News archive from 17 December 2016

Police: Casa Grande teens brought gun to school

Police: Casa Grande teens brought gun to school

Two Casa Grande Union High School students were arrested Friday morning after police said they brought a gun to school and used it to threaten another student, according to police. The Casa Grande Police Department was called to the school at 9:40...

 
Maricopa man found shot in his garage

Maricopa man found shot in his garage

Police were investigating after a man was found shot in his garage in Maricopa on Friday afternoon, officials said. Maricopa police responded a call to the 43700 block of West Sage Brush Trail and discovered a man with a gunshot wound, said Ricardo...

 

After 6 years, ownership of massive emerald may finally be settled

Over the last 61/2 years, nine men, one woman, three corporations and one government have laid claim to the giant emerald that’s been at the center of a protracted ownership dispute in Los Angeles County Superior Court. On Thursday, Judge Michael...

 

Pentagon says Chinese warship seized a U.S. Navy underwater drone

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says a Chinese warship seized a U.S. Navy unmanned underwater glider that was collecting unclassified scientific data in the South China Sea. Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, a Pentagon spokesman, says the U.S. has issued a formal...

 
Venezuelans scramble as most-used banknote becomes void

Venezuelans scramble as most-used banknote becomes void

CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuela became a country mostly without cash on Friday, sparking scattered protests and looting around the country as people fumed at having their already limited purchasing power cut off almost entirely. As the nation's most...

 
Polish lawmakers block session over media rules,

Polish lawmakers block session over media rules,

WARSAW, Poland — Thousands of Warsaw residents joined in a spontaneous protest in front of Poland's parliament building Friday against a plan by the ruling party to limit reporters' access to legislators. Earlier Friday, inside the parliament's...

 
Aleppo evacuation halted as both sides trade blame

Aleppo evacuation halted as both sides trade blame

BEIRUT — Diplomats sought to salvage the evacuation of eastern Aleppo after it stalled Friday amid recriminations by both sides in Syria's civil war, raising fears the cease-fire could collapse with thousands still desperate to escape the rebel...

 
The Latest: Syrian opposition group supports call for talks

The Latest: Syrian opposition group supports call for talks

BEIRUT — The Latest on the conflict in Syria where thousands more civilians and rebels are expected to leave the eastern part of the city of Aleppo under a key cease-fire deal (all times local): 10:25 p.m. An official with Syria's main opposition...

 

Germany threatens to fine Facebook over hate speech

BERLIN — German officials are stepping up their criticism of Facebook, saying the social network is doing too little to stop hate speech and could face stiff fines unless it deletes illegal content faster. In an interview published Friday, Justice...

 

2 ex-UK soldiers face murder charges in 1972 Belfast killing

DUBLIN — Two retired British soldiers who fatally shot an unarmed Irish Republican Army member outside his Belfast home in 1972 will be prosecuted for murder in a rare case of its kind, Northern Ireland authorities announced Friday. The Public...

 
12-year-old suspected of nail bomb attempt in Germany

12-year-old suspected of nail bomb attempt in Germany

BERLIN — German prosecutors are investigating a 12-year-old boy who allegedly attempted to set off a nail bomb at a Christmas market in the southern city of Ludwigshafen, officials said Friday. The German-born son of Iraqi parents is alleged to have...

 
1 dead, several hurt in fire at migrant center near Paris

1 dead, several hurt in fire at migrant center near Paris

PARIS — French police are investigating a fire that broke out in a migrant workers' center near Paris that left one person dead, a dozen injured and forced the evacuation of 300 people. Investigators have yet to determine the cause, but France's...

 
Eiffel Tower closed for 4th day, ruining honeymoon plans

Eiffel Tower closed for 4th day, ruining honeymoon plans

PARIS — The Eiffel Tower has closed for a fourth day in a strike over working conditions — causing disappointment for scores of tourists and ruining honeymoon plans. In her bridal dress, Nancy Gonzalez wandered underneath the monument Friday lamenting...

 
Aboriginal woman's slaying exposes Australia's racial divide

Aboriginal woman's slaying exposes Australia's racial divide

YAMBA, Australia — The life was long drained from Lynette Daley by the time the cops rolled up to the lonely beach where her naked body lay. Her skin was cold, her lips were blue, and her blood was everywhere. It was between her legs and in a large...

 
Greece's Tsipras visits Germany amid argument over bonus

Greece's Tsipras visits Germany amid argument over bonus

BERLIN — Greece's prime minister said Friday he wanted to reward Greeks who have made "enormous sacrifices in the name of Europe" as he visited German Chancellor Angela Merkel amid an argument about a Christmas bonus payment for low-earning...

 

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