South Africa's former leader joins Twitter amid legal woes

'You will get used to me:' South Africa's former president, who faces corruption charges, starts tweeting

Report: China is driving use of armed drones in Middle East

Can we talk? Ugandans try to coax longtime leader to leave

May to argue 2nd referendum would violate public trust

Man, 75, who used to play Santa at Wisconsin YMCA accused of child sexual assault

Indian troops enforce lockdown to foil Kashmir public march

World stocks mixed ahead of Brexit address; Fed in focus

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Saudi Arabia rejects US Senate's 'interference' in kingdom

Nissan to replace rock-star chairman amid arrest scandal

Most teen drug use is down, but officials fret vaping boom

Germany to compensate hundreds who fled Nazis as children

White House closer to partial shutdown with wall demand

Nissan to replace rock-star chairman amid arrest scandal

Nissan's board is meeting to pick a chairman to replace Carlos Ghosn, arrested last month on charges of violating financial regulations

Back in the game: Foles leads Eagles past Rams 30-23

Nick Foles took over for Carson Wentz and passed for 270 yards, and Wendell Smallwood rushed for two touchdowns in the Eagles' 30-23 victory over the Los Angeles Rams

Scheifele scores in OT, sends Jets past Lightning 5-4

Mark Scheifele scored at 4:18 of overtime and the Winnipeg Jets extended their winning streak to a season-best five games with a 5-4 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Sunday

Top of mind: 'Justice' is Merriam-Webster's word of the year

Common but top of mind in 2018: 'Justice' is Merriam-Webster's word of the year

Taliban say they're meeting US officials again on Monday

Asian shares edge higher with Fed meeting in focus

California drops plan to tax texts

Philippines contestant Catriona Gray named Miss Universe

Dolphins' Gore injures left ankle against Vikings

Steelers ride rookie Samuels past Patriots 17-10

Maine shuts down pot Facebook page after critics poke fun

The state of Maine has shut down a Facebook page detailing the potential dangers of marijuana use in response to a satirical page launched by pro-pot critics

Offset interruption of Cardi B at Rolling Loud spurs outrage

Offset interruption of Cardi B at Rolling Loud spurs outrage

She lost her home in the Camp fire, but saved students’ college essays before fleeing

As the flames approached, the high school teacher made time to grab what was important – her cats and her students’ college application essays.

Simmons, Embiid lead 76ers past Cavs in Butler's return

Ben Simmons had 22 points, 11 rebounds and 14 assists for his third triple-double of the season, Joel Embiid scored 24 points and the Philadelphia 76ers won in Jimmy Butler's return, routing Cleveland Cavaliers 128-105

AP source: Wilson Ramos, Mets agree to $19M, 2-year deal

A person familiar with the negotiations says the New York Mets have agreed to a $19 million, two-year deal with free agent catcher Wilson Ramos

US coach: Vonn plans to return to racing next month

Lindsey Vonn is hoping to return from injury next month and resume her pursuit of the all-time World Cup wins record, according to the U.S. Ski Team's head coach

Loves set scoring records to win Father-Son Challenge

Davis Love III and son post record score to win the Father-Son Challenge

Bears clinch NFC North with 24-17 victory over Packers

Mitchell Trubisky threw for two touchdowns, Eddie Jackson ended Aaron Rodgers' NFL-record streak without an interception and the Chicago Bears clinched the NFC North championship with a 24-17 victory over the Green Bay Packers on Sunday

Hungary sees 4th day of protests over overtime, other issues

Several thousand protesters have marched through Budapest for a fourth day to oppose laws introduced by the Hungarian government that critics say will restrict workers' rights

Cook carries Vikings past Dolphins 41-17

Cook's career-high 136 rushing yards carry Vikings past Dolphins 41-17

Colts use Mack attack, defense to shut down Cowboys 23-0

Marlon Mack rushed for a career-high 139 yards and two scores and the Indianapolis Colts defense shut out one of the league's hottest offenses, rolling to a 23-0 victory Sunday

Johnson leads Redskins to late scores, 16-13 win at Jaguars

Josh Johnson led Washington on two scoring drives in the fourth quarter to beat the Jacksonville Jaguars 16-13 on Sunday and end a four-game losing streak

Boy hospitalized after foot becomes trapped in Macy’s escalator

The escalator involved has been roped off and is being inspected. Several of its stairs have been removed.

