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Earthquake shakes Thailand, Laos, sways Bangkok high-rises

BANGKOK — A strong earthquake shook a border area between northern Thailand and Laos early Thursday, swaying high-rises in Bangkok and Vietnam’s capital.

Somali-Canadian activist Almaas Elman killed in Mogadishu

The Somali government says a Somali-Canadian human rights activist and diplomat has been killed. The Somali ministry of information says Almaas Elman was murdered in the capital city of Mogadishu.

Nebraska is 1st to share drivers’ records with Census Bureau

LINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraska is the first state agreeing to share drivers’ license records with the U.S. Census Bureau as the federal agency tries to comply with President Donald Trump’s order to count the number of U.S. citizens.
Trump directed Ukraine quid pro quo, key witness says

Trump directed Ukraine quid pro quo, key witness says

WASHINGTON — Ambassador Gordon Sondland declared to impeachment investigators Wednesday that President Donald Trump and his lawyer Rudy Giuliani explicitly sought a “quid pro quo” with Ukraine, leveraging an Oval Office visit for political investigat

UAW president steps down as GM sues rival over union bribery

DETROIT — United Auto Workers President Gary Jones abruptly resigned Wednesday, capping a tumultuous day that saw union leaders move to oust him and General Motors accusing rival Fiat Chrysler in a lawsuit of bribing union officials to get more favou
It’s World Children’s Day and anniversary of child rights

It’s World Children’s Day and anniversary of child rights

TANZANIA, Tanzania — It was World Children’s Day on Wednesday, and British teenage actress Millie Bobby Brown and former England soccer star David Beckham urged people everywhere to listen to youngsters and ensure their rights and their futures.
AP source: FBI has asked for interview with whistleblower

AP source: FBI has asked for interview with whistleblower

WASHINGTON — The FBI last month requested an interview with the whistleblower whose complaint fueled the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump and Ukraine, a person familiar with the situation said Wednesday.
Ex-Baltimore mayor charged in ‘Healthy Holly’ book scandal

Ex-Baltimore mayor charged in ‘Healthy Holly’ book scandal

BALTIMORE — The disgraced former mayor of Baltimore was charged Wednesday with fraud and tax evasion involving sales of her self-published children's books to non-profits and foundations that did business with the government.
Trump July 26 call mostly focused on rapper, Sondland says

Trump July 26 call mostly focused on rapper, Sondland says

WASHINGTON — Ambassador Gordon Sondland says a July cellphone call with President Donald Trump “primarily discussed” rapper A$AP Rocky, who was imprisoned in Sweden earlier this year.
In Musgraves’ Christmas special, her grandma steals the show

In Musgraves’ Christmas special, her grandma steals the show

NEW YORK — Grammy winner Kacey Musgraves knows who the real star is in her family — her grandmother. That's why the singer put the woman she calls Nana in her upcoming holiday special, “The Kacey Musgraves Christmas Show.