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FBI report shows 17 percent spike in hate crimes in 2017

The FBI says hate crimes reports were up about 17 percent in 2017, marking a rise for the third year in a row

Anderson thrashes Nishikori to be on verge of ATP semis

Ginsburg, 85, improving after fall but misses court session

The Latest: NY El Chapo trial prompts intense security

Chemical attack investigative team to start work next year

Judge orders Georgia to work to protect provisional ballots

Congressman, voters sue over Maine's new ranking system

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US stocks are mostly higher early trading; Oil price slumps

Italian journalists protest against governing party insults

Lawmakers near deal on prison reform, but want Trump backing

Consumer group releases "worst toys" list for holidays

UN rights chief urges halt to Rohingya repatriation plan

Sri Lankan top court suspends decree dissolving Parliament

The Latest: Photographer: Controversial photo ill-timed shot

A parent who took a photo that shows about 60 Wisconsin high school boys giving what appears to be a Nazi salute says he simply asked the youths to wave goodbye to their parents and that he takes the blame for the timing of the shot

The Latest: Virginia governor cheers Amazon HQ

Amazon confirs that it will split its much-anticipated second headquarters between New York and Arlington, Virginia

CNN sues Trump, demanding return of Acosta to White House

CNN is suing the Trump administration, demanding that correspondent Jim Acosta's press pass to cover the White House be returned

Russia to boycott World Economic Forum if its tycoons barred

Russia's Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev says Moscow will boycott the annual World Economic Forum in the Swiss ski resort of Davos if it fails to lift restrictions on the attendance of Russian businessmen.

Hue Jackson back in Cincinnati, helping to run defense

Zimbabwean generals deny troops shot and killed 6 protesters

CNN sues Pres. Trump, other top officials, over Jim Acosta White House access

Germany: Male nurse suspected of killing 6 elderly patients

National Grid to use 'noise cannon' to scare away crows

New York residents try to preserve African cemetery dating back to 1800s

Thailand's child boxing debated after 13-year-old's death

The death of a 13-year-old boy who was knocked out during a boxing match in Thailand has sparked debate over whether to ban child boxing

Jerusalem picks new mayor in round 2 of municipal elections

Israelis pick mayors in dozens of locations across country, with main focus on the largest city of Jerusalem

Japan rallies to beat MLB All-Stars 5-3 to lead series 3-1

Ryosuke Kikuchi drove in the go-ahead run as Japan rallied with four runs in the top of the ninth inning to beat the MLB All-Stars 5-3 and take a 3-1 lead in their six-game exhibition series

IAEA urges quick plan on Fukushima radioactive water cleanup

Experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency have urged the operator of Japan's tsunami-wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant to urgently decide on a plan to dispose of massive amounts of radioactive water stored in tanks on the compound

Pope gives Vatican's sex abuse expert new role amid crisis

Pope Francis is giving a prominent new role to the Vatican's most experienced sex crimes investigator in a sign that he's looking to improve the Holy See's response to abuse amid a credibility crisis rocking the church

Johnson Controls selling power solutions unit for $13.2B

Johnson Controls is selling its power solutions division for $13.2 billion

Former SS guard testifies he was aware of camp conditions

A 94-year-old former SS guard says he was aware of the terrible conditions endured by prisoners in the Stutthof concentration camp but did not take part in atrocities against them

Trump suggests France would have been defeated without US

President Donald Trump is suggesting France would have been vanquished in both world wars if not for the U.S.

US trial to tell epic tale of Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo’

A story of a botched assassination will be part of an epic tale told in a tightly secured New York City courtroom starting Tuesday as prosecutors and defense lawyers make their opening statements in Guzman's long-awaited U.S. trial.

