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Iran announces arrests over downing of plane that killed 176

January 14, 2020, 8:57am Latest News

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran said Tuesday that authorities have made arrests for the accidental shooting down of a Ukrainian passenger plane, which killed all 176 people on board and set off protests in the country demanding accountability after officials initially concealed the cause of the crash. Read story

Virginia teen charged in ‘swatting’ ring linked to neo-Nazis

January 14, 2020, 8:54am Nation & World

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department has charged a former Virginia college student with calling in fake emergencies to prompt law enforcement responses, in coordination with a group the FBI labelled as sympathetic to neo-Nazi ideology. Read story

Retired pope distances himself from book on priest celibacy

January 14, 2020, 8:54am Churches & Religion

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI distanced himself Tuesday from a book on priestly celibacy and asked to be removed as its co-author after the project gave the impression the retired pope was trying to interfere with the reigning one. Read story

Kosovo woman, man repatriated from Syria charged with terror

January 14, 2020, 8:53am Nation & World

PRISTINA, Kosovo — Kosovo prosecutors on Tuesday filed terrorism charges against an Albanian woman and a man for allegedly joining the Islamic State group in Syria. Read story

Witness says Colorado stabbing suspect asked about God

January 14, 2020, 8:52am Nation & World

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Two of the people who were approached by a suspect accused of stabbing eight people during an apparent random rampage in Colorado Springs said the man asked them about their faith before attacking. Read story

Secret Service agent fatally shoots ‘aggressive’ dog in NYC

January 14, 2020, 8:52am Nation & World

NEW YORK — Police are investigating after a dog was shot and killed by an off-duty Secret Service agent in New York City, authorities said Tuesday. Read story

Fire in NYC high-rise injures 22 people, including newborn

January 14, 2020, 8:52am Nation & World

NEW YORK — A fire erupted in an apartment building on Manhattan’s Upper East Side early Tuesday, injuring 22 people, two of them critically, according to the Fire Department of New York. Read story

Defense attorney requests hearing on missing Epstein footage

January 14, 2020, 8:51am Nation & World

NEW YORK — A defense attorney wants a federal judge to hold a hearing to determine whether the federal government intentionally deleted video of the area around Jeffrey Epstein’s cell from the day he survived an apparent suicide attempt inside a New York jail. Read story

EU lays out 1 trillion-euro plan to support Green Deal

January 14, 2020, 8:50am Nation & World

BRUSSELS — The European Union plans to dedicate a quarter of its budget to tackling climate change and to help shift 1 trillion euros ($1.1 trillion) in investment towards making the economy more environmentally friendly over the next 10 years. Read story

Russia downplays failed Libya talks before Berlin summit

January 14, 2020, 8:48am Nation & World

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia sought Tuesday to downplay the collapse of talks that sought to secure a cease-fire in Libya after the country's rival leaders left Moscow without reaching an agreement, an outcome that cast a shadow on an upcoming Libya summit hosted by Germany. Read story