December 11th, 2017

World News

Thousands protest against Netanyahu, corruption in Tel Aviv

By The Associated Press on December 9th, 2017

TEL AVIV, Israel – Thousands of Israelis have poured into the streets of Tel Aviv for an anti-corruption rally calling on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to resign. Local media estimated that more than 10,000 turned out Saturday for the weekly demonstration. Smaller demonstrations were taking place in other Israeli cities as well. Turnout has been ... Read More »

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Trump hails civil rights heroes; protesters pan his record

By Darlene Superville, The Associated Press on December 9th, 2017

JACKSON, Miss. – President Donald Trump paid tribute Saturday to the leaders and foot soldiers of the civil rights movement whose sacrifices help make the United States a fairer and more just country, though protests surrounding his visit to Mississippi laid bare the stark divisions among Americans about his commitment to that legacy. As Trump ... Read More »

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AP sources: Yankees set to reel in MVP Stanton from Marlins

By Ronald Blum And Steven Wine, The Associated Press on December 9th, 2017

MIAMI – After helping the New York Yankees to five World Series titles, Derek Jeter might help them win another. The Yankees and Jeter’s Miami Marlins have agreed to a trade that would send NL MVP Giancarlo Stanton to New York, pending a physical, a person familiar with the negotiations said Saturday. The person spoke ... Read More »

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Trump pays tribute to civil rights heroes amid protests

By Darlene Superville, The Associated Press on December 9th, 2017

JACKSON, Miss. – President Donald Trump paid tribute Saturday to the leaders and foot soldiers of the civil rights movement whose sacrifices help make the United States a fairer and more just country, though protests surrounding his visit to Mississippi laid bare the stark divisions among Americans about his commitment to that legacy. As Trump ... Read More »

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PM announces on state TV Iraq’s war against IS has ended

By Qassim Abdul-Zahra And Susannah George, The Associated Press on December 9th, 2017

BAGHDAD – After more than three years of combat operations, Iraq announced Saturday that the fight against the Islamic State group is over after the country’s security forces drove the extremists from all of the territory they once held. Iraqi and American officials warned, however, that key challenges remain despite the military victory. Prime Minister ... Read More »

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AP sources: Yankees agree to deal to land Marlins’ Stanton

By Ronald Blum And Steven Wine, The Associated Press on December 9th, 2017

MIAMI – After helping the New York Yankees to five World Series titles, Derek Jeter might help them win another. The Yankees and Jeter’s Miami Marlins have agreed to a trade that would send slugger Giancarlo Stanton to New York, pending a physical, a person familiar with the negotiations said Saturday. The person spoke to ... Read More »

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Tears, pomp, extravagance as France mourns rocker Hallyday

By Thomas Adamson And Angela Charlton, The Associated Press on December 9th, 2017

PARIS – France bid farewell to its biggest rock star Saturday, honouring Johnny Hallyday with an extravagant funeral procession down Paris’ Champs-Elysees Avenue, a presidential speech and a televised church ceremony filled with the country’s most famous faces. Few figures in French history have earned a send-off with as much pomp as the man dubbed ... Read More »

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Actress Fran Drescher hosts Hanukkah celebration

By The Associated Press on December 9th, 2017

BOSTON – Actress Fran Drescher is hosting a major Hanukkah celebration in Boston. “The Nanny” star will host a celebration of the Jewish Festival of Lights on Saturday at the Union for Reform Judaism’s convention at the Hynes Convention Center. The organization says it’s the largest Jewish religious gathering in North America, with some 5,500 ... Read More »

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Snow slows or shuts down much of normally sunny Deep South

By Jonathan Landrum Jr., The Associated Press on December 9th, 2017

ATLANTA – Snowfall shrouding much of the Deep South began tapering off early Saturday, but freezing temperatures kept roads slick throughout the region and airplanes grounded at the world’s busiest airport. Forecasters warned that moisture on the roadways could freeze and cause black ice to form. The National Weather Service said that while snow flurries ... Read More »

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Nobel laureate: If atomic bombs exist, disaster inevitable

By David Keyton, The Associated Press on December 9th, 2017

OSLO – As long as atomic bombs exist, a disaster is inevitable, the head of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, the winner of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, said Saturday. “We are facing a clear choice right now: The end of nuclear weapons or the end of us,” Beatrice Fihn told a news ... Read More »

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Trump trying to help push Moore across Alabama finish line

By Darlene Superville And Bill Barrow, The Associated Press on December 9th, 2017

PENSACOLA, Fla. – President Donald Trump is trying to push embattled GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore across the finish line in Tuesday’s election in Alabama by contending the Democratic nominee would oppose “what we must do” for the nation. Trump, in a tweet early Saturday, hours after boosting Moore’s campaign during a Florida rally, framed ... Read More »

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