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Tuesday, Dec 06, 2016

Ransomed: The race to free 226 Christian hostages in Syria

Ransomed: The race to free 226 Christian hostages in Syria

Assyrian Christians describe to the AP a year-long campaign to win freedom for 226 members taken hostage by IS in Syria
Updated: 10 minutes ago
Group: China's opaque anti-graft probes rife with abuse

Group: China's opaque anti-graft probes rife with abuse

Torture, solitary confinement and coerced confessions are rife in investigations of Chinese Communist Party officials detained on suspicion of corruption, according to a new report by Human Rights Watch
Updated: 12 minutes ago

AP Top News at 3:01 a.m. EST

AP Top News at 3:01 a.m. EST
Updated: 17 minutes ago
Ransomed: The freeing of 226 Christians from Islamic State

Ransomed: The freeing of 226 Christians from Islamic State

Assyrian Christians describe to the AP a year-long campaign to win freedom for 226 members taken hostage by IS in Syria
Updated: 17 minutes ago
New North Carolina governor to face resolute GOP legislature

New North Carolina governor to face resolute GOP legislature

North Carolina's next governor campaigned to work if elected on bending back state government's recent right-ward turn, including the repeal of a law outgoing Gov. Pat McCrory signed limiting LGBT rights
Updated: 18 minutes ago

Utility blames transformer issue for Philadelphia foam leak

A utility company says a transformer issue is to blame for causing white foam to seep out of a downtown Philadelphia substation and onto a side street this past weekend
Updated: 18 minutes ago

SKorean president to 'calmly' accept impeachment outcome

South Korean lawmakers say President Park Geun-hye is willing to "calmly" accept impeachment if the opposition-controlled parliament votes for her removal this week, but prefers to resign on her own terms
Updated: 19 minutes ago

Thailand's new king appoints a smaller council of advisers

Thailand's new king has named an 11-member council of advisers, bringing in three new officials, including a former army chief and two representatives of the ruling junta
Updated: 24 minutes ago

Police chief won't work with mayor who's also a comedian

The police chief in a small Ohio city says he can no longer "in good conscious" work with the mayor, who also moonlights as a stand-up comedian
Updated: 27 minutes ago

German factory orders beat forecasts, up strongly in October

German factory orders were up a far stronger-than-expected 4.9 percent in October compared with the previous month, led higher by orders for cars and vehicle parts
Updated: 1 hour ago