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Liberia votes as soccer star, VP hope to succeed Sirleaf

Liberia votes as soccer star, VP hope to succeed Sirleaf

MONROVIA, Liberia — Young Liberians went straight from all-night Christmas celebrations to the polls Tuesday for a runoff election between a former international soccer star and the country's vice-president , who are vying to replace Africa's first f
France opens judicial probe into tainted baby milk scandal

France opens judicial probe into tainted baby milk scandal

PARIS — French authorities have launched a judicial probe in a tainted baby milk scandal in which several million products were recalled over fears of salmonella contamination.
Pakistan says Indian forces kill 3 soldiers in Kashmir

Pakistan says Indian forces kill 3 soldiers in Kashmir

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan said Tuesday that Indian forces killed three of its soldiers near the Line of Control in the disputed Kashmir region.
Syria rebels, opposition reject Russia-proposed talks

Syria rebels, opposition reject Russia-proposed talks

BEIRUT — Syrian rebels and opposition groups on Tuesday rejected Russia's proposed peace talks, accusing Moscow of failing to pressure its ally, President Bashar Assad, to end the conflict.
Israeli court extends detention of Palestinian teen icon

Israeli court extends detention of Palestinian teen icon

JERUSALEM — An Israeli military court has extended the detention of a Palestinian teen who was filmed kicking and slapping Israeli soldiers, footage that made her a national hero and sparked a debate in Israel about the soldiers' refusal to respond t

Coal mine collapse kills 5 in Afghanistan

KABUL — An Afghan official says at least five coal miners have been killed in a tunnel collapse.
Tilt! Old-school pinball is no longer old-school

Tilt! Old-school pinball is no longer old-school

ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Ill. — The old-school arcade game of pinball is resurging in popularity.

Woman arrested after Detroit toy giveaway leads to brawl

DETROIT — A 39-year-old woman is accused of pulling a knife on another woman during a brawl at a Christmas toy giveaway in Detroit.
In break with tradition, Trump doesn't host a state dinner

In break with tradition, Trump doesn't host a state dinner

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump couldn't stop talking about the red carpets, military parades and fancy dinners that were lavished upon him during state visits on his recent tour of Asia. "Magnificent," he declared at one point on the trip.