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Trump grants poultry pardons to turkeys Peas and Carrots

Trump grants poultry pardons to turkeys Peas and Carrots

WASHINGTON — In an annual Thanksgiving tradition, President Donald Trump used the power of his office Tuesday to save a pair of meaty turkeys from the holiday table.
EU calls for sanctions against Italy over budget

EU calls for sanctions against Italy over budget

BRUSSELS — The European Commission warned Italy on Wednesday that its budget plans are in serious breach of the rules underpinning the euro single currency and said that the country should face sanctions.
Trump team turns over written answers to Mueller's questions

Trump team turns over written answers to Mueller's questions

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has provided the special counsel with written answers to questions about his knowledge of Russian interference in the 2016 election, his lawyers said Tuesday, avoiding at least for now a potentially risky sit-down
Bill could shield utilities from California wildfire costs

Bill could shield utilities from California wildfire costs

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California's Legislature will be asked to protect utilities from possible bankruptcy by shielding them from billions of dollars in liability linked to this year's deadly swath of wildfires, it was reported Tuesday.

Baby dies in Bali after US woman allegedly threw it from car

DENPASAR, Indonesia — An American woman allegedly threw her 2-month-old daughter from a moving car on the tourist island of Bali and then tried to kill herself by jumping from the vehicle, Indonesian police said Wednesday.
Iraqi town fearful as battle against IS rages next door

Iraqi town fearful as battle against IS rages next door

QAIM, Iraq — More than a year after the Iraqi town of Qaim was freed from the Islamic State group, booms from airstrikes still echo and columns of smoke rise beyond the berms and concrete walls marking the border with Syria.
Israeli Cabinet minister: Gaza leader's days are numbered

Israeli Cabinet minister: Gaza leader's days are numbered

JERUSALEM — A senior Israeli Cabinet minister on Wednesday threatened to kill the leader of the militant Hamas movement ruling Gaza, vowing that another "large campaign" looms in which Israel will hit the militants hard.
Seoul says it will close Japan-funded sex slavery foundation

Seoul says it will close Japan-funded sex slavery foundation

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — South Korea said Wednesday it will dissolve a foundation funded by Japan to compensate South Korean women who were forced to work in Japan's World War II military brothels.
Taliban deny involvement in Kabul bombing that killed 55

Taliban deny involvement in Kabul bombing that killed 55

KABUL — The Taliban have denied involvement in a suicide bombing in the Afghan capital that killed at least 55 people.
El Chapo trial witness: Ex-Mexico security chief was bribed

El Chapo trial witness: Ex-Mexico security chief was bribed

NEW YORK — Mexico's former top security chief and another law enforcement official who once worked under the country's new president-elect took millions of dollars in bribes from the notorious Sinaloa drug cartel in the mid-2000s, a witness testified