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  Wisconsin family adopts 1-year-old 20 years after they adopted her sister

The family said they were ready to be empty nesters and had no idea the two sisters had the same mother

3 killed when air ambulance crashes in North Dakota

Record 43 Latinos to serve in Congress

Brooklyn rapper 6ix9ine indicted on racketeering charges

French drivers block oil depots to protest fuel price hikes

Brian Bowen sues Adidas, associates over corruption scandal

Germany, France propose euro budget to bolster currency zone

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Democratic senators sue over Whitaker’s appointment as AG

FDA warns infants could get botulism from honey pacifiers

UK taxi rapist must remain in prison, parole board 0073ays

Acrimonious Pacific summit underscores China-US tensions

Rain could hinder search for victims of California wildfire

The Latest: 1,500 buildings burned by S. California fire

Outsiders, academy members to pick Nobel Literature winners

A Swedish newspaper says only half of those who choose the winners of next year's Nobel Prize in literature will be members of the scandal-rocked Swedish Academy that has always previously awarded the prize

US closes busiest Mexico border crossing for several hours

The United States has closed off northbound traffic for several hours at the busiest border crossing with Mexico to install new security barriers, a day after hundreds of Tijuana residents protested the presence of thousands of Central American migrants

Ethiopia Jews protest Israeli government's emigration delays

Hundreds of Ethiopian Jews gathered in the capital, Addis Ababa, to protest the Israeli government's decision not to allow all of them to emigrate to Israeli, leaving their families divided between the two countries

  Good Samaritan pays $367 Target bill for stranger whose card was declined

The man wants to thank the stranger who paid his bill because there's so much ugly in the world, and this is reminder that there is good everywhere.

Tech stocks lead US indexes lower; oil prices sink again

WWII pilot killed in vintage airplane crash in Texas

Subway workers to stage strike in Romanian capital

Brazil's Petrobras to be led by privatization advocate

Police: 2-year-old Texas boy shot, killed by father

6 Romanian ministers fired as party leader seeks more power

General Electric shuffles management at power unit

General electric taps new management as it splits key power unit

Water cannons bought for London by Boris Johnson scrapped

London Mayor Sadiq Khan says three used water cannon bought for police under his predecessor Boris Johnson have been sold for scrap, at a loss of more than 300,000 pounds ($385,000)

White House again threatens Acosta's pass; CNN seeks hearing

The Trump administration is threatening to again suspend White House press credentials for CNN reporter Jim Acosta

Putin and Erdogan mark key phase in natural gas pipeline

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan are in Istanbul to mark the completion of a key phase in a natural gas pipeline

Olympic powerbroker indicted, faces Swiss forgery trial

Olympic powerbroker Sheikh Ahmad of Kuwait has temporarily stepped aside from IOC work while facing a criminal trial in Switzerland

WHO: Malaria reductions stall after progress

The World Health Organization says reductions in the number of people contracting malaria have stalled after several years of global declines

Sensual fresco discovered in ancient Pompeii bedroom

Archaeologists in ancient Pompeii have found a bedroom fresco depicting a sensual scene of a god as a swan impregnating a mythological queen

‘Secret Santa’ picks up layaway tab at Walmart in VT

A secret Santa Claus bestowed early Christmas cheer on some Walmart shoppers in Vermont. The mystery man selflessly paid for strangers' layaway purchases.

Polish official: ruling party treated way Goebbels did Jews

Polish official compares treatment of party members to way Goebbels treated Jews

Researchers release study on new treatment that helps fight peanut allergies

For the study, researchers gave the participants small doses of peanut flour in vials

Gascoigne charged with sexually assaulting a woman on train

Former England midfielder Paul Gascoigne has been charged with sexually assaulting a woman on board a train

The Latest: Top EU lawmaker: No renegotiation of Brexit deal

The head of the biggest group in the European Parliament says there will be no renegotiation of the draft Brexit deal that is drawing widespread criticism in Britain

US, UK clash with Russia at OPCW over new investigative team

The U.S. and Western powers have clashed with Russia and others at the global chemical weapons watchdog over a new investigative team being set up to apportion blame for poison gas and nerve agent attacks

