianese said she used to recommend the Sophie the Giraffe teething toy to parents regularly. But that was before she made a discovery in her own children's Sophies.  Chianese said she noticed...

Knights of Malta seek to discredit pope's probe of ouster

The head of the embattled Knights of Malta is seeking to discredit a Vatican investigation into the removal of a top official over a condom scandal, insisting that he followed the rules in the dismissal. In the latest development in the remarkable showdown between the ancient Catholic lay order and the Holy See, Fra' Matthew Festing explained and defended his actions in a Jan. 14 letter to the Knights'...
The Latest: Inaugural committee releases parade detail

The Latest: Inaugural committee releases parade detail

The Latest on President-elect Donald Trump (all times EST): 8:50 p.m. Military bands and units from all branches of the service, high school bands and even the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts will join newly sworn-in President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence in Friday's Inaugural parade. More than 8,000 people are expected to follow the new president and vice president as they proceed 1.5 miles...
Trip to Disney World helps unravel Army veteran's $300,000 disability fraud, officials say

Trip to Disney World helps unravel Army veteran's $300,000 disability fraud, officials say

An Army veteran who received $300,000 in benefits over the course of several years is facing more than a decade in prison after investigators discovered that she was faking her disability. A federal jury in Jacksonville found her guilty on Thursday. A trip that Crystel Lee Riedling, 44, took with her daughter to Disney World in Orlando turned out to be a key piece of evidence as investigators...
Officials: FBI arrests widow of Orlando nightclub shooter

Officials: FBI arrests widow of Orlando nightclub shooter

The wife of the Orlando nightclub shooter, who was extensively questioned by federal agents in the days after the massacre, has been arrested by the FBI in connection with the attack, authorities said Monday. Noor Salman was taken into custody Monday morning in the San Francisco Bay area and is facing charges in Florida including obstruction of justice. A Twitter post from the United States attorney's...
Ethics watchdog investigating Canadian PM's vacation

Ethics watchdog investigating Canadian PM's vacation

Canada's ethics commissioner said Monday she is launching an investigation into Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's recent family holiday at the Aga Khan's private island in the Bahamas. Ethics commissioner Mary Dawson said Trudeau may have violated the federal ethics code during his holiday with the Aga Khan, a family friend, philanthropist and hereditary spiritual leader to the world's approximately...

UK to close Halley Research Station in Antarctica for winter

British scientists have decided to close the Halley VI Research Station in Antarctica for the winter amid concerns about safety. The British Antarctic survey said Monday that changes to the ice presents "a complex glaciological picture" that causes concern about the shelf on which the station is located in the coming months. The survey says a new crack on the floating Brunt Ice Shelf in...
Impish, boyish looks permeate Milan's menswear runways

Impish, boyish looks permeate Milan's menswear runways

Impish, boyish looks are permeating the Milan menswear runway this season, and the mood seems to be a search for a simpler past. Hooded parkas with contrasting color panels, straight trousers, boxy jackets and slightly oversized knitwear bely a nostalgia for the 1970s — a time when, more than one designer has recalled, there was more social protest and less social pressure. Here are some highlights...
FBI arrests wife of Pulse nightclub shooter

FBI arrests wife of Pulse nightclub shooter

Mateen was responsible for the shooting rampage at Pulse nightclub in Orlando on June 12, 2016, which left 49 people dead. He pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group during a standoff with police. Salman was booked into Santa Rita Jail in Almeda County in California. She is expected to face a judge in Oakland on Tuesday morning.  Last year, Salman told The New York Times...
EU eyes UN-backed Syria conference in Brussels in April

EU eyes UN-backed Syria conference in Brussels in April

The European Union wants to host a conference on the future of Syria this spring and is hoping that it can focus on rebuilding the war-torn country. EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said Monday that the preferred date for the meeting, to be held in tandem with the United Nations, would be in April. Mogherini said that the conference would come after the planned restart of the Geneva peace...

