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Updated at 11:50 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 now be sent to outgoing President Barack Obama to sign. Iran's state television quoted Mohammad Javad Zarif as saying that the extension "shows the lack of credibility of the U.S. government." On Friday, Bahram Ghasemi, Iran's foreign ministry...

Updated at 11:43 AM

ALEPPO, Syria (AP) " Syrian warplanes, artillery and mortar rounds pounded areas in eastern Aleppo on Saturday drawing rebel rockets, as government troops gain new ground in the shrinking opposition-held enclave. After four years of holding...

Updated at 11:38 AM

CHAPECO, Brazil (AP) " A small Brazilian city that was captivated by the rise of its modest soccer club prepared Saturday to bury the dead from a plane crash that claimed most of the team's players and staff. The plane crashed into a muddy...

Updated at 11:30 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 on Saturday and looked set to cast uncertainty over U.S.

Updated at 11:29 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) " The Supreme Court is returning to the familiar intersection of race and politics, in a pair of cases examining redistricting in North Carolina and Virginia. The eight-justice court is hearing arguments Monday in two cases...

Updated at 11:16 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 11:14 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 10:23 AM

BIG SPRING, Texas (AP) " Officials say eight people were injured when a bus carrying high school cheerleaders crashed with a tractor-trailer rig in Texas. Multiple news media report the Iraan-Sheffield bus carrying the cheerleaders crashed...

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...

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 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...

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