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President Russell M. Nelson speaks at a church broadcast announcing his new leadership as the faith's president in the wake of the death of President Thomas S. Monson on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
January 16, 2018 - 11:56 am
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Mormon church appointed a 93-year-old former heart surgeon Tuesday as its new president, following a longstanding succession plan that aims to keep the faith on course with a minimum of upheaval. The selection of Russell M. Nelson was announced during an address broadcast...
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President Donald Trump with first lady Melania Trump waves as he returns to the White House in Washington, Monday, Jan. 15, 2018. Trump spent the holiday weekend at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
January 16, 2018 - 11:49 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — As the fallout over President Donald Trump's use of a vulgarity bleeds into a second week, aides to the president are locked in an internal debate over which version of the word the president used to describe certain countries during immigration talks with senators. Trump was said...
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January 16, 2018 - 10:55 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's legislature is calling for a ban on electric pulse fishing, seen by some as a cruel way to kill fish. The trading bloc's parliament voted by a 402-to-232 margin with 40 abstentions on Tuesday. However, it is unclear whether such a ban can be enacted because...
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January 16, 2018 - 10:54 am
ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — Ghana's police say they are questioning three men who were arrested Monday after being found with explosives. Inspector General of Police David Asante-Apeatu said Tuesday they want to determine how the suspects acquired grenades and explosives and if the three are linked to the...
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January 16, 2018 - 10:50 am
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberia's President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has rejected her expulsion from the governing party as illegal, saying she will appeal the decision. The Unity Party's executive committee voted Saturday to expel the 79-year-old president, accusing her of violating the party's...
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Former Michigan sports doctor Larry Nassar sits in court Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, in Lansing, Mich., at the start of his four-day sentencing hearing for sexually assaulting young gymnasts. Dozens of women and girls who were victims will be allowed to speak. Judge Rosemarie Aquilina is expected to order a sentence Friday, Jan. 19. (AP Photo/David Eggert)
January 16, 2018 - 10:47 am
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — One of the dozens of victims expected to testify at the sentencing hearing of a disgraced former Michigan sports doctor on Tuesday described the sexual abuse Larry Nassar inflicted on her as a child and warned him that "little girls don't stay little forever." Kyle Stephens...
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In this image taken on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, Ulisse, an Afghan greyhound, wears a coat created by designer Giovanna Temellini at the Temellini boutique, in Milan, Italy. Milan has long been known for its pret-a-porter. Now the pooches want in with a new line of haute couture for canines: Temellini Dog a Porter. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
January 16, 2018 - 10:46 am
MILAN (AP) — Milan has long been the world's ready-to-wear fashion leader. Now, dogs are getting in on the Italian city's sartorial scene with a new line of haute couture for canines. Dog a Porter, by the Milan brand Temellini, offers clothing custom-fit for different breeds, ranging from the tiny...
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January 16, 2018 - 9:38 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A Kenyan police report says a Roman Catholic priest is in custody for allegedly sodomizing a man. Police said Tuesday that villagers in Muranga County in central Kenya had been monitoring the priest whom they suspected of being gay and alerted local authorities when an 18-year...
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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, right, shakes hands with Qatar's Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, prior to their meeting at the Presidential Palace in Ankara, Turkey, Monday, Jan. 15, 2018. Al Thani's visit comes as the United Arab Emirates on Monday claimed that Qatari fighter jets intercepted two of its commercial airliners in international airspace on the way to Bahrain, allegations promptly denied by a Doha official. (Yasin Bulbul /Pool Photo via AP)
January 16, 2018 - 9:35 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Bahrain released radar tracks on Tuesday it said showed Qatari fighter jets passing by Emirati commercial airliners bound for the island nation, encounters which set off a new dispute pitting Qatar against the Gulf nations that have been boycotting it since last...
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FILE - This is a Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017, file photo of police technicians board Peter Madsen's submarine UC3 Nautilus on a pier in Copenhagen harbour, Denmark. A Danish prosecutor said Tuesday Jan. 16, 2018 that inventor Peter Madsen has been charged with murdering Swedish journalist Kim Wall during a trip on his private submarine, saying he either cut her throat or strangled her. Prosecutor Jakob Buch-Jepsen said Tuesday the case is "very unusual and extremely gross."(Jacob Ehrbahn/Ritzau Foto, File via AP)
January 16, 2018 - 9:29 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Inventor Peter Madsen was charged Tuesday with killing Swedish journalist Kim Wall during a trip on his private submarine, with prosecutors saying he either cut her throat or strangled her before dismembering her body and dumping it into the sea. Prosecutor Jakob Buch-...
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