Sudan president lands in Syria in 1st visit by Arab leader

Sudan's president has become the first Arab League leader to visit Syria since civil war erupted there nearly eight years ago

Israeli PM's son gets temporary ban on Facebook

Facebook has temporarily blocked Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's son Yair for writing a post criticizing the social media platform as "thought police."

Iraq lays cornerstone to rebuild iconic Mosul mosque

Iraqi religious leaders have laid the cornerstone to rebuild Mosul's landmark al-Nuri mosque, which was blown up in the battle with Islamic State militants in 2017

Colin Kroll, co-founder of HQ Trivia, found dead

Colin Kroll, a tech executive who co-founded the HQ Trivia app, has died

TOP 25 REWIND: No. 4 Gonzaga pushing through tough stretch

Gonzaga coach Mark Few is hoping a tough nonconference schedule has the Bulldogs ready for the rest of the season

Man United's season hits new low with 3-1 loss to Liverpool

Jose Mourinho chose his words carefully and they proved to be as candid as they were concerning for Manchester United as its worst start to a Premier League campaign hit a new low

The Latest: Steelers beat Pats for first time since '11

The Pittsburgh Steelers have beaten the New England Patriots for the first time since 2011

Canada gets access to detainee in China 6 days after arrest

Canada's ambassador to China was given access Sunday to detained Canadian entrepreneur Michael Spavor six days after he was arrested, the country's Global Affairs department said

Facebook possibly facing multi-billion dollar fine over security breach

The Irish Data Protection Commission said it has opened an investigation into the social network.

Shaqiri double earns Liverpool 3-1 win over Man United

Substitute Xherdan Shaqiri scored two goals from deflected shots to help Liverpool beat fierce rival Manchester United 3-1 and lift his team back atop the Premier League on Sunday

Somalia closes notorious prison amid abuse allegations

Somalia has closed an underground prison where the government has held extremist suspects and journalists, amid allegations of abuses against inmates, the security minister said Sunday

Trump says he'll review murder case against ex-Army commando

President Donald Trump says he'll be "reviewing" the case of a former U.S. Army commando being charged with murder

Redskins QB Alex Smith released from hospital, back home

Redskins QB Alex Smith released from hospital, back home

Heupel, Kelly, Saban are finalists for AP coach of year

UCF's Josh Heupel, Notre Dame's Brian Kelly and Alabama's Nick Saban are the finalists for The Associated Press national college football coach of the year after leading their teams to unbeaten regular seasons

Vine, HQ Trivia co-founder Colin Kroll dead at 35

Police found Kroll dead in his apartment Sunday, according to multiple sources.

Iranian general fatally shoots himself by accident

A Revolutionary Guard general who fought in Syria and Iraq has accidentally killed himself while cleaning a gun

Fighting around Yemen's Hodeida leaves 12 dead, 25 wounded

Fighting around Yemen's port city of Hodeida leaves 12 dead and 25 injured

'Spider-Verse' swings to the top; 'Mortal Engines' tanks

The animated "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" has swung to the top of the domestic box office in its first weekend in theaters with an estimated $35.4 million, followed by Clint Eastwood's "The Mule" in second place with $17.2 million

Tens of thousands rally in Gaza to mark Hamas anniversary

Tens of thousands of Palestinians have gathered in Gaza City for a rally marking the 31st anniversary of the militant Hamas group's establishment

Next-generation of GPS satellites are headed to space

The U.S. Air Force is about to launch the first of a new generation of GPS satellites, designed to be more accurate, secure and versatile

Higher percentage of California pot passing safety tests

Higher percentage of California marijuana products clear safety tests but questions remain after sudden closing of lab the state found was falsifying test results for pesticides

Report: Iran prisoner who died in hospital was a terrorist

Iranian semi-official ISNA news agency is reporting that a detained activist who died last week was a member of terrorist group planning attacks

Georgia's 1st woman president is inaugurated amid protests

The first woman president of Georgia has been sworn into office amid continued protests from opposition figures who allege her election was tainted

Giuliani: ‘Over my dead body’ will Mueller interview Trump

President Donald Trump's attorney is categorically ruling out the possibility of a presidential interview with special counsel Robert Mueller.

