Comey: 'Real sloppiness' in Russia probe but no misconduct
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former FBI Director James Comey acknowledged Sunday that a Justice Department inspector general report identified “real sloppiness" in the surveillance of a former Trump campaign aide and said he was wrong to have been “overconfident" about how the Russia investigation was handled.
Protests turn violent for 2nd day in Lebanon's capital
BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese security forces fired tear gas, rubber bullets and water cannons Sunday to disperse hundreds of protesters for a second straight day, ending what started as a peaceful rally in defiance of the toughest crackdown on anti-government demonstrations in two months.
Purdue Pharma’s foreign affiliate now selling overdose cure
The gleaming white booth towered over the medical conference in Italy in October, advertising a new brand of antidote for opioid overdoses.
Babe Ruth's 500th homer bat sells for more than $1 million
LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. (AP) — Babe Ruth has hit another one out of the ballpark. The bat used by the legendary baseball player to hit his 500th home run was auctioned on Saturday for more than $1 million.
Mighty Bernie at bat? Sanders makes pitch for minor leagues
BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) — Take Bernie out to the ball game? Bernie Sanders, the Vermont senator and Democratic presidential candidate, is aggressively opposing a Major League Baseball plan to cut 42 minor league teams across the country after 2020.
Anna Karina, the icon of French New Wave cinema, dies at 79
PARIS (AP) — Anna Karina, the French New Wave actress who became an icon of the cinema in the 1960s and was the muse of Jean-Luc Godard, has died.
Disappointment as marathon climate talks end with slim deal
MADRID (AP) — Marathon U.N. climate talks ended Sunday with a slim compromise that sparked widespread disappointment, after major polluters resisted calls for ramping up efforts to keep global warming at bay and negotiators postponed debate about rules for international carbon markets for another year.
AP EXPLAINS: How Madrid talks fell short on climate ambition
MADRID (AP) — This year's U.N. climate negotiations in Madrid, the longest in 25 nearly annual such gatherings, ended Sunday with major polluters resisting calls to ramp up efforts to keep global warming at bay.
No letup for UK lawmakers: Johnson presses ahead with Brexit
LONDON (AP) — There will be no letup for U.K. lawmakers worn out after Britain’s bruising election campaign. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to begin “before Christmas” the push to secure Parliamentary approval for his Brexit deal.
Greta Thunberg, German railway company in tweetstorm
BERLIN (AP) — Climate activist Greta Thunberg and Germany's national railway company created a tweetstorm Sunday after she posted a photo of herself sitting on the floor of a train surrounded by lots of bags.
Horse-trading Iran hawks seize on Pompeo's Senate interest
WASHINGTON (AP) — In recent days, Iran hawks in Congress leveraged Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s interest in a Senate run to win a key concession from the Trump administration that could help their bid to kill the nuclear deal with Tehran.
Indonesia nabs 2 suspected smugglers of leopard, lion cubs
PEKANBARU, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian police said Sunday that they have arrested two men suspected of being part of a ring that poaches and trades in endangered animals and seized from them several lion and leopard cubs and dozens of turtles.
Oscar winner Colin Firth and wife split after 22 years
LONDON (AP) — Oscar-winning British actor Colin Firth has split from his Italian film producer wife Livia Giuggioli after 22 years of marriage.
Home-cooked food in Iraqi square brings protesters together
BAGHDAD (AP) — In Baghdad’s Tahrir Square, there are the anti-government protesters demonstrating for a better future for Iraq, and there are the volunteers who feed them.
LSU QB Joe Burrow wins Heisman Trophy in landslide vote
NEW YORK (AP) — Born into a family of Cornhuskers and raised in the Buckeye state, Joe Burrow left his roots behind and became a Heisman Trophy winner at LSU.
Shooting at suburban Atlanta mall injures 1 as shoppers flee
ATLANTA (AP) — A shooting that wounded one man in a mall food court sent suburban Atlanta shoppers fleeing in panic Saturday. The Cobb County Police Department said in a statement that the man was wounded at Cumberland Mall around 1 p.m.
Toxic air, gases hamper search for last 2 volcano victims
WHAKATANE, New Zealand (AP) — A second land search of New Zealand's volcanic White Island on Sunday failed to locate the bodies of the last two victims of an eruption that has now claimed 16 lives, most of them tourists.
Newtown football title brings joy on painful anniversary
NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — Newtown marked the seventh anniversary of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School with vigils, church services and a moment of joy when the community's high school football team — with a shooting victim's brother as linebacker — won the state championship Saturday in a last-minute thrill.
Under pressure, Hallmark pulls gay-themed wedding ads
NEW YORK (AP) — Under pressure from a conservative advocacy group, The Hallmark Channel has pulled ads for a wedding-planning website that featured two brides kissing at the altar.
Trump impeachment vote underscores a harshly partisan era
WASHINGTON (AP) — This coming week’s virtually certain House impeachment of President Donald Trump will underscore how Democrats and Republicans have morphed into fiercely divided camps since lawmakers impeached President Bill Clinton.
At Army-Navy game, Trump touts new pro sports option
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — President Donald Trump used his appearance at the annual Army-Navy football game to pitch to the players an administration policy change that clears the way for athletes at the nation's military academies to play professional sports after they graduate and delay their active-duty service.
Fighting rages near Libya's capital amid push by rebel army
CAIRO (AP) — Just two days after rebel Libyan commander Khalifa Hifter declared a “final" and decisive battle for the capital Tripoli, heavy fighting raged for a 24-hour period between his troops and militias loosely allied with the internationally backed government based in the city, officials said Saturday.
Specialist teams hope to recover last 2 volcano victims
WHAKATANE, New Zealand (AP) — Specialist teams were due to return to New Zealand's volcanic White Island on Sunday to resume a land search for the bodies of two victims of an eruption which has now claimed 15 lives.
Ex-bank employee accused of taking cash from vault arrested
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Federal authorities are accusing a former Wells Fargo employee of stealing more than $88,000 in cash from the vault of a bank in North Carolina.
Georgia man arrested after calling police 3 times to confess
BOSTON, Ga. (AP) — A man apparently felt so bad about breaking the law that he called police three times to confess, according to police in Georgia.