Best-picture Oscars up for sale in rare auction

Two Academy Awards for best picture are going up for sale in a rare auction of Oscars

Saudi king's speech makes no mention of slain journalist

Saudi Arabia's King Salman has given his first major speech since the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi by Saudi agents, expressing support for his son, the crown prince, and making no mention of the accusations that the prince ordered the killing

Trump says ‘no reason’ for him to hear Khashoggi death tape

Trump, in an interview that aired Sunday, made clear that the audio recording, supplied by the Turkish government, would not affect his response to the Oct. 2 killing of Khashoggi, a columnist for The Washington Post who had been critical of the Saudi royal family.

World Toilet Day highlights global sanitation crisis

Poor countries around the world are facing a dangerous shortage of toilets that puts millions of live at risk, according to campaigners marking World Toilet Day by urging governments and businesses to invest more in sanitation

UNESCO launches Holocaust education website

The U.N. culture and education agency is teaming up with the World Jewish Congress to launch a website to counter Holocaust denial and anti-Semitism

Pamela Anderson calls Australian PM’s comments ‘smutty’

Pamela Anderson is criticizing Australia's prime minister for making "smutty, unnecessary comments about a woman voicing her political opinion."

Pfizer raising drug prices in 2019

The pharmaceutical giant says one drug will go up by 9 percent. Three others will rise 3 percent, and the others will see a 5-percent hike.

UK's May has eye on rebellion as EU prepares for Brexit push

U.K. and European Union plow ahead with divorce deal that has British Prime Minister Theresa May fighting for her job

South African minister notes worry about graft prosecutions

Cabinet minister in South Africa cites concerns that efforts to prosecute people allegedly involved in corruption under former president Zuma are falling short

Big tech firms pledge training for workers in Southeast Asia

Microsoft, Google and other major technology companies have promised to help provide training in digital skills for around 20 million people in Southeast Asia by 2020 to make sure the region's working-age population is a fit for the future job market

Russian brings new charges against Kremlin critic Browder

Russian prosecutors have announced a new criminal case against Kremlin critic Bill Browder and said he might be behind the death of his former employee in a Russian prison

5-day-old baby dies after family pit bull attacks her in crib

Investigators ruled the death accidental, and no charges are expected to be filed.

Whistleblower in Danish banking scandal: Bank ignored me

The man who blew the whistle on a massive money laundering scheme through the Estonian branch of Denmark's Danske Bank says the firm "deliberately ignored" his warning.

The Latest: Germany rescinds approval for Saudi arms sales

The German government says it has halted previously approved arms exports to Saudi Arabia amid the fallout from the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi

The Latest: Renault board to meet after Ghosn arrest

French carmaker Renault says it will defend its interests within its alliance with Nissan after the arrest of Carlos Ghosn, who spearheaded their union and is Renault's CEO.

Nissan chair Ghosn arrested in probe of financial misconduct

Japanese automaker Nissan's chairman Ghosn arrested, to be dismissed over alleged misconduct

Israel avoids early elections as coalition is kept intact

Israel avoids early elections after key coalition partner says he won't withdraw his party from Netanyahu government

Couple dies on the way to their wedding in PA car crash

The crash was the second to happen on the highway in less than 10 minutes.

Yemeni rebels say they will halt rocket fire at Saudi Arabia

Yemeni rebel leader says group will halt rocket fire into Saudi Arabia for the sake of peace efforts

Joey Logano spoils Big 3 party to win NASCAR title

Joey Logano busted up the Big Three and captured an improbable first NASCAR title by soundly beating a trio of former champions

Communities flee eruption at Guatemala's Volcano of Fire

About 4,000 residents have fled Guatemala's Volcano of Fire as red-hot rock and ash spewed into the sky and cascaded down the slopes toward an area devastated by a deadly eruption earlier this year

Turbulent stock market spooks some older workers, retirees

Recent turbulence in the U.S. stock markets is spooking some older workers and retirees, a group that was hit particularly hard during the most recent financial crisis

Neighbors wage shadow campaigns in New Hampshire for 2020

Neighbors wage shadow campaigns in NH as 2020 presidential contest looms

911 dispatcher gets calls for fire at his own house

Smoke spread throughout the house, which will have to be gutted, but the dispatcher says he’s just grateful his family wasn’t hurt.

