White Christmas on its way for Northeast, Midwest
CHICAGO (AP) — If you live in the Northeast or Midwest, you're not dreaming: It's probably going to be a white Christmas….
N. Korea says it’s a ‘pipe dream’ that it will give up nukes
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said it is a "pipe dream" for the United States to think it will give up its nuclear weapons, and called the latest U.N. sanctions to target the country "an act of war" that violates its sovereignty….
Guatemala says it is moving embassy in Israel to Jerusalem
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemala's president announced on Christmas Eve that the Central American country will move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, becoming the first nation to follow the lead of U.S. President Donald Trump in ordering the change….
Peru’s president grants medical pardon for jailed Fujimori
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peru's president announced Sunday night that he granted a medical pardon to jailed former strongman Alberto Fujimori, who was serving a 25-year sentence for human rights abuses, corruption and the sanctioning of death squads….
AP FACT CHECK: Trump on making Christmas great again
WASHINGTON (AP) — To hear Donald Trump talk, you'd think Barack Obama was the president who stole Christmas….
AP PHOTOS: Lingering drought threatens Holy Land’s waters
JERUSALEM (AP) — As Israel heads into its fifth consecutive year of drought, the Sea of Galilee stands at a century low, much of the Jordan River is a fetid trickle and the Dead Sea is rapidly shrinking….
Trump takes note of who’s naughty and nice at Christmas
PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Heading into his first Christmas in office, President Donald Trump took note of those he considers naughty (a top FBI official, the news media) and nice (U.S. troops stationed overseas and their families, kids eagerly awaiting Santa's arrival). He also squeezed in time for golf, time with family and time for church….
Democrats hope to use tax overhaul as a club against GOP
ATLANTA (AP) — A Democratic congressional candidate outside Philadelphia calls the Republican tax overhaul a "cynical bill" that will redistribute wealth upward….
2 Virginia deputies shot responding to domestic dispute
STERLING, Va. (AP) — Two Virginia sheriff's deputies were shot and wounded Sunday while responding to a domestic dispute in northern Virginia, authorities said….
UNESCO recognizes Panama’s hats _ no, not those ones
LA PINTADA, Panama (AP) — Cultural authorities at UNESCO have recognized the artisans of Panama for their distinctive woven hats. No, not those hats; the famed "Panama hat" comes from Ecuador….