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The mayor of a New Jersey city says gunmen targeted a kosher market during a shooting that filled the streets with the sounds of heavy gunfire for hours. A police officer, three bystanders and two suspects all died in the violence.

BREAKING: Afghan official says a powerful suicide bombing has targeted a U.S. military convoy near Bagram Air Base north of Kabul.

Bougainville votes for independence from Papua New Guinea in nonbinding referendum.

A New Zealand island volcano is venting more steam and mud after a deadly eruption two days ago, delaying the recovery of victims' bodies.

A rescuer in New Zealand has described the harrowing time she spent helping those badly burned in the White Island volcano eruption. Fourteen people are believed dead. Thirty others remain hospitalized, with 25 in critical condition.

VIDEO: When a Hong Kong theater troupe performed “Les Miserables” to spectators drained by six months of pro-democracy protests, it struck a deep chord. @johnleicester  reports on a show that caused many to weep: Read story:

Houston-area authorities say a police sergeant was struck and killed by a vehicle driven by a man wanted on a domestic violence warrant. Police say the suspect remains on the run and likely still has a handcuff attached to his wrist.


BREAKING: US court bars Trump from changing military policy on service by transgender people.

BREAKING: Kendrick Lamar has won the Pulitzer Prize for music for "DAMN" the first non-classical or jazz artist to win the award.

BREAKING: Democrat Doug Jones wins election as U.S. senator from Alabama. @AP  race call at 10:23 p.m. EST. #AlabamaElection  #APracecall 

BREAKING: Leader of white nationalist group has confirmed suspect in Florida school shooting was member of his organization.

BREAKING: Pentagon says it will allow transgender people to enlist in the military beginning Jan. 1, despite Trump's opposition.

BREAKING: Louisiana’s John Bel Edwards stuns GOP, wins reelection to a second term as the Deep South’s only Democratic governor.