Democratic, GOP races tight as Iowa kicks off 2016 voting

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — In a high-stakes test of enthusiasm versus organization, Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders hope to ride voter energy into victories in Monday's Iowa caucuses, as Ted Cruz and Hillary Clinton bank on sophisticated get-out-the vote operations months in the making.

  • Written by JULIE PACE, Associated Press CATHERINE LUCEY, Associated Press

UN: More child sex abuse cases by European troops in Africa


GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. human rights office says it has turned up six more cases of alleged sexual abuse against children by European troops in Central African Republic, including a 7-year-old girl who said she had to perform sexual acts on soldiers in exchange for water and cookies.

  • Written by JAMEY KEATEN, Associated Press

33 migrants drown as boat hits rocks, sinks off Turkey coast

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A boat smuggling migrants to Greece slammed into rocks off the Turkish coast Saturday and capsized, killing at least 33 people including five children, as the choppy Aegean Sea continued to claim asylum-seekers' lives this month at an appalling pace, officials said.

  • Written by SUZAN FRASER, Associated Press

Facebook announces stricter policy on firearms sales

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook says it's cracking down on online gun sales, announcing Friday a new policy barring private individuals from advertising or selling firearms on the world's largest social network.

  • Written by BRANDON BAILEY, AP Technology Reporter