Police: Kids taken 30 years ago are found, mom is arrested
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 13:58:51 -0500
SCITUATE, R.I. (AP) — Two sisters who disappeared from Rhode Island with their mother in 1985 have been located in the Houston area, and their mother was charged with snatching them, police announced on Tuesday.
The Latest: EU Iran nuclear envoy says deal can't be changed
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 13:57:46 -0500
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President-elect Donald Trump (all times EST):
Maine governor to Rep. John Lewis: You need a history lesson
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 13:56:34 -0500
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Democratic U.S. Rep. John Lewis, a civil rights leader who says he doesn't see Donald Trump as a "legitimate president," should be grateful for all that Republican presidents have done for black people, GOP Gov. Paul LePage said Tuesday.
Michelle Obama: uber-mom, style icon, political force
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 13:56:30 -0500
In 2008, Michelle Obama was tentative on the campaign trail, wary of saying anything to jeopardize her husband's historic bid to be America's first black president. Eight years later, the self-assured first lady -- back on the campaign trail -- electrified Democratic Party faithful with a passionate takedown of Donald Trump and what she called his "frightening" attitude towards women. "It has shaken me to my core in a way that I couldn't have predicted," Obama told a rally for Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire.
Lances drawn in condoms row: Pope's duel with Knights intensifies
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 13:54:25 -0500
Pope Francis's duel with the Knights of Malta intensified Tuesday as he backed an investigation into the ancient order, which has questioned the legitimacy and make-up of the panel carrying out the probe. In a condom-related spat that is seen by some as a proxy war between liberals and conservatives in the Catholic church, Francis last month appointed a five-strong team to examine recent turmoil at the Order, a Church-linked charity body descended from the crusading knights of the Middle Ages. The Knights' hierarchy is currently refusing to cooperate with the probe.
Romanian prosecutor slams fugitive for harassment campaign
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 14:00:42 -0500
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A senior Romanian intelligence official announced his retirement Tuesday after a businessman and former lawmaker indicted on wide-ranging corruption charges claimed he had a close relationship with the officer, and a top anti-corruption prosecutor denounced the fugitive for what she called a harassment campaign.
Gambia leader, pressured to go, declares state of emergency
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 13:47:56 -0500
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh declared a state of emergency on Tuesday, just two days before he is supposed to cede power after losing elections last month.
Official: Nigeria mistakenly bombs camp, kills more than 100
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 13:44:19 -0500
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — A Nigerian air force fighter jet on a mission against Boko Haram extremists mistakenly bombed a refugee camp on Tuesday, killing more than 100 refugees and aid workers, a Borno state official said.
Anti-death penalty protesters arrested outside Supreme Court
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 13:43:50 -0500
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Supreme Court spokeswoman says 18 demonstrators have been arrested outside the court during a protest against the death penalty.
The Latest: Dems urge Sessions' recusal from a hacking probe
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 14:01:56 -0500
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress (all times EST):