From Audible to Whole Foods: A look at Amazon's empire

Whether you've bought shoes at Zappos, picked up milk at Whole Foods or listened to an audiobook on Audible, you've been caught up in Amazon's growing web of businesses

California suspect in deadly Kansas hoax call to change plea

A California man accused of making a hoax phone call that led police to fatally shoot an unarmed man in Kansas is expected to enter new pleas

'Unusual air activity' over Ireland sparks investigation

Irish aviation officials are investigating reports of bright lights moving quickly in the skies over Ireland

Binny Bansal out as CEO of Flipkart Group

Binny Bansal steps down as CEO of Walmart's Flipkart following investigation into serious personal misconduct

UK police make arrest in hunt for 'Friends' lookalike thief

British police say they have arrested a suspect in their hunt for a shoplifter who bears a striking resemblance to Ross Geller, the character played by David Schwimmer on the TV show "Friends."

VIDEO: Florida man crashes truck into boutique

William Southworth has been charged with DUI. The store owner said it was the fourth crash in four years.

Search continues for missing, dead in California wildfires

More than 8,000 firefighters statewide were battling wildfires that destroyed more than 7,000 structures and killed more than 40 people, with the flames feeding on dry brush and driven by strong winds.

Iran, feeling sanctions bite, looks for outlet in Iraq

Iran, already feeling the bite of U.S. sanctions, is turning to its neighbor Iraq to soak up some of its exports in agriculture, manufacturing, and energy

Norwegian frigate sinks after it was rammed by tanker

Norway's navy says one of its frigates has almost completely gone under water after an oil tanker rammed into it last week, tearing a large hole in its side

Amazon splits HQ between New York and northern Virginia

Amazon says it will split its much-anticipated second headquarters between New York and northern Virginia

A Vietnam veteran died with no family, so other vets stepped up to remember him

The community also provided the funeral home with the proper paperwork to ensure the Marine veteran got military honors at the service.

Report: Putin's friend set to win lucrative new contract

A report says that President Vladimir Putin's childhood friend is likely to win a new massive government contract

EU workers leave UK in record numbers as Brexit looms

The number of people from the European Union working in Britain has fallen by a record amount, showing the impact Brexit is having on the labor market.

Runaway elephant returned to upstate New York sanctuary

An elephant that was burned by napalm during the Vietnam War has been returned to an upstate New York animal sanctuary after taking a late-night stroll

All school kidnapping captives freed, says Cameroon leader

All students and staff abducted more than a week ago from a school in Cameroon's restive North West region have been freed, a leader of the Presbyterian church said Tuesday

20 inmates pen condolence letter for slain officer in Georgia

Twenty inmates signed a letter offering their condolences after a Gwinnett County police officer was killed in the line of duty last month.

Homeowners are spending, Home Depot is winning

What housing jitters? Home Depot tops just about all expectations in third quarter

Ukrainians protest as gas dispute leaves scores freezing

Hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians are left without heating due a long-standing dispute between the national gas company and regional utility providers

Judge orders Georgia to work to protect provisional ballots

A federal judge has ordered Georgia take steps to ensure provisional ballots aren't improperly rejected and to wait until Friday to certify the results of the midterm elections that include an unsettled race for governor

France recalls horror of 2015 attacks, foils new plots

The French interior minister, speaking as France marked the third anniversary Tuesday of gun and bomb attacks that killed 130 people and wounded hundreds, says the nation's security services have foiled six terror attacks this year

McIlroy giving up European Tour membership in 2019

Rory McIlroy is set to give up European Tour membership in 2019 to focus on the U.S. PGA Tour

UK says Brexit deal 'almost within touching distance'

Prime Minister Theresa May says "a small number" of issues remain to be resolved in divorce negotiations with the European Union, and her deputy says the two sides are "almost within touching distance" of a Brexit deal

Florida recount chugs along as more irregularities surface

State law requires a machine recount in races where the margin is less than 0.5 percentage points. In the Senate race, Rick Scott's lead over incumbent Bill Nelson was 0.14 percentage points. In the governor's race, unofficial results showed GOP's Ron DeSantis ahead of Andrew Gillum by 0.41 points.

Italy brings together Libya rivals, Turks protest exclusion

Italy's premier has hosted a meeting of Libya's rival leaders on the sidelines of a conference aiming to help its former colony crack down on Islamic militants and human trafficking

Telecom Italia ousts CEO in long-running boardroom battle

A long-running board-room battle in Italy's legacy telecoms provider, Telecom Italia, has culminated with the ouster of CEO Amos Genish, effective immediately

EU court rules taste of food cannot be trademarked

The European Court of Justice said Tuesday that "the taste of a food product cannot be identified with precision of objectivity" and ruled that it is "not eligible for copyright protection."

