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Terror fugitive killed...UN Israel resolution praised, condemned...Actress Carrie Fisher hospitalized



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MILAN (AP) — The police chief in Milan, Italy, credits intensified surveillance, basic police work and "a little luck" for ending the manhunt for the fugitive wanted for killing 12 people Monday in a Berlin truck attack. Anis Amri was killed early Friday in a shootout with officers in Milan after a routine ID check. One officer received what officials say was a superficial wound. The case remains open until it's determined if Amri acted alone or had help.

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is calling a Security Council resolution condemning Israeli settlements and demanding an immediate end to new construction "a significant step" to reconfirm the vision of a two-state solution with the Palestinians. The measure was approved 14-0, with the U.S. abstaining. Israel's U.N. ambassador calls the vote "a victory for terror." Most of the world is opposed to Israel's construction of Jewish settlements in lands it seized in the 1967 Mideast War

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A wealthy businessman who co-chaired President-Elect Donald Trump's New York state campaign has confirmed that he made comments to an alternative newspaper that Gov. Andrew Cuomo calls "racist, ugly and reprehensible." Carl Paladino said his hope for 2017 is that President Barack Obama would die from mad cow disease and that the first lady would "return to being a male and let loose in the outback of Zimbabwe."

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Two weeks after a judge threw out the state's case, California's attorney general says she's pursuing new pimping charges against the operators of Backpage.com. The website advertises escort services. Kamala Harris, an incoming U.S. senator, says she has charged three Backpage executive with pimping and money laundering based on new evidence. The website argues the charges are a violation of federal free-speech laws.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actress Carrie Fisher is in stable condition after suffering a medical emergency aboard a flight today. Her brother, Todd Fisher, says she is "out of emergency" and stabilized at a Los Angeles hospital. He said he could not discuss any other details. The "Star Wars" star suffered medical trouble during a flight from London and was treated by paramedics immediately upon landing in Los Angeles.

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