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  • Sexual violence rampant among El Salvador gangs

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — In a country terrorized by gangsters, it is left to the dead to break the silence on sexual violence. Rather, to the bodies of dead women and girls pulled from clandestine graves. Raped, battered and sometimes cut to pieces, they attest to the sadistic...

  • 10 years after tsunami, victim's mom learns body wasn't lost

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    SEINT PAING, Myanmar (AP) — Of all the moments to chase a dream, May Aye Nwe chose the morning of Dec. 26, 2004. A child of rural Myanmar, she boarded a small boat seeking a better life in Thailand, just as the Indian Ocean tsunami raced in. Ten days later, her mother got a phone...

  • South Carolina stays No. 1 in AP women's poll

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    South Carolina is No. 1 in The Associated Press women's poll for the fifth straight week while Stanford has its lowest ranking in nearly nine years. The Gamecocks had a busy week, sweeping Hampton, Central Michigan and Liberty by an average of 32 points. Connecticut and Texas stay...

  • In IS-held town, Iraqi Kurds face heavy resistance

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    MOUNT SINJAR, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi Kurdish forces forged ahead with their assault Monday on a militant-held town in northern Iraq, but encountered heavy resistance from Islamic State fighters whose snipers fired at the attackers and who used burning tires to create a smoke screen against...

  • Lady Antebellum, Pat Green booked for Abbott bash

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Country stars Lady Antebellum and Pat Green are booked to perform at the inauguration ball for Republican Gov.-elect Greg Abbott. Organizers on Monday announced that the two hitmakers will play at the "Future of Texas" ball on Jan. 20. The bash will follow Abbott...

  • Spokesman: Ali improving from case of pneumonia

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A spokesman for boxing great Muhammad Ali says the former heavyweight champion's condition has "vastly improved" since he was admitted to a hospital with a mild case of pneumonia during the weekend. Ali spokesman Bob Gunnell said Monday that Ali's doctors hope...

  • Gunmen shoot, seriously wound Egypt military officer

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    CAIRO (AP) — Gunmen on a motorcycle shot an Egyptian military officer, seriously wounding him as he walked to work in a Cairo neighborhood, the military said Monday. Military spokesman Mohammed Samir said on his official Facebook page that "terrorist elements" shot the...

  • Cambodia 'doctor' faces murder rap in HIV outbreak

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — An unlicensed medical practitioner suspected of negligently infecting more than 100 villagers in northwestern Cambodia with the virus that causes AIDS was charged Monday with murder and other crimes, a prosecutor said. Yem Chhrin was charged with murder...

  • Panel: Asahi not to blame for criticism of Japan

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    TOKYO (AP) — An independent panel said Monday there is no clear evidence that reports by the Asahi newspaper quoting fabricated witness accounts led to international criticism over Japan's use of Asian women in wartime military brothels. The Asahi appointed the seven-member committee...

  • China to investigate ex-President Hu's top aide

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    BEIJING (AP) — The top aide to former Chinese President Hu Jintao has been placed under investigation for unspecified disciplinary violations, the official Xinhua News Agency said Monday, in a sign that President Xi Jinping is removing his predecessor's influences while consolidating...

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