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Aircraft carrying 11 crashes in Pacific en route to USS Ronald Reagan; 8 recovered, Japan says
Japan says 8 of the 11 personnel aboard an aircraft that crashed Wednesday in the Pacific Ocean en route to the aircraft carrier the USS Ronald Reagan have been found, but their fate was unclear. The Japan-based 7th Fleet said in a statement that the search and rescue operation has been launched from the carrier. Personnel recovery is underway and their condition will be evaluated by USS Ronald Reagan medical staff, the statement said.
AP Balkans correspondent recalls encounters with Mladic
Yes, that was Gen. Ratko Mladic, the Butcher of Bosnia, who once bellowed: Burn their brains!. Mladic staggered slowly down a corridor of Serbia's war crimes court, wearing a blue baseball hat, a black jacket and baggy blue jeans. Years earlier, in 1991, I met Mladic when he was the Yugoslav army commander in Knin, the self-styled capital of Serb-held Croatian territory. The stench was so bad that I simply had to show my humanity, Mladic said with a cynical laugh.
US, Chinese soldiers find common ground in disaster drills
Military units from two seemingly unlikely partners have carried out a joint response to a natural disaster on a base along the Oregon coast. It was only a drill, but roughly 100 soldiers from China and the US and their top commanders are ready to use what they learned in a real disaster.
Group says siege drives 500 Yemen children into malnutrition
A New-York based relief group has urged an end to the continuing blockade that serves as a collective punishment of Yemenis and risks driving 500 children into malnutrition every week. The coalition announced that it's lifting the blockade after initially tightening it following a Houthi missile attack. Sanctions and inspections should not be used as weapons of war, the group said in a statement. The IRC condemned the international community, saying its silence is a disgrace and is enabling what could be collective punishment.
Raw: Haitian Immigrant Rally Outside Mar-a-Lago
Demonstrators outside President Trump's Florida estate protested the administration's decision to end Temporary Protected Status for Haitians. The change could mean nearly 60,000 Haitians will have to leave the US in 18 months.
Nick Carter accused of sexually assaulting singer Melissa Schuman
A former singer has accused Backstreet Boys member Nick Carter of sexually assaulting her about 15 years ago while they were filming a movie called The Hallow. Melissa Schuman published the post on her personal blog, Melissa Explains It All, on Saturday. Schuman, who performed with a group called Dream, said she didn't speak out at the time because she feared for her career. She alleges that Carter told her that he could be her husband and then he allegedly raped her.
Doughnut shop faces backlash after creating 'Manson doughnut'
A doughnut shop in Portland, Ore., faced backlash on social media for posting a picture of a frosted-laden doughnut bearing the image of Charles Manson after the serial killer died. Following even more criticism, the store removed the post entirely, The Willamette Week reported. I really hope the families of the victims can finally have peace, one person posted on Twitter, SF Gate reported.
Syria's opposition, divided and varied, to get a new face
Syria's opposition has long struggled to prove its relevance under a leadership mix made up of academics and exiled politicians, or Islamist clerics and ultraconservative jihadists. Saudi Arabia and Qatar have often bickered over influence over the different opposition bodies, with some based in Riyadh and others in Qatar. The group lead opposition representation in subsequent Geneva talks, and represented the political opposition in the Russian-sponsored security talks in Astana.
'DWTS' finale recap: Jordan Fisher wins, Frankie Muniz finishes third
Violinist Lindsey Stirling finished second and former Malcolm in the Middle star Frankie Muniz was third after a Cinderella run. Before the first one, Stirling and her mother discussed her past struggle with anorexia for the first time on DWTS. Underdog Muniz became a fan favorite with his enthusiasm for being on DWTS, and emotionally revealed his memory loss during the show. He had to give up the dangerous sport, and told the cameras DWTS came along at just the right time.
