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Middle East tension grows ...Extremist group's video includes Trump clip... Missing autistic boy's body found

By The Associated Press | Posted - Jan. 2, 2016 at 4:51 p.m.



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RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia is summoning Iran's envoy to the kingdom to protest critical comments by Iranian authorities over the execution of an influential Saudi Shiite cleric, Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr. The Saudi Foreign Ministry describes Tehran's criticism of its judicial system as "blatant interference" in its internal affairs. The cleric was among 47 prisoners executed Saturday

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Hillary Clinton's campaign isn't commenting on a video released by an al-Qaida affiliate that includes a clip of Donald Trump calling for Muslims to be banned from entering the U.S. The video from Somalia-based al-Shabab is aimed at recruiting American blacks and Muslims. Clinton has claimed the Islamic State group was using quotes from Trump to recruit.

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The search for a missing Pennsylvania boy with autism is over. A coroner says the body of 5-year-old Jayliel Vega Batista has been found in a canal about a quarter mile from a residence where he wandered away from a New Year's Eve party. The Lehigh County coroner says an autopsy Monday will help determine when the boy entered the water at Canal Park in Allentown.

UNDATED (AP) —Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner is again urging people to leave Alexander County homes threatened by levee failures in southern Illinois. Rauner says some residents are leaving, but others are staying put. He says the situation is especially "life threatening" because of the risk of hypothermia from cold temperatures. Flooding is being blamed for at least 24 deaths in the Midwest.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A former Arkansas governor and U.S. senator who drew national attention for his defense of Bill Clinton during the president's impeachment trial has died. Dale Bumpers died Friday night in Little Rock. He was 90. Bumpers was known in the Senate for his oratorical skills, as well as his opposition to amendments to the U.S. Constitution.

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