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Migrant boat capsizes in English Channel; at least 31 dead

Migrant boat capsizes in English Channel; at least 31 dead

CALAIS, France (AP) — At least 31 migrants bound for Britain died Wednesday when their boat sank in the English Channel, in what France’s interior minister called the biggest migration tragedy on the dangerous crossing to date.

Army officer who reported prisoner abuses dies at age 42

NEWBERRY, Mich. (AP) — A former Army officer and Detroit native who reported in 2005 that military prisoners in the Middle East were being beaten and abused by U.S. soldiers has died. Major Ian Fishback of Newberry, Michigan, died suddenly Nov.
$790M settlement in lawsuit over Rams’ St. Louis departure

$790M settlement in lawsuit over Rams’ St. Louis departure

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The NFL and Rams owner Stan Kroenke will pay $790 million to settle a lawsuit filed by St. Louis interests over the team's relocation to Los Angeles, a joint statement from St. Louis city and county said Wednesday.
The Human: Richard Jenkins' real, lived-in performances

The Human: Richard Jenkins' real, lived-in performances

NEW YORK (AP) — For a long time, it bothered Richard Jenkins that he didn't look or come off like the movie stars he grew up with.
German parties reach deal for government to end Merkel era

German parties reach deal for government to end Merkel era

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's would-be governing parties vowed Wednesday to modernize Europe’s biggest economy and step up efforts against climate change as they announced an agreement that leaves center-left leader Olaf Scholz poised to replace longtime C
Ethiopia says PM, a Nobel Peace laureate, is at battlefront

Ethiopia says PM, a Nobel Peace laureate, is at battlefront

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Ethiopia’s Nobel Peace Prize-winning prime minister has gone to the battlefront, his government announced Wednesday, after the leader said martyrdom might be necessary in the yearlong war with rival fighters approaching the capi

Man's obit urges betting a bunch on the Huskers

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Milton Andrew Munson's obituary recalled his life as an Air Force veteran, a pharmacist, husband and father, and as a Nebraska football fan.
Benzema gets 1-year suspended sentence in sex-tape case

Benzema gets 1-year suspended sentence in sex-tape case

VERSAILLES, France (AP) — France and Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema was given a one-year suspended jail sentence and a fine of 75,000 euros ($84,000) Wednesday in a sex-tape case that rocked French soccer and put the talented striker's internation

Sweden's parliament approves first female prime minister

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Sweden’s parliament on Wednesday approved Magdalena Andersson as the country’s first female prime minister, tapping the finance minister who recently became the new leader of the Social Democratic party.
Missouri man exonerated in 3 killings, free after 4 decades

Missouri man exonerated in 3 killings, free after 4 decades

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Kansas City man who was jailed for more than 40 years for three murders was released from prison Tuesday after a judge ruled that he was wrongfully convicted in 1979.