Report: Trucking firms using gadgets to cheat on emissions

German public broadcaster ZDF reports that trucking companies in Europe may be using electronic equipment to commit large-scale emissions fraud. Tests commissioned by ZDF and freight industry organization Camion Pro found that one in five diesel trucks operated by Eastern European firms had suspicious emission levels. Experts at the University of Heidelberg concluded that the trucks were pumping out...
DeVos to face questions over schools, conservative activism

DeVos to face questions over schools, conservative activism

Charter school advocate Betsy DeVos is widely expected to push for expanding school choice programs if confirmed as education secretary, prompting pushback from teachers unions. But Democrats and activists also are raising concerns about how her conservative Christian beliefs and advocacy for family values might impact minority and LGBT students. The wealthy Republican donor's financial and political...
Head of Poland's ruling party to reprimand Germany's Merkel

Head of Poland's ruling party to reprimand Germany's Merkel

Poland's most powerful politician said Monday that he would tell German Chancellor Angela Merkel during an upcoming visit that she has some responsibility for what he sees as the German media's critical and harmful opinion of Poland. Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the ruling party leader who holds no government office but dictates the government's conservative and populist policies, expects to meet Merkel when...
Video shows dog standing on trailer of car on busy interstate

Video shows dog standing on trailer of car on busy interstate

A woman who was driving in the Palm Coast area recorded video of a dog on top of a trailer while the car was traveling on Interstate 95. The woman, Brenna Cronin, said she could not get the driver's license plate information when the vehicle exited the interstate. Cronin, who said the dog was chained to a crate, posted the video on Facebook. The video has been viewed more than 2 million...
EU opposes shift of US Embassy site in Israel

EU opposes shift of US Embassy site in Israel

European Union foreign ministers on Monday opposed any plan by President-elect Donald Trump to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem and warned that it could ratchet up tensions with the Arab world. "It is very important for us all to refrain from unilateral actions, especially those that can have serious consequences in large sectors of public opinion in large parts of the world,"...
Sweeping change likely after Donald Trump takes oath

Sweeping change likely after Donald Trump takes oath

He will be a president like no other, and whether that’s a good thing or a bad thing seems to, at this point, be a matter of remarkably disparate opinion. But when President-Elect Donald Trump takes the oath of office on Jan. 20, the nation will see a sweeping change in policy, style and rhetoric, possibly unlike any they’ve seen in their lifetimes. “He is not going to behave like...
Watch: Massive gator spotted at Florida reserve

Watch: Massive gator spotted at Florida reserve

The police department in Lakeland, Florida, posted a video to Facebook Monday morning showing a giant gator taking a stroll at a nature reserve.  As a group of people spot the gator, you can see the massive reptile crossing a grass pathway before it walks back into a bunch of bushes.  The Lakeland Police Department said in their Facebook post that the gator was filmed by resident...
Piccadilly Circus signboard goes dark for digital overhaul

Piccadilly Circus signboard goes dark for digital overhaul

The lights have gone out at Piccadilly Circus. The famous electronic advertising signboard in central London went dark Monday for several months of renovation. It's the longest period of darkness since World War II, when the city's lights were turned off to confuse German bombers. The Piccadilly Circus signs were switched back on in 1949, and — power cuts aside — have only been dimmed...
Years after slayings, some seek relief in killer's execution

Years after slayings, some seek relief in killer's execution

The brutal murders of a well-known Richmond couple and their young daughters as they were preparing to host a New Year's party sent shock waves through Virginia's capital city. More than 11 years later, some hope the execution of a man convicted in their deaths will close a painful chapter of this community's history. "I do not think we should be saddled with the cost of keeping that heinous...
Germany releases timeline on Christmas market truck attacker

Germany releases timeline on Christmas market truck attacker

Germany has published a timeline of authorities' handling of the Tunisian man who drove a truck into a Christmas market in Berlin, killing 12 people and wounding scores. The chronology, published Monday , details Anis Amri's whereabouts in Germany, his risk evaluation and his criminal behavior. It shows he said as early as December 2015 that he wanted to buy firearms "to commit attacks in Germany"...
Obama issues warning on 1st anniversary of Iran nuclear deal

