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Updated at 11:54 AM

STOCKHOLM (AP) " Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Saturday accepted the Nobel Peace Prize, saying it gave a boost to the "impossible dream" of ending his country's half-century-long civil war. In his acceptance speech, Santos described the award as a "gift from heaven" and dedicated it to all Colombians, particularly the 220,000 killed and 8 million displaced in the longest-running conflict in the Western Hemisphere. "With this agreement, we can say that the American...

Updated at 11:51 AM

YOLA, Nigeria (AP) " An official says the toll from a double suicide bombing in a marketplace in northeast Nigeria has risen to 57 dead and 177 wounded. Yusuf Muhammed, chairman of the Madagali local government, says 120 children are among...

Updated at 11:44 AM

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) " The sudden rejection by Gambia's longtime leader of his election defeat is "null and void," the African Union said Saturday, as the tiny West African nation was urged to remain calm. President Yahya Jammeh late Friday...

Updated at 11:29 AM

BEIRUT (AP) " Some 50,000 civilians have fled eastern Aleppo over the past two days in a "constant stream," Russia said Saturday, as Syrian government forces close in on the last pocket of opposition control in the northern city. Russian...

Updated at 11:13 AM

MOSCOW (AP) " Even as he worked to cover up doping by Russian athletes, Grigory Rodchenkov was developing technology which would help to catch them years later. The former head of the Moscow anti-doping laboratory is the star witness for...

Updated at 11:07 AM

NEW YORK (AP) " The Latest developments related to President-elect Donald Trump (all times local): 6:45 a.m. Donald Trump is tweeting about television again " this time accusing CNN of reporting "rediculous" fake news and asserting...

Updated at 10:01 AM

SESTRIERE, Italy (AP) " Overall World Cup leader Mikaela Shiffrin led Tina Weirather of Liechtenstein by the slimmest of margins following the opening run of a giant slalom on the Turin 2006 Olympic course on Saturday. The American was 0.01...

Updated at 9:58 AM

ATMORE, Ala. (AP) " Defenders of a condemned inmate in Alabama are calling his execution an "avoidable disaster." For 13 minutes after he was sedated to avoid an unconstitutionally painful death, Ronald Bert Smith Jr. was seen coughing,...

Updated at 9:58 AM

STOCKHOLM (AP) " This year's Nobel Prizes will be handed out Saturday for ground-breaking work ranging from the development of the world's smallest machines to song lyrics that have touched generations of fans. Here's a glance at the 2016...

Updated at 9:53 AM

MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) " U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Saturday that as many as 200 more American troops are being sent to Syria to help Kurdish and Arab fighters capture the Islamic State group's key stronghold of Raqqa. The extra...

Updated at 9:51 AM

SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) " Sunday's early parliamentary election in Macedonia, held in the shadow of a massive wiretapping scandal, pits the governing conservatives against the left-wing main opposition. Two smaller players, both representing the...

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