• December 10, 2016

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Playoff picture: Texans-Colts rematch is for AFC South lead

The race for the playoffs remains predictably crowded at the dawn of the fourth quarter of this NFL season, bringing with it a complicated bundle of scenarios for the division crowns and wild-card spots available for the taking.

Sen. Reed: US needs to probe whether Russia hacked election

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Sen. Jack Reed says he's pleased that President Barack Obama has ordered a review into potential hacking by Russia meant to influence the 2016 election.

Non-OPEC oil producers to cut output 558,000 barrels a day

VIENNA (AP) — OPEC has persuaded 11 non-member countries to cut their oil production in an attempt to raise low prices that have put pressure on government finances in resource-dependent countries.

Guam war reparations waiting on president's signature

HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — Legislation that includes reparations for Guam residents who experienced atrocities during World War II is waiting on President Barack Obama's signature.

Netanyahu's coalition chair angers Arabs with voting remarks

JERUSALEM (AP) — The coalition chairman of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government has angered Israel's Arab minority by saying he would rather they didn't vote.

7 killed, 29 injured in Bulgarian tanker train explosion

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — A derailed tanker train exploded Saturday and decimated a village in northeastern Bulgaria, killing seven people and leaving least 29 injured, many with severe burns, the Interior Ministry said.

Islamic State militants re-enter Syria's historic Palmyra

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian activists say the Islamic State group has re-entered the historic city of Palmyra in central Syria, nine months after they were expelled by Syrian and Russian forces in a highly publicized campaign.

AP source: Fickell leaving Ohio State to coach Cincinnati

Ohio State defensive coordinator Luke Fickell has told the school he is leaving to become the head coach at Cincinnati, a person with direct knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press on Saturday.

General Motors to recall nearly 50,000 police SUVs

General Motors plans to recall nearly 50,000 sport utility vehicles made for police departments and other government agencies because of a hazard in the cooling system.

Iraq sends reinforcements to eastern Mosul after IS attack

QAYARA AIR BASE, Iraq (AP) — Reinforcements have been sent to eastern Mosul after a major Islamic State counterattack drove troops back last week, further slowing a nearly two-month-old offensive to retake the city, according to an Iraqi commander.

Senate honors John Glenn for service, desire to better world

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's two U.S. senators say the chamber where the late astronaut-hero John Glenn once served has honored him with a resolution.

Warehouse fire survivor: People 'dying right in front of me'

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — To set foot in the Ghost Ship on a party night was to pass through the industrial facade of an old warehouse and enter an exotic world glowing with rainbow lanterns, guarded by figures of Asian deities and pulsing with a welcoming vibe.

The Latest: Trump won't formally switch sides at game

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest developments on Donald Trump's transition to the presidency (all times local):

Murder trial of killer of retired Saint star enters Day 6

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — As trial resumed Saturday for the man who fatally shot retired New Orleans Saints star Will Smith, defense attorneys called more witnesses to bolster their claim that the shooting was a case of self-defense.

PAVE program helps vets adjust to college

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — For Colorado Mesa University student Cody Kem, the most challenging part of going to class isn't waking up early or being on time — he's used to that after serving in the Navy for five years.

John Kerry awarded French Legion of Honor for peace-making

PARIS (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is now an officer in France's Legion of Honor.

Brazil president denies illegal campaign contributions

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian President Michel Temer is denying allegations that a construction company linked to a sweeping corruption scandal made illegal campaign contributions to him and his political party.

Syrians stream out of eastern Aleppo as fighting rages

BEIRUT (AP) — Hundreds more civilians fled what remained of the Syrian opposition's enclave in Aleppo on Saturday as rebels and government forces exchanged artillery and mortar fire across the northern city.

Suicide bomber kills 23 in southern Yemeni city of Aden

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A suicide bomber on Saturday blew himself up inside an army base in the southern city of Aden, killing 23 soldiers and wounding another 30, security officials said.

White supremacists? Not exactly, KKK and other groups claim

PELHAM, N.C. (AP) — White supremacy is a label that's too hot to handle even for groups like the Ku Klux Klan.

Gambia's president-elect says Jammeh can't demand new vote

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Gambia's president-elect said Saturday that the outgoing leader who now rejects his defeat has no constitutional authority to call for another election, and he called on President Yahya Jammeh to help with a smooth transition in the interest of the tiny West African country.

Chapel of Love lost to fire that ravaged city in Smokies

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — The wildfires that killed 14 people and tore through Gatlinburg also stole an iconic venue from this city at the foot of the Great Smoky Mountains whose nickname is "the wedding capital of the South."

2 Texas teams on top of their divisions hit the road

Roaring out of Texas come the Dallas Cowboys , headed to the Big Apple ready to grab a division crown and maybe more.

Workers at endangered Indiana plant feel forgotten by Trump

HUNTINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Some workers at a northeastern Indiana factory slated for closure feel forgotten with the scant attention they've received compared with the sister Carrier Corp. plant two hours away in Indianapolis.