Clashes sweep CAR capital ahead of French troops
BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Armed Christian fighters who support the country's exiled president assaulted the capital at dawn on Thursday with rifles and machetes, leaving nearly 100 people dead. Shrouded bodies were lined up in a mosque as dozens of wounded lay on blood-stained hospital floors.
Oil crews endure even when wind chill drops to -40
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — With the wind chill falling to almost minus 40, Steve Hendershot's mind was elsewhere Thursday as he and his crew of roustabouts worked an oil rig in North Dakota's booming oil patch.
American teacher shot dead in Libya's Benghazi
TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — An American chemistry teacher was shot to death as he was jogging in Benghazi on Thursday, highlighting persistently tenuous security in the eastern Libyan city where the U.S. ambassador was killed last year.
Disgraced priest to wed pope adviser's daughter
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Thomas Williams, the onetime public face of the disgraced Legion of Christ religious order who left the priesthood after admitting he fathered a child, is getting married this weekend to the child's mother, The Associated Press has learned. The bride is the daughter of former U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See Mary Ann Glendon, one of Pope Francis' top advisers.