With climate at 'breaking point', leaders urge breakthrough in Paris

PARIS World leaders launched an ambitious attempt on Monday to hold back rising temperatures, with the United States and China leading calls for the climate summit in Paris to mark a decisive turn in the fight against global warming. | Video

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Powerful New York legislator Silver convicted in bribery case

NEW YORK Sheldon Silver, one of New York state's most powerful politicians for two decades, was convicted on Monday of abusing his office to collect as much as $4 million in illegal bribes and kickbacks.

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White House to update governors on refugees in their states

PARIS The White House said on Monday that it will provide more frequent updates to governors on the Syrian refugees resettled in their states.

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In unexpected twist, Assad ally may be Lebanon's next president

BEIRUT Lebanon's political crisis has taken a dramatic turn with the possibility that a friend of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad could become president in a power-sharing deal aimed at breathing life back into the paralyzed state.

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U.S. Embassy warns of imminent attack in Kabul

WASHINGTON The U.S. Embassy in Kabul warned on Monday of an imminent attack in the Afghan capital, saying it had received credible reports of a threat within the next two days, although it had no other details.

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First police trial in Freddie Gray killing begins with jury selection

BALTIMORE Jury selection began on Monday in the trial of the first of six police officers charged in the April death of a black man from an injury in police custody that set off rioting in Baltimore and inflamed the U.S. debate on race and justice. | Video

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U.S. tightens visa waiver program in wake of Paris attacks

WASHINGTON The White House announced changes to the U.S. visa waiver program on Monday so that security officials can more closely screen travelers from 38 countries allowed to enter the United States without obtaining visas before they travel.


Indonesia cites faulty component, crew response in AirAsia crash

JAKARTA Indonesian investigators said on Tuesday a chronically faulty component and the crew's attempt to fix the problem were among the factors that contributed to the crash of an AirAsia passenger jet last year, killing all 162 aboard.