Friday, Nov 30


Vietnam sentences 9 to death for heroin trafficking

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) - A court in northern Vietnam has sentenced nine people including three women to death after finding them guilty of heroin trading and possession.

Report: Japan court OKs extending custody of ex-Nissan chair

TOKYO (AP) - Kyodo News agency says a Japanese court has approved extending the detention of former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn for 10 more days.

Families show debris, ask search for Malaysia jet to resume

PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia (AP) - Families of people aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 that disappeared four years ago have presented five pieces of possible plane debris to the government and asked it to resume the search for the missing jet.

Colombia's Junior reaches Copa Sudamericana final

SAO PAULO (AP) - Colombia's Junior Barranquilla will play Brazil's Atletico Paranaense in the final of the Copa Sudamericana.

Australian police officer dies in New Zealand avalanche

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) - An Australian police officer has died in an avalanche while mountain climbing in New Zealand, police said Friday.

Kyodo News says a Japanese court has approved extending detention of ex-Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn

TOKYO (AP) - Kyodo News says a Japanese court has approved extending detention of ex-Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn for 10 more days.

No. 24 Iowa State hosts Drake in season finale

AMES, Iowa (AP) - Iowa State's strange season began with an opener that lasted less than five minutes.


Children suffering in Central African Republic 5 years on

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) - Children are bearing the brunt of five years of fighting in Central African Republic as thousands are trapped in armed groups, many suffer sexual violence, tens of thousands go hungry and one in four have fled their…

Ukraine's intelligence agency searching the home of a senior Russian Orthodox cleric in Kiev for 'in

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Ukraine's intelligence agency searching the home of a senior Russian Orthodox cleric in Kiev for 'inciting hatred'

French premier to meet with protesters amid anger over taxes

PARIS (AP) - French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe will meet with some protesters' representatives on Friday in an effort to calm tensions over rising taxes, a first since the movement started two weeks ago.

Tense 1st meeting of South Sudan armed leaders since peace

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) - Stepping out of a helicopter last week, South Sudan armed opposition commander Ashab Khamis came face-to-face with his rival in a crushing five-year civil war, army Gen. Keer Kiir Keer.

Airport workers' bus hits taxi on Hong Kong road, killing 5

HONG KONG (AP) - A bus ferrying workers to Hong Kong International Airport slammed into a stopped taxi on a highway Friday, killing five people and injuring more than 30, police said.

$5K reward offered in case of guns stolen from Georgia store

CANTON, Ga. (AP) - The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the National Shooting Sports Foundation are offering a $5,000 reward for information about guns stolen from a Georgia store.

3 dead, 8 injured after fleeing truck rollover in California

CAMPO, Calif. (AP) - California authorities say three people have been killed and eight injured when a pickup fleeing Border Patrol agents rolled over near the Mexican border.


The Latest: Ukraine probes Russian cleric amid tensions

MOSCOW (AP) - The Latest on Russia-Ukraine tensions (all times local):; 12 p.m. The Ukrainian intelligence agency is searching the home of the father superior of Kiev's biggest and oldest monastery which is part of the Russian Orthodox…

Nigerian leader: Islamic extremists are now using drones

JOHANNESBURG (AP) - Islamic extremists in Nigeria have begun using drones, the country's president says, opening a worrying new front in the region's nearly decade-long fight against Boko Haram and an offshoot linked to the Islamic State.

New Mexico approves rules for industrial hemp cultivation

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - The New Mexico State University Board of Regents has approved a rule crafted by state agriculture officials to govern the industrial cultivation of hemp.

Ukraine's border guard service says that Russian men between 16 and 60 have been barred from traveli

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Ukraine's border guard service says that Russian men between 16 and 60 have been barred from traveling to Ukraine.

2 W.Va. troopers suspended, traffic stop beating probed

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Two West Virginia state troopers have been suspended and the governor has ordered an investigation into a traffic stop in which he says the troopers were seen on a dashcam video beating a 16-year-old male suspect.

Thursday's Sports in Brief

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Ezekiel Elliott scored the only Dallas touchdown and the Cowboys stifled Drew Brees and the Saints, ending New Orleans' 10-game winning streak with a 13-10 victory Thursday night.

Ukraine closes border to all Russian males between 16 and 60

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Ukrainian officials on Friday barred Russian males between the ages of 16 and 60 from traveling to the country in the latest escalation of tensions between the neighbors.

Defending champion has 2nd-round lead at Australian PGA

GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) - Defending champion Cameron Smith held a one-stroke lead over Marc Leishman and fellow Australian Jake McLeod after the second round of the Australian PGA Championship at Royal Pines on Friday.

El Nino teases as Southwestern US remains in drought

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - National climate experts have been watching and waiting but El Nino has only been teasing, leaving the American Southwest to hang on longer until the weather pattern develops and brings more moisture to the drought…

Red River rematch: No. 5 Oklahoma, No. 9 Texas for Big 12

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Texas players celebrated on the field at the State Fair of Texas, flashing "Hook 'Em Horns" signs and posing for pictures with the "Golden Hat" trophy that goes to the winner of their Red River rivalry against…

Japanese prince wants royals to fund Shinto rite, not public

TOKYO (AP) - Japan's Prince Akishino says a highly religious ritual that is part of next year's succession ceremonies should be covered privately by the imperial family, questioning the government's decision to use public money.

Attorney's plea caused by Trump's dream of a Moscow tower

WASHINGTON (AP) - Donald Trump for decades dreamed of building a Trump Tower in the heart of Moscow, a plan that flared and fizzled several times over the years, most recently when his presidential campaign was gaining momentum.

Indian farmers march seeking better prices for produce

NEW DELHI (AP) - Thousands of farmers are marching to India's Parliament demanding higher prices for their produce and a government waiver on their farm loans to alleviate hardships.

Pakistan's currency plunges again as country seeks IMF loan

ISLAMABAD (AP) - Pakistan's currency has plunged further as the country is mired in a financial crisis and seeking an $8 billion bailout package from the International Monetary Fund.

Sri Lankan Parliament bars ministers using state funds

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) - Sri Lankan lawmakers passed a motion Friday barring government ministers and their private staff from using state funds, as opponents of the disputed prime minister put pressure on an administration they say is…

In a twist, Trump fights to keep some Palestinian aid alive

WASHINGTON (AP) - For two years, the Trump administration has unabashedly slashed U.S. aid to the Palestinians. Now, amid signs it may finally roll out its long-awaited Middle East peace plan, the administration is scrambling to save what…