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Israel targets Islamic Jihad leader, sending message to Iran

Israel targets Islamic Jihad leader, sending message to Iran

JERUSALEM — Israel on Tuesday targeted two senior commanders from the Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad, killing one in the Gaza Strip and missing the second in Syria as it stepped up its battle against Iran and its proxies across the region.
Sanford suspends GOP presidential primary challenge to Trump

Sanford suspends GOP presidential primary challenge to Trump

CONCORD, N.H. — Mark Sanford dropped his challenge to President Donald Trump for the Republican presidential nomination on Tuesday, saying the focus on impeachment has made it difficult for his campaign to gain traction.
Supreme Court lets Sandy Hook shooting lawsuit go forward

Supreme Court lets Sandy Hook shooting lawsuit go forward

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court said Tuesday that a survivor and relatives of victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting can pursue their lawsuit against the maker of the rifle used to kill 26 people.
Scandal-hit Nissan's profits crash amid lower global sales

Scandal-hit Nissan's profits crash amid lower global sales

TOKYO — Japanese automaker Nissan reported Tuesday that its July-September profit tumbled to half of what it earned the year before as sales and brand power crumbled following the arrest of its former chairman, Carlos Ghosn.

Rai advocates push for Northwest bullet train

Last week's vote in Washington state to roll back car registration fees has scrambled transportation budgets.

Pete Doherty fined in Paris over double set of arrests

PARIS — The Paris prosecutor's office says British singer Pete Doherty has been handed a three-month suspended sentence and a fine of 10,000 euros ($11,000) after being arrested in Paris twice in one week.
Screening of Polanski movie to go ahead despite allegation

Screening of Polanski movie to go ahead despite allegation

PARIS — The Paris screening of a new French-Italian film "An Officer and a Spy" is going ahead despite a new allegation that its director Roman Polanski raped a woman decades ago. Tuesday's screening will be attended by the film's crew.
Ricky Gervais returning to host the 2020 Golden Globe Awards

Ricky Gervais returning to host the 2020 Golden Globe Awards

LOS ANGELES — Look out Hollywood, Ricky Gervais is returning to host the Golden Globe Awards. Gervais memorably hosted the Globes from 2010 to 2012, skewering many of the attendees with irreverent jokes.
Court says EU states must label Israeli settlement products

Court says EU states must label Israeli settlement products

BRUSSELS — The European Union's top court ruled Tuesday that EU countries must identify products made in Israeli settlements on their labels, in a decision welcomed by rights groups but likely to spark anger in Israel.
Angered at EU, Turkey threatens to release IS prisoners

Angered at EU, Turkey threatens to release IS prisoners

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday issued a veiled threat suggesting Turkey could release the Islamic State group prisoners it holds and send them to Europe, angered at a EU decision to impose sanctions on his country