Rooney, Shearer make pleas amid sex-abuse scandal

Manchester United's Wayne Rooney reacts after missing a chance to score a goal during the English League Cup quarterfinal soccer match between manchester United and West Ham United at Old Trafford in Manchester, England Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson)LONDON (AP) — Wayne Rooney and Alan Shearer, England captains present and past, have urged soccer players to come forward with allegations of sexual abuse amid the growing scandal in the British game.



Man convicted of murder in hot car death to be sentenced

ATLANTA (AP) — A judge is set to sentence a Georgia man Monday after a jury last month found that he intentionally left his toddler son in a hot SUV to die.
Media silence across Italy on eve of crunch referendum

Matteo Renzi rose from local government to prime minister of Italy in just months, but a constitutional referendum could send him back down the greasy pole of politicsWith campaigning over, media silence was imposed across Italy on Saturday on the eve of a constitutional referendum seen as crucial to the future of Prime Minister Matteo Renzi. In the frantic final round of campaigning which ended on Friday, Renzi's domestic rivals vowed to knock down referendum proposals to streamline parliament and force the centre-left leader out of office. The prime minister is hoping for a last-minute turnaround in voter sentiment in favour of a "Yes" vote when Italy goes to the polls on Sunday.



Trump speaks directly with Taiwan's leader, irking China

Trump speaks directly with Taiwan's leader, irking ChinaIn a break with decadeslong diplomatic tradition, President-elect Donald Trump spoke directly with the president of Taiwan, a move that drew an irritated response from China on Saturday and looked set ...



The Latest: UN Syria envoy reminds Trump of Iraq, Libya

FILE - In this Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016 file photo provided by the Rumaf, a Syrian Kurdish activist group, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows people fleeing rebel-held eastern neighborhoods of Aleppo into the Sheikh Maqsoud area that is controlled by Kurdish fighters, Syria. The U.N. humanitarian aid agency said Friday an estimated 31,500 have been displaced from the government advances into the rebel-held enclave since this weekend, in one of the most dramatic shifts in the conflict now in its sixth year. (The Rumaf via AP, File)ALEPPO, Syria (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local):





Close Window