Bangladesh questions family of man accused of NYC attack

Rohima Islam, left, the owner of the building, where 27-year-old Bangladeshi man Akayed Ullah, used to live talks to journalists in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017. Bangladesh counterterrorism officers are questioning the wife and other relatives of Ullah, who is accused of carrying out a bomb attack in New York City's subway system, officials said Tuesday. (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad)

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh counterterrorism officers are questioning the wife and other relatives of a man accused of carrying out a bomb attack in New York City’s subway system, officials said Tuesday.

DiVincenzo, Booth rally Villanova past La Salle 77-68

Villanova head coach Jay Wright talks to guard Jalen Brunson (1) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against La Salle, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Laurence Kesterson)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Duke’s run at No. 1 ended with a court-storming loss at Boston College and No. 2 Kansas wilted in a rare home loss.

Final push for Moore and Jones in Alabama Senate race

FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2017 photo, former Alabama Chief Justice and U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore speaks at a campaign rally, in Fairhope Ala. Alabama voters pick between Republican Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Democrats see Tuesday’s special Senate election as a chance to renounce a history littered with politicians whose race-baiting, bombast and other baggage have long soiled the state’s reputation beyond its borders.

Firefighters protect seaside Calif. towns as blaze rages

In this early morning Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017 photo released by Santa Barbara County Fire Department, firefighters working on structure protection, keep a close eye on nearby flames atop Shepard Mesa Road in Carpinteria, Calif. The area has been evacuated by law enforcement and FD has moved in to protect homes. in Carpinteria, Calif. A flare-up on the western edge of Southern California's largest and most destructive wildfire sent residents fleeing Sunday, as wind-fanned flames churned through canyons and down hillsides toward coastal towns. Crews with help from water-dropping aircraft saved several homes as unpredictable gusts sent the blaze churning deeper into foothill areas northwest of Los Angeles that haven't burned in decades. New evacuations were ordered in Carpinteria, a seaside city in Santa Barbara County that has been under fire threat for days. (Mike Eliason/Santa Barbara County Fire Department via AP)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Firefighters kept a wall of flames from descending mountains into coastal neighborhoods after a huge and destructive Southern California wildfire exploded in size, becoming the fifth largest in state history.

Nobel laureate: U.S. politics could undermine science

Michael Rosbash, laureate in Medicine 2017 delivers a speech, during the Nobel banquet in the City Hall, in Stockholm, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017. (Fredrik Sandberg/TT News Agency via AP)

STOCKHOLM (AP) — An American scientist who shared this year’s Nobel Prize for medicine bluntly criticized political developments at home in his address at the awards’ gala banquet, saying that U.S. scientists are facing funding cutbacks that will hurt research.

Bitcoin futures rise as virtual currency hits major exchange

This Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, photo shows the Chicago Board Options Exchange website announcing that bitcoin futures will start trading on the CBOE on Sunday evening, Dec. 10. Bitcoin futures will start trading a week later on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)

CHICAGO (AP) — The first-ever bitcoin future jumped after it began trading Sunday as the increasingly popular virtual currency made its debut on a major U.S. exchange.

Global baby formula recall over salmonella fears

A drugstore employee removes baby milk boxes from the stock in Anglet, southwestern France, Monday, Dec.11, 2017. Baby milk maker Lactalis and French authorities have ordered a global recall of millions of products over fears of salmonella bacteria contamination. The French company, one of the largest dairy groups in the world, said it has been warned by health authorities in France that 26 infants have become sick since Dec. 1. (AP Photo/Bob Edme)

PARIS (AP) — Baby milk maker Lactalis and French authorities have ordered a global recall of millions of products over fears of salmonella bacteria contamination.

Snow wreaks havoc on travelers in Britain, schools closed

People walk through snow on the coast at Whitley Bay, north east England, Monday Dec. 11, 2017. Snow and wintry weather is continuing to wreak havoc on travelers in Britain, with flights cancelled, roads sheathed in ice and rail travel disrupted. (Owen Humphreys/PA via AP)

LONDON (AP) — Snow and wintry weather are still wreaking havoc on travelers in Britain, with flights cancelled, roads sheathed in ice and rail travel disrupted Monday.

Putin declares victory on visit to air base in Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin, 2nd left, and Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu, left, chat with Russian military pilots at the Hemeimeem air base in Syria, on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. Declaring a victory in Syria, Putin on Monday visited a Russian military air base in the country and announced a partial pullout of Russian forces from the Mideast nation. (Mikhail Klimentyev, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin declared victory against “terrorists” in Syria on Monday during a surprise visit to a Russian military base in the county, where he also announced a partial pullout of Russian troops.

Ukraine’s anti-corruption agency faces strong resistance

In this photo taken on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine chief Artem Sytnik speaks, during an interview to the Associated press in Kiev, Ukraine. Ukraine’s anti-corruption agency has been a major symbol of reforms in the country, a key driving force behind efforts to combat endemic graft that has depleted the nation’s resources and worried Ukraine’s Western allies. But two years after its creation, the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) has found itself under fire from President Petro Poroshenko’s allies, who have sought to limit its operations and trim its powers. (AP Photo/Oleksandr Stashevskyi)

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — An anti-corruption agency established in Ukraine two years ago was expected to be the driving force that would uproot the endemic graft that depleted the nation’s resources and worried its Western allies.

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