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Penguins walk on a beach at Punta Tombo peninsula in Argentina's Patagonia on Friday.

Abundant fish draw 1 million penguins

PUNTA TOMBO, Argentina (AP) — More than a million penguins have traveled to Argentina's Punta Tombo peninsula during this year's breeding season, drawn by an unusual abundance of small fish. Local officials say that's a record number in recent years for the world's largest colony of ...

Malaysia arrests 4th suspect in N. Korean death

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian police have announced the arrest of a fourth suspect, a North Korean, in the death of the half brother of the North Korean leader. A police statement says the man identified as Ri Jong Chol was arrested on Friday in Selangor near Kuala Lumpur. It ...

A risky trek to Canada

TORONTO (AP) — After he was denied asylum in the U.S., Seidu Mohammed’s fear of being deported to his native Ghana, where he believes he’d be killed or jailed, became so great that he set out in brutal winter conditions to cross illegally into Canada. Mohammed and his friend lost all ...

Trump hosts Japan’s PM Abe

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump, fresh off patching up ties with China, reassured Japan’s leader Friday the U.S. will defend its close ally. Together, the pronouncements illustrated a shift toward a more mainstream U.S. policy toward Asia. Welcoming Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to ...

Syria welcomes US troops

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian President Bashar Assad said in an interview released on Friday that the United States is welcome to join the battle against "terrorists" in Syria — as long as it is in cooperation with his government and respects the country's sovereignty. In an interview with Yahoo ...

France thwarts ‘imminent attack’

PARIS (AP) — Anti-terrorism forces arrested four people Friday in southern France, including a 16-year-old girl, and uncovered a makeshift laboratory with the explosive TATP and other ingredients for fabricating a bomb. France's top security official said the raid thwarted an "imminent ...

Rio is stuck with big bills, vacant venues after Games

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio de Janeiro pulled off last year's Olympics, keeping crime at bay and fending off dire forecasts of corruption, environmental degradation, and cost overruns. Six months after South America's first games, the flood gates have burst open. Rio organizers still owe ...

Race to save stranded whales

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — It was the sound of soft sighs and cries in the half-light that first struck Cheree Morrison, and then as the dawn broke she began to see the extent of the carnage — more than 400 whales had swum aground along a remote New Zealand beach. About 275 of the ...

Cat receives bionic legs

AP Photo In this image made from video, Pooh, a stray cat who lost his back legs in a car accident, walks on his hind bionic paws, in Sofia, Bulgaria. Pooh has been given a new lease of life by becoming the country’s first “bionic cat” with a pair of prosthetic hind legs. Veterinary ...

Man shot, wounded after attacking soldiers outside Louvre

PARIS (AP) — A knife-wielding man shouting “Allahu akbar” attacked French soldiers on patrol near the Louvre Museum Friday in what officials described as a suspected terror attack. The soldiers first tried to fight off the attacker and then opened fire, shooting him five times. The ...

6 killed in Canada mosque shooting

QUEBEC CITY (AP) — A shooting at a Quebec City mosque during evening prayers left six people dead in an attack that Canada's prime minister called an act of terrorism. Police arrested two suspects, including one who called 911 to say he was armed but ready to give himself up. More than 50 ...

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Italian firefighters search for survivors after an avalanche buried a hotel near Farindola, central Italy, Thursday. Rescue crews are continuing the painstaking search for some 30 people trapped inside a remote Italian mountain resort flattened by a huge avalanche.

Rescue crews find up to eight people alive after Italy avalanche

FARINDOLA, Italy (AP) — Rescue crews located up to eight people alive in the kitchen of an avalanche-crushed hotel on Friday, an incredible discovery that boosted spirits two days after the massive snow slide buried around 30 people in the resort. Video released by rescuers showed a boy, ...

In this PHOTO released by Mexico's federal government, Mexico's drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman stands for his prison mug shot with the inmate number 3870 at the Altiplano maximum security federal prison in Almoloya, Mexico.

Timing of Mexico drug lord’s extradition seen as political

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's abrupt exit to face charges in the U.S. marks the end of an era in which he was Mexico's most notorious drug cartel boss and, for some, the stuff of folk legend. It's also seen by many in Mexico as a delicately timed maneuver aimed at limiting ...

Syria: IS destroys part of Roman theater in Palmyra

BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State group militants destroyed a landmark ancient Roman monument and parts of the theater in Syria's historic town of Palmyra, the government and opposition monitoring groups said Friday. Maamoun Abdulkarim, the head of Syria's antiquities department, said the ...

Brazil judge dies in crash weeks before corruption ruling

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian Supreme Court Justice Teori Zavascki has died in a small-plane crash just weeks before he was to rule in a major corruption case that could implicate high-ranking politicians in several Latin American countries. While the cause of the Thursday's crash off a ...

A visitor arrives for a party to mark the upcoming inauguration of Trump at a nightclub in Moscow, Russia, on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017.  Twenty-four hours before Donald Trump is to be sworn in as president of the United States, people gathered at a Moscow nightclub to celebrate his inauguration. (AP Photo)

Russian political elites revel in Trump’s inauguration

MOSCOW (AP) — Champagne corks popped in Moscow as Russians celebrated the start of Donald Trump's presidency, confident of better relations ahead between the two countries. "It's weird, but it's great, and for the first time ever Russians are applauding the victory of a U.S. presidential ...

In this undated file photo provided by the U.S. Army, Pfc. Chelsea Manning poses for a photo wearing a wig and lipstick. On Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, President Barack Obama commuted the sentence of Chelsea Manning, who leaked Army documents and is serving 35 years. (U.S. Army via AP, File)

Manning to be freed

WASHINGTON (AP) — Embracing his clemency powers like never before, President Barack Obama is planning more commutations in his final days in office after a dramatic move to cut short convicted leaker Chelsea Manning’s sentence. Obama became the president to have granted more commutations ...

Earth sets hottest year record again

WASHINGTON (AP) — Government scientists say the Earth sizzled to a third straight heat record last year. They mostly blame man-made global warming with help from a natural El Nino, which has since disappeared. The figures announced Wednesday come from NASA and the National Oceanic and ...

Mom charged in girl’s death

MASSILLON, Ohio (AP) — A Chinese woman charged with murder in the death of her 5-year-old daughter in Oahio isn’t a naturalized U.S. citizen and therefore might face deportation, authorities said. Ashley Zhao’s parents reported her missing Monday; the child’s body was found hidden ...

Suicide bomber kills 36 in Baghdad market

BAGHDAD (AP) — A suicide bomber driving a pickup loaded with explosives struck a bustling market in Baghdad on Monday, killing at least 36 people in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group hours after French President Francois Hollande arrived in the Iraqi capital. The bomb went off in ...