Kenya election official tortured, killed days before vote

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — An official crucial to running Kenya's presidential election next week has been found tortured and killed, the electoral commission chairman said Monday, as concerns grew that the East African nation's vote again would face dangerous unrest.

  • Written by By TOM ODULA , Associated Press

AP NewsBreak: Study says films exclude women, Hispanics


LOS ANGELES (AP) — In 2016 "Moonlight" won best picture and "Hidden Figures" was the 14th highest grossing film of the year, but popular Hollywood films remained as white and male-dominated as ever.

  • Written by By LINDSEY BAHR , AP Film Writer

IS targets Iraq Embassy in Kabul; all 4 attackers killed

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Islamic State group targeted the Iraqi Embassy in Kabul on Monday, with a suicide bomber blowing himself up outside the gates, followed by three gunmen who stormed into the building. The assault set off a four-hour firefight that ended only after Afghan security forces said they had killed all the attackers.

  • Written by By AMIR SHAH , Associated Press

Thousands to be evacuated from Lebanon-Syria border

BEIRUT (AP) — Scores of buses and ambulances arrived at the Lebanon-Syria border Monday for the second phase of an exchange between Lebanon's militant Hezbollah group and Syria's al-Qaida affiliate that would lead to the resettlement of thousands of refugees in Syria.

  • Written by By BASSEM MROUE , Associated Press