Carter: Nuke force changes are 'bearing fruit'
MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. (AP) ? Defense Secretary Ash Carter, who inherited a tangled web of problems in the Air Force nuclear missile corps when he took over the Pentagon in 2015, says he sees reason to believe that a push for improvement is beginning to show results.
Air France workers on trial over ripping off bosses' shirts
BOBIGNY, France (AP) ? Fifteen current and former Air France workers went on trial Tuesday for alleged violence during a union protest last year at the airline's headquarters that saw two company executives flee over a fence with their shirts ripped off.
AP Exclusive: New film academy members talk #OscarsSoWhiteWEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) ? The newest members of the film academy say the #OscarsSoWhite crisis inspired them to seek membership.
DC appeals court set to hear Clean Power Plan caseWASHINGTON (AP) ? The federal appeals court in Washington is set to hear arguments Tuesday in the legal fight over President Barack Obama's plan to curtail greenhouse gas emissions.
Colombia, FARC rebels sign historic peace deal
Colombia's leftist FARC rebel force signed a historic peace accord with the government Monday and apologized to the countless victims of the country's half-century civil war. In an emotional open-air ceremony, President Juan Manuel Santos welcomed the communist rebels into the political sphere after signing the accord with FARC leader Rodrigo Londono, alias Timoleon "Timochenko" Jimenez. "We are being reborn to launch a new era of reconciliation and of building peace," Timochenko said.
Moderator Lester Holt worked to keep control of debate
NEW YORK (AP) ? After initially taking a hands-off approach to the two strong-willed presidential candidates before him, NBC's Lester Holt more aggressively challenged Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump as the general election's first debate wore on and he warmed to the often-thankless role of moderator.
Reaction around the world to first Trump-Clinton debate
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ICC to rule on damage of Timbuktu shrines by Islamist rebel
By Stephanie van den Berg THE HAGUE (Reuters) - International war crimes judges are to rule on Tuesday in the case of a former Islamist rebel who pleaded guilty to wrecking holy shrines during Mali's 2012 conflict and apologised for the damage he caused in Timbuktu. It is the first case at the International Criminal Court focusing on cultural destruction as a war crime. During a two-day trial in August Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi asked for forgiveness and said he had been swept up in an "evil wave" by al Qaeda and the Ansar Dine Islamist groups that briefly seized control of the ancient sites. As part of a plea agreement the prosecution and the defence requested a sentence of between 9 and 11 years in prison. Prosecutors say he led a group of religious police using pick-axes and crowbars to destroy nine mausoleums and the door of a mosque, and at times took part himself. Most of the sites dated from Mali's 14th-century golden age as a trading hub and centre of Sufi Islam, a branch of the religion seen as idolatrous by some hardline Muslim groups.