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Spain: Technical setbacks slow search for boy  in deep hole

Spain: Technical setbacks slow search for boy in deep hole

MADRID — Spanish rescuers on the fourth day of a frantic race to reach a 2-year-old boy trapped in a borehole clung to hope of finding the toddler alive despite massive setbacks in getting to the bottom of the deep and narrow cavity.

Burkina Faso: Body of Canadian found days after abduction

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso — A Canadian national has been found dead a day after reports of his kidnapping by suspected jihadists in Burkina Faso's volatile north near the Niger border, the West African nation's security ministry said Thursday.

Horror movie release moved from school shooting anniversary

MIAMI — A horror movie called "Happy Death Day 2U" is getting a new release date following complaints its original release date coincided with the Florida school shooting anniversary.
Chicago inspectors find code violations at R. Kelly's studio

Chicago inspectors find code violations at R. Kelly's studio

Chicago building inspectors have found code violations at R. Kelly's recording studio, including evidence the industrial space was used as a residence.
Saudi women runaways rebel against system of male control

Saudi women runaways rebel against system of male control

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Another Saudi woman has turned to social media for protection from her father, just days after Canada granted refuge to Rahaf al-Qunun, the 18-year-old Saudi who fled her family.
Metallica, Miley Cyrus perform at Chris Cornell tribute

Metallica, Miley Cyrus perform at Chris Cornell tribute

LOS ANGELES — Many from Metallica and the Foo Fighters rocked on with electrifying performances as family members gave heartfelt speeches in memory of the late Chris Cornell. Cornell's wife, Vickey, stepped onstage struggling to speak at first.
Iran newspapers, minister criticize US arrest of newscaster

Iran newspapers, minister criticize US arrest of newscaster

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Iran kept up its criticism Thursday of the FBI's apparent arrest of an American anchorwoman from Iran's state-run English-language TV channel, with its foreign minister saying "she's done nothing but journalism.
AP Exclusive: UN health chief orders probe into misconduct

AP Exclusive: UN health chief orders probe into misconduct

LONDON — The head of the World Health Organization has ordered an internal investigation into allegations the U.N.
China says economy czar to visit Washington for trade talks

China says economy czar to visit Washington for trade talks

BEIJING — The top U.S. and Chinese trade envoys will hold talks in Washington this month in a possible sign of progress toward ending a costly tariff battle over Beijing's technology ambitions. The Ministry of Commerce announcement of the Jan.
India's top court paves way for bars with dancers to reopen

India's top court paves way for bars with dancers to reopen

NEW DELHI — India's Supreme Court on Thursday paved the way for the reopening of Mumbai's dance bars, which had been a nightlife staple in the country's entertainment capital until they were outlawed six years ago.