Most American Indian tribes opt out of federal death penalty

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — In a heinous case on the Navajo Nation, an 11-year-old girl was lured into a van, sexually assaulted and killed. The man who has admitted responsibility is not facing the death penalty — and the tribe isn't seeking it.

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  • Written by By FELICIA FONSECA and RUSSELL CONTRERAS , Associated Press

Trump to outline Afghan strategy in national TV address

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will use a nationally televised address to outline for a war-weary nation the strategy he believes will best position the U.S. to eventually declare victory in Afghanistan after 16 years of combat and lives lost.

  • Written by By DARLENE SUPERVILLE , Associated Press

Big Ben bell falls silent in London for repairs until 2021

LONDON (AP) — After more than 150 years as Britain's most famous timekeeper, London's Big Ben bell fell silent Monday for four years of repair work that will keep it quiet on all but a few special occasions.

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  • Written by By JILL LAWLESS , Associated Press