Suspicious optics said to have exposed Israeli raid in Gaza
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The small town of Abassan in the Gaza Strip is a tough place to infiltrate: Everyone knows everyone and outsiders passing through quickly attract attention.
France hunts terror suspect who attacked Christmas market
STRASBOURG, France (AP) — France is hunting for a suspected extremist who sprayed gunfire near the famous Christmas market in the eastern city of Strasbourg, killing three and wounding at least 11.
Huawei CFO gets bail; China detains ex-Canadian diplomat
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — A Canadian court granted bail Tuesday to a top Chinese executive arrested at the United States' request in a case that has set off a diplomatic furor among the three countries and complicated high-stakes U.S.-China trade talks.
Attack at Christmas market in French city kills 3, wounds 12
STRASBOURG, France (AP) — A man who had been flagged as a possible extremist sprayed gunfire near the famous Christmas market in the French city of Strasbourg on Tuesday, killing three people, wounding up to a dozen and sparking a massive manhunt when he got away.
Ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen faces possible jail sentence
NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Cohen, a lawyer who made his career protecting President Donald Trump, is set to learn Wednesday whether his decision to cooperate with federal investigators will lessen his punishment for dodging taxes, lying to Congress and violating campaign finance laws.
Draining the swamp, clearing the burrows: DC's war on rats
WASHINGTON (AP) — Andre Pittman and Gregory Cornes are on a mission to rid Washington of opportunistic vermin. But their target isn't corrupt officials or shady political fixers; it's Rattus Norvegicus, the common Norway Rat.
Democrats focus on voting rights ahead of 2020 primary
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are trying to turn their most painful losses this year into a rallying cry they hope will electrify the 2020 presidential campaign: Every vote matters.
Analysis: A rancorous first glimpse of new Trump-Dem dynamic
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's first encounter with newly empowered congressional Democrats produced a striking Oval Office display that revealed how ill-prepared he is for the biggest political challenge of his presidency.
Flynn's lawyers say his lie to FBI 'uncharacteristic'
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawyers for Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn asked a judge Tuesday to spare him prison time, saying he had devoted his career to his country and taken responsibility for an "uncharacteristic error in judgment."
A look at where the investigations related to Trump stand
A look at where the investigations related to President Donald Trump stand and what may lie ahead for him. WHAT'S THIS ALL ABOUT? Trump is facing criminal investigations in Washington and New York.
Pelosi gives Trump an earful, questions 'manhood' in private
WASHINGTON (AP) — In public, Nancy Pelosi lectured Donald Trump on the Constitution and wagged a finger at him for characterizing her "strength."
AP PHOTOS: AP photojournalist portrays volcano's devastation
SAN MIGUEL LOS LOTES, Guatemala (AP) — They call it the Volcano of Fire, one of the most active volcanoes in the Americas, frequently spewing ash and gas across a swath of Guatemala west of the capital.
Canadian ex-diplomat detained in China, official confirms
TORONTO (AP) — A former Canadian diplomat has been detained while visiting Beijing amid a dispute between the two counties over Canada's arrest of a Chinese executive at the request of the United States.
AP: Ivanka, Kushner could profit from tax break they pushed
WASHINGTON (AP) — At an Oval Office gathering earlier this year, President Donald Trump began touting his administration's new real estate investment program, which offers massive tax breaks to developers who invest in downtrodden American communities.
Official: California must mull home ban in fire-prone areas
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's increasingly deadly and destructive wildfires have become so unpredictable that government officials should consider banning home construction in vulnerable areas, the state's top firefighter says.
Trump threatens shutdown in wild encounter with Democrats
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a wild Oval Office confrontation, President Donald Trump heatedly threatened to shut down the U.S. government Tuesday as he and Democratic leaders bickered over funding for his promised border wall and offered a grim preview of life in Washington the next two years under divided government.
Facing pressure, McConnell agrees to criminal justice vote
WASHINGTON (AP) — Under pressure from President Donald Trump and many of his Republican colleagues, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that he will bring legislation to the floor to overhaul the nation's federal sentencing laws.
Yellow, green, saffron: Colors of protests around the world
When you're an activist looking for a way to convey a complex message in a complicated world, you need a hook — something that can command attention across cultures in a memorable and visually arresting way.
Activists decry no-jail sentence for former frat president
HOUSTON (AP) — In a case with echoes of the furor involving a Stanford University swimmer two years ago, advocates for sex-crime victims say the plea bargain that enabled a former Baylor University fraternity president to stay out of jail is another failure by the legal system.
4 journalists and a newspaper are Time's Person of the Year
NEW YORK (AP) — Time magazine on Tuesday recognized journalists, including the slain Saudi columnist Jamal Khashoggi, as its 2018 Person of the Year in what it said was an effort to emphasize the importance of reporters' work in an increasingly hostile world.
Gunman kills 4, then himself, after Mass at Brazil cathedral
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A man opened fire in a cathedral in southern Brazil after Mass on Tuesday, killing four people and wounding four more before taking a bullet in the ribs in a firefight with police and then shooting himself in the head, authorities said.
Jury recommends life in prison for man who rammed crowd
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A jury Tuesday called for a sentence of life in prison plus 419 years for the Hitler admirer who killed a woman when he rammed his car into counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville two summers ago.
Walker: Partial vetoes possible on some lame-duck bills
PEWAUKEE, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said Tuesday he's considering at least one partial veto of bills Republican lawmakers approved in a lame-duck session that would cut into the powers of the Democrat who defeated him.
The cost of France's protests running into billions
PARIS (AP) — France's wave of protests and violence over the past month or so has already cost the eurozone's second-largest economy a fortune.
AP names Nicky Jam and J Balvin's 'X' its top song of 2018
NEW YORK (AP) — The top 10 songs of the year by Associated Press Music Editor Mesfin Fekadu. 1. Nicky Jam and J Balvin, "X'': Nicky Jam and J Balvin's "X'' is not just the Latin song of the year — it is SIMPLY THE SONG OF THE YEAR.

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