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U.S. Troops in Middle East Come into Focus Amid Threats

BAGHDAD (AP) – The U.S. military presence in the Middle East has been thrown into jeopardy after the killing of a top Iranian general. Iraq’s parliament voted Sunday to expel U.S. troops from their country, while the leader of Lebanon’s Hezbollah group said the U.S. military across the region “will pay the price” for the general’s death. He says that…

Iraq’s Parliament Calls for Expulsion of U.S. Troops

Iraqi MPs have passed a motion calling for the expulsion of US troops, but they are unlikely to be forced to leave. Photograph: Handout/ReutersBAGHDAD (AP) – Iraq’s Parliament is calling for the expulsion of U.S. troops from the country in reaction to the American drone attack that killed a top Iranian general. Lawmakers approved a non-binding resolution Sunday asking the…

US Rep John Lewis of Georgia Battling Pancreatic Cancer

Civil rights leader Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., is extolled at an event with fellow Democrats before passing the Voting Rights Advancement Act to eliminate potential state and local voter suppression laws, at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, Dec. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)Congressman John Lewis of Georgia has announced he has advanced pancreatic cancer, vowing he will will continue…

Police: 2 Parishioners Shot and Killed Texas Church Gunman

WHITE SETTLEMENT, Texas (AP) – Police say congregants shot and killed a man who opened fire in a church near Fort Worth, Texas. White Settlement Police Department Chief J.P. Bevering says a person shot by the suspect also died in the Sunday morning attack at the West Freeway Church of Christ, and a second parishioner has life-threatening injuries. Authorities have…

Disney Characters Say Tourists Inappropriately Touched Them

FILE- In this Jan. 31, 2017, file photo, cars travel one of the roads leading to Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Walt Disney World employees who portray Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and Donald Duck each filed police reports this month, Dec. 2019, claiming they were inappropriately touched by tourists. The woman inside the Mickey Mouse costume went…

Boeing Capsule Goes Off Course, Won’t Dock at Space Station

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying the unmanned Boeing Starliner crew capsule on an orbital flight test to the International Space Station lifts off from Cape Canaveral on Friday. Boeing reported that the capsule’s subsequent insertion into orbit was not normal. (Terry Renna/Associated Press) CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) – Boeing’s new Starliner capsule went off course after launch…

Confessed Serial Killer Indicted in 1984 Slaying in Georgia

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) – The man the FBI calls the worst serial killer in U.S. history has been indicted in an unsolved killing that happened in Georgia more than 30 years ago. A grand jury in Savannah returned an indictment Wednesday charging Samuel Little with murder in the slaying of Frances Campbell. Little is serving multiple life sentences at a…

Investigators: Up to 50 Victims in Georgia Nude Photo Ring

TRENTON, Ga. (AP) – Police officials in Georgia’s northwestern corner say as many as 50 adults and minors may be victims of a group of people trading sexually explicit photos. Dade County Sheriff Ray Cross and Trenton Police Chief Christy Smith tell local news outlets on Thursday that they’re working with Dade County High School and others to identify victims….