Reports: Istanbul nightclub attacker who killed 39 captured
ISTANBUL (AP) -- A gunman suspected of killing 39 people during a New Year's attack on an Istanbul nightclub has been caught in a police operation, Turkish media reports said early Tuesday....
Defiant EU nations ready themselves for Trump presidency
BRUSSELS (AP) -- European Union nations bracing for the looming Donald Trump presidency showed defiance Monday in the face of the president-elect's stinging comments on everything from NATO and German cars to the crumbling of the EU itself....
UK's May signals EU clean break: no 'half-in, half-out'
LONDON (AP) -- Britain will make a clean break from the European Union and not seek to remain "half-in, half-out," Prime Minister Theresa May will say Tuesday, disappointing businesses and voters who want the country to stay in the bloc's single market....
Northern Ireland unity government crumbles, faces March vote
DUBLIN (AP) -- Northern Ireland's shattered unity government will be dissolved next week to make way for an early election demanded by the coalition's main Irish Catholic party, the secretary of state for the British territory announced Monday....
Ethics watchdog investigating Canadian PM's vacation
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) -- Canada's ethics commissioner said Monday she is launching an investigation into Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's recent family holiday at the Aga Khan's private island in the Bahamas....
Mexican resort shooting kills 5, panics festival-goers
PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico (AP) -- Gunfire broke out in a crowded beachfront nightclub throbbing with electronic music before dawn Monday, causing five deaths and setting off a bloody stampede by screaming concertgoers at an international festival in this Caribbean resort....
Trump partner eyes Indonesia power, sees faults in democracy
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- President-elect Donald Trump's billionaire business partner and possible political proxy in Indonesia nurses big leadership ambitions in the vast but perennially lagging Southeast Asian nation, which he says isn't developed enough to have a successful democracy and needs strong leadership....
Top UN official: 10,000 civilians killed in Yemen conflict
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- The United Nations' humanitarian aid official in Yemen said Monday that the civilian death toll in the nearly two-year conflict has reached 10,000, with 40,000 others wounded....
88 million tons a year: Auditors decry EU food waste
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The sheer waste of food had been bothering teacher Marijke De Jongh for so long that two years ago she set up a pop-up restaurant to serve perfectly good groceries and meat that were approaching their expiry date....
Obama issues warning on 1st anniversary of Iran nuclear deal
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is marking the first anniversary of the Iran nuclear deal by warning the Trump administration that the accord can't easily be undone and is preferable to war....
U.S. Department of Education gave failing grades to 800 for-profit colleges, 9 in Western Pennsylvania, for not meeting new federal debt-to earnings benchmarks, risking loss of federal financial aid. Academic programs fail if recent graduates' debt payment exceeds 12 percent of their total earnings. Critics call the measures unfair and discriminatory as they are not applied to traditional colleges and universities but signal out vocational schools concentrated in fields traditionally offering lower incomes at the beginning of the career cycle.
Should Edward Snowden receive speaker fees from Pitt students who attend a partially State funded University?