Petco, others respond to demand for natural pet foods

Petco bans artificial ingredients as demand for natural pet food grows

Egypt's retired soccer star sentenced to 1 year in prison

Egyptian court sentences Aboutrika, country's all-time soccer great, to year in prison for tax evasion

Florida recount chugs along as more irregularities surface

Florida's election recount of its Senate and governor's races is chugging along as more irregularities are uncovered

Acuna honored to be named National League Rookie of the Year

Atlanta Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. woke up in Japan to news he had been named National League Rookie of the Year

Russian opposition leader Navalny barred from leaving Russia

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny says that he's been barred from leaving Russia

Turkey: 'Atrocious' recording suggests killer used drugs

The audio recording of the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi is so horrific that a Saudi intelligence official who heard it speculated that the killer may have been on heroin, Turkey's president was quoted as saying Tuesday.

The Latest: Gaza militant groups accept cease-fire

Palestinian militant groups in the Gaza Strip say they have accepted an Egyptian-mediated cease-fire amid a major flare-up of violence with Israel

Stocks recover from tech sell-off, oil down on Trump warning

Stocks have stabilized after a sell-off led by U.S. technology shares the day before, while oil is down again

Gaza militants accept cease-fire; No word from Israel

Hamas and other Gaza militant groups say they have accepted an Egyptian-brokered cease-fire after launching hundreds of rockets into Israel over the past 24 hours and weathering a wave of punishing Israeli airstrikes

Returning winds have Southern California firefighters wary

Returning Santa Ana winds have firefighters grappling to corral a devastating Southern California wildfire and hoping new blazes won't erupt

Dogs and portable morgues: Search intensifies in fire zone

Authorities are setting up a rapid DNA-analysis system and bringing in cadaver dogs, mobile morgues and more search teams in an intensified effort to find and identify victims of the deadliest wildfire in California history

Man tells allegedly drunken driver to leave scene of accident, report car stolen

While the crash only did physical damage to the freeway and one vehicle, the Nevada Highway Patrol says it could have been much worse and this kind of behavior is unacceptable.

IMF: Mideast oil producers buoyed by higher prices, for now

IMF: Higher oil prices help offset increases in public spending by Mideast oil exporting heavyweights like Saudi Arabia

Incoming House members prep for do's and don'ts on the Hill

Incoming House members get do's and don'ts as they prepare for new Congress

Grim calculus: Coroners search for those killed in wildfire

The blue of an unfurled body bag has become a gut-wrenching splash of color in this apocalyptic landscape of loss and despair as pressure mounts to account for the hundreds of missing after a wildfire roared through Paradise

Government funding, border wall await lame-duck Congress

Lame-duck Congress faces debates over funding government, Trump's wall

More races go to Democrats, including Senate seat in Ariz.

Democrats chalk up more victories, firming up grip on the U.S. House and statehouses

Why wait? Democrats openly flirt with 2020 campaign

The 2020 presidential election is 2 years away, but several Democrats see little incentive to mask their ambitions

China's premier reassures region on growth, South China Sea

China seeks to reassure neighbors on support for growth, peaceful intentions in South China Sea

Lawsuit: Illinois guard shot by police had on security hat

A lawyer says a police officer fatally shot an armed guard who was wearing a hat with 'security' emblazoned across the front and holding a man down following a shooting inside a suburban Chicago bar

US colleges attracting fewer new students from abroad

A new report finds that fewer international students are heading to U.S. colleges

In Mexico caravan, LGBTQ migrants stick together for safety

Dozens of transgender women and gay men in a migrant caravan moving through Mexico with hopes of seeking asylum in the United States have banded together for protection from their fellow travelers

Centrist Democrat Kyrsten Sinema flips Arizona Senate seat

In a year of liberal challenges to Donald Trump, an avowed centrist scored the Democratic Party's biggest coup -- flipping a red state's U.S. Senate seat