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Saudi king extends allowances as living costs riseSaudi Arabia's King Salman has extended monthly allowances for government employees, military personnel, pensioners, social security recipients and students into next year
The Associated Press11 minutes ago
Tugs manoeuvre the Kuzma Minin, a 16,000-tonne Russian cargo ship, as attempts are made to refloat it after it ran aground off Gyllyngvase Beach in Falmouth, south west England, Tuesday Dec. 18, 2018. (Ben Birchall/PA via AP)
Russian cargo ship runs aground off southwest EnglandA Russian cargo ship with 18 crew members on board has run aground off the coast of Falmouth, Cornwall, in southwest Britain, following bad weather
The Associated Press19 minutes ago
Italy's Nicol Delago celebrates at the finish area during a ski World Cup Women's Downhill, in Val Gardena, Italy, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)
Stuhec marks return from injury by winning downhilllka Stuhec won a World Cup downhill race for her first victory since missing all of last season with an injury
The Associated Press20 minutes ago
Pope Francis waves to faithful during the Angelus noon prayer in St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
Vatican committee: Church credibility at risk over sex abuseOrganizers of Vatican summit on sex abuse prevention are warning that the credibility of the Catholic Church is in jeopardy over the abuse scandal and are urging participants to meet with victims to hear their pain first-hand
The Associated Press25 minutes ago
FC Barcelona's forward Lionel Messi during their La Liga soccer match between Levante UD and FC Barcelona at Ciutat de Valencia stadium in Valencia, Spain, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018.(AP Photo/Jose Miguel Fernandez de Velasco)
Messi receives 5th Golden Shoe award for Europe's top scorerLionel Messi has received his record fifth Golden Shoe award for leading all of Europe's leagues in scoring last season
The Associated Press25 minutes ago
9 migrants trying to reach UK rescued in English ChannelFrench officials say that nine migrants, including a woman and child, have been rescued off the coast of Dunkirk after two distress calls from their small boat as they tried to sneak to Britain
The Associated Press30 minutes ago
FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2017, file photo, actress Shirley MacLaine poses for a portrait to promote the film, "The Last Word," at the Music Lodge during the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. MacLaine will receive AARP The Magazine’s lifetime achievement honor at the Movies for Grownups Awards next year. The magazine announced Tuesday, Dec. 18, that MacLaine will accept the Career Achievement Award at a ceremony on Feb. 4, 2019 in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP, File)
Shirley MacLaine to receive AARP Movies for Grownups honorActor Shirley MacLaine will receive AARP the Magazine's lifetime achievement honor at the Movies for Grownups Awards next year
The Associated Press32 minutes ago
FILE - In this Aug. 30, 2016, file photo, author James Patterson poses for a portrait in New York.  Patterson has renewed a most welcome holiday publishing tradition, bonuses for independent bookstore employees. The best-selling author announced Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018, that 333 workers each will receive $750. The winners, nominated by customers and colleagues among others, are listed on the web site of the American Booksellers Association. (Photo by Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP, File)
Patterson again gives holiday bonuses to book sellersJames Patterson has renewed a most welcome holiday publishing tradition _ bonuses for independent bookstore employees
The Associated Press36 minutes ago
FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2018, file photo, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. The White House on Sunday, Dec. 16, pushed the federal government closer to the brink of a partial shutdown later this week, digging in on its demand for $5 billion to build a border wall as congressional Democrats stood firm against it. Democratic congressional leaders, Schumer and Rep. Nancy Pelosi, have proposed no more than $1.6 billion, as outlined in a bipartisan Senate bill. The money would not go for the wall but for fencing upgrades and other border security. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
Little if any progress as partial government shutdown loomsFew if any signs of progress emerge as Trump, Democratic lawmakers continue standoff with a partial shutdown looming
The Associated Press37 minutes ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin makes an address during a meeting in the Russian Defense Ministry's headquarters in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018. Putin said that new Russian weapons have no foreign equivalents, helping ensure the nation's security for decades to come. (Mikhail Klimentyev, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
Putin claims Russia's new weapons have no foreign equivalentPresident Vladimir Putin says Russia's new weapons have no foreign equivalents, helping ensure the country's security for decades to come
The Associated Press40 minutes ago
FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2018 file photo Christian Democratic Union, CDU, chairwoman and German Chancellor Angela Merkel delivers her speech during a party convention of the Christian Democratic Party CDU in Hamburg, Germany. The Washington-based Fulbright Association says its 2018 prize for international understanding will go to German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The organization said Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018 it had decided to award the prestigious prize to Merkel “for her remarkable, compassionate leadership and her strong commitment to mutual understanding, international cooperation and peace.”   (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, file)
German Chancellor Angela Merkel to receive Fulbright prizeThe Washington-based Fulbright Association says its 2018 prize for international understanding will go to German Chancellor Angela Merkel
The Associated Press1 hour ago
FILE - In this Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018 file photo Manchester United's manager Jose Mourinho gestures as he speaks to Paul Pogba during the English Premier League soccer match between Brighton and Hove Albion and Manchester United at the Amex stadium in Brighton, England. Manchester United says Jose Mourinho has left the Premier League club with immediate effect. The decision was announced Tuesday Dec.18, 2018, two days after a 3-1 loss to Liverpool left United 19 points off the top of the Premier League after 17 games. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)
Mourinho fired by Man United with his career at crossroadsManchester United says Jose Mourinho has left the Premier League club with immediate effect
The Associated Press1 hour ago
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