Deadly attacks by extremists strike Burkina Faso capital


OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Islamic extremists struck the French Embassy and army headquarters in simultaneous attacks of gunfire and explosives Friday in Burkina Faso's capital, killing eight people and wounding more than 80 others. All eight militants were slain by security forces.


  • Written by By BRAHIMA OUADRAOGO , Associated Press

$275K going to family of each person slain in Vegas shooting


LAS VEGAS (AP) — A $31.5 million victims' fund that started as a GoFundMe effort announced plans Friday to pay $275,000 to the families of each of the 58 people killed in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

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  • Written by By KEN RITTER and ANITA SNOW , Associated Press

Cuba 'health attacks' a puzzle; embassy cuts permanent


WASHINGTON (AP) — Citing mysterious "health attacks" in Havana, the United States says it is making permanent its withdrawal of 60 percent of its diplomats from Cuba, extending an action that has hurt the island nation's economy and cramped Cubans' ability to visit the U.S.

  • Written by By JOSH LEDERMAN and MATTHEW LEE , Associated Press

Meet Russia's trolls: From standup comic to a Siberian Jay Z

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — One tried his hand at standup comedy. Another wrote a psychological dissertation about loneliness among the elderly. A third, from eastern Siberia, studied economics and wildlife management, and was known to his work colleagues by the unlikely nickname of "Jay Z."

  • Written by By FRANCESCA EBEL , Associated Press