Swiss ski team: No serious injury to Gisin's skull, spine

The Swiss team says that "scans on the skull showed no serious injury" to Marc Gisin following his nasty crash in a World Cup downhill but the skier does have several broken bones elsewhere on his body

Police, anti-migration protesters clash at EU headquarters

Police have used tear gas and water cannons on demonstrators who assembled around the European Union's headquarters in Brussels to protest the adoption of a United Nations migration pact

White House digs in on border wall demand, risking shutdown

The White House is digging in on its demand for $5 billion to build a border wall as congressional Democrats stand firm against it, pushing the federal government closer to the brink of a partial shutdown later this week

Turkey expects 'concrete steps' from US on cleric's return

Turkey's foreign minister is expressing impatience with the United States for not extraditing a cleric whom the Turkish government alleges masterminded a failed 2016 coup

Kosovo president: Decision to form army 'irreversible'

Kosovo's president says the decision to transform the country's security force into an army is "irreversible" but assures neighboring Serbia it doesn't have to worry about ethnic Serbs living in Kosovo

Trump lawyer Giuliani rules out Mueller interview with Trump

President Donald Trump's attorney is categorically ruling out the possibility of a presidential interview with special counsel Robert Mueller.

Camp Fire clean-up crew fired after posting offensive photos from burn zone on Facebook

One of the photos included a cat killed by the fire, with a beer bottle placed in its mouth.

Kids at a Vatican charity give Pope Francis a birthday cake

Children who receive help at a Vatican pediatric dispensary have given Pope Francis a cake on the eve of his 82nd birthday

Croatia denies police violently push migrants into Bosnia

Croatian authorities are denying a report by an international watchdog group that the country's police are illegally and sometimes violently pushing migrants back into neighboring Bosnia

Bomb kills 8 in Syrian town held by Turkey-backed forces

Syrian activists say a bomb blast in a northern town held by Turkish-backed opposition forces has killed at least eight people

Moscow police arrest least 5 protesters near security office

A human rights activist says Moscow police have arrested at least five protesters at an unsanctioned rally outside the headquarters of the Federal Security Service (FSB), the successor agency to the KGB

Kushner-linked firm targets richer areas in program for poor

Opportunity Zones were supposed to steer investment to overlooked, poverty-stricken areas. So far, investors are seeking to snag the tax breaks in places that already have plenty of investment

Hirscher dominates to win Alta Badia GS 6th straight year

Marcel Hirscher dominated to extend his record by winning the Alta Badia giant slalom for a sixth straight year Sunday and reclaimed the overall World Cup lead

Frogs, fish and small birds die in English zoo fire

Chester Zoo says insects, frogs, fish and small birds perished in a fire that broke out in an enclosure devoted to exotic tropical habitats

UK ministers seek to downplay chance of second Brexit vote

Key supporters of Prime Minister Theresa May dampened suggestions the government is planning for a second referendum on whether to leave the European Union, arguing that another poll would exacerbate rather than heal divisions in Britain

For sale: Restored home of Salem witch trials refugee

A once-run-down home that stands where a woman accused of witchcraft during the 1692 Salem witch trials settled is on the market after an extensive renovation project

Father, stepmother charged, accused of waterboarding 9-year-old daughter as form of punishment

The couple has been charged with child abuse. The girl’s mother said she is shocked at the news.

New Ukrainian Orthodox leader gives 1st liturgy, urges unity

New Ukrainian Orthodox leader urges peace and unity in first liturgy

After fraud probe, new primary may replace GOP candidate

Legislation quickly passed by North Carolina's lawmakers would require new primaries in a still-undecided U.S. House race marred with ballot fraud allegations, potentially replacing the Republican nominee at the center of the disputed race

Prosecutor: Bavarian stabbing suspect has long arrest record

Bavarian authorities say the 38-year-old German man arrested in connection with stabbing three women in Nuremberg last week has a long criminal record, including a sexual assault conviction

2 killed in attack in Rwanda, near border with Burundi

At least two Rwandan civilians were killed and eight injured when attackers set fire to three passenger vehicles in the southern Nyamagabe district, which borders Burundi, said a Rwandan army official