AP PHOTOS: New Year’s Eve observances around the world
People around the world are welcoming 2018 with fireworks displays, partying and an array of local traditions….
Fireworks, crystal ball help usher in 2018 around the world
From spectacular fireworks in Hong Kong and Australia to a huge LED lightshow at the world's tallest building in Dubai, a look at how revelers around the world are ringing in 2018:…
4 deputies wounded, 1 dead in Colorado attack
DENVER (AP) — Authorities in suburban Denver were investigating what led a 37-year-old man to fire more than 100 rounds in his apartment on sheriff's deputies, killing one and injuring four others. Two civilians were also injured….
Court to hear case of Ohio taking inactive voters off rolls
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Joseph Helle was expecting a different sort of reception when he returned home from Army tours in Iraq and Afghanistan and showed up to vote in his small Ohio town near Lake Erie….
Costa Rica seeks cause of plane crash that killed 10 from US
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — Costa Rican investigators are looking into what caused a charter aircraft to crash in woods in the country's northwest soon after takeoff, killing the 10 U.S. citizens and two local crewmembers on board….
Trump welcomes new year with a lavish party at private club
PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Bidding farewell to 2017 with a lavish party at his private club, President Donald Trump predicted 2018 will be a "tremendous year."…
Roberts promises review of judiciary’s misconduct polices
WASHINGTON (AP) — Chief Justice John Roberts is promising a careful evaluation of the federal judiciary's sexual misconduct policies and an effort to highlight the work of court employees following the year's destructive hurricanes….
Anticipation high as California rolls out retail pot sales
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Californians may awake on New Year's Day to a stronger-than-normal whiff of marijuana as America's cannabis king lights up to celebrate the state's first legal retail pot sales….
Kim says US should know North Korean nuclear force a reality
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said Monday that the United States should be aware that his country's nuclear forces are now a reality, not a threat. But he also struck a conciliatory tone in his New Year's address, wishing success for the Winter Olympics set to begin in South Korea in February and suggesting the North may send a delegation to participate….
Iran state TV: 12 killed in protests, attacks on security
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — At least 12 people have been killed in the ongoing protests in Iran, and armed protesters have tried to take over police stations and military bases, state TV reported Monday….