US officials say lethal weapons headed to Ukraine
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ukraine will soon have more lethal American-made weapons to help it fight Russian-backed separatists….
There’s no missing Trump’s ‘Merry Christmas’ message
WASHINGTON (AP) — There's no mistaking President Donald Trump's "Merry Christmas" message – he wields it as a weapon against political correctness….
Will voters listen as GOP tries to stop the next Roy Moore?
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Republicans who hope their Senate disaster in Alabama will scare voters away from other outsider, longshot conservatives should spend some time with Michele Evans….
Storm leaves 75 dead, dozens missing in southern Philippines
ZAMBOANGA, Philippines (AP) — A tropical storm unleashed flash floods and set off landslides in the southern Philippines at a peak time for travel and Christmas preparations, leaving at least 75 people dead and 58 others missing, officials said Saturday….
33 killed as bus falls into river in western India
NEW DELHI (AP) — At least 33 people were killed on Saturday after a passenger bus veered off a bridge and plunged into a river in the western Indian state of Rajasthan, police said….
With few options, Israeli couples turn to rogue weddings
JERUSALEM (AP) — Rabbi Chuck Davidson is a criminal in the eyes of Israeli law. However, he wouldn't be put behind bars for his crime in most countries. His offense: conducting rogue weddings in defiance of Israel's Chief Rabbinate….
At Mosul morgue, staff bore witness to Islamic State horrors
MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — The young man ended up on the morgue's examining table in two parts….
California wildfire now largest in state history
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California wildfire that has killed two people and seared its way through cities, towns and wilderness northwest of Los Angeles became the largest blaze ever officially recorded in California on Friday, authorities said….
New year to be a challenge for Republicans in Congress
WASHINGTON (AP) — Their tax bill triumph in the rear-view mirror, Republicans running Congress face a 2018 in which they'll need Democratic votes to get almost anything done….
Who’s next: End of an era as 'Doctor Who' gets a new star
LONDON (AP) — For millions of Britons, a traditional Christmas Day includes turkey, brussels sprouts, Christmas pudding – and a special seasonal episode of "Doctor Who."…