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Six dead in hours-long New York-area shootout

Jersey City - Six people including a police officer and two suspects were killed during an hours-long shootout across a New York suburb not far from the Statue of Liberty, local officials said.

Arctic has one of warmest years, raising fears over rising sea levels

Washington - The Arctic has experienced its second warmest year since 1900, according to a report published Tuesday, raising fears over low summer sea ice and rising sea levels.

Auschwitz survivor fears rise of anti-Semitism

New York - As German Chancellor Angela Merkel visits Auschwitz for the first time on Friday, 96-year-old survivor Frederick Terna will be at home in New York worrying about a resurgence of anti-Semitism.

Acquiring citizenship helps immigrants in Switzerland boost earnings: study

Washington - Immigrants to Switzerland who became naturalized citizens saw their earnings rise significantly compared to those who did not obtain the passport, a study showed Wednesday.Average annual earnings were 13.

Former Trump advisor accuses White House of blocking Twitter access

Washington - Former Trump National Security Advisor John Bolton said the White House denied him access to his Twitter account after his dismissal in early September, in a series of tweets that signal his return to the social media site.

From 10 cents to $1.3 million, first Marvel comic sets auction record

Washington - The first comic book produced by Marvel, the famed US publisher behind Spider-Man, X-Men and The Avengers, went under the hammer Thursday, fetching a record $1.26 million, Heritage Auctions said.

US teens' Rome police killing trial set for February

Rome - An Italian judge has set a February date for the trial of two US teenagers charged with killing a police officer during a botched drug deal in Rome.

Boy or girl? US parents go too far in gender reveals

Washington - A plane crash in Texas, a deadly explosion in Iowa, a massive fire in Arizona -- elaborate baby gender reveal parties, a growing trend among parents in the US, have taken a nightmarish turn."It's a girl!

Gunman in US school shooting dies as police hunt motive

Los Angeles - The teenager who gunned down classmates at a California high school before shooting himself died Friday, leaving detectives baffled over the motive of a Boy Scout with no obvious alarm bells in his background.

Polanski faces calls for boycott of new film after fresh rape claim

Paris - Roman Polanski was facing calls for a boycott of his new film which opened in France Wednesday, in the wake of the latest rape accusation against the controversial director.

Greta Thunberg bound for Europe as new adventures await

Hampton - "Extremely educational" is how Greta Thunberg sums up her North American sojourn as she prepares to cross the Atlantic once more, this time bound back for Europe.

US Supreme Court to examine 'Dreamers' program Trump wants axed

Washington - The US Supreme Court hears arguments Tuesday on the fate of the "Dreamers," an estimated 700,000 people brought to the country illegally as children but allowed to stay and work under a program created by former president Barack Obama.

Uber chief walks back comment about murder of Saudi journalist Khashoggi

Washington - Uber chief Dara Khosrowshahi apologized on Monday after he called the assassination of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, in which Riyadh admitted responsibility, a "mistake.

Britain's KSI edges Paul as YouTubers fight show a hit

Los Angeles - Britain's KSI edged American Logan Paul in a cruiserweight boxing rematch of YouTube celebrity stars Saturday that proved a hit with audiences and could help such fighters capture mainstream respect.

'Help! What is this?' Net users take to Reddit for STD diagnosis

Washington - "How did I get chlamydia?" "Is this herpes? People are increasingly turning to strangers on social network Reddit to diagnose their sexually transmitted diseases.

Trump threatens to withhold emergency aid from fire-hit California

Washington - US President Donald Trump threatened once again Sunday to withhold federal aid from California after its Democratic governor criticized his environmental policies.

Texas hospital livestreams brain surgery on Facebook

Washington - A young woman in Texas who remained awake for her brain surgery was able to speak to doctors during the procedure -- and viewers form around the world looked on, as part of the operation was livestreamed on Facebook.

Tillerson denies that ExxonMobil defrauded investors

New York - Former US secretary of state Rex Tillerson denied in court Wednesday that oil and gas giant ExxonMobil had downplayed the financial costs of mitigating climate change to mislead investors.

British family to sue American suspected of killing their son

Washington - The family of a motorcyclist killed in a crash involving the wife of an American diplomat has announced it is planning to sue US President Donald Trump's administration over an alleged cover-up.

Incas valley, Yazidi shrine: foundation warns of threatened sites

New York - From the Sacred Valley of the Incas, threatened by a proposed airport, to a Yazidi shrine in Iraq, a foundation warned Tuesday of 25 sites in urgent need of protection.

Invest in Artemis to get a ride to Moon: US

Washington - Several countries want their astronauts to hitch a ride with the United States on its next set of lunar missions, but the second nation to have Moon boots on the ground will depend on how much they contribute, NASA's chief said Thursday.

The winners and losers after Syria deals

Istanbul - After deals negotiated with both the United States and Russia which put an end to its offensive in Syria, Turkey has won a key demand: the removal of Kurdish fighters from along its border.

Cyclist who flipped off Trump running for local office

Sterling - A viral photo taken in the fall of 2017 shows a cyclist flipping off Donald Trump's presidential convoy. The image cost Juli Briskman, the cyclist, her job.Two years later, Briskman has jumped headfirst into politics and is running for local office.

NASA wants international partners to go to Moon too

Washington - As it looks to return to the Moon, NASA is open to the idea of international participation, which could mean a non-American setting foot on Earth's natural satellite for the first time in history, global space chiefs said Monday.

Syria, Ukraine, Republican rebellion, G7: Trump's very bad week

Washington - Donald Trump has had some bad weeks in office, but rarely has the US president seen one as difficult as the week ending Sunday, with members of both parties as well as US diplomats rebelling over his Syria and Ukraine policies, while a public uproar fo...

Trump claims a victory in China trade war, but US farmers want details

New York - Saying China has promised to buy up to $50 billion in US agricultural products, President Donald Trump is encouraging American farmers to prepare for a major influx of business.

Artificial meat is now made in space, coming to a supermarket near you

New York - Creating meat from cells is no longer the realm of science fiction: a Russian cosmonaut did it aboard the International Space Station, and it is just a matter of time before these products arrive in supermarkets.

US Supreme Court takes on workplace gay and transgender rights

Washington - The top US court on Tuesday began hearing arguments on whether employers have the right to sack workers because they are gay or transgender, an issue which has caused deep divisions in US society.

Whistleblowers: What does US law say about them?

Washington - At least two, and possibly more, US officials with knowledge of the impeachment allegations against President Donald Trump have formally sought the protections that US law affords whistleblowers, according to their lawyers.

US-N.Korea talks end in contrasting assessments

Stockholm - North Korea and the United States walked away on Saturday with opposing assessments of nuclear talks in Sweden, which Pyongyang said broke down but Washington called "good discussions.
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