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  Father of 7-year-old girl who died in border detention center disputes gov’t account

Federal officials initially reported 7-year old Jakelin Caal Maquin spent days crossing desert terrain without food or water when she showed up with her father and a large group of migrant refugees at a desolate New Mexico border checkpoint.The girl’s father disputes that account.

First private Israeli lunar mission will launch in February

Russian disinformation campaign on social media extensive, ongoing, according to reports

Woman with terminal cancer fulfills dream of graduating college

Prosecutors charge 2 involved in Flynn's Turkish lobbying

Hungary: Protesting MPs ejected from state broadcaster HQ

5 Frankfurt police suspected of sharing far-right images

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The Latest: May calls Brexit deal vote for week of Jan 14

US and European stocks dip again as health companies fall

Jesuits sent abusive priests to retire on Gonzaga's campus

Disney fires actor after police say he tried to meet a 13-year-old for sex

Kenyan police kill 5 after residents resist arrest attempt

Senate report: Russia social media influence efforts ongoing

  ‘Justice’ is Merriam-Webster’s 2018 Word of the year

The word was searched 74 percent more in 2018 than in 2017.

Man finds valuable pearl in his oyster while eating lunch

Some pearl experts estimate that the pearl’s worth is between $2000 and $4000.

Romania leader asks for govt agenda, fearing graft amnesty

Romania's president wants the prime minister to send him what's on the government agenda in advance amid concerns government will pass an amnesty for people imprisoned on corruption charges

Cyprus set for record number of tourist arrivals

Cyprus is on course for its best tourism year in terms of arrivals after official figures showed that the number coming to the east Mediterranean island nation has surpassed 3.8 million for the first time.

  Woman last seen Thanksgiving Day still missing; fiance’s property searched

Meghan's father Thomas Markle appeals to her to call home

Jeff Bridges to receive Cecil B. DeMille Award at Globes

Silicon Valley East: Google plans $1B expansion in New York

UK student loan changes to add billions to budget deficit

Brothers with special needs shot in case of mistaken identity, police say

2 men die in cold spell in Serbia; schools close in Bosnia

Two men reportedly have frozen to death in Serbia as a cold spell throughout the Balkans slowed down traffic, disrupted power supplies and closed down schools in some areas

Philippines contestant Catriona Gray named Miss Universe

Gray edged out first runner-up Tamaryn Green of South Africa and third-place Sthefany Gutierrez of Venezuela. She succeeds Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters of South Africa.

Pogba or Mourinho: Who will last longer at United?

Paul Pogba's relationship with Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho appears to be broken beyond repair

US, China spar again over respective trade policies

China and the United States clashed again over their respective trade policies Monday at a time the two countries are trying to iron out their differences so further U.S. tariffs are not imposed on Chinese goods.

White House closer to partial shutdown with wall demand

Trump said last week he would be "proud" to have a shutdown to get Congress to approve a $5 billion down payment to fulfill his campaign promise to build a border wall. But the president doesn't have the votes from the Republican-controlled Congress to support funding for the wall at that level.

South Africa's former leader joins Twitter amid legal woes

'You will get used to me:' South Africa's former president, who faces corruption charges, starts tweeting

US conducts 6 airstrikes against Somalia extremists, 62 dead

Six U.S. airstrikes that killed more than 60 people in a coastal Somali town were pre-emptive strikes to prevent a major extremist attack, according to a Somali intelligence officer

Malaysia files criminal charges against Goldman Sachs

Malaysia filed criminal charges against Goldman Sachs and two former executives on Monday for their role in the alleged multibillion-dollar looting of state investment fund 1MDB

Report: China is driving use of armed drones in Middle East

Use of armed drones in Mideast, driven largely by growing sales from China, is growing significantly, says new report

Can we talk? Ugandans try to coax longtime leader to leave

Can we talk? On a continent of coups, Ugandans try to coax longtime president to step aside

May says postponed Brexit vote to be held week of Jan 14

Prime Minister Theresa May says the postponed vote on Britain's divorce agreement with the European Union will be held the week of Jan 14 _ more than a month after it was originally scheduled and just 10 weeks before Britain leaves the EU

Man, 75, who used to play Santa at Wisconsin YMCA accused of child sexual assault

According to a criminal complaint, childcare supervisors told police officers a parent saw the suspect inappropriately kiss a 3-year-old girl on the mouth.

