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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, center, R-Ky., walks to his office early Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, at the Capitol in Washington. The federal government shut down at the stroke of midnight Friday, halting all but the most essential operations. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
January 20, 2018 - 7:01 am
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Actors Dejan Cicmilovic, who plays Slobodan Milosevic, left, and Ivana Kovacevic, who plays Milosevic's wife pose for photo in a theatre cafe in Belgrade, Serbia, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, during a rehearsal of the musical play dubbed "Lift-The Slobodan Show" dealing with the bloody rule by former Serbian strongman Slobodan Milosevic. The Belgrade playwright Jelena Bogavac describes the production as “a documentary drama with singing” about Slobodan Milosevic who is widely considered the main architect of a decade of bloody wars in the Balkans. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
January 20, 2018 - 6:55 am
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Former Serbian strongman Slobodan Milosevic, considered the main architect of a decade of bloody wars in the Balkans, is not the first person who comes to mind when thinking about subjects for a possible musical. And it may not even be a full musical, but a drama that mixes...
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January 20, 2018 - 6:42 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish officials say a bus carrying mostly holiday-makers on a ski trip has crashed into trees on the side of a road, killing 11 passengers and injuring 44 others. Governor Ozdemir Cakacak of Eskisehir province said the bus was travelling from the Turkish capital of Ankara to...
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South Korean Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon speaks at the Unification Ministry in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. South Korea has requested North Korea to explain why it abruptly canceled plans to send a delegation over the weekend to prepare for a visit by an art troupe during next month's Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. (Park Dong-joo/Yonhap via AP)
January 20, 2018 - 6:34 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Saturday proposed sending a delegation led by the leader of a hugely popular girl band to South Korea to check preparations for a trip by a North Korean art troupe during next month's Winter Olympics. The new proposal came less than 24 hours after North...
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FILE - In this Monday, Wednesday Dec. 20, 2017.file photo President Jacob Zuma, attends the African National Congress (ANC) elective conference in Johannesburg. The leadership of the ANC is holding a key meeting amid media reports of talks about the removal of Zuma, whose scandal-plagued tenure has hurt the party's popularity and the economy. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, File)
January 20, 2018 - 6:26 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The leadership of South Africa's ruling African National Congress party is holding a key meeting amid media reports of talks about the removal of President Jacob Zuma, whose scandal-plagued tenure has hurt the party's popularity and the economy. The party's National Executive...
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FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2017, file photo, Leslie Van Houten attends her parole hearing at the California Institution for Women in Corona, Calif. California Gov. Jerry Brown has again denied parole for Van Houten, the youngest follower of murderous cult leader Charles Manson. Brown said in his decision announced Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, that despite Van Houten saying at her parole hearing that she accepts full responsibility for her crimes, she still lays too much of the blame on Manson, who died two months ago. (Stan Lim/Los Angeles Daily News via AP, Pool, File)
January 20, 2018 - 6:25 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The governor of California once again denied parole Friday for Leslie Van Houten, the youngest follower of murderous cult leader Charles Manson who blamed herself at her parole hearing for letting him control her life. Gov. Jerry Brown said in his decision that Van Houten still...
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Pope Francis marries flight attendants Carlos Ciuffardi, left, and Paola Podest, center, during a flight from Santiago, Chile, to Iquique, Chile, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. Pope Francis celebrated the first-ever airborne papal wedding, marrying these two flight attendants from Chile’s flagship airline during the flight. The couple had been married civilly in 2010, however, they said they couldn’t follow-up with a church ceremony because of the 2010 earthquake that hit Chile. (L'Osservatore Romano Vatican Media/Pool Photo via AP)
January 20, 2018 - 6:13 am
LIMA, Peru (AP) — The honeymoon, as it were, is apparently over. A day after Pope Francis grabbed headlines by pronouncing two flight attendants man and wife while flying 36,000 feet over Chile, the conservative Catholic commentariat on Friday questioned the legitimacy of the impromptu sacrament...
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FILE - In this Wednesday Oct. 4, 2017, file photo, women and children of Terekeka, South Sudan. A new report says the world is moving closer to eradicating Guinea worm disease, in which a meter-long worm slowly emerges from a blister in a person's skin.(AP Photo/Mariah Quesada, File)
January 20, 2018 - 4:59 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A new report says the world is moving closer to eradicating Guinea worm disease, in which a meter-long worm slowly emerges from a blister in a person's skin. The U.S.-based Carter Center, which leads the eradication campaign, says just 30 cases were reported last year in...
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In this undated handout photo released by the Russian Interior Ministry official website on Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, a crocodile rests in a small pool of water dug in a concrete basement in St. Petersburg, Russia. Police were surprised to find the crocodile while detectives were looking for undeclared weapons in the house of a man involved in re-enacting historic military battles, according to local media. (Russian Interior Ministry Press Service via AP)
January 20, 2018 - 4:38 am
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Russian police had an unexpected encounter while searching a house in St. Petersburg — a crocodile in the basement. The Fontanka.ru news portal said the incident happened Thursday while detectives were looking for undeclared weapons in the house of a man involved in...
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January 20, 2018 - 4:01 am
ELON, N.C. (AP) — The outgoing president of a North Carolina university is leaving the class of 2018 something else to remember him by. Elon University President Leo Lambert, who will step down on March 1, will deliver the commencement address on May 19. The school announced the speech on Friday. A...
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