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Ferry runs aground in Channel in high winds, all are rescued

Ferry runs aground in Channel in high winds, all are rescued

PARIS — A ferry carrying 313 people ran aground Sunday amid high winds off the French port of Calais, interrupting boat traffic across the English Channel. Authorities safely evacuated those on board.

Australian city of Melbourne to test terrorism alarm system

MELBOURNE, Australia — Melbourne will test a terrorism alarm system this month after police thwarted two alleged plots targeting Christmas-New Year crowds and a lone driver killed six pedestrians in the last year in Australia's second-largest city.

Trial set for ex-cop accused of supporting Islamic State

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The first law enforcement officer in the U.S. ever to be charged with a terrorism offence is again scheduled for trial.
Asian investors embrace bitcoin, but regulators are wary

Asian investors embrace bitcoin, but regulators are wary

HONG KONG — The weekend launch of a U.S. futures contract for bitcoin reflects widespread acceptance of the virtual currency, especially among investors in Asia, though regulators are wary.
Complex questions accompany diplomatic options on NKorea

Complex questions accompany diplomatic options on NKorea

WASHINGTON — When President Donald Trump's U.N. ambassador recently urged the world to sever diplomatic ties with North Korea, she was sketchy on the details: Should all embassies close? How about those providing the U.S.
Drake, Miguel, 50 Cent perform at Art Basel parties

Drake, Miguel, 50 Cent perform at Art Basel parties

MIAMI — Musicians, actors and fashion icons descended on Miami for a whirlwind week of glamorous parties to celebrate some of the world's best artists during Art Basel.
Sexual misconduct often part of the job in hospitality work

Sexual misconduct often part of the job in hospitality work

CHICAGO — One woman recalls how a general manager at a Chicago-area restaurant where she worked told her that if security cameras recorded him reaching between her legs and grabbing her genitals, he could simply "edit that out.
Israeli, French leaders tangle over US Jerusalem decision

Israeli, French leaders tangle over US Jerusalem decision

JERUSALEM — The French and Israeli leaders sparred verbally Sunday over the U.S. decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, while new violence rippled across the region following the move by U.S. President Donald Trump.
Shelby bucks Alabama GOP leaders in voting against Moore

Shelby bucks Alabama GOP leaders in voting against Moore

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — In his sternest rebuke yet, Alabama Sen. Richard Shelby said repeatedly Sunday his state can "do better" than electing fellow Republican Roy Moore to the U.S.
Trump talks tax cuts and budget on golf course with Graham

Trump talks tax cuts and budget on golf course with Graham

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — President Donald Trump sought Sunday to gloss over the difficult work ahead for lawmakers labouring to finalize tax cut legislation he can sign by his self-imposed Christmas deadline.