Indian troops enforce lockdown to foil Kashmir protest march

Soldiers and police are enforcing a security lockdown to foil a public march toward India's military headquarters in disputed Kashmir in protest of weekend killings

World stocks mixed ahead of Brexit address; Fed in focus

World markets mixed as British PM prepares to address lawmakers over Brexit; Fed in focus

Man lied about kidnapping to get revenge for drug deal gone bad, police say

Police say the alleged victim used the story of the infant's abduction as a way to pursue charges against those he claims robbed him during a reported drug deal.

Saudi Arabia rejects US Senate's 'interference' in kingdom

Saudi Arabia rejects US Senate resolution blaming its crown prince for the killing of Saudi journalist Khashoggi

Nissan to replace rock-star chairman amid arrest scandal

Nissan's board is meeting to pick a chairman to replace Carlos Ghosn, arrested last month on charges of violating financial regulations

Most teen drug use is down, but officials fret vaping boom

Twice as many high school students are using nicotine-tinged electronic cigarettes compared with last year

Germany to compensate hundreds who fled Nazis as children

Germany has agreed to one-time payments to those still living from the thousands evacuated in 'Kindertransport' efforts in Nazi era, group says

White House closer to partial shutdown with wall demand

Pushing the government to the brink of a partial shutdown, White House insists Congress provide $5 billion to build a border wall

Nissan board meets but no chairman picked to replace Ghosn

Nissan's board has met but no new chairman was picked to replace Carlos Ghosn, who was arrested last month on charges of violating financial regulations

Back in the game: Foles leads Eagles past Rams 30-23

Nick Foles took over for Carson Wentz and passed for 270 yards, and Wendell Smallwood rushed for two touchdowns in the Eagles' 30-23 victory over the Los Angeles Rams

Scheifele scores in OT, sends Jets past Lightning 5-4

Mark Scheifele scored at 4:18 of overtime and the Winnipeg Jets extended their winning streak to a season-best five games with a 5-4 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Sunday

Top of mind: 'Justice' is Merriam-Webster's word of the year

Common but top of mind in 2018: 'Justice' is Merriam-Webster's word of the year

Pakistan, Saudis, UAE join US-Taliban talks

The Taliban have held another round of talks with U.S. officials, this time in the United Arab Emirates and also involving Saudi, Pakistani and Emirati representatives, part of the latest attempt to bring a negotiated end to Afghanistan's 17-year war

Asian shares edge higher with Fed meeting in focus

Asian markets rise on hopes that Fed would be less hawkish, following slower global growth

California drops plan to tax texts

State regulators say a new Federal Communications Commission ruling is preventing them from imposing a tax on text plans.

Philippines' Catriona Gray named Miss Universe 2018

The Philippines' Catriona Gray has been named Miss Universe 2018, besting contestants from 93 other countries and delighting her home nation

Dolphins' Gore injures left ankle against Vikings

Miami's Frank Gore hurt his left ankle on the second-to-last play of the first quarter and didn't return to the Dolphins' loss at Minnesota

Steelers ride rookie Samuels past Patriots 17-10

Rookie running back Jaylen Samuels ran for a career-high 142 yards and made a critical third-down reception in the fourth quarter as Pittsburgh snapped a three-game losing streak by holding off Tom Brady and the Patriots 17-10

Maine shuts down pot Facebook page after critics poke fun

The state of Maine has shut down a Facebook page detailing the potential dangers of marijuana use in response to a satirical page launched by pro-pot critics

Offset interruption of Cardi B at Rolling Loud spurs outrage

Offset interruption of Cardi B at Rolling Loud spurs outrage

She lost her home in the Camp fire, but saved students’ college essays before fleeing

As the flames approached, the high school teacher made time to grab what was important – her cats and her students’ college application essays.

