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Impoverished Lebanese city is target for IS group

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Lebanon, Nov 26 (AP) - Jamal Hayak is finally fixing up his restaurant, damaged a month ago in clashes between the army and militants in this northern Lebanese city. But he has little doubt violence will erupt again, and he says he fears next time it will be Islamic State group fighters battling in Tripoli's streets. "In the beginning we used to say. 'This is the last time.' Now we've had Round 21 and 22 (of fighting), so we say God knows," said Hayak, 56, grimy with dust as he fixed his shop...

Palestinian recognition gains momentum

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United Nations, Nov 25 (AP) - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Monday the international community's failure to advance a political solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is spurring governments and parliaments to take action to recognize the state of Palestine - and "that momentum will...

One suspect confessed to killing 5 women

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Santa Ana, Nov 25 (AP) - One of two registered sex offenders charged with raping and killing four California women confessed to a police detective after his arrest earlier this year, testimony from a grand jury transcript unsealed Monday revealed. Steven Dean Gordon, 45, also told police he and...

Homes collapse, 39 injured in Japan earthquake

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Tokyo, Nov 23 (AP) - Helicopter surveys on Sunday showed more extensive damage than earlier thought from an overnight earthquake in the mountainous central Japan area that hosted the 1998 Winter Olympics. More than half a dozen homes were destroyed in a ski resort town, and at least 39 people were...

No Ferguson grand jury decision yet

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Ferguson, Nov 23 (AP) - Crews erected barricades Saturday around the building where a grand jury has been considering whether to indict a white police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed black 18-year-old, even as a grand jury decision seemed unlikely this weekend. Tension has been mounting...

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