Paris attackers were versed in atrocity, IS video shows

PARIS (AP) — A new video released by the Islamic State group purports to show the extremists who carried out the Nov. 13 attacks in Paris committing atrocities in IS-controlled territory while plotting the slaughter in the French capital that left 130 people dead and hundreds wounded. The group also threatens Britain.

  • Written by LORI HINNANT, Associated Press

Case seeking cancer screenings for smokers heads to trial

BOSTON (AP) — A decade after a group of smokers from Massachusetts sued Philip Morris USA to try to force the cigarette maker to pay for lung cancer screenings, the case will finally be heard by a jury.

  • Written by DENISE LAVOIE, AP Legal Affairs Writer

Cold snap hits east Asia, blamed for more than 65 deaths

 

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Unusually cold weather in eastern Asia has been blamed for more than 65 deaths, disrupted transportation and brought the first snow to a subtropical city in southern China in almost 50 years. Here is a look at the worst cold weather to hit the region in years:

  • Written by RALPH JENNINGS, Associated Press LOUISE WATT, Associated Press

Stock markets turn lower as oil price falls back

TOKYO (AP) — European shares mostly fell and Wall Street was expected to open lower on Monday as oil prices slipped back below $32 a barrel. Earlier, Asian markets closed higher on hopes for more central bank stimulus.

  • Written by ELAINE KURTENBACH, AP Business Writer