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Massive fireworks market blast kills at least 29 in Mexico

Tue., Dec. 20, 2016, 6:54 p.m.

A Mexico State policeman looks through the scorched ground of the open-air San Pablito fireworks market, in Tultepec, outskirts of Mexico City, Mexico, Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016. (Eduardo Verdugo / Associated Press)
A powerful chain-reaction explosion ripped through Mexico’s best-known fireworks market on the northern outskirts of the capital Tuesday, killing at least 29 people, injuring scores more and sending a huge plume of charcoal-gray smoke billowing into the sky.

Russia, Turkey say they plan to halt Syrian war

Tue., Dec. 20, 2016, 4:56 p.m.

Andrei Karlov, the Russian Ambassador to Turkey, pauses during a speech at a photo exhibition in Ankara on Monday, moments before a gunman, rear left, opened fire on him. (Burhan Ozbilici / Associated Press)
Turkish and Russian diplomats on Tuesday declared their intention to halt the civil war in Syria, showing no signs of a rift in their warming relationship the day after the Russian ambassador to Turkey was assassinated in Ankara in a brazen shooting.

Court unseals search warrant for Hillary Clinton’s emails

Tue., Dec. 20, 2016, 2:25 p.m.

In this Wednesday file photo, Hillary Clinton addresses the Children’s Defense Fund’s Beat the Odds celebration at the Newseum in Washington. (Cliff Owen / Associated Press)
The FBI told a federal court it needed a search warrant to look at thousands of Hillary Clinton’s emails on the laptop of former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner because they had the potential to cause “grave damage to national security” if disclosed, according to court documents made public Tuesday.

Islamic State extremists claim Berlin attack

Tue., Dec. 20, 2016, 1:52 p.m.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, bottom left, visits the site of the attack in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday,  the day after a truck ran into a crowded Christmas market and killed 12 people. (Markus Schreiber / Associated Press)
The Islamic State extremist group is claiming responsibility for the truck attack on a Berlin Christmas market that killed 12 people and left nearly 50 injured.

Powerful response to AP’s photo of assassination in Turkey

UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 20, 2016, 3:20 p.m.

In this Monday file photo, Mevlut Mert Altintas shouts after shooting Andrei Karlov, right, the Russian ambassador to Turkey, at an art gallery in Ankara, Turkey. (Burhan Ozbilici / Associated Press)
The stunning image rocketed around the world, via Facebook and Twitter and other social media: an Associated Press photographer’s close-up of an agitated gunman just moments after he had assassinated Russia’s ambassador to Turkey.

Newsweek reporter seeks ID of Twitter user after seizure

UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 20, 2016, 3:20 p.m.

Newsweek reporter who has epilepsy said he had a seizure after being sent a message on Twitter intended to trigger such an episode and is seeking information from the social media company to identify the person responsible for the tweet.

Trump University settlement filed for judge’s review

Tue., Dec. 20, 2016, 10:57 a.m.

In this May 23, 2005, file photo, then real estate mogul and reality TV star Donald Trump, left, listens as Michael Sexton introduces him at a news conference in New York where he announced the establishment of Trump University. A Florida woman asked Monday to be excluded from a proposed settlement with Trump over fraud allegations at the now-defunct university. (Bebeto Matthews / AP)
Lawyers for Donald Trump and former students of his now-defunct Trump University filed an agreement in court to settle lawsuits alleging that the president-elect defrauded them, signaling that a deal announced last month remains on track for a judge’s approval next year.

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