Cold War drama caught on video as N. Korean soldier escapes
On a cold, grey afternoon, a North Korean soldier races toward freedom. His jeep speeds down a road, past barren fields and across the replacement for the Bridge of No Return used for prisoner exchanges during the Korean War. From the appearance of the jeep to the soldier's frenzied crossing four minutes pass. A video released Wednesday showed the dramatic events Nov 13 in the Joint Security Area inside the Demilitarized Zone between the Koreas.
Lebanon PM arrives at military parade
The Latest on Prime Minister Saad Hariri's return to Lebanon : 10 a.m. Prime Minister Saad Hariri has arrived at Lebanon's Independence Day military parade, his first official appearance after his shock resignation nearly three weeks ago from Saudi Arabia. Hariri arrived Wednesday before the start of the parade amid applause from the attendance. Hariri is expected to meet with Aoun and the parliament speaker after the parade. ___ 8:35 a.m.
Zimbabwe poised to swear in new president, Mnangagwa
Zimbabwe's recently fired vice president is set to return today to be sworn in as the country's new leader. The transfer of power to Emmerson Mnangagwa comes after Robert Mugabe announced his resignation in the middle of impeachment proceedings again him. Now the focus turns to Mnangagwa, Mugabe's longtime deputy who was pushed aside earlier this month as unpopular first lady Grace Mugabe positioned herself to replace him and succeed her husband. Mnangagwa fled the country, claiming threats on his life.
Arizona police chief seeks help in finding gun left in restroom stall
An Arizona police chief who accidentally left his service revolver in a restroom stall inside a library is asking for the public's help in retrieving the weapon. Prescott Valley police Chief Bryan Jarrell said he went into the restroom to change his clothes Nov 9 after a town hall meeting, but left the gun behind after he finished dressing. Jarrell said he didn't notice the gun was missing until four days later.
UN judges set to pass judgment in trial of Ratko Mladic
The United Nations' Yugoslav war crimes tribunal is set to pass judgment on former Bosnian Serb military chief Gen. Ratko Mladic, who is accused of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes during Bosnia's devastating 1992-95 war. The three judge panel will rule Wednesday on whether the 75-year-old former general is guilty or innocent and, if they convict Mladic, they will immediately pass sentence. Prosecutors have sought a life sentence.
Mladic timeline: From breakup of Yugoslavia to UN verdicts
United Nations judges will deliver their verdicts Nov 22 in the trial of former Bosnian Serb military commander Gen. ____ - June 1991: The breakup of the former Yugoslavia formally starts when Slovenia and Croatia declare independence. July 1995: The International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia indicts Mladic and Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic on charges including genocide. Mladic later could be seen living freely in neighboring Serbia, where he attended football matches and dined in Belgrade restaurants.
AP Was There: Extent of Srebrenica massacre comes to light
On Wednesday, judges at a UN court will issue verdicts in Mladic's long-running trial for allegedly masterminding atrocities during Bosnia's 1992-95 war that include his role in Srebrenica massacre. These three survivors gave an AP reporter one of the first detailed descriptions of what happened at one of the killing sites. Their accounts of the massacre coincide on many points, and Suljic puts the Bosnian Serb military commander, Lt. Ratko Mladic, at the scene.
No. 3 Oklahoma in Big 12 title game, has to win for playoff
While the Sooners have already clinched a spot in the Big 12 championship game, they need to win to stay in the top four of the College Football Playoff rankings. Mims is second among Big 12 receivers with 52 total catches and 106 yards receiving per game in conference games. The Horned Frogs have the league's top defense, and have given up a Big 12-low 220 yards passing per game.
2017 National Gingerbread House winners will blow your mind
Inside were dozens of sculptures rendered in sugar and flour, all vying for first place in the hotel's 25th Annual National Gingerbread House Competition. In one case, a tiny bakery was crafted with a Lilliputian stove inside, its door open, revealing buns baking inside. Even that wasn't enough to land the little gingerbread bakery on the winner's table.

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