Feds monitor armed group in Oregon, but keep their distance

BURNS, Ore. (AP) — An armed anti-government group took over a remote national wildlife refuge in Oregon as part of a decades-long fight over public lands in the West, while federal authorities are keeping watch but keeping their distance.

  • Written by REBECCA BOONE, Associated Press

Allies follow Saudis in cutting ties with Iran amid tensions

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Allies of Saudi Arabia followed the kingdom's lead Monday and scaled back diplomatic ties to Iran after the ransacking of Saudi diplomatic missions in the Islamic Republic, violence sparked by the Saudi execution of a prominent Shiite cleric.

  • Written by JON GAMBRELL, Associated Press

Artist charged with attempted murder in theme park attack

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A recently fired caricature artist at Universal Orlando Resort tried to kill his manager by stabbing him in the neck with scissors on New Year's Day, according to a police report released Monday.

  • Written by MIKE SCHNEIDER, Associated Press

Questions and answers about free movement in Europe

BRUSSELS (AP) — Six countries in Europe's document-free travel area now have wide-ranging border checks in place following Denmark's decision on Monday to tighten controls on its southern border with Germany.

  • Written by LORNE COOK, Associated Press