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BERLIN (AP) — More background information is emerging about a 24-year-old Tunisian suspected of involvement in Monday's truck attack in Berlin. He's been identified as Anis Amri. His asylum application was rejected and he was deemed a possible jihadi threat. Amri was also monitored for six months this year. The attack left 12 people dead and 48 injured. Health officials said 12 of the injured had very serious wounds.

TULTEPEC, Mexico (AP) — Relatives of workers at a fireworks market in suburban Mexico City flattened Tuesday by a deadly chain-reaction explosion are searching hospitals for loved ones. The death toll has risen to 32 and could climb higher because a dozen people are missing and some of the injured have life-threatening burns. It's not clear what triggered the long chain-reaction explosion. Attention is being focused on apparent lax security that allowed vendors to display their dangerous wares in the passageways between stalls.

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Outgoing North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory says left-wing groups scuttled an agreement that would have repealed an anti-LGBT law passed by the Republican-controlled legislature. A special session McCrory called has ended without a repeal of what has come to be known as the 'bathroom bill." Gay rights groups and others who pushed for repeal blamed Republican lawmakers for failing to keep a promise to act after the Charlotte City Council repealed its ordinance.

WASHINGTON (AP) — A conservative GOP lawmaker says he "made a poor choice of words" when citing a decision to delay treatment of his son's broken arm to point out the benefits of a health care system other than the Affordable Care Act. Rep. Bill Huizenga (HY'-zeng-gah) told Michigan news site MLive.com that he and his wife opted to place a splint on their son's arm and wait until the next morning to take him to the doctor rather than seek immediate but more costly treatment at an emergency room.

DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit roadway has been renamed for Stevie Wonder. The Motown legend attended a Wednesday ceremony honoring him. Hundreds came to celebrate. "Stevie Wonder Ave" was unveiled along Milwaukee Avenue two blocks from the site of Wonder's first home in the city.

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