Obama issues warning on 1st anniversary of Iran nuclear deal

President Barack Obama is marking the first anniversary of the Iran nuclear deal by warning the Trump administration that the accord can't easily be undone and is preferable to war. Obama says the agreement is the product of years of work between Iran and six world powers, not just between the U.S. and Iran. He says a diplomatic solution that keeps Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon is preferable...
Ford recalls more than 4,500 Kuga SUVs in South Africa

Ford recalls more than 4,500 Kuga SUVs in South Africa

The South African unit of the Ford Motor Company says it is recalling 4,556 Kuga vehicles following several dozen reports of the car catching fire. Jeff Nemeth, Ford's regional chief executive, said Monday that 1.6-liter Kugas made between December 2012 and February 2014 must be taken to a Ford dealer as soon as possible. Ford held a joint news conference with South Africa's National Consumer Commission...
Oklahoma City firefighters rescue cow stuck in swimming pool

Oklahoma City firefighters rescue cow stuck in swimming pool

Think it's hard for firefighters to rescue a cat in a tree? Try a cow in a swimming pool. Firefighters in Oklahoma City were summoned Sunday morning after a homeowner reported hearing some sort of "snorting" coming from his swimming pool area. Emergency responders arrived and discovered a hole in the swimming pool's liner and a cow trapped in the water. Oklahoma City Fire Department Battalion...

Top UN official: 10,000 civilians killed in Yemen conflict

The United Nations' humanitarian aid official in Yemen said Monday that the civilian death toll in the nearly two-year conflict has reached 10,000, with 40,000 others wounded. The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs' Jamie McGoldrick told reporters the figure is based on lists of victims gathered by health facilities and the actual number might be higher. This announcement marks the...
King Day highlights transition from Obama to Trump

King Day highlights transition from Obama to Trump

As Americans celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., civil rights leaders and activists are trying to reconcile the transition from the nation's first black president to a president-elect still struggling to connect with most non-white voters. In more than one venue Monday, speakers and attendees expressed reservations about President-elect Donald Trump and his incoming administration, some...
Blast targeting police in southeast Turkey kills 4 officers

Blast targeting police in southeast Turkey kills 4 officers

A roadside bomb in a pre-dominantly Kurdish city in southeast Turkey on Monday killed four policemen and wounded two others, according to the state-run news agency. Anadolu Agency said the explosion occurred near Dicle University in the Sur district of Diyarbakir province. The report blamed the attack on militants of the outlawed Kurdistan Worker's Party, or PKK. The private Dogan news agency broadcast...
Politicians, celebs honor Martin Luther King Jr.

Politicians, celebs honor Martin Luther King Jr.

Civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. is celebrated each year on MLK Jr. Day and throughout February for Black History Month.  >> Read more trending stories   The Atlanta-born Baptist minister encouraged equality, desegregation and civil disobedience as a way to stand for change. Each year, Americans remember him and honor him, and many celebreties and politicians...
Who are the 8 richest people? All men, mostly Americans

Who are the 8 richest people? All men, mostly Americans

The eight individuals who own as much as half of the rest of the planet are all men, and have largely made their fortunes in technology. Most are American, with one European and one Mexican in the mix. Several have pledged to give it all to charity. The eight tycoons' net worth, as calculated by Forbes magazine, was cited Monday by anti-poverty activists Oxfam in a report highlighting income inequality...
Biden: Trump should retain sanctions on Russia

Biden: Trump should retain sanctions on Russia

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, on a last foreign trip before leaving office, has met with Ukraine's president and called on the impending Donald Trump administration to retain Ukraine-related sanctions against Russia. Biden's comments Monday at a briefing with President Petro Poroshenko came after Trump indicated in a Times of London interview that he could end sanctions imposed in the aftermath Russia's...
Ice threat lingers for some Midwest states

Ice threat lingers for some Midwest states

A few states in the Midwest again are on alert for icy conditions. Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa and Michigan are expected to see a mix of rain and freezing rain Monday, with the precipitation pushing into southern Minnesota and much of Wisconsin during the evening. While the weekend's storm caused travel issues in parts of Oklahoma and Kansas, some meteorologists acknowledged it fell short of dire forecasts...