Simmons, Embiid lead 76ers past Cavs in Butler’s return

Ben Simmons had 22 points, 11 rebounds and 14 assists for his third triple-double of the season, Joel Embiid scored 24 points and the Philadelphia 76ers won in Jimmy Butler's return, routing Cleveland Cavaliers 128-105

AP source: Wilson Ramos, Mets agree to $19M, 2-year deal

A person familiar with the negotiations says the New York Mets have agreed to a $19 million, two-year deal with free agent catcher Wilson Ramos

US coach: Vonn plans to return to racing next month

Lindsey Vonn is hoping to return from injury next month and resume her pursuit of the all-time World Cup wins record, according to the U.S. Ski Team's head coach

Loves set scoring records to win Father-Son Challenge

Davis Love III and son post record score to win the Father-Son Challenge

Bears clinch NFC North with 24-17 victory over Packers

Mitchell Trubisky threw for two touchdowns, Eddie Jackson ended Aaron Rodgers' NFL-record streak without an interception and the Chicago Bears clinched the NFC North championship with a 24-17 victory over the Green Bay Packers on Sunday

Hungary sees 4th day of protests over overtime, other issues

Several thousand protesters have marched through Budapest for a fourth day to oppose laws introduced by the Hungarian government that critics say will restrict workers' rights

Cook carries Vikings past Dolphins 41-17

Cook's career-high 136 rushing yards carry Vikings past Dolphins 41-17

Colts use Mack attack, defense to shut down Cowboys 23-0

Marlon Mack rushed for a career-high 139 yards and two scores and the Indianapolis Colts defense shut out one of the league's hottest offenses, rolling to a 23-0 victory Sunday

Johnson leads Redskins to late scores, 16-13 win at Jaguars

Josh Johnson led Washington on two scoring drives in the fourth quarter to beat the Jacksonville Jaguars 16-13 on Sunday and end a four-game losing streak

Boy hospitalized after foot becomes trapped in Macy’s escalator

The escalator involved has been roped off and is being inspected. Several of its stairs have been removed.

Sudan president lands in Syria in 1st visit by Arab leader

Sudan's president has become the first Arab League leader to visit Syria since civil war erupted there nearly eight years ago

Israeli PM's son gets temporary ban on Facebook

Facebook has temporarily blocked Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's son Yair for writing a post criticizing the social media platform as "thought police."

Iraq lays cornerstone to rebuild iconic Mosul mosque

Iraqi religious leaders have laid the cornerstone to rebuild Mosul's landmark al-Nuri mosque, which was blown up in the battle with Islamic State militants in 2017

Colin Kroll, co-founder of HQ Trivia, found dead

Colin Kroll, a tech executive who co-founded the HQ Trivia app, has died

TOP 25 REWIND: No. 4 Gonzaga pushing through tough stretch

Gonzaga coach Mark Few is hoping a tough nonconference schedule has the Bulldogs ready for the rest of the season

Man United's season hits new low with 3-1 loss to Liverpool

Jose Mourinho chose his words carefully and they proved to be as candid as they were concerning for Manchester United as its worst start to a Premier League campaign hit a new low

The Latest: Steelers beat Pats for first time since ’11

The Pittsburgh Steelers have beaten the New England Patriots for the first time since 2011

Canada gets access to detainee in China 6 days after arrest

Canada's ambassador to China was given access Sunday to detained Canadian entrepreneur Michael Spavor six days after he was arrested, the country's Global Affairs department said

Facebook possibly facing multi-billion dollar fine over security breach

The Irish Data Protection Commission said it has opened an investigation into the social network.

Shaqiri double earns Liverpool 3-1 win over Man United

Substitute Xherdan Shaqiri scored two goals from deflected shots to help Liverpool beat fierce rival Manchester United 3-1 and lift his team back atop the Premier League on Sunday

Somalia closes notorious prison amid abuse allegations

Somalia has closed an underground prison where the government has held extremist suspects and journalists, amid allegations of abuses against inmates, the security minister said Sunday

Trump says he'll review murder case against ex-Army commando

President Donald Trump says he'll be "reviewing" the case of a former U.S. Army commando being charged with murder

Redskins QB Alex Smith released from hospital, back home

Redskins QB Alex Smith released from hospital, back home

Heupel, Kelly, Saban are finalists for AP coach of year

UCF's Josh Heupel, Notre Dame's Brian Kelly and Alabama's Nick Saban are the finalists for The Associated Press national college football coach of the year after leading their teams to unbeaten regular seasons

Vine, HQ Trivia co-founder Colin Kroll dead at 35

Police found Kroll dead in his apartment Sunday, according to multiple sources.