Gunfire as Congo police disperse mourners at Kinshasa church

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Witnesses say police in Congo's capital have fired into the air and used tear gas to disperse people attending a mass at Kinshasa's Catholic cathedral to honor people killed in ...

Russia says it eliminated Syria rebels who attacked its base

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian military says it has eliminated a group of rebels who have attacked Russia's air base in Syria. The Russian Defense Ministry said it tracked down the rebels...

UN official condemns Congo's violent repression of protests

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. peacekeeping chief has condemned "violent repression" used by Congolese security forces against demonstrators protesting the refusal of President Joseph Kabila to step d...

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TOP STORIES: SOC--ENGLISH ROUNDUP LIVERPOOL, England — Virgil van Dijk becomes an instant favorite at Liverpool by marking his debut with a late goal to clinch a 2-...

Drunk New Year's postings result in Nainggolan being dropped

ROME (AP) — A series of drunken, live Instagram postings on New Year's Eve has resulted in midfielder Radja Nainggolan being fined and dropped from Roma's squad for Saturday's match against Atalanta. ...

Teen burned in New Year's Eve bonfire in medical coma

MIAMI (AP) — A Florida teenager who was severely burned when she attempted to pour gasoline on a New Year's Eve bonfire remains in critical condition. The Palm Beach Post reports the...

Fatal crash earlier this week was Australian plane's 2nd

SYDNEY (AP) — An investigator says a seaplane that crashed north of Sydney this week, killing the Canadian pilot and his five British passengers, had another fatal crash more than 20 years ago. ...

Rozier steals spotlight, leads Celtics past Cavaliers 102-88

BOSTON (AP) — Terry Rozier scored 20 points in 20 minutes, stealing the spotlight from LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Isaiah Thomas in a rematch of the Eastern Conference finals and leading the Boston...

Rozier scores 20, leads Celtics to 102-88 win over Cavaliers

BOSTON (AP) — Terry Rozier scored 20 points in 20 minutes, stealing the spotlight from LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Isaiah Thomas in a rematch of the Eastern Conference finals and leading the Boston...

California driver charged with single-punch murder of deputy

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — A 70-year-old, off-duty sheriff's deputy braked to avoid two dogs and was rear-ended by a driver who then got out and delivered a fatal punch, police said Wednesday in an...

Scientists find 4th frozen shark near Cape Cod shore

WELLFLEET, Mass. (AP) — A shark conservation group says a fourth thresher shark has been found frozen off the coast of Cape Cod. Atlantic White Shark Conservancy Program Director Mic...

Lebanon removes security barriers in downtown Beirut

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese security forces have removed roadblocks and barriers surrounding Beirut's downtown commercial district, which for years had been choked by security measures. P...

French PM wants justice for police attack caught on video

PARIS (AP) — France's prime minister is pushing for the perpetrators of a New Year's Eve attack on two police officers — captured in a video that went viral on social media — to be punished with "grea...

The Latest: Driver in critical condition after bus crash

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Latest on a fatal bus crash in rural Utah (all times local): 3:10 p.m. The driver of a Greyhound bus that crashed in the Utah desert on Ne...

Investigators comb site of Utah bus crash that killed teen

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Investigators planned to comb through the mangled Greyhound bus that went off the road in Utah's desert on New Year's Eve, killing a 13-year-old girl and injuring 12 others. ...