Berlin lawmaker with Stasi secret police past resigns job

A lawmaker in Berlin's new state government has resigned his position over his past with communist East Germany's Stasi secret police, saying he no longer had the support of the left-wing governing coalition. Andrej Holm, an independent, said on his website Monday he would step down as deputy construction minister because "in recent days, the Social Democrats and Greens have made clear they do...
UK leader Theresa May to appear in US Vogue magazine

UK leader Theresa May to appear in US Vogue magazine

British Prime Minister Theresa May is set to appear in the American edition of Vogue magazine. May's Downing Street office says the pictures for the April edition were shot by celebrity photographer Annie Leibovitz. Downing Street says there's no connection between the photographs and May's visit to the United States, which is expected in the next few months. May's fashion choices have made headlines...

Israeli forces kill Palestinian in West Bank clashes

The Israeli military says border police shot and killed the "main instigator" of clashes on Monday in which hundreds of Palestinians threw rocks at security forces in the West Bank. The Palestinian Health Ministry identified the deceased as 17-year-old Qusai Hassan Al-Aamour. A wave of Israeli-Palestinian violence erupted in the fall of 2015. In that time, Palestinian attackers have carried...
Northern Ireland unity government crumbles, faces March vote

Northern Ireland unity government crumbles, faces March vote

Northern Ireland's shattered unity government will be dissolved next week to make way for an early election demanded by the coalition's main Irish Catholic party, the secretary of state for the British territory announced Monday. Secretary of State for Northern Ireland James Brokenshire said the election to re-elect the Northern Ireland Assembly would be held March 2, six weeks after its dissolution...
Mexican resort shooting kills 5, panics festival-goers

Mexican resort shooting kills 5, panics festival-goers

Gunfire broke out in a crowded beachfront nightclub throbbing with electronic music before dawn Monday, causing five deaths and setting off a bloody stampede by screaming concertgoers at an international festival in this Caribbean resort. At least one person died in the crush to escape and some of the 15 people wounded or injured were hurt in the rush out, authorities said. Quintana Roo state Attorney...
Defiant EU nations ready themselves for Trump presidency

Defiant EU nations ready themselves for Trump presidency

European Union nations bracing for the looming Donald Trump presidency showed defiance Monday in the face of the president-elect's stinging comments on everything from NATO and German cars to the crumbling of the EU itself. German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said the U.S. president-elect's view that NATO was obsolete and his criticism that European allied members aren't paying their fair...
Nicole Kidman clarifies call for nation to unite behind Donald Trump

Nicole Kidman clarifies call for nation to unite behind Donald Trump

Actress Nicole Kidman clarified her comments on President-elect Donald Trump and the 2016 election results after coming under fire for suggesting that the nation should unify behind the incoming president. “I just say, [Trump's] now elected, and we as a country need to support whoever’s the president because that’s what the country’s based on,” Kidman, who has...
The Latest: Shakira calls for more early childhood education

The Latest: Shakira calls for more early childhood education

The latest on the World Economic Forum's annual meeting in the Swiss ski resort of Davos (all times local): 12:15 a.m. Shakira is suggesting an antidote for violent conflict and divisive populism: Get more kids in pre-school. The Colombian singer is using her distinctive voice to lobby the world's rich and powerful at the World Economic Forum in Davos for more spending on early childhood education...

