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BERLIN (AP) — German authorities now believe that the prime suspect in Monday's deadly truck attack on a Christmas market in Berlin was apparently behind the wheel. Germany's interior minister has confirmed that fingerprints of the Tunisian man have been found in the vehicle's cab. A wanted notice for Anis Amri describes him as potentially violent and armed. A German public broadcaster reports that surveillance video shows that Amri visited a mosque before and after the attack.

BEIJING (AP) — China has warned that ties with the U.S. will likely see new complications and the only way to maintain a stable relationship is by respecting each other's "core interests." Foreign Minister Wang Yi made the remarks in the People's Daily, the mouthpiece of the Communist Party. The statement appears to underscore that China's position on Taiwan is non-negotiable. President-elect Donald Trump recently suggested he could re-evaluate U.S. policy on Taiwan.

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The arrest of a black woman and her two daughters by a white Texas police officer has been viewed on Facebook more than one million times. The incident happened in Fort Worth. The mother told the officer that a white neighbor "grabbed and choked" her 7-year-old son for littering. The officer asked why she hadn't taught the boy not to litter. The enraged mother and a daughter were forced the ground and handcuffed. The second daughter, who swore at the officer while recording, was also arrested.

BURNEY, Calif. (AP) — A nonprofit is offering $10,000 to help find an attacker who set a Northern California gas station attendant on fire, killing him. The reward was posted today. The assailant went into the business, in Burney, sprayed a flammable liquid on the attendant and set him on fire. The Record Searchlight newspaper reports that surveillance cameras captured the attacker wearing yellow rain gear, a black hoodie and gloves.

NEW YORK (AP) — Dozens of people have been injured in a fire at a high-rise building on Manhattan's Upper West Side. The blaze broke out in a third floor apartment just before 5 p.m. and spread to the fourth floor before it was extinguished about 90 minutes later. Fire officials say 24 people were hurt, two critically.

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