The Latest: Jury selection starts in lawsuit vs. Elon Musk

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a defamation lawsuit against Elon Musk (all times local): 11:35 a.m. Jury selection has begun in the defamation trial against Elon ...

How the gunfights in north Mexico that left 22 dead unfolded

VILLA UNION, Mexico (AP) — When dozens of pickup trucks crowded with armed men and mounted machine guns roared into Villa Union, residents of the small town near the U.S. border began to realize they ...

Tesla CEO Musk facing defamation trial for 'pedo guy' tweet

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tesla CEO Elon Musk and his troublesome tweets are going on trial in a case pitting the billionaire against a British diver he allegedly dubbed a pedophile. Vernon...

Regular voting ends as Bougainville considers independence

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — They voted in mountain villages and on remote atolls. Even 15 youth who live in the jungle and wear bright Upe hats as they undergo traditional training to become men we...

Patriotism is the theme of Christmas at the White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump is celebrating American patriotism at the White House this Christmas, incorporating red and blue into the traditional holiday green, adding a timeline of American...

Chargers resisting youth movement despite 4-8 record

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Anthony Lynn has no intention of turning the final four games of the Los Angeles Chargers’ season into an audition for younger players. The Chargers have dr...

Melania Trump’s abroad, but not on promised ‘Be Best’ trip

WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump is traveling abroad this week, but it’s not the “Be Best” trip she promised. The first lady announced in May, on the first anniversary of her “Be Best...

Taiwan's smart motorcycle helmet invention prevents DUI

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The "Bluetooth Alcohol Detection Smart Motorcycle Helmet" designed by Taipei City University of Science and Technology (TPCU) has been recognized as best inventi...

Suit claims Boy Scouts overlooked leader’s alleged abuse

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Boy Scouts of America is facing another lawsuit in a wave of litigation over decades-old allegations of sexual abuse. The Arkansas Democrat Gazette repor...

Israeli army shoots dead Palestinian teen in West Bank

HEBRON, West Bank (AP) — The Palestinian Health Ministry says Israeli troops have shot and killed a teenager near the West Bank city of Hebron. The ministry on Saturday identified th...

Dutch police continue hunt for attacker who stabbed 3

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch police are continuing their hunt for an attacker who stabbed three youth on a street in The Hague that was crowded with Black Friday shoppers. Pol...

German auto industry group appoints former Merkel aide

BERLIN (AP) — An influential group representing the German auto industry has chosen Hildegard Mueller, who was once a senior aide to Chancellor Angela Merkel, as its new leader. The ...

Complacency a key concern as HIV epidemic persists in Africa

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — AIDS has no cure. HIV is still here. But some people are forgetting that. Those are some of the bold messages Uganda’s leader is emphasizing as health official...

Agnes Pilgrim, global advocate of indigenous rights, dies

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Agnes Baker Pilgrim, the oldest member of Oregon’s Takelma tribe and a vocal advocate for clean water and Native American rights, has died. She was 95. Pilgrim,...

No more menthol cigarettes: New ban on tobacco, vape flavors in Massachusetts

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts became the first state to ban flavored tobacco and nicotine vaping products, including menthol cigarettes, after Republican Gov. Charlie Baker signed into law on Wedn...