Death of young Thai kickboxer brings focus on dangers

The sight of two preteen boys pummeling each other with fists, elbows, knees and feet as a boisterous crowd shouts wagers is considered good, clean sport in Thailand, but a boy's recent death may bring changes

Trump says 'no reason' for him to hear Khashoggi death tape

Slaying of Saudi journalist, the subject of upcoming government report, a dilemma for Trump

Trump waffles on pledge to keep chief of staff John Kelly

White House chief of staff receives praise and criticism from Trump, but not a pledge to keep him on the job

In smoldering wildfire ruins, life goes on for a hardy few

A small group of residents who survived the deadliest U.S. wildfire in a century are staying put and trying to live amid the ashen ruins

Harry Reid's political machine keeps humming in Nevada

Harry Reid may no longer lead Senate Democrats in Washington, but the political machine he built in Nevada has Republicans on the run

In defeat, Abrams emerges as leading voting rights advocate

Indignant over loss, Georgia's Stacey Abrams emerges as leading advocate for voting rights

Rain could hinder search for victims of California wildfire

Rain in the forecast could bring relief for those working to tame a devastating Northern California fire and frustration for those searching for remains of victims

In year of Democratic hopes, GOP comes out on top in Florida

In the year Florida's Democrats talked ambitious of ending 20-year journey in political exile, Republicans come out on top for governor and even pick up a US Senate seat

Bears beat Vikings 25-20, tighten grip on NFC North

Khalil Mack had a sack and fumble recovery, Eddie Jackson returned an interception for a touchdown and the Chicago Bears tightened their grip on the NFC North with a 25-20 victory over the second-place Minnesota Vikings on Sunday night

‘We’ve never seen anything like this': Trump tours wildfire devastation, pledges aid

The remains of one person found Sunday and five found Saturday brought the death toll statewide to 80.

Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson ends re-election bid after decades in Congress, concedes to Republican Rick Scott

Scott issued a statement Sunday saying Nelson "graciously conceded" their Senate race shortly after the state's recount ended.

Man insults Spanish-speaking women, admits he’s racist

It was supposed to be a normal trip to Smith's Grocery Store in Southern Highlands. But it quickly turned ugly.

Hong Kong protest leaders warn of threat to civil rights

Hong Kong protest leaders who went on trial Monday for spearheading pro-democracy demonstrations in 2014 say their prosecution threatens the future of civil rights in the territory, where fears have grown of Beijing's growing influence

Aldridge, DeRozan help Spurs extend Warriors' skid, 104-92

LaMarcus Aldridge had 24 points and 18 rebounds as the San Antonio Spurs fended off a late rally to beat short-handed Golden State 104-92, extending the Warriors' skid to three games

Trade tensions continue to weigh on global markets

Global stock markets traded in fairly narrow ranges Monday amid continuing trade tensions.

Japan exports up in October, but not enough to erase deficit

Japan trade deficit widens as imports surge, outpacing recovery in exports

LeBron James scores 51 points, Lakers roll past Heat 113-97

LeBron James scored 51 points against his former club, and the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Miami Heat 113-97

Shareholders support major Australian media merger

Shareholders have given final approval to the merger of television network Nine Entertainment and newspaper publisher Fairfax Media into an Australian media giant to be known only as Nine

Cambodia says Khmer Rouge tribunal that convicted 3 is done

Cambodia has reiterated it intends to end the work of the U.N.-backed tribunal that convicted the last two surviving leaders of the Khmer Rouge of genocide and other crimes

Busch, Harvick see championship runs fall short at Homestead

Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick combined to win 16 races, lead 3,459 laps and each were considered heavy favorites to win a second NASCAR championship

Brees, Saints singe sinking Eagles, 48-7

Drew Brees passed for 363 yards and four touchdowns and the Saints won their ninth straight with a 48-7 demolition of the Philadelphia Eagles