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BERLIN (AP) — German authorities are calling yesterday's truck attack on a crowded Christmas market an "act of terrorism" that had all the hallmarks of Islamic extremism. But there are still many questions about who carried out the attack that killed 12 people and wounded nearly 50. Despite the high-profile arrest of a man shortly after the attack, German police officials say it's possible that a suspect or suspects might still be on the loose.
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Friends and colleagues of a 37-year-old Polish truck driver say he was so dedicated to his work and to his truck that he could be expected to defend the vehicle "to the end." The driver (Lukasz Urban) was the first victim in yesterday's attack on a Christmas market in Berlin. He was apparently stabbed and shot to death in the cabin of his truck before it was used in the attack.
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — State media in Jordan say the number of policemen killed in a clash with armed men during an arrest raid has risen to four. The clash took place today in a province in central Jordan where two days earlier gunmen killed 10 people in a series of shootings. The extremist Islamic State group claimed responsibility for Sunday's shooting.
FLINT, Mich. (AP) — More charges have been filed by Michigan's attorney general in the investigation into the lead-tainted water crisis in Flint, Michigan. Among those charged are two former state-appointed emergency managers. State Attorney General Bill Schuette (SHOO'-tee) today charged former emergency managers Darnell Earley and Gerald Ambrose with multiple 20-year felonies for their failure to protect the residents of Flint from health hazards caused by contaminated drinking water. Two Flint city employees are also charged with felonies.
NEW YORK (AP) — The late rapper Tupac Shakur and Seattle-based rockers Pearl Jam lead this year's class of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees. It also includes folkie Joan Baez and 1970s favorites Journey, Yes and Electric Light Orchestra. The rock hall also says it'll give a special award to Nile Rodgers, whose disco-era band Chic failed again to make the cut after its 11th time nominated. Shakur, Baez, Pearl Jam and ELO were all elected in their first year as nominees.
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