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Officer shoots robbery suspect outside Atlanta mall

ATLANTA (AP) — A police sergeant foiled an armed robbery and shot one of the suspects outside of one of Atlanta's largest malls, authorities said Saturday night.1/18/2020 9:27 pm

AP visits immigration courts across US, finds nonstop chaos

LUMPKIN, Ga. (AP) — In a locked, guarded courtroom in a compound surrounded by razor wire, Immigration Judge Jerome Rothschild waits -- and stalls.1/18/2020 9:02 pm

Colombian senators seek protection after surveillance report

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombian Sen. Antonio Sanguino moves around town in a bullet-proof vehicle, with three pistol-packing bodyguards watching over him as he attends meetings and political rallies.1/18/2020 9:01 pm

China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak

BEIJING (AP) — Seventeen more people in central China have been diagnosed with a new form of viral pneumonia that has killed two patients and placed other countries on alert as millions of Chinese travel for Lunar New Year holidays.1/18/2020 8:09 pm

Clemson linebacker Simmons giving up senior year for NFL

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson's “Swiss Army Knife” linebacker Isaiah Simmons is going pro. 1/18/2020 7:39 pm

Fires set stage for irreversible forest losses in Australia

Australia’s forests are burning at a rate unmatched in modern times and scientists say the landscape is being permanently altered as a warming climate brings profound changes to the island continent.1/18/2020 7:02 pm

Murkowski wants to hear case before deciding on witnesses

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski said she's comfortable waiting to decide if more information is needed as part of the Senate's impeachment trial until after hearing arguments from House managers and attorneys for President Donald Trump and questions from members.1/18/2020 6:02 pm

Astros, Red Sox look ahead in wake of sign-stealing scandal

Players from two teams at the center of baseball’s sign-stealing scandal faced their fans on Saturday for the first time since the Houston Astros and Boston Red Sox ousted their managers amid the fallout from the investigation into Houston’s elaborate scheme.1/18/2020 6:00 pm

US seeks to deport Honduran mom, sick children to Guatemala

HOUSTON (AP) — The U.S. government says it will deport a Honduran mother and her two sick children, both of whom are currently hospitalized, to Guatemala as soon as it can get them medically cleared to travel, according to court documents and the family’s advocates.1/18/2020 5:20 pm

Discovery of unused disaster supplies angers Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — People in a southern Puerto Rico city discovered a warehouse filled with water, cots and other unused emergency supplies, then set off a social media uproar Saturday when they broke in to retrieve goods as the area struggles to recover from a strong earthquake.1/18/2020 4:58 pm

Latest World News

Iran's top leader strikes defiant tone amid month of turmoil

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's supreme leader lashed out at Western countries as he led Friday prayers in Tehran for the first time in eight years, dismissing “American clowns” who he said pretend to support the Iranian nation but want to stick their "poisoned dagger” into its back.1/17/2020 3:03 pm

EU border chief says migrant entries from Turkey on the rise

BRUSSELS (AP) — The number of migrants entering Europe from Turkey rose significantly last year as people fleeing strife in Syria and Afghanistan flooded into the country and then set out for Greece, the head of the European Union’s border agency said Friday.1/17/2020 8:49 am

Trump's trial begins, senators vowing 'impartial justice'

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Senate opened the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump with quiet ceremony Thursday — senators standing at their desks to swear an oath of “impartial justice” as jurors, House prosecutors formally reciting the charges and Chief Justice John Roberts presiding.1/16/2020 7:11 pm

Nations of Iran crash victims seek compensation for families

LONDON (AP) — The governments of five countries that lost citizens when Iran shot down a Ukrainian airliner demanded Thursday that Tehran accept “full responsibility” and pay compensation to the victims’ families — though they had little to offer besides moral pressure to get Iran to comply.1/16/2020 9:13 am

100s of migrants advance to Guatemala from Honduras

EL CINCHADO, Guatemala (AP) — Hundreds of mainly Honduran migrants started walking and hitching rides Wednesday from the city of San Pedro Sula and later crossed the Guatemala border in a bid to form the kind of migrant caravan that reached the U.S. border in 2018.1/15/2020 9:01 pm

China hopes UN meeting spurs India-Pakistan talks on Kashmir

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — China’s U.N. ambassador warned Wednesday against further escalation between India and Pakistan over the disputed Kashmir region and expressed hope that a Security Council meeting called by Beijing will encourage both countries to seek a solution through dialogue. 1/15/2020 6:03 pm

Turkish news agency says staff members detained in Cairo

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's state-run news agency said Wednesday that Egyptian police raided its office in Cairo and detained four of its staff members.1/15/2020 4:46 pm

EU comes to aid of Poland over WWII row with Russia

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — The European Union executive has come to the aid of Poland, which is involved in a bitter dispute with Russian President Vladimir Putin over Poland's role in World War II. 1/15/2020 7:07 am

EU pressures Iran on atom deal in last-ditch bid to save it

BRUSSELS (AP) — Britain, France and Germany on Tuesday ratcheted up pressure on Iran to stop violating its landmark nuclear deal in a last-ditch effort to resolve their differences through talks while also starting a process that could bring back punishing U.N. sanctions on Tehran.1/14/2020 4:23 pm

Russia downplays failed Libya talks before Berlin summit

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia sought Tuesday to downplay the collapse of talks that sought to secure a cease-fire in Libya after the country's rival leaders left Moscow without reaching an agreement, an outcome that cast a shadow on an upcoming Libya summit hosted by Germany. 1/14/2020 9:12 am