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PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump is blaming Islamic terrorism for Monday's deadly violence in Turkey and Germany. Without backing up his claim, Trump is blaming the Islamic State group and other "Islamist terrorists" for the deaths of at least 12 people in Berlin. Trump says their networks "must be eradicated from the face of the earth." Trump also says that a "radical Islamic terrorist" assassinated Russia's ambassador to Turkey.
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Russian investigators are headed to Turkey's capital to take part in the investigation of yesterday's assassination of the Russian ambassador to Turkey. Video shows Russian Ambassador Andrei Karlov being gunned down at a photo exhibit before a shocked crowd. The gunman, a member of Ankara's riot police squad, was later killed in a shootout with police.
TORONTO (AP) — Canada is calling for the unconditional release of a Canadian man and his American wife held captive in Afghanistan since 2012. Video shows Canadian Joshua Boyle and American Caitlan Coleman begging their governments to intervene on their behalf. Also in the video are two young children Coleman told her family that she gave birth to while in captivity.
FLINT, Mich. (AP) — More people could face charges in the investigation into Flint, Michigan's lead-contaminated water. Attorney General Bill Schuette (SHU'-tee) has scheduled a news conference for today to announce the new charges. Nine people so far are facing charges. Flint's water system became contaminated with lead because water from the Flint River wasn't treated for corrosion for 18 months.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — An ordained Pagan priest has gotten the OK to wear goat horns in his Maine driver's license photo. Phelan Moonsong says that unless he's sleeping or bathing, he always wears his goat horns, which serve as his spiritual antennae and help him educate others about Paganism. Moonsong applied for an updated driver's license in August, but had to appeal his goat horn photo to the Secretary of State's office.