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Ethiopia readies 'massive offensive' on al-Shabab in Somalia

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — The Ethiopian National Defence Force on Saturday confirmed an ambush by al-Shabab extremists on an Ethiopian peacekeeping convoy in neighbouring Somalia and said Ethiopian forces are preparing a "massive offensive" in response
George W. Bush treats Secret Service detail to pizza

George W. Bush treats Secret Service detail to pizza

DALLAS — Former President George W. Bush treated his Secret Service detail to pizza to show his appreciation for their service without paychecks during the partial government shutdown.
Sen Graham: Syria withdrawal without plan can lead to chaos

Sen Graham: Syria withdrawal without plan can lead to chaos

ANKARA, Turkey — A U.S. withdrawal from Syria that has not been thought through would lead to "chaos" and "an Iraq on steroids," Sen. Lindsey Graham warned Saturday, urging President Donald Trump not to get out without a plan.
Indonesia cleric to be freed despite holding to radicalism

Indonesia cleric to be freed despite holding to radicalism

JAKARTA, Indonesia — An Islamic cleric who was the ideological leader of the Bali bombers and other Indonesian militants is being released early from a 15-year prison sentence after the country's president relented on a condition that he renounce rad
Pacific Rim trade bloc meets in Tokyo, prepping for growth

Pacific Rim trade bloc meets in Tokyo, prepping for growth

TOKYO — Representatives from a Pacific Rim trade bloc geared up to roll out and expand the market-opening initiative as they met Saturday in Tokyo, reaffirming their commitment to open and free trade and inviting new membership.
Trump plans to make 'major announcement' on shutdown, border

Trump plans to make 'major announcement' on shutdown, border

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said he'll be making a "major announcement" on the government shutdown and the southern border on Saturday afternoon as the standstill over his border wall continues into its fifth week.
Colombia asks Cuba to arrest ELN negotiators for car bombing

Colombia asks Cuba to arrest ELN negotiators for car bombing

BOGOTA — Colombian President Ivan Duque on Friday demanded Cuba arrest 10 peace negotiators from the National Liberation Army after his government blamed the leftist group for a car bombing against a police academy that left 21 dead and dozens more w

$1.4 million Batman comic collection stolen in Florida

BOCA RATON, Fla. — A Florida man is reaching out to the comic-collecting community, hoping to reclaim nearly 450 valuable comic books that were recently stolen.

Restaurant sign approved after concerns it was offensive

KEENE, N.H. — Officials in a New Hampshire city have approved a restaurant sign that initially was removed over concerns that it sounded like profanity.
Man accused of threat linked to R Kelly turns self in

Man accused of threat linked to R Kelly turns self in

MCDONOUGH, Ga. — A man accused of threatening a father who says singer R. Kelly kept his daughter from her family has turned himself in. Henry County Sheriff's Office Maj. Bobby Sloan says Henry James Mason turned himself in around 8:30 a.m. Friday.
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