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Man dressed as Santa rescued from power lines in California

Man dressed as Santa rescued from power lines in California

RIO LINDA, Calif. — Santa found himself a little more tied up than usual this time of year.
Biden's profoundly private Pentagon pick joins Twitter

Biden's profoundly private Pentagon pick joins Twitter

WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden's pick for defence secretary made his first foray into the world of Twitter on Monday, an uncharacteristic move for a retired general who studiously avoided the public spotlight for much of his four decades in t
Miss France runner-up becomes target of anti-Semitic tweets

Miss France runner-up becomes target of anti-Semitic tweets

PARIS — The Paris prosecutor's office opened an investigation Monday to identify the authors of online anti-Semitic comments directed at the runner-up for Miss France 2021, who has Israeli origins.
6 Hungarian parties join forces to try to defeat Orban

6 Hungarian parties join forces to try to defeat Orban

BUDAPEST, Hungary — Six Hungarian opposition parties have announced that they will unite in an effort to unseat Prime Minister Viktor Orban and his ruling Fidesz party in 2022 national elections.
Ski great Northug to be jailed for traffic and drug offences

Ski great Northug to be jailed for traffic and drug offences

HELSINKI — A court in Norway has found two-time Olympic cross-country skiing champion Petter Northug guilty of serious traffic offences and possession of narcotics and sentenced him to seven months in prison and a lifetime driving ban.
Justice Dept. charges bombmaker in 1988 Pan Am explosion

Justice Dept. charges bombmaker in 1988 Pan Am explosion

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department on Monday unsealed charges accusing a Libyan bomb expert in the 1988 explosion of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, an attack that killed 259 people in the air and an additional 11 on the ground.
German extremist convicted of murder after synagogue attack

German extremist convicted of murder after synagogue attack

BERLIN — A German court on Monday convicted a right-wing extremist of murder and attempted murder and sentenced him to life in prison for his attack on a synagogue last year on Yom Kippur, Judaism’s holiest day.
‘Wonder Woman 1984’ grabs $38.5 million overseas

‘Wonder Woman 1984’ grabs $38.5 million overseas

The superhero sequel “Wonder Woman 1984” has earned an estimated $38.5 million in ticket sales from international theatres , Warner Bros. said Sunday.
Ariana Grande announces engagement, shows ring on Instagram

Ariana Grande announces engagement, shows ring on Instagram

LOS ANGELES — Ariana Grande has announced she is engaged in a series of photos of her and her fiance and her engagement ring.
China criticizes Trump suggestion it is behind cyber spying

China criticizes Trump suggestion it is behind cyber spying

BEIJING — China’s government on Monday criticized President Donald Trump’s suggestion that Chinese hackers, not Russia, might be behind a cyber espionage campaign against the United States.