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Updated at 10:09 AM

BERLIN (AP) " Prosecutors are seeking a four-year jail sentence for a train dispatcher accused of negligence that led to one of the worst train crashes in German history this year. Twelve people died and 89 were injured when two commuter trains collided on a single track on Feb. 9 near the Bavarian town of Bad Aibling, which is 60 kilometers (40 miles) southeast of Munich. The German news agency dpa reported Friday that chief prosecutor Juergen Branz told the court the defendant...

Updated at 10:03 AM

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. WHO TRUMP SELECTS FOR DEFENSE SECRETARY The president-elect nominates retired Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis, former chief of...

Updated at 9:59 AM

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) " Clashes are continuing for the second day among heavily-armed militias in the Libyan capital Tripoli in what appears to be the worst outbreak of violence there in two years. Witnesses on Friday say gun battles are...

Updated at 9:44 AM

LONDON (AP) " Britain's Liberal Democrat Party has unseated Zac Goldsmith, a one-time Conservative Party rising star who ran as an independent in a parliamentary by-election in the London borough of Richmond. Goldsmith quit the Conservative...

Updated at 9:33 AM

MOSCOW (AP) " The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local): 1:15 p.m. The Russian military says the Syrian government has taken over a city just outside of the capital after a rebel retreat. The military's Center for...

Updated at 9:22 AM

PARIS (AP) " Chanel is making a stink over a possible high-speed train line through French jasmine fields in Provence, warning it could threaten production of its Chanel No. 5 perfume. France's SNCF rail authority wants to build a new train...

Updated at 9:11 AM

MOSCOW (AP) " The Russian military is criticizing the United Nations for dragging its feet on delivering humanitarian aid to the areas of Aleppo, which have been recently seized by Syrian government forces. Russian Defense Ministry...

Updated at 9:03 AM

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) " The charred city of Gatlinburg is still days away from reopening after devastating and deadly wildfires, but all around the city, communities in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains are welcoming back residents and...

Updated at 9:01 AM

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) " The Islamic State group is likely to carry out new attacks in the European Union in the near future, probably targeting countries that are members of the U.S.-led coalition fighting the extremist organization in...

Updated at 8:59 AM

TOKYO (AP) " Calling Tokyo's proposed $20 billion budget unacceptable, IOC vice president John Coates urged Japanese organizers on Friday to find ways to make the 2020 Olympics more affordable. Coates, speaking at the end of a coordination...

Updated at 8:22 AM

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) " Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk on the moon, was recovering on Friday in a New Zealand hospital and was in stable condition after a "grueling" medical evacuation from the South Pole. Aldrin, 86, was...

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