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German court won't try 97-year-old Nazi death camp suspect

BERLIN — A German court said Thursday it won't put on trial a former guard at the Nazis' Majdanek death camp who was charged with being an accessory to murder, arguing that the 97-year-old is too sick to face court proceedings.
Japan court denies more detention of Nissan's ex-chair Ghosn

Japan court denies more detention of Nissan's ex-chair Ghosn

TOKYO — A Japanese court denied prosecutors' request Thursday to extend the detention of former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn, who has been charged with underreporting his pay.

Spain finds 11 dead migrants in boat, rescues 33

MADRID — Spain's Maritime Rescue Service on Thursday found 11 dead migrants in a boat off the country's southern coast and rescued 33 other passengers, one of whom later also died.
Rapper Juelz Santana sentenced to prison for gun in airport

Rapper Juelz Santana sentenced to prison for gun in airport

NEWARK, N.J. — Rapper Juelz Santana has been sentenced to more than two years in prison for trying to get a loaded gun onto a plane at a New York-area airport.
Senate approves bill to keep government running into 2019

Senate approves bill to keep government running into 2019

WASHINGTON — The Senate approved legislation Wednesday to temporarily fund the government, a key step toward averting a federal shutdown after President Donald Trump backed off his demand for money for a border wall with Mexico.
Fed lifts rates for 4th time this year but sees fewer hikes

Fed lifts rates for 4th time this year but sees fewer hikes

WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve raised its key interest rate Wednesday for the fourth time this year to reflect the U.S. economy's continued strength but signalled that it expects to slow its rate hikes next year.

UN General Assembly endorses global migration accord

The U.N. General Assembly endorsed a sweeping accord to ensure safe and orderly migration Wednesday over opposition from five countries, including the United States and Hungary.
LA bishop resigns 13 years after church learned of sex claim

LA bishop resigns 13 years after church learned of sex claim

LOS ANGELES — Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of a Los Angeles auxiliary bishop, Monsignor Alexander Salazar, following an allegation of sexual misconduct with a child in the 1990s, officials said Wednesday.
Ex-Blackwater contractor found guilty in 2007 Iraq shooting

Ex-Blackwater contractor found guilty in 2007 Iraq shooting

WASHINGTON — A former Blackwater security contractor was convicted Wednesday of murder at his third trial in the 2007 shooting of unarmed civilians in Iraq.
Governors agree to study sending gas to Asia through Mexico

Governors agree to study sending gas to Asia through Mexico

PHOENIX — The governors of Arizona, New Mexico and Mexico's Sonora state signed an agreement Wednesday to study a plan to export natural gas to Asia by connecting existing pipelines to move the fuel south to the Gulf of California.