Russian performance artists requests asylum in France

A controversial Russian performance artist says he has requested asylum in France after being informed of rape charges against him. Pyotr Pavlensky faced two trials in Russia last year on vandalism charges for two stunts in Moscow and St. Petersburg. In one, he set fire to the doors of the headquarters of the Russian security agency FSB, formerly the KGB, in Moscow, in what he claimed was political...
Trump slams 'Saturday Night Live' after press conference sketch

Trump slams 'Saturday Night Live' after press conference sketch

It's not the first time Trump has criticized "SNL." Last month, he called the show "unwatchable" and "biased," slamming Baldwin's portrayal of him. He also previously called the show "boring and unfunny" and "totally one-sided."
Iraqi troops advance in eastern Mosul amid fierce clashes

Iraqi troops advance in eastern Mosul amid fierce clashes

Iraqi special forces battled Islamic State militants on Monday in two key neighborhoods in the eastern half of Mosul, a senior commander said, advancing deeper after fully routing IS from the sprawling complex of the Mosul University, a major step in the massive operation to retake the city. According to Gen. Abdel Ghani al-Asadi, the head of Iraq's elite counterterrorism forces, the troops pushed...
Syria rebel factions to attend Russia, Turkey-backed talks

Syria rebel factions to attend Russia, Turkey-backed talks

Representatives of some Syrian rebel groups said Monday they will attend talks sponsored by Russia and Turkey scheduled later this month, despite mounting violations of a cease-fire across the war-ravaged country. A rebel adviser said the talks between representatives of the Syrian government and the opposition, to be held in the Kazakhstan capital of Astana, will initially focus on ways to strengthen...
Superbug resistant to all U.S. antibiotics kills Nevada woman

Superbug resistant to all U.S. antibiotics kills Nevada woman

The victim, who is unnamed, was in her 70s. She was initially hospitalized in August 2016 after returning from a trip to India. There, she had sought treatment for a broken hip several times in recent years, most recently in June 2016. Her most recent hospitalization, according to a postmortem CDC report, was in June 2016. The victim died of septic shock. Though she died in September, the CDC...
'One China principle' not negotiable, China tells Trump

'One China principle' not negotiable, China tells Trump

Responding to remarks by Donald Trump, China's Foreign Ministry on Monday said the country's "one-China principle" regarding Taiwan is not negotiable and any attempt to reconsider the issue would be self-defeating. Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying told reporters that anyone attempting to use Taiwan's status in a negotiation would be "smashing their feet by lifting a rock." "...
Stark inequality: Oxfam says 8 men as rich as half the world

Stark inequality: Oxfam says 8 men as rich as half the world

The gap between the super-rich and the poorest half of the global population is starker than previously thought, with just eight men, from Bill Gates to Michael Bloomberg, owning as much wealth as 3.6 billion people, according to an analysis by Oxfam released Monday. Presenting its findings on the dawn of the annual gathering of the global political and business elites in the Swiss ski resort of Davos...
UK's May signals EU clean break: no 'half-in, half-out'

UK's May signals EU clean break: no 'half-in, half-out'

Britain will make a clean break from the European Union and not seek to remain "half-in, half-out," Prime Minister Theresa May will say Tuesday, disappointing businesses and voters who want the country to stay in the bloc's single market. In her most detailed speech on the U.K.'s exit strategy, May will promise to forge "a new and equal partnership" with the EU. "Not partial...

Uganda confirms Avian flu in wild terns, domestic birds

Tests have confirmed that avian flu is responsible for the mass deaths of wild birds on the shores of Lake Victoria in Uganda, according to the government. The species so far hit by the Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza, or HPAI, are migratory white-winged black terns as well as domestic ducks and chickens, the Ministry of Agriculture said in a statement Sunday, warning of an imminent "catastrophe...
Egypt court strikes down islands deal in blow to president

Egypt court strikes down islands deal in blow to president

An Egyptian court on Monday ruled against the government's attempt to transfer two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia, an embarrassment for President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi that could deepen tensions with his onetime Gulf patron. The decision to transfer the uninhabited islands of Tiran and Sanafir, announced alongside a Saudi aid package last year, fueled accusations of a sell-off and sparked the largest...
Trump, in flap with civil rights icon, meets with MLK's son

Trump, in flap with civil rights icon, meets with MLK's son

Days before taking office, President-elect Donald Trump attempted to navigate the fallout of his flap with a civil rights leader and colleague of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. while also losing a member of his incoming administration to accusations of plagiarism. Trump on Monday met with one of King's sons on the holiday marking the life of the slain American icon just days after the president-elect...