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Updated at 1:11 PM

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) " The conviction of former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has shaken New York politics down to the granite foundations of the state Capitol, provoking fresh calls to overhaul a system that has stubbornly clung to its long history of corruption.

Updated at 1:04 PM

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) " A top South African appeals court says it will rule this week on whether to overturn a manslaughter conviction against Oscar Pistorius and find the double-amputee Olympian guilty of murder for killing girlfriend Reeva...

Updated at 12:59 PM

PARIS (AP) " President Barack Obama expressed optimism Tuesday that Russia will ultimately come around on the need for Syrian President Bashar Assad to leave power to end his country's long civil war, but warned the turnaround would not come...

Updated at 12:53 PM

HAVANA (AP) " The Cuban government announced Tuesday that it is reimposing a hated travel permit requirement on many doctors, requiring them to get permission to leave the country in an attempt to counter a brain drain that it blames on the United...

Updated at 12:44 PM

PARIS (AP) " Parts of a global climate agreement being hammered out in Paris should be legally binding, President Barack Obama said Tuesday. The declaration was a boost to climate negotiators seeking a tough accord and a challenge to Republican...

Updated at 12:41 PM

BANGKOK (AP) " The printer of the International New York Times in Thailand refused to print an article portraying a gloomy outlook for the country, leaving in its place a large blank space at the center of Tuesday's front page.

Updated at 12:37 PM

LE BOURGET, France (AP) " The latest news from the U.N. climate conference in Paris, which runs through Dec. 11. All times local:

Updated at 12:30 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) " Los Angeles County sheriff's Deputy Adam Collette knelt on the asphalt and heard the muffled cries of a baby who had been buried alive.

Updated at 12:13 PM

The nation's biggest pharmacy benefits manager is muscling back into the debate over soaring drug costs by promoting a less-expensive alternative to a life-saving medicine with a list price of $750 per pill.

Updated at 12:05 PM

CHICAGO (AP) " The latest on the aftermath of the shooting of a black teenager by a white Chicago police officer and an online threat that prompted the University of Chicago to cancel classes for a day (all times local):

Updated at 12:03 PM

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) " Turkey's downing of a Russian warplane near the Syrian border has not only frayed previously warm ties between Russia and Turkey, but has also put a strain on the peace talks for Syria, Russia's foreign ministry spokesman said...

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