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Updated at 9:47 AM

BAGHDAD (AP) " An official from Iraq's state-sanctioned Shiite militias says Islamic State militants have breached their defenses at a village west of the northern Iraqi town of Tal Afar. Reached by telephone near Tal Afar, the official says the attack on the village of Sharea took place Friday night. Fighting is continuing on Saturday, he added, without giving details. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to brief the media. IS,...

Updated at 9:43 AM

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) " Rallying for the sixth straight weekend in what has become perhaps South Korea's biggest protests ever, demonstrators in Seoul on Saturday got the closest yet to the president they desperately want removed. The...

Updated at 9:39 AM

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) " Iran's foreign minister condemned the U.S. Senate's extension of a piece of anti-Iran legislation, state TV reported Saturday. On Thursday the Senate voted to extend the Iran Sanctions Act by 10 years. The measure will...

Updated at 8:40 AM

BEIJING (AP) " In a break with decadeslong diplomatic tradition, President-elect Donald Trump spoke directly with the president of Taiwan, a move that drew an irritated response from China and looked set to cast uncertainty over U.S. policy...

Updated at 7:56 AM

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) " The jury in the murder trial of a former South Carolina police officer charged with gunning down a black motorist will continue deliberating next week, despite at one point Friday appearing deadlocked by a juror who told...

Updated at 7:39 AM

BAGHDAD (AP) " Iraqi officials say the death toll from a Nov. 24 suicide bombing claimed by the Islamic State group has risen to 92, including about 40 Iranians. The hospital and police officials said Saturday that another 105 people were...

Updated at 7:11 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) " Russia's government staunchly denies reports that it tampered in the U.S. election or supported either candidate, but once the results were in, members of President Vladimir Putin's United Russia party didn't hold...

Updated at 7:05 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) " A presidential commission on Friday made 16 urgent recommendations to improve the nation's cybersecurity, including creating a nutritional-type label to help consumers shop wisely and appointing a new international ambassador on...

Updated at 7:04 AM

NEW YORK (AP) " Donald Trump's skeptics hope the presidency will reveal a serious side of the brash businessman. His supporters want him to keep the freewheeling style that rattled Washington. In true Trump fashion, so far he's doing...

Updated at 5:48 AM

MANILA, Philippines (AP) " President Rodrigo Duterte said Saturday Donald Trump wished his deadly crackdown on illegal drugs would succeed during a telephone call, and he assured the U.S. president-elect the Philippines would maintain its ties...

Updated at 5:37 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP) " A student stabbed a psychology professor to death on the University of Southern California campus in Los Angeles on Friday in what was a personal dispute, authorities said. Los Angeles Police Officer Meghan Aguilar said...

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