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The Latest: France tells UN that Syria is at ‘a crossroads’

BEIRUT

BEIRUT (AP) — The latest on developments in Syria and Turkey’s offensive on the Syrian Kurdish enclave of Afrin (all times local):11:15 p.m.France’s U.N. ambassador says he has told the Security Council that Syria is at “a crossroads,” with the worst scenario leading to fragmentation and ethnic cleansing in the conflict-torn country and the best scenario leading to peace.Ambassador Francois…

Greece: Protest of squatted building arson brings tear gas

THESSALONIKI, Greece

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Greek riot police have fired tear gas and stun grenades during clashes with activists protesting an arson fire at a building used by anarchist squatters in the northern city of Thessaloniki.No injuries were reported from the confrontation late Monday. Police said five people were detained as suspected rioters.The clashes broke out during a march through the…

The Latest: Equipment, computer failure led to sewage spill

MONTEREY, Calif.

MONTEREY, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a sewage spill that closed several beaches in California’s central coast (all times local):12:00 p.m.An official said Monday nearly 5 million gallons of sewage spilled into the ocean in Monterey County after a bar screen at a water treatment plant got clogged and the computer system failed to sound an alarm.Monterey One Water…

Official: Mississippi pilot killed in Nevada plane crash

ELKO, Nev.

ELKO, Nev. (AP) — Authorities have identified a 26-year-old pilot from Mississippi who died this month when the small plane he was piloting from California to Utah crashed in a rugged northeast Nevada mountain range during stormy weather.Elko County sheriff’s Sgt. Nick Czegledi (seg-LED’-ee) said Monday that searchers on Sunday reached the remains of Paul Graham amid the wreckage of…

Feds move ahead to replace border barriers in New Mexico

SANTA TERESA, N.M.

SANTA TERESA, N.M. (AP) — The Trump administration is waiving numerous laws to clear the way for replacing existing vehicle barriers along a stretch of the US-Mexico border in New Mexico.The notice published Tuesday in the Federal Register says the waiver extends around 20 miles (32 kilometers) west of the Santa Teresa Port of Entry.The U.S. Department of Homeland Security…

Feds move ahead to replace border barriers in New Mexico

SANTA TERESA, N.M.

SANTA TERESA, N.M. (AP) — The Trump administration is waiving numerous laws to clear the way for replacing existing vehicle barriers along a stretch of the US-Mexico border in New Mexico.The notice published Monday in the Federal Register says the waiver extends around 20 miles (32 kilometers) west of the Santa Teresa Port of Entry.The U.S. Department of Homeland Security…

Netflix’s success turns net neutrality into an afterthought

SAN FRANCISCO

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix once fought fiercely for net neutrality, fearing that its online video service would suffer if internet providers were free to discriminate against it.But now that it boasts one of television’s largest audiences, Netflix isn’t spending much time worrying about the demise of government rules that once protected it.Millions of subscribers are still flocking to its…

Doctor who came to US as child jailed by immigration agents

KALAMAZOO, Mich.

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan doctor who came to the U.S. from Poland as a young child has been jailed after being taken from his home by immigration agents.WOOD-TV and MLive.com report Lukasz Niec was arrested last Tuesday and is being detained at a county jail. The 43-year-old legal U.S. resident works at a Kalamazoo hospital.The Associated Press sent…

Jury convicts Michigan man who had body parts business

DETROIT

DETROIT (AP) — A jury has convicted a Detroit-area man who was charged with selling infected body parts for research.Arthur Rathburn was accused of covering up the fact that the body parts had tested positive for hepatitis B and HIV. They were used for medical training at national conferences. There were no reports of illness from conference attendees.Rathburn was convicted…

Police: Eagles fan who collided with pole in subway is OK

PHILADELPHIA

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Transit police say an overzealous Philadelphia Eagles fan whose attempt to rally subway passengers went viral when he ran into a concrete pole is OK.The mishap occurred as Philadelphia celebrated the Eagles’ 38-7 win over the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC Championship game Sunday night.The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that Thomas Emmet Ashton, who recorded the video ,…

Kenya: Explosive kills 4 more children grazing livestock

NAIROBI, Kenya

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A Kenyan official says four more children have been killed by an explosive device that went off in a field where they grazing livestock.Mandera Governor Ali Roba is blaming devices that Britain might have planted during its colonial occupation of Kenya for the deaths on Saturday. He asked security agents to clear the fields of any…

Spain to seek Catalan politician’s arrest on Denmark visit

BARCELONA, Spain

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The office of Spain’s state prosecutor said Sunday it will move to reissue a European arrest warrant for the fugitive former leader of Catalonia if he leaves Belgium and enters Denmark as planned.The region’s ex-president, Carles Puigdemont, is scheduled to attend a debate Monday at the University of Copenhagen titled “Catalonia and Europe at a Crossroads…

The Latest: 2 Venezuelan pilots killed in Kabul hotel attack

KABUL, Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on Afghanistan, where gunmen stormed the Intercontinental Hotel in the capital, Kabul (all times local):12:15 p.m.Two Venezuelan pilots were among the foreigners killed in the attack on the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul, a family member has told The Associated Press.Luis Figuera says that his brother-in-law, Adelsis Ramos was killed along with Pablo Chiossone. Both men worked for…

Rare letter penned by Alexander Hamilton found in Sacramento

SACRAMENTO, Calif.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A rare military document written by Alexander Hamilton near the end of the Revolutionary War will be available for purchase in Sacramento.The Sacramento Bee reports the letter, written by one of the Founding Fathers of the United States and the first secretary of the treasury, will be among the highlights of “Weapons & War: Objects of…

Man accused of shooting at officers, setting fire to house

ELK GROVE, Calif.

ELK GROVE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a man who fired shots at officers during a standoff remains in a hospital, recovering from wounds caused by police K-9s and smoke inhalation.The Sacramento Bee reports Elk Grove Police Officer Jason Jimenez says the suspect is accused of setting a home on fire Friday during the incident, and eventually jumping out a…