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Sheriff’s official: Rescue of family ‘a Christmas miracle’

Sat., Dec. 24, 2016, 4:10 p.m.

A sheriff’s official said it was “a Christmas miracle” that searchers found and rescued members of a Pennsylvania family stranded in two separate locations in a northern Arizona forest after their vehicle got stuck on a snowy road while trying to reach the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, which is closed for winter.

Assad won back Aleppo, but immense challenges lie ahead

Fri., Dec. 23, 2016, 7:54 p.m.

Hundreds of people returned to eastern Aleppo neighborhoods on Friday to check on their homes after the last opposition fighters left the city, picking through debris and wreckage for personal belongings blasted by years of fighting.

A detente early on for Trump, GOP leadership

Fri., Dec. 23, 2016, 7:44 p.m.

President-elect Donald Trump is signaling a cease-fire in his battle with the Republican leadership in Congress, which he repeatedly skewered during his election-season attacks on the Washington establishment.

South Koreans to march against president on Christmas Eve

Fri., Dec. 23, 2016, 7:07 p.m.

Large crowds of South Koreans were expected to march in the streets on Saturday, calling for the permanent removal of impeached President Park Geun-hye and extending the historically biggest protest movement in the country to Christmas Eve.

Iran, 6 powers make public restricted nuke deal documents

Fri., Dec. 23, 2016, 6:53 p.m.

Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, Yukiya Amano from Japan speaks to the media after returning from Iran at the Vienna International Airport, Austria, Monday, Dec. 19, 2016. Amano was visiting Iran for the second time since a landmark nuclear agreement with world powers went into effect at the start of this year. (Ronald Zak / Associated Press)
In an unusual move, Iran and six world powers on Friday released previously restricted documents about their nuclear deal to enforce their view that Tehran is not circumventing limits on its limit of enriched uranium, which could be used to make nuclear weapons.

UN condemns Israeli settlements as Obama declines to veto

Fri., Dec. 23, 2016, 6:20 p.m.

In this photo provided by the United Nations, members of the United Nations Security council vote at the United Nations headquarters on Friday, Dec. 23, 2016, in favor of condemning Israel for its practice of establishing settlements in the West Bank and east Jerusalem. In a striking rupture with past practice, the U.S. allowed the vote, not exercising its veto. (Manuel Elias / Associated Press)
In a striking rupture with past practice, the United States allowed the U.N. Security Council on Friday to condemn Israeli settlements in the West Bank and east Jerusalem as a “flagrant violation” of international law.

For some girls, first lady rivals Beyonce as a role model

Fri., Dec. 23, 2016, noon

In this Oct. 6, 2015, file photo, first lady Michelle Obama, joined by schoolchildren from Washington area, pick sweet potatoes as they participate in a harvest of the White House Kitchen Garden at the White House in Washington. (Andrew Harnik / Associated Press)
NEW YORK – Healthy food and plenty of exercise. The challenges military families face. Education for girls around the globe. The feel-good initiatives of first lady Michelle Obama have served as both inspiration and eight years of teaching moments for many families. So what, exactly, do they think is her legacy over a period that spans much of the lifetime of today’s kids?

Putin praises Trump’s judgment, rejects hacking claims

Fri., Dec. 23, 2016, 11:39 a.m.

Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures as he speaks during his annual news conference in Moscow, Russia, Friday, Dec. 23, 2016. (Pavel Golovkin / AP)
MOSCOW – Russian President Vladimir Putin voiced hope Friday that frayed relations with the U.S. will improve once Donald Trump becomes president despite his pledge to strengthen the U.S.’s nuclear arsenal. Speaking during a marathon end-of-the-year news conference that lasted the best part of four hours, Putin heaped praise on the U.S. president-elect while downplaying any concerns stemming from Trump’s support for a strengthened U.S. nuclear capability.

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