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Aurora shooter's permit was revoked but gun wasn't seized

AURORA, Ill. (AP) — An initial background check failed to detect a felony conviction that should have barred the man who killed five co-workers and wounded six others at a suburban Chicago …

Nicaragua: New talks explored but opposition sets conditions

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — President Daniel Ortega's government announced it held talks on restarting a long-stalled dialogue following political violence that left more than 300 dead last …

Libyan authorities help free 14 kidnapped Tunisian workers

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Libyan authorities helped free 14 Tunisian workers Sunday who were kidnapped by an armed group near Libya's capital, the Tunisian government said.The Tunisian Foreign …

Dog reunited with owner after 8 month, 175-mile journey

SOUTH PARIS, Maine (AP) — A dog that went missing in Massachusetts months ago has been reunited with its family after being found in Maine, 175 miles (282 kilometers) away.The Bangor Daily …

Chicago police seek follow-up interview with Jussie Smollett

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police and representatives for Jussie Smollett weren't speaking publicly about the investigation into a reported attack on the "Empire" actor a day after authorities …

North Macedonia police find 22 migrants trying Balkans route

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — Police in North Macedonia say two vehicles carrying 22 migrants who allegedly planned to enter Serbia illegally and travel on to European Union countries were …

NYC's Chinatown welcomes Year of the Pig with vibrant parade

NEW YORK (AP) — Drums, dragons and dancers paraded through New York's Chinatown on Sunday to usher in the Year of the Pig in the metropolis with the biggest population of Chinese descent of …

Amazon Peladao: a soccer tournament unlike any other

MANAUS, Brazil (AP) — It's 4:10 a.m. in the largest city in Brazil's Amazon region, and striker Suzy Carvalho is busy preparing for the biggest game of her amateur career.Dressed in jeans, a …

Vote on minister's immunity puts Italian populists in bind

ROME (AP) — Should senators from Italy's anti-establishment 5-Star Movement strip the firebrand leader of the far-right League of his immunity from criminal prosecution, possibly jeopardizing …

Suspect in killing of 4 hostages during standoff has died

CLINTON, Miss. (AP) — A man who shot and killed four people he held hostage in a Mississippi home has died from gunshot wounds he suffered in the 12-hour standoff, authorities said Sunday.Two …

'Taking their last breath': IS hides among Syrian civilians

BAGHOUZ, Syria (AP) — From a self-proclaimed caliphate that once spread across much of Syria and Iraq, the Islamic State group has been knocked back to a speck of land on the countries' …

Authorities remove cougar from tree outside California home

HESPERIA, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters have rescued a very big cat — a mountain lion — from a tree outside a home in the Southern California desert.The homeowner called …

El Salvador arrests ex-soldier in slaying of US advisers

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — El Salvador police say they've arrested a man convicted of participating in the 1981 killing of two American labor advisers and the head of the country's land …

Former governor spent $22K on Trump hotel stays: report

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Documents obtained by a Maine newspaper show the state's former Republican governor and his staff spent at least $22,000 in public money at a hotel owned by the family of …

US immigration officials detain 2 bankers wanted in Ecuador

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Two brothers from Ecuador wanted in the South American country on charges that they stole millions of dollars from a now-defunct bank have been detained in Florida by …

Officials: Centralia sinkhole unrelated to underground fire

CENTRALIA, Pa. (AP) — State environmental authorities say a 100-foot (30-meter) sinkhole found in a central Pennsylvania town almost completely emptied by a decades-long underground fire is …

Groups: ICE detainees in Boston jail go on hunger strike

BOSTON (AP) — Dozens of people detained by federal immigration officials are on a hunger strike at a Boston jail.Rhode Island-based community groups Alliance to Mobilize Our Resistance and the …

Polish PM cancels Israel visit amid new Holocaust tensions

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki canceled his plans to attend a meeting of central European leaders in Israel starting Monday amid new tensions over how Polish …

Disgraced ex-Congressman Anthony Weiner released from prison

AYER, Mass. (AP) — Disgraced former Congressman Anthony Weiner has been released from federal prison after being convicted of having illicit online contact with a 15-year-old girl in 2017.The …

Burberry catwalk showcases streetwear, elegant classics

LONDON (AP) — Victoria Beckham doesn't need celebrities at her fashion shows — her A-list family provides more than enough star power.The designer's husband, retired soccer superstar …